BRAZIL: Landlords Set Fire to Amazon

Photo: Massive fires continue to ravage the Amazon rainforest By Jakob Stein On the weekend of August 10, the latifundio (large landlords) promoted a political action known as “Dia do Fogo” or “Day of Fire,” in which a coordinated series of fires were set to promote the clearing of large sections of the Amazon rainforest for ranching and cattle grazing, as well as other destructive … Continue reading BRAZIL: Landlords Set Fire to Amazon

PERU: Arequipa Peasants Struggle Against Copper Mining Project

By Jakob Stein On July 15, farmers in the Tambo Valley in the Arequipa region organized a 72-hour period of protests, strikes, and roadblocks against the approval of the “Tia Maria” copper mining project.   Protesters held large demonstrations in multiple cities, participated in three days of work stoppages, and restricted transportation throughout the Province of Islay. Although opportunist political “leaders” tried to keep villagers … Continue reading PERU: Arequipa Peasants Struggle Against Copper Mining Project

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

BRAZIL: Revolutionary Peasants Achieve Electricity in Alagoas

By Jakob Stein For over fifteen years the peasants of the Renato Nathan Revolutionary Area have been fighting for electricity and have finally achieved this goal. The fight for electricity is part of the Agrarian Revolution in the region, allowing peasant families to increase production, raise their standard of living, and provide material support for other peasants to conquer land. Peasants began to occupy land … Continue reading BRAZIL: Revolutionary Peasants Achieve Electricity in Alagoas

Revolutionary Writer and Poet Arrested on False Charges

By Ed Dalton In Hydrabad, India on August 28th, revolutionary poet and writer Varavara Rao was arrested on trumped up charges for “plotting the assassination” of reactionary Indian President Modi. Along with Rao, other progressive and democratic intellectuals were arrested including Rao’s son-in-law, journalist KV Kurmanath, and photographer T. Kranth. Their apartments were raided and cell phones and electronics seized. The false charges were based … Continue reading Revolutionary Writer and Poet Arrested on False Charges

Nicaraguan Mass Protests Continue

By Ed Dalton Violent protests have been raging in Nicaragua for the past four months, with more than 400 dead. In spite of new anti-terrorist laws which criminalize protest movements, the masses of Nicaraguan students, pensioners, and peasants persist in a just rebellion against the corrupt Daniel Ortega and the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) government. Protests erupted in response to the highly denounced pension … Continue reading Nicaraguan Mass Protests Continue