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Lessons of Chile 1973

Lessons of Chile 1973


Friday, 8 September 2023 

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Lessons of Chile 1973

Monday 11 September marks the 50th anniversary of the 1973 coup that overthrew president Salvador Allende in Chile and installed the brutal Pinochet dictatorship. We will be publishing a series of historical and contemporary articles analysing the events of the coup, starting here with a document written in 1979 by Alan Woods, analysing the history of the Chilean labour movement and the period of the Popular Unity coalition government of Allende. Who was behind Pinochet's coup? What interests was he defending? What were the policies of the Allende government and why despite all warnings was he unable to prevent the coup?


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Chile: the threatening catastrophe

Monday 11 September marks the 50th anniversary of the coup that overthrew president Salvador Allende in Chile. This article, written by Alan Woods two years before these events, warned against the threat of a military coup if the Popular Unity government failed to mobilise the masses and carry out a genuine socialist programme. We have also republished a longer piece, written by Alan Woods after the coup, which can be found here.


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La podredumbre del nuevo pacto europeo sobre refugiados

El Mediterráneo puede ser un paraíso para los turistas, pero es al mismo tiempo un cementerio, donde al menos 27.000 inmigrantes han muerto en intentos de cruzar la frontera desde que comenzaron los registros en 2014. El nuevo acuerdo de migración de la UE se nos vende como la mejor oportunidad para una solución «más estructurada» a este «problema»: distribuir a los inmigrantes de manera más equitativa en todo el continente. En realidad, no hará nada para aliviar la pesadilla y simplemente equilibrará mejor los intereses reaccionarios de las potencias europeas.