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

Week in Struggle: June 18-24

Brazil On June 19, hundreds of thousands of people rose up in over 400 cities throughout Brazil against the genocidal government of president Jair Bolsonaro, exceeding the numbers from protests earlier this month. Various democratic organizations including the Revolutionary Popular Student Movement (MEPR, Movimento Estudantil Popular Revolucionário), the League of Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres), and Popular Women’s Movement (MFP, Movimiento Feminino Popular) … Continue reading Week in Struggle: June 18-24

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

Brazil: A Nova Democracia – New Forces

Editor’s Note: The following is an unofficial translation of the editorial “New Forces” from the Brazilian democratic newspaper, A Nova Democracia (AND). At the bottom, we have included a glossary of some acronyms that are mentioned in the editorial. By the Editorial Board of A Nova Democracia Although it is not yet clear what the consequences of the demonstrations of last May 29 will be, … Continue reading Brazil: A Nova Democracia – New Forces

Brazil: Political Persecution – Police Invade LCP Offices

Editor’s Note: The following is an unofficial translation of an article by Brazilian democratic newspaper A Nova Democracia (AND). By Taís Souza On June 2, civil police broke into and invaded the local headquarters of the League of Poor Peasants (Liga dos Camponeses Pobres, LCP) in the city of Jaru, Rondônia. This is the second invasion in less than two months. According to the movement, … Continue reading Brazil: Political Persecution – Police Invade LCP Offices

Week in Struggle: May 28-June 3

Brazil During the massive protests across Brazil on May 29, demonstrators showed their support for the League of Poor Peasants ( LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres), who have been fighting to keep their land under threat of massacre by the government. A banner signed by the Revolutionary Popular Student Movement (MEPR, Movimento Estudantil Popular Revolucionário) in Rio de Janeiro read, “Immediate freedom for the four … Continue reading Week in Struggle: May 28-June 3

Brazil: Protests across Country Denounce the Genocidal Military Government of Bolsonaro

By David Martinez Tens of thousands demonstrated across Brazil this past Saturday against the genocidal military government of fascist president Jair Bolsonaro. As reported by Brazilian revolutionary newspaper A Nova Democracia (AND), demonstrations took place in over 200 cities and towns, with the wide participation of the Brazilian people, including workers, students, unions, and people’s organizations. Protesters raised demands for the COVID-19 vaccine, jobs, and … Continue reading Brazil: Protests across Country Denounce the Genocidal Military Government of Bolsonaro

Brazil: Peasants Break Through Military Siege, Withdraw, and Declare: We Will Come Back Stronger!

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!

Brazil: LCP Demands Immediate Freedom for 4 Peasants Arrested in Camp Manoel Ribeiro

By Nélida Tello The League of Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres) is demanding the immediate release of four peasants arrested on May 14 by the reactionary police forces during an illegal incursion into Camp Manoel Ribeiro in the Brazilian state of Rondônia in the western Amazon. Police repression and illegal surveillance of the camp have continued despite the state prosecutor’s office prohibiting such … Continue reading Brazil: LCP Demands Immediate Freedom for 4 Peasants Arrested in Camp Manoel Ribeiro