Chile

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… »

22.10.2019

Demonstrations of solidarity with Chile all over the world

Demonstrations of solidarity with Chile all over the world

The current social outbreak in Chile has attracted interest and support at an international level, and in several cities throughout the world there has been demonstrations in solidarity with the uprising outside the Chilean consulates or in landmarks of the place. Here we show a small gallery to be completed… »

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… »

19.10.2019

Chile: Mass evasion in the Santiago Metro, widespread demonstrations in the capital and declaration of a state of emergency

Chile: Mass evasion in the Santiago Metro, widespread demonstrations in the capital and declaration of a state of emergency

This week there was a massive call to jump over the paying turnstiles of the Santiago Metro, in response to the fourth fare rise so far this year. Mainly high school students entered the stations en masse, surpassing the responsiveness of the security guards. A short time passed before some… »

15.10.2019

Chile: Congressman Hirsch presents project against war

Chile: Congressman Hirsch presents project against war

Today, Tuesday, October 15, Humanist Congressman Tomás Hirsch will present, together with Congressmen Labra (PC), Fernández (PS), Marzán (PPD), Mirosevic (PL), Boric (Conv) and Girardi (PPD) a constitutional reform project that seeks to make Chile renounce war as a method of conflict resolution. The initiative has a pure article that… »

09.10.2019

Chile will host international seminar on transformation in the face of climate change

Chile will host international seminar on transformation in the face of climate change

From October 16 to 18, 2019 the Transformation 2019 meeting “Learning from Transformative Action and Thought” will take place, a biannual world meeting whose fourth version will be held for the first time in the southern hemisphere. Chaired by University of Chile academic Paulina Aldunce, the activity will bring together… »

12.09.2019

Tomás Hirsch: tribute to the victims of the Chilean civil-military dictatorship

Tomás Hirsch: tribute to the victims of the Chilean civil-military dictatorship

We transcribe here the tribute that the Humanist Deputy made from the Chamber of Deputies on September 11: “This September 11 marks the 46th anniversary of the civil-military coup that overthrew the constitutional government of Salvador Allende. This coup gave rise to the longest and cruelest dictatorship in… »

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