Report Back tonight at Qilombo (2313 San Pablo, Oakland). 7-9PM.
Come here Bay Area delegates report back from their convergence with people in the Brazilian Landless Movement, as well as other comrades from around the world.
In early February of this year, 13 activists from the U.S., as part of the international delegation, traveled to Brazil to attend the 6th Congress of the MST (Movimento Sem Terra/Movement of the Landless) on agrarian reform. This event will be a report back on the congress as well as the experience building with the people occupying land in Brazil.
Objectives of the MST
Since its founding, the MST has organized around three main objectives:
• Fighting for the land
• Fight for Land Reform
These goals are manifested in the documents that guide the political action of the MST, defined in its National Congresses and the Land Reform Program. See “Program for Agrarian Reform.”
In addition, fighting for a more just and fraternal society means that workers and landless workers and supporters are involved in initiatives that seek to address the serious structural problems of Brazil: social inequality of income, ethnicity and gender discrimination , the concentration of communication, exploitation of urban workers, etc.. The MST knows that the solution to these problems will only be possible through a Popular Project for Brazil – the result of organization and mobilization of workers. And the MST trusts that the implementation of land reform to democratize access to land and producing food, it is its most effective contribution to the achievement of a Popular Project.
Therefore, the MST also participates in joint projects and organizations seeking to transform reality and ensure these social rights. Nationally, the MST participates in the National Forum for Agrarian Reform, the Coordination of Social Movements and campaigns permanent or cyclical. Internationally, we are part of Via Campesina, which unites the social movements on five continents.
THE REPORT BACK WILL ALSO ADDRESS THE LIST OF QUESTIONS WE RECEIVED FROM THE COMMUNITY BEFORE LEAVING FOR THIS TRIP.
REPORT BACK SPEAKERS:
-REBECCA TARLAU (FRIENDS OF THE MST)
-EFFIE RAWLINGS (OCCUPY THE FARM)
-SHANGO ABIOLA (BLACK RIDERS LIBERATION PARTY)
MUSIC BY: BLACK RIDERS LIBERATION PARTY & MORE
FOOD AND MUSIC WILL BE PROVIDED
THIS EVENT IS FOR FREE(DOM), DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT SHANGO
510 731 9083 or
Facebook event page here
ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!