Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Where were you?

Today marks an anniversary. Where were you on September 11, 1973? That's when the US military and CIA overthrew the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende in Chile, which resulted in a coup and military dictatorship. Estimates of the numbers of people killed during the ensuing reign of terror range from 2,700 to 3,000 people. Hundreds of thousands were arrested, many were tortured.

Many years later, something else happened on that day in New York City. The numbers of dead were roughly the same.

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