Week in Struggle: August 28-September 3

India

Police said on Monday that an assistant sub-inspector of the Chhattisgarh police was killed by Communist Party of India (Maoist) cadres in the Bijapur district of Bastar district. ASI Nagaiya Korsa disappeared in the district of Kutru on Sunday evening. The DGP also stated that the ASI was first seen to have been kidnapped and killed by local militia affiliated with CPI (Maoist).

Brazil

The revolutionary peasant publication Resistencia Camponesa shared a video from a celebration of the retaking of the last lands of Santa Elina. According to the newspaper: “The peasants chanted several slogans, which point the way to solving the crisis across the country: advancing in the organization and fighting to take all land from the latifundium.

Raising the red flags high, in addition to axes, sickles, machetes and hoes – their work tools – the peasants showed organization and willingness to fight.”

Mexico

On the occasion of the International Day of the Detained-Disappeared, popular activists with the Coordination for the Freedom of Criminalized Defenders in Oaxaca issued a statement denouncing the reactionary Old State’s inconsistencies in their investigation and search for the disappeared revolutionary lawyer and member of Corriente del Pueblo Sol Rojo, Dr. Ernesto Sernas Garcia. Sol Rojo also announced that they continue to uphold the demand for his presentation alive as one of their five central points.

Germany

Several actions were carried out in solidarity with the group Red Structure, a left-wing group facing serious state repression in the form of numerous raids in Hamburg. In Cologne, around 70 people took part in a loud and combative demonstration through the city.

In Bochum, around twenty people took part in an action in solidarity with the Red Structure to send greetings to those affected. Banners read “Death to Fascism, Death to State Terrorism” and “We are all 129a [antiterrorism code], For Class Justice.”

In Essen, a report of graffiti reading, “From Essen to HH [Hamburg]: Solidarity with the red structure!” was publicized.

United States

Last week in Austin, banners commemorating the one-month anniversary of Garret Foster were seen hanging from an overpass over I-35, and from a parking garage downtown. The banners read “Honor and Glory to Garrett Foster, Defender of Black Lives, Servant of the People”

Several displays of graffiti were also seen around the city, two in solidarity with the People’s War in India led by the CPI (Maoist), reading, “Long Live the People’s War in India!” and two others promoting the election boycott with the slogan “Don’t Vote, Fight for Revolution!”

Pittsburgh

Displays of solidarity with the People’s War in India were also seen in Pittsburgh, with a banner and graffiti both reading, “Long Love the People’s War in India” with a hammer and sickle.

Elsewhere around the city several displays of graffiti reading, “Fight for Work or Wages!” were also reported.

St. Louis

Graffiti reading, “Long Live the People’s War in India” was also seen in St. Louis, along with another display of graffiti reading “Elections No! Revolution Yes!”

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