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