Mexico: Revolutionaries Commemorate Chairman Mao’s 128th Birthday and Anniversary of CP-Sol Rojo

By Nélida Tello On December 26, activists and revolutionaries from various parts of southern Mexico commemorated Chairman Mao Zedong’s 128th birthday and celebrated the fifth anniversary of Current of the People-Red Sun’s (CP-Sol Rojo, Corriente del Pueblo Sol Rojo) public existence as well as its 14 years of political work in rural communities.  At the event, organizers spoke of their struggles against imperialist aggression, the … Continue reading Mexico: Revolutionaries Commemorate Chairman Mao’s 128th Birthday and Anniversary of CP-Sol Rojo

Proletarian Culture: David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican Muralist and Fierce Revolutionary

By Elena Perez Mexican artist and dedicated revolutionary, David Alfaro Siqueiros, was born in late December, 1896 (the exact date is disputed), and died on January 6, 1974. His artistic works include many brilliant, large-scale murals that show the world in motion through revolution. Born on the horizon of the new century, Siqueiros took up Marxism, and stood shoulder-to-shoulder with indigenous and peasants’ struggles and … Continue reading Proletarian Culture: David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican Muralist and Fierce Revolutionary

Brazil: Political Prisoner at Risk of Death, Peasants Mobilize in Defense

Cover photo: Luzivaldo de Souza Araujo in the cap, in an audience at the Agrarian Ombudsman in Brasilia, October 2017 By Nélida Tello The National Commission of the League of Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres), which organizes the poor peasants in the countryside in their struggle for land, published a statement on December 28 on the status of Luzivaldo de Souza Araujo, a … Continue reading Brazil: Political Prisoner at Risk of Death, Peasants Mobilize in Defense

Bolivia: Revolutionaries Honor Chairman Gonzalo and Raise the Red Flag of Maoism

By Jakob Stein In December, numerous posters commemorating Chairman Gonzalo as well as red flags with hammer and sickles were documented in the popular neighborhoods of several cities around Bolivia. The photographs were published by the Communist International journal on Thursday, and are notable because they mark one of the first publicized actions for Chairman Gonzalo by revolutionaries in Bolivia in recent memory. The recent … Continue reading Bolivia: Revolutionaries Honor Chairman Gonzalo and Raise the Red Flag of Maoism

A Domesticated ‘Leftist’: Latin American Revolutionaries on Gabriel Boric, Chile’s New President

By David Martinez After two rounds of elections with a large number of abstentions, the phony socialist Gabriel Boric was elected the new president of Chile on December 19. In the second round, a mere 55.5% of eligible voters took part, giving Boric a win against the fascist Jose Antonio Kast. Boric presents himself as a ‘progressive’ who can transform the old Chilean State, but … Continue reading A Domesticated ‘Leftist’: Latin American Revolutionaries on Gabriel Boric, Chile’s New President

Mexico: Democratic Organizations Face Evictions, Repression

By Ben Robinson Repression of democratic organizations that had been ongoing for weeks culminated on November 14, when street vendors in the Union of Oaxacan Artists and Merchants in the Struggle (UACOL, Union de Artesanos y Comerciantes en la Lucha) were evicted from the Oaxaca city center. These acts of repression come as the governor of Oaxaca, Alejandro Murat Hinojosa, is preparing to close out … Continue reading Mexico: Democratic Organizations Face Evictions, Repression

Ecuador: ‘Your Blood Is Our Blood’: Revolutionaries Issue Solidarity with Brazilian Peasants

By David Martinez Last week, Ecuadorian revolutionaries issued a statement and carried out actions in solidarity with the League of Poor Peasants in Brazil (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres). The solidarity comes as the LCP faces persistent violent attacks from the military government of Brazil, which is backing the large landowners in the countryside threatening the peasants living at the Tiago Campin dos Santos and Ademar Ferreira … Continue reading Ecuador: ‘Your Blood Is Our Blood’: Revolutionaries Issue Solidarity with Brazilian Peasants

Brazil: Students Occupy University Building, Demand an End to Privatization of Education

Photo: Students on the steps at the Federal University of Parana (Source: A Nova Democracia) By Ben Robinson Between November 6 and 8, the Student Front Against Distance Education (Frente Estudantil Contra a Educação a Distância) organized a student strike and occupation of the Federal University of Parana’s cafeteria. Brazilian students are protesting the privatization of education, funding cuts, and the end of in-person classes … Continue reading Brazil: Students Occupy University Building, Demand an End to Privatization of Education

A Nova Democracia: Where Is Latin America Headed?

Editors’ Note: The following is an unofficial translation of an editorial by the Brazilian democratic newspaper A Nova Democracia: “Editorial semanal – Para onde vai a América Latina?“ Tribune has added a few footnotes to clarify some points for our readers. By the Editorial Board of A Nova Democracia Last month, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) released a report titled “Trapped: High Inequality and Low … Continue reading A Nova Democracia: Where Is Latin America Headed?

Brazil: Peasants Resist and Prevent Massacre, Hold Large Assembly

By Nélida Tello Poor Brazilian peasants, organized by the League of Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres), from Camp Tiago dos Santos have unwaveringly defended their land and successfully prevented a massacre at the hands of the police by burning bridges and blocking roads leading to the Camp. On October 17, the reactionary armed forces sieged the Camp and evicted dozens of families to … Continue reading Brazil: Peasants Resist and Prevent Massacre, Hold Large Assembly