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”

MG: Action honors peasant leader Cleomar Rodrigues murdered at the behest of landowners

COMRADE CLEOMAR! PRESENT IN THE STRUGGLE! Action honors peasant leader Cleomar Rodrigues de Almeida, murdered at the behest of landowners in Pedras de Maria da Cruz On December 6, a successful action was carried out in honor of comrade Cleomar Rodrigues, leader of the League of Poor Peasants (LCP), murdered on October 22, 2014, 6Continue reading “MG: Action honors peasant leader Cleomar Rodrigues murdered at the behest of landowners”

PA: Gunmen attack peasants and set fire to Camp Osmir Venuto

Gunmen at the command of the latifundium invaded Camp Osmir Venuto, burned houses and injured peasants. The attack occurred in the early hours of December 14 in Eldorado dos Carajás, south of Pará, against the area organized by the League of Poor Peasants (LCP). According to reports by the peasants, around midnight the families wereContinue reading “PA: Gunmen attack peasants and set fire to Camp Osmir Venuto”

MA: Military police’s cruel eviction generates revolt in São Luís

On December 2, the government of Maranhão carried out a massive eviction and destruction of houses on stilts in the state capital, São Luís. For some time people have been building houses on stilts in various parts of the city, which highlights a chronic problem in São Luís: the housing issue. This time it wasContinue reading “MA: Military police’s cruel eviction generates revolt in São Luís”

RO: Peasants resist intimidation around Camp Manoel Ribeiro

Below, we reproduce an article published by the Journal Resistência Camponesa about the resistance of peasants in the Manoel Ribeiro Area and region against military attacks. Police officers from the special operations group of the military police in conjunction with the civilian police have increased intimidation tactics in bars and roads in the Renato Nathan,Continue reading “RO: Peasants resist intimidation around Camp Manoel Ribeiro”

RJ: Residents protest after children are killed in front of home; family accuses Military Police

Emily and Rebeca join the list of children killed by gunfire in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Reproduction. Residents of Duque de Caxias, in Baixada Fluminense, protested at Raul Cortez Square, downtown, on December 6, after two children were murdered while playing in front of their family’s house in the Barro Vermelho favela, Jardim Gramacho neighborhood.Continue reading “RJ: Residents protest after children are killed in front of home; family accuses Military Police”

SP: One year after the Paraisópolis massacre, family members take to the streets to demand justice

On December 1, 2019, nine young people were cowardly murdered by Military Police (MPs) at the exit of a funk club known as “DZ7”, in the Paraisópolis favela, located in the southern part of São Paulo. One year after the massacre, relatives of the victims gathered to honor them in the alley where the youngContinue reading “SP: One year after the Paraisópolis massacre, family members take to the streets to demand justice”

MA: Citizenship Forums and Networks highlight the importance of community farms

On November 16, the communities that make up the Citizenship Forums and Networks in the State of Maranhão released a report highlighting the importance of community farms to advance the occupation of land taken by the latifundium and to consolidate land ownership for peasants. In addition, according to the peasants, they also serve to demonstrate,Continue reading “MA: Citizenship Forums and Networks highlight the importance of community farms”