Week in Struggle: April 16-22

Turkey

In Istanbul, two red banners were dropped in support of the Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML) and the Liberation Army of the Workers and Peasants of Turkey (TIKKO). One banner read, “Long Live Our Party TKP/ML Red Army TIKKO,” in Kurdish and the other read, “Glory to its 49th Anniversary,” in Turkish.

Brazil

In Campina Grande, residents carried out action demanding vaccines and financial aid of 1000 reais ($182). The action was attended in the majority by mothers and women, who demanded proper healthcare and access to basic food assistance from the state after a new ordinance excluded thousands of families from receiving them.

The Jardim Alvorada Sanitary Committee for Popular Defense (CSDP) in Belo Horizonte spoke to women factory workers as well as to women in the city about the importance of women joining the revolutionary struggle in defense of their rights. Members distributed a pamphlet published by Popular Women’s Movement (MFP), entitled “Long Live March 8, the International Day of Working Women! Raise the Women of the People for the Revolution!”

The Mangue Vermelho (Red Mangrove) collective spoke to people and sold A Nova Democracia newspapers on the Recife subway, capital of Pernambuco. Members of the collective denounced the genocidal policies of the military government of the generals and Bolsonaro throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for a new democratic revolution in Brazil.

Ecuador

The Committee of Poor Peasants in Cuenca del Río Mira held an action in solidarity with the League of Poor Peasants in Brazil and expressed their support for Camp Manoel Ribeiro. They carried red flags as well as a banner reading, “No to the Repression of Peasants in Santa Elina, Brazil.”

The Committee of the Business of Workers of the North Electric Company (EMELNORTE) and Imbabura Electrical Workers Association: “Adolfo Guerra” delivered a statement of solidarity with the revolutionary peasants of Camp Manoel Ribeiro to the Brazilian ambassador to Ecuador demanding an end to the criminalization of the struggle for land.

Healthcare workers from the Single National Trade Union Organization of Workers of the Ministry of Health (Osuntramsa) in Quito also expressed their support and solidarity with the peasants of Camp Manoel Ribeiro with signs reading, “Destroy the Latifundio!” and “Conquer the Land.”

Mexico

The People’s Current – Red Sun (CP- Sol Rojo) issued a call to its base and sister organizations nationally to support the revolutionary peasant movement in Brazil. The call stated, “As of April 19, we will begin solidarity actions with the comrades of the League of Poor Peasants of Brazil […] the past attacks against Camp Tiago dos Santos and the most recent attacks against Camp Manoel Ribeiro confirm that Bolsonaro and Cisnero Pachá, ‘the butcher of Santa Elina,’ are ready to carry out a bloodbath to protect the latifundio.” 

The ‘Unitary Day of the Countryside and the City’ was successfully executed on April 12. A contingent of CP-Sol Rojo members occupied the offices of the Oaxacan Government in Mexico City. Members raised demands for justice in the murder of Comrade Luis Armando Fuentes Aquino and for the presentation of comrade Dr. Ernesto Sernas García alive.

Colombia

In Bogota, revolutionary youth held two actions in solidarity with the peasants of Camp Manoel Ribeiro, denouncing the attempts of the Brazilian government to evict and massacre the peasants living and working on the former Santa Elina plantation.

Germany

Graffiti reading, “Solidarity with the Revolutionary Peasant Movement in Brazil,” along with hammer and sickles were reported in Hamburg.

The Alliance against Imperialist Aggression (BGIA) held a rally in solidarity with the revolutionary Brazilian peasant movement in front of the Brazilian Honorary Consulate in Hamburg. Various revolutionary and internationalist organizations from Germany and Turkey gathered to express their full support for the struggle for land with the chant, “Join the combat with no fear! Dare to struggle, dare to win!”

Revolutionaries and activists also rallied outside of the Brazilian Honorary Consulate in Stuttgart. A banner that read “Down with the criminalization of the struggle for the land!” in German and Portuguese was carried by demonstrators. Demonstrators also chanted the slogans “No to the criminalization for the fight for land!” and “Long live the Poor Peasant League!”

Austria

Activists in Linz carried out an action in solidarity with the peasant movement in Brazil at local park with a banner that read, “No criminalization of the revolutionary peasant movement in Brazil! Long live LCP!”

France

The Revolutionary Youth (JR) in Caen and Aubervillier have been engaged in numerous activities from distributing the revolutionary newspaper La Cause du Peuple, putting up posters against French imperialism, as well as promoting popular sport and participating in protests in support of the Yellow Vests of Hérouville-Saint-Clair and the Aubervilliers garden, respectively.

