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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 Voice

November 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 Cooper

November 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 Flakin

November 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 Zino

November 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 Robertson

November 15, 2019

Chile: A Rebellion of the Masses

The following is a first hand account of what is going on on the ground in Chile.

Leo Zino

November 14, 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 Chile

November 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 Aguilera

November 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 Maiello

November 8, 2019