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
Military Coup in Burkina Faso Is a Preemptive Strike Against Continuing Social Unrest
After a night of army mutiny in the west African country of Burkina Faso, soldiers on Monday, January 24, arrested the president and several government ministers in a coup d’état.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaJanuary 26, 2022
Repression in Sudan: 119 Arrested at Teachers Demonstration Against the Coup
On Sunday, 119 protesters were arrested by the military at a demonstration of thousands outside the Ministry of Education building in Khartoum. They were demanding the ouster of newly appointed education officials who are close to the former Sudanese dictator.
Romane SqumNovember 9, 2021
Uprisings in Myanmar Continue as Repression Intensifies
In Myanmar more than 700 demonstrators, including children as young as five and workers gunned down in their factories, have been killed since resistance to the coup began in early February.
Robert NaraiApril 23, 2021
Bloody Wednesday in Myanmar: At Least 38 Killed in Anti-Coup Protests
Mobilizations against the military coup in Myanmar continue to be strong despite increasing repression. Last Sunday, the armed forces killed 18 people. Today became the bloodiest day so far, with at least 38 demonstrators killed.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaMarch 3, 2021
“Protesting in their Heels and Waving Rainbow Flags”: LGBT Activists in Myanmar Join Protests against Coup
LGBT protesters and activists have joined demonstrations against the coup in Myanmar.
Pablo HerónFebruary 25, 2021
Coup in Myanmar: The Working Class, Between Resistance and the Liberal “Democratic” Trap
The coup d’état in Myanmar has catalyzed a response by a super-exploited working class whose demands now threaten to go far beyond the defense of democratic rights. The movement’s bourgeois leadership has other intentions.
Philippe AlcoyFebruary 14, 2021
Myanmar’s Working Class Is at the Forefront of the Fight against the Military Coup
While the military in Myanmar had hoped to seize power without much difficulty, the working class, alongside other popular sectors, has responded with increasingly militant demonstrations. These demonstrations raise questions about the strategic consequences of the coup on a national, regional, and global level.
Philippe AlcoyFebruary 12, 2021
Mali’s Military Coup: A Road to Nowhere
Mali's working class and its allies among the oppressed urban youth and rural peasantry must link their struggle with the militant working class in countries like Nigeria and South Africa. If the working class of those countries were to take state power into their own hands, it would very likely spark a pan-African revolt of workers and peasants.
Alex KoleSeptember 6, 2020