Chile

20.11.2017

Chile: The Humanist Party returns to congress after 25 years in the wilderness

Chile: The Humanist Party returns to congress after 25 years in the wilderness

This week I have been closely following the experiences of Tomás Hirsch, the Humanist Party candidate for Congress Deputy in the 11th district of Chile because his wife and my good friend, Juanita Vergara, invited me back in May to come down to Santiago for the elections, already sensing six… »

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… »

16.03.2017

Tomas Hirsch on Face 2 Face

Tomas Hirsch on Face 2 Face

On this show we discussed with with Tomas Hirsch, founding member of the Humanist Party of Chile and was a Presidential candidate during the 2005 election for the left-wing coalition “Juntos Podemos Más” (Together we can more). Currently, he is the Party’s Vice-President and one of the coordinators of the… »

11.12.2016

Nobel Peace Watch: “Arrest Henry Kissinger!”

Nobel Peace Watch:  “Arrest Henry Kissinger!”

Summons for Criminal Investigation – Henry Kissinger: “We wish to draw your attention to Kissinger’s comprehensive, unparalleled record of serious international crimes and the need for prosecutorial action”. On Dec 6, 2016, Fredrik S. Heffermehl and Tomas Magnusson, founding members of Nobel Peace Prize Watch (“Lay Down Your Arms” association) sent the Director of… »

10.12.2016

Norway to prosecute Henry Kissinger

Norway to prosecute Henry Kissinger

Summons for Criminal Investigation – Henry Kissinger: “We wish to draw your attention to Kissinger´s comprehensive, unparalleled record of serious international crimes and the need for prosecutorial action”. On Dec 6, 2016, Fredrik S. Heffermehl and Tomas Magnusson, founding members of Nobel Peace Prize Watch (“Lay… »

02.05.2016

Did Chile recover its democracy?

Did Chile recover its democracy?

Anne Kass As many US citizens as possible should travel to, read about or otherwise educate themselves about Chile.  It is a country that was decimated by a right-wing, neo-liberal “government” albeit not an elected government.  Pinochet took control via an overt military coup (to be… »

19.04.2016

Panama papers: a haven for financial speculation

Panama papers: a haven for financial speculation

Recently, the amount of money that hidden in tax havens has come to light through the “Panama Papers”.  This money has been invested through “offshore” companies, a reference to the fact that the majority of these places are island countries.  What characterises these companies is that they have no productive… »

27.01.2016

Photos from the CELAC summit

Photos from the CELAC summit

As 33 heads of state and their representatives meet in Ecuador, just outside Quito in a town called the Middle of the World (Mitad del Mundo), the world’s press gathers to take photos.  After his efforts at last week’s summit of the rich and famous in Davos, Switzerland, meeting with… »

12.01.2016

President creates Ministry of Indigenous People in Chile

President creates Ministry of Indigenous People in Chile

Today, Chilean president Michelle Bachelet signed the laws at La Moneda Palace, Santiago, that create the Ministry of Indigenous People, the National Council and the Indigenous People’s Councils. In a simple ceremony, Bachelet congratulated herself on benefiting, at last, the original Chilean indigenous people who include new ethnic groups recognized… »

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