Student organizing isn’t the most burning issue in American politics today. But socialists would be wrong to dismiss it. On-campus organizing can be the beginning of lives dedicated to renewing labor militancy and rebuilding the Left.
Sebastián Uchida Chávez is a student organizer from Chile and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and a member of the National Coordinating Committee of its youth wing, YDSA.
Eighty thousand public school educators in Chile are out on an indefinite strike. Their target is the country’s neoliberal education system — a cruel legacy of the Pinochet dictatorship that overthrew Salvador Allende.