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Portavoz con Staylok – El otro Chile (Vídeo Oficial)

29th October 2016 | 0 Comments

There are two Chiles, one celebrated by neoliberal technocrats and the real one lived by the majority.


Back to Chile, 2016, Vignette # 13

29th October 2016 | 0 Comments

You can’t see but the lights of Valparaiso are flickering like flames. Soy del puerto, soy del mar, soy del Pacifico,  soy de aqui.


Back to Chile, 2016, Vignette # 12

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In Chile, the persistent theme of conversation for me has been diversity and the need to decolonialize the education system that is disciplining Haitian and African children/youth into becoming “Chilean”. This is in a context where indigenous peoples of these lands have been erased, Chilean cultures homogenized and where an antiquated immigration law persists. I […]


Back to Chile, 2016, Vignette # 11

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The police are all over Santiago tonight It’s the calm before the storm Tomorrow we march #Chile #September11 Excuse me con I am sorry pero recuerden que no escribo muy bien en castellano pero esto me salió del corazón antes de despedirme de este largo día y de Santiago (por el momento) Empezó el día […]


Back to Chile, 2016, Vignette # 10

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Being in Chile and meeting amazing organizers of the Left, I was reminded to not solely be part of resistance, in the position of defensiveness against state and capital but also to actively build the world we want right now. Let’s create those alternatives to capitalism that are possible and so urgently needed, right now, […]


Back to Chile, 2016, Vignette # 9

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Angie Las lágrimas no me paran después de leer las cartas que le escribía a Angie desde Canadá cuando niña. Ella las guardo y hoy me las trajo en una hermosa caja que hizo con sus propias manos tambien con fotos de nosotras desde el kínder. Éramos como hermanas, inseparables. Nos queríamos del alma. Cuando […]


Back to Chile, 2016, Vignette # 8

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Compiling a list of all that I have learned on my trip to Chile. (in progress) No 1. Don’t be overcome by fear and all that the media portrays from x or y country. Take precautions but don’t let fear paralyze. Just go and experience the country, the world, especially your own roots yourself!! I […]


Back to Chile, 2016, Vignette # 7

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Among lands and peoples, we find and construct home, beyond the violence of nations. The radical Chilean left does not wave the flag because the country is a colonial project imposed by the violence of the elites. I stretch my mind and heart into the ocean before me and contemplate a world without borders. Here […]


Back to Chile, 2016, Vignette # 6

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Algunos detestan las grandes ciudades. Mis estudiantes en St. Catherines admitieron odiar a Toronto. Algunas personas no van a la capital y se quedan en el pueblo por miedo y muchas veces por la pobreza. La cuidad es un monstro para mucho, como el Defectuoso (DF) y según aquí le dicen Santiasco. Las ciudades son […]


Back to Chile, 2016, Vignette # 5

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In the altitudes of Bella Vista I was contemplating how Valparaiso was built. The architecture defies gravity. The hills are incredibly steep. There are old palaces of houses all over that particular historic area. Then I looked into the ocean and contemplated the global, all those routes connecting Chile to the world before the Panama […]