The Peruvian Uprising: Massive Protests Demand the Fall of the Coup Regime and a Constituent Assembly
Peru has erupted in a massive uprising demanding that President Dina Boluarte resign, that the current Congress be shut down, and that a new constitution be established. The protests are the culmination of years of political oppression of the country’s indigenous communities, drastic poverty rates and precarity for Peru’s workers and poor, and a political regime that continues the legacy of Alberto Fujimori’s dictatorship.
La Izquierda Diario PerúJanuary 25, 2023
Revolutionary Workers Mount Election Campaign in Chile
An interview with two socialist candidates for the elections to the Constitutional Convention in Chile on April 11.
Left VoiceMarch 7, 2021
Revolutionary Workers to the Constituent Assembly in Chile!
In late October, Chileans voted overwhelmingly to draft a new constitution. A constitutional convention will be elected in April. The bourgeois and reformist parties are hoping to rejuvenate the neoliberal regime. The Revolutionary Workers Party (PTR) is campaigning to defend the banners of last year’s revolt.
Nathaniel FlakinDecember 19, 2020
Chileans Vote in Favor of Rewriting Their Constitution
A year after hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Chile demanding an end to the neoliberal regime, Chileans voted overwhelmingly in favor of drafting a new constitution.
Pablo TorresOctober 26, 2020
A Month of Chilean Rebellion: Whither the Constituent Assembly?
The massive uprising in Chile has entered its second month. However, two of the demonstrators' main demands have not been met: the dismissal of President Piñera and the convening of a constituent assembly. What's next?
Juan ValenzuelaDecember 6, 2019
Gaudichaud: “We Are Facing the Demise of Neoliberalism and Piñera.”
An interview with Franck Gaudichaud, a specialist of contemporary Chile, about the historical context of the ongoing rebellion.
Révolution PermanenteDecember 1, 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
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).
La Izquierda Diario ChileNovember 6, 2019
Chile: What Kind of Constituent Assembly is Needed?
In the last two weeks, more than a million people have joined protests against the government in Chile. One proposal for the way forward is to hold a Constituent Assembly and write a new constitution. But what kind of Constituent Assembly is Chile fighting for? Which basic measures need to be discussed and voted on in order to bring the legacy of the dictatorship to an end?
Pablo TorresNovember 4, 2019
Argentina: The National Crisis and the Proposal for a Constituent Assembly
As Argentina’s economic crisis deepens, agreements have been signed behind the backs of working people that ensure the country’s continued plunder. Meanwhile, debate on the left has centered on the call for a Constituent Assembly and the role that this could play in the struggle for a workers’ government.
Matías MaielloOctober 12, 2018