Lee Heidhues 9.11.2022
In further remembrance of September 11, 1973.
I am reblogging the Post of 2.16.2021
As a young reporter in the early 1970’s I was News Editor of the Black Community newspaper The Sun Reporter.
Several months prior to the Coupd’etat the Publisher Carlton B. Goodlett traveled to Chile and met with Salvador Allende.
When he returned we ran a detailed report along with photos
Regrettably I do not still have the report.
On September 11, 1973 I was shocked and horrified to learn of the violent Coupd’etat which toppled the democratically elected Socialist President of Chile.
But not surprised since the Nixon Administration was out to get Allende from the day he took office in Fall 1970.
While the American public is justifiably fixated on the upcoming Impeachment Trial of Trump following the abortive Coup D’Etat on January 6, 2021 there was another Coup. This one successful. The American government was deeply involved in its implementation, execution and creation of the Fascist government which violently seized power on 9.11.1973.
Perhaps the most visual memory of this period is the 1982 Academy Award winning film by the Greek director Costa Gavras. It recounts the disappareance and murder by Chilean authorities of Charles Horman, an American journalist who was traveling in Chile with his wife. Those ultimately responsibile for this crime have, nearly 50 years later, never been brought to justice.
The Costa Gavras film puts a human face to a terrible political murder. The American government, having help foment the Coup, is just as responsible as the Pinochet government.
A detailed Wikipedia link to the murder of Charles…
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