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
Editor’s Note: The following is a video created by Red Aid, a group of activists supporting political prisoners in the US and worldwide. The activists have made a solidarity statement to support the four Brazilian peasants who were arrested on May 21 in the western Amazon state of Rondonia, and who were denied release after a judicial hearing on June 29. The four young peasants, … Continue reading Austin: Activists Release Solidarity Video for Four Brazilian Peasant Political Prisoners
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
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
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!
The following is an unofficial translation of the article “A Revolução Agrária é o início da emancipação da Nação” from revolutionary Brazilian newspaper A Nova Democracia. By Jailson De Souza The recent events in Rondônia, of illegal military siege and preparation for a new massacre of poor peasants in the lands where the Heroic Armed Peasant Resistance of Santa Elina took place 25 years ago … Continue reading A Nova Democracia: The Agrarian Revolution Is the Beginning of the Nation’s Emancipation
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
By the Editorial Board If we die in this fightOur blood will be a seed.We will conquer justice,History does not fail, we will win. -From the Hymn of the League of Poor Peasants in Brazil The peasants’ struggle and democratic revolutionary movement is on the advance in Brazil against the Old Society, leading the desperate ruling class to panic and prepare futile plans to try … Continue reading All Support to the Peasants of Camp Manoel Ribeiro—Defend the Brazilian People from the Attacks of Reaction! (Updated)
The following was originally posted on Communist International, Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Internet Review, covering the ongoing repression against poor peasant camps in Rondônia, specifically on the former Santa Elina Farm. “Government of Rondônia threatens new massacre in the Hacienda Santa Elina,” located in Rondônia in the Western Amazon, Brazil. We denounce that the government of Rondônia headed by the governor, also a colonel of the Military Police, … Continue reading Brazil: Urgent! Government of Rondônia Threatens New Massacre in the Hacienda Santa Elina
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!