Acclaimed Author Isabel Allende Compares Two September 11ths: the 1973 CIA-Backed Coup that Overthrew her Uncle, the Democratically Elected President of Chile, and the 2001 Attacks. Isabel Allende s latest book, My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile is a memoir and a reflection on exile. She writes on 9-11 in 1973 she lost a country, and on 9-11 2001, she gained one; Coordinated Actions Across the World Call for an end to the Israeli Occupation and for Immediate Deployment of International Observers in the Occupied Territories. It s imperative that the international community faces up to its responsibility to bear witness and protect the Palestinian population in the West Bank and Gaza.
9:00-9:01 Billboard 9:01-9:06 Headlines Some 20,000 settlers and supports in Israel protested against the peace plan last night in Jerusalem s Zion square. In the Occupied Territories, Israeli troops shot a seven-year old girl in the stomach during a raid. It was the third day running Israeli troops raided the Balata refugee camp of and the city of Nablus. According to the Red Crescent, some 50 people have been treated for bullet and shrapnel wounds in two days. The Guardian of London reports many in the West Bank were looking at their television in astonishment as their prime minister met with Sharon. Today, June 5th, is the 36th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem. Local, national, and international groups are protesting the occupation today. * Simona Sharoni, coordinator of June 5th Coalition and executive director of the Peace Studies Association Link: http://www.endtheoccupation.org End the Occupation 9:06-9:07 One Minute Music Break 9:07-9:20 Acclaimed Author Isabel Allende Compares Two September 11ths: the 1973 CIA-Backed Coup that Overthrew her Uncle, the Democratically Elected President of Chile, and the 2001 Attacks. Today an hour with acclaimed Chilean author Isabel Allende. Allende is author of eight books and two memoirs. Her books have been translated to more than 27 languages. They have been best sellers in Europe, USA, Latin America and Australia. Born in Lima, Peru, in 1942, Allende traveled the world as the privileged daughter of a prominent family. Her uncle was the Chilean President, Salvator Allende. As a journalist in Chile, she worked for various television shows, movie documentaries and magazines. In 1973 her uncle was overthrown and assassinated in a CIA backed coup. Afterwards, her family fled to Venezuela where Allende continued to work as a journalist for the newspaper El Nacional . Her debut novel in 1982, The House of the Spirits, chronicled four generations of a Chilean family through the tumult of that country s political history. It is a history that is intertwined with Allende s own. Allende s latest book, My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Jouney Through Chile, is a reflection on exile. It traces the author s personal history bookended by two defining moments in the author s life- the Sept. 11th 1973 death of her Uncle and the Sept. 11th 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. * Isabel Allende, author of eight novels and two memoirs including House of the Spirits, Daughter of Fortune and Paula. Her latest book is, My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile. Link: http://www.isabelallende.com Isabel Allende 9:20-9:21 One Minute Music Break 9:21-9:40 Isabel Allende Cont d 9:40-9:41 One Minute Music Break 9:41-9:58 Isabel Allende Cont d 9:58-9:59 Outro and Credits Democracy Now! is produced by Kris Abrams, Mike Burke, Angie Karran, Sharif Abdul Kouddous, Ana Nogueira, Elizabeth Press with help from Noah Reibel and Vilka Tzouras. Mike Di Filippo is our music maestro and engineer. Thanks also to Uri Galed, Angela Alston, Emily Kunstler, Orlando Richards, Simba Rousseau, Rafael delaUz, Gabriel Weiss, Johnny Sender, Rich Kim, Karen Ranucci, Fatima Mojadiddy, Denis Moynihan and Jenny Filipazzo.