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September 11 in Chile: How Reformism Disarmed the Working Class in the Face of CIA-Backed Coup

46 years ago today, Chile's democratic socialist president Salvador Allende was toppled in a bloody coup. A military dictatorship, backed by U.S. imperialism, murdered thousands and introduced a crushing form of neoliberal economics. Allende's experience shows why reformism is doomed to failure.

Nathaniel Flakin

September 11, 2019

Chilean Teachers’ Strike: Seven Weeks and Counting

Teachers across Chile have been on strike for seven weeks now. What are teachers striking for and how has the government responded?

Left Voice

July 17, 2019

Does Lenin Apply Today? Historical Lessons from Chile

The current debate about Karl Kautsky's legacy is not simply a historical one about Kautsky and Lenin, but an informative discussion among socialists about what we should do today. This first installment will address the historical discussion, particularly the example of Chile.

Nathan Moore

May 22, 2019

PROSUR: The New Tool for U.S. Imperialism in Latin America

In March, Latin American leaders created a new international body, PROSUR. What is it, and what does it mean for the region?

Jimena Vergara

April 17, 2019

Letter from the “Cordones Industriales” to President Salvador Allende

Reproduced below is the historic document sent by the Santiago regional Coordinating Committee of the Cordones Industriales to former Chilean President Salvador Allende. The letter highlights the critical situation these workers found themselves in and the immediate danger of military dictatorship, demands an end to the policy of reconciliation with the reaction and urges the taking of measures to avoid a coup.

Left Voice

September 11, 2018

Sanders Can’t Turn Back the Clock on US Imperialism

Sanders gave his most progressive foreign policy yet, but it still falls short of providing a real left alternative to the US imperialist agenda.

Robert Belano

October 6, 2017

Trotskyist and Feminist Bárbara Brito Wins University of Chile Student Union Vice-Presidency

This is the first time that a candidate from the revolutionary, anti-capitalist left won a senior position in the country’s oldest student federation at its most important university.

Sean Robertson

December 1, 2016

Gay Youth Brutally Murdered in Chile

On Wednesday, February 17, Marcelo Lepe was assassinated with a shot to the thorax, for being gay. We must call for justice for Marcelo and all others who die because of homo and transphobia!

Gabriela Muñoz Munizaga

February 23, 2016

Repression against the Mapuche people in Chile

On February 10, Mapuche people in Lleu Lleu in Southern Chile were subject to brutal police repression. They were beaten, arrested and their vehicles were burned by state agents.

La Izquierda Diario Chile

February 20, 2016