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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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Culture: Hopes and aspirations
Culture: The revision of history


Fábio Barros
(fourth grade, state of Pará. Reproduced with the permission of the MST, São Paulo.) Reproduced with the permission of the MST São Paulo


The MST and the reconstruction of the national values
(The reconstruction of the national symbols and values by the MST. The Brazilian flag, in its second half, gives way to the MST flag. In place of the positivist inscription "Order and progress", part of the emblem of the MST is shown: a man holding up a machete which symbolizes both struggle and work.)

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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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