Victor Jara and the rhythm of resistance

He symbolized the idea that art and progressive politics should converge to strengthen people’s resistance. To this day, Jara’s resistance remains an inspiration for peoples’ movements across the world.

September 18, 2019 by Peoples Dispatch

Victor Jara, a theatre activist, singer and an active member of the Chilean Communist Party was tortured and killed immediately after the coup d’etat in September 1973. He symbolized the idea that art and progressive politics should converge to strengthen people’s resistance. To this day, Jara’s resistance remains an inspiration for peoples’ movements across the world.

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