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Struggling to Win - Anarchists Building Popular Power in Chile - NYC tour

category north america / mexico | anarchist movement | anarchist communist event author Tuesday January 21, 2014 03:53author by Syndicalist - NY & NJ Ad Hoc Chilean Anarchists Tour Committeeauthor email wsany at hotmail dot com Report this post to the editors

Chilean anarchists in New York

Dates: Jan 21 - 25

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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New York and New Jersey Schedule:

Jan, 21 - The New School, 7pm
Theresa Lang Auditorium
55 West 13th Street - 2nd Floor

Jan, 22 - New Brunswick, NJ - 7pm
New Labor center
103 Bayard St., 2nd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Jan, 23 - The Base, Bushwick, Brooklyn - 7-9pm
http://thebasebk.org/ai1ec_event/6391-2?instance_id=7132

Jan, 24 - CUNY Graduate Center - 6-9pm
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Ave, room 5414

Jan, 25 - Sponsored by Nosotros Los Pobres, Harlem - 1pm
Email for information: wsany@hotmail.com

Jan, 25 - Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, Manhattan - 6pm
http://ww4report.com/node/12845

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Website: http://chilespeakingtour.wordpress.com/

Related Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/739960539366254/
author by Mike Harris - NY & NJ Cilean Anarchists Tour Committeepublication date Fri Jan 24, 2014 14:17Report this post to the editors

New York area tour entering final days. If you have not been to a tour presentation yet, please out to one of the final presentations:
The presentations have been followed with a good question and answer discussion period.

Jan, 24 - CUNY Graduate Center - 6-9pm
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Ave, room 5414

Jan, 25 - Sponsored by Nosotros Los Pobres, Harlem - 1pm
Email for information: wsany@hotmail.com

Jan, 25 - Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, Manhattan - 6pm
http://ww4report.com/node/12845

Related Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/739960539366254/
author by Mike Harrispublication date Fri Jan 24, 2014 14:20Report this post to the editors

From the New Brunswick, New Jersey discussion: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=102024979774268...ype=1

author by Mike Harrispublication date Fri Jan 24, 2014 14:23Report this post to the editors

Location: CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave, room 5414

Drawing on their involvement in a variety of anarchist initiatives and Chile's rich history of social movements, Pablo and Gabriel will be leading a strategic discussion that will focus on strategy for building and strengthening university and neighborhood-based movements.

Related Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1442438982638549/?ref_n...gular
author by Mike Harrispublication date Sat Jan 25, 2014 08:20Report this post to the editors

Folks,
Here's a brief report:
The meeting last night., Thu. 1/23, went very well.
Attendance was about 35 people! Pablo and Gabriel's
talks were good. They showed some slides while they
talked. There was a good question and answer session.
The folks at The Base, Khalil and Elyse, were very
welcoming. It's a great space.

-Duff

Photo:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=142699319753772...eater

Related Link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=142699319753772...eater
author by Mike Harrispublication date Sat Jan 25, 2014 08:20Report this post to the editors

Folks,
Here's a brief report:
The meeting last night., Thu. 1/23, went very well.
Attendance was about 35 people! Pablo and Gabriel's
talks were good. They showed some slides while they
talked. There was a good question and answer session.
The folks at The Base, Khalil and Elyse, were very
welcoming. It's a great space.

-Duff

Photo:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=142699319753772...eater

Related Link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=142699319753772...eater
author by Liberté Ouvrièrepublication date Sat Jan 25, 2014 23:09Report this post to the editors

Hi, I've seen a texte claiming some anarchists whithin Red Libertaria are calling to vote for elections...

Red Libertaria seems to be a coalition of anarchist coming from different chilean communist-libertarian organisations

I was wondering if anybody here could comment about this.

It's in spanish

http://contrainformateblog.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/opo...hile/

and here in French

http://non-fides.fr/?Opportunisme-reformisme-et

author by anarchistcompublication date Sat Jan 25, 2014 23:58Report this post to the editors

There has been plenty of material published in this site, in French, Italian, English and Spanish on this embarassing affair. The organisation behind Red Liberttaria is called OCL.

http://anarkismo.net/article/26283

http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26584

author by Mike Harrispublication date Sun Jan 26, 2014 23:00Report this post to the editors

The NJ and NY tour appears to have gone well with the touristas presenting and discussing before large and small assemblies of
workers, students, anarchists and other radicals. A diversity of locations were presented at. Frigid northeast temps did not hamper
attendance. All told, it seems that the comrades reached approx. 200 in-house attendees, ranging from 12 people approximately
60 people.

In regard to out of place comments above, the speakers did not represent the tendency and view they are being critical of.
As this posting has been about a tour, not the internal politics of Chile, which the touristas do not represent, I would ask
respectfully and comradely that the comrade find another place to air their views on the subject of their concerns.

Finally, a special thanks to Pablo and Gabriel for agreeing to do six events in five days. Their informative presentations and
easy styles was most appreciated. And to all the committee members who helped make the NJ and NY leg of the tour successful, two
thumbs up and gracias.

author by Mike Harris - Workers Solidarity Alliancepublication date Thu Jan 30, 2014 22:24Report this post to the editors

Please check the Tour site for additional events around the Northeast, Midwest and then West Coast:
http://chilespeakingtour.wordpress.com

Related Link: http://chilespeakingtour.wordpress.com
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