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On the despicable anti-migrant march in Iquique, Chile: The defense of the nation is the defense of the State and exploitation

Chile. The following are some brief reflections on what happened this Saturday, September 25 in Iquique, events that reflect a new phase in the local migration crisis, which in turn is part of the global migration crisis.

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Almost half a century after the military coup: we can neither forget nor forgive [Chile]

A leaflet distributed in Chile on September 11, 2021: Almost half a century after the military coup: we can neither forget nor forgive.

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Capitalism is responsible for all these disasters [Leaflet, Chile]

Chile. Riot Turtle has translated a leaflet that was published the comrades of Vamos hacia la vida. We make this leaflet available for download (PDF, you will find it below the post) and distribution, which was produced as part of the Weeks of Action in which various anti-capitalist groups and individuals have called to mobilize and agitate in defense of life, the earth and against capital. These calls coincided with the dramatic events of the last few weeks, in which we have witnessed around the world that we are entering a new phase of ecological catastrophe from which there is no turning back, a catastrophe that will only continue to intensify until we eradicate the capitalist production machine.

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Chile: Interview about the hunger strike of political prisoners; anarchists, subversives, and from the revolt

Chile. Since March 22, a group of political prisoners, anarchists, subversives and from the revolt, started a hunger strike demanding to abolish Decree Law 321, which transforms into a “reward” very difficult to access, the old right of “parole”, and also demanding the release of Marcelo Villarroel, who has spent 25 years in various prisons. Regarding this new mobilization carried out from inside the prisons of democracy, Vamos Hacia La Vida talked with a spokesperson of the comrades.

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Capitalist crisis, pandemic and the program of the revolution

What follows is a piece by the comrades of Vamos hacia la vida from the Chilean territory. Capitalist crisis, pandemic and the program of the revolution.

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The alienated telework

“By its very nature, [wage] labour is an unfree, inhuman and unsocial activity, conditioned by private property and creating private property. The abolition of private property will not become a reality until it is conceived as the abolition of labour”.

Karl Marx, On Friedrich List’s book ‘The National System of Political Economy’, 1845

“Under the conditions of private property [work] is alienation from life, for I work to live, to make a living. My work is not life.”

Karl Marx, Notebooks of Paris, 1844.
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Worldwide revolt against the police

There is no doubt that the revolution of our time contains a profoundly anti-police “sentiment”. The proletarian youth in its broadest sense are marked by a clear rejection of the institutions of “public order”: police and armies, which personify the barrier between a private and commercial world and our lives and needs.

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#Covid19, class struggle and the future of the revolt in the Chilean region

On April 18 it was one month since the government led by Piñera decreed a state of emergency for 90 days following the spread of the coronavirus among the population: in this way the democratic dictatorship of capital that had been exposed by the proletarian revolt that began on October 18 was openly formalized, with the excuse of protecting the people. Since then, the antagonism between the capitalist economy and human needs has become apparent, and millions of people have been able to experience for themselves that, in a society which is not organised for the communal satisfaction of human needs, the spread of a virus has the character of a misfortune for the working population forced to have to choose between death by virus or death by hunger, between falling ill and not paying their rent. The COVID-19 has come to deepen the contradictions of capitalist life, accelerating the process of widespread economic crisis and recession that had been brewing since 2008. The coronavirus, in fact, is no more lethal than other diseases, but its importance and its effect on world capitalist society can be explained by the global context in which its appearance is inserted. In reality, the greatest detonator of the high number of deaths and infections is none other than the capitalist social organization, and this applies not only to this new virus, but can be generalized to the millions of deaths that each year occur in the world from curable diseases in a society in which a rich person will never die from having too much money, but a poor person will always die from not having it.

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#COVID19, #Chile: One more effort if we don’t want to be made unhappy

Chile. April 4, 2020. The Chilean business community, under the slogan of a supposed concern and support in times of crisis, has shown its “solidarity” aspect by carrying out a “collection” (1) throughout the country, which gathered the astronomical figure of $50,000,000,000, which will be used to buy “health implements, diagnostic tests, equipment and other necessary medical instruments”. The same people who, during the first days of the spread of the virus, in the face of the concern of the majority of the workers to be infected with COVID-19, were dedicated to calling the working class to calm down, accusing them of being paranoid, affirming that if production was stopped for a couple of weeks Chile would disappear as a country: just as it was declared in the Nazi concentration camps they made us believe that “work would liberate us” (2). Now these same people are showing “solidarity”.

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