Chile woke up

31.01.2020

The System will fall soon… everywhere

The System will fall soon… everywhere

By Petur Gudjonsson Some time ago we wrote about the difference between the new and the old mental landscape, also suggesting that the old landscape is on its way out, or if you like; that the system that we know, is about to fall. (Pressenza 29.12) This… »

14.01.2020

Chile, The Revolution of The Indignados

Chile, The Revolution of The Indignados

In 1960 Chile was shaken by the largest earthquake ever recorded before. Its magnitude was 9.6 degrees on the Richter logarithmic scale, which has a maximum of 10. On October 18, 2019, Chilean society exploded as it had never done, unleashing social energy accumulated by decades of injustice and abuse… »

09.01.2020

Face 2 Face with Flavia Fontes

Face 2 Face with Flavia Fontes

On this show we speak with filmmaker Flavia Fontes about the current unrest in South America. The region is facing a crisis and a very uncertain future, as seen in the raging opposition to Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno, Chilean’s fiery anger fueled by fears of poverty, and the coup late… »

03.01.2020

The Future of 2019 Protests Around the World

The Future of 2019 Protests Around the World

Being a universal city, any conflict happening somewhere on the planet usually ends up on New York’s streets. During the year we have been covering some of them, but while working on this article we were surprised by the scale of the discontent. Over forty countries, on every continent, have… »

29.12.2019

Some reflections on the old and the new mental landscape

Some reflections on the old and the new mental landscape

By Petur Gudjonsson A little while ago we wrote about a new mental landscape appearing in Chile. And we said that this positive phenomenon will happen everywhere, within a few years. There are protests all over the planet but they do not seem to be manifestations of this new landscape… »

11.12.2019

A new mental landscape is appearing in Chile

A new mental landscape is appearing in Chile

By Petur Gudjonsson There is nothing new about the changing of landscapes. That happens during the life of the individual when they as toddlers have a certain landscape and another one when they are teenagers and so on. If you were to ask a teenager if he likes to play… »

09.12.2019

A Facade Drops in Chile

A Facade Drops in Chile

by Maxine Lowy A tide continues to sweep a mass social movement across the face of Chile, exposing four decades of economic injustice and challenging a legacy inherited from dictatorship, with United States participation at key junctions. Behind the facade of a bustling economy, Chileans have suffered from increasingly precarious… »

27.11.2019

What happened when Chile woke up

What happened when Chile woke up

Despite horrific police violence and government concessions, protesters in Chile are holding firm in their calls for systemic change. It has been a month since Chileans took to the streets in a surprising and mostly nonviolent uprising that changed the country’s political agenda and shattered its image as Latin America’s… »

27.11.2019

What happened when Chile woke up

What happened when Chile woke up

Despite horrific police violence and government concessions, protesters in Chile are holding firm in their calls for systemic change. By Cristian Opaso It has been a month since Chileans took to the streets in a surprising and mostly nonviolent uprising that changed the country’s political agenda and shattered its image… »

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