Category: Chile

David Duhalde: Mass Uprisings and Their Aftermath in the United States and Chile

Both Chile and the United States have seen massive social upheavals over the past year. The two countries have much to teach each other about how such unrest can translate into substantive political change.

Yanis Iqbal: Financialization of Copper Mining in Chile

As Chile gets convulsed by the aggravating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the structural brutality of copper mining is being starkly outlined

Gisela Brito: Chilean society is pushing for change

The Covid-19 pandemic has only aggravated inequality and highlighted the need for progressive alternatives

Tristan Partridge: Selk’nam victory for indigenous recognition in Chile

At a time of renewed social struggles for the rights of historically marginalized groups, an indigenous campaign in Chile this week received some positive news

Coordinadora Feminista 8M: “Feminist emergency plan in the face of the Coronavirus crisis” released in Chile

Faced with the emergency the Coronavirus presents to our lives, a feminist emergency plan is –necessarily– one that prioritizes health, life and care above corporate profits

Ben Norton: Chile’s US-Backed Gov’t Shooting Anti-Austerity Protesters

With the U.S. and OAS looking the other way, protesters have been subjected to brutally violent repression

Javier Zúñiga & Karina Nohales: Chile: The long month of October – the class struggle returns

The immediate result of this uprising was to break the conspiracy of the democratic transition, supported by the left and the right, against the class struggle

J. Patrice McSherry: Chile’s Struggle to Democratize the State

Will the people of Chile be able to shape their own destiny via a plebiscite? Two months before the scheduled vote, the answer remains uncertain

Ariela Ruiz Caro: The Dramatic Fall of Chile as Latin America’s Neoliberal Role Model

The popular uprising in Chile has unmasked the image of well-being in Chilean society that the international establishment has been selling

Ariel Dorfman: The Challenge for Chile and the World

If the mainly peaceful Chilean people do manage such a seemingly intractable task — bridging the abyss between recalcitrant protesters and a fearful elite clinging to power — this deepening of democracy might show other nations a way to deal with similar divisions

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