We’ve a splendid new article over at the Voice of the Turtle, freshly posted. It’s an overview of, and exhortation to, the political cadres that are formed within every Brazilian Landless Peasant Movement land occupation. And it’s far more compelling than its title – The Training of Political Cadres: theoretical structure, experiences and present situation – suggests. Here’s a sneak preview.
We will only give tenderness if we are tender.
We will only give hope if we continue being courageous and persistent.
We will only transmit conviction if our praxis is convincing, firm.
We will only be trainers if we are also prepared to be formed permanently through struggle, organisation, and study.
We will only be cadres if we do not lose our ability to learn, to study, to listen to people and struggle with them.