We hereby publish an inofficial and preliminary translation of a very important article on the peasants struggle in Brazil published by A Nova Democracia:

Below, we reproduce an article from the Resistance Peasant portal about the capture of the last lands of Santa Elina that occurred 25 years after the historic Battle of Corumbiara.

In the early hours of August 16, dozens of peasant families led by the League of Poor Peasants of Rondônia and Western Amazonia took the latifundio Nossa Senhora, the last part of the old Santa Elina farm that was still in the hands of landowners. These are lands where the Heroic Peasant Resistance of Corumbiara occurred 25 years ago.

In homage to Luis Armando, better known as “Commandante Gato”, a new Communal Culture Center was opened up recently in this hometown of Cerro Grande, located in the East of Oaxaca, Mexico. There, “Comandante Gato” participated in many struggles of the indigenous people in the Istmo de Tehuantepec region, was part of the organizing of the People’s Self-defense and led struggles such as those of the fisherman. On April 11, 2019, he was assassinated in anambush of paramilitaries while he was on his way back to Cerro Grande.

In Peru, the struggles of the class conscious teachers within the SUTEP to isolate opportunist and state-conciliatory positions manifested in two calls to debate how to approach this matter. In their call, the Teachers' Youth Committee states:

We must fight to take the leadership within the trade union, taking up the reorientation and reconstruction of the basis and isolate the opportunist and electoral constraint of the Patria Roja and expose the revisionists and opportunists of FENATEP, with Castillo Terrones at the helm,, who took the lead in the historic strike of 2017 by betraying it for the promise of recognition of their FENATAP by the government, followed by the 2018 strike where they again betrayed the Peruvian teachers.

We must call attention to the teachers from the class who do not want to take over the leadership of the trade union, enough of this hesitation. We reaffirm the principles of class-based trade-unionism to overcome the present moment that our union, the Sutep, is going through.


In Chile, the hunger strike of the political prisoners of the Mapuche in Angol, Temuco and Lebu prisons is continuing, breaking the 80 day threshold. While their health situation becomes worse day by day the solidarity campaign to support their struggle has reached new heights.

At several points, roadblocks were erected by armed detachments. In the morning of July 27, families and members of the villages took over the public buildings in all the municipalities of the province of Malleco, in addition to the municipality of Temuco. At the same time marches and broad variety of forms of actions are developing.

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Two days ago, the 25th anniversary of the Heroic Resistance of the Peasantry of Corumbiara, Brazil, was celebrated by the League of Poor Peasants. On August 9, 1995, the old Brazilian state, in collusion with the big landowners, attempted to commit a massacre on the 600 families living in the former Santa Elina ranch. However, they delusion of having an easy time assaulting the peasants were shattered, when they organized fierce resistances and engage the reactionary forces in what became known as the Battle of Santa Elina. More then 11 peasants were murdered over two hundred wounded by bullets or scarred psychologically by this attack. Several disappeared. That this number has not been greater is only due to the strong resistance organized despite being outgunned.

About 20 activists from various parts of Rondonia- students, lawyers and peasants -  gathered this Sunday, to commemorate those who died that day and to denounce that the murderers and torturers still go unpunished with no compensation given to the families either.


A new call denouncing the electoral farce as well as its candidates and calling for combative actions has been issued by the comrades in Ecuador. Under the slogan "Don't Vote, Prepare People's War" they state:

- Generate awareness that the only thing we will have with this elections, in addition to contributing to the consolidation of the old democracy, that the only thing we will achieve, is to place a group of miserables in the government who will be in charge of playing, trafficking and negotiating with pain, hunger, misery and suffering of the great majority. [...]

- Militarization of the organizations of peasants, workers and other masses. Militarize actions against elections and their actors.

- Forced blockades. Prevent the free movement of all the actors that promote the elections. Interrupt the process with combative blockades.

People of Ecuador: It is not enough to announce or to call NOT TO VOTE, it is important to develop actions that promote the BOYCOTT OF ELECTIONS. If we move ideas, let it be to trigger action, transformation.


