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In the heart of the Brazilian city of São Paulo, a group of 2000 people are starting to make four abandoned buildings their homes. The homeless families are calling on the government to give them somewhere to live. Among the thousands are men and women and children - whole families that have nowhere secure to lay their heads and cook their meals, nowhere to house their belongings and keep them dry or warm. Many others live in extremely precarious conditions, every month having to choose to eat or pay rent.
Voicing concern over an aggressive agricultural policy that can damage the environment and displace thousands of rural workers and indigenous communities, is not pessimism - it is the manifestation of