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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


Fábio Junior de Lima
(10 years old, Municipal School Ouro Verde, Ouro Verde Settlement, in Lagoa Grande, state of Pernambuco.) Reproduced with the permission of the MST, São Paulo


Brazil cries over its 500 years of history
(Brazil, represented by a map inside the iris of a human eye, cries over 500 years of its history. In each of the three tears, respectively a woman, a black and an Indian represent the three segments that were the most sacrificed by colonization.)

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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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