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Strategic Culture - 2020-07-02 - Original post - cached version

When Chile erupted in protests over the neoliberal politics of President Sebastian Pinera and the dictatorship legacy of Augusto Pinochet, the indigenous Mapuche population embarked upon the tearing down of colonial monuments and statues occupying Chilean public spaces. The news was of paramount...

21 Century Wire - 2020-06-24 - Original post - cached version


In EP 300 of the Sunday Wire radio program, we spoke with intrepid author and writer, Andre Vltchek, to discuss the incredible still unfolding in Chile, where the government of Sebastian Pinera has managed to engineer a “Corona Coup”, where the autocratic government has used the...

Off Guardian - 2020-06-12 - Original post - cached version

It’s the sort of thing that ruffled the image of a composed and tranquil existence. In some countries, doing away with political leaders is a periodic affair, deemed necessary to clean the stables. But in Sweden, change is barely discernible, stability nigh guaranteed and institutions revered. “...

Dissident Voice - 2020-06-05 - Original post - cached version

Armed police transporting suspected members of a communist youth group, Jakarta, Indonesia, October 10, 1965.  Photo Credit: Vincent Bevins)

I’m guessing that “Jakarta Is Coming” or “Plan Jakarta” won’t elicit immediate recognition from most of you and until very recently that was also...

Strategic Culture - 2020-06-02 - Original post - cached version

John PILGER

The Australian High Court has ruled that correspondence between the Queen and the Governor-General of Australia, her viceroy in the former British colony, is no longer “personal” and the property of Buckingham Palace. Why does this matter?

Secret letters written in 1975...

The Duran - 2020-05-27 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro…

There is no doubt that the best way to combat the spread of the global pandemic of the new coronavirus is through a strong policy of social isolation and...

Pass Blue - 2020-05-13 - Original post - cached version

Chile has so far 31,721 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 335 deaths. The author, a public health doctor in Santiago, says he loves working in the “thick of things,” but the risks are high as well. SANTIAGO TIMES

SANTIAGO, Chile — I live here in the capital, in the south of the world, with...

21 Century Wire - 2020-03-27 - Original post - cached version

In EP 319 of the SUNDAY WIRE, host Patrick Henningsen speaks intrepid writer, filmmaker and author of 18 books, Andre Vltchek, who just completed an around the world journey, passing through numerous airports and coronavirus/COVID 19 quarantine zones on three continents. Andre describes the...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-26 - Original post - cached version

Imagine that you are in Hong Kong, in a city where “you are actually not supposed to be”, in the first place. You are ready to go home, to South America. But just two days before your departure, via Seoul and Amsterdam, your first Sky Team carrier, Korean Air, unceremoniously decides to cancel...

MintPress - 2020-03-24 - Original post - cached version

Santiago (21st Century Wire) — Imagine that you are in Hong Kong, in a city where “you are actually not supposed to be”, in the first place. You are ready to go home, to South America. But just two days before your departure, via Seoul and Amsterdam, your first Sky Team carrier, Korean Air,...

21 Century Wire - 2020-03-22 - Original post - cached version


Emirates was extortionate, but it was one of the last escapes from Hong Kong (Image Credit: Andre Vltchek © 2020)

Andre Vltchek
21st Century Wire

Imagine that you are in Hong Kong, in a city where ‘you are actually not supposed to be’ in the first place. You are ready to...

MintPress - 2020-03-16 - Original post - cached version

I was only introduced to the term ‘Chilestinians’ last February at a conference in Istanbul, during a presentation by the Director of the Palestinian Federation of Chile, Anuar Majluf.

When Majluf referred to the well-rooted Palestinian community in Chile, who number between 450,000 and...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-16 - Original post - cached version

I was only introduced to the term ‘Chilestinians’ last February at a conference in Istanbul, during a presentation by the Director of the Palestinian Federation of Chile, Anuar Majluf.

When Majluf referred to the well-rooted Palestinian community in Chile, who number between 450,000 and...

Strategic Culture - 2020-02-24 - Original post - cached version

The atrocities of Operation Condor – the U.S.-backed covert plan by Argentina, Chile, Brazil Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia to eliminate left-wing influence in Latin America – have been gradually revealed through declassified documents that detail the diplomatic manoeuvring and state terror that...

Grayzone Project - 2020-02-24 - Original post - cached version

Chile has responded to anti-neoliberal protests with brutally violent repression. 10,365 people have been detained; 3765 treated for wounds in…

The post Chile’s US-backed gov’t is shooting anti-austerity protesters, blinding and maiming by the thousands appeared first on The Grayzone.

Aletho News - 2020-02-07 - Original post - cached version

By Ariela Ruiz Caro | CounterPunch | February 5, 2020 After the outbreak of the most intense and massive social protests ever recorded in the history of Chile, on November 16 the government and most political parties signed an agreement to restore peace and public order and initiate a process to...

