Chile: 50 Years of Solidarity & Struggle

Thursday, 14 September 2023 - 6:00pm to Friday, 15 September 2023 - 12:00am
Chile 50 Years of Solidarity and Struggle

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the civil-military coup in Chile that overthrew the democratically elected government on September 11, 1973 and stopped the popular project of peaceful transition to Socialism lead by Salvador Allende.

It is a significant day of mourning for the Chilean community, and this year various groups and individuals are organising a program of events from September 9-16 that commemorate an event that meant the mass exile of thousands of Chileans, alongside a history of resistance, struggle and solidarity.

We remember all of those who lost their lives in the struggle for a better world as well as reflecting on recent events in Chile and looking to the future. These events continue to denounce the impunity that exists in Chile for the murderers and accomplices of the coup d’état 50 years ago and the violence that the Chilean government exercises today against diversities and Mapuche first nation people. 

Tune in from 6pm - midnight on Thursday 14 September for 6 hours of conversation, testimonies, past and current issues & music. Special guests from Chile and Latin America will be speaking about the legacy of Salvador Allende, Comité 119, Inquietando desde el margen, Coordinadora lucha y memoria por los 50 años and Coordinadora de traumas oculares.

Presenters Marisol Salinas (Mujeres Latinoamericanas), Pilar Aguilera, Karina Aedo-Aguilera (City Limits) and Anaí Wiche will be broadcasting in English and Spanish with guests from the community. 

Listen to the live broadcast (6-9pm)


Listen to the audio from the Trades Hall event (9-12midnight) 


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