Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Update: 100,000 March to Defend Public Education in Chile: SOS on Steroids

UPDATE:
Aug. 9, 2011    100,000 took to the streets today to protest the Government Palace (La Moneda) in
Santiago, Chile to demand free quality public education.
Angel Gonzalez

Angel Gonzalez reports:


Support the struggle for public schooling in Chile:

Sun. Aug. 7 more than 60,000 students, parents, community and teachers marched to demand quality free public education, an end to profiteering, regulation of the privatized system and democracy for all institutions.

 Aug. 9   TODAY......A national work stoppage, mobilizations, march and  a 10 PM Pot & Pans Banging for public education. (something to consider here)

Aug. 12  Coordinated day of action across Latin America for public education.

Folks:  
We need to be in solidarity with the struggles for public education from across the Americas.   
Learn the lessons from the successes and failures from all our movements.  What strategies and tactics work and can be applied here in the USA.  
The neoliberal agenda with public school privatization using charter schools was first piloted (1972) in the nation of Chile after a violent and successful CIA backed coup that toppled the socialist Allende government and installed the fascist Pinochet regime.  
The AFT and the AFL-CIO partnered with the CIA in promoting Milton Friedman's neoliberal politics 
& Dictator Pinochet's barbaric torture & shock doctrine perpetrated against the Chilean working class.  
The AFT was a partner in Chile's charter privatization in the 1970's.  

See Chilean links below in Spanish.
Angel Gonzalez




Domingo 7 de agosto 2011 17:38 hrs.     

Familias repletan Parque Almagro en acto por la educación

Javier Candia y Cristián Pacheco
marcha_educacion
La marcha por la educación pública gratuita de calidad convocada por la Coordinadora Metropolitana de Estudiantes Secundarios, la Agrupación de Padres y Apoderados y el Colegio de Profesores se desarrolló en un ambiente de alegría y fiesta en un acto cultural en el Parque Almagro. Cabe destacar que durante el acto central no se registraron incidentes, y la manifestación se caracterizó por la tranquilidad en que participaron, según los organizadores, al menos 60 mil personas.
Lunes 8 de agosto 2011 19:32 hrs.  

http://radio.uchile.cl/noticias/117737/

Movimiento por la educación confirma paro y marcha desde Usach para este martes

Javier Candia
MARCHA EDUCACION
Los distintos actores que conforman la mesa social por la educación reiteraron su llamado a la ciudadanía a participar de las diversas protestas programadas para este martes para exigir al Gobierno que entregue una respuesta concreta ante las demandas estudiantiles. Marchas, cacerolazos y movilizaciones coordinadas a nivel latinoamericano, son algunas de las actividades que se están programando para esta nueva jornada de protesta social.
http://radio.uchile.cl/noticias/117737/

Abrazos,
Angel

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