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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: The revision of history


Eliane Ferrari dos Santos
(seventh grade, Florestan Fernandes Settlement.) Reproduced with the permission of the MST São Paulo


The rediscovery of Brazil by the MST
(The flag of the MST occupies the position of the eastern coast of Brazil where the Portuguese caravels used to arrive. Hands representing the three main races of Brazil hold the map placed in the centre of the mixed MST/Brazilian flag; the words by the hands read "United, we shall win".)

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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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