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The original 9/11: on September 11, 1973, a U.S.-backed coup overthrows democratically elected socialist President Salvador Allende of Chile. Thousands are tortured, murdered, and disappeared in the ensuing 17 years of military dictatorship.
Today is the anniversary of the overthrow of Salvador Allende in Chile, back in 1973.
The coup by Pinochet - who knew he’d have the CIA’s blessing - came at the end of several years of psychological and economic warfare.
“Make the economy scream” - Nixon ordered the CIA
#OtD 11 Sep 1973 right-wing Gen Pinochet launched a coup against the elected left-wing government in Chile of Salvador Allende. Backed by the US and UK, Pinochet went on to torture, jail and kill 10,000s of working class activists #911anniversary #neverforget
On this day, 11 September, in 1973 Salvador Allende was ousted from office and killed in a US-backed coup d'état. Henry Kissinger was quoted as saying, 'The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves.’ https://newint.org/blog/2013/07/10/chiles-nine-eleven
On the anniversary of his death, we honour Salvador #Allende, the Chilean President. The legitimate President. He was a fighter for the rights of the poor. He was a principled man. He is an inspiration to us.
On this day in 1970 Salvador Allende became Chile's first Marxist president. He was later deposed and murdered by a CIA-backed fascist coup. Rest in power, comrade.
Salvador Allende’s last words to the nation, September 11, 1973. He was murdered soon after in a US backed coup that installed the brutal dictator Augusto Pinochet - thread
9/11/1973: The Chilean coup d'etat.
The United States worked via the CIA to assist overthrowing of Chile's socialist government of President Salvador Allende by General Pinochet, leading to repression and thousands of deaths. Most executed, died under torture or “disappeared.
On this day in 1973, a U.S. backed military coup in Chile topples the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende. The takeover gives rise to the murderous 17-year dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
I hope everyone takes some time today to remember a truly terrible passage from American history on this day years ago - the CIA backed fascist coup which ended in the overthrow and execution of democratically elected Chilean president Salvador Allende.
These are my last words, and I am certain that my sacrifice will not be in vain, I am certain that, at the very least, it will be a moral lesson that will punish felony, cowardice, and treason
Santiago de Chile, 11 September 1973
“Long live the workers! These are my last words. My sacrifice will not be in vain” – Salvador Allende, President of Chile, hours before his death #OnThisDay in 1973.
Thousands more socialists were murdered as a military junta took power, and decades of brutal dictatorship began.
Sep 11 1973 - A military coup in Chile led by General Pinochet & backed by USA leads to the overthrow of President Salvador Allende's leftwing government. Allende is killed. Pinochet's regime institutes mass repression & kills 1000s. https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/34348/40+years+since+the+coup+in+Chile:+lessons+to+learn
46 years ago, the U.S. backed a military coup in Chile that overthrew the democratically-elected socialist government of Salvador Allende and installed the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, who murdered and tortured tens of thousands of Chileans.
September 11th is a date emblazoned in the memory of South America. On that day in 1973, a fascist coup by the Chilean army, backed and fostered by the United States, deposed President Salvador Allende and proceeded to torture and murder anyone seen as a "subversive element"
46 años atrás, el 11 de septiembre de 1973, Chile ingresaba en su noche más oscura. El golpe de Pinochet fue el primer experimento neoliberal en nuestro continente.
Comparto un fragmento del extraordinario discurso de Salvador Allende en la Moneda defendiendo la democracia.
«Podrán avasallarnos pero no se detienen los procesos sociales. Ni con el crimen, ni con la fuerza»
Hace 46 años la dictadura fascista llegó a Chile, segando vidas y libertades durante 17 años. Salvador Allende fue asesinado. Su memoria permanece intacta.
Hoy recordamos a los luchadores, a los que creían en una revolución para un país más justo. Jamás serán olvidados y ese espíritu jamás se apagará
“La historia es nuestra y la hacen los pueblos”
Como hoy, 1973, Augusto Pinochet perpetró con la CIA el golpe de Estado que acabó con la vida del hermano Salvador Allende e instauró 17 años de sangrienta dictadura y represión al pueblo chileno. Así se extendía en América Latina el Plan Cóndor que empezó en #Bolivia en 1971.