Our comrades from the Grupo de Lucha Proletaria (Peru) have sent us this article, which is a very clear, simple and vibrant denunciation of the way Piñera and the Chilean bourgeoisie have made maximum use of the rescue of the Chilean miners to wage a whole campaign of nationalism.
With the 30th anniversary of Pinochet's bloody military coup in Chile (11 September 1973), which put an end to Allende's Popular Unity government, the whole 'democratic' bourgeoisie has made full use of the occasion to try to derail workers from their own class interests. It has been trying to sell the idea that the only struggle workers should support is the defence of the democratic state against dictatorship and evil tyrants.
and Democracy: Two Faces of Capitalist Barbarism
September 1973, a bloody military coup led by General Pinochet
overthrew Salvador Allende’s Popular Unity government. A
terrible period of repression of the working class followed:
thousands of people,1
mostly workers, were systematically massacred, tens of thousands
imprisoned and tortured. This appalling barbarity was accompanied
by hundreds of thousands of redundancies (10% of the workforce
during the first year of military dictatorship).