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: 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: Two More Articles on the Resistance of Camp Manoel Ribeiro

The following is an unofficial translation of two new articles concerning the struggle of the peasants at Camp Manoel Ribeiro, led by the Poor Peasants League. Afraid, Police Intercept Peasant Buses in Manoel Ribeiro Below, we [A Nova Democracia] reproduce news from the Resistencia Camponesa (Peasant Resistance) newspaper about police intimidation against peasants arriving at the new Camp Manoel Ribeiro. On September 15, the police … Continue reading Brazil: Two More Articles on the Resistance of Camp Manoel Ribeiro

The Significance of Land Seizures in the Brazilian State of Rondônia

By the Editorial Board When the deepest masses rise up, the Old States tremble and panic; each step taken by this section of the masses is met with a wave of reaction to force the people as a whole to cower. However, each step taken lights a fire in the hearts of millions, and the oppressed of the world feel themselves moving forward. In the … Continue reading The Significance of Land Seizures in the Brazilian State of Rondônia

Brazil: Two Articles on the Peasant Struggle in Rondônia

The following is a translation of two articles from Resitencia Componesa (Peasant Resistance) Newspaper concerning the struggle of poor peasants for land, specifically in the lands of the former Santa Elina farm, which was the site of the Battle of Corumbiara 25 years ago. Rondônia: Camp Manoel Ribeiro Peasants and Surrounding Communities Face Military Police Intimidation A Nova Democracia, September 16 We reproduce below a … Continue reading Brazil: Two Articles on the Peasant Struggle in Rondônia