Newsclick Production, September 26,2013
40 years back on September 11 in 1973, President Salvador Allende's government in Chile was overthrown in a military coup that was masterminded by the CIA. President Allende was killed and more than 40,000 people died in the brutal military regime led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Newsclick presents a brief roundup of the 40th anniversary of the Chilean coup.
Rebecca Solnit, Courtesy:tomdispatch.com, September 17,2013
I was electrified, and my own trajectory in life changed, by the antiwar movement of the 1960s and early 1970s. That experience, those years, mobilized me. They shocked me -- quite literally -- about what my country was capable of. They destroyed my rather idealistic urge to be a part of the government. I had long dreamed of becoming a diplomat, and at one point in the 1960s even applied for a job at the United States Information Agency. In the years when I was growing up, the thought that I should and could find some way to represent my country proudly to the world was a powerful and motivating one for me. In it lay a citizenly urge to serve. What I learned in the anti-Vietnam movement stripped me of that urge or, at least, of the urge to apply it to the U.S. government.
Fahim Zaman, dawn.com, May 19, 2011
The Abbottabad Operation not only ended the American quest for the most wanted fugitive in the world, it also exposed the ‘incompetence’ of Pakistan’s military establishment.
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, May 6, 2011
Osama – dead or live was the slogan of successive US Presidents.