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

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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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