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  • CIA 1, HOLLYWOOD 0

    02/19/2004 11:56:57 PM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 187+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/20/04
    <p>February 20, 2004 -- Remember "Missing," the 1982 movie by left-wing director Costa-Gavras, which starred Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek? The hit film accused the U.S. government of complicity in the disappearance and murder of a young New Yorker in the days following the 1973 military coup that toppled Chile's Marxist president, Salvador Allende, from power.</p>
  • Chilean Film “No” Perpetuates Soviet Propaganda

    03/16/2013 8:58:15 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 16 replies
    Insight Sur ^ | March 4, 2013 | Insight Sur
    Chilean film “No” recently vaulted into international consciousness after winning the Art Cinema Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, for its depiction of a plebiscite in 1988, in which General Augusto Pinochet peacefully relinquished his power after 7 years and 6 months as President. The film generated a wave of international coverage, and brought the spotlight back to the administration of Pinochet, who passed away in 2006. Much of the focus of attention has placed more emphasis on his administration than the film itself. In 1976, the KGB approved “Operation TOUCAN,” as a propaganda initiative to capitalize on Pinochet’s...
  • Analysis of Allende remains confirms suicide verdict

    07/20/2011 5:51:22 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    France 24 ^ | 7/19/2011 | AFP
    An analysis of the exhumed remains of former Chilean president Salvador Allende has confirmed that he committed suicide during the September 1973 coup against his regime that brought General Augusto Pinochet to power. Experts studying the remains of Salvador Allende concluded the former president committed suicide as soldiers involved in a 1973 coup closed in on the presidential palace, the late leader's daughter said Tuesday. "The conclusion is the same one that the Allende family had already reached," said Senator Isabel Allende. "On September 11, 1973, faced with extreme circumstances, he made the decision to take his own life instead...
  • The Left's Big Lie On Allende

    07/21/2011 6:19:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 21, 2011 | Staff
    History: President Salvador Allende of Chile really did commit suicide in 1973, an inquest concluded on Tuesday. Now will the Left stop saying the U.S. and Chile's army did him in? Except perhaps for Che Guevara, no one has quite been the heroic totem to the global left than the late Marxist president of Chile, whose death in 1973 made him a martyr to socialism. Allende seemingly legitimized socialism as a democratically elected leader, the first Marxist who in 1970 didn't shoot his way to power.That gave the left hope for more. Elected with just 36% of the vote in...
  • Remains of Chile's Allende are exhumed to determine cause of death [during 1973 coup]

    05/23/2011 1:51:46 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 11 replies
    (English-language translation) The remains of former Chilean President Salvador Allende were exhumed on Monday to clarify whether he committed suicide, as the most accepted version affirms, or was executed during the coup that established Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship in 1973. The act, which was ordered by Judge Mario Carroza, took place in the Allende family mausoleum at the General Cemetery in Santiago as part of an investigation that opened in February when, after almost 38 years, the causes of death of the former socialist leader amid the bombardment of the Presidential Palace on September 11, 1973 are being sought. Upon their...
  • Marxist Mel's Martyrs

    07/07/2009 11:49:07 PM PDT · by FromLori · 1 replies · 339+ views
    Front Page ^ | 7/7/09
    During the 1970s and 1980s, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), then based in the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill, vigorously lobbied for Nicaragua's Sandinista regime, the Cuban-style Marxist regime that shot its way to power in 1979. Today, WOLA pretends it is concerned about the rule of law in Honduras after the Honduran Congress and Supreme Court supported removing the leftist president for defying its constitution. WOLA and Jim Wallis' publication Sojourners have teamed up to spin Honduras' defense of its democracy as another example of a U.S.-supported, imperialist military coup. The constitutional coup in Honduras was...
  • Alleged Pinochet victim turns up alive in Chile

    11/19/2008 9:04:56 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies · 551+ views
    AP ^ | Nov 18, 2008 | EDUARDO GALLARDO
    <p>SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The reappearance of a man who was officially dead has shaken and outraged some in Chile, a nation that mourns 1,196 other political prisoners who vanished in the hands of a military dictatorship.</p> <p>Human rights judge Carlos Gajardo said Tuesday he was questioning German Cofre, who turned up alive this month — and with a second family in Argentina.</p>
  • Before ’73 Coup, Chile Tried to Find the Right Software for Socialism

