From Allende to Pinochet
The Battle for Chile

Socialism 2014

June 26, 2014

In the early 1970’s, a process of rising political activity of the working class and the poor in Chile leads to the electoral victory of a socialist, Salvador Allende, with the explicit goal of building a socialist society through parliamentary means. The end result was a bloody coup that submerged Chile in a 17-year long reactionary military dictatorship, and the implementation of the most savage neoliberal politics, today championed by ruling classes everywhere. Was this fate unavoidable? How could another history have been written?

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