MIA: Subjects: Chile



Chilean Writers and Political Leaders


Salvador Allende  (1908 - 1973)
Leader of the Chilean Socialist Party and President of Chile 1970-1973.  Allende believed that a "Chilean road to Socialism" could be charted using the instruments of Chilean parliamentary democracy.  His government nationalized key industries, wining the enmity of Chile's bourgeoisie and the US, who overthrew him in a bloody coup.

Luis Vitale  (1927 - 2010)
Historian and writer. Founding member of the Chilean MIR.  Tortured and exiled by Pinochet. He worked with sections of the IV International while in exile in European and South American countries.


See also, in the Spanish Section:

 Salvador Allende, Luis Corvalán, Humilde Figueroa, Marta Harnecker, Carmela Jeria, Gladys Marín, Miguel Montecito, Luis Emilio Recabarren, Volodia Teitelboim, Camila Vallejo




Chile 1847-1970

Scientists and Engineers for Social and Political Action (SESPA), A History of Imperialism and Struggle. A Chronology: 1847-1970 (1973)

 Albert Moreau, Blood Stained Nitrates of Chile (1931) 

Albert Moreau, Protest against the Fascist Regime of Montero in Chile (1932) 

Carlos Contreras Labarca, The People of Chile Unite to Save Democracy (1938)

Workers' International News, Fourth International Unites in Chile: Congress will launch united party in June (1941)

Terence Phelan (i.e. Sherry Mangan), Chilean Trotskyists Unite (1941)

George Novack, The People's Front and the Coming Elections in Chile (1942)

4th International, Massive Leftward Groundswell in Chile (1958)

Luis Vitale, Which Road for Chile? (1964)

International Socialist Review, Political Crisis Splits Chilean CP (1964)

International Socialist Review, Chilean Marxists Form New Party (1964)

Movimiento Revolucionario Liberal of Colombia, Chile -- Failure of a Policy (1964)

Fidel Castro, The Gains in the Chilean Election (1964)

Christopher Scott, Chile (1968)

World Revolution, CHILE: Interview with Chilean Communist (M-L) Party (1969)




Chile after the victory of Popular Unity (1970 - 1973)


Salvador Allende, First speech to the Chilean Parliament after becoming President (1970)

Spartacist League, Chilean Popular Front (1970)

Communist Federation of Britain (ML), Chile: Ballot Box Revolution? (1970)

Joint Communique of Government of People's Republic of China and Government of Republic of Chile on Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between China and Chile (1971)

Juan Iver, Chile (1971)

Juan McIver, Revolution Without the Revolution (1971)

Peter Camejo, Allende’s Chile: Is it going socialist? (1971) 

Chris Harman, Allende walks the tightrope (1971)

J. Rios, Chile: The Time for Decision (1972) 

National Secretariat of the MIR, Chilean Countryside: MIR Manifesto Exposes CP Line (1972)

Peking Review, Chilean Congress Election: Popular Unity Gains More Seats (1973)

Workers' Control: Its Structure Under Allende (1973)

Workers' Control: At the Side of the Workers (1973)

Chris Harman, US Arms for Chile’s Generals (1973) 

Revolutionary Communist Party of Chile, Facing the reactionary offensive, uniting all the people for the struggle (1973)

Fuente de Información Norteamericana,  Prelude to a Coup: An Analysis From Chile (1973)

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Progressive Labor Party, Allende Demobilized Workers, Trusted Bourgeoisie - 1971 Interview Shows up Revisionist Leadership (1973)

Luis Angel Fernández Hermana, Chile: Workers’ Struggle Under Allende (1974)

Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, Chilean Communist Analyzes the Allende Years (1979)

Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, Chile: The Real Story of the Allende Years (1979)

Jorge Palacios, CHILE: An Attempt at "Historic Compromise" - The Real Story of the Allende Years (1979)

Tom Lewis, Chile: The State and Revolution (1999)





The coup and after the coup


Salvador Allende, Last words to the nation (1973)

Ian Birchall & Chris Harman, Chile: End of the parliamentary road (1973) 

Committee for Unified Newark, Chilean Government Destroyed by American Imperialism!! President Salvador Allende Murdered! (1973) 

Albert Weisbord, A Lesson from Chile to Socialists (1973) 

Ralph Miliband, The Coup in Chile (1973)

