Saturday, March 15, 2008

Assaulting the Poor

Luis VasconcelosThis image was taken by Luis Vasconcelos and posted on Reuters blog. The caption:
An indigenous woman holds her child while trying to resist the advance of Amazonas state policemen who were expelling the woman and some 200 other members of the Landless Movement from a privately-owned tract of land on the outskirts of Manaus, in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon March 11, 2008. The landless peasants tried in vain to resist the eviction with bows and arrows against police using tear gas and trained dogs. REUTERS/Luiz Vasconcelos-A Critica/AE (BRAZIL)
More on the Landless Workers' Movement can be found on Wikipedia. Yet again, another example of the rich living off the poor.

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