Walking 5 miles, in a straight line, wonder where they’re headed? Brasília, 2pm-6.30pm local. A revealing map

. . . courtesy of g1 (Grupo Globo, the largest media conglomerate in South America) – https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fl_ZtfEXoAMwLGl?format=jpg&name=large . . . informative playlist of vids from the scene (far superior to the US media online response to 6Jan): https://g1.globo.com/df/distrito-federal/playlist/videos-bolsonaristas-radicais-invadem-o-congresso-nacional.ghtml . . .

Escorted all the way by the Polícia Militar do Distrito Federal, bearing ‘PMDF’ on their caps.


Allende had appointed Pinochet head of the army 23Aug1973. 19days later he was dead.

And who’s in charge of Brasília, the Secretary of Public Security of the Federal District? Anderson Cooper Torres, only in the job a few days, not even 19, having been Bolsonaro’s Minister of Justice and Public Security, 29Mar2021-31Dec2022.


In late 1971 Castro went to Chile for 25days (sic), speaking the length & breadth of the country. Quite remarkably, in his speeches to the crowds he went out of his way to criticise Allende’s approach, warning that the military had to be re-organised, to prevent a coup.

Do reformists never learn? How one conceptualises the capitalist state – not reducible to the state in capitalist society – isn’t just a matter of theory.



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