The popular rebellion in Chile that has spread since October 18, 2019 has been cruelly suppressed. Most political prisoners are young people whose relatives have been severely affected by the neoliberal policies that all so-called democratic governments have implemented since the negotiated transition with the Pinochet dictatorship. Given the precarious economic situation of many of… Continue reading Sergio Vasquez explains why international solidarity is critical for getting political prisoners released
On 5 February Chilean police shot dead Francisco Martinez, a street artist. His crime? He refused to show his identification. Videos of the incident quickly spread like wildfire on social media as did the international outrage over the impunity that continues to permeate Chile’s security forces and militarized police at every level. Join Chile Solidarity… Continue reading Francisco Martinez presente!
On the 10th December 2020, Bordando por la Memoria and Chile Solidarity Network took part in a joint zoom and virtual stitch in, to mark International day for human rights. Chile Solidarity Network gave the current information about the cases of political prisoners from the “estallido” or social unrest and talked about ways we can… Continue reading Virtual solidarity stitch in
Chile has had a turbulent few months. And at the end of April, a dozen people were shot from an unmarked car in one of Santiago’s most populated suburbs, La Florida, during a peaceful protest. This was not an isolated incident. Violence against students and protesters by anonymous attackers has been escalating since social unrest began last October, as Chileans fed up… Continue reading Anonymous shootings target students as violence against activists increases in Chile
Carole Concha Bell, a member of the Chile Solidarity Network, told Byline Times: “As A Chilean, daughter of exiles from the Pinochet era, living in the UK it is disappointing to know that the UK has a license to export crowd control weapons to Chile, particularly when they are being used within the context of brutal,… Continue reading British Arms Sales Aiding Repression in Chile.
The UK group comprising students and assemblies representing universities and Chilean Cabildos & Chile Solidarity Network, have been campaigning against recent human rights abuses in Chile since social unrest broke out on October 18th 2019, over social disparity in one of Latin America’s richest, yet most unequal countries.