Revolutionary Rehearsals in Chile’s Uprising
While there have been multiple attempts to tame and repress Chile’s mobilizations, they are still underway. The outcome of this uprising could change the political situation in Latin America and beyond.
Juan CNovember 22, 2019
Join Noam Chomsky, Silvia Federici and Ana Tijoux in Repudiating State Violence in Chile
Etienne Balibar, Judith Butler, and Tariq Ali, among many others, signed the statement below to denounce the state violence against protesters in Chile.
Left VoiceNovember 19, 2019
Chile: Frente Amplio Joins Bourgeois Parties in “Social Peace” Agreement
Faced with more than a month of challenge to his regime’s very existence, Chilean President Piñera has rolled out the latest attempt to quell the revolt in the streets that has mobilized millions: a phony process to “revise" the constitution inherited from the Pinochet dictatorship while keeping himself in office and ensuring the continuation of bourgeois rule. And he has willing partners on the left: Frente Amplio has signed on, and the Communist Party is deep into the discussions with the murderous government, although the CP hasn’t yet gone so far as to sign the agreement officially.
Scott CooperNovember 18, 2019
Trotskyist Rally in Buenos Aires Expresses Solidarity with the Rebellion in Chile and the Resistance in Bolivia
On Saturday, the Party of Socialist Workers (PTS) in Argentina held an internationalist rally in an indoor soccer stadium. Thousands of people listened to speeches from revolutionary leaders from Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina.
Nathaniel FlakinNovember 18, 2019
Activist Dies in Chile’s Plaza Italia as Police Repress Medics
Abel Acuña was only 29 years old. Yesterday at Plaza de la Dignidad (ex Plaza Italia), violent repression was unleashed against protesters. This sent Acuña into a cardiac arrest. Acuña's death is the responsibility of Sebastián Piñera's government.
Leo ZinoNovember 16, 2019
Chilean Workers Reject Piñera’s “New Constitution” with a General Strike
On Tuesday, a day-long general strike paralyzed parts of the Chilean economy. There were massive demonstrations and hundreds of roadblocks were put up across the country. All the while, the discredited president Sebastián Piñera is attempting to regain the initiative with a call for a “new constitution.”
Sean RobertsonNovember 15, 2019
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
Self-Organization in the Chilean Revolt
In Antofagasta, the port city in the north of Chile, workers and students have come together to form bodies of self-organization. These are known as Emergency and Protection Committees. We offer a detailed, first-hand account of how this committee works.
Galia AguileraNovember 11, 2019
Revolt and Revolution in the 21st Century
Since the outbreak of the capitalist crisis in 2008, there have been two major international cycles of class struggle. We are now going through the second cycle. Its opening bell was sounded by the eruption of the Yellow Vests in France in late 2018.
Matías MaielloNovember 8, 2019