Moon of Alabama Brecht quote
September 11, 2007

Remember 9/11

September 11 was a catastrophe.

The event and its aftermath were heavily influenced by the shenanigans of Cheney, Kissinger, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Bremer. The actions were based on bi-partisan support.  They led to thousands and thousands of maimed people and many dead.

History again demonstrated the urge of the U.S. to eliminate any government that doesn't support its model of greed. This again delivered hunger and poverty to a people that committed nothing but the heresy of independence.

The target country had been isolated by sanctions for quite some time. The economy was in bad shape. Then tanks rolled through the streets and the presidential palace was bombed.

After 'regime change' followed the implementation of the models of one of the most destructive economists, Milton Friedman.

The 'economic shock treatment', disguised as 'freedom', was aiming at privatizing the extraction of the countries resources for the benefit of U.S. companies. It destroyed the society's fabric.

The people protesting the machinations were exposed to state sponsered terrorism, imprisoned, tortured and executed.

It took many, many years for Chile to overcome the disaster.

9/11 was a very bad day in 1973. It was a bad day in 2001 too. Those two bad days were not unrelated.

Further readings:

Remembering Chile's 9/11
The Chile Coup -- The U.S. Hand
Killing Hope - Chile 1964-1973
Chile and the United States: Declassified Documents Relating to the Military Coup, September 11, 1973

Posted by b on September 11, 2007 at 12:59 UTC | Permalink

Comments

oh gawd, i just realized today is september 11. whoopie

Posted by: annie | Sep 11 2007 13:20 utc | 1

b,

I suggest that this great post needs maybe just a little editing. It is not clear that you are referring to 1973 until you sayat the end "It took many many years..." Therefore the reader assumes you are referring to Iran. You may have written it that way deliberately but it is really confusing because you start off the post in the present talking about Cheney etc. Can you clarify this?

Also couple of spelling things -- catastrophe with an "e" not a "y;" "palace" not "palast".

Posted by: Bea | Sep 11 2007 13:21 utc | 2

Ack sorry I meant to say "the reader assumes you are referring to IRAQ not Iran. Sorry... must have Iran on the brain!!

Posted by: Bea | Sep 11 2007 13:22 utc | 3

btw, it was a catastrophe.

Posted by: ralphieboy | Sep 11 2007 13:22 utc | 4

And one more typo: disaster not desaster...

Posted by: Bea | Sep 11 2007 13:23 utc | 5

Ah Bea, the confused reference to 1973 would be a deliberate literary ploy . And quite clever. September 11, 1973, eh?

Shades of Billmon in your style there, b.

Posted by: DM | Sep 11 2007 13:43 utc | 6

Thanks for the corrections, you were faster than my proofreading ...

it is really confusing because you start off the post in the present talking about Cheney etc. Can you clarify this?

Cheney - 1974+

Under President Gerald Ford, Cheney worked as Assistant to the President. Rumsfeld first oversaw Ford's White House "transition team" and then later became Ford's Chief of Staff. Rumsfeld was named Secretary of Defense, and Cheney became Chief of Staff to the President.

US Aid to Chile
The Sunday, December 15, [1974] Washington Post carried a report on testimony before a Senate appropriations subcommittee, on U.S. aid to Chile. The article said that "the U.S. government opposed any aid cut in response to reports of torture and other human rights violations in Chile," and went on to cite State Department figures showing that ''$20.2 million in arms and economic aid was supplied in fiscal 1974."

Posted by: b | Sep 11 2007 13:44 utc | 7

chile, as john pilger points out rather exactly - is in a worse condition - for the poor today - than it was before allande

as in the west - the inequalities between those who have & those who dont has become larger

but the statistics for the marginalised dissapear in all the selfcongratulary accounts of this or that country's 'renewal', or 'march to liberty' or whatever fucking fraudalent phrase that falls out of their mouths

chile, one of the most beautiful countries of latin america has been permanantly crippled by both the coup, the dictatorship & then the disastrous workings of friedman & his chicago school

i don't know if someone can link to the last speech of allende at la moneda but it posssesses a dignity & humanity that those pumped up pantins in the west & their minions elsewhere are completely incapable of uttering

the lessons of chile are clear - smash the beuracracy smash the army & arm the people

Posted by: remembereringgiap | Sep 11 2007 13:49 utc | 8

i hope the scientists amongst us here can - connect that the preceders of neoconservatism - was not only heidegger, strauss schmitt but on a practical level - the von brauns, the edward tellers, the neumann's played a very significant role in establishing an ideology of terror

Posted by: remembereringgiap | Sep 11 2007 13:53 utc | 9

Red, white and blue

gaze at your looking glass

you're not a child anymore

Posted by: Uncle $cam | Sep 11 2007 14:23 utc | 10

OK, very clever... so clever it was over my head I guess!

good job.

