Brazil: Two More Articles on the Resistance of Camp Manoel Ribeiro

The following is an unofficial translation of two new articles concerning the struggle of the peasants at Camp Manoel Ribeiro, led by the Poor Peasants League. Afraid, Police Intercept Peasant Buses in Manoel Ribeiro Below, we [A Nova Democracia] reproduce news from the Resistencia Camponesa (Peasant Resistance) newspaper about police intimidation against peasants arriving at the new Camp Manoel Ribeiro. On September 15, the police … Continue reading Brazil: Two More Articles on the Resistance of Camp Manoel Ribeiro

The Significance of Land Seizures in the Brazilian State of Rondônia

By the Editorial Board When the deepest masses rise up, the Old States tremble and panic; each step taken by this section of the masses is met with a wave of reaction to force the people as a whole to cower. However, each step taken lights a fire in the hearts of millions, and the oppressed of the world feel themselves moving forward. In the … Continue reading The Significance of Land Seizures in the Brazilian State of Rondônia

Brazil: Two Articles on the Peasant Struggle in Rondônia

The following is a translation of two articles from Resitencia Componesa (Peasant Resistance) Newspaper concerning the struggle of poor peasants for land, specifically in the lands of the former Santa Elina farm, which was the site of the Battle of Corumbiara 25 years ago. Rondônia: Camp Manoel Ribeiro Peasants and Surrounding Communities Face Military Police Intimidation A Nova Democracia, September 16 We reproduce below a … Continue reading Brazil: Two Articles on the Peasant Struggle in Rondônia

South Africa: Land Seizures, Combative Defense Against Police Repression

By Nélida Tello For the past month, hundreds of people in the shantytowns of Cape Town have seized and occupied over 20 empty plots of land, city buildings and community facilities, combatively defending their conquests against police raids. More than 5,000 dwellings have been built on the seized land, many of which police forces have targeted and destroyed. The people have built barricades, burned buildings, … Continue reading South Africa: Land Seizures, Combative Defense Against Police Repression