Week in Struggle: July 16-22

India On July 10, members of the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), led by the Communist Party of India (Maoist), targeted and wounded two police commandos; no losses were reported on the PLGA’s side. On July 12, a police informant was detained and shot by PGLA members. Brazil Dozens of banners were seen along highways and other heavy traffic areas in support of the League … Continue reading Week in Struggle: July 16-22

Brazil: Combative Peasant Protest Blocks Highway, Denounces Bolsonaro Government

By Ben Robinson On July 15, the National Front of Struggle (Frente Nacional de Luta) and the League of Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres) organized a protest in the state of Minas Gerais, which included blocking a major highway with a flaming barricade. The peasant demonstration raised slogans against the genocidal government of fascist President Jair Bolsonaro, which has caused the death of … Continue reading Brazil: Combative Peasant Protest Blocks Highway, Denounces Bolsonaro Government

Austin: Activists Release Solidarity Video for Four Brazilian Peasant Political Prisoners

Editor’s Note: The following is a video created by Red Aid, a group of activists supporting political prisoners in the US and worldwide. The activists have made a solidarity statement to support the four Brazilian peasants who were arrested on May 21 in the western Amazon state of Rondonia, and who were denied release after a judicial hearing on June 29. The four young peasants, … Continue reading Austin: Activists Release Solidarity Video for Four Brazilian Peasant Political Prisoners

Brazil: Despite Evidence of Innocence, Judge Denies Freedom to 4 Political Prisoners of Manoel Ribeiro

Cover photo: Poster with slogans demands freedom for the political prisoners of Camp Manoel Ribeiro. Source: Peasant Resistance Editor’s Note: The following is an unofficial translation of an article by democratic Brazilian newspaper, A Nova Democracia. Continuing the unfounded campaign of criminalization against those who fight for land, on June 29, in Vilhena, in the southern cone of the state of Rondonia, there was a … Continue reading Brazil: Despite Evidence of Innocence, Judge Denies Freedom to 4 Political Prisoners of Manoel Ribeiro

A Nova Democracia: The Importance and Limits of Demonstrations

Editors’ note: The following is an unofficial translation of the weekly editorial from Brazilian people’s newspaper A Nova Democracia published on June 24. Tribune has added two footnotes to clarify terms. By the Editorial Board of A Nova Democracia Last Saturday, June 19, the country witnessed the biggest street demonstrations in recent years. In all capitals, in several other cities, and abroad, hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading A Nova Democracia: The Importance and Limits of Demonstrations

Week in Struggle: June 18-24

Brazil On June 19, hundreds of thousands of people rose up in over 400 cities throughout Brazil against the genocidal government of president Jair Bolsonaro, exceeding the numbers from protests earlier this month. Various democratic organizations including the Revolutionary Popular Student Movement (MEPR, Movimento Estudantil Popular Revolucionário), the League of Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres), and Popular Women’s Movement (MFP, Movimiento Feminino Popular) … Continue reading Week in Struggle: June 18-24

Music: Santa Elina Belongs to the Peasants

Cover Illustration: Reed Everson By David Martinez Tribune of the People is pleased to share “Santa Elina Belongs to the Peasants” (“Santa Elina é dos camponeses,” in the original Portuguese)—a song released this past week by the Brazilian group Canto Geral. The song is a tribute to the revolutionary peasant movement, which fights for the Agrarian Revolution against the latifundium (i.e., the big landlords who … Continue reading Music: Santa Elina Belongs to the Peasants

Brazil: A Nova Democracia – New Forces

Editor’s Note: The following is an unofficial translation of the editorial “New Forces” from the Brazilian democratic newspaper, A Nova Democracia (AND). At the bottom, we have included a glossary of some acronyms that are mentioned in the editorial. By the Editorial Board of A Nova Democracia Although it is not yet clear what the consequences of the demonstrations of last May 29 will be, … Continue reading Brazil: A Nova Democracia – New Forces

Brazil: Political Persecution – Police Invade LCP Offices

Editor’s Note: The following is an unofficial translation of an article by Brazilian democratic newspaper A Nova Democracia (AND). By Taís Souza On June 2, civil police broke into and invaded the local headquarters of the League of Poor Peasants (Liga dos Camponeses Pobres, LCP) in the city of Jaru, Rondônia. This is the second invasion in less than two months. According to the movement, … Continue reading Brazil: Political Persecution – Police Invade LCP Offices

Week in Struggle: May 28-June 3

Brazil During the massive protests across Brazil on May 29, demonstrators showed their support for the League of Poor Peasants ( LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres), who have been fighting to keep their land under threat of massacre by the government. A banner signed by the Revolutionary Popular Student Movement (MEPR, Movimento Estudantil Popular Revolucionário) in Rio de Janeiro read, “Immediate freedom for the four … Continue reading Week in Struggle: May 28-June 3