Brazil: Peasants Break Through Military Siege, Withdraw, and Declare: We Will Come Back Stronger!

The following is an unofficial translation of the article “RO: Camponeses furam cerco militar, se retiram e declaram: ‘Voltaremos mais fortes!” published in the Brazilian democratic and revolutionary newspaper A Nova Democracia. By Taís Souza Hundreds of peasant families from Camp Manoel Ribeiro (Chupinguaia, Rondonia, former Santa Elina Farm), who were under military siege and closely monitored by the intelligence service of several police and … Continue reading Brazil: Peasants Break Through Military Siege, Withdraw, and Declare: We Will Come Back Stronger!

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

Brazil: Updates on the Peasant Struggle in Rondônia

The following is an unofficial translation of a statement from the National Commission of the League of Poor Peasants on recent updates from Camp Manoel Ribeiro, as well as an article from the democratic Brazilian newspaper A Nova Democracia on escalating repression against Camp Tiago dos Santos. Faced with Resistance from and Solidarity with Camp Manoel Ribeiro, the Rondônia Government Is Forced to Retreat On … Continue reading Brazil: Updates on the Peasant Struggle in Rondônia

Brazil: Peasants from the North of Minas and the South of Bahia Declare Support for Camp Manoel Ribeiro

Editor’s Note: The following is an unofficial translation of a statement published by the Brazilian democratic revolutionary newspaper, A Nova Democracia, from peasants from the north of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais and the south of the state of Bahia. On April 9, peasants from the north of Minas and the south of Bahia issued a note in support of Camp Manoel Ribeiro. In … Continue reading Brazil: Peasants from the North of Minas and the South of Bahia Declare Support for Camp Manoel Ribeiro

Week in Struggle: April 9-15

Brazil For more than 10 days, peasants have been facing off with reactionary forces who attempt to carry out a massacre in Camp Manoel Ribeiro. The revolutionary peasant newspaper Resistencia Camponesa recorded footage of peasants expelling the Military Police, Tactical Force, and Mobile Tactical Patrol from their camp as they chanted: “Even if the thing thickens, this land is ours! Now, now! All Santa Elina, we will … Continue reading Week in Struggle: April 9-15

Brazil: Long Live the Resistance of the Peasants of Camp Manoel Ribeiro!

The following is an unofficial translation from the National Commission of the League of Poor Peasants (LCP) regarding the victorious resistance that has been occurring at Camp Manoel Ribeiro. PREVENT THE RONDÔNIA GOVERNMENT FROM COMMITTING ANOTHER MASSACRE OF PEASANTS! Given the pressures of the land thieving landowners of the Union, since the end of March the governor of Rondônia, military police Colonel Marcos Rocha, has … Continue reading Brazil: Long Live the Resistance of the Peasants of Camp Manoel Ribeiro!

Camp Manoel Ribeiro is Attacked Again and Peasants Resist; See Video

The following is an unofficial translation of A Nova Democracia’s article Camp Manoel Ribeiro is Attacked Again and Peasants Resist. There follows the escalation of the reactionary violence of the latifundium and the old state against the peasants of Camp Manoel Ribeiro. Peasants reported an unusual movement in the Nossa Senhora estate, between 6 pm and 8 pm on the evening of January 20: a … Continue reading Camp Manoel Ribeiro is Attacked Again and Peasants Resist; See Video