All Articles on Salvador Allende

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Washington on the Rocks: An Empire of Autocrats, Aristocrats, and Uniformed Thugs Begins to Totter
In one of history’s lucky accidents, the juxtaposition of two extraordinary events has stripped the architecture of American global power bare for all to see. Last November, WikiLeaks splashed snippets from U.S. embassy cables, loaded with scurrilous comments about national leaders from Argentina...
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Is the World Too Big to Fail?
The Contours of Global Order
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We Demand Global Nuclear Phase Out
Joint Statement on the Japanese Nuclear Disaster
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Democracy Born in Chains: South Africa's Constricted Freedom
The inspiring overthrow of Hosni Mubarak is only the first stage of the Egyptian struggle for full liberation. As earlier pro-democracy movements have learned the hard way, much can be lost in the key months and years of transition from one regime to another. In The Shock Doctrine, I investigated...
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Phil Ochs during a 1967 Vietnam protest outside the United Nations in New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs) Views
Phil Ochs Lives!
A recent study maintains that empathy has declined in young Americans over the last thirty years. My unscientific observations tell me that us Americans as a whole don’t seem to give a damn about our fellow citizens as much as we used to. Iraq and Afghanistan – are those dumb wars still goin’ on?...
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Chile’s Ghosts: The Tyranny of Forgetting
Late in the afternoon on September 4th, 1970 a crowd gathered in central Santiago, Chile to celebrate the election of socialist president Salvador Allende. Among the participants in the celebration were the leftist folk singer Victor Jara and his wife Joan. In her book, Victor: An Unfinished Song...
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11th September - Hope or Hate?
"No creature smarts so little as a fool." -- (Alexander Pope, 1688-1744.) Numerous commentators on the demented, hate filled ramblings of "Pastor" Terry Jones, who may or may not celebrate his 11th September by an evening of Qur'an burnings, have referred to the potential of Muslim retaliation...
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Sept. 11: A Day Without War
The ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States should serve as a moment to reflect on tolerance. It should be a day of peace. Yet the rising anti-Muslim fervor here, together with the continuing U.S. military occupation of Iraq and the escalating war in Afghanistan (and Pakistan...
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Stone's 'Border' Shows Fall of South America's Berlin Wall
On April 13, 2002, an event occurred in Venezuela which was as world-historical for South America as the fall of the Berlin Wall was for Eastern Europe: a U.S.-backed coup against the democratically-elected government of Venezuela collapsed. The Bush Administration's efforts to promote the coup...
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Chile's Social Earthquake
Chile is experiencing a social earthquake in the aftermath of the 8.8 magnitude quake that struck the country on February 27. "The fault lines of the Chilean Economic Miracle have been exposed," says Elias Padilla, an anthropology professor at the Academic University of Christian Humanism in...
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