INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEASANT STRUGGLE
FOOD SOVEREIGNTY DAY
CHICAGO - APRIL 15
Protest at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, 141 W. Jackson St. - Noon - April 15, 2011
You've been following all these years our activities in the struggle for agrarian reform and a Brazilian society with more equality and social justice.
The political-ideological training and the educational process are as important to the MST as conquering the land in order to work and produce food.
Therefore, we are sending a proposal (click here) for you to engage in our movement, helping in the training processes and maintenance of Florestan Fernandes National School.
We are asking for your participation and solidarity. We count on you!
Sincerely, on behalf of all the MST militants and Brazilian popular movements:
Joao Pedro Stedile, MST National Coordination and Via Campesina, and Erivan Hilario administrative collective of ENFF.
For a video on ENFF, click here.
April 7, 2011
By João Márcio
Da Página do MST
Between 10-17 April, the MST holds the National Week Peasant Struggle and Agrarian Reform in Pará, with a series of activities marking the 15th anniversary of the April 17th settlement, but also recalling the massacre at Eldorado de Carajás, known worldwide, where 19 lives were lost and 69 people maimed with the guilty still unpunished today.
On April 17, 1996 . . .
“They came from both sides and we were caught in the middle. We weren’t in the position to anything against a large group of policemen armed with rifles and machine-guns!
.‿ Avelino Germiniano, 51, survivor of the Eldorado dos Carajás Massacre.
The education and development of children are an important part of the MST. A priority when an encampment is established is the establishment of education and cultural programs for children. The MST has developed a pedagogy based on its relationship to the land. In these short videos, the role of the "sem terrinha" (little landless) is portrayed. These videos are based on the drawings and explanations of the sem terrinha.
Part 1 of the video:
The Bay Area Chapter of the Friends of the MST is organizing events for April 17, 2011 on the theme:
International Day of Peasant Struggle: Celebrate solidarity between global and local struggles for food sovereignty and food justice. The event will include films, workshops, performances, and food.
To help with planning and organizing or to keep informed on the event, contact the Bay Area FMST at: firstname.lastname@example.org