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Neoliberalism's starting gun went off on 1973, when a US- and UK-backed fascist military deposed Salvador Allende, the incredibly popular, democratically elected president of Chile. 1/

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@asadabukhalil  Let’s see. Didn’t the US (help) unseat Evo Morales, Dilma Rousseff, (Manuel Zelaya and Fernando Lugo too?), and most certainly Salvador Allende? Tried in vain to unseat Fidel and Chavez - failed utterly. None of the above were originally seated by the US. @KhaledBeydoun 

Jan 8: day each yr IsabelAllende starts a new book. Her first (brilliant) was TheHouseOfTheSpirits (written in exile after her cousin, Chilean pres. Salvador Allende, died in a coup). In it, Esteban Trueba foments a coup, and is surprised when it doesn't follow his bullet points.

#ThisWeekInHistory : Howard Hughes piloted the Hughes H-4 Hercules on its only flight (11/2/1947); Salvador Allende was inaugurated as president of Chile (11/3/1970).

Nearly fifty years after Salvador Allende was ousted in a US-backed coup d’état, Chileans have voted by 79 per cent to rewrite the country's Augusto Pinochet-era constitution

Sixteen police officers and two civilians were wounded in clashes that erupted after ceremonies commemorating the 47th anniversary of the coup d'etat that overthrew Chile's leftist government of Salvador Allende

On this day in 1973, the elected government of Chile was overthrown in a military coup and salvador allende'>President Salvador Allende killed

Today marks 50 years since SalvadorAllende's election in Chile. "Allende's revolution … was the attempt to put the resources of the country and the future of the country to the hands of the majority," says author Ariel Dorfman, former adviser to Allende.

Ariel Dorfman, who was an adviser to Salvador Allende’s government in Chile, reflects on his election as a socialist president 50 years ago this week. Allende sought to center "everyday men and women who built the country," Dorfman says.

50 years ago today, socialist Salvador Allende was elected president of Chile. The revolution aimed to put resources back "into the hands of the majority," says Ariel Dorfman, who was an adviser to Allende's government. "It was a wonderful experiment."

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Today we celebrate that 49 years ago, Salvador Allende won the elections as a Parliament member of Chile, in 1969. Allende's legacy continues to inspire activists all around Latin America.

Salvador Allende, Latin America's first elected Marxist leader, was born on this day in 1908. His govt was overthrown in a U.S. backed coup.

"History is ours, and people make history." Salvador Allende Chile - 1973 #OnThisDay  #SalvadorAllende  #AllendeVive  #Chile 

Today marks 45 years since a CIA-backed military coup in Chile ousted democratically-elected salvador allende'>President Salvador Allende and installed brutal dictator Augusto Pinochet. We look back today on the U.S. role in the coup:

Today we recognize another deadly September 11 that was not an attack against but by the United States; the 1973 coup against Chile's socialist president Salvador Allende. We remember its victims and the ideals they stood for.

Today we remember Salvador Allende, Latin America's first elected Marxist leader, who was born on this day in 1908.

November 4, 1970: Salvador Allende, the first Latin American Socialist President takes office, posing a threat to U.S. influence.

There was another deadly #9 /11 that was not an attack against but by the U.S: the 1973 coup against Chile's president Salvador Allende.

Here's what the grandson of Chile's Salvador Allende had to say about war criminal Henry Kissinger.

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