On this episode of Going Underground, legendary former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters discusses WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s latest extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court and why it makes him ashamed to be English, why he believes the UK and US are attempting to kill Julian, why the extradition case shouldn’t even be happening and is a mockery of British justice, the mass protests in Chile against the neoliberal US-backed President Sebastián Piñera, and how the military crackdown is reminiscent of the Pinochet era.
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Chilean mothers are posting ads on social media and performing DNA tests in the hopes of finding children who were taken away from them and sent away for adoption during the Pinochet dictatorship, which stole thousands of newborns from hospitals in the 70s and 80s.
“We didn’t do it. We helped them,” said the then president of the US Richard Nixon and National Security advisor Henry Kissinger, the day after the military coup which finished with Salvador Allende’s democratic government the 11th September 1973. The conversation is one of several declassified documents now on display in a museum in the Chilean capital, offering insight into US involvement at the beginning of Pinochet’s dictatorship.
Chileans clash with police during a protest to honour of the victims of the Pinochet regime, on the eve of the anniversary of the 1973 Coup.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Chile marks Pinochet coup anniversary, China launches a satellite, Haiti’s top voodoo leader dies, and healing pains with Egypt’s desert sands.
Protests Mark Anniversary of 1973 Coup
Demonstrations are held every year in Santiago and often result in clashes.
Successful Launch of First Experimental Satellite
It will be used to test frequencies for high-speed broadband internet.
Supreme Voodoo Leader Dies at 79
Max Beauvoir played an important role in improving voodoo’s image around the world.
Sand Therapy Treats Joint Pain
Healers say the heat acts as a vacuum to suck toxins out of the body.
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