Tag: Chile

In Chile, Even Water Is Privatized. The New Constitution Would Change That.

Imagine Australian Conservatives think our Constitution is Sacred and Untouchable

In 1980, the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet replaced Chile’s constitution with a new charter employing the principles of famed American free-market economist Milton Friedman. Forty years later the dictatorship is gone, but the constitution — and a key provision called the National Water Code that privatized Chile’s vast natural water supply — is still in effect.

Following an uprising in 2019 that drew millions to protest across the country, and against the backdrop of a 15-year drought that has left over half of the country in an official water emergency, a popularly elected body has been tasked with rewriting the constitution from scratch.

With only a year to draw up the document, they must attempt to rectify the consequences of the lingering dictatorship policies and the devastating water code in their new draft.

In Chile, Even Water Is Privatized. The New Constitution Would Change That.

Australia Played a Key Role in Chile’s 1973 Coup. Chilean Exiles Are Demanding an Apology.

Australia suffers more than one virus. Racism was introduced and has been here with the coming of the Europeans 200 years ago. Covid is just recent. The LNP and it’s ideology might not be  as old but it certainly had it’s roots here first along side Racism and has taken root generationally. It has spread and has taken us to war in other places. AUKUS is yet just another of it’s symptoms.

Newly declassified documents reveal that Australia helped the US overthrow Chile’s democratically elected socialist government and install the brutal Augusto Pinochet regime. Chilean exiles in Australia are demanding an apology.

Source: Australia Played a Key Role in Chile’s 1973 Coup. Chilean Exiles Are Demanding an Apology.

‘The Other 9/11’: Progressives Remember Allende’s Chile | Common Dreams News

La Moneda, Chile's presidential palace in Santiago, is bombed by the nation's armed forces on September 11, 1973. Salvador Allende, the country's democratically elected socialist president, died during the U.S.-backed coup that brought to power Augusto Pinochet, who imposed neoliberalism through military dictatorship. (Photo: Bettmann via Getty Images)

“On this day in 1973, Salvador Allende’s democratically elected socialist government was overthrown in a military coup led by the U.S.-backed fascist Augusto Pinochet.”

Source: ‘The Other 9/11’: Progressives Remember Allende’s Chile | Common Dreams News

Over 1 Million Chileans Take to the Streets to Demand Political Reforms, Change to Country’s Neoliberal Economic System | Common Dreams News

Protesters wave a Chilean flag during the eighth day of protests against President Sebastian Piñera's government on October 25, 2019 in Santiago, Chile.

The World is Young and so there’s hope. You can’t get a Million people to a right-wing demonstration only guns(ODT

via Over 1 Million Chileans Take to the Streets to Demand Political Reforms, Change to Country’s Neoliberal Economic System | Common Dreams News