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    Default Chile begins first official investigation into 1973 death of Salvador Allende

    Many years later the first official enquiry begins. The most widely accepted explanation of his death is that he committed suicide as the Presidential Palace was being bombed. The alternative is that he was killed by the soldiers loyal to the army coup.
    Another 721 cases of human rights violations between 1973 and 1990 will also be investigated.
    http://news.oneindia.in/2011/01/28/c...e-aid0127.html
    http://www.elpais.com/articulo/inter...pepuint_12/Tes

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    I wonder will the CIA's role in the coup be included in the Terms of Reference?

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    The film "Missing" is a good way of getting an idea what happened, viewed from a radical US perspective:-

    http://www.politicalworld.org/showth...ighlight=Chile

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    I remember seeing the Presidential Palace on fire on T.V. C.I.A. were lurking around!

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    Salvador Allende's body to be exhumed for forensic tests​

    Nearly 38 years after President Salvador Allende died in a military coup and became a Cold War martyr of the international left, his body is being exhumed Monday in an exercise that even now is fraught with political overtones.

    The hope is that forensics can solve an enduring mystery: whether Chile’s socialist leader committed suicide or was murdered by the troops who mounted Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s ferocious attack on the presidential palace.

    With the Allende family’s blessing, Judge Mario Carroza has convened a panel of top forensic experts, seven Chileans and five foreigners. He also seeks evidence that could support charges of crimes against humanity in the killing of hundreds of people who were tortured and disappeared in the days after the Sept. 11, 1973, coup, including many who shared Allende’s last stand.


    Allende's coffin being removed from the family crypt
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    So it was suicide then, eh?
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    Such an investigation is not before its time.

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    This article by Ralph Miliband in 1973 hits the nail on the head. The class war is ongoing as a war by the ruling class against the working class. In Chile, this took its most 'hands on' form, the use of the army to massacre workers and leftists. There have been many such coups post WW2, and many more 'soft' coups ( e.g. insertion of the likes of Tony Blair into office) and even the removal of Harold Wilson. Trying to prevent this by conciliation or negotiation is doomed to failure: active defence by workers and the left is needed, as well as dismantling the conservative State forces.

    https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/09/chile-coup-santiago-allende-social-democracy-september-11/

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    Ralph Miliband was a prominent Marxist sociologist and the author of numerous books on socialism and politics, including Parliamentary Socialism and The State in Capitalist Society. The following essay appeared in the 1973 edition of Socialist Register.


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    Default Re: Chile begins first official investigation into 1973 death of Salvador Allende

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    This article by Ralph Miliband in 1973 hits the nail on the head. The class war is ongoing as a war by the ruling class against the working class. In Chile, this took its most 'hands on' form, the use of the army to massacre workers and leftists. There have been many such coups post WW2, and many more 'soft' coups ( e.g. insertion of the likes of Tony Blair into office) and even the removal of Harold Wilson. Trying to prevent this by conciliation or negotiation is doomed to failure: active defence by workers and the left is needed, as well as dismantling the conservative State forces.

    https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/09/chile-coup-santiago-allende-social-democracy-september-11/

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    Ralph Miliband was a prominent Marxist sociologist and the author of numerous books on socialism and politics, including Parliamentary Socialism and The State in Capitalist Society. The following essay appeared in the 1973 edition of Socialist Register.


    According to some sources, the removal of Wilson was a right wing coup d'etat.
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