Chile Intensifies its War Against the Mapuche People

Tanya Wadhwa On January 7 police invaded several Mapuche communities across Araucania and detained members of Camilo Catrillanca’s family as they went to hear to the verdict about his murderers. Photo: Twitter On the day the verdict was announced regarding the assassination of Mapuche leader Camilo Catrillanca, police carried out a violent raid of 6…

Mapuche Political Prisoners Continue Struggle for Land and Freedom

Edgars Martínez Navarrete Weichave prepares with his witriwe to throw a stone at Carabineros GOPE personnel during the protests following the murder of Camilo Catrillanca. Huentelolen, Wallmapu. November 2018. (Julio Parra) I dreamt that I was dreaming: that we had been subjected and tyrants ruled us. I go on a hunger strike to awaken the…

The Demise of Neoliberal Democracy

Steve Lalla Hundreds of people protested in Chile’s capital Santiago on Wednesday to demand the resignation of President Sebastian Pinera over police repression of the country’s social protests. A demonstrator holds a sign reading ‘Pinera you’re fired’ next to riot police during a protest in Santiago, Chile, November 18, 2020 JAVIER TORRES AFP Part One:…

Chileans Demand Release of Political Prisoners Detained in the Uprising

Peoples Dispatch Over 100 Chileans demonstrated outside the San Miguel prison in the capital Santiago, on November 2, demanding the release of hundreds of young protesters detained during the social uprising and an immediate resumption of visits for inmates in prisons throughout the country. Photo: Frente Fotográfico On November 2, relatives and friends and members…

Chile: “The Secret is Not to Leave the Streets”

Carlos Aznarez The victory of the Approval in Chile has provoked satisfaction and enthusiasm in wide sectors of the population but nobody ignores that now a difficult and complex stage is beginning. To discuss the present and what the future of the struggle in that country might look like, we interviewed Francisca “Pancha” Fernández, a…

Chile: The Mother of All Battles

Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein Only three days have passed since the plebiscite by which the Chilean people wrenched a constitutional convention from the country’s elites. It is true that what would have been desirable would have been a constituent assembly that, from the very basis of society, would have drafted a new Constitution that would have…

Chile: Now the Transition Begins

Atilio A. Boron Celebrations for Chile after constitution vote On Sunday, Chile faced a historic and unprecedented challenge: its people were asked for the first time in their history whether or not they wanted a new Constitution and, if the answer was affirmative, what kind of body should be in charge of drafting the new…

Chile: One Year Later, the Revolt Against Piñera Remains Massive

Carlos Aznarez Demonstrators participate in a march at the Plaza Italia in Santiago, Chile, on Oct 18, 2020.PHOTO: EPA-EFE After the massive mobilization that took place this Sunday in Chile, it is necessary to discuss everything that has been happening during this day of remembrance of the first anniversary of the beginning of the popular…

Chile: One Year After the October 18th Uprising

Carlos Aznarez Marcelo Osses is one of the representatives of the radio station Plaza de la Dignidad, whose colleagues broadcast every time there are demonstrations in that Plaza, which has become an emblematic reference of the Chilean revolt. We spoke with him before October 18, the first anniversary of that moment when a group of…

Chile: Between the Armed Violence of the State and the Simple Violence of the People

David Santiago Farías Delva Protest over police attack, banners read “State Assassins” and “He didn’t fall, the cops pushed him”. (Credit: De Frente) The only alternative that remains for the people, when injustice and state violence have been increasingly strengthened by repressive laws, is the right to Rebellion and thus to confront the exploitation and…

Allende’s Chile: 50 Years On – Mourning and Celebrating

Francisco Dominguez Francisco Domínguez writes: This 4th September marks 50 years since the electoral victory of Salvador Allende in Chile, an event that sent shock waves through the regionally dominated system of US hegemony – bringing panic to the White House. Five decades on, the reverberations of its appeal still resonate very strongly, both in…

Salvador Allende and Algeria: Self-Determination and Economic Sovereignty

Esteban Silva Cuadra Salvador Allende and Algerian president Houari Boumediene Alba Granada North Africa Editor’s Note: We are pleased to publish this article written by comrade Esteban Silva, which is of great importance to us, in view of the attempts by the Pinochet government of Piñera to close the Chilean Embassy in Algeria. Algeria was…