Posted by: Bea | Sep 11 2007 14:33 utc | 11

allende - last words, sept 11, 1973 (translation)

Surely, this will be the last opportunity for me to address you. The Air Force has bombed the antennas of Radio Magallanes. My words do not have bitterness but disappointment. May they be a moral punishment for those who have betrayed their oath: soldiers of Chile, titular commanders in chief, Admiral Merino, who has designated himself Commander of the Navy, and Mr. Mendoza, the despicable general who only yesterday pledged his fidelity and loyalty to the Government, and who also has appointed himself Chief of the Carabineros [paramilitary police]. Given these facts, the only thing left for me is to say to workers: I am not going to resign!

Placed in a historic transition, I will pay for loyalty to the people with my life. And I say to them that I am certain that the seeds which we have planted in the good conscience of thousands and thousands of Chileans will not be shriveled forever. They have force and will be able to dominate us, but social processes can be arrested by neither crime nor force. History is ours, and people make history.

Workers of my country: I want to thank you for the loyalty that you always had, the confidence that you deposited in a man who was only an interpreter of great yearnings for justice, who gave his word that he would respect the Constitution and the law and did just that. At this definitive moment, the last moment when I can address you, I wish you to take advantage of the lesson: foreign capital, imperialism, together with the reaction, created the climate in which the Armed Forces broke their tradition, the tradition taught by General Schneider and reaffirmed by Commander Araya, victims of the same social sector who today are hoping, with foreign assistance, to re-conquer the power to continue defending their profits and their privileges.

I address you, above all, the modest woman of our land, the campesina who believed in us, the mother who knew our concern for children. I address professionals of Chile, patriotic professionals who continued working against the sedition that was supported by professional associations, classist associations that also defended the advantages of capitalist society.

I address the youth, those who sang and gave us their joy and their spirit of struggle. I address the man of Chile, the worker, the farmer, the intellectual, those who will be persecuted, because in our country fascism has been already present for many hours -- in terrorist attacks, blowing up the bridges, cutting the railroad tracks, destroying the oil and gas pipelines, in the face of the silence of those who had the obligation to act.

They were committed. History will judge them.

Surely, Radio Magallanes will be silenced, and the calm metal instrument of my voice will no longer reach you. It does not matter. You will continue hearing it. I will always be next to you. At least my memory will be that of a man of dignity who was loyal to his country.

The people must defend themselves, but they must not sacrifice themselves. The people must not let themselves be destroyed or riddled with bullets, but they cannot be humiliated either.

Workers of my country, I have faith in Chile and its destiny. Other men will overcome this dark and bitter moment when treason seeks to prevail. Keep in mind that, much sooner than later, great avenues will again be opened, through which will pass the free man, to construct a better society.

Long live Chile! Long live the people! Long live the workers!

These are my last words, and I am certain that my sacrifice will not be in vain, I am certain that, at the very least, it will be a moral lesson that will punish felony, cowardice, and treason.

orig mp3 audio en espanol aqui

Posted by: b real | Sep 11 2007 14:34 utc | 12

one more typo -- "many" dead not "may" dead, right?

sorry to be a nudnik...

Posted by: Bea | Sep 11 2007 14:34 utc | 13

btw, excellent post b!

Posted by: Uncle $cam | Sep 11 2007 14:49 utc | 14

"those who sang and gave us their joy and their spirit of struggle..."

El pueblo unido hamás será vencido! by Quilapayún in concert

Another version, street scenes.

Posted by: catlady | Sep 11 2007 15:01 utc | 15

Perhaps you can listen to catlady's wonderful musical post while browsing this photoset:Chile, Resistance to Dictatorship and Triumph. Hopefully one day we can be like our brothers and sisters to the South.

