The Revolutionary Committees or COMIREV is the fictional revolutionary political organization of which the protagonists are a part and that represents the resistance struggle against the Chilean Civic-Military Dictatorship in the 1973-1990 period.
COMIREV Militants: These are all the people who make up COMIREV formally, and that according to their functions and military-political instruction are distributed in the different structures of the organization, these being the Central Committee and the Local Committees.
Collaborators: Also known as “Helpers” are civilians who, without being militants of the organization, collaborate anonymously in clandestine tasks such as liaisons, liars, mailbox operators, telephone mailbox operators, facilitating houses or meeting places for members of Clandestine Committees or inform these and misinform agents of the regime. In dictatorship they make up a large part of the organization’s base.
Central Committee: The Central Committee is the supreme structure of the organization composed of its top leaders, who have political and military instruction in urban guerrilla and counterintelligence. The Central Committee determines and approves the strategy of the organization that is then executed vertically by the Local Committees. These general strategic lines that all militants must comply with are called “Periods”, some being: Freezing, Clandestinity, Armed Propaganda or Exile.
Local Committees: The Local Committees were the structures of the organization that executed the strategies defined by the Central Committee before the Military Coup. These committees were made up of a chief, a deputy chief and in charge of bases composed of five to ten militants. Each of these bases works directly on the ground either in a union, a factory, a land take or a population, through logistics, militia, anti-coup or tasks through political or cultural work. In this way local committees with their bosses, managers and militant bases can be composed of 50 to 200 people.