Nae Pasaran: How Scots Workers Supported the People of Chile

Nae Pasaran is a film about something that took place over 40 years ago, 1974, in Scotland when a group of East Kilbride factory workers refused to work on Rolls Royce engines used in planes of the Chilean Dictator Pinochet.

You can read more about that by clicking on this link: Nae Pasaran 

A small thing in the great scheme of protests but which had an incredible impact: the Butterfly Effect.

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In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state.


Refusing to support the docking of a Russian state owned tanker in Flotta, Orkney may be a small thing – but so was refusing to work on Rolls Royce engines.

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Fiona Grahame

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  1. An outstanding film – seen it twice, and worth every minute. I’m wondering whether the workers at Flotta will be able to stand up to the Russian tanker when it arrives?

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