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Dear Friends of the MST,
In the last few days, the Congressional Committee of Inquiry on Land Issues was center stage on the national scene. There are two antagonistic sides in this confusion of information: on one side are the defenders of the implementation of Land Reform as a mechanism for national development. On the opposite side,...
Jaelson Melquíades, member of the MST’s Coordinating Body for the State of Alagoas, has been assassinated in the municipality of Atalaia, a forested region of the state.
Jaelson, age 24, was murdered by two gunmen while he was visiting the Education Center of the MST’s São Pedro Settlement. Just four months ago, landless families won...
Learning in order to implement our ideas. With this notion in mind, the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) taught over 50,000 landless workers to read and write in the last three years. Last week, the first graduating class of the MST’s Florestan Fernandes University, located in Guararema, São Paulo, received their degrees in Specialized Rural...
Landless Democratize Education
Learning in order to implement our ideas. With this notion in mind, the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) has taught over 50,000 landless workers to read and write in the last three years. Last week, the first graduating class of the MST’s Florestan Fernandes University, located in Guararema, São Paulo,...
New Death Threats against Landless Workers in Pernambuco
Prepared by: Joba Alves of the MST’s Human Rights Sector
Encamped workers from two separate encampments in Pernambuco have received death threats from armed militias in the municipality of Sertânia, desert region of the state.
Close to 20 families are currently...
Rural Workers Assassinated in Northern Mato Grosso
Police serve as private militia in land conflicts near Gleba Gama, the Nova Guarita region of Mato Grosso (MT)
Information Released by Brazil’s National Network of Popular Lawyers
Around 9:30am on November 16th, landless workers Vanderlei Macena Cruz and Mauro...
[11/12/2005] 24 U.S. Congressmen Sign Letter to Brazil's President on Nine-Month Anniversary of the Murder of Sister Dorothy
To access the Congressional Letter to Lula, visit the RFK Memorial's website:
Scroll down to 'Current News' and click on "Congressional Letter to President Lula: Regarding Dorothy Stang"
The World Bank’s contemporary agrarian policy:
aims, logics and lines of action
João Márcio Mendes Pereira
Historian, History doctorate student at Universidade Federal Fluminense/Brazil
[1 This is a condensed version of an article...
World Bank Aims to "Guarantee the Safety and Poltical Stability of Capital" with Market-Based Land Reform
President Lula meets with wife of MST leader, José Rainha
By José Machio
[11/7/2005] Folha de São Paulo
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva met with Diolinda Aves de Souza, wife of MST leader José Rainha Jr., after he spoke in Assis, São Paulo.
Diolinda stated that she shared “a coffee" with the president – that he...