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

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 live and work on. In the US, Tribune of the People Support Committees led or took … 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: Serious Aggression Against the Peasants in Rondônia Is State Terrorism! All Support to the Fight of the Peasant Movement!

The following is an unofficial translation of a joint statement from the Brazilian Center for Solidarity with the People (CEBRASPO) and Brazilian People’s Lawyers Association Gabriel Pimenta (ABRAPO) on the state repression of Tiago dos Santos Camp. By CEBRASPO and ABRAPO On October 10, 2020, in the State of Rondônia, about 300 police officers from the Military Police, National Force, Tactical Force, and other repressive … Continue reading Brazil: Serious Aggression Against the Peasants in Rondônia Is State Terrorism! All Support to the Fight of the Peasant Movement!

Brazil: Dozens of National and International Movements Declare Support for the LCP and the Peasant Struggle

By Taís Souza Dozens of popular movements, entities, organizations, and democratic personalities have taken a stand in repudiation of the criminalization of the peasant struggle that is taking place in Rondônia against the League of Poor Peasants (LCP) and the Tiago dos Santos Camp. In Maranhão, approximately 25 entities and movements issued a joint note denouncing the reactionary attempt to criminalize the peasant struggle for … Continue reading Brazil: Dozens of National and International Movements Declare Support for the LCP and the Peasant Struggle

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

Brazil: Killing of Rondônia Military Police Sparks Lies from Press Monopoly, State Repression

By Jakob Stein On Saturday, October 3, a lieutenant and a sergeant with the Rondônia Military Police reserve were killed in the Mutum-Paraná district about 160km from Porto Velho. Since this discovery, the Brazilian press monopoly, the Military Police in Rondônia, and fascist President Jair Bolsonaro have used the incident to falsely blame the League of Poor Peasants (LCP) and justify intensified repression against reclaimed … Continue reading Brazil: Killing of Rondônia Military Police Sparks Lies from Press Monopoly, State Repression

Brazil: Sanitary Committee of Manoel Ribeiro Camp Conducts Covid-19 Tests in Camp Sites

The following is an unofficial translation of the article “Comitê Sanitário do Acampamento Manoel Ribeiro faz testes de Covid-19 em acampados” from Resistência Camponesa newspaper. From the first days of the seizure of the lands of the Nossa Senhora Aparecida latifundium, the peasants of the Manoel Ribeiro Camp formed their own Popular Sanitary Committee to guarantee health care and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus … Continue reading Brazil: Sanitary Committee of Manoel Ribeiro Camp Conducts Covid-19 Tests in Camp Sites

Brazil: URGENT! Military Police Cowardly Surround Tiago dos Santos Camp and Prevent Entry of Supplies

Editor’s Note: The following is a translation of a series of articles published by A Nova Democracia on the urgent need for awareness and solidarity with peasants of the Tiago do Santos Camp in the Rondonia region of Brazil, who are being blockaded by Military Police (MP). We urge our readers to help disseminate the situation and carry out acts of solidarity with the peasant … Continue reading Brazil: URGENT! Military Police Cowardly Surround Tiago dos Santos Camp and Prevent Entry of Supplies