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: 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: 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

Brazil: Peasants Movement Fends Off Military Police, Reports Torture in Camps

The following is a short summary of the articles, “Great peasant resistance! Camp Manoel Ribeiro defeats PM eviction operation,” and “Military men torture peasants at Camp Tiago dos Santos,” published by Brazilian revolutionary newspaper A Nova Democracia. On March 31, the military police and government of Rondônia attempted to evict peasants from Camp Manoel Ribeiro in operation “Peace in the Countryside.” Peasants faced off with the … Continue reading Brazil: Peasants Movement Fends Off Military Police, Reports Torture in Camps

Brazil: People’s Assembly in the Manoel Ribeiro Area, ‘The blood Spilled in Santa Elina Flows in our Veins!’

The following is an unofficial translation from A Nova Democracia, sharing a statement from Committee for the Defense of the Agrarian Revolution (CDRA), Below, we reproduce a note issued by the Committee for the Defense of the Agrarian Revolution (CDRA) composed of peasants from the Manoel Ribeiro Area where they reject the wave of lies, criminalization and repression against poor peasants fighting for land in … Continue reading Brazil: People’s Assembly in the Manoel Ribeiro Area, ‘The blood Spilled in Santa Elina Flows in our Veins!’