Posted by: Uncle $cam | Sep 11 2007 15:25 utc | 16


Happy 911 everybody!
US turns U-2 spy planes on itself, raising specter of broader surveillance

Posted by: Uncle $cam | Sep 11 2007 16:05 utc | 17

b

on this day - inside the chaos - i am overjoyed that you have highlighted this september 11th. this day i will remember till the day i die. paradoxically, it was in the week following the events - i became aware that the chinese embassies in santiago & vaplaraiso refused to allow people to seek refuge & in the imbecile way the chinese were calling the soviet union - the principal threat - therefore it was ok to eliminate allende - disgusted me. perhaps chile helped to humanise a politics that had become too dogmatic & too muck like a baton

chile took the blinds off the eyes of many people. it was the most obvious illustration of how the u s empire operated - would be an indicator of how it would go further down this terrorist path

just something paranthetic - that dusgusting piece of shit oliver north who tried to parade himself like some fanatic gary cooper - reminds me of this toy soldier who is barking before the congressional committee - petraeus

Posted by: remembereringgiap | Sep 11 2007 16:13 utc | 18

b,

another typo tip as a translator: print your post out on paper to proofread it - it is a lot more difficult to spot typos on a screen.

In the meantime, I will go our and shoot my gun into the air to celebrate the fact that at least the Second Amendment has remained unaffected by recent turmoil. Maybe I'll get lucky and hit a spy plane...

Posted by: ralphieboy | Sep 11 2007 16:15 utc | 19

very succinct b, in a nutshell the enduring american program of silent (& not so silent) hegemony in the name of freedom and democracy. A travesty.

Posted by: anna missed | Sep 11 2007 16:58 utc | 20

Coincidence or Intelligent Design ...?

Posted by: dolce | Sep 11 2007 17:10 utc | 21

Just a note. I was working in the vicinity of the Pentagon this morning. There was a huge flag draped above the section that was hit. It seems like there are police cars at every corner today.

Can we ever turn this nightmare around? fwiw, I called both of my senators after we got rained out. Will be back on Saturday for the march, rain or shine.

Posted by: beq | Sep 11 2007 18:36 utc | 22

9/11 was a very bad day in 1973. It was a bad day in 2001 too. Those two bad days were not unrelated.

Very quotable B. You are now a banner quote (among a large library of 'em) at the (new) Feral Scholar :-)

The USian fetishisation of 11/9/01 is even more... obscene I think is the only word... in its juxtaposition with total public amnesia about 11/9/73.

Chile your waters run red through Soweto
If you heard about Chile then you heard about Soweto
Where the blood of oppression runs deep as the mine
Chile your waters run red though Soweto

The hand that choked the spirit of Allende
Pulls the trigger of a gun on the children of Soweto
Chile your waters run red through Soweto

The hand that cut short the song of Victor Jara
Put young Steven Biko in a dusty hill grave
Chile your waters run red through Soweto

The hand of oppression is the hand of hunger
The waters of Chile lap the shores of Cape Fear
Chile your waters run red through Soweto

The same hand
The same water


-- Bernice Johnson Reagon, lead singer of a capella group Sweet Honey in the Rock

Posted by: DeAnander | Sep 11 2007 20:16 utc | 23

Can we turn this nightmare around? Our media don't give us any reason for optimism. They don't unmask Friedman's economics & the Predators Rules based upon them that continue to be "negotiated", except in rare moments, they don't expose 911 as the false flag operation close to 50% of Am. understand it to be, they don't focus on the importance of the Commons, etc.

Amy Goodman today features some Idiot on "Why Am. is Losing the WoT".

Republicans are more of top of it than that. Case in point - Lt. Col. (ret.) Karen Kwiatkowsky. Very Conservative Catholic Libertarian, Ivan Illych(sp?) type politics. We know she's an observer of reliability, integrity, reason, cautious, not given to impulsive overstatement of the facts of the case. Did you also know that on 911, she not only worked for the Pentagon, but AT the Pentagon. AND that she arrived on relevant section of lawn a few minutes after the crash?

I didn't until last week. Yes, we know that the WTC could only have collapsed in its own footprint at freefall speed via controlled demolition, but I hadn't read anyone I respected challenge the accounts of the Pentagon events. And, beyond a certain point, I'm not sure I wanted them to be challenged.

However, the time has come, now that Col K has spoken out, to let more 911 illusions fall by the wayside. Here is her account:

"I believe the Commission failed to deeply examine the topic at hand, failed to apply scientific rigor to its assessment of events leading up to and including 9/11, failed to produce a believable and unbiased summary of what happened, failed to fully examine why it happened, and even failed to include a set of unanswered questions for future research. ...

It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not satisfy the rules of probability or physics.  The collapses of the World Trade Center buildings clearly violate the laws of probability and physics. ...

