Despite months of intense police repression, Chileans are not willing to give up their rights and lower their guard. Chile’s political and social organizations called for a new wave of protests throughout March, a decisive month for the Chileans on their way to the plebiscite on the new Constitution to be held on April 26.
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For the current government of President Sebastián Piñera, the plebiscite is the ideal opportunity to neutralize the serious crisis that the country has been experiencing since last October, which has so far left more than 30 people dead and thousands injured.
If the plebiscite is approved, the election of the constituents will be held in October. The new Constitution, which must be drafted in a maximum of one year, will be ratified in another plebiscite, this one with a compulsory vote.
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Thanks to the obscene control the American presstitutes —the billionaires’ media—exercise on the US public mind most Americans never learn about truly meaningful political protests. Fake heroes and heroics by Washington’s pawns in various color revolutions, o yea. Plenty of that. That’s why we hear so much about the “Hong Kong freedom/democracy fighters”, or the brave Venezuelans trying to topple “the tyrant Maduro”, so often praised by mendacious bullies like Pompeo , but virtually zero, nada, about genuinely popular non-CIA manufactured (and therefore truly independent) mass protests being violently repressed by regimes Washington supports in Chile, Ecuador, France and other points like that on this boiling planet.
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ALISON BODINE—In Vancouver, the Chilean diaspora has come together with others living in Canada in a new group named Van4Chile. Van4Chile has organized protests and public demonstrations in solidarity with the people of Chile, including an energetic protest in front of the CBC in downtown Vancouver on November 2, 2019. At this action, more than 200 people, from all walks of life, came together to demand that the CBC cover the protests in Chile. They also called out the government of Canada’s complicity in the repression of people’s human and democratic rights in Chile.
RALPH MILLIBAND—Perhaps the most important such message or warning or “lesson” is also the most obvious, and therefore the most easily overlooked. It concerns the notion of class struggle. Assuming one may ignore the view that class struggle is the result of “extremist” propaganda and agitation, there remains the fact that the Left is rather prone to a perspective according to which the class struggle is something waged by the workers and the subordinate classes against the dominant ones.