Events Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Coup in Chile

01 စက်တင်ဘာလ 2003

Events around the world commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Coup in Chile.

TNI and the Pinochet precedent



September 9, 2003
Institute for Policy Studies
Chile's 9/11: In Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Military Coup in Chile
Movie and Brown Bag Discussion
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Event is Free

On September 11, 1973, the Chilean military, led by General Augusto Pinochet, overthrew the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende in a violent coup.  During Pinochet's subsequent 17-year dictatorship, more than 3,000 people were murdered and disappeared, tens of thousands of were arrested and tortured, and hundreds of thousands fled into exile.

Nearly three decades later, thanks to the persistence of lawyers, victims' groups and human rights advocates around the world, General Pinochet was arrested in London pending extradition to Spain on charges of crimes against humanity, terrorism, and genocide.  Although the former dictator was ultimately released on highly contested "humanitarian grounds", he was met in his home country of Chile by hundreds of other legal cases filed against him and a newly revived public debate about human rights abuses committed during the dictatorship. 

On Tuesday, September 9th, the Institute for Policy Studies will show the movie The Pinochet Caseat a brown bag lunch event.  This documentary, released in 2001 and directed by Patricio Guzmán (director of The Battle for Chile and Chile, Obstinate Memory), traces the struggle to bring the former Chilean dictator to justice. 

The movie will be introduced by two Americans who lived in Chile under the Allende government and during the coup.  Joe Eldridge:  Currently the chaplain at American University, Mr. Eldridge was working in Chile at the time of the coup.  He returned to the United States to fight the Pinochet dictatorship and expose US involvement in the coup as the director of the Washington Office on Latin America.  Carolyne Wright:  Visiting Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the College of Wooster, Ms. Wright was in Allende's Chile on a Fulbright-Hayes Study Grant.  She is the author of many books of poetry, including Seasons of Mangoes and Brainfire.  Winner of the American Book Award, the volume is an "evocation and poetic documentary" of her time in Allende's Chile and other travels through Latin America.  After the showing of the film, Stacie Jonas, director of the Institute for Policy Studies' campaign to bring Pinochet to justice will be available to answer questions about the Pinochet case and other recent developments in the struggle against impunity in Latin America.

For more information:  Stacie Jonas, 202-234-9382, ext. 258;

September 10, 2003
CHILE: A 30th Anniversary Event
5:30 to 8pm
The Stewart Mott House
122 Maryland Ave., NE (Across from the US Supreme Court building) Washington, DC

Please join the National Security Archive, the Institute for Policy Studies and distinguished guests to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the coup in Chile-to remember the past and pay tribute to Pinochet's victims, and celebrate 30 years of human rights work, as well as the publication of Peter
Kornbluh's book, The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability.

September 21, 2003
Sheridan Circle Memorial Service
Organized by the Institute for Policy Studies
10:00 a.m., Sheridan Circle, 23rd and Massachusetts Ave. NW
In honor of IPS colleagues Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt, killed by a car bomb set by secret police agents of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet on September 21, 1976 at Sheridan Circle in Washington, DC.  Speakers include: Marie Dennis, Mark Schneider, Fabiola Letelier, Saul Landau, Gavin Weiss, and others.  For more information:,

September 23, 2003
27th annual Letelier-Moffitt Memorial Human Rights Awards
The Institute for Policy Studies invites you to celebrate the legacy of
Orlando Letelier & Ronni Karpen Moffitt
Tuesday, September 23, 2003
The Organization of American States
6 pm Reception / 7 pm Dinner and Human Rights Program

International Award Recipient: Nancy Sanchez Mendez
Presented by Jan Schakowsky, United States Representative

Domestic Award Recipient: CASA de Maryland
Presented by Harry Belafonte

Special Recognition Award: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil*
Presented by John Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO
*in absentia

With special musical performance by Isabel Aldunate in remembrance of the
30th anniversary of the military coup in Chile

For tickets or information visit
<> or call 202-234-9382

Forty years ago, the Institute for Policy Studies opened its doors with the belief that progressive thought, advocacy, and action can build a better society. Thirty years ago, on September 11, 1973, Chile's democratically elected government, led by President Salvador Allende, was overthrown by a military coup. These two histories became inextricably linked on September 21, 1976, when agents of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet detonated a car bomb that killed former Chilean diplomat and director of the Institute's Transnational Institute, Orlando Letelier, and IPS development associate, Ronni Karpen Moffitt, in Washington, DC.

Each year since the murders, the Institute for Policy Studies has honored these fallen colleagues while celebrating new heroes of the human rights movement from the United States and elsewhere in the Americas with the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards.



