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The Sights and Voices of Dispossession: The Fight for the Land and the Emerging Culture of the MST (The Movement of the Landless Rural Workers of Brazil)


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Panel by the EJA group
(Adair Barbosa, Altamiro da Silva, Bernardo Oliveira, Cleusa Batista Martins, Dolores Muller, Eutália Pinheiro Rodrigues, Jone da Silva, Jesus Biran, João R. Maciel, João S. F. Silva, José Arnildo, Leni S. da Silva, Lurdes Wagi, Nativa F. da Silva, Norolé Pinheiro Rodrigues, Otacílio da Rosa Rodrigues, Paulo M. da Silva, Perceval Xavier da Silva, Roseli Antunes Cavalli e Lanice Pedó) Reproduced with the permission of the MST, São Paulo


An Indian shedding tears of blood
(On the right, the Portuguese caravels are arriving. In the centre, occupying all of the map of Brazil, is the face of an Indian shedding tears of blood.)

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November 2002

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Children's drawings
Presented in 3 national contests. The Brazil we want: their life projects arising from the experience of dispossession and of a contingent life; Brazil, how old are you?: their revision of official historiography. Happy Birthday, MST: the impact of the Movement on their lives.
Else R P Vieira

See also: Drawings of the Landless Children: History under Revision

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