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4 November 2020
Mass protests, including a general strike, in 2019 - triggered by a movement of young people in Santiago, Chile's capital city, over a metro fares hike - forced the right-wing Pińera government, despite vicious state repression, to make political and economic concessions
7 November 2018
This is an inspiring film and I don't doubt that if you see it you will shed a tear. It is a story of international solidarity of the working class and the power of those acts of solidarity having a ripple effect.
13 December 2017
This year marks the centenary of the Russian revolution when the working class took power in October. It is also the 110-year anniversary of a historical and bloody struggle of workers that is less well-known.
8 March 2017
Thirty years ago, 193 passengers and crew drowned off the coast of Belgium after P&O's Herald of Free Enterprise car ferry capsized. One of the dead was seafarer and Militant (forerunner of the Socialist) supporter Geoff Haney.
31 August 2016
Sunday 21 August was another enormous day of protest marches in opposition to the AFP (the compulsory private pension system). Over 400,000 marched in the capital, Santiago, with up to two million in total demonstrating around the country. This represents a huge increase on the one million who participated in the historic 24 July protests.
13 January 2016
Book review - Victor: An Unfinished Song: Before he died, in captivity, already injured, Victor Jara wrote a last poem, his unfinished song. When the workers of Chile and the world put an end to poverty, hunger and inequality, they will finish that song.
25 November 2015
Police torture 15-year-old socialist: The legacy of that brutal dictatorship continues. While formally extinct, the "transition" to so-called democracy left intact the dictatorship's state machine - and even constitution!
27 May 2015
Chile: mass demonstrations: Hundreds of thousands took to the streets of major Chilean cities this month. Demonstrators - mostly youth, but also workers and older people - insisted the government meet students' demands for free
4 March 2015
Peter and Kay Harris were among six supporters of Militant (forerunner of the Socialist) who were witch-hunted out of Blackburn Labour Party at the behest of local MP Jack Straw back in the early 1980s
11 September 2013
The bloody coup against the Popular Unity government - lessons for workers' struggles today: In Chile on 11 September 1973 a bloody coup, led by general Pinochet and backed by the US administration, overthrew Allende's government
11 February 2013
It is 1988, Santiago, Chile, and 15 years into the vicious Pinochet dictatorship. The military regime has been compelled to call a plebiscite
13 June 2012
Turkey: Lift strike ban: Preparations for a strike by the Civil Aviation Union (Hava-İş) after the breakdown in collective bargaining talks at Turkish Airlines (THY), have been attacked by the AKP government through the inclusion of aviation services in a strike ban
5 October 2011
The last five months have witnessed the biggest social movement in Chile since the fall of former dictator General Pinochet, writes Iain Dalton, Youth Fight for Jobs Yorkshire organiser.
15 December 2006
ON SUNDAY 10 December the biggest killer and robber Chile has ever seen, ex dictator Augusto Pinochet, died. Hundreds of thousands of Chileans went out onto the streets to celebrate.
26 October 2006
ON 18 October, around 2,000 angry Chilean school students took to the streets in Santiago and around the country... By Ben Robinson
6 July 2006
Scandal of state compensation paid to mass murderer: AMONGST THE first to be slaughtered by the military dictatorship which seized power in Chile in September 1973 was the very popular folk singer and Communist Party member, Victor Jara, writes Tony Saunois, CWI, Santiago.
16 October 2004
IN THE second of our articles celebrating 40 years of the Militant newspaper (now the socialist), Roger Shrives looks at how we reported and commented on the tumultuous events of Salvador Allende's government in Chile from 1970 until the vicious coup by the reactionary general Pinochet in 1973...
21 January 2000
SOCIALIST PARTY member JOHN REID - a regular attender on the 16-month long anti-Pinochet picket - reports on the anger, dismay and sense of betrayal as news was received that Home Secretary Jack Straw was letting the brutal dictator off the hook and allowing him to return to Chile...
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