Today in 1973: The democratically elected Chilean government of Salvador Allende falls to a bloody U.S.-supported military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet [au-GOOS-toh PEE-no-shay]. The dictator immediately will kill or “disappear” hundreds.
In coming years, thousands more will disappear. On September 19th, 1974, U.S. intelligence sources will reveal that striking Chilean labor unions, instrumental in destabilizing the Allende government, were secretly bankrolled by the CIA.
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Tomorrow and the second Thursday of each month, The Spry Society, Alzheimer’s Association Early-Stage Social Engagement Program, meets in Sun Prairie. The Spry Society supports individuals experiencing the earliest signs of memory loss. The program includes lunch and activities that help participants exercise their cognitive skills, including social engagement. This is tomorrow from 11am to 2pm at the Lighthouse of Sun Prairie, 222 South Bristol Street. Registration is required, and space is limited. To enroll, contact Kari at 608.203.8500.
Next Wednesday, September 18th, at 4:30, see the premiere showing of: Sweet Talk: Big tobacco’s kid-friendly campaign, showcasing how the tobacco industry is marketing cheap, flavored tobacco products in their attempt to hook youth on a lifetime of nicotine addiction. Fruit, cheese, and beverages provided. This is September 18th at the Atrium at Villager Mall, 2300 South Park Street. Please RSVP to Ryan at 608-242-6297 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.