September 11, 2003
BERKELEY: Septiembre en la Memoria, 30 years of the Chilean 9/11. La Peña & the Chilean community commemorate 30 years of the Chilean 9/11 and pay tribute to Orlando
Letelier. Music & dance by Grupo Raiz & Araucaria, plus a sample reel of "Special Circumstances," a documentary in progress by Marianne Teleki. The program will close with a presentation on the significance of the two 9/11s with poet & artist and son of Orlando, Francisco Letelier and prominent author Michael Parenti. In a major terrorist attack on US soil, on Sept. 21, 1976, the exiled Chilean diplomat and critic of the CIA-backed Pinochet regime in Chile Orlando Letelier was assassinated in Washington DC by a team of Chileans, a CIA Agent, & Cuban-exiles.  Tonight will honor Orlando Letelier who was killed in this terrorist attack sponsored by the US and Chile's Pinochet governments. 7:30 pm $12. This benefit program is part of La Peña's Community Hall of Fame, homage to our beloved ones. La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley.

September 12, 2003
Chile: Promise of Freedom
For more information: Claude Marks, Nina Serrano (415) 863-9977,

The Freedom Archives will celebrate the release of their new audio documentary CD, Chile: Promise of Freedom, on September 12 at La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley (La Pena is at 3105 Shattuck Ave., 3 blocks from the Ashby BART station). The documentary commemorates and reflects upon the 30th anniversary of the bloody Chilean coup of September 11, 1973-sometimes called the other September 11. The documentary will be aired on more than 200 radio stations globally and features Isabel Allende, Ariel Dorfman, Isabel Letelier and others. Their stories and historical audio document events from the rise of the democratically elected Allende government, to the coup by the Chilean military backed by Nixon, Kissinger, and the CIA, to the disappeared, and today's emerging democratic process and pursuit of human rights cases.

Featured at the September 12th cultural event will be held will be San Francisco Poet Laureate Janice Mirikitani, and American Book Award winner, Alejandro Murguia. Music will be provided by Trio Laminate, singing songs by legendary composers such as: Violeta Parra, known as the mother of the New Latin American music movement, Victor Jara, whose image graces the La Peña front mural and Carlos Puebla, the Cuban troubadour.

Aldo Cabello will give a brief report on the state of the human rights cases against Pinochet-era criminals accused of torture, murder, and disappearance, focusing on the upcoming case in Florida, Cabello vs Fernandez-Larios. Former Chilean General Fernandez-Larios is implicated in the infamous Caravan of Deathand the Washington DC assassination on Embassy Row of Orlando Letelier and his American assistant, Bonnie Karpen Moffitt in the 1970s. Fernandez-Larios is now comfortably retired in Foster City, California. The exhumed bodies from the Caravan of Death involved more than 70 people discovered in a mass grave.

No host bar and Chilean snacks available. Tickets are $10 to $20 dollars, sliding scale - no one turned away.

September 14, 2003
Writing Empowerment Project Presents: Poets For Peace and Social Justice:
Remembering Chile;
Featuring: María Guardado, Jesús Sepúlveda and Jocelyn Wilkinson
Followed by an open mike. Produced by Francisco Letelier and Emma Rosenthal
WHEN: Sunday September 14, 2003 7:30 pm ADMISSION: $5.00  WHERE: Workmans Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd.  Los Angeles, CA (4 blocks south of Pico)  MORE INFO: 626-713-1928; 818-404-5784

September/October 2003
Theater & Lobby: Quique Cruz's Archeology of Memory, an exhibit exploring the idea of pain and beauty, and how a group of friends (poets, painters, musicians) formerly detained in Pinochet's infamous torture center "Villa Grimaldi" have continued producing art. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, Ford Foundation, and the Chilean art foundation FONDART. Reception September 27 @ 6:30pm WHERE: La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

September/October 2003
Cafe: Victor Jara Exhibit.  A photo exhibit about the Chilean songwriter killed during the military coup in 1973 and whose image is highlighted in La Peña's mural. La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

October 18, 2003
The Words. The Music. The Magic. A Tribute To Pablo Neruda. An evening of poetry readings, music and a special preview from an upcoming documentary on his life and work - a film that celebrates the Pablo Neruda Centennial. 7pm $15 La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Avenue,  Berkeley.


