Twenty-four hours after 7,000 contract workers joined the strike at the world’s largest copper mine, trade union leaders warned that employees at Chile‘s state-owned Codelco mining company were consulting today on a proposal to join the picket lines today: here. And here.
This is a video about a solidarity demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with Chilean students.
One hundred thousand people took to the streets of Chile on Tuesday to press the government to provide state-funded high-quality education for all: here.
Chile’s Student Rebels: Views From the Trenches. Eloy Fisher, Council on Hemispheric Affairs: “Radio Toma, loosely translated as ‘Occupation Radio,’ broadcasts non-stop information about the protests being staged in front of the University of Chile’s main building – literally a stone’s throw away from the Presidential Palace of La Moneda. Since June 10, students have occupied the beautiful neoclassical 19th Century campus as the protests have continued to intensify around their one demand – to dismantle the market-based approach of the Chilean educational system, something they have scornfully come to label ‘Pinochet’s education'”: here.
USA: A West Virginia miner was fatally electrocuted last week, bringing to 11 the number of coal mining deaths in 2011: here.