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“We have more in common than that which divides us.”


Sheffield’s ‘Great Get Together’ being organised by Amnesty SheffieldASSIST and HOPE not hate.

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Compañera Pat Barron QEPD

Candle_newNos ha alcanzado la muy amarga y triste noticia del sensible fallecimiento de la Cra Pat Barron QEPD

Pat fue una miembro activa desde los comienzos mismos de la Sheffield Chile Solidarity Campaign y trabajó incansablemente en la denuncia de las atrocidades de la dictadura de Pinochet y en el apoyo a la lucha en Chile como también en el proceso de adaptación a la realidad del exilio de los miembros de la comunidad.  

Pat, también conocida como “the red Barron” , por su increible nivel de militancia y de trabajo en el movimiento sindical local, será recordada por sus compañeros en Sheffield y muy especialmente por los todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad por su contagiosa consecuencia solidaria, valentía y  humor.

Hacemos llegar desde aquí nuestros más sentidas condolencias a su familia, a sus compañeros, amigos y a tí, compañerx del exilio chileno en ésta.

Compañera Pat, Descansa en Paz.

Pedro. En nombre de la Comunidad de Chilenos

Her funeral is on Monday 22nd May 9.00am at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium,

Sheffield S8 0HN. MAP




‘We Touched the Sky’: the new online educational resource, freely available here, shortly

copy-Chile-40-Years-On-LogoSmall1Learn about the Chilean experience, via video interviews with exiled Chileans living in Britain. They tell their life stories, from their initial inspiration as Allende and Popular Unity came to power in 1970, the extraordinary achievements 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 euphoria of being part of huge social advances, the repression they suffered, the solidarity they received, and their arrival in Britain to make new lives as exiles and activists.

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Unacknowledged Voices: Arts & Crafts as Political Knowledge Archives. Wales


How can arts and crafts contribute to our understanding of politics?

 Workshop, Friday 12 May – Saturday 13 May 2017

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

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Chilean Mural at Leeds University: “Uncovering a Chilean Mural”

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Aidan Grills’ (CEO, LUU) statement on the future of the Mural/Memorial.

Yesterday [Wedenesday 12.04.2017] I had the pleasure of meeting with some members of the Leeds Chilean Community and Chilean Community Association, South Yorkshire about the possibility of preserving a mural uncovered in our building. The piece of political art was found after contractors removed our old Terrace kitchen as part of our current Union Upgrade project.

As a result of this meeting and all the messages I have received from members of the public, I am happy to announce that I will be working closely with the University to ensure this mural is restored and displayed once again in our Union.

I was moved by the history and significance of the artwork that we’ve unknowingly had in our building for the last 42 years. The mural represents our support given to Chilean refugees in the 1970s – something I am very proud to now be a part of preserving.

I have instructed the contractors not to progress any further work around the wall and will be working closely with the Leeds Chilean Community and the Chilean Community Association to ensure we restore the artwork in the most respectful way possible.

I look forward to being able to celebrate this piece of political art further and will provide more information as the project progresses.

Aidan Grills

Chief Executive

Leeds University Union


Save the Mural!: Open letter to Aidan Grills, CEO Leeds University Union

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Dear Aidan Grills

Chief Exec of Leeds University Union

We are writing to you on behalf of the Leeds Chilean Community and the Chilean Community Association  South Yorkshire (ChileScda) after we heard about the ‘Union Upgrade Project’ taking place at the Student Union Building, specifically the area where a Chilean mural has been for the last 42 years.

This mural came into gaining such an important place in the Union as it is a very emotive piece which reflects the history and lives of many Leeds residents who came to this city after a very horrific time in Chile, South America.

In 1973 the democratic government led by President Salvador Allende was overthrown by a military junta headed by General Augusto Pinochet. The consequences of this military coup resulted in thousands of people murdered, tortured, disappeared and exiled.

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URGENTE: Petición de Familiares Víctimas Crímenes de Lesa Humanidad


Familiares de Víctimas de Crímenes de Lesa Humanidad, están recolectando firmas para presentarlas al Congreso Nacional para que se acuse Constitucionalmente al Pleno de Ministros de la Corte Suprema por incurrir en serio abandono de deberes -inciso segundo del Artículo 5º de la Constitución Chilena- al no efectuar el reconocer la jurisdicción superior que tiene la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos.


Ésta establece la improcedencia de otorgar beneficios de libertad condicional y salida a criminales de lesa humanidad.

Enviar el RUT y nombre completo, para el día Jueves 6 de Abril 2017 a más tardar a las 15.00 hora chilena:

                             Jimmy Bell:  [email protected] 

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