Autonomous Spaces, from Philly to Santiago

This is the first installment of a blog, written by a member of the defenestrator collective, about autonomous politics in Chile.

Earlier this week I went to La Legua, a neighborhood in the Santiago, the capital of Chile. La Legua is a población, which is a term used to refer to working class neighborhoods that were often formed in huge land occupations in the middle of the 20th century. It was explained to me that La Legua was one of the few neighborhoods were there was open, popular resistance to the US-backed coup of General Augosto Pinochet on September 11th, 1973.

Open House!

We had an open house July 11 2010. Tons of people turned out, most of our orgs showed and plenty of literature and hot dogs were consumed. Check out the pics after the break!

We Need Computers!

We're looking for new computers. Our current desktops are slowing to a crawl and we need reliable computers to start providing walk in access to services as well as continue computer classes and general computer access for the neighborhood. If you recently upgraded or have access to a free source of PCs, please consider sending one or some our way. If you 've offered in the past or have thought about, now would be an amazing time to swing by.

Some things we're looking for in particular:

5 desktop PCs with a minimum of:
1.5Ghz processor speed and 1GB RAM

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