Ideological Virus

Ruperto Concha At the moment, the figures of infections and cases of death caused by the fatal Corona Virus 19 are certainly very serious. In cold numbers, the World Health Organization (WHO) made it clear: “It took more than three months for the pandemic to reach its first 10,000 victims. Now, in just 12 days,…

Chile Plebiscite: To Be or Not to Be?

Manuel Cabieses Donoso There is no doubt: once again we are facing a trap set by the political caste in the service of the oligarchy. The demand for a Constituent Assembly – which was born under dictatorship – was dodged and in its place a Constitutional Convention is imposed on us that lacks the sovereignty…

Chile: The Massacre in Barbecho

Manuel Cabieses Donoso The signs are very clear: the right-wing are preparing the ground for a massacre that will impose public order. There are more than twenty massacres in our history that enshrine multiple murder as a brutal corrective method when people go beyond their historical attempts to shake off exploitation. Massacre does not mean…

Chile: The Frontal Attack is Just Around the Corner

Arturo Alejandro Muñoz A kind of ‘ white paper’ that presents the results of a theoretical investigation is circulating in social networks pointing to the possible responses that the Chilean right-wing would have regarding the constituent process. It is an interesting issue, and worrisome, too. The two alternatives that this sector of Chilean politics would…

Chile: On the Road to Revolution or Paradigm Shift?

David Farías Delva For over three months, since October 18, 2020, the Chilean people have been resisting. Will Chile be able to realize a revolution with a change of paradigm, which will take it to that so longed for new society? For more than three months since October 18, 2020, the Chilean people have been…

Citizen Assemblies Are Challenging the Neo Liberal Model in Chile

Juan Manuel Boccacci If a Chilean was told a year ago that in a few months he would find popular assemblies in his neighborhood to give his opinion and decide on the future of his country, he surely would not have believed it. But it’s happening. October 18, 2019, marked a before and after in…

Chilean Military Violence: A Legacy at Home and Abroad

Ramona Wadi Chilean human rights and memory organisations have long pointed out that the Chilean military is one main factor obstructing the course of justice with regard to dictatorship-era crimes. The pact of silence has provided impunity for the many officials, agents and soldiers involved in torturing, murdering and disappearing dictatorship opponents between 1973 and…

Chile: “There is the Smell of Revolution in the Air”

Carlos Aznarez No one had predicted before that youthful irruption in the Chilean Metro, that this year was going to present us with the conflict scenario that we are now seeing. A scenario that demonstrates that after the agreed withdrawal of the Pinochet dictatorship from the government and the emergence of a pseudo-democracy overseen by…