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Walmart workers join a mass strike

Walmart workers join a mass strike Over 17,000 Walmart supermarket workers walked out on Wednesday of last week to join a strike movement that has the potential to bring the Chilean ruling class to its knees.

Strike wave sweeps Chile

Strike wave sweeps Chile A mass strike wave in Chile has thrust the country’s ruling class into a political crisis.

Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium

Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium Victor Jara was assassinated in 1973 by an agent of General Augusto Pinochet’s regime in Chile

Nae Pasaran—Scots who defied Pinochet

Nae Pasaran—Scots who defied Pinochet In 1974 workers at the Rolls-Royce engine factory in East Kilbride refused to work on engines used by the Chilean air force.

Four US-backed coups in Latin America—and two close shaves

Four US-backed coups in Latin America—and two close shaves Bloody history shows why and how we need to keep imperialist hands off Venezuela

Neruda film tells the cat and mouse tale of a witch hunt

Neruda film tells the cat and mouse tale of a witch hunt A new Chilean film is a gripping tale of the manhunt for Pablo Neruda, but it doesn’t bring out the full richness of the Communist poet, writes Mario Nain

Exiles from Chile protest in London

17 May 2016
Chilean exiles and their supporters protested in London last Friday in solidarity with peasants fighting to survive an environmental disaster in southern Chile.

Reports round-up

01 September 2015
Meter readers call strike at EDF | Stansted security scanners strike for better pay | LGSM leads lively bloc in Manchester pride | Protest against Chile ‘torture ship’ | Stoke housing workers’ pay strike | Essex fire staff keep fighting cuts | Protest called against Ukip in Doncaster | Solidarity with Max Watson

Outrage over decision to let Chilean navy 'torture ship' dock in London

01 September 2015
Chilean political refugees in Britain have reacted with outrage at the decision to allow the Chilean navy ship Esmeralda to dock in London.

Former president Michelle Bachelet returns in Chile

19 November 2013
Centre Left former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet looks set to return to office after topping the first round of the election last week.

‘Chile showed that revolution is possible’

10 September 2013
Mario Nain says new struggles are sweeping Chile—and that activists must learn the lessons from defeats in the 1970s

The battle to determine what Allende's government in Chile represented

10 September 2013
 After the 1970 election UP argued it found a new path to socialism bypassing old divisions between reform and revolution.

40 years since the coup in Chile: lessons to learn

10 September 2013
Augusto Pinochet’s neoliberal experiment began 40 years ago in Chile after a coup. He is celebrated by the right but workers could have beaten him, writes Ken Olende

Unofficial strike in Chilean copper mine shuts down a third of the world's copper production

20 August 2013
An unofficial strike at Chile’s biggest copper mine last week shut down a third of the world’s copper production for 24 hours.

Workers walk out in Brazil - and Chile

16 July 2013
Workers struck at hundreds of workplaces across Brazil on Thursday of last week. Thousands marched in the main cities of Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro.

A year of elections tests South American governments

02 July 2013
Around 100,000 student protesters disrupted the polls at Chile’s primary elections last week. 

Students return to Chile’s streets after summer break

01 May 2012
Over 200,000 people took to the streets of Chile on Wednesday of last week.

Chile: Student storm of protest

25 October 2011
Dozens of students stormed a meeting on the education budget in Chile’s senate building in Santiago on Thursday of last week.

Chile: a generation has lost its fear

30 August 2011
The young have taken the streets of Chile, and transformed them into theatres, circuses and platforms for a huge protest movement.

One million strong protest over education in Chile

23 August 2011
Over one million students, parents, lecturers, workers and young people took part in mass demonstrations in cities throughout Chile on Monday.

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