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

South Africa: Land Seizures, Combative Defense Against Police Repression

By Nélida Tello For the past month, hundreds of people in the shantytowns of Cape Town have seized and occupied over 20 empty plots of land, city buildings and community facilities, combatively defending their conquests against police raids. More than 5,000 dwellings have been built on the seized land, many of which police forces have targeted and destroyed. The people have built barricades, burned buildings, … Continue reading South Africa: Land Seizures, Combative Defense Against Police Repression