D. B., Quick Coup or Slow Strangulation (1973)

Progressive Labor Party, Chilean Defeat Carries Vital Lessons On Building Workers' Revolution (1973)

Willi Dickhut, Chile and the Road to Socialism: Lessons of the Pinochet Coup of 1973 (1973)

Zëri i Popullit, The Tragic Events in Chile - A Lesson for Revolutionaries the World Over (1973)

Spartacist League, Smash the Reactionary Junta-For Workers Revolution in Chile! (1973) 

Australasian Spartacist, Demonstrations against Chilean repression. MIR militants face execution (1974)

International Socialism, The Parliamentary Roaders and the Chile defeat (1973)

David Sandberg, Chile: The Gorillas Are Amongst Us (1974)

Tariq Ali, Gerry Hedley, Chile: Lessons of the Coup (1974) 

Spartacist League, CIA Aid to Chile Reactionaries Exposed (1974)

M. Hickey, Chile. The peaceful road to slaughter (1974?) 

Gerry Hedley, Chile: Two Years Later: The Terrible Price (1975)

Eric Heffer, Eric Heffer - The Tasks and Lessons of Chile (1975)

Colin Sparks, Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Chile (1975)

Robinson Rojas Sandford, The Murder of Allende and the End of the Chilean Way to Socialism (1975)

Central Organization of U.S. Marxist-Leninists, Only the Struggle of the People will Overthrow the Fascist Regime in Chile! (1977)

Mike Gonzalez, Chile - first cracks in junta rule (1978)

Central Organization of U.S. Marxist-Leninists, Powerful Outburst of Chilean People's Resistance (1978)

Central Organization of U.S. Marxist-Leninists, Pinochet's Farce (1978)

Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, Chilean Generals Hold Gunpoint Referendum (1980)

League of Revolutionary Struggle (Marxist-Leninist), Chile: The lesson of the overthrow of Salvador Allende (1980)

Jair Gil, Nine years after the coup - Chile: beginnings of political recomposition (1982)

Mike Gonzalez, The left and the coup in Chile (1984)

Marxist-Leninist Party of the USA, The Chilean people shake the fascist Junta to the core (1984)

Terry Fields, Letter from MP (1985)

Stuart King, Beware a New Popular Unity (1986)

Alejandro Rojas, Pinochet Regime is Disintegrating (1986)

Alejandro Rojas, Revolution Looms in Chile (1986)

Felipe Molina, Superior brand of reformism (1993)

Communist Party of Chile - Proletarian Action, Reformism - the gateway to fascism; Some factors to explain the defeat of September 11, 1973 (1999)

Marc Cooper, Remembering Pinochet's Coup: A Taste of Justice for Chile (1999)


The Assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffit

Red Weekly, "They will kill me" Tariq Ali recalls a recent meeting with Orlando Letelier, latest victim of the Chilean dictatorship, and his tragic premonition (1976)

Workers Vanguard, Letelier Assassination Cover-up Exposed: The Long Arm of the DINA (1977)

Workers Vanguard, More Cover-Up on Letelier Murder: Pinochet's the One! (1978)


Words from the Chilean resistance

Revolutionary Communist Party of Chile, A Manifesto to the Chilean People (1974)

Revolutionary Communist Party of Chile, A policy to fight imperialism and overthrown the dictatorship (1975)

Fanny Zulema (interviewed), From the Front Ranks of the Chilean Resistance: The Masses' Struggle is the Beginning of the People's Armed Struggle! (1977)

Revolutionary Communist Party of Chile, Ten Public Resolutions Adopted by the Revolutionary Communist Party of Chile, May 1977 (1977)

Joint Declaration of PS(CNR), MAPU, JRR and the RCP of Chile: Strengthen the Support for the Chilean Resistance During the Fifth Year of the Counter-Revolutionary Coup D'Etat (1978)

Common declaration by the RCP Chile and MAPU (1980)




Chile, post-Pinochet

Emily Bono, Gays and Lesbians in Chile Fight Back (1994)

Emily Bono, Chile: The Human Rights Challenge (1995) 

Francisco T. Sobrino, Elections in the Southern Cone (2000)

James Cockcroft, Eyewitness Chile: After 30 Years (2004)

Recabarren Communist Organization, On the Policy to Follow in Today's Period of Class Struggle in Chile (2008)

René Rojas, Chile: Return of the Penguins! (2012)

René Rojas, Chile: Of Movements and Mayors (2013)