September 10-11, 2003
The Center for Latin American Studies; University of Miami presents
The Other September 11th
A Symposium on the 30th Anniversary of the Military Coup in Chile
This two day event will be held on Wednesday, September 10th at the Storer Auditorium from 6 to 9 PM. The second part will take place on Thursday, September 11th at the Learning Center (LC) room 170, from 5 to 8 PM.
For more information, please contact the Center for Latin American Studies via
telephone at (305)284-1854 or via e-mail at


September 19-20, 2003
CHICAGO:  The Latino Cultural Center of UIC and the Permanent Committee for Chile have organized events for September 19th and 20th in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the military coup in Chile, and the death of Salvador Allende. On Friday September 19th at 6:30 PM at UIC we will have the opening of a photography exhibition in memory of Salvador Allende, and at 7:00 PM the projection of the documentary "Estadio Nacional", where hundreds of people were assassinated in 1973. We will have directly from Chile the film director Carmen Luz Parot. On Saturday 20th at 6:30 PM we will have a panel discussion with: Joyce Horman (Charles Horman's widow. Horman was assassinated in the National Stadium in the aftermath of the coup. This is the subject of the film "Missing") Mireya Garcia (Vice-president of the Relatives of Disappeared Political Prisoners Association,  AFDD-Chile) Adam Schesch (Historian from Madison, Wisconsin, a survivor of the National Stadium, who lived in Chile from 1970 to 1973)  We will have live music with groups and individuals, Chilean wine, Chilean empanadas, etc.

For more info, contact: Mario Venegas,, tel: (847)328 6263, y or Latino Cultural Center of UIC, (312)996 3095.


September, 12, 2003
BALTIMORE:  On Fri., Sept. 12, the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee will remember the 30th anniversary of the CIA-organized coup in Chile [9-11-73] by showing the video THE PINOCHET CASE at 7:30 PM at AFSC, 4806 York Road. This film by Patricio Guzmán investigates the legal origins of the case in Spain - where it began two years before Pinochet's arrest. THE PINOCHET CASE explores how a small group of people in Madrid laid the groundwork for this incredible feat - catching a dictator 25 years after his rise to power.  Doors open 7 PM, but please NOTE THE VIDEO WILL START PROMPTLY at 7:30 PM. Discussion follows. There is no charge, and refreshments will be available. FOR MORE INFO: Call 410-323-7200 or email


September 10, 2003
4:30-6:30 pm; The Blinder Center for Latin American Studies, Room 9205, 365 5th Ave. corner of 34th St.

On the thirtieth anniversary of the coup that began the regime of General Augusto Pinochet in Chile (1973-1990), this session will examine the legacies of military rule for Chile and other countries, with a view towards understanding the contemporary role of Latin American militaries and how memory affects public policies and political behavior. 

Participants:  John Dinges, Columbia University; Author of The Condor Years: How Pinochet and His Allies Brought Terrorism to Three Continents. New Press, 2004; Katherine Roberts Hite, Vassar College; Author of When the Romance Ended: Leaders of the Chilean Left, 1968-1998. Columbia University Press, 2000; Peter Winn, Tufts University; Author of Weavers of Revolution: The Yarur Workers and Chile's Road to Socialism. Oxford University Press, 1989.

September 13-14 2003
NEW YORK CITY Tributes to Salvador Allende in New York
"History cannot be detained neither by repression nor by death" September 11, 1973
Saturday , September 13, 2003 - Main Event, 6:30 PM; Location: International Action Center and Answer; Address: 39 West 14th St. NYC, Second Floor, room 206 between 5th and 6th Ave.  Invited guests: James Petras, intellectual revolutionary of the USA, Ramsey Clark, former attorney general of the USA; Family members of Rodrigo Rojas Denegri, Orlando Letelier, Ronni Moffitt, Frank Teruggi, Charles Horman, Boris Weisfeiler, the Chilean exiles and ex political prisoners Nieves Ayress, Marcelo Venega, (youth  group), Victor Toro Ramirez and Margot Olavarria. Cultural performance- Chilean-Latin American Folk music by Luisa Ankamil and the Condor Pasa Group), food (empanadas, Chilean wine and other goodies.)   September 14, 2003, A popular mass in honor of those fallen in the struggle in Chile to take place at San Romero Church to be conducted by Father Luis Barrios and other community leaders.  Time: 1:30 PM Address: 2410 Amsterdam Ave. 4th floor, between 179 St. and 180 St.   Sponsors: Coalition the Struggle continues, International Action Center, Venezuelan Solidarity Network, Movement La Peña de Bronx, Trabajadoras por la Paz. MORE INFO: (718)292-61-37, 402-9411, LAPENA2000@AOL.COM

October 10-12, 2003
Democracy in Latin America 30 Years After Chile's 9/11
University at Albany State University of New York
Speakers include:  Fabiola Letelier (keynote), Peter Kornbluh, Steve Volk, Marjorie Agosin, Veronica Schild.  16 additional panels and more than 80 paper presentations.  Concert, film showing The Pinochet Case, and theater presentation of "Amigas".
For more information, contact: Fernando Leiva,, (518) 442- 4891
For full schedule, see:


