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Help Free Olga Talamante and all Political Prisoners in Argentina
Maker: Wilfred Owen Brigade
Date Made: 1975-1976
Place Made: North America: United States: California, San Francisco
Measurements: 60.5 cm x 18 cm; 23 13/16 in x 7 1/16 in
Main Subject: Political Prisoners
Materials: Matte paper (fiber product)
Help Free Olga Talamante and all Political Prisoners in Argentina write to: Argentine Ministry of Interior Balcarse 50 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Acquisition Number: 2006-102
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Olga Talamante was a naturalized U.S. citizen who became active in the anti-Viet Nam War peace movement and the Chicano Movement while attending the University of California, Santa Cruz. After graduating with a degree in Latin American Studies she went to Argentina in 1973, and began working for a poverty-relief agency in one of the city's poorest sectors of Buenos Aires. After the death of President Juan Peron in 1974, the government moved to the right and political assembly was banned. In November 1974, Talamante was arrested for political activity, and subsequently imprisoned and tortured. The Olga Talamante Defense Committee petitioned Congress and the State Department for her release. By the time she was freed on March 27, 1976, Talamante had become nationally known. She returned to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she still works as a community activist.