Norway

A rally in support with the peasants of Camp Manoel Ribeiro was held in front of the Brazilian embassy in Oslo. Demonstrators chanted in Portuguese and Norwegian with a banner reading, “Full Support to the Poor Peasants of Camp Manoel Ribeiro!”

Activists in Bergen also carried out a solidarity action for the League of Poor Peasants. The slogans “Down with the Criminalization of the Peasant Struggle in Brazil,” “Down with State Attacks on the Peasant Movement in Rondônia,” “Fight against Criminalization of the Just Struggle for Land,” “Full Support for the Poor Peasants of Camp Manoel Ribeiro,” “Long live the League of Poor Peasants in Brazil,” “Strengthen International Solidarity,” and “Combat and Resist!” were chanted.

Flyers and a banner reading, “Full Support to the Poor Peasants of Camp Manoel Ribeiro!” were put up as a call for people to rally outside of the Brazilian embassy in Oslo on April 21.

Finland

Graffiti in solidarity with the revolutionary Brazilian peasant movement was reported in Tampere. The graffiti was in Portuguese and read, “Long Live the Agrarian Revolution, Death to the Latifundio! Long Live the LCP!”

Denmark

Graffiti reading, “Support the Poor Peasants in Brazil!” accompanied by a red flag and a hammer and sickle was reported.

Ireland

Activists with Revolutionary Housing Action tabled at the Arklow Municipal District and informed people of their demands for the state to fund and build public housing and to end the funding of landlords. The demands of the organization also include “A total end to economic evictions; A building program for sustainable quality public housing; and the implementation of decent neighborhood resources as a right for all citizens and our communities.”

Canada

Graffiti in support of Brazilian revolutionary newspaper was reported in Toronto and signed by Revolutionary Student Movement. The slogan reads, “Support ‘A Nova Democracia’ Voice of the Brazilian Revolutionary Masses!” next to a hammer and sickle.

United States

Pittsburgh

Various banners in solidarity with the peasant movement were reported. The slogans “Long live the Resistance of the Peasants of Camp Manoel Ribeiro,” and “Down with the Criminalization of the Struggle for the Land in Brazil!” were used on the banners.

A banner reading “Defend A Nova Democracia Revolutionary Newspaper of the Brazilian People!” was reported.

A banner in support of the people’s war in India was tied up on a fence.

A banner with the slogan “Stop the extradition of Liam Campbell,” was tied up on a bridge fence.

Kansas City

Graffiti commemorating International Workers’ Day read “It is right to Rebel, May 1, International Workers’ Day,” with a hammer and sickle.

Graffiti in solidarity with the peasant movement was reported, the slogan read, “Down with the Criminalization of the Struggle for Land in Brazil!” The Tribune support committee spoke to people in the City Market about State repression against the revolutionary peasant movement. The article “Brazil: Urgent! Government of Rondônia Threatens New Massacre in the Hacienda Santa Elina” was distributed during the action.

Graffiti demanding people’s justice for Daunte Wright, Ma’khi Bryant and Adam Toledo was reported.

Los Angeles

Graffiti was documented with the slogan “People’s Justice for the Victims of the Police” alongside the names David Flores and Daniel Hernandez

Graffiti was also seen reading “It is Right to Rebel, Long Live the May Uprisings!” with a hammer and sickle.

Austin

Large red letters and a hammer and sickle were painted onto a billboard off the US 183 in commemoration of International Workers’ Day.

Graffiti demanding people’s justice for Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo was seen in Austin.

Tacoma

The Tacoma support committee held a solidarity action with the revolutionary peasant movement in Brazil. Members held a fed flag with the logo of the League of Poor Peasants.

Oxnard

Posters promoting solidarity with the peasants movement in Brazil were documented across the city.

Orlando

Flyers calling for the commemoration of May 1, International Workers’ Day were reported throughout the city.

Eugene

Posters in solidarity with Brazilian peasants of Camp Tiago dos Santos were documented in downtown Eugene, Oregon.

Tribune promotional posters were also documented in the city.

San Fernando Valley

Posters reading “Down with the Criminalization of the Fight for Land in Brazil” and “Long Live the Resistance of the Peasants of Camp Manoel Ribeiro” in English and Spanish were seen in the San Fernando Valley around Los Angeles County.

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