On Tuesday, September 11, 1973, the democratically elected President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a coup d’état organised by the Chilean military and endorsed by the United States. A military junta led by General Augusto Pinochet took control of the government. Pinochet assumed power and ended Allende’s democratically elected Popular Unity government. The coup was characterized by brutal air raids and ground attacks on civilians. Pinochet’s military dictatorship ruled Chile until 1990 and was marked by severe human rights violations.
To remember what has come to be known as “The Other 9/11”, two torture victims will be joined by Chile expert, Peter Kornbluh, and others in an afternoon of sharing, including stories of the current political protests in Chile.
There is free parking in the Katzen Art Center across the street. For more information contact Marcy Fink, 202-885-1551.
Co-sponsors: Institute for Policy Studies, Torture Abolition & Survivors Support Coalition, Peace Park, Villa Grimaldi – Santiago, Latin American Solidarity Coalition, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, Guatemala Human Rights Coalition, 9/11 Truth.org (Metro Area), Committee In Solidarity With the People of El Salvador (CISPES).