November 5-8, 2003
EUGENE:  Democracy and Human Rights in Latin America: Lessons from the Past and Prospects for the Future (30 years after September 11th, 1973)
University of Oregon; Eugene, OR
Keynote speaker: Peter Kornbluh, National Security Archive; Other speakers include: Chilean journalist Patricia Verdugo, Chilean writer Pedro Lemebel, Chilean psychologist Elizabeth Lira, Chilean actor  Nelson Villagra and many others. The conference will include a photo and posters exhibit, a bilingual poetry reading and a Peña. There will be a special panel recognizing the contribution to the solidarity movement with Latin American by organizations in the Northwest region of the US.  For more information, contact: Leonardo Garcia Pabón, Chair, UO Latin American Studies Committee,


September 10, 17, & 24, 2003
PHILADELPHIA: To mark the 30th anniversary (Sept 11, 1973) of the coup d'etat that overthrew the elected Chilean government of Salvador Allende:  Free Screenings of the three parts of Patricio Guzmán's The Battle of Chile.  WHERE:  Class of 55 Conference Room 2nd floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; 34th & Walnut Streets, Philadelphia.  Discussions to follow.  FOR MORE INFO: call (215)898-4325 or 898-9919.  Presented by the University of Pennsylvania Library and the program in Latin American and Latino Studies.

Part One: The Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie (96 minutes)
Wednesday, September 10, 2003 @ 7 p.m.

Part Two: The Coup d'Etat (88 minutes)
Wednesday, September 17, 2003 @ 7 p.m.

Part Three: The Power of the People (88 minutes)
Wednesday, September 24, 2003 @ 7 p.m.

September 11-14, 2003
Philadelphia Social Forum & Moonstone Present: To Promote Democracy
September 11, 2003 is the 30th Anniversary of the Assassination of Salvador Allende
September 10 to 14, 2003 is the Fifth Ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization.  In memory of Salvador Allende and all of those who have died fighting for freedom and democracy, we look at the role of the United States in Latin America with films, lectures, music, a Conference and readings from the literature of liberation and resistance. All events are Free. Please join us!  More info on daily movie showings, panels, readings, other events:,; 215-735-9600


September 11, 2003
DALLAS: September 11 is an anniversary of infamy not only to the United States, but also to Chile, which suffered a US-sponsored coup thirty years ago, on 9/11/1973. Join the Dallas Peace Center for a showing of a video on the US role in Chile in 1973. Videos will include THE BATTLE OF CHILE (Part 2): The Coup d'Etat.  WHEN: September 11, 2003 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  WHERE:  Magnolia Theatre; 3699 McKinney Ave, Dallas.  FOR MORE INFO:  Call 214-823-7793 for ticket details.


For extensive lists of events taking place in Belgium, France, Spain, UK, The Netherlands and other European countries, go to: The events below are a sampling sent directly to Pinochet Watch.


September 11, 2003
"Kissinger Out" ( is preparing a judicial dossier/complaint to be filed to the ethic's committee of the International Olympic Committee on 9/11 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Coup d'Etat in Chile and to call upon the IOC to kick Kissinger out (KO!). Similar demands will be addressed to the Nobel Prize Committee (also in honor of the 30th anniversary) and the UNESCO Peace prize jury, where Dr. Kissinger is President, in the course of the next year.

Amid a growing legal and moral movement to hold Kissinger accountable, Kissinger Out ­ K.O.! is a coordinated coalition of human rights groups that provides institutions holding Kissinger in esteem with more complete information in the hope of inspiring them to reconsider their positive posture toward him.


September 11, 2003
An Evening Of Music, Poetry And Song Featuring: Cormac Breathnach, Donal O'Kelly, Michael D. Higgins, Tomas McSimoin, Joan Mc Dermot , Hada To Hada, Tommy Sands, Jayro González, Eric Fleming WHEN: Thursday 11th September 2003;  WHERE: The National Concert Hall, Dublin
HOW MUCH: €25 and €15.; TICKETS FROM: The National Concert Hall Ph: 01 417 0077.  For more information, contact The Latin America Solidarity Center at 01 676 0435, or go to:


September 9, 2003
Chile: 30 Years of Impunity?  8:00 p.m., Latijns Amerika Centrum, Nieuwe Herengracht 29 Ámsterdam.  Chilean lawyer Hugo Gutierrez will give a talk on Human Rights in Chile in the context of the past 30 years.  Special attention will be given to the recent human proposal of the Lagos government and reparations by the Chilean government to victims of repression.  Discussion; historic audio and visual materials will be incorporated in the event.  9:00 p.m., Nederland 3, Andere Tijden program dedicated to what happened in Chile on September 11, 1973 and the consequences of human rights violations on Chilean society today.  For more information:, or call 020-6229781.

