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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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European Solidarity with Chile (1970s – 1980s)

International History Conference 1st -3rd June 2011, K U Leuven, Belgium.

During the Cold War, Western Europe witnessed the emergence of various social movements with an orientation to Latin America. One of the most important mobilizations for Latin America was without any doubt the movement in solidarity with Chile, which already emerged in support for the Allende government (1970-1973) but especially gained strength after the military coup of 1973. Indeed, the overthrow of the Unidad Popular government in September 1973 and the subsequent repression by the Chilean military dictatorship inspired a wave of protest and solidarity in Western Europe, which lasted until the end of the regime of Pinochet in 1990. Read the rest of this entry »


City of Sanctuary: the story so far

City of Sanctuary is a movement to make our towns and cities welcoming places for people seeking sanctuary in the UK.

A new short film tells the story of City of Sanctuary so far, and shows some of the local groups that are helping to build a culture of welcome and hospitality:

The story so far

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La hija del Che en Sheffield

AleidaGuevaraEl 29 de junio recién pasado la Campaña de Solidaridad por Cuba organizó un exitoso evento público con la participación de la Dra Aleida Guevara. Cerca de 130 personas convergieron al Quaker Meeting House en Sheffield para darle la bienvenida a la hija del Che y escuchar su presentación, la que ofrecemos a continuación en esta página

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