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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

The forgotten 9/11

"I sing because my guitar has both feeling and reason ... My guitar is not for the rich" sang folk singer Victor Jara. He was arrested on 12 September 1973, tortured and finally murdered on 15 September by the Chilean junta, a fate shared by thousands of his fellow citizens.

Today is the 40th anniversary of the Western-backed military coup d'état that overthrew Salvador Allende's democratically-elected government; the junta's leader, General Pinochet, was great friends with Margaret Thatcher, who had him around for tea on several occasions.

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