Movemento dos Sem Terra
I was in Brazil to participate in the “International Encounter of Struggling Youth” as a Turkish delegate, which was held in Marica, Rio de Janeiro in June 2016. After the youth encounter, I had the chance to stay a couple of weeks in Brazil to visit some camps and settlements of the Agrarian Reform, some cooperatives and agroecology schools of MST.
Keywords: Educação do Campo; MST; social movements; rural education; Brazil;
Frei Betto is a writer, author of "Calendário do Poder" (Calendar of
*João Pedro Stedile*
*October 20, 2007*
João Pedro Stedile is one of the leaders of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST), Brazil’s Landless Movement. In its recent conference in Brasilia, attended by 18,000 activists, the MST spoke out strongly against the damage being caused by agrofuel monoculture (www.mst.org.br).
Isabella Kenfield is a CENSA Associate and journalist based in Curitiba, Brazil, writing about the social movements, agribusiness, agrarian conflicts and rural development.
We, 17,500 Landless rural workers from 24 states in Brazil, 181
international delegates representing 21 peasant organizations from and
friends from several movements and organizations, met in Brazilia from June
10th to 15th, 2007, for the 5th MST National Congress too discuss and
analyze the problems in our society to find alternative solutions.