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The People’s Uprising in Chile

Fri, December 6, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

$6 – $15

Fighting Austerity, Demanding Democracy
with J. Patrice McSherry and David Duhalde

Taking to the streets by the millions and withstanding brutal police assaults, the working people of Chile have beaten back austerity measures and forced the right-wing Piñera regime to accede to a new constitution to replace the restrictive one imposed by the Pinochet dictatorship. The struggle continues to assure that the new charter be drafted by a democratic process and contain safeguards to civil liberties and social welfare provisions. Join us to hear direct reports from Santiago.

J. Patrice McSherry, professor of political science emerita at Long Island University and currently resident in Santiago as a researcher collaborating with the Instituto de Estudios Avanzados (IDEA). She is the author of Predatory States: Operation Condor and Covert War in Latin America, and her most recent book is Chilean New Song: The Political Power of Music, 1960s-1973.

David Duhalde is a NYC-based activist involved with the international work of Democratic Socialists of America. He previously held roles at Our Revolution, the Bernie Sanders-inspired grassroots organization, and as DSA’s deputy director. David’s father came to the United States as a political exile following the 1973 overthrow of Salvador Allende’s Popular Unity government, and his American mother toured the country telling of her experiences in living through the coup.

No one turned away for inability to pay admittance.
There is a one drink minimum from The Commons Cafe.


Fri, December 6, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$6 – $15
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