    03/28/2008 9:03:45 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 19 replies · 887+ views
    NEW YORK TIMES ^ | MARCH 28, 2008 | ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO
    THE NEW YORK TIMES March 28, 2008 Santiago Journal Before ’73 Coup, Chile Tried to Find the Right Software for Socialism By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO SANTIAGO, Chile — When military forces loyal to Gen. Augusto Pinochet staged a coup here in September 1973, they made a surprising discovery. Salvador Allende’s Socialist government had quietly embarked on a novel experiment to manage Chile’s economy using a clunky mainframe computer and a network of telex machines. The project, called Cybersyn, was the brainchild of A. Stafford Beer, a visionary Briton who employed his “cybernetic” concepts to help Mr. Allende find an alternative to...
  • Salvador Allende, KGB agent

    12/08/2007 12:08:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 63 replies · 165+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 19, 2005 | Herb Meyer
    <p>Salvador Allende Gossens of Chile was an icon of the American left, the first Marxist to assume office via the ballot box. The CIA has been blamed for his overthrow and death, further enhancing his cult standing in Cambridge, Berkeley, and Ann Arbor. Now, 35 years after his election, a book being published today in the U.K., The Mitrokhin Archive, Volume II: the KGB and the World, reveals that Allende was in fact a KGB asset, on the payroll. The London Sunday Times published a valuable summary yesterday.</p>
  • Two Dictators of Chile: Salvador Allende and Augusto Pinochet

    06/07/2007 3:55:08 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 327+ views
    Associated Content ^ | June 4, 2007 | G. Stolyarov II
    Two dictators, Salvador Allende and Augusto Pinochet, both brought tremendous suffering upon the Chilean people -- one through his socialist policies and nationalization of industry, and the other through systematic campaigns of terror.
  • Michelle Bachelet: a Pinochet-hating a Soviet apparatchik

    12/16/2006 12:46:46 PM PST · by lqclamar · 93 replies · 1,496+ views
    10/18/2006 | self
    Michelle Bachelet is the current commie president of Chile who made news all week by trashing Gen. Augusto Pinochet after he died. She adamantly refused to give state recognition for Pinochet's funeral, as is customary for former Chilean presidents when they die. Before his death Bachelet was one of the main driving forces attempting to get Pinochet prosecuted for "war crimes" against the dozens of Castro-backed marxist terror cells that he stamped out during his rule. At the funeral earlier this week Pinochet's grandson Augusto Pinochet Molina, a Chilean army captain, praised his grandfather's legacy. Bachelet retaliated against Molina for...
  • Allende: the untold story

    12/14/2006 8:02:01 AM PST · by 13Sisters76 · 19 replies · 1,427+ views
    Front Page ^ | Dec. 14, 2006 | Humberto Fontova
    Allende: The Untold Story By Humberto Fontova FrontPageMagazine.com | December 14, 2006 To read the mainstream media lately you'd think Augusto Pinochet's villainous henchmen, while twirling their pointy black moustaches and snickering maliciously, overthrew a Chilean "President" (Salvador Allende) somewhere on the order of Jimmy Carter. Then they lined up 3000 harmless sociology professors and innocent leftist parliamentarians and shot them, for the sheer heck of it. The real story, as you might imagine, is a tad more complicated—despite the media/academia Black Legend regarding Chile. Upon Stalin's death in 1953, Chilean Communists held a "Homage to Stalin" in Santiago's Baquedano...
  • A Dictator's Double Standard ( Pinochet versus Castro )

    12/12/2006 7:07:09 AM PST · by george76 · 36 replies · 1,117+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | December 12, 2006
    Pinochet tortured and murdered. His legacy is Latin America's most successful country. In the past 15 years, Chile's economy has grown at twice the regional average, and its poverty rate has been halved. It's leaving behind the developing world, where all of its neighbors remain mired. It also has a vibrant democracy... Like it or not, Mr. Pinochet had something to do with this success. To the dismay of every economic minister in Latin America, he introduced the free-market policies that produced the Chilean economic miracle -- and that not even Allende's socialist successors have dared reverse. He also accepted...
  • Remembering Anolther 9/11 [1973 Coup Ousted Chile's Red Regime]

