Douglas Spencer (dougs) wrote,
Douglas Spencer
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September 11th -- A significant anniversary

708 years ago today, on 11th September 1297, William Wallace defeated the Earl of Surrey in the battle of Stirling Bridge, in part of the struggle by the Scots to gain independence from the English.

Let's use today to think about freedom from control by foreign powers.

83 years ago today, on 11th September 1922, the British mandate of Palestine was passed by the League of nations -- a document instructing the British to "safeguard the civil and religious rights of all the inhabitants of Palestine".

Let's use today to think about safeguarding civil and religious rights.

32 years ago today, on 11th September 1973, General Augusto Pinochet took over from President Salvador Allende of Chile in a military coup.

Let's use today to think about the appropriateness of military intervention in civillian government.

I'm sure there are other anniversaries today. There's a lot to think about.
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