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Sebastián Piñera

Pinochet’s Great-Niece Appointed to Minister of Women’s Affairs – A Socialist Feminist Weighs In

Interview with Joseffe Cáceres, a cleaner and spokeswoman of Pan y Rosas (Bread and Roses) and the Revolutionary Workers Party in Chile, on the current situation in the country and the politics of the left.

Joseffe Caceres

May 19, 2020

Solidarity with Dauno Tótoro, a Young Leftist Leader Persecuted by the Chilean Government

The young leader of the Chilean left is persecuted for having called for Piñera's resignation in a public assembly.

Left Voice

December 27, 2019

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 Valenzuela

December 6, 2019

Chilean Political Parties Sign “Peace Agreement”. Workers Respond with a General Strike

Chile has been on fire for over a month. The protests began in opposition to subway fare hikes, but they soon became a nationwide call to oust the president and rewrite the constitution.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

November 26, 2019

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 C

November 22, 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

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