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UCLU, in association with UCL Defend Education, the UCLU Chilean Society and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), presents a discussion meeting on the student movement in Chile, with Chilean student Pablo Abufom.
Over a year ago, a vibrant movement erupted in Chile against the neoliberal private education system, demanding instead free, publicly funded education, and a more egalitarian society. The movement combines students and striking education workers with widespread public support; one poll showed support from 80% of the Chilean population, while on 29 August this year 200,000 people marched through Santiago.
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Directions: enter the UCL Quad at the Gower Street entrance; turn left and follow the building round; enter the Pearson building in the corner of the Quad; G22 is on the ground floor.