Gracias a la vida

via Julian Saurin:

September 11th 1973

The CIA-backed coup led by the fascist Pinochet against Chilean democratic socialism fostered by Salvador Allende.

The anti-democratic forces of reaction and counter-revolution, conspiring with imperialism, struck with terror against Chilean and world democratic socialism. What ‘started’ on 9/11 1973 continues today across the world.

But we must act with the conviction that ‘el pueblo unido, jamas sera vencido’ [a united people will never be defeated].

To inspire – we need it – here’s Mercedes Sosa (Argentinian-Amerindian once-exiled legendary singer) singing Chilean songwriter Violeta Para’s “Gracias a la vida” (thanks for life). The most democratic and hopeful of songs


About angelajoya

Assistant Professor, Middle East Political Economy, at the University of Oregon. Currently writing on the Egyptian revolution and the Syrian crisis.
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