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European Solidarity with Chile – 1970s – 1980s


Kim Christiaens, Idesbald Goddeeris and Magaly Rodríguez García

The overthrow of the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende and the coming to power of a military regime led by Augusto Pinochet on 11 September 1973 drew worldwide attention towards Chile. The political repression shook the world and ignited one of the largest social movements of the 1970s and 80s. Hundreds of solidarity committees and a gamut of human rights and justice organizations mobilized thousands of people. This volume offers a compelling insight into the exceptional impact that the Chilean crisis made in Western and Eastern Europe. In doing so, it provides a new and broader perspective into the history of the Cold War, transnational activism, and human rights.
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Kim Christiaens, Magaly Rodriguez Garcia and Idesbald Goddeeris

A Global Perspective on the European Mobilization for Chile (1970s-1980s)

Thomas C. Wright

Chilean Political Exile in Western Europe

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