A Discussion on the Realities of COP25

COP25 Was Moved to Spain to Conceal Chilean Government’s Human Rights Violation The Real News Network December 13, 2019 Dimitri Lascaris The United Nations climate negotiations in Madrid, Spain have reached a standstill, with the issues of loss… Read More

Statement from the Cumbre de Los Pueblos in Santiago: Save the Earth – Change the System! “SALVEMOS LA TIERRA, CAMBIEMOS EL SISTEMA”

2019 PEOPLES’ SUMMIT DECLARATION Para la declaración en español, ver abajo Over December 2-7, 2019, hundreds of organizations, men, women, indigenous and afro-descendant peoples, migrant communities, peasants, workers, youth, girls and boys from Chile, Latin America and the… Read More

KPFK Interviews Alejandra Parra on Chile Protests & Global Environmental Justice

The climate bloc began at the metro stop La Moneda in front of the Central Unitaria de Trabajadores. Photo: Orin Langelle An interview conducted by Terra Verde host Gary Hughes with Alejandra Parra of RADA (The Environmental Rights… Read More

Video: Santiago, Chile’s version of the Global Climate March – 6 December 2019

On the day of the global climate march 2019, the Cumbre de Los Pueblos led the climate bloc that joined the mass-mobilization in Santiago that continues to rise up against neoliberalism and for a new just future in… Read More

Photo Essay: The Global Climate March – Santiago, Chile Style

A jubilant crowd as red flares, fires and lasers light up Plaza de la Dignidad, also known as Plaza Italia Note from Orin Langelle: The afternoon started as a march. It progressed into what seemed like a street… Read More

Analysis of Violence in Chile

Photo: Anne Petermann What is behind state violence in Chile? The brutal crackdown on protesters and repression of indigenous people has its roots in violent state militarism. Al Jazeera December 4, 2019 Rodrigo Espinoza-Troncoso and Michael Wilson-Becerril In… Read More

Video Short: Impressions of the Struggle for Freedom in Chile

Photo: Orin Langelle/ GJEP/ photolangelle.org This video was shot on the first day the GJEP team arrived in Santiago at the street action near Plaza de la Dignidad (Plaza Italia), that is part of the ongoing public demand… Read More

Chile Cancels COP 25 Climate Summit Amidst Huge Popular Uprising Against Neoliberal Policies

Caption: The passing of the Forest Ordinance 701 (Decreto Ley 701) in 1974, during the reign of General Augusto Pinochet, subsidized the expansion of tree plantations, giving away the National Forestry Corporation. This initiated the quick expansion of… Read More

Chilean People Rise Up: No More Neoliberalism and Dictatorship Laws!

Caption: Industrial tree plantations of pine and eucalytpus, developed on land given away to timber companies under the Pinochet dictatorship, caught fire in 2017.  Combined with climate change-induced drought and heatwaves, these fires were the worst in Chile’s… Read More