    09/10/2006 6:45:29 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 5 replies · 1,036+ views
    Human Events | 9/15/2003 | James R. Whelan
    Remembering Another 9/11 Allende's 1973 Ouster Halted Communist Rule in Chile Henry Kissinger once quipped that Chile was a dagger pointed straight at the heart of Antarctica. That quip melted in the white heat of another 9/11--Sept. 11, 1973, when the Chilean military ousted from power the first Marxist-Leninist regime to reach power via the ballot box. The revolution that put an end to the government of Salvador Allende Gossens would become the most successful in the history of Latin America. It would also become the most reviled in the annals of Latin America. Since--by comparison with other major...
  • How 'weak' Allende was left out in the cold by the KGB (History)

    09/19/2005 11:18:54 AM PDT · by REactor · 19 replies · 707+ views
    The Times (London) ^ | September 19, 2005 | Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin
    In the second exclusive extract from The Mitrokhin Archive II, the historian Christopher Andrew and KGB defector Vasili Mitrokhin reveal how the Soviet Union influenced the rise and fall of the first democratically elected Marxist leaderBY FAR the most important of the KGB's contacts in South America was Salvador Allende Gossens (codenamed Leader by the KGB), whose election as President of Chile in 1970 was hailed as “a revolutionary blow to the imperialist system in Latin America”. Allende was the first Marxist anywhere in the world to win power through the ballot box. He was unlike any stereotype of a...
  • The Other September 11

    09/11/2005 2:51:54 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 11 replies · 454+ views
    brucelewis.com ^ | 2005.09.11 | B-Chan
    Thirty-one years ago today.How Pinochet Saved Chile From Communism
  • Was Salvador Allende a Racist?

    05/24/2005 6:58:40 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 5 replies · 300+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 05/24/05 | Jens Glüsing and Christian Habbe
    Was Salvador Allende a Racist? By Jens Glüsing and Christian Habbe A new book on Chilean President Salvador Allende is causing a stir by suggesting that the now-legendary icon of the left -- who killed himself during a 1973 putsch -- was both racist and anti-Semitic. His family and loyalists insist the book's author is committing a "gigantic fraud of history." AFP Less than a month before the fatal coup, Chilean President Salvador Allende stands next to General Augusto Pinochet, who overthrew him and set up a military dictatorship that lasted until 1990. The medical department's library at the university...
  • New book claims ex-Chilean leader Allende was anti-Semitic

    05/15/2005 2:07:36 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 293+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 14/05/2005 | Yossi Melman
    A new book published in Chile claims that Salvador Allende, the country's late Socialist president who ruled from 1970 to 1973 and who is widely thought of as a symbol of the left, was during his youth an anti-Semite. The author, Victor Farias, bases his claim on Allende's doctoral thesis, which he wrote in 1933 and the contents of which have been kept secret until the present day. "The Jews are characterized by certain types of crime: fraud, deceit, slander, and usury," Allende wrote in the thesis. "These facts lead one to assume that this race plays a role in...
  • AAR... Ward Churchill protest

    03/02/2005 12:15:34 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 30 replies · 3,156+ views
    We did it... We protested churchill. There was a collection of pro-Churchill moonbats that showed up, and we protested them as well.
  • More trouble for Ward Churchill

    02/27/2005 7:37:24 AM PST · by alienken · 95 replies · 4,406+ views
    TROUBLE SPEAK Ward Churchill copied 'original' art piece Takes a swing at TV reporter who confronted him -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 26, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com Professor Ward Churchill Adding to a growing list of allegations, controversial University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill appears to have violated copyright law by claiming a reknowned artist's work as his own. Churchill, whose integrity has been challenged since news broke earlier last month of his paper blaming victims of 9-11 for the attacks, made an Indian-theme serigraph in 1981 called "Winter Attack" and printed 150 copies. But one of the buyers,...
  • Churchill fatwah accuses CIA and FBI of terrorism and of being a secret police

    02/21/2005 10:58:56 AM PST · by Snapple · 26 replies · 1,707+ views
    Orlando Direct Action Homepage ^ | No date given | Ward Churchill
    Ward Hill as a member of the schismatic Boulder/Denver branch of AIM [American Indian Movement] as spent his whole life trashing the FBI and police. Here is what he said in his "Roosting Chickens" article. He is an anarchist who publishes his books through anarchist publishers. He wants to trash our law enforcement and intelligence organizations so that we will be destroyed. He doesn't want to make them better. He want the USA off the planet. He has often depicted the FBI and CIA as terrorist organizations.
  • Operation Infinite Freep... Ward Churchill coming to UW-Whitewater on March 1st

