Redacción Chile

Redacción Chile

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06.08.2018

Population and the Environment

Population and the Environment

By John Scales Avery One hopes that human wisdom and ethics will continue to grow, but unlimited growth of population and industry on a finite earth is a logical impossibility. Today we are pressing against the… »

05.07.2018

Combatants For Peace

Combatants For Peace

Israeli military forces have arrived at the Bedouin village of Khan al Ahmar (Westbank, between Jerusalem & Jericho) with bulldozers and heavy equipment prepared to demolish the village. For those of you who are unaware, Khan al Ahmar is home to a large number of Palestinians. These people, originally… »

01.06.2018

South American March for Peace and Active Nonviolence

South American March for Peace and Active Nonviolence

The South American March for Peace and Active Nonviolence is an initiative of the organization World without Wars and without Violence, which has volunteers in several countries of the world, and in 2009 organized the successful and massive World March for Peace and Active Nonviolence, which toured several countries in… »

26.05.2018

Homage to Silo: Thinking and works

Homage to Silo: Thinking and works

In few minutes we will try to give an overview of Silo’s thought expressed through his books, lectures, interviews and talks that he has tirelessly given over the past 50 years. His production is extensive and deals in depth with the great themes of human existence, giving a new perspective… »

18.12.2017

Chile: Human Rights Day in Villa Grimaldi

Chile: Human Rights Day in Villa Grimaldi

by Dalia Chiu It’s not the first time I’ve crossed the gate of the Villa Grimaldi Peace Park. The afternoon is hot and the park is a cool oasis of native trees, cinnamon, patagua, araucaria and the old ombú, that strange half-grass tree that grows in front of and a… »

18.12.2017

Chile: Abstention wins and Piñera becomes President

Chile: Abstention wins and Piñera becomes President

By Andrés Figueroa Cornejo Once again, abstention has triumphed in the 2017 presidential election, with more than 50% of those entitled to vote not doing so. Chile reaffirms its leadership of countries with least electoral participation in Latin America, and is second in the world after Madagascar. According to the… »

06.12.2017

Chilean elections: On the “Freedom of Choice”

Chilean elections: On the “Freedom of Choice”

The run-off election to determine who will follow Michelle Bachelet as Chilean president is due to take place on the 17th of December.  In the first round, former president, Sebastian Piñera, candidate for the right wing grouping Chile Vamos, obtained around 36% of the vote, while Alejandro Guillier, the candidate… »

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… »

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