Publishing “Battleground: Grandview”

September 11, 2020

In order to get the first 100 copies of my book printed and shipped, I have set up a GoFundMe page:

All funds donated will be used solely for printing, shipping, and distribution costs, and are received with enormous gratitude.

Each donation of $30 (and multiples thereof) will be rewarded with a signed copy of the book.

Please excuse the over-large image on the page. I have not found a way to edit it for size.  The image should look like this:

Image: Door In Tel Aviv

September 11, 2020

Grandview 11th September 1920

September 11, 2020

Province 19200911, p.,17

All previous Grandview 1920 clippings

9/11 and the Death of Democracy

September 11, 2020

Forty-seven years ago, on 9/11 in 1973, the US-financed-and-organised plan to overthrow the legally elected government of Salvador Allende in Chile was put into action.

Crowds in Santiago celebrating the electoral victory of Salvador Allende

During the violent military assault, the President died (assassinated or committed suicide to avoid capture) and over the next few years of the vicious and inhuman dictatorship of US-supported Pinochet, thousands of Chileans were imprisoned, tortured, and killed.



What happened in New York on this day 28 years later was also vicious and inhuman. However, it is about time for some reconciliation and regret for the extraordinary litany of war crimes the US has committed. If any US network or major media even mentions the Chilean anniversary during what will almost certainly be today’s spasm of Trump-like breast-beating, that would be a tiny start.