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06.07.2018

Chile: 15-Year sentences for officers who killed singer Víctor Jara

Chile: 15-Year sentences for officers who killed singer Víctor Jara

And in Chile, a court has handed 15-year sentences to eight former military officers for the murder of legendary folk singer and activist Víctor Jara in September 1973. In the days after dictator Augusto Pinochet seized power in a U.S.-backed coup, Víctor Jara was arrested, tortured and shot 44 times. »

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… »

19.05.2018

The European Humanist Forum approves its Declaration of Support to the Mapuche People

The European Humanist Forum approves its Declaration of Support to the Mapuche People

In the closing session of the European Humanist Forum 2018, the plenary session approved by acclamation a Declaration of Support to the Mapuche People which we reproduce below. Chilean deputy, Tomás Hirsch, speaker in the Forum, publicly promised to deliver the Declaration to the Mapuche prisoners. Reading and approval… »

13.03.2018

Chile: Commitment to the people assumed by Frente Amplio (Broad Front) parliamentarians

Chile: Commitment to the people assumed by Frente Amplio (Broad Front) parliamentarians

After concluding the official ceremonies of change of command of the authorities of the Legislative and Executive Power in the Hall of Honour of the National Congress, the members of Frente Amplio attended the Plaza de la Victoria, located in the heart of Valparaíso, where they proceeded to assume its… »

13.02.2018

Hirsch: final meetings with European politicians and movements

Hirsch: final meetings with European politicians and movements

The deputy elect [Member of the Chilean Parliament] for Frente Amplio (Broad Front), Tomás Hirsch, has finished his February European tour  to make contact and deepen ties with related organizations. He met in Paris with France Insoumise deputies Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Alexis Corbière and Sabine Rubin; in Madrid with the congressmen… »

10.02.2018

Meeting Hirsch -Pisarello: “We are the alternative to the rise of the extreme right”

Meeting Hirsch -Pisarello: “We are the alternative to the rise of the extreme right”

Gerardo Pisarello, first deputy mayor in Barcelona, ​​received Tomas Hirsch as an elected humanist member of Parliament  for the Frente Amplio in Chile. With the interest of establishing links between the related political forces of the European landscape, last Thursday, February 8, Tomas Hirsch shared a cordial and close talk,… »

20.01.2018

Tomas Hirsch: “Valuing diversity is what makes convergence possible”

Tomas Hirsch: “Valuing diversity is what makes convergence possible”

We interviewed Tomás Hirsch, a humanist Deputy from Frente Amplio (Broad Front), a conglomerate that was formed just a year ago in Chile. However, long before this different attempts of convergence between progressive political forces of this country were made. Pressenza: Can you make a brief summary of this process,… »

23.12.2017

The era is decisive

The era is decisive

Historical moments are a kind of great ship on which we travel without even realizing it sometimes. They have a decisive direction that it is pointless to try to modify from within the small cabins in which we find ourselves. A forceful impulse is needed, often an external shock, an… »

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… »

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