Chile

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.

Authoritarian Neoliberalism: the Specter of Pinochet

Vaporwave Pinochet

This essay explores the rise of populist demagogues and the economics of their regimes. Rather than marking a clear break with neoliberalism or a direct tie to early twentieth century fascism, these figures historically connect to the regime of Augusto Pinochet and illustrate a growing trend of authoritarian-neoliberalism.

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Exposición de la historia del concepto de comunización, acompañada de una crítica de algunos sus usos más recientes y frívolos

1931: Chileans Overthrow Dictator Carlos Ibañez del Campo

Demonstration against the Dictatorship in July 1931

In response to economic depression the Chilean state became a Dictatorship. In response Chilean students and workers engaged in a general strike and occupation of universities demanding a return to civilian rule.

Invisible Hand and Iron Fist: Alejandro Ruess

An article detailing the effect of Pinochet Dictatorship in reshaping Chilean society even after the return of civilian rule.

The human costs of militarization in Latin America - Arturo Jimenez

Portraits of missing persons, victims of Operation Condor

An article about the establishment of Operation Condor, an alliance between multiple right wing dictatorships in South America to target exiled dissidents.

Workers' control in Latin America, 1930-1979 - Jonathan C Brown

Peruvian miners on strike, 2008

A series of essays investigating the everyday acts through which Latin American workers attempted to assert more control over work processes and thereby add dignity to their lives, during the mass working class struggles in the mid-20th century. We do not agree with the leftist nationalist perspective of some of the essays but reproduce them all for the historical information therein.

Students, anarchists and categories of persecution in Chile, 1920

Raymond B. Craib on the repression of radical students and anarchists in 1920's Chile.