Samstag, 30. Juli 2016

Solidarität mit Chile (Single, Eterna, 1973)

This single, released in 1973 on the Eterna label, was an expression of  East Germany's international solidarity with Chile, and its president, Salvador Allende.
The money gained by selling this single should help the people in Chile in their struggle towards democracy.
It features two live recordings form the "Festival Politische Lieder" at the 10th "World Festival of Youth and Students", 1973, in East Berlin.

Side 1: "Venceremos" (Inti Illimani)
Side 2: "El Pueblo Unido" (Quinteto Tiempo, Agitprop, Oktoberklub Berlin)

Solidarität mit Chile (Single, Eterna, 1973)
(320 kbps, front & back cover included)

This poster depicts Allende's famous last speech to the people of Chile from the balcony of the Palacio de la Moneda, the Presidential Palace in Santiago. He stood on the balcony as the FACH (Air Force of Chile) bombed the palace. He died in the palace, the cause of which is highly controversial. Some say Allende committed suicide by not leaving the palace when offered the chance to go into exile. Others say that he was murdered. Allende had chosen to stay in the palace and fight for his country as a soldier would.

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Feilimid O'Broin hat gesagt…
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Feilimid O'Broin hat gesagt…

I vividly remember the coup and place no credibility in the assertion that Allende was offered exile. Pinochet and the junta ruthlessly and murderously eliminated anyone suspected of being on the left and the murder via bomb of Orlando Letelier and Ronnie Moffit in Washington, D. C. by Pinochet's hirelings reflects how the junta dealt with the opposition in exile. I also do not believe that Allende committed suicide based on the ballistic reports from the attack on la Moneda, the presidential palace.

Chile suffered greatly for the crimes committed on September 11 and afterwards and in my opinion Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger should have been charged with war crimes for their complicity in the coup and the murders and oppression suffered by the Chilean people as well as their bombing of Laos and Cambodia. Ironically, the suppression of civil liberties in Chile after September 11 would be mirrored by the United States' suppression of civil liberties after September 11, 2001 via the oxymoronic Patriot Act and the expanded powers granted to the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. For me as an American, September 11 marks a date on which two national tragedies happened and in both cases democracy and human rights suffered grievously in the aftermath. Thank you for posting Allende's last words.

A democratically elected president was overthrown for dissenting from American foreign policy in South America giving the lie to the United States' alleged commitment to free and fair democratic elections for other nations. If one wants to read a fictional account of the period of hope in Chile after Allende's election, I recommend Ariel Dorfman's "Hard Rain" (Moros En La Costa) published in 1973 in English. What is profoundly sad is Dorfman's characters' foreboding that the brief period of elation felt by many after Allende's election would be crushed by the opposition.

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge with us. I really appreciate that... and good to see that you have found us again. Greetings!

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