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Laguna del Maule, a lake in the Andes mountain range, 300 kilometres south of Chile’s capital Santiago.

Politicizing water in Chile

Chile is today in the midst of an unprecedented constituent process 30 years after the return of democracy, where the possibility of a new constitution has opened a discussion about what sort of country we want, and which rights should be enshrined in the drafting of this fundamental document.

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Project Cybersyn was an ambitious political and economic project introduced by Salvador Allende’s socialist government in Chile in the early 1970s.

Cybersocialism

Project Cybersyn was an ambitious political and economic project introduced by Salvador Allende’s socialist government in Chile in the early 1970s. It was an experiment of socialist design that attempted to harness pioneering cybernetic models of complex systems to run a national economy.

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Toym Imao, “Desaparecidos (Memorializing Absence, Remembering the Disappeared)” (2015)

Disappearing poverty

In international human rights law, a “forced disappearance” occurs when a person is secretly abducted or imprisoned by a state or political organization (or by a third party with the authorization, support, or acquiescence of a state or political organization), followed by a refusal to acknowledge the person’s fate and whereabouts, with the intent of placing the victim outside the protection […]

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Chile’s Student Uprising

Trailer Chile’s Student Uprising tells the story of the student protests taking place in Chile today demanding a free and state-funded education system and radical change in society.  The film puts the protests in their historical context of widespread dissatisfaction with the economic model put in place under the Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990) that still remains […]

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Camila Vallejo, Proud of Being Communist

  The Chilean student leader doesn’t mince her words. “The ideas of communists today have real significance for they make sense in the context of people’s awakening,” said Camila Vallejo, a militant of the Communist Youths and one of the main leaders of the student movement which has been demanding structural reforms of education for […]

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Media Mine the Miners in Chile

Media Mine the Miners in Chile

The Mine The Miners Eneko Las Heras, born in Caracas in 1963, is a cartoonist based in Spain.  This cartoon was first published on his blog . . . Y sin embargo se mueve on 15 October 2010.  Cf. “In fact, the 33 miners over whom the media have swarmed paradoxically remain voiceless.  Neither they […]

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Those Trapped Chilean Miners Are So Goddamn Lucky!

Over the course of the past week, several stories have appeared in the U.S. media that seemed to celebrate, without an iota of sarcasm or self-criticism, the bright and happy futures of 33 coal miners who have been trapped underground in the San Jose mine, in utterly unbearable conditions, for six weeks — and who […]

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What Chris Marker Did for The Battle of Chile

  Patricio Guzmán is a Chilean filmmaker.  The above is a clip from Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary (Dir. Pepita Ferrari, 2009).  The Battle of Chile is available from Icarus Films: <icarusfilms.com/new98/boc.html>.  For more information about Chris Marker, visit <www.chrismarker.org>. | Print  

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