Brazil: LCP Demands Immediate Freedom for 4 Peasants Arrested in Camp Manoel Ribeiro

By Nélida Tello The League of Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres) is demanding the immediate release of four peasants arrested on May 14 by the reactionary police forces during an illegal incursion into Camp Manoel Ribeiro in the Brazilian state of Rondônia in the western Amazon. Police repression and illegal surveillance of the camp have continued despite the state prosecutor’s office prohibiting such … Continue reading Brazil: LCP Demands Immediate Freedom for 4 Peasants Arrested in Camp Manoel Ribeiro

All Support to the Peasants of Camp Manoel Ribeiro—Defend the Brazilian People from the Attacks of Reaction! (Updated)

By the Editorial Board If we die in this fightOur blood will be a seed.We will conquer justice,History does not fail, we will win. -From the Hymn of the League of Poor Peasants in Brazil The peasants’ struggle and democratic revolutionary movement is on the advance in Brazil against the Old Society, leading the desperate ruling class to panic and prepare futile plans to try … Continue reading All Support to the Peasants of Camp Manoel Ribeiro—Defend the Brazilian People from the Attacks of Reaction! (Updated)

Brazil: Gunmen Attack Peasants and Set Fires at Camp Osmir Venuto

The following is an unofficial translation of the A Nova Democracia article “PA: Pistoleiros atacam camponeses e provocam incêndios no Acampamento Osmir Venuto” Gunmen at the behest of the latifundio invaded Camp Osmir Venuto, burned houses and wounded peasants. The attack occurred at dawn on December 14, in Eldorado dos Carajás, southern Pará, against the area organized by the League of Poor Peasants (LCP). According to … Continue reading Brazil: Gunmen Attack Peasants and Set Fires at Camp Osmir Venuto

Camp Manoel Ribeiro Peasants Resist Repression from State, Latifundio

The following is an unofficial translation of two articles from the revolutionary peasant newspaper Resistência Camponesa, updating on the situation of the peasants at Camp Manoel Ribeiro. Peasants Resist Blitzes and Intimidating Tactics Around Camp Manoel Ribeiro and Neighboring Areas Original article: “Camponeses resistem à blitzes e abordagens intimidatórias no entorno do Acampamento Manoel Ribeiro e em áreas vizinhas” published December 10. Police officers from … Continue reading Camp Manoel Ribeiro Peasants Resist Repression from State, Latifundio

Peasants from Camp Tiago dos Santos Retake the Land!

The following is an unofficial translation of the article “Camponeses do Acampamento Tiago dos Santos retomam a terra!” from revolutionary Brazilian newspaper A Nova Democracia. By Taís Souza According to information sent by peasants to the Editorial Board of A Nova Democracia, in the last week, more than 300 families returned to the area of ​​Camp Tiago dos Santos, located in Nova-Mutum Paraná, in the … Continue reading Peasants from Camp Tiago dos Santos Retake the Land!

Brazil: Rondônia Police Accuse Any Peasant Involved in Camps for Death of Police

The following is an unofficial translation of an article released by the National Commission of the League of Poor Peasants (LCP) regarding the ongoing criminalization of the peasants’ struggle for land and the arbitrary arrest of of those involved in peasant encampments, even outside of Tiago dos Santos, for the killing of two Military Police earlier this month. Peasant Charles Aguimar was arrested in Vale … Continue reading Brazil: Rondônia Police Accuse Any Peasant Involved in Camps for Death of Police

Brazil: Two LCP Statements Denouncing Eviction, Repression of Peasants in Rondônia

The following is an unofficial translation of two recent statements from the National Commission of the League of Poor Peasants (LCP) concerning the recent repression and eviction of the peasants from the Tiago dos Santos Camp. Down with the Crude Assembly of the Rondônia Government and its Military Police Demonization of Peasants Fighting for Land to Make Evictions, Arrests, and Massacres LCP’s note to rural … Continue reading Brazil: Two LCP Statements Denouncing Eviction, Repression of Peasants in Rondônia

Solidarity Across US, Multiple Countries for Brazilian Peasants Struggle

This article has been updated with recent solidarity actions from Ecuador, Austria, Ireland, Canada, and Galicia. By David Martinez In response to the Brazilian state’s continuing attacks on the League of Poor Peasants (LCP) and Camp Tiago dos Santos in Rondônia, revolutionaries and supporters across multiple countries mobilized to carry out acts of solidarity to denounce the crimes against Brazilian peasants fighting for land to … Continue reading Solidarity Across US, Multiple Countries for Brazilian Peasants Struggle

Opinion: A Farce, Attempted Massacre, and Excuse – On the Struggle of the Peasants in Brazil

By Ed Dalton Cracked and calloused hands are the credentials of the worker and peasant, a biography telling all the subtle details of a life spent toiling for sustenance. These noble hands clutched small bags, containing only a fraction of the meager possessions of the great peasants of Camp Tiago dos Santos as they were forced by gun thugs, military police, and helicopters onto trucks, … Continue reading Opinion: A Farce, Attempted Massacre, and Excuse – On the Struggle of the Peasants in Brazil

Brazil: Massacre Against Peasants is being Prepared; LCP Unmasks Farce of Rondônia Military Police

The following is an unofficial translation of the article “LCP desmascara farsa da PM de Rondônia e o preparativo de massacre” by the League of Poor Peasants (LCP). Note from the editorial staff of AND:  According to a warning issued by peasant families, the military police who are laying siege to the Camp Tiago dos Santos, in the vicinity of Porto Velho (Rondônia), are preparing to … Continue reading Brazil: Massacre Against Peasants is being Prepared; LCP Unmasks Farce of Rondônia Military Police