Never forget Chile

We all know one terrible anniversary of 9/11 or 11/9 but there is of course another one: that of the bloody overthrow of the Popular Unity government in Chile in 1973.Because of its democracy, Chile was known in those days as the ‘England’ of South America.

As we start to speculate again on the possibilities of a left wing government in Britain, we need to look at how the wonderfully popular government of Salvador Allende was undermined and overthrown in a brutal military coup leading to 5,000 deaths including that of the president – by international (US) business and by the capitalists and military of Chile.

We should never be intimidated by the memory of Chile but we should be always aware of the malicious intent and capabilities of some of the most powerful people in this world

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