    02/10/2005 1:55:38 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 48 replies · 2,727+ views
    Ward Churchill is the professor from Colorado University who called the dead in the World Trade Center "Nazis" and also said that the US deserved 9/11, and that we should have not fought back. Prof Churchill may get fired from the University of Colorado-Bolder He may appear on March 1st, time pending, if the administration approves of it.
  • Venezuela 2005 or Chile 1970

    02/09/2005 12:15:47 PM PST · by ricardo illanes · 13 replies · 923+ views
    Ricardo Illanes
    Are we reliving Chile's history ? while we look at the events in Venezuela today. Or is it that we forgot our history, and we are ready to make the same mistakes all over again?
  • Anti-Pinochet bias on en.wikipedia

    12/25/2004 10:16:07 AM PST · by Critto · 31 replies · 1,089+ views
    25 December 2004 | Critto
    I'm an active participant in wikipedia. Generally, it's a wonderful project that allows people to share their knowledge and find some more. There are, however, things that make me feel disappointed and disgusted. The biggest problem there is bias. As there are many leftists out there, they tend to show the history in a way that is favorable to them. Not only that they write the biased articles, where all achievements of Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan (RIP) or Augusto Pinochet are belittled, and the alleged "achievements" of the socialist and communist governments are applauded; some of them also do make...
  • Chile Turns Against Once Untouchable Pinochet

    12/22/2004 11:10:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 620+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/22/04 | Ignacio Badal - Reuters
    SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chileans are turning more and more against ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet (news - web sites), making courts more likely to put the ailing retired general on trial for human rights abuses during his 1973-1990 regime, political scientists said. The Supreme Court will make a key ruling in the coming days over whether murder and kidnapping charges against Pinochet can proceed in a human rights case, a decision preceded by a string of court rulings against Pinochet this year. "Public opinion is more and more negative regarding Pinochet ... and that obviously influences the judges as they review...
  • The Other 9/11

    09/10/2004 8:22:38 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 15 replies · 800+ views
    BitPig Online ^ | 2004.09.10 | BitPig (B-Chan)
    What if terrorists took over your government? What if they confiscated your private property, stole your income, and invited foreign forces to enter your country? What if they instituted a revolutionary regime with its roots in a repressive and brutal foreign order, and in so doing mandated economic and social policies that were tearing the most sacred institutions of your nation apart? And, worst of all, what if these terrorists had been legally elected? As a man, as a soldier, as a patriot — what would you do? Thirty-one years ago, one man faced these choices. One man, one soldier,...
  • Kissinger and Chile The Myth That Will Not Die

    11/01/2003 6:27:48 AM PST · by Huber · 152 replies · 617+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | October 31, 2003 | By Mark Falcoff
    The 30th anniversary of the coup d'etat that deposed Chile's Marxist president Salvador Allende has come and gone, but not without a burst of accusations of American complicity with--if not responsibility for--that event. Even before the commemorations had gotten under way, Secretary of State Colin Powell took it upon himself to apologize for the U.S. role in Chile, though in terms so vague as to leave many wondering exactly what he was referring to. The fact that the coup itself took place on the very same date--September 11--that the World Trade Center was destroyed by a sensational terrorist attack in...
  • Myth of Allende obscures reality

    09/14/2003 3:09:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies · 648+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | September 14, 2003 | JAMES R. WHELAN
    On Sept. 13, 1970, The Herald's long-time Latin American editor, Don Bohning, rated Salvador Allende's electoral victory in Chile, nine days earlier, as the ''single most significant event in Latin America since Fidel Castro seized power more than a decade ago.'' The then-U.S. Ambassador, Edward M. Korry went further. In a confidential report to President Richard Nixon, he wrote: ``It will have the most profound effect on Latin America and beyond; we have suffered a grievous defeat.'' And, he added: ``It is a sad fact that Chile has taken the path to communism with only little more than a third...
  • Allende’s revolutionary dreams gain renewed presence

    09/13/2003 2:10:29 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 279+ views
    Granma ^ | September 12, 2003 | ELSON CONCEPCION PEREZ
    ”THERE is no better tribute to the 30th anniversary of his death in combat than that of the new era that is beginning to arise, in which the revolutionary dreams of Salvador Allende are gaining a renewed presence,” affirmed José Ramón Balaguer, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party, closing the national event in memory of the Chilean president at the hospital that bears his name in the capital’s Cerro municipality. He recounted the struggle of the man who won the elections as a candidate of the Chilean Popular Unity Party and proceeded to initiate “a unique...
  • What Really Happened In Chile 30 Years Ago