September 10, 2003
4 p.m. INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL STUDIES, THE HAGUE An open lecture (English) with Roger Burbach, author of The Pinochet Affair, in the Small Aula at the Institute for Social Studies, Kortenaerkade 12, 2518 AX The Hague. For more information, please contact Eric Ross at 070-4260596 or Antoinella Sorrentino at 070-4260460

September 11, 2003:
8 p.m. ABC TREEHOUSE, AMSTERDAM A public book launch and talk (English) for the book The Pinochet Affair by Roger Burbach.  Organized by the Transnational Institute at the ABC Treehouse, Voetboogstraat 11, Amsterdam. For more information, please contact TNI at 020-6626608.

September 11, 2003:
7:30 p.m. With Allende in our minds and hearts Where: Salvador Allende Monument on Salvador Allendelaan Avenue; Slotervaart, Ámsterdam. What: Music, poetry, speakers.  Organized by Communist Party of Chile, Sponsored by Comité Chili 1973-2003, Fundación Mapuche Folil, E.M.L.A, Comité Holandés de Solidaridad por la Libertad de los Prisioneros Políticos en Chile, Fundación Pablo Neruda. For more information:, or call 020-6229781.

September 12, 2003
Presentation of the book The Pinochet Affair by Roger Burbach and discussion
Speakers: Roger Burbach and Kees Biekart; Poster exhibit from old Chili Komité Nederland (CKN)
Music and open bar.  In Spanish and English.  WHERE: Latijns Amerika Centrum, Nieuwe Herengracht 29 Amsterdam.  WHEN: 8:00 p.m.  MORE INFO: Pablo, 020-6626608 / 020-6229781  Organizers:  Transnational Institute (TNI) and Comité Chili 1973-2003

September 13, 2003
For Truth and Justice; Acto Ecuménico a 30 años de Golpe de Estado en Chile
Homage to the victims of the dictatorship, for truth and justice, and against human rights violations today.  Participants:  Huub Oosterhuis, Theo Beusink, Harry Smit y Arianne van Andel.  Music: Alturas, Winanda del Sur, Chiligroep Bollenstreek. Chilean empanadas and wine. WHERE: Lugar: Tichelse Kerk, Lijnbaansgracht 48, Amsterdam.  WHEN:  3:00 p.m.  MORE INFO: 020-5229781  Organizers: Comité Chili 1973-2003

September 19, 2003
Night of Documentaries:  Chile 30 Years After the Coup
8 p.m.:  Volver a Vernos (2002 . 81 min.) by Paula Rodríguez.  The film documents the testimony of three representatives of the generation that grew up during the Pinochet dictatorship, "The Children of Pinochet," the generation to which the director Paula Rodriguez belongs. 10:00 p.m.: El Caso Pinochet(2001 . 110 min.) by Patricio Guzmán. Testimony and stories about the detention of Pinochet in London.  Spanish with English subtitles.  Speaker:  Hector Lopez.  Cost:. 5; WHERE: Filmhuis Cavia, Van Hallstraat 52 I, Amsterdam; MORE INFO: 020-6811419 . 020-6229781; Organizers: Comité Chili 1973-2003

September 20, 2003
The Power of Solidarity/ De Kracht van de Solidariteit
4 p.m.  15 Chilean photographers show their works done during the dictatorship.  With the participation of Hector Lopez.  Video documentaries on Chile and Argentina, Music by Verónica Castro & Jacqueline Castro, Yarpuy, la Vigilia, Winanda del Sur, Amanecer, Guadalupe Urbina.  Campaign presentation by Juan Gelman (Uruguay).  7:00 p.m. Roundtable with guests and interviews.  WHERE: Paradiso (kleine zaal), Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam; Cost:. 5 (includes concert ticket in benefit of flood victims in Santa Fe, Argentina); MORE INFO: 020-6229781 Organizers: Comité Chili 1973-2003, H.I.J.O.S Nederland, Comité Santa Fé, Campaña Juan Gelman Uruguay. For more information:, or call 020-6229781.

September 5, 2003
Friday, Sept. 5, 8:30 p.m., at the Teatro Municipal LA FABRICA, Perillo - Oleiros.
Presentation of Book of Poems HACIENDO MEMORIA.  Author: Iván Contreras Flores (1951 - 1973), assassinated on the night of September 11, 1973 in the city of Chillán, Chile.  SPEAKERS: José María Kaideda, Painter and poet.  Xulio López Valcárcel, poet. CONFERENCE TO RECOVER MEMORY.  Professor: Víctor Espinoza Cuevas, Secretario Ejecutivo de la Corporación de Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos del Pueblo "CODEPU" - Event organizers:  Ayuntamiento de Oleiroscon la Cooperación del Cosal - A Coruña. 

