Week in Struggle: June 11-17

Turkey

On June 15, an article was shared from the 134th issue of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP/ML) Central Mass Media Organ, Workers/Peasants Emancipation dated February 2021, titled “To Grasp the Process, Integrate the Party and Mobilize the People’s War.” They state that even though their forces have experienced losses, the will of their guerrillas remain strong. They are continuing to steel themselves in the highest form of class struggle, the People’s War against the fascist Turkish government. “We understand our losses as a necessary part of fighting, not surrendering, but fighting for the People’s Democratic Revolution, Socialism and Communism.” 

Brazil

On June 7, Popular Women’s Movement (MFP) and A Nova Democracia Support Committee in Niterói joined a protest against an illegal eviction that occurred two years ago. Former residents took to the streets with a banner reading “The Caixa Building [their former home] Lives! More housing and citizenship! Fight for the right to housing!” Demands also included the return of belongings, medical and psychological assistance, and the Caixa building as a permanent home. The protest ended when a state secretary committed to pay for housing assistance for the evicted families.

On June 11, approximately 60 civilian and military police evicted peasants, including the elderly and children, from Camp Valdiro Chagas in West Machadinho, Rondônia. The peasants were then brought to the police station where they were photographed and registered. This operation is part of the larger campaign, “Peace in the Countryside,” which criminalizes and evicts peasants occupying land that large landowners falsely claim to own.

A joint declaration was released by the Dawn of the People (Alvorada do Povo), the Revolutionary Popular Student Movement (Movimento Estudantil Popular Revolucionário) and the Red Unit – Revolutionary Youth League (Unidade Vermelha – Liga da Juventude Revolucionária) on June 12 as part of the national campaign for solidarity with the peasants of Camp Manoel Ribeiro and the League of the Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres). They call for the youth of their country to defend Camp Manoel Ribeiro, the LCP, and support the campaign to free the four arrested peasants from the camp.

Students from the Pedro II College (CP2) rallied on June 14 against huge cuts in funding for their school. At the protest, students also demanded in-person classes with proper sanitation, and a right to demonstrate at the Federal Institute. They specifically denounced Bolsonaro’s genocidal handling of the pandemic, and also showed solidarity with the peasant struggle, demanding the release of the four arrested peasants of Camp Manoel Ribeiro. They hung a banner reading “Against the reduction of funds, defend CP2 tooth and nail, CP2 Fight!” and signs reading “Vaccines for the people!”

More graffiti was seen in support of the League of Poor Peasants and denouncing the fascist president Bolsonaro. The graffiti reads, “Down with the military government of Bolsonaro!” and “Long live the LCP!”

Germany

Earlier this week, activists in Bremen held an educational lecture in honor of Comrade Saúl Morales Hernández, a Mexican revolutionary, who passed away on June 10. The activists read a statement published by Current of the People–Red Sun (Corriente del Pueblo–Sol Rojo), which outlined the work Comrade Hernández had done for the Mexican working class.

Solidarity posters with the recent protests in Colombia were reported in Bremen. The posters read, “Long live the Great Uprising of the Colombian People” in both German and Spanish.

Finland

Actions in support of the election boycott campaign were carried out in the cities of Turku and Tampere. Propaganda for municipal elections was covered up with graffiti including hammer and sickles as well as the word “Revolution” spelled out across multiple election posters. Red flags with hammer and sickles were also hung around the city.

Denmark

Activists distributed educational leaflets on the struggle for Palestinian liberation in Copenhagen with a red banner reading, “Long live Proletarian Internationalism! Solidarity with the Struggle of the Palestinian people!”

United States

In cities across the US, activists and revolutionaries carried out actions for the Day of Heroism, an important international holiday commemorated by the International Communist Movement in honor of the massacred revolutionaries and militants of the Communist Party of Peru (PCP, Partido Comunista de Peru) on June 19, 1986.

The Pittsburgh Tribune Support Committee held an educational event in anticipation of Day of Heroism and took a photo with a banner reading “Glory to the Day of Heroism, June 19, 1986.”

Pittsburgh, PA

Other actions included a hammer and sickle and “PCP” seen written out in flames in Austin on a roadside embankment. Murals and graffiti with various slogans like “Punish the guilty, long live the Day of Heroism!” and “Glory to the heroes of the Peruvian people!” were also documented.

Austin, TX
Austin, TX
Austin, TX
Los Angeles, CA. Mural reads, “Glory to the Day of Heroism June 19, 1986.”
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Austin, TX
Austin, TX
Los Angeles, CA. Graffiti reads, “June 19, 1986 Glory to the heroes of the Peruvian people.”
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh, PA

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