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

From: Mike Cole <lchcmike who-is-at>
Date: Tue Sep 11 2007 - 18:15:37 PDT

Que lastima

On 9/11/07, David Preiss <> wrote:
> Thanks, Mike, for sharing this. In Santiago this day was indeed a day of
> remembrance, but of violence and hate as well. Chile is not reconciled and
> the new divisions created by our rampant neoliberalism find a space for
> expression and catharsis in this memorial day. Paradoxical as it is, the
> socialist government has stopped many demonstrations in memory of Allende,
> since last year 9/11 violence went out of control and a bomb was thrown into
> La Moneda, the government's house. Paradoxical as it is, the democratic band
> is divided among the victims, which fell neglected by the lack of justice,
> and the government, which lead by a woman tortured under Pinochet, must
> confront the demands of small politics. Most important of all, this is our
> first 9/11 after Pinochet died. What is clear is that the memory of the pain
> he caused is alive and so it will be for many years to come,DP
> On Sep 11, 2007, at 5:18 PM, 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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