How New Creative Actions Are Fueling Chile’s Uprising

By Cristian Opaso, -

In response to repression by Chilean police, decentralized performances — sparked by small artist collectives — are replacing traditional barricades. On the surface, things have calmed down in [...]

Chile: Three Months After The Anti-neoliberal Rebellion

By Pablo Sepúlveda Allende, La Jornada, translation, Resumen Latinoamericano, North America bureau -

From there on began the collapse of the myth of the successful Chilean model. The oasis was just a mirage. The main window of neoliberalism was broken and surrounded by barricades, erected by [...]

Thousands Of Chileans Receive The New Year With Protests

By Staff, -

On the day, protesters made an altar to honor Mauricio Fredes, who died Friday after falling into a water pit when he escaped the repression unleashed by police. Thousands of Chileans returned to [...]

Piñera Signs Decree Calling Constitutional Referendum

By Telesur English. -

Chile's President Sebastian Piñera Friday signed the decree that summons the constitutional plebiscite on April 26, 2020, which will allow Chileans to decide whether or not they want a new [...]

Chile: TV Broadcast Live When Two Armored Cars Crushed Citizen

By Staff, -

During the protests that took place at Dignity Square on Friday, Chile’s Military Police deliberately ran over Oscar Perez, a young citizen who was crushed between two armored vehicles. The [...]

Report On The United Nations Climate Meeting: Capitalism Can’t Solve The Climate Crisis

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

The United Nations Conference of Parties, COP25, climate meetings to continue working on the Paris Climate Agreement ended recently. They took place in Madrid Spain rather than Chile because of [...]

Chile: Democracy And Dictatorship Face Off

By Socialist Organizer -

In Chile there is a clash between democracy, on the one hand, represented by the mobilization of millions for their demands, for their rights, and who are the true people of Chile … and the [...]

Chile’s Warning To The World + The Untold Story Of Fracking

By Eleanor Goldfield, Act Out! -

COP 25 is over and the people have spoken – from Chile to Madrid, largely indigenous-led protests are highlighting the uselessness of these climate summits and the danger of falling for [...]

Letter From Chile: Build Stronger Movements, Scale Up Best Practices, Gain Political Power Now

By Ronnie Cummins, -

Defying the machinations of discredited President Sebastian Pinera—who abruptly cancelled the Global Climate Summit in Santiago, Chile in reaction to the nationwide grassroots uprising that [...]

Chile: People Come To This Square For Bread, Not Weapons

By J. Lynn Jackson, Popular Resistance. -

On November 14, Chile's indigenous nations called for a day of peaceful solidarity, remembrance, and ritual in Santiago's central square, which still bears its colonial name, Plaza de Armas [...]

2019 Latin America In Review: Year Of The Revolt of the Dispossessed

A year ago, John Bolton, Trump’s short-lived national security advisor, invoked the 1823 Monroe Doctrine making explicit what has long been painfully implicit: the dominions south of the Rio [...]

The Popular Assemblies At The Heart Of The Chilean Uprising

By Bree Busk, -

More than fifty days have passed since the Chilean uprising burst into existence. For those living it on the ground, it feels like much longer. The movement has already gone through several [...]

Human Rights In Chile And At Chile-Controlled COP25: Attack Children, Medics & Civil Society

By Anne Petermann, -

Then today, 16-year-old #Greta Thunberg was named as Time Magazine‘s person of the year. Celebrating the power of youth. I wonder if either Time or Greta heard about the 15 year old girl in Chile [...]

Chile: No More Murders, Torture, or Sexual Violence Against Protesters

By Staff, SOA Watch -

SOA Watch reiterates our deep condemnation of the brutal state violence and systematic human rights violations - murders, sexual violence, torture, and serious injuries - that the Chilean [...]

“We Want Justice”: Chilean Protesters With Police-Caused Eye Injuries Organize

By Sandra Cuffe, -

Eliecer Flores has been out in the streets of Santiago protesting Chile’s political and economic model since day one. He had to take a break, though, after one of the pellet projectiles fired by [...]