Week in Struggle: November 12-18


On November 5, the Support Committee for the revolutionary Brazilian newspaper A Nova Democracia (AND) in Maringa, located in southern Brazil, distributed a special edition print issue about Chairman Gonzalo. Members of the support committee spoke on Chairman Gonzalo’s life as the leader of the International Communist Movement and the Communist Party of Peru. Members also explained that Chairman Gonzalo never surrendered or betrayed the revolution despite being tortured and held in solitary confinement for 29 years, and ultimately assassinated by the old State in Peru with the backing of US imperialism. 

The Support Committee for AND in Curitiba, in southern Brazil, distributed articles in a transport hub on November 6 that denounced the recent attacks on the Saint Vincent peasant camp and the murder of John, a 51-year-old peasant murdered in front of his home. Members of the Support Committee also told those who passed by about the successful student occupation of the cafeteria of Curitiba University.  

On November 13, the AND Support Committee in Montes Claros, located in southeastern Brazil, distributed the special edition of AND for Chairman Gonzalo in North Minas. The people who spoke to the Support Committee were moved by Chairman Gonzalo’s dedication to the peasant struggle and impressed by the development of the revolution in Peru.


The Front for the Defense of the People’s Struggles of Ecuador (FLDP-EC, Frente de Defensa de Luchas del Pueblo del Ecuador) released a video on November 16 in homage to Chairman Gonzalo.

The FLDP-EC released a statement on November 15 which marks the anniversary of the martyrs of November 15, 1922. On this day, workers held a citywide general strike, and faced off with police, who shot into the crowd, killing at least 300 people. FLDP-EC highlighted how rebuilding the labor movement must serve new democratic revolution in Ecuador and the World Proletarian Revolution.


On November 5, agricultural leaders met to denounce the old Mexican State’s imprisonment of political prisoner Salvador Pinal Melendez, who was detained on September 20 for opposing the Interoceanic Corridor Development project in southern Mexico. The leaders demand that the government deny the results of a survey conducted by a mining company on the environmental impact of the San Jose mining project. They also released demands that seek justice for those killed defending land in Paso de Reyna (a small town in the state of Oaxaca). Those in attendance reaffirm their commitment to defending land in Oaxaca.

Last week, democratic people’s newspaper Periódico Mural (Mural Newspaper) released a video showing solidarity with Salvador Pinal Melendez, including interviews with Melendez’s family and comrades.


Earlier this month, revolutionary Chilean organization Revolutionary Front Mataquito (Frente Revolucionária Mataquito) carried out a graffiti campaign promoting the election boycott of the presidential elections in Chile. Elections in Chile will occur on November 21. The slogans translate to “The path is fighting, not elections,” “Nothing justifies the expensive life in Chile,” and “October 18, it is right to rebel!” referencing the ongoing uprisings in Chile that started in 2019. 


This week in Paris, the Revolutionary Youth (Jeunes Révolutionnaires) participated in a proletarian school of ideological and political training. The revolutionary school taught attendees that they must lead their struggle against the old French State by basing their deeds on the ideology of the proletariat: Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. Attendees discussed the bourgeois-democratic State, fascism, and the boycott of the presidential and legislative elections that will happen in 2022.


On November 15, the revolutionary Danish website Socialist Revolution (Socialistisk Revolution) reported on an action conducted by revolutionaries who promoted the election boycott of the municipal and regional council elections held on November 2 by pasting posters and leaving flyers on mailboxes.


This week, in Galicia, graffiti and 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 “Modi is fascist and genocidal.” 

United States

In Los Angeles, California, and Austin, Texas, graffiti supporting the People’s War in India was documented. Since the founding of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) [CPI (Maoist)] in 2004, the Party has been waging a revolutionary armed struggle against the reactionary Indian State, mainly basing its operations in the poor, semi-feudal Indian countryside. The slogan read, “Long live the People’s War in India,” with a hammer and sickle.

Los Angeles

This week graffiti with the slogan “Eternal honor and glory to Chairman Gonzalo” was documented in Los Angeles, California. Revolutionaries around the world have raised the slogan in honor of Chairman Gonzalo.

Graffiti in solidarity with the revolutionary organization Current of the People – Red Sun (CP-Sol Rojo) was documented in Los Angeles, California. The graffiti called for the Mexican State to present Dr. Ernesto Sernas Garcia alive. He was forcefully disappeared in 2018 by the reactionary Mexican State for defending 23 militants from CP-Sol Rojo against false possession of explosives charges. The graffiti read, “Present Dr. Ernesto Sernas Garcia alive!” and “Long live the Current of the People – Red Sun!”

In Los Angeles, California, graffiti in solidarity with the League of Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres) in Brazil was documented. The LCP organizes landless peasants in the countryside of Brazil. Last month, dozens of peasant families were evicted from the Tiago Campin dos Santos and the Ademar Ferreira Settlements, in Nova Mutum Parana, a district in the city of Porto Velho, Rondonia. The peasants under the leadership of the LCP valiantly retook their land after being evicted.

The slogan “People’s Justice for Guillermo Amezcua!” was documented in Los Angeles, California. Amezcua was shot at least 60 times by San Fernando police officers while sitting in his car in San Fernando, California, in April of this year. Revolutionaries alongside Amezcua’s family members have united to fight for people’s justice for his death at the hands of the San Fernando Police Department.


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