This is a translation of the last speech of Salvador Allende (President of Chile, 1970-73). The original speech was broadcast on Chilean radio on the 11th of September 1973, while the presidential house was bombarded by the military coup that lead to 18 years of dictatorship. The military coup was possible thanks to the help of the US government, who had economic interests in the country's natural resources.

Allende's speech was censored for years, and was never broadcast in the US. Since 2011, this translation of the speech has been broadcast on US radio once a year, on the 11th of September, to give space to Allende's words.