Week in Struggle: July 16-22


On July 10, members of the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), led by the Communist Party of India (Maoist), targeted and wounded two police commandos; no losses were reported on the PLGA’s side. On July 12, a police informant was detained and shot by PGLA members.


Dozens of banners were seen along highways and other heavy traffic areas in support of the League of Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres). The banners read “Long Live the LCP!”


A judge ruled in favor of the Ibarra County Union (Sindicato del municipio de Ibarra) and their right to fight for better work conditions and pay earlier this week. After winning the favorable ruling, the union is now fighting for a general assembly in which cases of harassment, intimidation, and torture of workers will be investigated.


In Duisburg, a demonstration was held to protest a proposed law that would drastically tighten the right of assembly, with approximately 6,000 people coming out to show their opposition. The police attacked the protesters, injuring over 100 of them through heavy use of batons and pepper spray. The arrested protesters were denied access to paramedics and lawyers.


In Copenhagen, an action was held in solidarity with the four arrested peasants from Camp Manoel Ribeiro who have been illegally arrested and are facing a farcical trial. Participants held a banner with the slogan “Support the struggle of the poor peasants in Brazil!” and distributed pamphlets in support of the arrested peasants.

In Copenhagen, graffiti commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party was documented, reading, “100 Years since the founding of China’s Communist Party! Let Us Unite Under Maoism!”

United States


Graffiti commemorating the one-year anniversary of the murder of Garrett Foster, an activist killed by US Army Sergeant Daniel Perry following the May Uprisings last year, was documented.

Los Angeles

Graffiti in support of the League of Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres) was documented reading, “Long Live the LCP of Brazil,” “Long Live the Brazilian Agrarian Revolution! Long Live the LCP,” and “Freedom for the Brazilian Political Prisoners from Camp Manoel Ribeiro!”


Flyers promoting Tribune of the People were documented in Pittsburgh and Rochester.


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