International Day of Peasant’s Struggle Digest

International Peasant Day

Friday was International Day of Peasant’s Struggle, and in over one hundred actions around the world, the day was celebrated (see, for instance, this lovely piece by Jim Goodman), and commemorated.

The day is a memorial to nineteen Brazilian landless activists, members of the MST who were massacred by paramilitary forces in Brazil as they made their way to present their demands for land to the government. These activists were among a group of 1500 workers marching to Para, the regional capital.

And 1500 was the number of farmers who, in India earlier last week, committed mass suicide in Chattisgarh.

There are no words.