September 9, 2003
Inti-Illimani Concert, Teatro Novedades de Barcelona
10 p.m. C/ Casp ,1 Barcelona; Tickets on sale at Telentradas de Caixa Catalunya: 902 10 12 12; Prices: Platea : 25 €   -  Anfitreatro: 15€  -   Segundo Anfitreatro : 10€

September 11, 2003
WHEN:  September 11, 7:00 P.M.  WHERE:  anfiteatro de la Casa de América de Madrid
"Cuando septiembre se llama Allende" es el título del acto solemne que se va a realizar el próximo 11 de septiembre, a las 19horas, en el anfiteatro de la Casa de América de Madrid, para render homenaje al líder político chileno Salvador Allende, en el 30º Aniversario de su muerte.  Importantes personalidades españolas de la vida política, social y cultural van a reflexionar sobre su ideario, "a
treinta años de distancia", en un acto organizado por la AsociaciónPro Memoria de Salvador Allende, de Madrid.

En el acto se entregarán folletos con significativas frases extraídas de discursos del desaparecido Presidente chileno, un recordatorio del cardiólogo Oscar Soto, médico personal de Allende que permaneció junto a él en La Moneda hasta los últimos momentos de su vida, y una profunda reflexión de José Saramago, Premio Nobel de Literatura.

Los oradores del  acto serán Carlos Berzosa, Rector de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid; José Bono, Presidente de la Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla-La Mancha;  Carlos Castresana,
fiscal; Juan Genovés, pintor; Joaquín Leguina, escritor y diputado; Raúl Morodó, profesor universitario y diplomático; Rosa Regás, escritora; y Alberto Ruiz Gallardón, Alcalde de Madrid.  Moderará el acto el doctor Oscar Soto y saludará a los asistentes la abogada Victoria Benado, Presidenta de la Asociación Pro Memoria de Salvador Allende, de Madrid.  Actuarán los cantautores Amancio Prada y José Antonio Labordeta.

En el trigésimo aniversario de la muerte de Salvador Allende, numerosas personalidades de la sociedad española han inscrito su  nombre en un Comité de Honor que se adhiere a este homenaje. Entre ellas el Premio Nobel José Saramago, el ex-Vicepresidente del Gobierno Alfonso Guerra, el ex-Director General de la UNESCO Federico Mayor Zaragoza, el abogado Joan Garcés, el poeta Marcos Ana, el histórico sindicalista Marcelino Camacho, el científico y escritor José Luis Sampedro, el cantautor Amancio Prada, los rectores universitarios Carlos Berzosa y Gregorio Peces-Barba,... jueces, fiscales, periodistas, literatos, políticos, catedráticos, científicos...hasta llegar al medio centenar de personalidades, integran este Comité de Honor.


September 7, 2003
11:00 a.m. (London time) BBC Scotland program about the boycott of the Rolls Royce Engines there the make of engine which were used to bomb the Moneda Palace).  Available on-line.

September 10, 2003
The Other 9/11 - An Archive Special; Wednesday 10 September 6.10  NFT2
To mark the 30th anniversary of the violent military overthrow of the democratically elected Allende government by General Pinochet in Chile on September 11th 1974 and to celebrate the acquisition of the unique ETV (Educational and Television Films) collection by the bfi National Film and Television Archive, we present two key works made by ETV on the 'other 9/11'. Compañero: Victor Jara of Chile (UK 1977/Dir Martin Smith, 55 mins) charts the turbulent life of the folk singer and theatre director; Message from Chile (UK-Chile/Dir Shelagh Brady, 20 mins) presents the testimony of two victims of the junta. The screening will be presented by Stanley Forman, founder of ETV.  For more info:

September 19, 2003
Event at the Barbican: Joan Jara will be "in conversation" with Robin Denselow at 5.30pm on Friday 19 September.   Hope to see you there.


Websites with info on 30th anniversary events:,,,; Events for "Chile Programa Cultural 30 Años Allende Vive":

Memory and Hope: 30 años
(translation of the following into English by

Organizers: Carmen Garreton, Coordinator; Maria Eugenia Rojas, Representative of Human Rights NGOs; Amnesty International Chile; Center for Mental Health and Human Rights (CINTRAS); Corporation for the Promotion and Defense of the Rights of the People (CODEPU); Christian Churches Social Assistance Foundation (FASIC); Documentation and Archival Foundation of the Vicaria of Solidarity; Foundation for Protection of Children Harmed by States of Emergency (PIDEE); Latin American Institute for Mental Health and Human Rights (ILAS); Peace and Justice Service (SERPAJ)