Dissident Voice - 2020-02-06 - Original post - cached version

What’s more likely to shape Canadian policy in the Hemisphere: human rights and democracy or bankers’ bottom-line?

Last week Venezuelan politician Juan Guaidó was fêted in Ottawa. The self-declared president met Canada’s Prime Minister, international development minister and foreign...

Strategic Culture - 2020-01-31 - Original post - cached version

The Chilean courts have indicated yet another valid reason as to the importance of sustaining the protests staged across the country to eliminate the dictatorship era’s neoliberal politics. An appeal to halt the Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold’s Pascua Lama project has been rejected by the...

Strategic Culture - 2020-01-16 - Original post - cached version

Chilean human rights and memory organisations have long pointed out that the Chilean military is one main factor obstructing the course of justice with regard to dictatorship-era crimes. The pact of silence has provided impunity for the many officials, agents and soldiers involved in torturing,...

Dissident Voice - 2020-01-03 - Original post - cached version

In one of the poorest neighborhoods of Bogota, Belen, I saw two people bleeding in the middle of the road. One person was clearly dead. A group of onlookers was moving frantically, shouting loudly. There was an attempt to resurrect an injured man. I asked the driver to inquire whether our help...

21 Century Wire - 2019-12-22 - Original post - cached version


Colombia: a country struggling to redeem itself (Photo: Andre Vltchek 2019©)

Andre Vltchek
21st Century Wire

In one of the poorest neighborhoods of Bogota, Belen, I saw two people bleeding in the middle of the road. One person was clearly dead. A group of onlookers were...

Strategic Culture - 2019-12-17 - Original post - cached version

With the ouster of progressive governments throughout Latin America and their replacement with right-wing neo-fascist regimes, Israeli counter-insurgency advisers, better known as “merchants of death,” have returned to Latin America with fervor. Fascist-oriented regimes in Brazil, Bolivia,...

Dissident Voice - 2019-12-15 - Original post - cached version

A year ago, John Bolton, Trump’s short-lived national security advisor, invoked the 1823 Monroe Doctrine making explicit what has long been painfully implicit: the dominions south of the Rio Grande are the empire’s “backyard.” Yet 2019 was a year best characterized as the revolt of the...

Dissident Voice - 2019-12-11 - Original post - cached version

According to US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, the US will help “legitimate governments” in Latin America, in order to prevent protests from “morphing into riots”.

From what we are seeing this “legitimization” may be expanded to rest of the world. Because Washington-instigated...

21 Century Wire - 2019-12-05 - Original post - cached version

Currently, South America is experience simultaneous uprisings, with potential instability and revolt happening in at least three countries presently. Where is it heading? Is Washington attempting to steer events in its favor? 

In EP 303 of SUNDAY WIRE show, host Patrick Henningsen speaks...

21 Century Wire - 2019-11-23 - Original post - cached version

Never has the world seen so many simultaneous outbreaks of mass protests against various governments and regimes. Currently there is public unrest simmering in Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Hong Kong, France, Lebanon, Iraq and Iran. But which ones are authentic grassroots movements, and which ones...

21 Century Wire - 2019-11-22 - Original post - cached version

Political and social upheavals are happening across the globe, and in particular in South America. One of the largest to date has been the unprecedented public awakening in Chile.

In EP 302 of the SUNDAY WIRE radio show, host Patrick Henningsen speaks with author and filmmaker Andre...

Dissident Voice - 2019-11-21 - Original post - cached version

If we make it out of the climate emergency, we may come to view the few decades usually described simply as the Cold War that followed the Second World War as halcyon days – at least relative to what we are facing now.

The Cold War was a power struggle between two economic empires for...

Strategic Culture - 2019-11-17 - Original post - cached version

November 14 marks a year since a Chilean special unit known as the Comando Jungla fired 23 shots at Mapuche youth and activist Camilo Catrillanca while he was driving a tractor on his own land. Trained by the US and Colombia, the Comando Jungla are an anti-terror squad deployed to the Araucania...

Dissident Voice - 2019-11-16 - Original post - cached version

Fist with pen illustration by CHema Skandal!

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

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Dissident Voice - 2019-11-12 - Original post - cached version


The United States government does not have the least moral authority to criticize Cuba or anyone else in the area of ​​human rights. We reject the repeated manipulation of this issue for political purposes and the double standards that characterize its use.

— Cuban...

Dissident Voice - 2019-11-07 - Original post - cached version

Uprisings against the corrupt, generation-long dominance of neoliberal “center-right” and “center-left” governments that benefit the wealthy and multinational corporations at the expense of working people are sweeping country after country all over the world.

In this Autumn of Discontent...

Strategic Culture - 2019-11-06 - Original post - cached version

Many Chileans were not enthused upon Michelle Bachelet’s appointment to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and with good reason. Twice President of Chile, between 2006-2010 and 2014-2018, Bachelet joined the list of presidents who, since the transition to democracy, upheld Augusto Pinochet’s...

