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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.
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.
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?
An interview with Franck Gaudichaud, a specialist of contemporary Chile, about the historical context of the ongoing rebellion.
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.
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).
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?
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.
Between the farce of Maduro’s constituent assembly and the shallow cries for freedom and democracy by the right opposition–no respite for the Venezuelan people.