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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

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