About the Tour

Chile has a long history of working class struggle in shanty towns, factories, mines, community organizations, and schools.  In the 20 years after the US supported coup which overthrew Salvador Allende’s government, much of the organizing was done underground.  However after the fall of the dictatorship in 1990, there was a new rise of mass popular organization in the country.  Anarchists have been a major force in the social movements, strategically organizing to build power.  This has manifested in solidarity for the Mapuches, anarchists winning the student union elections at the University of Chile, militant pro-abortion actions, and libertarian labor organizations.

This national tour brings three individuals involved in these struggles to talk about the lessons learned and to create solidarity across hemispheres.  From January to the end of February, the speakers will be traveling throughout the country and we hope that you can spread the word and hear about the important work that is happening in Chile.

 

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23 thoughts on “About the Tour

    • Im sorry Landon, The tour isn’t going to be able to make it out that far just because of the limited availability of the speakers. If you can make it to one of the midwest stops I would definitely encourage you to do so. Also it would probably be possible for the speakers to do a skype in at something.

    • I’m afraid that the cities have already been set. If we add in a new city, then we’d have to take away another city in the tour where people have already been organizing and planning events.

    • The tour is going to Amherst, but there’s already an event scheduled at Hampshire College there (unless that doesn’t count as Amherst proper?), and there won’t be time to add any other events in Amherst since the need to keep moving on to Holyoke and then Rochester, NY, that day. If you’re interested in co-sponsoring the event at Hampshire I could put you touch with the people organizing it.

  1. I like how your tour is taking you to the most privileged areas of Chicago and stopping at the University of Chicago to speak to the bourgeoisie, hilarious! I am sure they will give up their privilege right away. Ah, a sea of white faces in this fine highly segregated city. Have fun on your tour in the land of freedom! USA, USA!

  2. Will you be passing back through south Florida before heading back to Chile? Or straight back there from California? So sorry I missed you, as you had to pass on the Atlanta stop and I was away from Miami. Hope your visit has been an education in every sense. In solidarity…

  3. Just want to say the Chicago locations are excellent. U of C has a militant group of nurses working at the hospital I will be inviting out. It’s also a hotbed of organizing for the impoverished neighborhoods surrounding Hyde park. DuPage county has great potential and has seen strides in labor and immigrant organizing. Lastly, Humboldt park has a great history of community organizing. Anyone who doesn’t see the potential for struggle in these areas clearly cares more for their nihilistic lifestyle politics than organizing students , workers, or their communities. Bravo to the planners !

  4. The Chilean football federation has banned a top division team from using a new shirt that has the number one shaped as the map of Palestine before the creation of Israel.

    Chile warms to a Palestinian state
    Chile will support Palestine state in UN vote but abstains from boundaries controversy

    The 2010 Chile earthquake occurred off the coast of central Chile on Saturday, 27 February 2010, at 03:34 local time (06:34 UTC), having a magnitude of 8.8 on the moment magnitude scale

    The 8.2 magnitude quake that shook northern Chile on Tuesday killed six people and triggered a tsunami that pounded the shore with 2-meter (7-foot) waves.

    warning tsunami given to six countries

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