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.
In this special episode of Around the World in 8 minutes, we look at the anniversary of the 1973 coup in Chile that overthrew Salvador Allende and led to large-scale human rights violations and assassinations.
The US-backed coup d’état against Salvador Allende was carried out on September 11, 1973
Participants of the annual march to remember the victims of the last dictatorship were attacked by Police with tear gas and water cannons
In this episode, we look at the anti-fascist demonstration in Germany, an imminent industrial action by National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) for workers’ rights and the Social Unity’s call for a national protest on September 5.
Mapuche Nation condemned the states of Argentina and Chile before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the genocide of the Indigenous people of the community
The progressive sections in the Chilean civil society have been angered at the relentless pro-rich neo-liberal policy reforms by the right-wing president Sebastian Piñera.
In the referendum of 1988, 56% of Chileans had voted ‘against the continuation of the dictator Augusto Pinochet’s rule, forcing him to step down two years later
A number of events and debates are taking place around the 30th anniversary of the referendum following which Augusto Pinochet had to step down
The president was flayed for blaming Salvador Allende for the coup and for ignoring the brutal oppression and human rights violations in its aftermath