Allende’s Chile: 50 Years On – Mourning and Celebrating

Francisco Dominguez Francisco Domínguez writes: This 4th September marks 50 years since the electoral victory of Salvador Allende in Chile, an event that sent shock waves through the regionally dominated system of US hegemony – bringing panic to the White House. Five decades on, the reverberations of its appeal still resonate very strongly, both in…

Salvador Allende and Algeria: Self-Determination and Economic Sovereignty

Esteban Silva Cuadra Salvador Allende and Algerian president Houari Boumediene Alba Granada North Africa Editor’s Note: We are pleased to publish this article written by comrade Esteban Silva, which is of great importance to us, in view of the attempts by the Pinochet government of Piñera to close the Chilean Embassy in Algeria. Algeria was…

Salvador Allende, Fifty Years After His Victory

Atilio Borón There are dates that mark indelible milestones in the history of Our America. Today, September 4th, is one of those days. Like January 1, 1959, the triumph of the Cuban Revolution; or April 13, 2002, when the Venezuelan people took to the streets and reinstalled Hugo Chávez, a prisoner of the coup plotters,…

Allende, the Greatness of Our America

Angel Guerra Cabrera Fifty years after the historic electoral victory of Salvador Allende, the standard-bearer of the Unidad Popular(UP) for the presidency of Chile, it is necessary to reflect on that first attempt, on a universal scale, to advance towards socialism through elections. The UP government lasted barely four years but was able to accumulate…

Mapuche People, Racism is Not Gratuitous

Marcos Roitman Rosenmann To the Mapuche people and political prisoners With the exception of the period of Popular Unity (1970-1973), the Chilean state has exercised violence, murder and lies against Wallmapu. The Mapuche people have resisted and continue to resist. Hatred and racism take on new forms and are recreated by governments of different colors….

Right-Wing Violence Against Mapuche People in Chile Widely Condemned

Tanya Wadhwa Carabineros repressed a march in support of the Mapuche hunger strikers and against the racist violence that took place on August 1. Photo: Radio Kvrruf On the night of August 1, groups of right-wing extremists, armed with sticks and stones, violently attacked the members of the Mapuche community, who had occupied four mayoral…

Media Cover for US Clients’ Covid Catastrophes in Peru, Ecuador and Chile

Lucas Koerner Back in March, when coronavirus cases were beginning to surge in the US and in South American allies such as Brazil and Ecuador, Washington was busy raising the alarm about the “expansion of Covid-19 pandemic in the region, if not globally, if Venezuela… fails to address it.” Venezuela was reporting under 150 cases…

Chile: Pandemic and Rebellion

Ángel Guerra The great Chilean mass rebellion scored a major victory on Wednesday, July 22. What had been expected for days was now a fact: the approval in both houses of Congress of the right of the 11 million members of the Pension Fund Administrators (AFP) to withdraw 10% of their contributions, equivalent to some…

Those Who Are About to Die Salute You

Manuel Cabieses Donoso Photo: Bill Hackwell The great Chilean novelist Carlos Droguett wrote “Matar a los viejos” (“To Kill the Old People”) in 1975. This novel, which begins with Pinochet caged and which reviews the crimes of his regime, remained unpublished until 2001. In that year LOM Ediciones, a Chilean publisher without any ideological bias,…