Halte a la Terreur Fasciste au Chili!
(N.p. L'Union Internationale des Etudiants, c. 1980). Broadside, printed in black, red, and blue. The poster's statement is immediate and direct: end the fascist regime in Chile. It specifically refers to the Pinochet dictatorship, which terrorized the Chilean populace for much of the latter half of the twentieth century. The poster's paper is thin enough that it could easily have been a paste-up, and it is easy to imagine the impact rows upon rows of the sheet would have had on passersby. The use of the French language reflects the relatively high demographic of European immigrants and their descendents residing in Chile, with French ancestry a not insubstantial subset. However, French is not a commonly spoken language in Chile, and it is more likely that the poster represents a transatlantic effort to protest the Pinochet government and its human rights abuses. L'Union Internationale des Etudiants was the official name of France's chapter of the International Union of Students, a organization that, throughout its existence from 1946 to 2002, sought to unify the pursuits of welfare and democratic progress championed by students worldwide. Scant if any edgewear, cosmetic abrasion to upper right corner, else near fine. (Measures 10 3/4 by 15 1/4 in.). Item #32240