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The people can stop ITT

ID Number: 112
Maker: Coalition to Stop ITT
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: early to mid 1970s
Place Made: North America: United States; Washington, D.C.
Measurements: 61 cm x 45.5 cm; 24 in x 17 15/16 in
Main Subject: Viet Nam War Era; Labor; Chile (Latin America: South America)
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
The people can stop ITT Demonstrate May 8 Washington Plaza Hotel Picket Line - 1:00pm Rally - 5:00pm Sheraton The Hartford Avis Wonder Bread stop the bombing now use your dollar power boycott wonder bread bakers union local 9 on strike bakers union local 9 on strike Sponsored by the Coalition to Stop ITT

Acquisition Number: 1993-087

Copyright status determined by date estimate. Works published in the U.S. before 1978 and without a copyright notice are in the public domain.

Production Notes: see notepad for annotation

Copyright Status:
Probably public domain.

Exhibition Annotation:
Annotation Before Chile's democratically elected Socialist President Salvador Allende (1970-1973) began nationalizing the country's natural resources, ITT (International Telephone & Telegraph) owned 70% of Chitelco, the Chilean Telephone Company, and was one of the U.S.-based companies facing major financial losses. Prior to Allende’s election, the CIA had used ITT to filter money to Allende opposition campaigns, including large sums of money for the right-wing opposition newspaper, El Mercurio. John McCone, CIA director in 1973, was also an ITT board member. The CIA-directed coup to overthrow Allende began on September 11, 1973. As the presidential palace was bombed, Allende committed suicide. The coup ultimately resulted in the brutal 17-year dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.

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