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
This press release is from the Coordinating Assembly of Secondary School Students (ACES) in Chile ACES CHILE PRESS RELEASEOCCUPATION OF MINISTRY OF EDUCATIONWe are hours away from having a new process for taking the Transition Test to grant entry into university, and which as we have proposed in recent years, is a deeply segregated and… Continue reading ACES Chile Press Release
Although many also celebrate the Indigenous People’s Day for the precolumbian inhabitants of the Americas on the 8th October, today is the UN International Indigenous People’s Day across the world, and a time when we bring you a short illustration by scientific cartoonist Alexa Garín Fernandez about a lesser known indigenous group currently occupied and extracted by Chile together… Continue reading Happy Indigenous People’s Day!
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