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Remembering: the coup in chile
C.I.A, Chile

Remembering: the coup in chile

dave kellaway reflects on the significance of the fascist coup in Chile that took place 50 years ago this week and on the mass solidarity campaign that developed here in the UK. 11 Sep 2023 We are all familiar with the cliché that we all remember where we were when big news events occur, like Kennedy’s assassination or the terrorist aerial attack on the Twin Towers. For those of us on the left at the time, we all remember where we were when General Pinochet sent in the air force on September 11th, 1973, to bomb the Moncada Palace, seat of Salvador Allende’s leftist reformist government. Tanks were sent into the centre and the workers areas, where there was heroic but limited resistance given the lack of arms. Remembering the 1973 Chilean Coup The Brutal Repression of the...
he was one of ours: tribute to túlio roberto, victim of the pinochet coup
Chile, USA

he was one of ours: tribute to túlio roberto, victim of the pinochet coup

It is difficult to realise today, fifty years later, the hope represented throughout the South American continent by the experience of Popular Unity in Chile. The arrival of the Allende government in 1970 opened a new page, a surge of optimism and the perspective of social transformation of the continent, in particular for Brazilian militants who had taken refuge in Chile to flee the Brazilian military dictatorship. By bea (naná) whitaker Source >> International Viewpoint It was with this optimism that Túlio Roberto Quintiliano arrived in Chile in 1970 with a safe conduct from the Brazilian authorities as a political exile. He was 26 years old. After 1968, the military government in Brazil hardened and established the most bloodthirsty and repressive regime of the ...
Remembering Joan Jara – dancer, activist and heroine of Chile
Chile

Remembering Joan Jara – dancer, activist and heroine of Chile

The wife of murdered folk singer Víctor Jara kept her husband’s legacy alive and never gave up the fight for justice for Chile’s disappeared. Proletarian writers Subscribe to our  channel Joan Turner was a British dancer who found herself unexpectedly catapulted into the limelight as wife of the most famous and totemic of the thousands of communists and leftists who were rounded up and slaughered by the US-backed Pinochet coup regime in 1971. Her tireless efforts in the quest for justice for the disappeared brought her renown in her own right, both in Chile and around the world. “If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.”– Che Guevara ***** Joan Alison Turner, wife of the legendary Chilean folk singer Víctor Jara, was b...
I Watched a Democracy Die. I Don’t Want to Do It Again
Chile

I Watched a Democracy Die. I Don’t Want to Do It Again

BY ARIEL DORFMAN Chilean workers marching in support of Allende in 1964. Photograph Source: James N. Wallace – Public Domain For 50 years, I have been mourning the death of President Salvador Allende of Chile, who was overthrown in a coup the morning of Sept. 11, 1973. For 50 years, I have mourned his death and the many deaths that followed: the execution and disappearance of my friends and so many more unknown women and men whom I marched with through the streets of Santiago in defense of Mr. Allende and his unprecedented attempt to build a socialist society without bloodshed. I can pinpoint the moment I realized that our peaceful revolution had failed. It was early on the morning of the coup in the nation’s capital, when I heard the announcement that a junta led b...
Commemorating September 11, 1973: Britain Secretly Helped Chile’s Military Intelligence After Pinochet Coup
Chile, United Kingdom

Commemorating September 11, 1973: Britain Secretly Helped Chile’s Military Intelligence After Pinochet Coup

By John McEvoy Declassified UK All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the Translate Website button below the author’s name. To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Click the share button above to email/forward this article to your friends and colleagues. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter and subscribe to our Telegram Channel. Feel free to repost and share widely Global Research articles. ***  As the Pinochet regime rounded up and murdered its political opponents after the 1973 coup, a UK Foreign Office propaganda unit passed material to Chile’s military intelligence and MI6 connived with a key orchestrator of the coup, newly declassified file...
Fifty Years Ago: Chile, September 11, 1973: The Ingredients of a Military Coup
Chile

