Brazilian Landless Workers Movement

Here’s a video (and website) about a mass social movement that address the problem of power distribution inherent in the ownership of land.  The MST looks to create true citizenship through occupying land that is not productive for the population as a whole and reforming its use to work toward the benefit of the whole population.  At the same time they aim to empower those who are involved by involving them in an engaged process of discussion and political activism that raises their consciousness of a variety of issues so that they can become directly engaged in politics at a number of levels:

http://www.mstbrazil.org/

http://www.mstbrazil.org/content/what-mst

http://www.mstbrazil.org/content/history-mst

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