What’s Behind the Popular Uprising in Chile?
The explosive unrest in the streets of Chile is the backlash against decades of the most extreme neoliberal policies. The political regime inherited from the military dictatorship is in deep crisis.
Juan COctober 21, 2019
Chile on Fire: Massive Protests Force Repeal of Fare Hikes
This Friday in Santiago, Chile, tens of thousands of high school students, accompanied by teachers and workers, turned the city upside down to protest a rise in subway ticket prices. The right-wing government of Sebastián Piñera responded by declaring a state of emergency. Less than 24 hours later, the president was forced to revoke the increase.
Jimena VergaraOctober 19, 2019
September 11 in Chile: How Reformism Disarmed the Working Class in the Face of CIA-Backed Coup
50 years ago today, Chile's democratic socialist president Salvador Allende was toppled in a bloody coup. A military dictatorship, backed by U.S. imperialism, murdered thousands and introduced a crushing form of neoliberal economics. Allende's experience shows why reformism is doomed to failure.
Nathaniel FlakinSeptember 11, 2019
Chilean Teachers’ Strike: Seven Weeks and Counting
Teachers across Chile have been on strike for seven weeks now. What are teachers striking for and how has the government responded?
Left VoiceJuly 17, 2019
Does Lenin Apply Today? Historical Lessons from Chile
The current debate about Karl Kautsky's legacy is not simply a historical one about Kautsky and Lenin, but an informative discussion among socialists about what we should do today. This first installment will address the historical discussion, particularly the example of Chile.
Nathan MooreMay 22, 2019
PROSUR: The New Tool for U.S. Imperialism in Latin America
In March, Latin American leaders created a new international body, PROSUR. What is it, and what does it mean for the region?
Jimena VergaraApril 17, 2019
“There are only two alternatives — the dictatorship of the proletariat or the military dictatorship”: Letter from the Cordones Industriales to President Salvador Allende
We republish a letter sent by the Santiago regional Coordinating Committee of the Cordones Industriales to President Salvador Allende one week before the bloody military coup in Chile, 1973. The letter highlights the immediate danger of military dictatorship, and demands an end to the policy of reconciliation.
Left VoiceSeptember 11, 2018
Sanders Can’t Turn Back the Clock on US Imperialism
Sanders gave his most progressive foreign policy yet, but it still falls short of providing a real left alternative to the US imperialist agenda.
Robert BelanoOctober 6, 2017
Trotskyist and Feminist Bárbara Brito Wins University of Chile Student Union Vice-Presidency
This is the first time that a candidate from the revolutionary, anti-capitalist left won a senior position in the country’s oldest student federation at its most important university.
Sean RobertsonDecember 1, 2016