Re: [xmca] Fwd: Chile, September 11, 1973. Please take a moment to remember.

From: Michael Boatright <michaelboatright who-is-at>
Date: Tue Sep 11 2007 - 16:54:30 PDT

As a cogent aside, the graphic selected for the edition I have of Jack
London's THE IRON HEEL, which appeared in 1908, consists of a large, black
boot stepping on a political poster of Salvador Allende which reads "Viva
Allende" across the top. Even more interesting is the frequency with which
this novel goes in and out of print. Current available editions of the
novel are published by the relatively obscure publishing company of Lawrence
Hill Books. See attached image.


On 9/11/07, Mike Cole <> wrote:
> A non-poetical rememberance of Sept 11 34 years ago, from a relative of
> mine.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Sasha Cole <>
> Date: Sep 11, 2007 12:21 PM
> Subject: Chile, September 11, 1973. Please take a moment to remember.
> Please excuse me for the mass mailing as well as the lack of elegance in
> my
> writing. I hope that the message is important enough for you to overlook
> that.
> Today is the anniversary of the U.S-sponsored military Coup d'Etat in
> Chile
> that overthrew the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende.
> The coup marked the overthrow of democracy in Latin America's longest
> standing democratic country and would eventually sink Chile into 17 years
> of
> brutal dictatorship. During the first days of the coup, the national
> football stadium was turned into a concentration camp where more than
> 40,000
> Chileans (and a few foreign nationals) were held, tortured, and sometimes
> executed. During the first months of the coup up to 3,000 (of a population
> around 10 million) were killed, countless more imprisoned and tortured,
> and
> many, many more 'disappeared'. Many others were driven from their homeland
> and forced to take refuge in foreign countries.
> I would like express my sorrow and shame for the cynical and
> unconscionable
> actions of my government in planning and helping to execute the coup in
> Chile, as well as others -- in Guatemala, in Iran, in the Congo, so many
> other countries. It seems important to remember that 28 years before the
> attacks on the twin towers, the United States had already made September
> 11th an infamous day.
> When we talk of terror, we should remember the terror unleashed by
> Pinochet,
> Kissinger, and their associates on this day.
> Sasha Cole.
> If you would like to add something to this note, or change it or pass on,
> please do
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