RJ: Two articles on protests in CDD after military police murder worker

Caption: CDD residents demonstrate on second day of protests. Photo: AND Rio de Janeiro Support Committee RJ: CDD residents close Yellow Line after MP murders worker; see editorial comment On January 4, residents of the Cidade de Deus favela (CDD), in the west zone of Rio, closed both directions of the Yellow Line, an importantContinue reading “RJ: Two articles on protests in CDD after military police murder worker”

End of emergency aid will throw millions of people into misery

Caption: Graffiti demanding emergency aid until the end of the recession and against the election, in Montes Claros, North of Minas Gerais. Emergency aid will stop with the end of 2020, after 11:59 p.m. on December 31. The program was created in March by the federal government to help informal workers during the new coronavirusContinue reading “End of emergency aid will throw millions of people into misery”

ES: Road workers protest for the immediate return of ticket collectors

On the morning of Monday, January 4, the first working day of 2021, the buses of the metropolitan region of Vitória, Espírito Santo, organized a shutdown of the public transportation service. The main claim is the demand for the immediate return of ticket collectors, who were discharged from their services as part of a measureContinue reading “ES: Road workers protest for the immediate return of ticket collectors”

RO: Governor wants to hand over environmental reserve land to landowners in Rondonia

Caption: This region is part of the Guarajá-Mirim State Park destroyed by landowners to raise cattle for export. Photo: Luiz Martins/ Amazon Network Below, we reproduce an article issued by the Peasant Resistance Newspaper regarding the legalization of land grabbing by landowners of over 11 thousand hectares of land (protected areas) in Rondonia. The reactionaryContinue reading “RO: Governor wants to hand over environmental reserve land to landowners in Rondonia”

US Military participated in war simulation in the Amazon

The war simulation in the Amazon carried out in September by the Brazilian Army was accompanied by military personnel from the United States (USA). The news came from the Minister of Defense himself, the active general Fernando Azevedo e Silva, and was presented in the Minister’s speech after a request for information had been filedContinue reading “US Military participated in war simulation in the Amazon”

PB: After threat of eviction, residents of the Luiz Gomes occupation stop repossession

On December 23rd, in Campina Grande, state of Paraíba (PB), residents of the Luiz Gomes Occupation carried out a combative protest against the threat of illegal eviction. The act took place in front of the office of Mayor Romero Rodrigues (PSD). The threat from the municipal government was made two days before, and was scheduledContinue reading “PB: After threat of eviction, residents of the Luiz Gomes occupation stop repossession”

RJ: Two people die and 150 are displaced during floods in Baixada Fluminense

On December 22, two people died after being dragged by the current following a flood that hit the city of Duque de Caxias, in the region of Baixada Fluminense, in the state of Rio de Janeiro. A video in which a woman is dragged by the current is circulating on social networks. So far theContinue reading “RJ: Two people die and 150 are displaced during floods in Baixada Fluminense”

MT: Peasants resist illegal eviction, block highway BR-158

On December 14, peasants blocked a stretch of BR-158, between Confresa and Vila Rica, in the northeast of the state of Mato Grosso. The action took place after an attempt to evict more than 60 families from the Agropecuária Lago Grande S.A. ranch who for 24 years have been living in Porta da Amazônia, anContinue reading “MT: Peasants resist illegal eviction, block highway BR-158”

RO: Porto Velho graffiti calls for support to Camp Tiago dos Santos and LCP

Graffiti on 7 de Setembro Avenue, the main commercial road in the capital of Rondonia, broke the last few weeks’ silence of the pro-latifundium yellow press. In bold letters it says: ALL SUPPORT FOR CAMP TIAGO DOS SANTOS AND THE LCP! LONG LIVE THE AGRARIAN REVOLUTION! MEPR. The prominent slogan calls for class solidarity ofContinue reading “RO: Porto Velho graffiti calls for support to Camp Tiago dos Santos and LCP”

MA: Peasant suffers assassination attempt by gunmen in Arari

On December 7, the peasant João de Deus Moreira Rodrigues, known as “Conzinhado”, 50 years old, was cowardly shot in the back by two gunmen at Pedro Leandro Fernandes Street, in the urban area of Arari, 167 km from São Luís. A resident of the Santo Antônio village in Arari, Maranhão, “Conzinhado” is a militantContinue reading “MA: Peasant suffers assassination attempt by gunmen in Arari”