There was a dearth of visible debris on the relatively unmarked [Pentagon] lawn, where I stood only minutes after the impact.  Beyond this strange absence of airliner debris, there was no sign of the kind of damage to the Pentagon structure one would expect from the impact of a large airliner. This visible evidence or lack thereof may also have been apparent to the secretary of defense [Donald Rumsfeld], who in an unfortunate slip of the tongue referred to the aircraft that slammed into the Pentagon as a "missile". ...

I saw nothing of significance at the point of impact - no airplane metal or cargo debris was blowing on the lawn in front of the damaged building as smoke billowed from within the Pentagon. ... all of us staring at the Pentagon that morning were indeed looking for such debris, but what we expected to see was not evident.

The same is true with regard to the kind of damage we expected. ... But I did not see this kind of damage. Rather, the facade had a rather small hole, no larger than 20 feet in diameter. Although this facade later collapsed, it remained standing for 30 or 40 minutes, with the roof line remaining relatively straight. 

The scene, in short, was not what I would have expected from a strike by a large jetliner. It was, however, exactly what one would expect if a missile had struck the Pentagon. ...

.More information is certainly needed regarding the events of 9/11 and the events leading up to that terrible day."link

But why wouldn't there be debris from a missile, just different debris?

Posted by: jj | Sep 11 2007 20:30 utc | 24

Thanks jj. Someone gave me that address last Saturday scribbled on a piece of paper. I hadn't found time to look at it yet. So many questions. What are we afraid of?

Posted by: beq | Sep 11 2007 21:49 utc | 25

Thanks jj.

Posted by: Bea | Sep 11 2007 21:53 utc | 26

You are now a banner quote (among a large library of 'em) at the (new) Feral Scholar :-)

Link?

Posted by: Bea | Sep 11 2007 22:02 utc | 27

@bea well I was trying not to plug the site too shamelessly :-) old addr www.stangoff.com, new addr www.feralscholar.org, either will work. but the banner quote is randomised so it may take a few visits before you see b's pithy remark come up :-)

Posted by: DeAnander | Sep 11 2007 22:09 utc | 28

OT, but since jj brings up k. kwiatkowksi on this thread, i'll quickly point out a couple things about kk which i find interesting

she worked in the office of african affairs & appears to have been quite involved in the push for AFRICOM, working w/ the zionist lobby group the IASPS, who brought us "a clean break" & PNAC.

i'm still working my way through these connections/links and the story, but if anyone knows of sources where kk discusses this stuff, a link to it on the OT thread would be much appreciated.

Posted by: b real | Sep 11 2007 22:35 utc | 29

waaaay at the bottom of jj's link:

Lee Hamilton, Vice Chairman, 9/11 Commission – Former 17-term Congressman from Indiana. Former Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Currently President and Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and serves as a member of the President's Homeland Security Advisory Council. CBC video interview transcript regarding Without Precedent a book about the 9/11 Commission authored by Chairman Thomas Kean and Vice-Chairman Lee Hamilton 8/21/06:

Lee Hamilton: I don’t believe for a minute that we got everything right. We wrote a first draft of history. ... People will be investigating 9/11 for the next hundred years in this country, and they’re going to find out some things that we missed here.

Evan Solomon: The first chapter of the book is 'the Commission was set up to fail.' ... Why do you think you were set up to fail?

Hamilton: Well, for a number of reasons: ... we got started late; we had a very short time frame - indeed, we had to get it extended; we did not have enough money - 3 million dollars to conduct an extensive investigation. We needed more, we got more, but it took us a while to get it. ...

We had a lot of people strongly opposed to what we did. We had a lot of trouble getting access to documents and to people. ... So there were all kinds of reasons we thought we were set up to fail. ...

Solomon: I guess the question is, you know, if forty odd million dollars were spent investigating President Bill Clinton’s sexual infidelities, why did the American people and the world have to wait 441 days for a commission [to begin its work] that was originally budgeted for 3 million dollars and given barely a year [to complete the investigation]?

Hamilton: I think basically it’s because they were afraid we were going to hang somebody, that we would point the finger, right in the middle of a presidential campaign - 'Mr. Bush, this was your fault' ..." http://www.cbc.ca/sunday/911hamilton.html

Editor's note: Ultimately, the budget for the 9/11 Commission was increased to $12 million and they were given 18 months to complete the investigation and issue their report. In comparison, $20 million was spent on the independent Columbia Accident Investigation Board's investigation of the 2003 Columbia space shuttle disaster, in which 7 astronauts were killed. This amount does not include an estimated $300 million spent on debris recovery of the space shuttle, nor tens of millions spent by NASA in support of the investigation. http://www.ksc.nasa.gov

Posted by: beq | Sep 11 2007 22:44 utc | 30

I'd recommend Isabel Allende's 'House of the Spirits' to anyone who hasn't read it and has an interest in Chile. Fictional, but with a lot of real history embedded.

