Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Poster of the Week - The Other September 11th

Long Live Free Chile!
Third World Students Coalition
Offset, mid 1970s
Eugene, Oregon

On September 11, 1973 the democratically elected government of Chile, led by President Salvador Allende, was overthrown by a CIA- engineered coup.  Today is the 40th anniversary of that brutal coup in which thousands were tortured, murdered and disappeared under the U.S. backed dictatorship of Augosto Pinochet.  The dictatorship lasted 17 years. 

This poster shows President Richard Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger behind Chilean dictator Augosto Pinochet, while Vice-President Gerald Ford stands off to the side.  Kissinger was a key architect behind the Chilean coup. 

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