MintPress - 2019-11-04 - Original post - cached version

 
Chile’s right-wing President Sebastian Piñera recently declared war. He wasn’t referring to a foreign government, but to his own people. He even ordered tanks and the military to the streets.

An estimated 20 protesters have been killed and over 500 injured.

Since October...

Aletho News - 2019-11-01 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – November 1, 2019 The US State Department claims it has seen evidence of Russian attempts to “influence” the recent unrest in Chile. The South American country has been rocked by massive anti-government protests for over three weeks now, with demonstrations and violence leading to a...

Dissident Voice - 2019-10-31 - Original post - cached version

Chile is experiencing the largest and most serious political crisis and public unrest throughout Santiago and the country’s major cities since the return to ‘democracy’ in 1990. A week long of fire, tear-gas and police brutality left at least 20 people dead, thousands arrested and injured. More...

21 Century Wire - 2019-10-30 - Original post - cached version

During EP #300 of the SUNDAY WIRE, host Patrick Henningsen spoke with geopolitical analyst, social activist and veteran intrepid reporter, Andre Vltchek, to discuss to multiple popular uprisings happening now, including protests and political unrest in places like Chile, Hong Kong, Ecuador,...

MintPress - 2019-10-29 - Original post - cached version

Santiago, Chile — “We are at war with a powerful, relentless enemy that respects nothing nor anyone” thundered Chilean President Sebastian Piñera during a speech to the nation, deliberately echoing the infamous catchphrase of fascist military dictator Augusto Pinochet. 

The “enemy” he was...

Dissident Voice - 2019-10-28 - Original post - cached version

March in Cape Town, South Africa, March 19, 2014 (from ActiveStills.org.)

Protests against the US and big finance-imposed neoliberal capitalism have exploded across the globe. Two weeks ago, in Pink Tide Against US Domination Rising Again In Latin America, we reviewed 12 Latin America...

Strategic Culture - 2019-10-28 - Original post - cached version

At face value, the protests in Chile against the right-wing government of Sebastian Piñera are about the 3 per cent rise in metro fares which would put Chileans outside elite circles at increasing socio-economic disadvantage.

However, the protests indicate a simmering anger over the...

Need To Know News - 2019-10-28 - Original post - cached version

Chile's military has taken over security in Santiago, a city of six-million people now under a state of emergency with night-time curfews. The principal causes of the protests were low salaries, high utility prices, poor pensions, and economic inequality.

Aletho News - 2019-10-26 - Original post - cached version

RT | October 26, 2019 Guess who’s stirring mass anti-government protests in Chile? Anybody? That’s right, it’s the Russians, at least according to Washington’s chief Latin American diplomat. Speaking before a congressional committee hearing on Wednesday, State Department diplomat Michael Kozak...

Aletho News - 2019-10-26 - Original post - cached version

By James Taylor | The Epoch Times | October 25, 2019 Climate activists and the United Nations are suffering a major black eye this week as protests and riots resulting from high energy prices have erupted in Santiago, Chile. Chile, which is hosting a major U.N. climate conference in December,...

The Duran - 2019-10-26 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies…

More than 46 years of initially military imposed neoliberalism has finally exploded into widespread frustration, protest and violence. This neoliberalism culminated in 2017...

Aletho News - 2019-10-25 - Original post - cached version

By Paul Antonopoulos | October 25, 2019 More than 46 years of initially military imposed neoliberalism has finally exploded into widespread frustration, protest and violence. This neoliberalism culminated in 2017 with twelve businessmen, among them Chilean President Sebatián Piñera, monopolizing...

Strategic Culture - 2019-10-23 - Original post - cached version

Neoliberalism is – literally – burning. And from Ecuador to Chile, South America, once again, is showing the way. Against the vicious, one-size-fits-all IMF austerity prescription, which deploys weapons of mass economic destruction to smash national sovereignty and foster social inequality,...

The Saker - 2019-10-23 - Original post - cached version

by Ivan Agüin translated by Ana source: http://sakerlatam.es/uncategorized/chile-la-pura-y-cruda-verdad/ Many are surprised with what happened in Chile, how is it possible that this happens in the perfect society of Latin America

Dissident Voice - 2019-10-09 - Original post - cached version


We’re being accused of being eco-terrorists. But the way the laws are right now, the corporations have priority over the citizens’ right to defend their own health and safety. That’s terrorism.

— Newport resident Maria Sause

We meet at Oceana...

Aletho News - 2019-09-14 - Original post - cached version

By Ramona Wadi | Strategic Culture Foundation | September 13, 2019 “It does not matter whether the government is right or left-wing; impunity is maintained. Even with the previous governments it was discovered that the Armed forces burnt the archives with information and no steps were taken.”...

Strategic Culture - 2019-09-13 - Original post - cached version

“It does not matter whether the government is right or left-wing; impunity is maintained. Even with the previous governments it was discovered that the Armed forces burnt the archives with information and no steps were taken.” Former Revolutionary Left Movement (MIR) member and torture survivor...

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