Chile | Clarifying the most recent Constitutional Convention vote on copper and mining

The plenary of the Constitutional Convention on Friday 5/07/22 voted on a series of norms related to copper mining and other minerals. Since that vote, there has been significant confusion on the issue, which does not help to understand what was voted and what will be voted in the...

Interview with Edward Gallardo, mining leader: “It is essential that we organize, within the working class, to nationalize mining industries.”

Edward Gallardo Basay (Edu) is a mine worker, subcontracted at the Chuquicamata mines, president of the National Intercompany Mining Union (SIM). He is also a leader of the International Workers Movement (MIT-Chile). October 18 MIT-Chile: Hello comrade, thank you for agreeing to the interview. First of all, could you tell us...

Interview with María Rivera: “It is not just the nationalization of minerals, but the nationalization of the large mining companies of copper, lithium, gold...

María Rivera, constituent assembly representative of D8 and leader of the Internationalist Workers Movement (MIT), is one of the constituents, alongside Ivanna Olivares, sponsoring the norm for the Nationalization of the Mining Industry of Copper, Lithium, and other strategic resources, in addition to supporting and signing the Popular Initiative...

Chilean Constitutional Convention: Popular Demands May Be Defeated by the 2/3rds Rule

The Chilean Constitutional Convention has been working at full speed. We are months away from the deadline for the constituents to draft a New Constitution. The deadline established under Law 21.200 (Agreement for Peace) is a maximum of 12 months and will end on July 4. By MIT-Chile In the current...

Chile | María Rivera: a spokesperson for the Chilean revolution at the Constituent Convention

On February 9, one of the norms submitted to the Political System Commission of the Chilean Constituent Convention caused such an outrage and unleashed such intense controversy that it went beyond the borders of the Andean country. By Daniel Sugasti María Rivera, the Convention member for District 8 and leader of...

Chile | We Defeated Kast at the Ballot Box! What Should We Expect from Boric’s Government?

December 23, 2021 Many workers, youth, and fighters are breathing a sigh of relief at the results of the second round of voting in Chile. Kast’s defeat (44.13%) is encouraging for the thousands who have taken the streets over the last couple of years. On the other hand, Gabriel Boric’s...

Chile | Defeat Kast in the Streets and at the Ballot Box! Zero Trust in Boric!

Authored by MIT, the Chilean section of the IWL-FI Translated by: Dolores Underwood The electoral results last Sunday were a surprise within Chile and across the world. Many activists, youth, and workers are asking themselves how it is possible that the extreme right won in the preliminary presidential elections, particularly after...

Chile | The New Constitution Must Recognize Chileans’ Rights to Copper, Lithium, and Water

Let’s mobilize around this campaign! The social mobilizations that began on October 18th, 2019, demonstrated Chilean peoples’ anger with the lack of social rights, the high cost of living and the environmental crisis. While most of us live in poverty or debt, a handful of multimillionaires amass enormous fortunes, which...

Chile| Two Years After October 18: Lessons and Perspectives

October 19, 2021 Two years ago, millions of us took the streets to say “enough.” Young people took the lead with students hopping the subway turnstiles in protest of the increase of ticket prices. The government’s violent response caused the country to erupt in indignation against other ongoing abuses as...

Chile| The Crisis of the List of the People and MIT’s Exit

August 18, 2021 by the Executive Committee of the MIT and constitutional constituent María Rivera, translated to English by Rita Brown Last week we were surprised by the split that occurred within the List of the People in which two sectors of the executive committee exchanged public accusations. This break occurred...

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