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Chile 1970—why the hope was broken

Chile 1970—why the hope was broken 50 years ago Salvador Allende was elected Chile’s president. A US-backed coup overthrew him three years later. But, writes Sophie Squire, there were deeper problems than the US and the military that helped turn hope into horror

More revolts in Latin American countries

More revolts in Latin American countries Strikes in Peru and Colombia have marked the spread of revolt

International round-up - killings in Gaza, protests hit Iran, general strike in Chile

International round-up - killings in Gaza, protests hit Iran, general strike in Chile Israel killed unleashed a fresh round of bombings on the besieged Gaza Strip last week.

The left in Chile has abandoned struggle

The left in Chile has abandoned struggle The uprising in Chile continues, and it is raising fundamental questions about neoliberalism and even capitalism

Over one million ‘rise up’ on the streets of Chile

Over one million ‘rise up’ on the streets of Chile Over a million people took to the streets of Chile’s capital Santiago last weekend.

Exploring a world in rebellion

Exploring a world in rebellion With huge anti-government movements erupting across the globe, Sadie Robinson looks the root cause of these protests and how these struggles have the potential to win

‘We are witnessing an insurrection against 30 years of neoliberalism in Chile’

26 October 2019
What’s happening in Chile at the moment can be called an insurrection. 

Revolt over cost of living defies troops on the streets of Chile

22 October 2019
Protests over a fares hike quickly became a much broader struggle—and stayed on the streets despite a crackdown

Walmart workers join a mass strike

16 July 2019
Over 17,000 Walmart supermarket workers walked out on Wednesday of last week to join a strike movement that has the potential to bring the Chilean ruling class to its knees.

Strike wave sweeps Chile

09 July 2019
A mass strike wave in Chile has thrust the country’s ruling class into a political crisis.

Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium

21 January 2019
Victor Jara was assassinated in 1973 by an agent of General Augusto Pinochet’s regime in Chile

Nae Pasaran—Scots who defied Pinochet

11 December 2017
In 1974 workers at the Rolls-Royce engine factory in East Kilbride refused to work on engines used by the Chilean air force.

Four US-backed coups in Latin America—and two close shaves

20 August 2017
Bloody history shows why and how we need to keep imperialist hands off Venezuela

Neruda film tells the cat and mouse tale of a witch hunt

04 April 2017
A new Chilean film is a gripping tale of the manhunt for Pablo Neruda, but it doesn’t bring out the full richness of the Communist poet, writes Mario Nain

Exiles from Chile protest in London

17 May 2016
Chilean exiles and their supporters protested in London last Friday in solidarity with peasants fighting to survive an environmental disaster in southern Chile.

Outrage over decision to let Chilean navy 'torture ship' dock in London

01 September 2015
Chilean political refugees in Britain have reacted with outrage at the decision to allow the Chilean navy ship Esmeralda to dock in London.

Reports round-up

01 September 2015
Meter readers call strike at EDF | Stansted security scanners strike for better pay | LGSM leads lively bloc in Manchester pride | Protest against Chile ‘torture ship’ | Stoke housing workers’ pay strike | Essex fire staff keep fighting cuts | Protest called against Ukip in Doncaster | Solidarity with Max Watson

Former president Michelle Bachelet returns in Chile

19 November 2013
Centre Left former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet looks set to return to office after topping the first round of the election last week.

40 years since the coup in Chile: lessons to learn

10 September 2013
Augusto Pinochet’s neoliberal experiment began 40 years ago in Chile after a coup. He is celebrated by the right but workers could have beaten him, writes Ken Olende

The battle to determine what Allende's government in Chile represented

10 September 2013
 After the 1970 election UP argued it found a new path to socialism bypassing old divisions between reform and revolution.

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