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
From Chile to Greece: Neoreformist Government and Revolutionary Opposition
Chile’s new president, Gabriel Boric, has promised serious changes, but his reformist program is guaranteed to disappoint the masses. There are important similarities between his government and that of Syriza in Greece from 2015 to 2019. For an internationalist discussion, Fabián Puelma, a revolutionary socialist from Chile, spoke at a meeting of a Trotskyist organization in Greece.
Fabián PuelmaJanuary 18, 2022
“We’re Not All Here”: Why We Must Fight To Free Political Prisoners in 2022
As we enter 2022, many activists from BLM and other movements face years in prison. We must build a movement to demand their freedom, both to protect those specific people and to defend against state attacks on our movements in general.
Ezra BrainJanuary 2, 2022
As Millions in Chile Hope for Change, Boric Promises Moderation
Hundreds of thousands of people went into the streets of Santiago to cheer the election of Gabriel Boric. Many are hoping for an end of neoliberalism. But Boric and his party were instrumental in pacifying the popular rebellion that began in October 2019.
Nathaniel FlakinDecember 22, 2021
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
In Victory for LGBTQ+ Movement, Chile Legalizes Marriage Equality
On Tuesday, Chile became the eighth Latin American country to legalize marriage equality. This historic victory was won in the streets.
Left VoiceDecember 8, 2021
Chilean Right-Wing Presidential Candidate Kast Visits the United States to Win the Backing of Imperialism
José Antonio Kast, a candidate for president of Chile in the final round of elections on December 19, is visiting the United States to convince Big Business in the belly of the imperialist beast to back his ultra-right program.
Yuri PeñaDecember 1, 2021
The Far Right and the Reformist Left Will Face Off in Chile’s Presidential Elections
In the first round of presidential elections in Chile, the far-right politician José Antonio Kast won 28 percent. The 35-year-old former student leader Gabriel Boric reached 25 percent. The two main traditional parties did not reach a runoff. Trotskyists got 50,000 votes.
Nathaniel FlakinNovember 22, 2021
Chile’s Version of Donald Trump Pulls Ahead in the Polls
José Antonio Kast is taking a page from the Republican playbook, with rants against "illegal immigrants" and appeals to "traditional values." The far-right politician is approaching the head of the pack in Chile’s elections next month.
Nathaniel FlakinOctober 26, 2021