Brazil. The murder of a Black man by white supermarket security guards has been compared to George Floyd’s murder by police in the US. The man was killed on the eve of Brazil’s Black Consciousness Day.Continue reading #Carrefour Stores Attacked After Security Guards Murder Black Man in #Brazil
In response to the industrial, capitalist model of food production that has decimated rural lifeways and our mother earth, social movements around the world have identified agroecology as their alternative proposal for rural development. Grounded in peasant and indigenous knowledges, struggles for food sovereignty and agrarian reform, agroecology is understood by social movements as “a tool for the social, economic, cultural, political and ecological transformation of communities and territories.”
This interview that Black Rose conducted in the Summer of 2020 with a militant from The Anarchist Federation of Rio de Janeiro’s (FARJ) Peasant Struggle Front, explores their work with some of Brazil’s social movements struggling for agroecology and food sovereignty. Coming from a context with highly developed peasant social movements, FARJ shares important insights for anarchist militants to learn from.Continue reading Agroecology and Organized #Anarchism: An Interview With the Anarchist Federation of Rio de Janeiro (#FARJ)
Belo Horizonte. Brazil. First of all, we want to thank every one, every collective, union, and groups supporting us! We already reached almost 2,000 dolars to fix the entire roof of our squat. Keep sharing the message to those which are in a position to help us keep our work and our house! Stay safe and healthy!Continue reading Belo Horizonte, #Brazil: For Squat Kasa Invisível, keep your support, we’re almost there!
‘The question of public security, policing and racism can no longer be separated from the overall question of Brazilian democracy itself – if it ever could.’ Alex Hochuli reports on the lethal police tactics flourishing under the Bolsonaro regime.Continue reading Policing Bolsonaro’s Brazil
Porto Alegre. Brazil. In times of global pandemic with a virus spreading around, an outbreak of resistance appears in the extreme south of Porto Alegre: the Okupa Pandemia. We have been occupying a snack bar, abandoned since 2007 (as far as we know), on the shores of the Guaíba, in the Lami neighborhood.Continue reading Porto Alegre, #Brazil: Okupa Pandemia is born!
The struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic has been used by different governments to implement a variety of means of social control and to increase the powers of the police.Continue reading COVID-1984: Power, control and the struggle for freedom
Brazil. We are in the middle of a planetary pandemic, on the death curve of a health crisis generated by the lords of capital. The lords of the system of white supremacy operate on the death of blacks beyond conjunctures.Continue reading #Brazil: The Virtual Is Death To The Being In Struggle
Mass movements in Latin America. Where do they come from? Where do they stand? What’s next?Continue reading Podcast: Mass movements in Latin America
Brazil. Since last week, President Jair Bolsonaro has stirred spirits in the country by proposing to end the measures taken to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Against the quarantine decreed by city and state governments, which shut down all sectors of society not deemed to be “essential activities”, the President has proposed the adoption of “vertical isolation”, restricted to groups at risk, urging others to return immediately to work.Continue reading #Brazil in times of the #coronavirus: Caught between isolation and rush, workers under dispute during the #pandemic
Porto Alegre. Brazil. March 26, 2020. Faced with the growing number of exceptional measures taken during the Covid-19 crisis, we went out in Porto Alegre to put up posters, so that fear would not be the only stimulus on the streets.Continue reading #Brazil, Porto Alegre: Disobey – Live!