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La Izquierda Diario Chile

Our Chilean sister site, part of the international network of La Izquierda Diario

President elect Gabriel Boric of the Social Convergence party and Republican Party candidate José Antonio Kast pose before a presidential debate in Santiago, Chile, on Dec. 13.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 […]