Anniversary of Attack on Twin Towers and Coup d’État in Chile
The Lives We Mourn on 9/11
September 11 marks the 19th anniversary of the day the terrorist attacks took place on the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon and elsewhere, as well as the 47th anniversary of the horrific day in 1973 when the U.S.-inspired coup d’état in Chile unleashed a sustained terrorist attack against the people of that and other South American countries in what became known as Operation Condor. The U.S. imperialists also carried out what became known as dirty wars in Central America and the Caribbean.
On this occasion, we mourn the loss of life, including the many Canadians in New York City on September 11, 2001 and we extend our sympathy to the families who lost their children, brothers, sisters, fathers and mothers in Chile, Argentina and throughout the Americas.
September 11, 2001 was also the beginning of a new round of U.S. state terrorism, anarchy and violence in which Canada has been fully integrated into the U.S. war machine and Homeland Security and its laws, with Canadians subject to the decision-making of the U.S. warmongers.
We also mourn the hundreds of thousands of lives lost since September 11, 2001 as a result of U.S. revenge-seeking and desperation to extend its global hegemony. Along with tens if not hundreds of thousands of fellow Canadians, we are deeply concerned with the usurpation of police powers by the financial oligarchy which has sanctioned and participates in U.S. economic sanctions and wars of aggression and occupation which used 9/11 as a propaganda ploy.
The government of Canada neither recognizes nor mourns these losses. In the name of national security, national interest, defence of liberal democracy and human rights, a government is fostered which is fully integrated into the U.S. war machine which participates in all the crimes the U.S. is committing in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, calling it democracy and rules-based governance.
We express anti-imperialist solidarity with the peoples of the United States and Chile as well as Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia and all the other countries of our America who are striving to see justice served under today’s conditions, We extend our solidarity to the peoples of all the countries that have been and continue to be subjected to sanctions and destruction by U.S. and NATO forces, including the Canadian armed forces.