Brazil: Peasants Resist and Prevent Massacre, Hold Large Assembly

By Nélida Tello Poor Brazilian peasants, organized by the League of Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres), from Camp Tiago dos Santos have unwaveringly defended their land and successfully prevented a massacre at the hands of the police by burning bridges and blocking roads leading to the Camp. On October 17, the reactionary armed forces sieged the Camp and evicted dozens of families to … Continue reading Brazil: Peasants Resist and Prevent Massacre, Hold Large Assembly

Communist Party of Peru Carries Out Armed Propaganda in La Esperanza

By Ben Robinson The Communist Party of Peru (PCP, Partido Comunista del Perú) carried out an armed agitation and propaganda action in La Esperanza. They raised a red flag emblazoned with the acronym “PCP” along with a hammer and sickle. Below the flag, a poster read, “Warning: If you continue to threaten the Party’s masses, you will be annihilated. The Party has a thousand eyes, a thousand ears. Long live … Continue reading Communist Party of Peru Carries Out Armed Propaganda in La Esperanza

A Nova Democracia: US Air Force Comes to Brazil to Train Brazilian Military to Operate in ‘Irregular Wars’

Photo: US military personnel land at Campo Grande Air Base in Mato Grosso do Sul to train Brazilian military personnel in combat typical of “irregular wars” (Source: Sd A. Soares/FAB) Editor’s Note: The following is an unofficial translation of an article by the Brazilian democratic newspaper A Nova Democracia: “Força Aérea dos EUA vem ao Brasil treinar militares brasileiros para atuarem em ‘guerras irregulares’” By Gabriel … Continue reading A Nova Democracia: US Air Force Comes to Brazil to Train Brazilian Military to Operate in ‘Irregular Wars’

A Nova Democracia: Global Campaign Denounces New Attempt to Annihilate Chairman Gonzalo

Editor’s Note: The following is an unofficial translation of the article “Campanha mundial denuncia nova tentativa de aniquilar o Presidente Gonzalo“ by Brazilian revolutionary newspaper A Nova Democracia. By Jailson de Souza On July 20, Dr. Abimael Guzmán Reynoso, Chairman Gonzalo, head of the Communist Party of Peru (PCP, Partido Comunista del Peru) and the Peruvian Revolution, was transferred to a hospital near the Callao … Continue reading A Nova Democracia: Global Campaign Denounces New Attempt to Annihilate Chairman Gonzalo

Brazil: Bolsonaro National Force, Military Police, and Gunmen Shoot at Peasants

Editor’s Note: The following is an unofficial translation of “Força Nacional de Bolsonaro, pm e pistoleiros atiram contra camponeses” from the revolutionary peasant newspaper Resistencia Camponesa in Brazil. By Resistencia Camponesa Police actions against peasant areas have intensified since the announcement of “Operation Rondônia,” using federal and state forces to repress the just peasant struggle in the region and particularly the combative and honorable peasant … Continue reading Brazil: Bolsonaro National Force, Military Police, and Gunmen Shoot at Peasants

Peru People’s Movement: A Brief Note on the Political Situation of the Country

Editors Note: The following is an unofficial translation of the article “Breve Nota Sobre la Situación Política en el País” from the People’s Movement Peru. Just a few days ago, after a long tug-of-war between the representatives of the two factions of the big bourgeoisie to decide the nomination of the new reactionary president who will replace the current one in the presidency of the … Continue reading Peru People’s Movement: A Brief Note on the Political Situation of the Country

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

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

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