mothers of the disappeared

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mothers of the disappeared

Post by Poster Nutbag » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:50 pm

U2 is going to tour Tthe Joshua Tree this summer. Here is their "tribute" to Ronald Reagan and John Negroponte\n\nContains some disturbing images/footage from the Dirty War. All the people who lost their lives, R.I.P.\n\n
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Post by Poster Nutbag » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:53 pm

"Mothers of the Disappeared" is a song by rock band U2. It is the eleventh and final track on their 1987 album The Joshua Tree. The song was inspired by lead singer Bono's experiences in Nicaragua and El Salvador in July 1986, following U2's involvement on Amnesty International's A Conspiracy of Hope tour. He learned of the Madres de Plaza de Mayo, a group of women whose children had been "disappeared" by the Argentine and Chilean dictatorships.[1] While in Central America, he met members of COMADRES, a similar organization whose children had been disappeared by the government in El Salvador.[2] Bono sympathized with the Madres and COMADRES and wanted to pay tribute to their cause.\n\nThe lyrics contain an implicit criticism of the Reagan Administration, which backed two South American regimes that seized power during coup d'états and which provided financial support for the military regime in El Salvador.[3] Thematically it has been interpreted as an examination of failures and contradictions in US foreign policy.[4][5]
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