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

From: deborah downing-wilson <ddowningw who-is-at gmail.com>
Date: Tue Sep 11 2007 - 17:04:59 PDT

Thanks, Sasha. We needed that.


On 9/11/07, Mike Cole <lchcmike@gmail.com> wrote:
> A non-poetical rememberance of Sept 11 34 years ago, from a relative of
> mine.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Sasha Cole < sashacole510@gmail.com>
> 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

Deborah Downing Wilson
Laboratory for Comparative Human Cognition
University of California San Diego
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Received on Tue Sep 11 17:07 PDT 2007

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