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Public meeting in Sheffield: “We Touched the Sky”.

Joint SYMAAG/Sheffield Chilean Community event to learn about the experience of Chilean refugees who came to Sheffield.
Thursday, January 26, 7-8.30pm (doors open at 6.30 for pre-meeting refreshments), Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James’ St, Sheffield S1 2EW
It’s easy to forget that refugees have been welcomed, and their experience of fighting injustice has been valued here. But that was part of the experience of Chilean refugees who came to South Yorkshire in the 1970’s fleeing the results of the military coup there.
 While the UK Government did nothing to defend the elected Chilean Government against dictatorship, local trade unions welcomed and supported activists who shared their organising skills and courage with us.
Chile40YearsOn & the Chilean Community have created We Touched the Sky an online course explaining what happened in Chile, why people were forced to become refugees and what it was like to arrive and live in South Yorkshire. To publicise this fascinating resource and to celebrate the solidarity shown by local people, South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG) has organised a joint meeting with the Sheffield Chilean community on Thursday 26th January
Our main speaker is Dr Jasmine Gideon, senior lecturer in development studies in the Geography Department at Birkbeck, University of London.She has recently published research on the health and well-being of Chilean refugee women in the UK. She will be joined by speakers from the Chilean community in Sheffield and a representative from the Sheffield labour movement who supported Chilean refugees in the 1970s.
The meeting is free though we’d welcome a donation to cover room-hire costs
As always, don’t let lack of money be a barrier to attending any SYMAAG events. Bring your ticket/receipt to the meeting and we can reimburse you in cash at the meeting for any reasonable travel expenses. Or get in touch with us before the meeting if you need to.
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Vigilia en conmemoración de los 43 años del golpe militar. Sheffield.

Homenaje a los [email protected] [email protected] por la dictadura de Pinochet

¡¡Nunca Más!!

En el 43avo Aniversario del comienzo de la masacre neoliberal
Sábado 10 de septiembre desde las 12:00 hasta las 13:30
Sheffield Town Hall
¡A romper la inercia! ¡Organiza el material! ¡¡Corre la voz!!
¡¡A prepararse para que todo Sheffield y el mundo lo sepa!!

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“We Touched the Sky”: a new online educational resource about the Chilean experience.

P1070834The Chile40YearsOn online course ‘We Touched the Sky’ was launched on Saturday 20th August at the El Sueño Existe Festival, Machynlleth, Wales.

This is a new educational resource designed to learn online about the Chilean experience, via interviews with exiled Chileans living in Britain. They tell their life stories, from the initial inspiration as Allende and Popular Unity came to power in 1970, the extraordinary achievement that they were part of, and their personal experiences in the run up to and on the day of the military coup (Sept 11th 1973) and its aftermath.

Four Chileans with widely different experiences tell of the repression they suffered, the solidarity both direct and indirect they received, and their arrival here in Britain to make new lives as exiles and activists.

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The graphic novel ‘Introduction to Chile’ in e-book version now!

51nGMHhW0fL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_We are pleased to announce the e-book version of the Graphic Novel “Introduction to Chile”. Originally produced in 1975 by the Chile Solidarity Campaign, and authored by Chris Welch, the whole book is now available to download from Amazon. It’s a great read, with humour and great cartoons, as well as an excellent run down of Chilean history from the Conquistadors to Allende’s Socialist Government of Popular Unity, the Pinochet coup, the Solidarity movement here and the Chileans’ lives as political exiles in Britain.
Somehow an ebook version brings out sharply the story’s contemporary relevance – to Latin America and the worldwide onward march of neo-liberalism.
The download costs £2.06 – it’s a bargain, but we would say that! By all means forward on the link to anyone you think might be interested in downloading the e-book.

To get the download, just go to: Amazon


Adelante!! – and hope you like the e-book

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Vigilia en conmemoración de los 42 años del golpe militar, Sheffield.

A prepararse para el Homenaje a los [email protected] [email protected] y [email protected] por la dictadura de Pinochet.

        ¡¡Nunca Más!!

En el 42 Aniversario del comienzo de la masacre neoliberal
Homenaje a los [email protected] [email protected] por la dictadura de Pinochet
Viernes 11 de septiembre desde las 12:00 hasta las 13:30
. Sheffield Town Hall
¡A romper la inercia! ¡Organiza el material! ¡¡Corre la voz!!
¡¡A prepararse para que todo Sheffield y el mundo lo sepa!!

Jeshu y Ale Caro en el ‘Cityscapes’

603712_458022611018891_8380401318837536589_nSábado 20 de junio a las 12.00

Nuestra Jeshu junto con la bailarina chilena Ale Caro participarán en el  evento ‘Cityscapes’ . Éste es un proyecto  de ‘pop-dance’  urbano que se realizará  literalmente en el trayecto comprendido entre Winter Gardens y la Train Station.

Es una puesta en escena creada a través del espacio que comienza en el Winter Gardens a las 12.00 y se desplaza , pasando por Millenium Galleries, anfiteatro de Hallam, Howard Street, para terminar en la estación de trenes. El recorrido de bailes dura aproximadamente 40 minutos.

Junto con el abrazote Jeshu dice “Esperamos verlos ahí este sábado 20 de junio al medio día y, please, spread the word!

Felipe Bustos’ project Nae Pasaran secures essential funding!


09.05.2015, Chilescda. Felipe says “Thanks to all of you who have donated and shared the story over the last six weeks, we have secured our essential funding to turn NAE PASARAN into a big cinema feature film ! It’s a huge achievement already and testament to the importance for many to have their history told on a large canvas.  The success of this campaign is a fantastic push as we approach pitching the project to complete our full budget.”

Congrats Felipe and many, many thanks to all of you who helped the project to become a success!!


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