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26.10.2019

Photo-reportage: Plaza Italia in Santiago de Chile, October 25

Photo-reportage: Plaza Italia in Santiago de Chile, October 25

We publish here the sequence of photos that give an account of what happened today, October 25, with the largest gathering of people that has taken place in a Chilean demonstration. According to the data we have, approximately 1,500,000 people participated. If we count those who demonstrated in other cities… »

25.10.2019

More demonstrations of support and solidarity with Chile around the world

More demonstrations of support and solidarity with Chile around the world

As the days go by, demonstrations by Chileans and local organizations are held in more cities around the world to express their support for the Chilean people in these days of change, as well as to join the demand that Sebastián Piñera resign and call a Constituent Assembly to replace… »

25.10.2019

Chile Tomás Hirsch: “You can’t dialogue whilst the military are on the streets”.

Chile Tomás Hirsch: “You can’t dialogue whilst the military are on the streets”.

Yesterday (23) the Chamber of Deputies of Chile held a special session with the presence of the Minister of Interior and Public Security, Andrés Chadwick, who presented a report on the measures taken by the government in response to the crisis situation in the country. After the minister’s presentation, Tomás… »

24.10.2019

The right to protest, immediate demilitarization, and an end to human rights violations in Chile

The right to protest, immediate demilitarization, and an end to human rights violations in Chile

By AUCH! (Autoras Chilenas. Local organisation of feminist authors)   Chile, October 24, 2019 Last week protests and acts of civil disobedience erupted in Santiago de Chile due to a rise in the price of the metro. This increase by 30 pesos (to a fare of 1.23 dollars in a… »

23.10.2019

Tomás Hirsch: “We can see that the Chilean people woke up”

Tomás Hirsch: “We can see that the Chilean people woke up”

The former candidate for Chilean president and founder of the Humanist Party, Tomás Hirsch, said: “It is a people who have lived on a miserable salary, with unbearable pensions that do not allow them to live, with rising electricity, water, gas, and transportation prices. Here profound, structural and urgent changes… »

23.10.2019

From Aperture to Protectionism: Immigrants Test Chile’s Open Door

From Aperture to Protectionism:  Immigrants Test Chile’s Open Door

By Maxine Lowy Hundreds, many families with young children, rest in tents, or lean against suitcases by the side of the road. Volunteers from charitable organizations occasionally pass through, offering bottled water, Styrofoam boxes containing food, and sometimes set up a soup kitchen right on the street. In late June… »

23.10.2019

Mario Aguilar [Chile]: “Never again a negotiation behind people’s backs”.

Mario Aguilar [Chile]: “Never again a negotiation behind people’s backs”.

We reproduce here the words of the President of the Teachers Union of Chile and member of Unidad Social – which is calling for a national strike tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday, October 24, more information at: http://www.colegiodeprofesores.cl/2019/10/22/se-convoca-a-huelga-general-en-todo-chile-el-23-y-24-de-octubre/ – at a press conference held this morning in Santiago: “Teachers are… »

21.10.2019

Chile: Humanists and the Current Moment

Chile: Humanists and the Current Moment

Hello friends, It is difficult to make a synthesis of what we are living, but in the attempt to transmit our point of view, I’ll tell you a little. I believe that we are witnessing something that Humanism has been announcing for a long time: a social explosion as a… »

21.10.2019

Chile: It´s not 30 pesos, it´s 30 years

Chile: It´s not 30 pesos, it´s 30 years

“It’s not 30 pesos, it’s 30 years” is a slogan that was repeated Sunday in many social networks and protesters banners who continued to go to the streets throughout the country. “30 pesos” refers to the rise of Santiago Metro ticket, that blew up the pressure experienced by Chilean people. »

20.10.2019

Mario Aguilar [in Chile]: “Violence comes from the powerful. Let’s take care of each other.”

Mario Aguilar [in Chile]: “Violence comes from the powerful. Let’s take care of each other.”

In the context of the strong social unrest that Chile is going through, the President of the College of Teachers -Mario Aguilar- called on his colleagues for solidarity and nonviolent civil disobedience. His words are reproduced below, as well as the video that he circulated through social networks. https://www.pressenza.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Mario-Aguilar-19-10-19.mp4… »

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