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, Marta Harnecker, 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) 

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)

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)




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) 

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

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

Workers' Control: Its Structure Under Allende (1973)

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

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

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





The coup and after the coup


Salvador Allende, Last words to the nation (1973)

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

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

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

Enver Hoxha, The Tragic Events in Chile: A Lesson for the Revolutionaries of the Whole World (1973)

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

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

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)

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

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)

Felipe Molina, Superior brand of reformism (1993)

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

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


Words from the Chilean resistance

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)





Contemporary Chile

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

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

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

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