ILLUSTRATIONS: A map showing some of the countries in which the United States has interfered in the political process (grabbed from Geology.com). Below: U.S. CIA Director John O. Brennan, Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candid… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: News Satire: U.S. will not tolerate foreigners acting like Americans, officials say
Victor Jara was a well known Chilean folk singer who sang songs about poverty and injustice.And for that when Augusto Pinochet and his fascists overthrew the government of Salvador Allende, he was one of their first victims.And was tortured and murder… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Victor Jara: The Gentle Singer and the Fascists
Activism works, just ask the Chilean communities that stopped a hydroelectric dam from being built. The dam was going to cause a lot of local ecological havoc with little actual gain to the local populace. The Chilean government has backed down from building the dam and the communities that were to be affected are celebrating . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Chilean Dam Project Broken Up Thanks to Activists and Locals
Winnipeg, September 28, 2013 – In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the coup d’etat against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende, Winnipeg’s Chilean community held numerous educational and cultural events throughout September. On September 28th, the Chilean Human Rights Council of Canada held a conference at the University of Winnipeg entitled “Human Rights . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Video: Human Rights – The Chilean Experience
Forty years ago, on September 11, 1973, the military forces commanded by General Augusto Pinochet, overthrew the democratically elected government of Chile led by Salvador Allende. Thousands of people were killed. Many thousands more were imprisoned.
The coup d’etat was swift, brutal and merciless. It was carried out by the Chilean . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Remembering the first 9/11
Greetings gentle readers, should we not consider the first 9/11 and also mourn for its victims? The first 9/11 essentially ruined Chile as a country; Chile was thrown backward into dictatorial hell where thousand of its citizens were systematically abducted, tortured and murdered. Why we choose not to mourn Chile’s 9/11 is because we . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The First and Second 9/11 – The Hidden End of Chilean Democracy
Last Sunday, Maya Fernández Allende was elected mayor of Ñuñoa, a district of Chile’s capital, Santiago. Ms. Allende is a granddaughter of Salvador Allende, the Chilean president who died when General Augusto Pinochet headed a coup that ended Chile’s lengthy democracy and introduced a reign of torture and murder.
Democracy eventually returned after 16 years . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: An Allende returns to Chilean politics
Top: Camila Vallejo and Noam Titelman – also bottom left and right.
Like their counterparts in Chile and Quebec, students on US campuses have been seeking to organize to combat the growing burden of debt caused by student loans. Last week in New York and Boston they got a rare boost when . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Camila Vallejo and Noam Titelman: Chilean student leaders receive award in the U.S.
Below is a statement of solidarity with the ongoing Quebec student protests from Chilean academics and student leaders. (English translation via Translating The Revolution.) We Are All Québécois! We the undersigned, Chilean academics and student leaders, denounce to national and … Continue reading →
Thank you for expressing your support for the college and university students that are currently striking in Quebec. I am happy that you too have criticized the neoliberal policies of the province’s Jean Charest government. I would also like to convey my gratitude, in particular, to Camila Vallejo (pictured), one of the leaders of . . . → Read More: From Orangutan: Dear Chilean Students,
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