Repost-Troy Davis

caraobrien: Troy Davis was sentenced to death for the murder of Police Officer Mark Allen MacPhail at a Burger King in Savannah, Georgia; a murder he maintains he did not commit. There was no physical evidence against him and the weapon used in the crime was never found. The case against him consisted entirely of…

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Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra

Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra = The Landless Workers’ Movement

The website’s in Portuguese but you should check out MST online through their website or other sites. This movement is amazing and powerful. I just spent two days with them on their land and in their houses.

Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra

A different website in English that talks about the movement:

Friends of the MST


Photos from our visit:

Is it all bullshit?

Still here in brazil discussing issues of social justice. And the question got raised in a different manner, but a real question nonetheless: is all of our liberal arts education discussions just a bunch of bullshit? We sit around in these “spaces” and discuss the “intersectionality” of social problems, use a lofty and prescribed vocabulary…

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