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MST Update #84: Friday, February 25, 2005

1. FEATURE ARTICLE: The lack of land reform fuels violence in the countryside

MST NEWS BRIEFS:

2. Ceremonies throughout the country mourn the death of...

*The MST distributes biweekly updates that FMST-US volunteers translate and make available. Please read the latest below.*

This update includes:

1) FEATURE ARTCLE: Approval of GMOs is Unconstitutional

MST NEWS BRIEFS

1) Budget for Agrarian Reform is Cut in Half
2) Landless Women Celebrate the 8th of March...

Dear friends of the MST,

In this special edition of MST Informa, we want to share with you an article by José Arbex Jr.*, that was published in Brasil de Fato on March 17, 2005:

TITLE: The subscribers pay, Veja lies

By José Arbex Jr.**

In its March 5th edition, the magazine - or rather racist pamphlet - turns to...

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MST Update #91: June 4, 2005

FEATURE: Congressional Commission of Inquiry of Land--Ideological Platform of the Fght for Agrarian Reform

Dear friends of the MST,

The week in Brasília we followed...

Dear friends of the MST,

The week in Brasília we followed two more sessions of the Congressional Commission of Inquiry of Land (CPMI). Established in the beginning of 2004, the objectives of the CPMI were to analyze the progress of Agrarian Reform, the social movements of workers and landowners, and to investigate the causes of rural...

Dear Friends,

At this time, the social movements in the field in the state of Pará are facing another round of massive evictions because of an alliance between the state governor, the Judiciary of Pará and the large estate owners who are trying to destabilize the encampments and the settlements and thus prevent land reform from being...

Dear Friends,

At this time, the social movements in the field in the state of Pará are facing another round of massive evictions because of an alliance between the state governor, the Judiciary of Pará and the large estate owners who are trying to destabilize the encampments and the settlements and thus prevent land reform from being...

From Issueonline.org, Issue 9 magazine, June 2005

The Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement) is a mass movement of landless workers. Generally speaking, the MST undertakes land occupations to create settlements of landless and poor people. The MST feels that idle land holdings should be used to...

(*portugues em baixo)

Since our first national gathering in November, the Friends of the MST in the United States—students, farmers, nongovernmental organizations and funders—mobilized political and financial support for Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement (MST) and their National March for Agrarian Reform held between May 1-17th, 2005....

Folha Online, 23/04/2005 - 09h39
http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/folha/brasil/ult96u68558.shtml

"Amigos do MST" marcham em Washington

FABIANO MAISONNAVE, da Folha de S.Paulo, em Washington

Empunhando as conhecidas bandeiras vermelhas, cerca de 60...

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