Posted by: mikefromtexas | Sep 12 2007 0:07 utc | 32

When the mafia becomes the cop, where the hell do you go for protection?

Libertarians and Friedman economists, your pseudo-intellectual pontificating bullshit has sold us out.

We are now dealing with a Blackwater (Capone) hitman hovering at our every juncture of living.

Guess we just have to either bite the bullet and renege on our pacifism or go out with our soul saving mantra on our lips.

Posted by: Juannie | Sep 12 2007 1:09 utc | 33

Other 911's:


September 11ths around the world -- on Sept 11 1973, US-backed Pinochet forces rose to power in Chile to overthrow the democratically-elected Salvador Allende and Allende died in the presidential palace. On Sept 11 1990, American anthropologist Myrna Mack was murdered by US-backed Guatamalan security forces. On September 11, 1977 in South Africa Steve Biko, founder of the black consciousness movement, was being beaten in the back of a van by apartheid forces. He died in the early morning hours of Sept. 12, 1977. On 9/11 1993, in the midst of the US-backed coup in Haiti, Antoine Azenery was dragged out of a church by coup forces and murdered in broad-daylight. He had been commemorating a massacre of parishioners at the Saint John Boscoe church that had occurred five years earlier on September 11, 1988. Father Jean Bertrand Aristide had narrowly escaped death in that attack. He later became president of Haiti twice before being kidnapped by the US in support of another coup.

from Democracy Now.

Posted by: PeeDee | Sep 12 2007 3:47 utc | 34

Glad y'all appreciated my link. I found it most helpful.

PC Roberts weighs in w/clarity. I'll just include this bit - the first part 'cuz it provides much needed levity in a "duh" kind of way & the second graph for b-. (He bolded text.)

... Physicists know that if intense fire were present throughout the towers sufficient to cause steel to weaken and suddenly collapse, such fires would not have left unburned and unscorched hundreds of thousands of pieces of paper, which floated all over lower Manhattan.


Physicists have raised unanswered questions about the official explanation's neglect of the known laws of physics. Recently, Dr. Crockett Grabbe, a Caltech trained applied physicist at the University of Iowa, observed:
"Applying two basic principles, conservation of energy and conservation of momentum, the government explanation quickly unravels. NIST conspicuously ignored these principles in their reports. NIST also ignored the observed twisting of the top 34 floors of the South Tower before it toppled down. This twisting clearly violates the conservation of both linear and angular momentum unless a large external force caused it. Where the massive amounts of energy came from that were needed to cause the complete collapse of the intact parts below for each tower, when their tops were in virtual free fall, is not answered in NIST's numerous volumes of study."9-11, Six Years Later

Posted by: jj | Sep 12 2007 8:13 utc | 35

Reading this">http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/3812">this story I have come to realize that the whole bin Laden operation is slowly evolving to discredit everyone who is anti-war and/or questions the status quo.

by making his (binny's) arguments concerning Fisk or Chomsky the same as those held by most of the blogosphere it will be quite simple for the rightwing noise machine to state that bloggers are AQ supporters.

guilt by association. works everytime.

Posted by: dan of steele | Sep 12 2007 8:25 utc | 36

Stuck in a hotel last night with a tv for company, I watched Nova and the NIST whitewash. How aircraft impact blew the fire protection off the floor trusses and allowed the steel to fail.

Not one word of wtc7 except that it has been rebuilt.

Huzzah!

Posted by: beq | Sep 12 2007 10:53 utc | 37

very good films on chile by patricio guzman including his epic 'battle of chile' but the more recent elegeic works also tell us a great deal

also david bradbury's ' chile hasta cuando

these films remind us that we must defend chavez & morelos & their people tooth & nail

Posted by: remembereringgiap | Sep 12 2007 14:43 utc | 38

Allende’s Grandson Addresses Venezuelans on the 34th Anniversary of the Chilean Coup

I want to thank you for the invitation to commemorate this significant day in history, not just for Chile but for the entire world.

