Weavers of Revolution

Satisfactory Essays
Greg Parkhurst
11/2/06
Allende and the Weavers of Revolution

In Peter Winn's Weavers of Revolution, a factory in Santiago, Chile fights for their independence against the Chilean government of the 1970's. While this rebellion is going on, presidential elections are taking place and Salvador Allende is the presidential candidate which represents the common people. The relation between Allende and the people he represents is a unique one because at first this class, the working class, helps and supports Allende to become president, but then both parties realize their different plans for the future and the working class actually contributes to the downfall of Allende's presidency. At first, the working class heavily supported Allende's campaign. A new movement of younger worker influence occurred during this time period, allowing Allende to accomplish many of the things he did. For instance, in the Yarur factory there was the "strike of 1962" which was the workers rebellion to the new Taylor system of the new generation of workers. They also rebelled because of the "union question" which revolved around three things: job security, free unions, and the elimination of the Taylor system. These were all things that Allende promised to fix, so naturally after a 9 week strike the people of the Yarur factory supported Allende and the promises he gave. All the workers in the Yarur factory were also deeply affected by the characteristics of postwar Chile: "dependency and stagflation, economic inequality and social inequality, the concentration of wealth and the persistence of poverty, the hegemony of the rich and the powerlessness of the poor" (54). These characteristics were the reasons that the working class suffered in Chile, as well as the reasons for why Allende was elected. Allende's campaign was designed around bringing social equality to Chile without violence, the opposite of countries like Cuba. Allende based his campaign around the unfairness of

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Best Essays

    Shannon Weaver

    • 3366 Words
    • 14 Pages

    Information Theory By: Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver Christopher Lipka MLA Stylebook Chris Lipka Dr. Stephen Hillis Communication Theory 23 February 2012 Information Theory Introduction The study of communication has long been a formidable presence in the world of academia and a topic of discourse among its influencing scholars. Since ancient times when rhetoric, oratory and persuasion were vital to the Greek and Roman empires, communication and the study thereof has endured. And…

    • 3366 Words
    • 14 Pages
    Best Essays
  • Good Essays

    Dream Weaver Essay

    • 992 Words
    • 4 Pages

    wn of the marriage’. This act also ensures that nonfinancial contributions to a marriage are considered on the dissolution of the marriage, effectively achieving greater justice for women. However, many criticise this legislation for rendering divorce too easy, with 1/3 marriages ending in divorce A current focus area for law reform has been de facto families. Previously, the law did not allocate them legal recognition, as society perceived these relationships as immoral. Altering societal ethics…

    • 992 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Ryley needs to continue to read an independent book and write a brief summary of what he read about. I introduce the author Will Weaver and Ryley is reading a third book from Weaver. Ryley is going to go to the public library and see if he can order some more books from that Weaver to read during the summer. Jason said he will follow up with Ryley to make sure he actually goes to the library this summer and check out more of Weaver’s books. While Ryley was explaining to his dad about his current…

    • 239 Words
    • 1 Page
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    The Shannon-Weaver Model The Shannon-Weaver model is typical of what are often referred to as transmission models of communication .if you have looked through the examples of typical everyday forms of communication, you will have noticed that some of the examples refer to less immediate methods of communication than face-to-face interaction, e.g. using the radio, newspapers or the telephone. In these cases, technology is introduced. When, for instance, the telephone is used, you speak, the phone…

    • 1902 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Shannon Weaver Model

    • 648 Words
    • 3 Pages

    The purpose of The Shannon weaver model is to identify the elements of communications that are important in every communication process and clarify there roles. These elements are : The information source: The first element is the source , it is the sender who have an idea or purpose for involving in the communication process. The transmitter: Each idea needs to be translated and then sent throw a signal that carries the message to deliver it to the destination. The signal: The signal carries…

    • 648 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Weaver Dial rode his first freight train in 1929 when he was 12 years of age with his friend Emmy. They left Seattle Washington at 11:00 and arrived at Auburn at 2:00. At this point, they left a eight hour trip over the Cascade Mountains. They rode in a cattle car that was filled with wooden blocks pulled by a steam engine that rolled coal. They traveled through a tunnel that trapped all the smoke in the cars that made the boys cough.…

    • 83 Words
    • 1 Page
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Better Essays

    Shannon and Weaver Model

    • 2580 Words
    • 11 Pages

    Communication in Project Management 1 Communication in Project Management Anita Mehta Communication in Project Management 2 Abstract As in any other discipline of business the importance of communication cannot be overemphasized in managing projects. Statistics show that seventy four percent of projects are unsuccessful. One of the many factors that contribute to the failure of these projects is poor or insufficient communication. By taking a closer look at the three main phases of projects…

    • 2580 Words
    • 11 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Chamber of Commerce officials confirmed the Citizen of the Year portrait of Judge Brenda Weaver was found outside near their office, after it was reported stolen on July 18. Weaver was recognized as the county’s citizen of the year in 2015 and honored with a painted portrait that hung in the chamber of commercer lobby with other paintings of recent winners. At its inception, the program used bronze busts to honor the recipients. A chamber official said the painting was destroyed after being left…

    • 191 Words
    • 1 Page
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    ---------------------- The Weavers Song 1)The song blames the weavers for their own plight because now they had to pay for their sins of gluttony. The weavers had spent their weaving days with riches abundant and sufficient work, but now that they were replaced by machines they had to bust their backs to scrape out a living like the rest of the common people. 2) The "commercial plan" and "political economy" is refering to the Industrial revolution. the weaver is the one who no one owns because…

    • 299 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    The poem, Carpet Weavers,Morocco by Carol Rumens is written in four stanzas each comprising three lines. There is no noticeable rhyme scheme. Vocabulary and sentence structure are relatively straightforward with every line except the final two end stopped. Themes of Social injustice/poverty, Childhood and Work run through this poem. There is an emphasis on colour in the first stanza. The bright colours of their dresses are contrasted with the black of their braids. Braids is interesting as it highlights…

    • 685 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays