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Occupy, Resist, Produce: The radical growth of Brazil's social movements.

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The Landless Peasants’ Movement has over a million members, and they’ve managed to take control of land for around 300,000 families to start their own farms on unproductive land. That’s something that is legal in Brazil because of the pressure they put on the government during the formation of the constitution.

Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier gives an update on the Koch Brothers-funded polarization of contemporary Brazilian politics, then looks back at the origins of Brazil’s powerful social movements, from their roots in Catholic liberation theology, to the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement’s victories securing land and laws for the people.

Brian just wrote the post A Brief Look at Brazilian Social Movements at CEPR’s The Americas blog.

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Brian Mier is an editor at Brasil Wire and a freelance writer and producer.

 

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