Ben B. is an activist in NYC-DSA and an editor for The Call. Marianela D'Aprile is a member of DSA’s National Political Committee, an activist in Chicago DSA, and a contributing editor for The Call. Salvador Allende was a socialist leader in Chile and president from 1970-1973.
It has been forty five years since a coup d’etat crushed Chile’s socialist experiment. We remember the initial victory of Salvador Allende and his Popular Unity coalition as an important part of the democratic socialist tradition.