    09/12/2003 9:53:27 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 18 replies · 889+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, September 12, 2003 | JAMES R. WHELAN
    <p>Having recovered from the worst of his own socialist deliriums, George Orwell wrote, after viewing the carnage of the Civil War in Spain: "At an early age, I became aware that newspapers report no event correctly. But in Spain, I read for the first time articles which bore no relation to the facts, not even the relation implicit in an ordinary lie." Of no nation since would that doleful observation apply more keenly than to the Chile of Salvador Allende and of Augusto Pinochet.</p>
  • Allende-mania sweeps Chile for coup anniversary

    09/10/2003 11:50:00 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies · 489+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09 Sep 2003 | Louise Egan
    He has been dead for 30 years but Chile's former president, Salvador Allende, is still idolized and demonized in his country, three decades after the Sept. 11, 1973, coup that toppled him. The doctor who became the world's first democratically elected Marxist president is idolized by the left for his dream of a peaceful socialist revolution, cut short by Gen. Augusto Pinochet's brutal 17-year anti-communist crusade. Allende's horn-rimmed glasses and neat mustache have been omnipresent for weeks as an Allende-mad media has inundated Chileans with details about the charismatic, upper-middle-class orator who sent Cold War shivers through Washington. "Allende is...
  • Pinochets attack Allende tribute

    09/07/2003 11:55:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies · 400+ views
    BBC ^ | 8 September, 2003 | Clinton Porteous
    Allende's image appears everywhere The family of Augusto Pinochet has claimed that Chilean history is being distorted in the lead-up to the 30th anniversary of the nation's military coup. The general's daughter said her father was being falsely portrayed as a demon while Salvador Allende was being turned into a saint. Thousands of Chileans are paying tribute to the former socialist president, who died during the military coup of 11 September 1973. The image of the socialist president wearing horn-rimmed glasses appears everywhere from street posters to newspapers. 'Tense time' More than 45,000 people attended a tribute concert called "The...
  • 30 Years Later, a Coup's Scars Have Been Masked (Allende Good, Pinochet Bad)

    09/07/2003 11:05:21 PM PDT · by Recourse · 8 replies · 440+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 7, 2003 | Larry Rohter
    September 7, 2003 30 Years Later, a Coup's Scars Have Been Masked By LARRY ROHTER SANTIAGO, Chile — The first thing a visitor is likely to notice on entering La Moneda presidential palace here after a prolonged absence is that the bullet holes that once pockmarked the exterior have been plastered over. But while the visible scars of the coup that overthrew Salvador Allende Gossens on Sept. 11, 1973, and installed Gen. Augusto Pinochet may have finally been erased, the same cannot be said of the deeper, interior trauma that was inflicted. As it prepares to mark the coup's 30th...
  • Setting the Record Straight On Allende, Once More

    04/25/2003 8:39:19 AM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 65 replies · 1,761+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 25, 2003 | MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY
    <p>At 8:10 a.m. on Sept. 11, 1973 Chilean President Salvador Allende made a radio announcement that the Chilean navy had "isolated" the port city of Valparaíso against his command. Within a half-hour there came another broadcast, this one from inside the defense ministry building in Santiago but not from inside the government. It instructed Mr. Allende to hand over his office to Chile's Armed Forces and National Police which, it said were "united" to liberate the country.</p>
  • September 11, 1973--Chile's Red Regime Ousted in Coup

    09/11/2002 10:51:05 AM PDT · by Taft in '52 · 11 replies · 1,651+ views
    Radio Havana, Cuba ^ | September 12, 2001 | Radio Havana, Cuba
    Radio Havana, Cuba, September 12, 2001 CHILE REMEMBERS ALLENDE AND US TERRORISM DURING PINOCHET REGIME Santiago de Chile, September 12 (RHC)--Tuesday's terrorist attacks in the United States eclipsed activities in Chile on the 28th anniversary of the Pinochet coup, but participants in the solemn commemoration recalled Washington's role in the establishment of a terrorist regime in that nation. During the activities in memory of the dictatorship's victims, Chilean human rights activists expressed their condolences for the victims of the terrorist attacks, while pointing to the increasingly abundant evidence of the US government's direct involvement in the bloody, 1973 overthrow...