Chile

Few thoughts on democratic socialism - Introduction to a pamphlet on class struggle under Allende‘s government, Chile 1973

We want to present a pamphlet written by comrades of ours about class struggle and the social democratic government under Allende in Chile in 1973. Chile is one of many examples in history that shows us that the relation between working class movements and left governments is more complicated than the mechanistic picture of force (movement) and container/stabiliser (government) often painted by current democratic socialists.

Libertarian socialism in Latin America: a roundtable interview – Enrique Guerrero-López

Three interviews of militants from libertarian socialist political organisations in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, exploring the history, theory, and practice of libertarian socialism. Originally published by the Black Rose Anarchist Federation in the United States.

Paths Written in Concrete: The Chilean student movement of 2011

Thousands of Chilean students marching through the street with banners and flags

This piece hopes to offer a brief and concise background of the Chilean student movement and an analysis of the strategies that pushed it along. Afterwards we provide an interview with Felipe Ramírez, member of the FeL (Federation of Libertarian Students) and 2012 secretary to the FECh (Federation of University of Chile Students).

Against non-life

Today the desire to cast off our current way of life is taken as common sense. Whether it’s the life of others we desire to take on or a completely different way of life; striking a commodified humanity is the passive acceptance of the existent which clashes with generalized dissatisfaction.

2010智利地震后无产者互助 灾难、资本主义和无能政府之下的自我救赎

Chile earthquake 2010

我们这些无名之辈(被剥削的人、邻居、父母)持续地被禁锢在暗淡无光的生活中,但是,我们已经准备好和我们同样绝望的人建立联系。

Tribute to Ernesto Leal, a founder of the London migrant cleaners' movement

Tribute written by members of the Latin American Workers' Association (LAWAS) in 2009 after the death of Ernesto Leal (11 January 1938 - 22 October 2009), Chilean communist exile who eventually moved to London, working as a cleaner and founding LAWAS. In the same days of Leal's death, Unite the union purged LAWAS, leading cleaners to join the IWW and eventually founding IWGB and UVW, which continue to organise cleaners and other low-wage migrant workers in London's service sector. We republish it here from The Commune (now defunct) in light of the recent historic victories of migrant cleaners at LSE and SOAS.

The Chicago Boys in Chile: Economic Freedom's Awful Toll

An economic appraisal of the early years of the Junta in Chile and the failures of the Chicago School economists in charge of the nation.