Cybersocialism: Project Cybersyn & The CIA Coup in Chile (Full Documentary)


by Kivi



Any description here must be prefaced by gratitude to the couple hundred people that made this project possible. I hope it lives up to the vision I presented to you all, those months ago.

If you want to see content like this show up online, it needs your support. I have gained some experience these past 4 months, particularly that big projects are a bad idea for small channels. Unfortunately I am yet beholden to a shadowy algorithmic god who does not reward production value or effort, only the frequency of uploads. You can help by either buying a ticket to the bonus content, or by sharing it around if that isn’t viable, and maybe then I can do more like this in the future. There are already a bunch of videos of the creation process on Patreon.

We have some follow-up content on the Plasticpills podcast. Here is the first episode on a series about Cybernetics and Systems Theory, and here is a link to the companion episode for this documentary:
The public podcast can be found wherever you get podcasts (PlasticPills – Philosophy & Critical Theory). All exclusive episodes are up on Patreon.

Translations by/traducido al español por Carlos Salinas, Traductor de la Universidad de La Serena, Chile; contact for ESP/ENG (

Works Cited

If you are looking for a reading list, start with Eden Medina’s “Cybernetic Revolutionaries,” which is the definitive study of the Cybersyn project. (Maybe you can find it at your local indie bookstore? Ha. Maybe Barnes & Noble is a less exploitative employer? Ha. Here’s the Amazon link but if you’re moral you’ll wait till the revolution to order it):

If you are led to believe this is all propagating conspiracy theory, here is official, mostly unredacted US Senate Committee Report from the mid 1970s:

Stafford Beer’s “Brain of the Firm” explains in detail the application of viable systems theory to organizations, and in it, Beer offers his reflections on Project Cybersyn post-hoc:

Other sources cited include:
“The Pinochet File” by Peter Kornbluh (
“Chile 1973: The Other 9/11” by David Francois (

“Successful Neoliberalism?” by Ashley Davis-Hamel, paywalled by an academic conglomerate here:

0:00 Intro
7:51 Cybernetics
12:04 The Designers of Cybersyn
20:11 Project Cybersyn
28:08 The Empire Strikes Back
46:57 The October Strike
50:22 Democracy Dies in Chile



Related Posts

Follow Us



Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

Inside The Virgin Hyperloop |  Hyperloop one | future  transport

Inside The Virgin Hyperloop | Hyperloop one | future transport

Virgin Hyperloop promises a future with transport pods zooming through tubes at hundreds of miles per hour. To get there, it's built a prototype in a Nevada desert. Virgin Hyperloop's Devloop prototype stretches across more than 500 yards in a Nevada desert. The...



Innovation never sleeps! There are many new boats, yachts, and personal watercraft currently in development with unique features that are sure to catch the eye of boating enthusiasts everywhere. Let's check out this list of the 10 most innovative boats in development!...