Week in Struggle: October 22-28


Two hundred peasants protested against the latifundium (large landlords) outside the headquarters of the Association of Soybeans, the Brazilian Association of Maize Producers, and the Brazilian Association of Soy Seed Producers. The protest was a response to fascist President Jair Bolsonaro’s veto of bill (PL) 823/2021, which would have provided aid to starving peasants. Fifty-nine percent of Brazilians experience food insecurity, including peasants who produce most of the food. Peasants left banners on the building with slogans including “Soy does not fill dishes, Bolsonaro finances hunger!” and shouted, “Occupy, resist, and produce!”

On October 23, the League of Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres) blocked a major highway during a protest against the evictions of peasants in Tiago Dos Santos. Led by the LCP, the peasants of Tiago dos Santos have seized land from the exploitative and oppressive landlord Antônio Martins (known as “Old Rooster”). The peasants turned the idle land into productive plots. Earlier this month, 3,000 police officers were mobilized to illegally evict and attempt to massacre the peasants, but the peasants prevented a massacre, and those evicted are fighting to return to their land. The protesters held LCP flags and a banner reading “Tiago Campin dos Santos Settlement,” and passed out handwritten pamphlets to passing trucks before blocking the highway.

The A Nova Democracia Belo Horizonte Support Committee visited peasants and workers occupying land in Cidade de Deus located in the outskirts of Sete Lagoas in the state of Minas Gerais, on September 11. A Nova Democracia, a revolutionary news service in Brazil, interviewed a resident who spoke on the history of the occupation, which started after the eviction of a single mother, and the fight to remain on the land.


On October 25, Current of the People – Red Sun (CP-Sol Rojo, Corriente del Pueblo Sol Rojo) published a letter from political prisoner Salvador Pinal Meléndez written on September 17. Meléndez, a member of CP-Sol Rojo, was arrested on September 20, 2020, for a crime he did not commit while defending himself from mercenary Anastasio “Tacho Canasta” Gutiérrez, known for invading lands and stealing agricultural equipment. 

A joint statement published on October 28 points out that Meléndez, who suffers from chronic diabetes and hypertension, is imprisoned despite laws stating that those with health conditions can be placed on house arrest pending trial. The statement was signed by many groups including CP-Sol Rojo; the General Assembly of Workers (Asamblea General de Trabajadores); and the Zapatista Indigenous Agrarian Movement (Movimiento Agrario Indígena Zapatista). The signatories demand the immediate and unconditional freedom of Meléndez and that the mercenary “Tacha Canasta” be imprisoned.

CP-Sol Rojo attended an event held by the Cultural and Science Studies Center for the Proletarian Revolution (Centro Cultural y de Estudios de la Ciencia para la Revolución Proletaria) for Chairman Gonzalo last week. Chairman Gonzalo, the leader of the Peruvian revolution and the greatest communist of the modern era, was assassinated by the Peruvian state last month. The event emphasized the current campaign to commemorate his life and defend his ideological contributions to proletarian ideology, the synthesis of Maoism and Gonzalo Thought.


In Bremen, revolutionaries hosted a cultural and educational event on the political struggles in Ecuador. Speakers explained to attendees that Ecuador is a semi-feudal and semi-colonial nation under the yoke of Yankee imperialism. Ecuador has a stunted economy, where the productive forces are not allowed to develop, this condition is maintained in service of imperialism, principally US imperialism. The focus of the event was on the struggles of the poor and landless peasants in Buenos Aires against the mining companies who own large pieces of land. The peasants are tirelessly fighting the imperialist companies and have declared these lands a mining-free zone. 

In Bremen, graffiti in support of the League of Poor Peasants, which organizes peasants in the Brazilian countryside against the exploitation and oppression of the big landlords, was documented. The graffiti reads, “Long Live the LCP” alongside a hammer and sickle. 

In Stuttgart, 600 people rallied in support of two antifascists, Jo and Dy, who are facing prison sentences. Attendees demonstrated in support of the two political prisoners and raised the demand the freedom for all antifascists targeted by the German State. Multiple fireworks were set off at the central police station, and there are reports of damaged police vehicles.


In Copenhagen, revolutionaries gathered at a busy street in support of the poor peasants in Brazil and the LCP. Attendees held a banner with the slogan: “Support the struggle of the poor peasants in Brazil!” was held by attendees. Pamphlets, condemning the reactionary Brazilian State’s recent preparations for a massacre of the peasants in Rondonia, were handed out.


In Pula, revolutionaries posted informational posters with slogans in solidarity with the poor peasants of Brazil and the League of Poor Peasants. The posters were seen in the center of the city, which is a tourist attraction. The slogans read, “Stop the criminalization of the struggle for land in Brazil,” and “Long Live the LCP”.


In Galicia, graffiti commemorating comrade Martin Naya, founder of the revolutionary Galician newspaper DAZIBAO ROJO, was documented. Naya passed away on September 3 and played a pivotal role in struggling for the Construction Committee of the Maoist Communist Party of Galicia. The graffiti reads, “Honor and glory to comrade Martin Naya” with a hammer and sickle and “Comrade Martin Naya present in the fight.”

In Galicia, posters in support of the People’s War in India were documented. The reactionary Indian State initiated a new counter-revolutionary military operation against the Communist Party of India (Maoist) and the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), known as ‘Prahaar,’ in October. The posters read, “Long live the People’s War in India,” and “Stop Prahaar-3, Modi Fascist.”

Read more on India: Maoists Oppose New Counter-Revolutionary Operation ‘Prahaar’

United States


In Pittsburgh, graffiti identifying Pittsburgh police officer Keith L. Edmonds as the killer of Jim Rogers, an unarmed, homeless Black man, was documented. Graffiti also called for people’s justice for Jim Rogers.

Elsewhere in the city, graffiti promoting the election boycott of the general elections for the mayor, city council, constables, and magisterial district judges, which will be held on November 2, was documented. The slogans read, “Don’t vote! Fight for Revolution!”, “Elections no! Revolution yes!” Hammer and sickles were also reported with the slogans.

Graffiti commemorating the life and contributions of Chairman Gonzalo was reported in Kansas City, Missouri, Oxnard, California, and Los Angles, California. Chairman Gonzalo (Abimael Guzman Reynoso) died on September 11, 2021, following 29 years of a prolonged assassination by the old Peruvian State, backed by US imperialism. Chairman Gonzalo is the celebrated leader of the Communist Party of Peru (PCP, Partido Comunista del Peru) and the Peruvian Revolution. He is the greatest Communist of the modern era, who developed Maoism as the highest stage of the ideology of the international proletariat. The slogans read, “Eternal honor and glory to Chairman Gonzalo!”, “Long live Chairman Gonzalo and his all-powerful Thought!”, and “Long live the People’s War in Peru!”


Kansas City

Los Angeles

Tribune of the People promotional posters were documented in Pensacola, Florida.


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