Henry Kissinger’s time on earth was spent organising the slaughter of millions of people on behalf of the rich and powerful, whose respect for him transcended party loyalties. May he rot in hell.
The Left’s embrace of a paper-thin representation politics has now been turned against us, as figures from the Centre and even the Right learn how to co-opt activist rhetoric. If we want to build a movement that can challenge the establishment, we’ll need to do more than criticise privilege.
In Chile, a transit fare hike has produced a national protest wave against austerity – and the most severe state repression since the Pinochet dictatorship.