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The expanding techniques of agrarian business on the South hemisphere

Agrarian business corporations, the main winners of globalization and the designers of the system that fulfils their demands are continuing their concentrating and expanding strategies. Endued or supported by the states and international organizations they attempts to force their socially excluding and ecologically destructive models of development on the southern countries, which also undermines the safety of food supply there.


Learning to Participate: The MST Experience in Brazil

Maybe the Landless Workers' Movement (MST) of Brazil has one of the hugest social base and most radical leftist program in Latin America. It constitutes an unavoidable reference for all contemporary leftist peasant movements both in Latin America and in the other continents as well. Its legendary combative land occupations and its highly organized and conscious autonomist system of popular education in the spirit of Paulo Freire designate the MST to be the most massive and theoretically most advanced bloc of the Via Campesina. The author, a Brazilian sociologist, presents us a relatively detailed account of the main practices of the movement, of its theoretical starting points and also its practical results.

Twenty-First-Century Land Grabs Accumulation by Agricultural Dispossession

The main incentive for the multiform land grabs is the utilitarian, profit-oriented use of land. Among the leitmotivs of the present wave of land grabs, especially on the global South, one could find the increasing ecological problems, and the speculation for the likely future boom of food prices. The centralization of land control and the food production that is dominated by profit based industrialized factory farms is hamstringing agrarian small producers and is aggravating the population of slums; from the other hand it is incompatible with the needs of an ecologically sustainable agriculture and the food sovereignty of the peoples.

No. 100 | (Winter 2013)

Table of contents
  1. The past and future of Eszmélet. Frequent readers answer the question of the editors
  2. Eleonora de Lucena, Mészáros István : Barbarism on the horizon. An interview with István Mészáros by Eleonora de Lucena
  3. Szalai László, Lugosi Győző, Búr Gábor : Repression is cawing in a murder. Győző Lugosi talks to Gábor Búr and László Szalai
  4. Szigeti Péter, Andor László, Krausz Tamás : Capitalism has not been created by the EU… Lászó Andor answers Tamás Krausz and Péter Szigeti
  5. Szigeti Péter : Constructing the Political. The Problem of Political by Carl Schmitt, Marx, Weber and the Neo-Marxists
  6. Tütő László, Terbe Teréz : Transition Movement
  7. Peter North : Surviving Financial Meltdown: Argentina’s Barter Networks
  8. Eszterhai Viktor : The Guanxi in Asian Interstate Relations. Rethinking the China-centred Feudal Aid System
  9. Chris Hann : Time’s Arrow in Tázlár (and in Anthropology)
  10. Zolcsák Attila : The Chilean Student Movement
  11. Farkas Péter : In Defence of System-based Critical Economics
  12. Bartha Eszter : “I am Hungarian but a European”
  13. Tütő László : Two Insurrections
  14. Szarka Klára : Capa 100
  15. Appeal for an Egalitarian Europe
  16. Stéphane Madelaine, Vincent Liegey, Christophe Ondet, Anne-Isabelle Veillot : Degrowth Project, Manifesto for an Unconditional Autonomy Allowance