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Dear Friends of the MST,

I was lucky enough to be at the Caracas segment of the 2006 polycentric
World Social Forum this January. As a member of the FMST, I want to relay
to you a bit about my experiences there with the MST and some related
movements.

The Caracas World Social Forum was different experience for...

“A profound indignation, whenever an injustice is committed against anyone in any part of the world, is the most beautiful quality in human beings"
- Che Guevara

The Landless Workers Movement (MST), of Pernambuco, sends its thanks to all who demonstrated their solidarity during the recent persecution by the judiciary and their...

Call to participate in the "Land, Territory and Dignity" Forum

Social Movements/NGOs/CSOs parallel event to the International Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development(ICARRD)

Facilitated by the International NGO/CSO Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC)
Porto Alegre, March 6-9, 2006

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The...

Dear Friends of the MST,

In this edition we are promoting the 250-year anniversary celebrations of Sepé Tiaraju’s death, which will happen next week in São Gabriel (Rio Grande do Sul). The MST proudly follows the legacy of courage, struggle, dedication to a cause, a spirit of sacrifice and love of land left to us by Sepé and the Guarani...

Encamped MST families in the municipality of Nonoai (RS) marched yesterday to the public prosecutor’s office with accusations of violence that had been carried out by gunmen of a ranch in front of the encampment. An agricultural plane belonging to the rancher Alberto Ângelo Tagliari, owner of the Real Ranch, was used to spray pesticide over the...

People in MST encampments in the municipality of Nonoai (RS) marched yesterday to the public prosecutor’s office with accusations of violence that had been carried out by gunmen of a ranch in front of the encampment. An agricultural plane belonging to the rancher Alberto Ângelo Tagliari, owner of the Real Ranch, was used to spray pesticide over...

The Justice Department for the state of Pernambuco has revoked the order of preventative imprisonment for the five MST activists facing persecution. With this decision, the only landless worker who had been imprisoned, Jose Bernardo de Sena, was freed.

"The truth has been reestablished", stated Jaime Amorim, Member of the MST National...

The expected update of Brazil's Land Productivity Indices, used to identify land that is unproductive and available for the purposes of Agrarian Reform, has been delayed once again. The Minister of Agrarian Development, Miguel Rosseto, announced that the actual updating will take place in February of this year. The Lula government had promised...

Dear Friends of the MST,

In this special bulletin we include an article from researcher Juliano de Carvalho Filho, a professor from the faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Sao Paolo (USP), who has worked on the national program for agrarian reform and is a member of the Brazilian Association for Agrarian...

In 2004, rural workers living in 20 settlements on the Pirituba Ranch located in the Itapeva region, southeast of São Paolo, realized that they needed to take a different approach to caring for their lands — an approach that would also preserve the environment. During the Regional Settlements Forum, motions were proposed including: improving...

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