I want to take the opportunity to reflect with you—Venezuelans, Chileans, and Latin American friends—on the similarities and differences with the process that my grandfather led when he took power in 1970. But the history should leave us lessons to learn from.

Just as with the Venezuelan Process, in Chile we needed a leader of international status. You have President Hugo Chavez, elected democratically like Salvador Allende. They both came to power through the electoral route.

But the first difference, which Venezuela has overcome well, is that in Chile the Popular Unity did not obtain the absolute majority of 50%. It never had an absolute majority, and how important it is to have the support of much more than half the people. Value this, my friends; Venezuela has more than 50% that support Chavez.

Allende is the figure that symbolizes the project on the road to Socialism of the 20th Century, through the democratic means. President Chavez is the Socialism of the 21st Century. It is true, they are different global contexts. Allende lived in the era of the Cold War; the pressure so that he would ally with the Soviet Communists, or that which he also staunchly opposed- state capitalism, the capitalism of the North America.

Therefore, he always spoke of the Chilean way. In Venezuela, you have proclaimed the Venezuelan road to Socialism. Now there is no Cold War, but be careful, the country acting as the world super-power is the same and attempts to control the global economy and ideology. This has not changed. And there you have another great similarity and difference with the Chilean process. The United States openly intervened in both countries, attempting to overthrow, through the treason of the Armed Forces and with the support of large business interests, both governments, Chilean and Venezuelan, democratically elected, for not being aligned to their interests. What they unfortunately achieved in Chile in 1973 and what they couldn’t achieve in Venezuela—another important lesson from this century.

Chavez Warns that Bolivia is Being Destabilized by U.S. Just as Venezuela

Caracas, September 10, 2007 (venezuelanalysis.com) – Flanked by Bolivian President Evo Morales, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned of a plan financed by the United States to derail the democratically elected government of Bolivia, including a plan to assassinate Morales, said Chavez during his weekly television program Aló Presidente.

“I hold responsible the president of the United States, George Bush, for what could happen to compañero Morales, because they are conspiring against the government, including to kill him,” he said.

However, Chavez warned, “If U.S. imperialism attacks our peoples, using their lackeys in Venezuela and Bolivia, they can be sure that we’re not going to wait with our arms crossed.”

“If that occurs,” he continued, referring to the famous phrase of revolutionary leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara, who called for Vietnam style guerilla war against U.S. imperialism, “we will shout with Che Guevara and then one, two, three, four, five, or 10 Vietnams will have to be created in Latin America."

“Imperialism has a plan to knock off this Indian. I put to them we have a plan also, but of course we are not going to say. Right, Evo? What is going to happen to the Bolivian oligarchy is what happened to the Venezuelan oligarchy the 12 and 13th of April [2002], when the Venezuelan people came out to confront the tyranny, the imperialist coup. It’s best that we don’t tell more of the plan.”

Posted by: b real | Sep 12 2007 14:49 utc | 39

Sacco and Vanzetti (near botom), written by Woody Guthrie, recorded by great local son, David Rovics. (Listen to some of his other great music too, it is all free)

I used to work near where the old shoe factory in Braintree was once located on Pearl St. Now its a Home Depot, with nary a plaque for remembrance. Down the road is "Dunkin Donuts University," where they teach the sugar-addled wage slaves to bake the donuts. I always remember Sacco and Vanzetti when I'm passing through Braintree, or by the old courthouse in Dedham where they were tried.

NPR had on some fool who was proud to be the granddaughter of the hanging judge on the aniversary.

Posted by: Malooga | Sep 12 2007 15:31 utc | 40

@dan of steele #36: Yes.

Posted by: Malooga | Sep 12 2007 15:37 utc | 41

Thanks for the link to David Rovics. That is great stuff.

Posted by: a swedish kind of death | Sep 12 2007 22:59 utc | 42

askod:

He's my favorite local musician. Everything is free if you want it. Check out "After the Revolution" among others.

Posted by: Malooga | Sep 12 2007 23:12 utc | 43

Another indication that 9/11 conspiracy theories are going very mainstream.

Posted by: Bea | Sep 13 2007 1:31 utc | 44

Another indication that 9/11 conspiracy theories are going very mainstream.

Posted by: Bea | Sep 13 2007 1:31 utc | 45

Another indication that 9/11 conspiracy theories are going very mainstream.

Posted by: Bea | Sep 13 2007 1:32 utc | 46

??? I swear I only clicked Post once...

Posted by: Bea | Sep 13 2007 1:37 utc | 47

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