In the summer of 2018, for the third consecutive year, LeftRoots had the great privilege to send some of its cadres to study with the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) in Brasil. This powerful, mass social movement of rural workers has fought for land reform and social transformation since its founding in 1984. It also runs a school, the Escola Nacional Florestan Fernandes (ENFF), built by the volunteer labor of MST members, designed for the study, training, and political development of the international working class.
From late May to mid-July, LeftRoots cadres Nikki and Ariel took part in the Fifth International Course for Political Educators at MST’s Escola Nacional Florestan Fernandes (ENFF). This seven-week program of intensive work and study brought together scores of English-speaking activists and revolutionaries from dozens of countries around the world.
As you would expect, it was a rich, intense, complicated, and rewarding experience. Nikki and Ariel hosted a hangOut to share their reflections on their time at ENFF. We are pleased to share the recorded video with you here.