Here’s the new episode that just aired on Al Jazeera English. Description below.
This is our last episode in this season, and we expect to be back in early spring. We’ll keep you apprised here, on Twitter @ajfaultlines and on our Facebook page.
Chilean students have taken over schools and city streets in the largest protests the country has seen in decades.
These actions are causing a political crisis for the country’s billionaire President, Sebastian Piñera.
The students are demanding free education, and an end to the privatization of their schools and universities. The free-market based approach to education was implemented by the military dictator Augusto Pinochet in his last days in power.
As the demonstrations in Chile coincide with protests erupting globally, Fault Lines follows the Chilean student movement during their fight in a country that is among the most unequal in the world.
This episode of Fault Lines first aired on Al Jazeera English on January 2, 2012 at 2230 GMT.