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The personal testimony of Margarita Concannon examining the events leading to this watershed moment in world politics

 the CIA backed overthrow of the democratically elected Allende government, the establishment of the fascist Pinochet regime and the birth of neo-liberalism. The Chilean working class and progressive intelligentsia paid a terrible human toll. The personal testimony of Margarita Concannon, whose brother was imprisoned by the regime, includes songs of Victor Jara and the poetry of Pablo Neruda.

As we witness a wave of support for Jeremy Corbyn's leadeship campaign, this is a timely reminder of social democracy's vulnerability.