public meeting: social and class struggle in chile

Tuesday 5th October, 6pm, Room G37, Senate House, University of London, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU

Chile has benefited in the last period from high world demand for its minerals – especially copper. But fast growth has come at a cost, as the 33 miners currently trapped underground at the San Jose copper mine know.

Eli Valencia, a member of leadership of Movimiento de los Pueblos y los Trabajadores (MPT) of Chile, will speak about the workers, students and indigenous Mapuche struggles of the last few years. She will explain how the shadow of decades of the Pinochet dictatorship is gradually being thrown off by a new movement of workers and students.

The meeting will be conducted in Spanish and English and there will be a Latin America bookstall. The meeting is sponsored by permanentrevolution.net and The Commune.