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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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The Struggle for land: Dispossession, journeys, occupation, eviction


Lyrics: Ribamar Nava Alves
(Translated by Bernard McGuirk)


Little plot of earth

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Oh little plot of earth
I bear so many scars
And a dream in my hands

To flee from misery
I've travelled many leagues
Through this wide world
Tired, tired days
With swollen feet
From so much walking
In files we marched
Through cities passed
I'll never forget

At a road's edge
We suffer and fight
But it was never in vain
It was never in vain

Oh little plot of earth
I bear so many scars
And a dream in my hands

My eyes are turned
Towards a new world
Yet to be born

From the people's fight
To get rid forever
Of being left out

For a project for life
With human beings
First and foremost

At a road's edge
We still suffer and fight
But it will never be in vain
It will never be in vain.

This song is from the CD Songs Embracing Dreams

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November 2002

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