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#73: Radio Evasión—Dispatches from Chile Part 4

The Ex-Worker

Release Date: 01/17/2020

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{January 17th, 2020}

 

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  • Table of Contents:
    • Help Us Make a Documentary! {:00}
    • Introduction {6:10}
    • December 1–13, 2019 {8:45}
    • Interview: Felíz 13.12 from Concepción! {18:45}
    • December 14–31, 2019 {35:15}
    • New Years Eve in Santiago {45:35}
    • Matías Catrileo Anniversary {58:10}
    • Students Rebel Against the University Entrance Exam {01:05:15}
    • Anarchist Assembly of the Bío-bío {01:08:30}
    • Interview with an Organizer {01:09:50}
    • Interview with a Mapuche Anarchist {01:20:00}
    • Valparaiso Anarchist Assembly {01:28:15}
    • Santiago Anarchist Congress {01:35:10}
    • Interview: Asamblea Libertaria De Santiago {01:36:05}
    • Interview: Grupo Solenopsis {01:42:40}
    • Interview: Grup Eco Anarquista {01:46:35}
    • October 18 Prisoner Defense Coalition {01:51:30}
    • Afusap – Anarcho-syndicalist Healthcare Union {02:08:50}
    • Poetry {02:15:05}
    • Outro {02:18:50}
  • WISHLIST OF ITEMS WE NEED TO FILM OUR DOCUMENTARY (Also shareable on Instagram and Twitter)
    • A Panasonic Lumix g95 camera, or any other camera that shoots in 4K with a decent stability and a good auto-focus
    • A GoPro with a waterproof case
    • A powerful laptop or desktop Mac with plenty of RAM for video processing
    • SD cards
    • External hard drives
    • Cloud storage
    • Batteries
    • Zoom lenses
    • Lens cleaner
    • A lens protection filter
    • A full-face 3M gas mask, with extra cartridges!
    • A monopod and/or a shoulderpod
    • A digital recorder and decent boom microphone
    • Lavalier microphones and a receiver
    • Motion graphics and subtitling volunteers
    • Any kind of hookup or discount on international airplane tickets
    • And, possibly, soundtrack music
    • Write to us at podcast@crimethinc.com if you have gear to donate, or if you can help set up an ongoing, online donations account for supporting anarchists in Chile
  • Write to [tatuajessinfronteras@protonmail.com](mailto: tatuajessinfronteras@protonmail.com) to participate in the February 15 international tattoo fundraiser for prisoners from the uprising in Chile. Check It’s Going Down for an announcement at the beginning of February. There’s a website with more info in both English and Spanish here, and also on Instagram.
  • Trusted fundraiser to support protesters in Chile
  • Our previous coverage/Nuestra cobertura previa:
  • CrimethInc. already has one excellent documentary about Chilean social struggles: The Chicago Conspiracy. Help us continue this story!
  • Listen to our two-episode special on Chilean anarchism from 2014: Part I, Part II
  • Some of Matías Catrileo’s poetry
  • Galería CIMA, daily livestream of Plaza Italia
  • Mauricio Fredes, the demonstrator who died on the primera línea near Plaza de la Dignidad
  • Prisoner Support:
  • The Chilean state’s own National Institute of Human Rights recognizes 300+ cases of eye-damage and 20+ cases of significant loss of vision
  • Angry civilians throw water on leftist politician Gabriel Boric for his vote in favor of the anti-looting law
  • One outlier politician entered the Chilean congress wearing a balaclava and denouncing the president
  • Inti-Illimani playing their classic hit “El pueblo unido jamás sera vencido” on December 13 in Plaza de la Dignidad. More shots of the massive concert and demonstration here
  • The best memes in response to the government’s “intelligence” report that K-Pop is fueling the revolt in Chile
  • Carabineros de Chile ruining a Christmas dinner in Plaza de la Dignidad
  • Can teargas canisters cause fires?
  • Furniture leaping to its doom in solidarity with the students rebelling against the university entrance exam
  • There are some concerning attempts at coopting the uprising for nationalist reconciliation between left and right, but thankfully so far they have very little presence or purchase in the streets
  • When the Chilean ruling class tries to meme
  • Instagrams:
  • Ongoing movement media from around Chile:
  • Music featured in this episode:
    • Underground Reverie
    • Mon Laferte
    • Dirti Lepra
    • Combo Chabela
    • Dela Pills
    • Inti Illimani
    • Sara Hebe
    • Sailor Punk & Niñx Debacle