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The Movement of Landless Peasants Honored by the city of Guernica for its struggle for Agrarian Reform [Brazil]
an article by The Movement of Landless Peasants

The Movement of Landless Peasants (MST) will receive the 2013 Peace and Reconciliation Award from the city of Guernica in the Basque Country of Spain, in an awards ceremony on April 26.

Day of Struggle for Agrarian Reform

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The MST will be honored for organizing farmers who have no land in the struggle for agrarian reform.

"We have now achieved more than 1,500 legalized settlements, comprising 350,000 households and a total of 5 million hectares," said the local mayor, José María Gorroño.

The decision was made by the jury composed of political representatives of Gernika-Lumo, the mayor of the German city of Pforzheim, Gogoratuz Gernika, the Foundation House of Culture and the Museum of Peace

The activity will take place during the activities commemorating the 76-year anniversary of the bombing of Guernica.

The bombing of Guernica was an air attack on April 26, 1937 by German aircraft of the Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War in the Basque Country. Thousands of people died.

The painting of Guernica by Pablo Picasso in 1937, is usually treated as representative of the bombing suffered by the town of Guernica.

(Click here for a Portuguese version of this article)


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The following article by a Japanese professor  introduces the importance of the movement of World Social Forum and the role of Japan in Iraq.  It was sent to us by Takehiko ITO of CPNN Tokyo.

Kinhide Mushakoji: World forum in Mumbai shows Japan the way

The world does not need the so-called global standard that serves only to widen the gap between rich and poor. It was wrong of U.S. President George W. Bush to invade Iraq and cause suffering to innocent people for the weapons of mass destruction that didn't exist.

As many as 120,000 people who shared these convictions gathered in Mumbai, India, for the World Social Forum in January.

Neo-liberal economics and neo-conservative supremacy render it impossible for people to live safely, and most people accept this as fate. . ...more.

This report was posted on April 10, 2013.