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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


Daiane Elizabete Triches
(9 anos, State School São Luiz, Settlement São Luiz, em Palma Sola, state of Santa Catarina.) Reproduced with the permission of the MST São Paulo


The evils of the discovery
(The drawing is divided into halves. On the first, pre-discovery Indian children are playing happily. On the second, the caravels of the Portuguese discoveries are bringing in the evils of the latifundium, of violence, of hunger and of inequality, amongst others.)

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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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