Orlando Letelier was assassinated in Washington, D.C. by DINA, the secret police organization of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. These are my impressions of the funeral march, along with some background on politics in Chile.
Power and privilege in a small southern city
When our anti-war demo was stifled by the Secret Service, we got even. But did we triumph over the system or just use our advantaged, college-kid status to embarrass some working class cops?
Rebellion, decay and alienation
I lived through the Rodney King uprising at a time when L.A. seemed to be disintegrating both physically and socially.
A child’s dream
Weird things are happening in the suburbs—fear, alienation and war.
This is a dream about the aftermath of a war, or the current state of our culture—I’m not sure which.
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