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The New York Times reports that Eight Are Charged With Chilean Singer’s 1973 Murder After Military Coup SANTIAGO, Chile — Eight retired army officers were charged on Friday with the murder of a ...
by BOHICA
Comment Count 96 comments on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 06:04 AM PST with 153 Recommends
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. One of the crown jewels of civilization. That's the third time I've said that now. The funny thing is, ...
by Dumbo
Comment Count 33 comments on Fri Dec 09, 2011 at 12:21 AM PST with 39 Recommends
Today millions of Americans will pause from their barbecues and family gatherings to remember the American heroes who fought and died in the service of their country. This is altogether fitting, for ...
by JackMcCullough
Comment Count 18 comments on Mon May 27, 2013 at 06:24 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is the highlight of my year. I go to four to six films a day for the ten days of the festival. Every year I want to diary the best films, but I am so ...
by geomoo
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Jan 31, 2011 at 01:01 AM PST with 24 Recommends
DISCLOSURE: This is a repeat of a diary I wrote last year at this time. I am republishing it today because I think that it's important that we understand history and its effects, whether it be our ...
by TigerMom
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 05:36 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
The hypocrisy of the modern Republican Party never ceases to amaze me. The Republican Party leadership is, and always will be the party of the mighty Greenback. Despite this they try to lecture all ...
by RDemocrat
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu Jul 31, 2008 at 07:34 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
Going all the way back to the 70s and maybe earlier Plan Condor was brewing in South America. There have been documents found under FOIAs tying the USA and our CIA while run by Bush 1. The storys ...
by SmileySam
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Dec 24, 2007 at 06:51 PM PST with 23 Recommends
Imagine you're being tortured, held captive by your own government, brutalized by soldiers wearing the flag of your own country. In that hell, a priest arrives offering solace. There'
by kidneystones
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Oct 11, 2007 at 07:52 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
Today, September 11th marks an anniversary of terrorism and mindless violence perpetrated against a largely innocent population. But it’s not only the twin towers attacks in New York city that ...
by DelicateMonster
Comment Count 23 comments on Sat Sep 11, 2010 at 10:33 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Many people are familiar with the fact that 9/11 is a date of great sadness not just for the people of the United States. It was on September 11th, 1973 a military junta funded and supported by US ...
by EdieMeowgwick
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 12:15 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
A Guardian writer does a nice job of calling out the Wall St. Journal. Wall Street Journal says Egypt needs a Pinochet – can it get away with that? On Friday, the Wall Street Journal published ...
by Richard Lyon
Comment Count 27 comments on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 10:42 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Thinking of pardoning Ted Stevens? Dick Cheney? Tom Delay? John Yoo? Yourself? Well on behalf of the winners of yesterday's election, I can promise there will be consequences. First, your library.
by California Joe
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Nov 05, 2008 at 02:23 AM PST with 16 Recommends
Chile held a runoff presidential election yesterday. Have you heard? The electorate, either through ignorance or historical shortsightedness, ...
by metiche
Comment Count 22 comments on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 12:13 PM PST with 15 Recommends
David Brooks' eulogy for Margaret Thatcher today reveals a lot more about Brooks than it does about Thatcher. Brooks exhibits many of the qualities that have made him the quintessential pompous ...
by Upper West
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 11:17 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
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by 6dbl5321
Comment Count 105 comments on Sun Dec 28, 2008 at 03:18 PM PST with 10 Recommends
I worked 3 blocks from the World Trade Center, and was there that day when downtown workers in NYC got terrified we were next when the towers roared and crumbled as we waited in lobbies to be told ...
by MillieNeon
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Sep 14, 2014 at 08:23 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
It's hard not to view this as a coup of the right, however you slice it. ...
by rhetoricus
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 01:12 PM PST with 5 Recommends
"Peace was not made for the sake of Justice but Justice demanded for the ...
by Danish Brethren
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 03:02 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
L et’s start at the beginning: Salvadore Allende is making his farewell radio address to Chile. In the background, you can hear the sounds of guns firing. It’s September 11, 1973. Elements of ...
by Shef
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 06:54 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Fox News thinks so...
by greenpunx
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 01:50 PM PDT with 2 Recommends