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19.11.2017

Tomás Hirsch: “We can’t do the changes we want alone”

Tomás Hirsch: “We can’t do the changes we want alone”

A team of Pressenza editors is currently in Santiago, Chile to cover the general election taking place on Sunday 19th November.  We had the chance to interview Tomás Hirsch from the Humanist Party, an integral part of the Broad Front coalition.  He explained how it is possible and necessary to… »

11.08.2017

Singing for Survival

Singing for Survival

By Maxine Lowy* Women in Chile are are challenging gender-based violence through song, continuing a national tradition of music as a tool of social justice and human rights. In mid-May 2016, in the chilly hours before dawn, a young woman was found lying unconscious on a pavement in Coyhaique, a… »

25.07.2017

A 42-Year Quest for Truth and Justice in Chile

A 42-Year Quest for Truth and Justice in Chile

By Maxine Lowy* In the hours before New Year’s Eve 1975, sociology student and Socialist Party member Jaime Robotham was walking with his friend Claudio Thauby along Santiago’s Providencia neighborhood, when agents of the repressive DINA police drove past, saw them, violently apprehended them and… »

10.11.2016

Trump’s election provides opportunity to re-assess the fundamentals of Australia’s defence policies

Trump’s election provides opportunity to re-assess  the fundamentals of Australia’s defence policies

IPAN – Independent and Peaceful Australia Network US President-elect, Donald Trump, has served notice of a US withdrawal from a “protective” military role for allies in South East Asia and the Pacific. He has urged these allies to take responsibility for their own defences. »

09.11.2016

The Chicago Boys

The Chicago Boys

By Anne Kass I can’t help but think of our trip to Chile last year where we learned that Milton Friedman and his Chicago Boys helped Pinochet sack the Chilean Social Security System which was similar to ours–employer and employee contributions with defined benefit payout. »

27.08.2016

Noam Chomsky, Oliver Stone Sign Letter Against Brazil’s Coup

Noam Chomsky, Oliver Stone Sign Letter Against Brazil’s Coup

By teleSUR The letter is also signed by the likes of Indian novelist and activist Arundhati Roy, activist and author Naomi Klein and artist Tom Morello. rom Oliver Stone to Noam Chomnsky, highly influential international artists and intellectuals published a letter condemning the impeachment process against suspended Brazilian… »

07.08.2016

Dancing with teargas

Dancing with teargas

By Dominik Schlett Chilean student protests against their own educational system seem to last forever. Almost exactly five years after the most intense demonstrations since the end of Pinochet-Dictatorship, violence is capturing the streets of Santiago de Chile again. A day report. The sun lights bright at the 4th of… »

03.01.2016

Peaceful New Year 2016

Peaceful New Year 2016

2016 marks five years since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Peace Boat will continue to support recovery efforts in the region and sail for a nuclear free, sustainable future. 2015 was a historical year marking 70 years since the end of World War II and Japanese colonisation in… »

30.06.2015

Chile: The Constitution for Everyone

Chile: The Constitution for Everyone

The Constitution for Everyone is the name of an independent citizens’ initiative in Chile that was publicly launched today with the aim of educating and promoting broad dialogue about the Constitution. Through a digital platform (www.laconstituciondetodos.cl), participants will be able to find and learn about the current constitution, express… »

06.11.2014

Discovering the Human

Discovering the Human

We publish here the presentation by Javier Tolcachier during the first session of the International Symposium “Towards the discovery of the Human”, organised by the World Centre of Humanist Studies, Latin American chapter, in Santiago, at the premises of the Chilean National Parliament. “We thank the organisers for the opportunity… »

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