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[02/28/2006] In Rio Grande do Sul, MST conducts largest occupation since late ‘90s

On Tuesday morning, the MST of the state of Rio Grande do Sul (RS) mobilized over 2,000 people from 14 encampments and occupied the latifundio [large, unproductive estate] known as Fazenda Guerra. The property is located in the municipality of Coqueiros do...

Poor Brazilians Get a Chance to Be Operated on in Cuba
Written by Érica Santana
Thursday, 23 February 2006

Two Cuban ophthalmologists who are part of the Miracle Mission, which treats visual deficiencies and ailments such as cataracts, glaucoma, and strabismus (squinting), paid a visit, Wednesday, February 22, to the...

Dear friends of the MST,

In this special edition, we will discuss AGRIBUSINESS. This discussion will be a bit lengthy, but only because we believe it necessary to explain our position and the reasons that cause us to be radically against this practice in the Brazilian countryside.

I – What is agribusiness?
The word...

In Question: The Agrarian Reform Model
Published in Jornal Brasil de Fato


Conference organized by FAO, in Porto Alegre, promises to divide governments and social movements beginning March the 6th.

After almost 30 years without debate, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN-FAO) will come...


Resisting Rightwing Backlash Amidst
A Latin American Shift to the Left

Andreia Borges Ferreira, of Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement (MST), is coming to the United States between February 21st and March 12th of this year. Andriea comes to us representing the MST’s Education...

Convictions have not brought justice in nun's murder
Friday, February 10, 2006
David Stang and Emily S. Goldman

A year ago Sister Dorothy Stang was shot and killed in Brazil's Amazon rainforest. The gunmen had been hired by wealthy ranchers and loggers who feared her efforts to protect the human rights of the poor and...

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

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



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...