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I just finished reading Arturo Fontaine’s remarkable novel La Vida Doble, a story of a Chilean underground fighter in the 1980s who gets captured and tortured and then totally turns on her old comrades and not only works with the Pinochet torturers but becomes one of them herself. It’s quite a read and a very […]

Chile’s Protests

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On October 27, 2019

Will Bunch on the protests in Chile and how they were caused by the same U.S. style neoliberalism that has also helped unhinge this nation. In 2019, as an autumn of popular uprisings erupts around the

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On September 4, 1970, Salvador Allende won election as president of Chile, a moment of victory for the idea of a democratic socialist revolution, one that right-wing nations such as the United States would never let succeed. Yet it was also a revolution from below, not only one led by a beloved president but one […]

9/11

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On September 12, 2017

Above: One of the most evil human beings to ever pollute the Earth. Also, Augusto Pinochet. Let us remember the greatest act of terror the United States was ever involved with on September 11. That

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A World of Dams

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On October 28, 2014
Plumer has a good rundown of the complexity of dam building around the world. The world’s rapidly growing demand for energy means that every way we can turn the natural world into power is going to be considered. Given how many of those methods of energy production also transform the climate in horrible ways, hydropower […]

QOTD

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On May 21, 2014

What? Why does the United States only have the 4th highest level of income inequality in the (rather broadly defined) developed world? This nation did not steal half of Mexico in 1848 in order to see

Pinochet Nostalgia

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On July 5, 2013
The Wall Street Journal, openly pining for Augusto Pinochet: Mr. Obama also requested a review of U.S. aid to Egypt, but cutting that off now would be a mistake. Unpopular as America is in Egypt, $1.3 billion in annual military aid buys access with the generals. U.S. support for Cairo is written into the Camp […]
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