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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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Children's drawings


Antônio L. Baldissera
(15 years old, 25 de maio Primary Agricultural School, Chico Mendes Settlement, in Friburgo, state of Santa Catarina.) Reproduced with the permission of the MST, São Paulo


The Strength of the MST
(Fist symbolizing the strength of the MST. The houses of black plastic are foregrounded on the flag of Brazil; in a marginal position, the urban space, from which the Sem Terra distance themselves, is represented.)

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Children's drawings : Organized by Else R P Vieira. Translation © Thomas Burns.


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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