BRAZIL: Favela Residents Fight Police to Resist Displacement

Photo: Residents of the Rio das Pedras favelas block the street leading into their neighborhood with burning barricades By Thomas Lambert On the morning of March 10 in west Rio de Janeiro, residents of the Rio das Pedras favela barricaded streets and fought police in defense of their homes and businesses. Just five days earlier, the city government instituted a “Zero Tolerance” program, which targets … Continue reading BRAZIL: Favela Residents Fight Police to Resist Displacement

COLOMBIA: Students Rebel Against Police and Politicians in Support of Education Strike

Photo: Student protesters march under a banner reading, “It is Right to Rebel!” By Thomas Lambert Throughout the past several weeks, students across Colombia have taken to the streets in support of striking teachers, clashing with riot police known as the Mobile Anti-Disturbance Squadron (ESMAD) in a continuation of the two-day education strike that began on February 20. In Soacha, an industrial working-class suburb of … Continue reading COLOMBIA: Students Rebel Against Police and Politicians in Support of Education Strike

PERU: Attack on Police in Ayacucho

The following is an unofficial translation of the article “Angriff auf die Polizeikräfte in Ayacucho” from German revolutionary news source Dem Volke Dienen. On Wednesday March 4, several National Police patrols were ambushed in the area of Apurimac and Mantaro Rivers, in the province of Ayacucho, Peru. The incident took place when the security forces were on duty in the center of Santa Rosa, Canayre … Continue reading PERU: Attack on Police in Ayacucho

CHILE: Mass Rebellion Delays Latin America’s Largest Music Festival, Injures Police

Photo: Protesters behind a burning vehicle in Viña del Mar By Thomas Lambert This year’s opening of the annual Viña del Mar International Song Festival was met by hundreds of militant protesters who delayed its start with combative street battles that damaged property and injured police officers, showing that the mass rebellion in Chile persists months after metro fare hikes in the capital of Santiago … Continue reading CHILE: Mass Rebellion Delays Latin America’s Largest Music Festival, Injures Police

CHILE: Mapuche Political Prisoners Release Statement Against Integrating into Old State

A flag with the Guñelve, a symbol flown by the Mapuche indigenous people of Chile By Nélida Tello Earlier this month, ten Mapuche political prisoners detained in Angol prison released a statement on their political position regarding the old Chilean state. Angol prison serves as one of the designated detention centers for indigenous Mapuche political prisoners. For generations, the Mapuche people have continuously faced abuse … Continue reading CHILE: Mapuche Political Prisoners Release Statement Against Integrating into Old State

MEXICO: Revolutionaries of Sol Rojo Hold 2020 State Assembly

By Felipe Vera Mexican revolutionary organization, Corriente del Pueblo-Sol Rojo (People’s Current-Red Sun), held a State Assembly on January 19 in Oaxaca, celebrated as La Ciudad Rebelde (The Rebel City), announcing completion of the objectives of 2019 and laying out their tasks for 2020. The State Assembly proved to be a success as in previous years, uniting the broad masses of Oaxaca, with delegates arriving … Continue reading MEXICO: Revolutionaries of Sol Rojo Hold 2020 State Assembly

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