With unemployment in the Colombia reaching 21.4% in May due to the crisis, particularly impacting the 47% of the population working in the so-called informal sector, many families can’t afford their rent no more. Hence, hundreds of families occupied previously unused land in Soacha, a municipality located south of the city of Bogotá. However, on June 25, notorious riot police ESMAD forcefully evicted the settlement of 800 families, killing a 15-year-old boy, Duván Mateo Aldana. Because their situation remains unsolved hundreds on July 6 took to the streets, blocking the central highway leading to Bogota.

Due to the increasing impoverishment of the masses through the overproduction crisis of imperialism, as part of the general crisis of imperialism, there are more and more confiscations and redistributions of food supplies by the masses in Brazil.

In the following we publish a inofficial translation of a document of the Front in defence of the struggles of the people from Ecuador.

As if this were an extraordinary event, we are surprised that Otto Sonnenholzner is resigning as vice-president to devote himself to the election campaign. Revisionism and opportunism are surprised, they exclaim, it would seem that they expected more from them, as if they demand coherence, which is a consequence of these satraps, and in truth, it is stupid. Whether they resign or not is irrelevant because, like Nebot, they do not need to be at the head of the administration of the old bourgeois-landowner state to hold power, to pull the strings of the country's economy and politics. The masses already understand it that way, we should not underestimate them, they know that the opportunists go from the left to the right; that participating in the elections and appointing every 4 years the executioner does not solve their fundamental problems; our people also know that it is not enough to say DON‘T VOTE to show a certain political coherence, yes, we should not give way to the elected but this is valid to the extent that we also proclaim and organize the revolution whose fundamental scenario in the country is in the countryside, the agrarian, peasant revolution, that is the New Democracy revolution, the rest is nothing but straw, leaf! In these last days, precisely when the pandemic reaches unsuspected and unsullied levels by the Moreno regime; when the hospitals burst without the capacity to give answers to the masses; when corruption drowns us, devours us and is used by this miserable government to distract us from fundamental problems such as the mishandling of the pandemic; the overexploitation the poor peasantry, the workers are being subjected to; the replacement of new public officials who, as we see, are docile and servile to the United States, the elected, the opportunists of all shades, are collecting forces to try to deceive the masses and co-opt them electorally. We are going to redouble the campaign to expose the elected with the full objective of pointing out and highlighting the class character of the elected in the service of the dictatorship of the big bourgeoisie and the big landowners; moreover, with the frank idea that the only way to sweep away all this rottenness will be in the combative exercise of New Democracy in the country. Why New Democracy? Because our country is semi-feudal and semi-colonial, therefore our first task will be to abolish semi-feudalism, destroy bureaucratic capitalism and banish imperialism from the country. Any other slogan or proposal issued outside these purposes is nothing but petty-bourgeois peroration. Otto, Nebot, Lasso, Noboa and others, do not need to win the presidency to hold power, therefore it is not enough to fight the government regardless of who is running it; it is necessary to fight the old power exposed in the big bourgeois, big landowners, their military apparatus and their altar boys, in their servants, the revisionists and opportunists, who use the electoral strategy to confuse the masses.




On july 6th a peasant‘s house and part of the plantations were burned down by armed and hooded paramilitary. Two days later, the landowner responsible came back accompanied by paramilitary and there was a fight between police and the peasants.

With great joy and pride today we publish an important video that we have received from the Brazilian Maoists. The video shows how the Comrades celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of Brazil (abriviated "P.C.B." in Portuguese) in a very impressive way. The images and messages in the video are a vibrant proof of the bold advance of the Maoists in Brazil in the struggle for the reconstitution of their Party and the advancement for the development of the New Democratic Revolution in service of world proletarian revolution.

On a march in denfese of the rights of the people in Medellín combative youth realised an action of solidarity with Austins Targeted Three. So the combative youth in Columbia has echoed the call of Tribune of the People.