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