The 30th anniversary of the Military Coup prompts us to focus attention on Chile's pressing need as a nation to reconstruct collective memory of that period of our history by weaving together the fragments each of us preserves and remembers from our personal lives, involvement, and pain. With this objective in mind, the historic human rights institutions have come together to organize a series of commemorative activities, entitled "Memoria y Esperanza," which will be held from August 19 to mid-October at the Salvador Allende Solidarity Museum in Santiago, Chile. The program reflects a specific facet of the history of those years, and pays tribute to the victims. It also hopes to contribute to the process of reconstructing a society on the foundation of a culture that respects human rights.  MORE INFO: E-mail:

The following events are all held at the Salvador Allende Solidarity Museum, 360 Herrera Street-corner of Compania


August 19 - October 15:  Exhibit: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Tuesday - Sunday; Salvador Allende Solidarity Museum 360 Herrera Street (corner of Compania)


September 9, 6:30; 11 de September: Mis recuerdos 30 años después;Moderator: Veronica Ahumada

September 16, 6:30; Isla Dawson; Moderator: Miguel Lawner

September 23, 6:30 horas; Mi vida de preso político: Los campos de detención; Moderator: Fernando Villagran

September 25, 6:30 horas; El asilo contra la opresion; Moderator: Juanita Rojas

September 30, 6:30; Compromiso con la humanidad: Labor de los organismos de DDHH; Moderator: Maria Eugenia Camus

October 2, 6:30; Juicios en tiempos de guerra; Moderator: Roberto Garreton

October 7, 6:30; Soy sobreviviente: Vivencias en cárceles secretas; Moderator: Margarita Romero

October 9, 6:30; Taller de salud mental; Moderator: Paz Rojas

October 14, 6:30; Así recuperamos la democracia: Organizaciones de "Hecho" Moderator: Estela Ortiz


September 6, 12:00; Book launch: "Imagenes 1978-1994" by photographer Alvaro Hope

September 12, 7:00; Tribute to Victor Jara

September 13, 7:00; Play: La condicion humana; by Mateo Iribarren

September 26, 7:00; Rock Concert

October 3, 7:00; Conjunto Cuncumen

October 10, 7:00; Rock Concert


EVENTS SPONSORED BY "OFF THE RECORD" Antonia Lope de Bello 0155; Fono 777 77 10 - Bellavista
Tertulias del ciclo: "30 años en nuestra historia"
Conducidas por el periodista Fernando Villagrán
Lunes, 20:00 horas

September 8:  La defensa histórica de los derechos humanos. Invitado: abogado Roberto Garretón.
September 15: "El caso Pinochet"; Exhibición de documental de Patricio Guzmán; Invitados: senador Jaime Gazmuri y vicepresidenta de Agrupación de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos, Mireya García.
September 22:  "30 años: Neruda y Allende"; Invitados: escritores Volodia Teitelboim y José Miguel Varas.
September 29:  "Los héroes están fatigados"; Exhibición de documental Invitado: Director del film Marco Enríquez.


September 5-6
Concert at National Stadium El Sueno Existe
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Sept. 5 performers include: Los Prisioneros, Daniela Mercury, Gilberto Gil, Samuel Roza (Skank), Quilapayún Shalil Shankar, León Gieco, Victor Heredia, Daniel Viglietti, Arak Pacha, Vicente Feliú & Gerardo Alfonso, Julieta Venegas, Tiro de Gracia, Mauricio Redolés, Kike Neira Patricio Manns, Sonora de Tommy Rey.  Sept. 6 performers include: Silvio Rodriguez, Pedro Aznar, Congreso, Sol y Lluvia, Los Bunkers, Isabel y Tita Parra, Gerardo Alfonso, Vicente Feliú, Chancho en Piedra, Javiera y los Imposibles, Los Miserables, Santiago del Nuevo Extremo, Schwenke & Nilo, Tati Penna, Cesar Isella Salvador Negro Ojeda, Petinellis

September 6
11 a.m., Inauguration of Salvador Allende Room in Biblioteca Nacional

September 6-14
JORNADA MAGALLANES, DERECHOS HUMANOS Y DEMOCRACIA, 30 AÑOS DESPUES.  Punta Arenas:  6 al 14 de septiembre, 2003  Agrupación Cultural y de DDHH Orlando Letelier y  Schedule of events:

September 10-11
Chilean Government sponsored events including re-opening of the Morande 80 door of La Moneda. 

