Today in 1973, General Augusto Pinochet, aided by the US government through its Central Intelligence Agency, staged a brutal coup de etat against the elected socialist head of state, Salvador Allende. Allende committed suicide.
”This is the last time I shall be able to speak to you … I shall not resign … I will repay with my life the loyalty of the people … I say to you: I am certain that the seeds we have sown in the conscience of thousands and thousands of Chileans cannot be completely eradicated … neither crime nor force are strong enough to hold back the process of social change. History belongs to us, because it is made by the people’
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A hundred years on from partition, Pádraig Ó Meiscill diagnoses the many ills of past and present Northern Ireland
Taking a cinematic tour of predictable plots and improbable accents, Stephen Hackett finds himself asking: hasn’t Ulster suffered enough?
Belligerent abroad and oppressive at home, the government's rhetoric is being gradually cemented into law. Protest is the only response, writes Rohan Rice
Our 'Award Winning' columnist tries to trick his father into getting the vaccine, saying it will protect him from 'cancel culture'
Low traffic neighbourhoods are part of building a fairer city, argues Rachel Aldred
A new edited volume emphasises that the personal is political and highlights the power of spectacular direct action, says Alice Robson