Brazil: Comrade Pele, Present in the Struggle

By Nélida Tello On December 9, the National Commission of the League of Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Componeses Pobres) published a commemorative statement for the late Jose Fonseca de Aruajo, also known as Comrade Pele, who was one of the founders of the LCP in the western Brazilian states of Rondonia and Western Amazonia. Born in the northeastern state of Bahia, Comrade Pele’s family … Continue reading Brazil: Comrade Pele, Present in the Struggle

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

Peru: Peasants Set Fire to Imperialist Mining Facilities

Cover photo: Apumayo mine in Ayacucho set ablaze by peasants (Source: Apumayo) By Joan Hoch On October 29, over 500 Peruvian peasants invaded and set fire to the facilities of the Apumayo gold mine in Ayacucho, expropriating what they could. The same day, peasants also invaded the Breampampa mine, setting fire to and destroying a mechanical maintenance facility. In response to these and other similar … Continue reading Peru: Peasants Set Fire to Imperialist Mining Facilities

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

Brazil: People’s Organizations Commemorate 26 Years of Peasant Resistance in Corumbiara

By Ben Robinson Across Brazil, people’s organizations commemorated 26 years of the peasant resistance in Corumbiara on August 9 with large events. The date marks the anniversary of the Battle of Santa Elina, also known as the Corumbiara Massacre, when thousands of peasants threatened with eviction seized land in an area known as the old Santa Elina farm in outside the municipality of Corumbiara, Rondônia … Continue reading Brazil: People’s Organizations Commemorate 26 Years of Peasant Resistance in Corumbiara

Brazil: Bolsonaro National Force, Military Police, and Gunmen Shoot at Peasants

Editor’s Note: The following is an unofficial translation of “Força Nacional de Bolsonaro, pm e pistoleiros atiram contra camponeses” from the revolutionary peasant newspaper Resistencia Camponesa in Brazil. By Resistencia Camponesa Police actions against peasant areas have intensified since the announcement of “Operation Rondônia,” using federal and state forces to repress the just peasant struggle in the region and particularly the combative and honorable peasant … Continue reading Brazil: Bolsonaro National Force, Military Police, and Gunmen Shoot at Peasants

Brazil: Combative Peasant Protest Blocks Highway, Denounces Bolsonaro Government

By Ben Robinson On July 15, the National Front of Struggle (Frente Nacional de Luta) and the League of Poor Peasants (LCP, Liga dos Camponeses Pobres) organized a protest in the state of Minas Gerais, which included blocking a major highway with a flaming barricade. The peasant demonstration raised slogans against the genocidal government of fascist President Jair Bolsonaro, which has caused the death of … Continue reading Brazil: Combative Peasant Protest Blocks Highway, Denounces Bolsonaro Government

Austin: Activists Release Solidarity Video for Four Brazilian Peasant Political Prisoners

Editor’s Note: The following is a video created by Red Aid, a group of activists supporting political prisoners in the US and worldwide. The activists have made a solidarity statement to support the four Brazilian peasants who were arrested on May 21 in the western Amazon state of Rondonia, and who were denied release after a judicial hearing on June 29. The four young peasants, … Continue reading Austin: Activists Release Solidarity Video for Four Brazilian Peasant Political Prisoners

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

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