Chilean Pinochet dictatorship remembered in Britain


This video is called Uncovering Pinochet‘s Secret Death Camps.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Activists Mark 40 Years since Pinochet‘s Chile Military Coup

Saturday 7th September 2013

Chile solidarity campaigners in Sheffield are to stage events to mark the 40th anniversary of the United States-backed military coup in 1973.

Along with dozens of towns across Britain, Sheffield welcomed exiled Chilean left-wing activists after the coup which overthrew the elected government of Salvador Allende.

Leeds in West Yorkshire is still home not only to victims of the coup but to their children and grandchildren.

The anniversary will be marked on Sunday September 8 with a showing of the film The Spiral, which presents a step-by-step analysis of the rise of Mr Allende’s Popular Unity government and the US-backed campaign against it.

It takes place at The Showroom in Sheffield at 2pm. A vigil will take place at Sheffield Town Hall from 11.30am-1.30pm on September 11.

The wife and two daughters of 1973 coup victim Victor Jara have filed a lawsuit in a US federal court against a former Chilean army officer who they say killed him: here.

Award-winning Gaelic singer Maeve Mackinnon speaks to Chilean coup survivor Lucy Concha 40 years after the events which changed her life: here.

The most important anniversary of the year took place last month – the 40th anniversary of September 11 1973. The crushing of the democratic government of Chile by General Augusto Pinochet and US secretary of state Henry Kissinger: here.

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