ECUADOR: Anti-Mining Activist Arrested by Reactionary Moreno Regime

The following is an unofficial translation of two statements put out by the Ecuadorian revolutionary organization Defense Front of the People’s Struggle condemning the arrest and calling for the release of Cristian Montero, a political activist in the fight against large mining companies that displace poor peasants throughout the Ecuadorian countryside. Translation by Emiliano Guerrero Original statement from December 30 IMMEDIATE FREEDOM FOR CRISTIAN MONTERO … Continue reading ECUADOR: Anti-Mining Activist Arrested by Reactionary Moreno Regime

ECUADOR: Peasants Rebel Against Mining Company

Photo: Peasants in Bolívar province set fire to armored police vehicle and a mining tractor in an effort to prevent mining on their land By Jakob Stein Earlier this month, in Telimbela Parish, Bolívar province in central Ecuador, the masses blocked vehicles belonging to the Chinese company, Yankuang Donghua Construction, who entered the area to begin mining. In order to enter the area of the … Continue reading ECUADOR: Peasants Rebel Against Mining Company

BRAZIL: Army and Military Police Evict Peasants in Porto Velho

Photo: Army and Military Police round up peasants in an effort to evict them By Jakob Stein Last week, the reactionary Army, the National Force, and the Military Police Tactical Force evicted 400 peasant families from the Boa Esperança Camp in Porto Velho, Rondônia. The residents report that the military acted violently and set fire to the area, arresting Delson Pinto de Souza, a peasant who … Continue reading BRAZIL: Army and Military Police Evict Peasants in Porto Velho

BRAZIL: Latifundio and Military Police Steal Land, Peasants Retaliate

By Jakob Stein The past several weeks have shown both the villainous actions of the latifundio and police as well as the heroic struggle of the peasants in the Brazilian countryside. The Bolsonaro government has instituted a new wave of land reintegration against peasants who have fought to transform fallow lands, previously owned by large corporations and abusive landlords, into productive farms and communities as … Continue reading BRAZIL: Latifundio and Military Police Steal Land, Peasants Retaliate