Romero (1989) + Chomsky on Oscar Romero + Massacre during Romero’s funeral (must-see)

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Repost from April 5, 2009

Warning

These videos may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

San Francisco - Mission District: Balmy Alley - A Tribute to Archbishop Oscar Romero

Image by Wally Gobetz via Flickr

[replaced 1st video April 5, 2017]

Marketing Research on Sep 24, 2014

1989 film about Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero. Stars Raul Julia and is directed by John Duigan.

He started a revolution without guns, without an army, without fear. Because one man’s courage can be the most powerful weapon of all.

“If they kill me, I will rise in the Salvadoran people.”

Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his country.

This film chronicles the transformation of Romero from an apolitical, complacent priest to a committed leader of the Salvadoran people.

This man of God forced by the unspeakable events going on around him to take a stand-a stand that ultimately leads to his assassination in 1980 at the hands of the military junta.

Archbishop Romero was murdered on March 24, 1980. He had spoken the disturbing truth. Many chose not to listen. As a result, between 1980 and 1989, more than 60,000 Salvadorans were killed. But the struggle for peace and freedom, justice and dignity goes on.

The film features a powerful performance by Ana-Alicia.

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Chomsky on Oscar Romero

mr1001nights

“Let my blood be a seed of freedom and the sign that hope will soon be reality.” –Oscar Romero

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Massacre in El Salvador during Oscar Romero’s funeral

hellionsentinel

December 04, 2008

Snipers from the National Army fire from the top of buildings during Romero’s funeral in 1980 in the central San Salvador park

see

Everyone Has to Practice Nonviolence. Now. by Rev. John Dear

Murder In The Cathedral by Gaither Stewart

Leftist FMLN Candidate Mauricio Funes Wins El Salvador Presidential Election

Historic power shift in El Salvador

“You close one loophole and the slime oozes out of another hole” + The Lie of Omission by William Blum

Campaign to close down School of The America

see also:

Honoring Oscar Romero of El Salvador by Rev. John Dear

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16 thoughts on “Romero (1989) + Chomsky on Oscar Romero + Massacre during Romero’s funeral (must-see)

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  14. It’s a vitally important post. One of Dandelion’s Best. Especially on the day of remembrance of MLK. (and, after all the vituperation about the battle of theists and atheists– as Oscar says: ‘We are Human Beings!’).

    Thank you Lo, for commemorating this important day for the Salvadorans, a day of victory for the people of El Salvador, and a day that should be a day of repentance for the people of the USA.

    Another film, which claws at my conscience with the coming of May, is Las Madres de la Plaza de mayo.

    Never forget.

  15. Thank you.

    Today, there was a ‘demonstration’ against the wars on wall street. Demonstration? 300 kids with pillows, matched 1:1 with tourists and 3000 cops blockading anyone else. Very frustrating, why? Because of the cops, or the pathetic turnout?

    (I did get some good pics in Battery park of a lone wild turkey pecking at his old pecking-ground, like when the Battery was still beautiful and wild)

    But we can’t complain, can we, when in 1980, fascist snipers, no doubt trained by our SOA, would pick you off from rooftops for the ‘crime’ of remembering the great man Oscar Romero, who died for our sins.

    Never forget.

    • Thanks, Natureboy, I made this post for you at your suggestion. I did have to move your comment as one of the videos was published before it was ready (it was supposed to have been in the “Drafts” folder), and it is now deleted.

      It’s time to close the SOA!

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