Week in Struggle: December 25-31

India

On December 25, units of the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) repelled attacks in two skirmishes against a broad-based search-and-destroy operation and were able to withdraw without losses. According to police, a member of the counterinsurgency forces of the old Indian state was injured during the operation by an IED explosion.

On December 28, a bandh (a shut down) was held in Kandhamal district of Odisha. Various media reported that several posters and banners were hung and some streets were blocked with trees.

On December 30, a member of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) was injured by a pressure-triggered IED explosion in the Bijapur district. According to the police, the explosion occurred while they were trying to defuse the explosive device. On the same day, a suspected police spy was killed near Tumdikasa village in Chhattisgarh.

Brazil

Democratic students in Paraná held an action in solidarity with the peasants of Camp Osmir Venuto, who were attacked by gunmen serving the large landlords and had at least 14 homes burned to the ground. The students held a banner reading, “In Solidarity with Camp Osmir Venuto, Long Live the Agrarian Revolution!” They also carried photos of the victims of the massacre of Eldorado dos Carajás and Chacina de Pau D’Arco. The activists chanted slogans in solidarity with the camp and distributed pamphlets, including the statement from the National Commission of the League of Poor Peasants.

Images of graffiti dedicated to the 142-year anniversary of the birth of Joseph Stalin were also documented in Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Curitiba, Goiânia, and Porto Velho, with the slogan “Long Live 142 Years of the Great Stalin!”

The election boycott campaign in Brazil has continued with more wall paintings containing the slogans “Vaccine for the People Now!,” “National Production, Work, and Decent Wages!,” “Down with the Government of Generals and Their Windbag Captain!,” “Emergency Aid of R$1000 Until the End of the Recession!,” and “Defend the Health of Chairman Gonzalo and His All-Powerful Thought!,” followed by “Elections No, Revolution Yes!” and “Elections No, People’s War Yes!”

Germany

Revolutionaries and anti-imperialists held a demonstration in Magdeburg against US imperialism’s so-called ‘deal of the century,‘ which, among other things, would allow Israel military control over all of Palestine as well as annexation of the Jordan Valley in exchange for recognition of a Palestinian state and a four-year ‘freeze’ on settlements in Palestinian territory in the West Bank.

Austria

Actions were held in Linz, Steyr, and Innsbruk to commemorate the 75-year anniversary of the emancipation from Nazi occupation. The activists carried a banner reading, “75 Years of Liberation from Nazi-Fascism, Death to Fascism! Freedom to the People!” A banner in solidarity with the Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist was flown, and speeches were given for Banu Büyükavci, who was originally convicted in the TKP/ML trial in Munich and then acquitted and is now facing deportation. Another poster was raised in solidarity with the PLGA, led by the CPI (Maoist), reading, “Hold High the 20th Anniversary of the PLGA.”

France

Numerous displays of graffiti and posters were documented around the country calling for the reconstitution of the Communist Party of France in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of its founding with the slogan “Reconstitute the Communist Party!”

The Revolutionary Youth in St. Etienne hung a banner reading, “No Truce for the Class Struggle!” in a sign that the holidays would not stop their struggle against the French state.

Sweden

Graffiti in solidarity with TKP/ML and the Liberation Army of the Workers and Peasants of Turkey (TIKKO) was documented in Gothenburg with the slogans “Long Live TKP/ML!,” “Long Live TIKKO!,” “Honor and Glory to Deniz, Muharrem, Nubar, Rosa, Özgür, and Asmin!,” and “Support the People’s War in Turkey!”

Finland

Posters have been documented in the city of Tampere in commemoration of Chairman Gonzalo’s 86th birthday with the slogan “Defend the Life of Chairman Gonzalo!”

Ireland

Anti-Imperialist Action Ireland (AIA) shared a video in which poppy wreaths laid by the British ambassador and the British military attaché in Dublin were subsequently lit on fire. The red poppy flower was originally used in remembrance of British soldiers who died in WWI, but to the Irish it is a symbol of British imperialism and occupation. AIA has launched a campaign of cleaning up the imperialist symbols in what they refer to as “Poppy Watch Patrols.”

United States

Austin

Graffiti was also documented with the slogans “US Democracy Is Bankrupt!” and “With Elections the Racists Always Win!”


Promotional posters for Tribune of the People were also documented in St. Louis and Orlando

St. Louis

Orlando

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