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History Is Ours: Salvador Allende & Chile’s Thwarted Revolution

In November of 1970, following a long and uncertain campaign, the Chilean working class...

Bernie Sanders Calls For Free College Tuition: What’s It Going to Take to Win?

On May 16th, Bernie Sanders introduced legislation to Congress to make all public colleges and universities tuition-free. This is a welcome measure, but it has zero chance of passing through Congress

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Chile: The Other 9/11

Tony Saunois, CWI (first published on, September 2011) 1973 bloody coup against Popular Unity...

Chile: 40th Anniversary of Bloody Overthrow of Allende Government

The terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in New York in 2001 was not the first ’9/11’. In Chile, on 11 September 1973, a bloody coup, led by General Augusto Pinochet and backed by the US administration, overthrew the democratically-elected, Left government of President Salvador Allende. In its aftermath, thousands of trade unionists and socialists were slaughtered and thousands more imprisoned, tortured and exiled.

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