La Izquierda Diario Chile
Our Chilean sister site, part of the international network of La Izquierda Diario
Chile’s Latest Assault on Democracy: 12 Parties Will Be Forced to Dissolve
A dozen smaller parties will be excluded, by law, from participating in Chile’s elections. It’s more proof that the new Boric government is just more of the same.
La Izquierda Diario ChileFebruary 12, 2022
Runoff in Chile: For Defeating Kast and the Right, without Confidence in Boric or His Project
Gabriel Boric’s wide margin of victory over José Antonio Kast in today’s Chilean presidential vote was a surprise. It was a rejection of the strengthening of the Right wing in the first round of the elections. Now that fight against the Right must move to the streets, where the demands from the October 2019 rebellion must be raised again.
La Izquierda Diario ChileDecember 20, 2021
Boric’s Win in Chile’s Presidential Elections and the Fight for October’s Demands
Gabriel Boric’s wide margin of victory over José Antonio Kast in today’s Chilean presidential vote was a surprise. It was a rejection of the strengthening of the Right in the first round of the elections. Now that fight against the Right must move to the streets, where the demands from the October 2019 rebellion must be raised again.
La Izquierda Diario ChileDecember 19, 2021
Chile: Revolutionary Coalition Emerges Ahead of November Elections
Five organizations of Chile’s far Left, including our comrades of the Partido de Trabajadores Revolucionarios, have come together to form a new electoral bloc for the November elections. The Front for Working-Class Unity puts forward the demands of the popular uprising that shook the country in 2019, including an end to austerity, political persecution. We reproduce the declaration here.
La Izquierda Diario ChileAugust 24, 2021
One Year After the Revolt in Chile: Seven Reasons to Take to the Streets Again
A year after the social explosion in Chile, we look back at some of the main reasons people took to the streets on October 18, 2019, and in the ensuing months. The review shows why it is essential to increase the numbers already mobilizing and bring millions into the streets again.
La Izquierda Diario ChileOctober 18, 2020
Two Trans* Activists in Chile Arrested at Indigenous Protest — Free Lyam and Omar Now!
Last night in Chile, trans* activists Lyam Riveros and Omar Diaz were arrested while at a protest in support of the Mapuche people. To date, we have not been given any information about their whereabouts. We demand their release now!
La Izquierda Diario ChileAugust 3, 2020
Third Friday of Protests in Chile: Masses Return to the Streets
Maintaining a state of emergency, the government of Sebastián Piñera has announced more repression. But last Friday, the streets responded with widespread rejection. We need a strategy to make the general strike effective and sustained until Piñera falls—and with him the inheritance of the dictatorship.
La Izquierda Diario ChileNovember 12, 2019
Chile: Why Is Piñera Still in Power?
For over 15 days, millions of people throughout Chile have been demonstrating, demanding that the president go. So why is Piñera still in power? And what will it take to get rid of him? The following article was originally written in Spanish by La Izquierda Diario Chile, affiliated with the Revolutionary Worker Party (PTR).
La Izquierda Diario ChileNovember 6, 2019
Revolutionary Socialists in Chile Declare: General Strike Until Piñera is Toppled!
All Out for a Real General Strike! Down with the State of Emergency! Troops Off the Streets! For assemblies and coordinators to move the strike forward with a plan of struggle! For a free and sovereign Constituent Assembly imposed by the mobilization atop the ruins of the regime! This is a statement by the Revolutionary Workers Party (PTR), the Chilean section of the Trotskyist Fraction—Fourth International.
La Izquierda Diario ChileOctober 23, 2019
Chilean Unions Call General Strike, Demanding Piñera’s Resignation and Constituent Assembly
Social movements, labor, and student unions are calling for a two-day general strike with mobilizations in the streets. Among their demands are the resignationof the president and the establishment a Constituent Assembly.
La Izquierda Diario ChileOctober 22, 2019
Chile: A Million People Take to the Streets as the Government Extends State of Emergency
President Sebastián Piñera has taken a hard line against the popular movement in Chile. A million people took part in demonstrations throughout the country on Monday. In response, Piñera expanded the state of emergency to include eleven provinces.
La Izquierda Diario ChileOctober 22, 2019
More than a Hundred Thousand Hold the Central Square in Chile, Despite a State of Emergency
All day, over 100,000 people have gathered at the Plaza Italia in Santiago. They are defying the government’s state of emergency and resisting the military’s attempts to clear the square. Live reporting from our sister site La Izquierda Diario Chile.
La Izquierda Diario ChileOctober 21, 2019
Repression against the Mapuche people in Chile
On February 10, Mapuche people in Lleu Lleu in Southern Chile were subject to brutal police repression. They were beaten, arrested and their vehicles were burned by state agents.
La Izquierda Diario ChileFebruary 20, 2016
Chile: 200 thousand people take to the streets in a new nationwide march for Education
Photo: La Izquierda Diario Chile Spanish version from La Izquierda Diario Chile Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Santiago and a number of regions throughout the country in opposition to the Government proposed education reforms. The professors took the lead, firmly stating that the current Carrera Profesional Docente (a regulation governing the career path […]
La Izquierda Diario ChileJune 11, 2015