Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Another 9/11 - but in Chile

REMEMBERING SALVADOR ALLENDE, AND CHILE's own 9/11

When the new generations hear the words "September 11" they think about the attack on the twin towers in New York.

But there was another September 11 as painful -if not more- for Latin Americans...

Here goes my little homage to a man who valued and kept his words till the end. A man betrayed by power-hungry criminals because the Empire up North wanted to prevent him setting a "bad example" on the region.





















Last words of Salvador Allende (Spanish):

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[English translation here]

Some related reading... :

CIA acknowledges involvement in Allende's overthrow, Pinochet's rise
http://archives.cnn.com/2000/WORLD/americas/09/19/us.cia.chile.ap/

Herald Tribune: Former aide links Pinochet and son to drug trade
http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/07/11/news/chile.php

CHILE 1964: CIA COVERT SUPPORT IN FREI ELECTION DETAILED
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20040925/index.htm

Colin Powell: U.S. "not proud" of 1973 covert action in Chile
http://www.fas.org/irp/news/2003/02/dos022003.html

Riggs bank hid Pinochet's fortune
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50222-2004Jul14.html

Tinker Bell, Pinochet and the Fairy Tale Miracle of Chile - Greg Palast
http://www.gregpalast.com/tinker-bell-pinochet-and-the-fairy-tale-miracle-of-chile-2/

Chile's privatization failures
http://www.tcf.org/list.asp?type=NC&pubid=962

The fall of a myth - Chile reforms its privatized Education and Social Security systems [Spanish]
http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache:IKZMLcmjmhoJ:www.cep.cl/Cenda/Cen_Documentos/Pub_MR/Libros/Libro_2006/Libro_2006.doc+chile+cuenta+secreta+pinochet+barings&hl=es&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=ar

The Case Against Pinochet
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB125/index2.htm

New Evidence: U.S. OK'd Argentina's 'Dirty War'
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/1204-01.htm














"-This is admiral Caravajal, ¡I want to speak to the President!

-This is the president speaking
After a few moment, the president's voice
lashed out like a whip:

-¡What do you think, you sh*tty traitors!... ¡Take your plane up your ass!... ¡You're speaking to the President of the country. And the president, elected by the people, does not surrender!

--Salvador Allende, under siege by the military coup, in La Moneda presidental palace, Sept. 11, 1973


[From "Salvador Allende: how the white house caused his death"].
[Published by El Ateneo. ISBN 950-02-7452-3]
















"History is not stopped by repression or crime. This is a stage that will be overcome. This is a hard and difficult moment: it is possible they will crush us. But tomorrow will belong to the people, will belong to the workers. Humanity advances to conquer a better life."

-Salvador Allende's last words message, from La Moneda, Sep-11-1973

(full translation at "Allende's Last Words")

1 comment:

Frank.Sugar&Spice said...

Growing up in the States during this time I always hated my country's involvement (or creation of) in this mess. Also, there are so few American citizens who even have a clue as to what happened under the approval of our government. Their uniforms look so Nazi.

Great post Fernando