Week in Struggle: October 15-21

India

The Communist Party of India (Maoist) released a statement for Central Committee member Yaydaş Ramakrishna, who died on October 14 from kidney failure and other health issues. The statement affirms that this is a heavy loss for the Party and the people of India.

Brazil

Graffiti was seen in support of the peasant struggle in Brazil, in the face of recent actions by the old Brazilian State to evict and massacre peasants. Resistance to these massacres in Camp Tiago dos Santos and Camp Ademar Ferreira is led by the League of Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres), which organizes peasants in the Brazilian countryside against the exploitation and oppression of the big landlords. The graffiti reads, “Long live the heroic resistance of Camp Tiago dos Santos and Ademar Ferreira!”

The Popular Student Solidarity Committee (CESP, Comitê Estudantil de Solidariedade Popular) organized an event on Children’s Day, October 12. The event was publicized by the National Executive of Pedagogical Studies who explained that children were hurt by the State’s handling of the pandemic as closed schools left them without supervision because their parents still had to work. They also wrote about how it is organizations like the CESP that are helping people through the pandemic.

Mexico

Posters with a portrait of Chairman Gonzalo, part of the international campaign to commemorate his life, were documented. Chairman Gonzalo,  the greatest Communist of the modern era, who synthesized Maoism, was killed by the old Peruvian State in a failed attempt to annihilate the People’s War and the Peruvian Revolution.

Last week, agricultural communities met to discuss how to combat large landlords, imperialism, and the worsening economic crisis in Mexico, and form a National Meeting of Resistance. At the meeting, attendees honored Aquino and Salvador Pinal Meléndez, both militants of Current of the People – Red Sun (CP-Sol Rojo, Corriente del Pueblo Sol Rojo), the former killed by paramilitary forces on April 11, 2019, and the latter a political prisoner since September 20, 2021.

Ecuador

The Committee of Companies of EmelNorte, an association of workers of EmelNorte, a company that sells electrical energy in Ibarra, rallied outside the company’s headquarters demanding an end to a hostile work environment and that the board of directors resign for their mismanagement of finances.

Sweden

In Trollhättan, graffiti honoring Chairman Gonzalo was documented. The slogans read, “Honor and glory to Chairman Gonzalo,” “Eternal glory to Chairman Gonzalo,” “Chairman Gonzalo is immortal,” “Gonzalo lived, Gonzalo lives, Gonzalo will live on,” and “You can kill a man but not his ideas.”

In Stockholm, 120 people held a funeral for Turkish revolutionary Mustafa Yavuz an active supporter of the Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML). He participated in May Day preparations and the 1982 TİKKO Bekaa Guerrilla Camp. He was held in high regard by TKP/ML founder and leader of the Turkish proletariat, Ibrahim Kaypakkaya. His coffin was draped in red cloth and the flag of Partizan, with an image of Comrade Kaypakkaya.

France

In Caen, graffiti in protest of the recent increase in the price of gas, electricity, fuel, food, and rent was documented. The graffiti reads, “Against the rising prices, we revolt,” “Gas, electricity, housing, food. Stop the price hike! Revolt!”, “Capitalism is killing us!”, and “It is right to rebel!”

Galicia

Graffiti in support of the League of Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres), which organizes peasants in the Brazilian countryside against the exploitation and oppression of the big landlords, was documented. The slogans read, “Stop the military attack against Camp Tiago dos Santos and Camp Ademar Ferreira. Long live the struggle for land!”, “Long Live the League of Poor Peasants,” and “Long live the agrarian revolution.”

United States

Graffiti and art commemorating the life of Chairman Gonzalo were seen in Austin, Texas, Los Angeles and Oxnard, California, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The slogans read, “Eternal honor and glory to Chairman Gonzalo.” In Austin, a billboard off of US Route 290 displayed large red letters with the slogan, “Long live Chairman Gonzalo!”

Austin

Oxnard

Los Angeles

Pittsburgh

In Pittsburgh, graffiti promoting the election boycott for the upcoming elections for mayor, city council, constables, and magisterial district judges on November 2 was documented. The slogans read, “Don’t vote! Fight for Revolution!”, “Elections no! Revolution yes!’, and “The capitalists cause your problems socialist revolution solves them!” Hammer and sickles were also seen.

Greenville

Graffiti in support of the Brazilian peasant struggle in Tiago dos Santos was documented in Greenville, North Carolina. Six hundred peasant families live in Tiago dos Santos, and earlier this month the old Brazilian State launched a military operation against the camp. The peasants have resisted and declared their readiness to defend their land.


In Waukegan, Illinois flyers with Chairman Gonzalo’s portrait and the slogans “Eternal honor and glory to Chairman Gonzalo!”, and “People’s War until Communism” were documented.

In Greenville, North Carolina and Chicago, Illinois flyers promoting revolutionary newspaper Tribune of the People were documented.

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