Fifty Years Ago: Chile, September 11, 1973: The Ingredients of a Military Coup

MICHEL CHOSSUDOVSKY Half a century ago on September 11, 1973, the Chilean military led by General Augusto Pinochet, crushed the democratically elected Unidad Popular government of Salvador Allende. The objective was to replace a progressive, democratically elected government by a brutal military dictatorship. Thanks for reading Michel Chossudovsky! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work. Subscribe The military coup was supported by the CIA. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger played a direct role in the military plot.1 In the weeks leading up the coup, US Ambassador Nathaniel Davis and members of the CIA held meetings with Chile’s top military brass together with the leaders of the National Party and the ultr...
The Other 9/11
Chile

The Other 9/11

BY PAUL CANTOR Photograph Source: Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional – CC BY 3.0 CL Fifty years ago, in July 1973, Charles Horman and I planned to meet up at the World Trade Center. I had returned from Santiago, Chile after the March 4 legislative elections in which the popular unity government headed by President Salvador Allende gained two seats in the Senate and six in the Chamber of Deputies.[1]  Charlie was back in New York to visit his parents, Ed and Elizabeth Horman. Both of us had traveled to Santiago out of interest in and enthusiasm for the UP’s promise to move Chile along a democratic and peaceful road to socialism.  I had a degree in journalism from American University and was serving as a correspondent for Metromedia.  Charlie had a degree i...
A Half Century After Chile’s Coup: the First Year of Popular Unity
Chile

A Half Century After Chile’s Coup: the First Year of Popular Unity

BY TAROA ZÚÑIGA SILVA Pictures of persons missing after the 1973 Chilean coup. Photograph Source: Marjorie Apel – CC BY-SA 3.0 Ten days after the 1973 coup against the Popular Unity (UP) government of President Salvador Allende, the military opened the Río Chico concentration camp on Dawson Island, located in the Strait of Magellan, near the southern tip of Chile. The island had served as an extermination camp by a Catholic order between 1891 and 1911 to confine the Selk’nam and Kawésqar peoples, who died due to overcrowding, the spread of disease, and the cold. The coup regime sent 38 officials of the UP government to the Compañía de Ingenieros del Cuerpo de Infantería Marina (COMPINGIM) naval base and then to the Río Chico camp. It also sent hundreds of ...
Anti-imperialist event
Chile

Anti-imperialist event

Communist Party of Chile (Acción Proletaria), Parque Almagro, Santiago, Saturday 8th January 2022 Saturday 8th of January, at 18h00, the PCAP held an anti-imperialist political and cultural event at Almagro Park. In a radiant sunny day, some 200 people convened with other organisations, such as the CEP (Corriente Estudiantil Popular – Popular Student Current), the Woman’s Front for the Refundation of Chile, representatives from MAPU and MIR (historical organizations, who were members or linked to Allende’s Unidad Popular programme in the 70’s). Comrade Eduardo Artés (president of UPA-PCAP-MIR alliance) as well as representatives of the Woman’s Front for the Refundation of Chile gave their working class, revolutionary and anti-imperialist analysis. There was also a spec...
WHY WAS CHILE’S NEW DRAFT CONSTITUTION REJECTED?
Chile

WHY WAS CHILE’S NEW DRAFT CONSTITUTION REJECTED?

New Constitution After years of consistent protests by people's movements in Chile, a new draft Constitution, with several progressive provisions, was prepared to replace the Pinochet dictatorship era Constitution. During the first referendum held in October 2022, the new draft Constitution, received more than 60% approval votes, but in the second referendum held in September 2022, the proposed text of new Constitution was rejected by a majority. Below is a note on the situation by Sergio Reyes, a social and political activist from Chile. On October 25, 2020 Chileans had voted overwhelmingly to write a new constitution and to have a Constitutional Convention with more than 150 members, with gender parity, and reserved posts for representatives of indigenous nations. Tr...