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The Struggle Against Agribusiness in the Americas, @ La Peña

Date:
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Time:
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Bay Area Friends of the MST
Email:
Location Details:
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Wednesday, October 17th @ 7:30pm
*Donations Welcome*

The Struggle Against Agribusiness in the Americas:

A reportback from the 5th National Congress of Brazil's Landless Workers Movement (MST) and a discussion on the struggle against corporate agrofuel expansion in the Americas with special guest speaker and agroecology specialist Clara I. Nicholls.

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Wednesday, October 17th @ 7:30pm
*Donations Welcome*

NOTE: This event is wheelchair accessible

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w/ Special Guest Speaker
Clara I. Nicholls

Clara Inés Nicholls has worked extensively in Latin America promoting agroecologically-based approaches to agricultural sustainability. She is an entomologist and rural development specialist with a Ph.D. from UC Davis.

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The MST's 5th National Congress -
Two years of study and discussions led up to the MST's 5th National Congress. For five days in June of this year, over 18,000 MST militants studied the situation in agriculture, the political reality, and the challenges faced by the Brazilian people as they work to build a sovereign, just nation. Time was also spent strengthening the Movement through mistica, remembering comrades who could not be there because of the savagery of the latifundio and of agribusiness, and to fraternize and celebrate the victories.

Friends of the MST delegates to the MST's National Congress will reportback on this historical event.

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Hosted by Friends of the MST [ http://www.mstbrazil.org ]

Questions? Contact: juan_johnreardon [at] yahoo.com

Added to the calendar on Fri, Sep 21, 2007 9:40AM
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