$500 mill of debt’s a-burnin – More great action from Chile on Student Debt

As we demonstrated on a previous show, in an interview with Chilean Anarchists, Chile has some strong grassroots mojo. Due to our concerns over student debt, and the quality of education in general, this story caught my eye.

This act of political fire sports pairs nicely with Strike Debt’s Rolling Jubilee initiative, to student debt relief. But this action has a distinct 1971/old-school flair.

Headline from the 1971 break-in of the Philadelphia FBI office.

It’s inspiring to see a multifaceted set of tactics coming together to address the grossly disproportionate debt that exists within our culture of higher education. If you’re curious about how school debt resistance is carried out, be sure to check-out Strike Debt’s “Debt Resisters’ Operation Manual (DROM).”

If you want a good introduction into what the grassroots student movement is doing in Chile, check-out our interview with Melissa, Gabriel, and Pablo, three Chilean organizers visiting the US.

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On Tomorrow’s Show: Chilean Anarchists come to Chicago

Tomorrow at 1pm CST, on que4.org, we’ll be talking with three visiting Chilean’s who will paint a picture of what it has been like for left-wing, working-class people’s movements in Chile to successfully organize against the tidal wave of neoliberalism that crashed down on their country during the rain of the Pinochet dictatorship.

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.  This winter, the speakers will be traveling throughout the country, coming to Chicago during the first week of February, and we hope that you can spread the word and hear about the important work that is happening in Chile.

Below is the information for their speaking tour, happening in multiple locations around Chicago.

Struggling to Win in South America

Blog:                   http://chilespeakingtour.wordpress.com/
Facebook:          https://www.facebook.com/strugglingtowin?fref=ts
Gmail: strugglingtowin@gmail.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TourChileno2K14


Donation- $5-15 suggested donation per event, no one turned away.

Wednesday, February 5th
Struggling to Win Gender Equality

Fighting Against Gender Violence and Discrimination in Chile –
Patriarchy and structural violence through capitalism, state and religion.
Melissa Nefeli – La Alzada Anarchist Feminist Collective
6:00 pm
North Central College
Naperville, IL

Thursday, February 6th

Struggling to Win A Free Education 

A student movement against corporate education in post-dictatorship Chile

Pablo, Gabriel, and Melissa

6 – 8:30 pm
Stuart Hall, Room 101, University of Chicago
5835 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

Saturday, February 8th
Struggling to Win A Free Society

Student and labor organizing, social centers and the arts in Chile
Pablo, Gabriel, and Melissa

6 – 8:30 pm
Quilombo Cultural Center
1757 N Kimball, Chicago, IL 60647

~Childcare provided.~

Labor donated

27 de enero 2014

Anarquistas chilenos vienen a Chicago
Luchando para ganar en América del Sur

Contacto de prensa local: (773) 217-9062, fourstaranarchists@gmail.com

Blog:           http://chilespeakingtour.wordpress.com/
Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/strugglingtowin?fref=ts
Gmail :        strugglingtowin@gmail.com
Twitter:        https://twitter.com/TourChileno2K14

Chile tiene una larga historia de lucha de la clases en los barrios marginales, las fábricas, las minas, las organizaciones comunitarias y escuelas. En los 20 años después del golpe de Estado apoyado por los EE.UU. que derrocó al gobierno de Salvador Allende, gran parte de la movilización se hizo subterráneo. Sin embargo después de la caída de la dictadura en 1990, se produjo un nuevo aumento de la organización popular de masas en el país. Los anarquistas han sido una fuerza importante en los movimientos sociales, la organización estratégica de construir poder. Esto se ha manifestado en solidaridad con los mapuches, la victoria de los anarquistas en las elecciones de la asociación de estudiantes de la Universidad de Chile, en las acciones a favor del aborto militantes y organizaciones laborales libertarios.

Esta gira nacional lleva a tres individuos implicados en estas luchas para hablar sobre las lecciones aprendidas y crear solidaridad entre los hemisferios . Este invierno, los presentadores estarán viajando por todo el país, llegando a Chicago durante la primera semana de febrero, y esperamos que puedan correr la voz y escuchar acerca de la importante obra que está pasando en Chile.

Donación sugerida: $5-15 por evento, no se niega la entrada a nadie.

Miércoles, 5 de febrero
Luchando para ganar la igualdad de género
Lucha contra la Violencia de Género y Discriminación en Chile –
El patriarcado y violencia estructural a través del capitalismo , el estado y la religión.
Melissa Nefeli – La Alzada Anarquista Feminista Colectiva

6:00 de la tarde
North Central College
Naperville, ILJueves, 6 de febrero
Luchando para ganar una educación libre
Un movimiento estudiantil contra la educación empresarial en Chile posdictadura
Pablo, Gabriel y Melissa
6 – 8:30 pm
Stuart Hall, Room 101, Universidad de Chicago
5835 S. Greenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60637Sábado, 8 de febrero
Luchando para ganar una sociedad libre
Uniones de estudiantes y trabajadores, los centros sociales
y las artes en Chile

Pablo, Gabriel y Melissa
6 – 8:30 pm
Quilombo Centro Cultural
1757 N Kimball , Chicago, IL 60647
~ Cuidado de niños disponible ~Patrocinadores
Rosa Negra Federación Anarquista
Primero de Mayo Alianza Anarquista
Chicago IWW; Chicago IWW Blog
Asociación Libre de Anarquistas
Alianza Solidaridad ObreraTrabajo donado

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