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Tomas Young

“We Were Used. We Were Betrayed.” 

Mar 18, 2023
Shortly after writing his “Last Letter” for Truthdig, Tomas Young decided to leave hospice and accept further medical treatment. He died on November 10, 2014, at the age of 34. Following his death, Phil Donahue published a remembrance of Young in the Nation, and Amy Goodman and Chris Hedges wrote a number of pieces for Truthdig. Nearly ten years after Young’s death, his suffering, struggle, courage, and fiery eloquence stand among our most powerful testaments to the incalculable human cost of a criminal and unnecessary war. 
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Chile’s Utopia Has Been Postponed

Mar 8, 2023
Journalist Marc Cooper was serving as personal translator to Chilean president Salvador Allende when the 1973 U.S.-backed coup led by Augusto Pinochet forced him to flee the country. In January, Cooper returned to Santiago to observe the country’s political situation 50 years later. He found a Chile transformed but uncertain, struggling to chart a course forward one year after the election of its first leftist government since Allende.