Week in Struggle: September 24-30

Brazil

Graffiti with the slogan “Down with the genocidal military government of [President] Bolsonaro!” was documented in Maringa, Paraná.

Mexico

On September 23, the 56th anniversary of a guerrilla attack on state barracks which is considered the beginning of socialist armed struggle in Mexico, several groups including Current of the People – Red Sun (CP-Sol Rojo, Corriente del Pueblo Sol Rojo) held demonstrations in multiple cities in Oaxaca. The organizations demanded an end to state harassment, criminalization, and repression of CP-Sol Rojo. They also demanded an end to imperialists mega-projects, a halt to the high electricity rates, and that the old state respect the people’s rights.

Other demands included the presentation of Ernesto Sernas García alive—he was forcefully disappeared in 2018 by the old Mexican State after providing legal defense to revolutionaries arrested on false charges. They also demanded freedom for political prisoner Salvador Pinal Meléndez, who was arrested in 2020, and justice for Comrade Luis Armando Fuentes Aquino, who was assassinated at the behest of the State in 2019. During the demonstrations, protesters blocked several highways, sprayed graffiti, and took over train tracks.

The demonstration continued on September 28, as revolutionaries raised the demands once again. These demonstrations were joined by the General Assembly of Workers (Asamblea General de Trabajadores). CP-Sol Rojo reports that the demonstrations show the unity of action between them and other groups including the Zapatista Indigenous Agrarian Movement (Movimiento Agrario Indígena Zapatista) and is a step in building a united front.

Denmark

In Copenhagen, stickers in solidarity with the League of Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres) of Brazil, a revolutionary organization leading the fight for land in the countryside, were documented. The stickers read, “Support the Fight of the poor peasants in Brazil!”

Ireland

In Dublin, revolutionaries held a demonstration to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the 1981 Hungerstrike, in which Irish Republican prisoners of war fought to be recognized as such rather than criminals. The rally initiated with an activist reading the names of the martyrs out loud. After a moment of silence, attendees spoke on the history of the struggle for national liberation in Ireland.

United States

San Fernando Valley, California

On September 26, People’s Struggle – San Fernando Valley (PS-SFV), Oxnard Revolutionary Study Group, and Serve the People – Los Angeles (STP-LA) held a barbecue for Guillermo Amezcua, who was killed by San Fernando Police Department (SFPD) on April 10.

The police shot Amezcua more than 90 times while he sat in his car, then proceeded to handcuff his body and photograph it in three different spots on the ground. Witnesses to the murder also had footage of the shooting deleted from their devices by police.

Activists spoke about what it means to fight for People’s Justice. The organizations also echoed the family’s demands, which include for the officers responsible for Amezcua’s murder be fired.

Illinois

Tribune promotional posters were documented in Chicago as well as in the surrounding area in Lake Forest.

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