Brazil: LCP Denounces Criminal Attack on the Osmir Venuto Camp (Pará)

Photo: Entrance to the Camp Osmir Venuto, in Eldorado dos Carajás in the State of Pará. Credit: Peasant Resistance. The following is an unofficial translation of a statement produced by the National Commission of the League of Poor Peasants (LCP) We reproduce below a note issued by the National Commission of the League of Poor Peasants (LCP) where they denounce the criminal attack promoted against … Continue reading Brazil: LCP Denounces Criminal Attack on the Osmir Venuto Camp (Pará)

Brazil: Gunmen Attack Peasants and Set Fires at Camp Osmir Venuto

The following is an unofficial translation of the A Nova Democracia article “PA: Pistoleiros atacam camponeses e provocam incêndios no Acampamento Osmir Venuto” Gunmen at the behest of the latifundio invaded Camp Osmir Venuto, burned houses and wounded peasants. The attack occurred at dawn on December 14, in Eldorado dos Carajás, southern Pará, against the area organized by the League of Poor Peasants (LCP). According to … Continue reading Brazil: Gunmen Attack Peasants and Set Fires at Camp Osmir Venuto

Pittsburgh: UNDM Marches On Evicting Judge’s Home

By Peter Cherry On Sunday, nine activists from the United Neighborhood Defense Movement marched on Judge Christine Ward’s home in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The rally culminated with several household items and furniture being thrown onto her lawn by activists. Judge Ward ruled in favor of the new landowner of Valmar Gardens apartment complex in Penn Hills, authorizing the eviction of the remaining nine … Continue reading Pittsburgh: UNDM Marches On Evicting Judge’s Home

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

San Antonio: Mobile Home Residents Protest Landlord and Private Eviction Company Terror

By David Martinez On September 28, residents of Jasper Mobile Home Park in Northeast San Antonio and their supporters rallied outside of the office of Bexar County Eviction Services (BCES) to protest Helen Klonek, the owner of BCES, who has collaborated with the management of the mobile home park to intimidate residents into leaving through the use of bogus eviction notices and other threatening tactics. … Continue reading San Antonio: Mobile Home Residents Protest Landlord and Private Eviction Company Terror

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

Los Angeles: Tenants, Activists Halt Illegal Eviction of Mariachi

By Felipe Vera This Monday, Defend Boyle Heights (DBH) led an action with the support of members from the Los Angeles Tenants Union to defend a mariachi, Naty, from an attempted eviction at the motel where he and his family live in the working class community of South Gate. The previous week, Naty was served a three-day notice to pay or vacate by his slumlord … Continue reading Los Angeles: Tenants, Activists Halt Illegal Eviction of Mariachi

Los Angeles: Tenants Union and Activists Stop Illegal Evictions

Photo: Community support shows up for a second time on June 4 to defend elderly tenants under threat of eviction near Silver Lake. By Felipe Vera In the past two weeks, Los Angeles communities have resisted numerous attempts at illegal evictions by local landlords, many led by the Los Angeles Tenants Union (LATU) as part of their anti-eviction campaign. The current economic and health crises … Continue reading Los Angeles: Tenants Union and Activists Stop Illegal Evictions