September 12-13: Concert at Chile Stadium, Stadium to be officially renamed "Victor Jara Stadium."  For more information, go to the Victor Jara Foundation website at:



September 10
Los departamentos de Derechos Humanos y de Economía y Política  Internacional del Centro Cultural de la Cooperación, invitan a ud. a la charla-debate:   "A 30 AÑOS DEL GOLPE EN CHILE: UNA HERENCIA QUE NO DESAPARECE"
Disertantes:  Dr. Alberto Perdoncini,abogado- Fanny Edelman,miembro del PC- Stella Calloni, periodista-Gino Straforini, miembro del Mopassol-Daniel Campione, miembro del departamento de Historia del CCC. Coordina: Fabiana Rousseaux ;10 de Septiembre-20 hs.;Centro Cultural de la Cooperación-  Av. Corrientes 1543-  Sala González Tuñón-  1er. piso

Below are highlights of events being held in Mexico in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Chilean coup.  For more event information, write to:  30añ or

September 4, a las 20.30 horas, en el Auditorio Nacional, recital "CON ALLENDE EN LA MEMORIA", con la participación del QUILAPAYUN, INTIILLIMANI E ILLAPU. Cabe mencionar que es la primera vez que se reúnen los tres conjuntos y el evento contará también con videos alusivos a la Unidad Popular y Salvador Allende, la dictadura y la democracia

September 6: JORNADAS TESTIMONIALES, en el Zócalo de la Ciudad de México, de 10.00 a 18.00 horas, donde se exhibirán videos sobre los derechos humanos pisoteados por la dictadura, los campos de concentración, tortura,así como posters, películas, discos y artesanías que se trabajaron en esos recintos de detención, periódicos de la época y muchos otros documentos. Javier Vargas organizará un campeonato de ajedrez, para niños.

September 7:  12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. "Jornadas Testimoniales", en el Zocalo de la Ciudad de México, consistiendo en el montaje de una expocisión sobre testimonios gráficos de la violación de los derechos humanos, la solidaridad internacional, y la lucha del pueblo chileno por la democracia y la libertad.  Actuará el grupo Qulapayun

September 8-13: Cabildo cultural de chilenos en México, organizado por el Taller de Creadores Chileno Méxicanos, en la Casa de la Cultura, que se desarrollará en la delegación política de Tlalpan, D.F., con exhibición de carteles, mesas redondas, exposición de pintura, libros, poesía, marcha del silencio y un evento musical homenaje a Victor Jara.

Mesa redonda y jornadas testimoniales en la Sede Acatlán de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, organizada por los Maestros Olga Illanes y Miguel Escobar.

September 11:   A.- En la mañana, en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, hora a determinar, ACTO SOLEMNE, donde esperamos contar con la presencia del Rector, Dr. Ramón de la Fuente y donde se procederá a informar sobre la creación de la cátedra universitaria "MEDICINA SOCIAL Y SALUD PUBLICA, DR. SALVADOR ALLENDE". B.- ACTO SOLEMNE de homenaje a Salvador Allende y al 11 de septiembre, en el SENADO MEXICANO, hora a determinar. c.- ACTO POLITICO UNITARIO, en el auditorio Torres Bodet, del Museo de Antropología e Historia, aproximadamente a las 19.00 horas, donde participarán destacados representantes de Chile, Latinoamérica y México.

September 14:  VERBENA POPULAR , donde participarán conjuntos de teatro, exhibición de pintura, poesía y otras muchas actividades,  en el Monumento a la Madre, Sullivan e Insurgentes, de 12.00 horas en adelante, organizada por GRUPOS ARTISTICOS, LITERARIOS Y DE TEATRO MEXICANOS.


September 11, 2003
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A concert/festival in Managua. A large-screen video of Victor Jara himself singing "Plegaria", "Te Recuerdo Amanda", etc. and speaking about the new song movement. Lots of local musicians and dancers participating. Videos will also be shown on the Free Trade Area of the Americas, Water Privatization, etc. Primary organizers: Movimiento Cultural Victor Jara and others.  The event will travel to Leon, Nicaragua on September 12 and to Estelí, Nicaragua on September 13th.

Also on September 11th, the launching of the September 11 Global InterDependence Movement, whose slogan is: "While others preach vengeance and war, Declare Peace!!" Reclaiming and transforming 9/11, reminding people of the US role in Chile in '73 and its subsequent trampling over Nicaragua, etc. Includes press conference in the morning of the 11th to launch the "Declaration of Interdependence", a document based on the US Dec of Independence, taking its basic first paragraph and adjusting it to the realities of our one small planet.

RELEASE OF NEW CD: "El 11 de Septiembre, Canciones de Victor Jara, Interpretadas por Paul Hernandez B., En Espanol e Ingles"  This has ten of Victor's best-loved songs, plus the Adrain Mitchell/Arlo Guthrie song, "Victor Jara of Chile" and song by Paul Hernandez Baker, "I Thought I Heard Sweet Victor, Singing ... ". Songs in Spanish with some parts in sung English. Includes Plegaria, El Hombre es un Creador, Te recuerdo Amanda, Manifiesto, Ni Chicha Ni Limona', and Victor's own translation into Spanish of Malvina Reynolds' "Little Boxes": "Las Casitas del Barrio Alto".