I have to write a free – themed post, so I’d like to tell you about my favorite picture:
This photo is called the hands agreement because represents the union between Concertación and Alianza por Chile politicians. This union was in 2006 after social mobilization for education, when they pass General Law of Education.
The mobilization for education was an important event in Chile because changed the way students organized his strikes plus a massiveness never seen after of Dictatorial government of Pinochet until that moment. After some marches who ended in repression, students decided to take their schools in sign of protest. The interesting thing was the important support received for the parents and the highest level of approval for their demands in a very long time, who demonstrated the importance of education for all the society.
In that time, the president Michelle Bachelet was call to students and Chilean Parliament to create a new Law who change the Pinochet’s law education, after a huge mobilization. Students wanted to change the entire educational system because this it was unequal with awful consequences to everyone who can’t pay a lot of money for education. However, the new law was a fraud for students: the General Law of Education not included any point of students claim.
I don’t know who take the picture but it’s a great photo, which represent the way how Chilean students was cheat it for his pretended authority. With this General Law and photo, Chilean movement “learn” how works the Concertación and Alianza por Chile. I like this photo for these reasons.
In the center appear the president Michelle Bachelet and her education minister Yasna Provoste holding hands, with Alianza and Concertación around them.