Brazilian land activist killed
MST enables landless peasants to legally take farmland from the 3% of the population who own two-thirds of Brazilís arable land. Sixty percent of Brazilís farmland lies idle, in noncompliance with laws stating that a certain percentage of land must be dedicated to some Ďusefulí purpose. Here is a shocking account from the Independent of deadly force used recently on an activist. As Sarah Wilson of Christian Aid stated "here we have a European company, Syngenta, effectively going around shooting people on its farm."
Go to MST article.
Last Modified - 9th November 2007