Unhappy with the way the young socialist government was changing the country, the U.S., through the CIA, supported plotters in the Chilean military, specifically General Augusto Pinochet.
The threat that Chile posed to the United States and the local right wing elites was that Allende and his government were finally responding to the needs of the majority of the people, interfering with their capitalist and political interests. Namely, Allende nationalized natural recourses, built homes for the poor and improved healthcare and education services.
To shut down the possibility of another socialist country, together with Cuba, rolling out their policies successfully, the United States and national right-wing elites moved in first by destabilizing the economy, and then with an outright military overthrow of the government.
On the day, Allende found himself in the governmental palace where he gave his last speech to the Chilean people through a radio broadcast. In the broadcast, he told the people that whatever happened he would not surrender nor resign. Hours later after a long standoff, Allende was dead and the U.S. backed military plotters had effectively taken control of the country.
Venezuela is under attack by the international capitalist order. They have been for over a decade, yet they still stand strong. Just like Cuba before it, the West has been trying to take them down unsuccessfully by starving the population.
France gets attacked – “they’re in our prayers”
England gets terrorized – “we’re thinking of you”
Terrorists strike Iran – “let’s put more sanctions on them and punish their population”
It’s sad how Americans only care when European countries get attacked. People in the Middle East are terrorized daily, yet I don’t see any Facebook filters or prayers for them….
Democrats think they can turn a debate about Iran sanctions into one on Russian sanctions.
“If you live here, move here, or if you want to call this city home – it is your home. And we must protect each other like that is the truth, no matter what the consequences,” Fletcher said in an interview Tuesday.
PORTLAND, Ore. – The 21-year-old man who survived a stabbing on a MAX train last Friday is speaking out about why he and two others chose to stand up to their attacker, who was yelling hateful comments at other passengers.Jeremy Christian, 35, is accused o
Nothing spells fascism like political parties using private paramilitary groups…
“That the GOP need[s] to bring in private armed security rather than rely on Portland Police speaks volumes on their stance against ‘violence’. “These private security elements of the extreme right claim to be supporting ‘free speech’ when in reality their main goal is directing violence and hate speech towards antifascist protesters and activists while protecting white supremacists.”
County GOP chair James Buchal says security forces may be appropriate as tensions rise after two people died in a racial attack on public transport