Posts tagged “dirty war”

  • Peter D’Errico Explains the Roots of Rodolfo Walsh’s “Operation Massacre”

    August 13, 2013

    Screen shot 2013-08-13 at 10.21.10 AMIn an August 7 article for Indian Country Today Media Network, Peter D’Errico calls Operation Massacre  “a work of history and a call to conscience.” “It is a warning,” he says, “and even a prophecy of what happens when government cuts itself off from human rights and embarks on an effort to remake society in the name of some “higher” purpose, whether that is right or left, religious or secular.”

    D’Errico walks us through the history that provided for Walsh’s book, beginning with the overthrow of the elected government of Juan Peron in Argentina, which led to dictatorship and “dirty war” throughout the 1970′s and 1980′s. Following the overthrow, “anyone associated with socialism or Peronism was a target for kidnapping, torture, and “disappearance.”" 

    In 1956, Peronists in the Army and civilians put together an uprising against the dictatorship, but were crushed within 24 hours. Within that day, the police force rolled out a secret plan to kidnap and murder a group of men that were suspected of involvement in this uprising.

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