Discussion on "The Other 9/11 – 40 years later: Memory, Resistance, and Democratization"November 5, 2013
On November 7, The Office of the Provost, the College of Liberal Arts, RGRLL, Latin American Studies, and Communication Studies will host a roundtable discussion titled “The Other 9/11 – 40 years later: Memory, Resistance, and Democratization” at CSULB in MM 100. The discussion is organized in coordination with a two-day conference at UCLA on November 8 and 9.
The conference is devoted to the 40th annual commemoration of the coup in Chile. The large conference is a product of collaboration among faculty from UCI, UCLA, USC, UCD, CSDH, CSULA & CSULB. Presenters include Cath Collins (University of Ulster), Peter Kornbluh (National Security Archives), Dr. José Quiroga (Program for Torture Victims), and Lautaro Galleguillos (CSULB).
September 11, 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the violent overthrow of Chile’s democratically elected Socialist president, Salvador Allende, and the onset of a 17-year military dictatorship under General Augusto Pinochet. September 11, 1973 became a watershed in global cold war politics. For many, it signified the tragic end, or impossibility, of a democratic socialist society. Since Chile’s return to democracy in 1990, much of Pinochet’s neoliberal model has remained intact, generating extraordinary inequalities despite continued economic growth and political pluralism. Recently, massive social movements have erupted across Chile, condemning worsening disparities and intensified state violence. Students at the University of Chile have been on strike for almost a year and Mapuche activists have sustained hunger strikes and other protests against the usurpation of indigenous rights and land by the logging industry.