The 1973 Coup in Chile, 50 Years Later: Lessons of a Revolutionary Process
50 years ago today, a U.S.-backed military coup overthrew the government of Salvador Allende in Chile, installing the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Here, we share a series of articles to think about the lessons from the defeat of one of the most profound revolutionary processes in Latin America.
Left VoiceSeptember 11, 2023
SOUTHCOM Chief Aims to Increase Imperialist Plunder of Latin America’s Resources
U.S. Southern Command Chief Laura Richardson has expressed interest in lithium and other natural resources in South America. It shows the country’s commitment to corporate profits at the expense of workers, Indigenous people, and the environment.
Luigi MorrisJanuary 26, 2023
The Case of the Mapuche: What Can Trotsky Teach Us about the Fight against National Oppression?
Trotsky’s reflections on the social aspect of permanent revolution have deep implications for building working-class hegemony through solidarity with oppressed peoples.
Juan ValenzuelaDecember 4, 2022
Three Years After the Chilean Rebellion, President Boric Says It Was the Protestors Who Engaged in ‘Violent Behavior’
In a statement commemorating the three-year anniversary of the Chilean rebellion, Boric echoed the rhetoric used by the Right, criminalizing those who took part in the uprising. Meanwhile, his government has continued the persecution of political prisoners while protecting the police forces that carried out severe human rights violations.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaOctober 25, 2022
‘Boric Has Strengthened the Right-Wing Opposition’: Interview with a Chilean Socialist
In Chile, the illusion of winning the battle against neoliberalism in parliament has been shattered. We interviewed Chilean socialist Dauno Totoro about the recent rejection of a proposed constitution and the need to fight for a revolutionary, internationalist, and socialist Left.
Left VoiceSeptember 25, 2022
For an Independent Working-Class Voice on Chile’s Newly Proposed Constitution
Left Voice’s sister organization in Chile, the PTR, is opening the pages of its newspaper for a “collective exchange” on the country’s new constitution being proposed for a September nationwide referendum. The aim is to reconstitute the working-class struggle for popular demands that emerged from the uprising in October 2019.
Partido de Trabajadores RevolucionariosJuly 23, 2022
Chile’s Latest Assault on Democracy: 12 Parties Will Be Forced to Dissolve
A dozen smaller parties will be excluded, by law, from participating in Chile’s elections. It’s more proof that the new Boric government is just more of the same.
La Izquierda Diario ChileFebruary 12, 2022
From Chile to Greece: Neoreformist Government and Revolutionary Opposition
Chile’s new president, Gabriel Boric, has promised serious changes, but his reformist program is guaranteed to disappoint the masses. There are important similarities between his government and that of Syriza in Greece from 2015 to 2019. For an internationalist discussion, Fabián Puelma, a revolutionary socialist from Chile, spoke at a meeting of a Trotskyist organization in Greece.
Fabián PuelmaJanuary 18, 2022