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As 9/11 of 2013 comes to an end, let's remember martyred Victor Jara, who was murdered forty years ago:

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  •  May he live in our memory. (7+ / 0-)

    Vive en memoria.

  •  I'm sorry, but it is not 911, it is 9/11. there (1+ / 0-)
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    is not a single date in history that is referred to in that way (911), nor should this one be.

    "Don't Bet Against Us" - President Barack Obama

    by MRA NY on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 05:17:31 PM PDT

  •  *sigh* (3+ / 0-)
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    blue91, cfk, cotterperson

    I was there. One friend walked down a bunch of stairs and then walked up to midtown. Saw him around noon: he made it. He didn't die.

    That was the thing, that day: OMG, you made it! You didn't die!

    Other friends...didn't make it.

    I don't want to talk about it. It's the twelfth anniversary.

    It still hurts.


    Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

    by Youffraita on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 05:43:45 PM PDT

  •  I read about this at Raw Story (4+ / 0-)

    “Victor and I listened together to Allende’s last speech,” Joan recalls. “Then we saw how one radio station after another replaced normal broadcasting with military marches and pronouncements.”

    Victor left Joan to join students defending the university. “I didn’t look at him leave. It didn’t seem important. I said goodbye in an ordinary way. That was the last I saw of him,” she says.

    Jara was among those rounded up by the military and taken to a stadium that had been turned into a makeshift prison camp. When Joan went to the British embassy for help, it was closed (though many other nations had opened their doors to asylum seekers). Victor managed to smuggle a message out of the stadium, telling Joan where he had last parked their car and saying that he loved her. That was the last she heard from him.


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    by cfk on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 07:12:00 PM PDT

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