Week in Struggle: September 3-9

India

On September 2, alleged members of the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) killed a police informant in Odish. The police informant had been encouraging young people in the area to also become police informers. Posters were left behind warning others to not cooperate with the old Indian state. On the same day, an improvised explosive device injured a Central Reserve Police Force member, the explosion was allegedly triggered by PLGA members.

An encounter between police forces and alleged PLGA members also occurred on September 1 during an “Anti-Naxal-Operation;” no other information is available at this time.

Brazil

In defiance of Brazil’s Independence Day, graffiti condemning the military and genocidal Bolsonaro government were documented in the region of Goiânia and São Luis. The slogans read: “Down with the military and genocidal government of Bolsonaro!” Billboards advertising Bolsonaro were also defaced with red paint and the word bandit was written in blue paint over the billboards.

Mexico

This past week, People’s Youth Brigades (Las Brigadas Juveniles del Pueblo) organized workshops in rural communities focused on raising class consciousness and featured physical activity, painting, and speeches.

Germany

In Hamburg, 500 people demonstrated on September 1 in commemoration of Anti-War Day, a day to honor the rejection of imperialist wars around the world. The day marks Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland and the beginning of World War II. Marchers carried banners supporting the national liberation movements of nations oppressed by imperialism, and especially denounced the aggression of US imperialism, with slogans such as “Yankees go home, Long live the National liberation movement in the oppressed nations!” Demonstrators also promoted the boycott of the German elections with the slogan, “Voting out exploitation never works—boycott the bourgeois elections!”

In Bremen, Bremerhaven, Hamburg and cities in Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein, a mural, graffiti and posters in support of the election boycott were documented with the slogans: “Don’t vote, combat and resist!”, “Voting out exploitation, never works – boycott the bourgeois elections!”

Norway

In Trondheim, Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger, and Kristiansand, banners, graffiti, and posters in support of the election boycott campaign were documented with the slogans “Election boycott!” and “Don’t Vote, Revolution Yes!” Graffiti was also documented reading, “Defend Chairman Gonzalo’s Life and Health!” as well as posters demanding justice for Eugene Obiora, who was killed by police officer Trond Volden in Trondheim 15 years ago.

Finland

In Tampere, graffiti was documented reading, “Defend the life of Chairman Gonzalo!” with a hammer and sickle.

United States

The Orlando Tribune Support Committee (SC) held a bake sale at theUniversity of Central Florida to raise funds in support of Tribune’s coverage and relief efforts in the areas effected by Hurricane Ida. The SC raised a total of $170.50 and distributed 187 Dispatch: Houma, Louisiana, Two Days after Hurricane Ida articles during the bake sale.

The Pittsburgh SC tabled at a public square and members distributed Tribune articles on Hurricane Ida and spoke to passersby about the failures of the capitalist system which turn natural events such as the hurricane into a disaster for the people.

Graffiti in support of the international Campaign to Defend the Life of Chairman Gonzalo has continued to be documented in Austin, Kansas City, and Pittsburgh with the slogans: “Defend the Life of Chairman Gonzalo! The Greatest Living Communist!”, “Defend the Life of Chairman Gonzalo!”, Long Live Chairman Gonzalo and His All Powerful Thought!”, “Long Live Chairman Gonzalo and The Greatest Living Communist!”, “Move Heaven and Earth to Defend the Life of Chairman Gonzalo!”, “Long Live Chairman Gonzalo!”, and “Viva Presidente Gonzalo!”

Graffiti supporting the People’s War in India and Indian political prisoners were documented in Kansas City and Austin. The slogans read: “Long live the People’s War in India”, and “Free G.N. Saibaba + Varavara Rao, Political Prisoners in India!”

In Los Angeles, graffiti in memory of comrade Martin Naya, who passed away on September 3 due to health complications, was documented. Comrade Martin Naya had been fighting to make Maoism the command of the world revolution for the last 40 years. He was the founder of Dazibao Rojo, an important Marxist-Leninist-Maoist blog for Spanish speakers. In 2012, he cofounded the Committee for the Building of the Maoist Communist Party of Galicia.

In Austin, graffiti calling for people’s justice for Alex Gonzales Jr., murdered by Austin Police Department in January, was documented.

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