Chileans hold anti-globalization rally during APEC meeting


50,000 people took the streets for a march organized by the Chilean Social
Forum under the slogans “another world is possible” and “Santiago is ours.”

Ana Sugranyes, HIC General Secretary and local HIC members participated in
the rally organized to protest against US President Gorge W. Bush and the
Economic Leaders’ Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)..

“Another World is possible; Another Chile as well” were the slogans of the
activities organized by more than 200 organizations of the civil society as
an alternative to the economic leaders summit of the 21 countries that are
part of the APEC.

Over 180 debates and cultural activities that examined topics as
globalisation, democracy, environment, Latin-American integration, cultural
diversity and solidary economy. HIC Secretariat, with HIC members and
popular organizations participated in several activities related to the
right and access to housing, neighbourhood and city. The activities aimed to
promote participation to prevent the normative modification that will change
Valparaiso’s seashore and to generate alternatives to Santiago’s sprawl.