Jeremy Corbyn discusses his life of supporting social justice in Chile and the enduring legacy of Salvador Allende, who died 47 years ago in the military coup of 11 September 1973.
‘The support around the world for Allende was absolutely massive.’ Jeremy Corbyn on the enduring legacy Chile’s socialist president Salvador Allende.
Corbyn spoke during Alborada’s online event ‘The 50th Anniversary of Chile’s Popular Unity‘ on 10 September 2020. The event marked fifty years since Allende was elected to the Chilean presidency on 4 September 1970, upon which he embarked on a massive programme to redistribute wealth that raised living standards for millions of people.
Allende died in the military coup of 11 September 1973, which took place 47 years ago today.