Joined: 18 Jan 2007 Posts: 5915 Location: New Zealand
Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:49 am Post subject: 12/12 in DC: The No You Can't Rally
BRING THE 9/11 TRUTH
“No You Can’t!” Rally at White House December 12
Unity Among Peace Movement Groups against Obama War Escalation - Warning of Reprisals to Troop Surge
Over 100 leading peace activists have announced an ‘Emergency Anti-Escalation Rally’ at the White House on December 12, from 11a.m. to 4 p.m., to reject President Obama’s planned military escalation in Afghanistan. The rally is organized by End US Wars, a newly formed coalition of national and grass-roots antiwar organizations, with endorsements from leading peace leaders. Speakers include: Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Cynthia McKinney, Sen. Mike Gravel, Kathy Kelly, Chris Hedges, David Swanson, Phyllis Bennis, Rev. Graylan Hagler, Gael Murphy, Coy McKinney, Debra Sweet, Brian Becker, Mathis Chiroux, Lynne Williams, Hon. Betty Hall, Elaine Brower, Marian Douglas, Michael Knox, Ralph Lopez, Ron Fisher, and statements from Col. Ann Wright, Stephen Zunes and Granny D (turning 100).
Joined: 12 Jun 2007 Posts: 423 Location: Washington, DC
Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:28 am Post subject: End US Wars Rally 2009
I went to the End US Wars Rally. I handed out several dozen '11 Remarkable Facts about 9/11' cards. Many people told me they knew about 9/11 already, others simply took the info, some refused it.
Activists from DC 9/11 Truth were there as well- I chatted w/ Sheila Casey for a while about a new investigation and the Pentagon evidence. Casey believes 77 did not hit the Pentagon. I maintain the Pentagon should not have been hit at all, and advocate for full disclosure- but we both already knew that about each other.
I ran into John Judge as well- he had been scheduled to give a short talk on 9/11, but that was preempted and he was only able to introduce Cynthia McKinney.
I was able to ask a few questions of Ralph Nader, David Swanson, Dennis Kucinich and Cynthia McKinney. Unfortunately, I deleted my video of McKinney by mistake, and held the camera sideways for the others (I now know video is not like photos...), so I only uploaded the audio w/ still clips for the others.
I had asked McKinney what she saw as the biggest challenges and opportunities for the 9/11 Truth Movement. She said she had supported NYCCAN and felt justice was disserved in the judge's decision to disallow it. She suggested that a People's Tribunal might be worth pursuing, but that something with legal authority would be best. She also said that she will be pursuing the issue if she gets reelected to Congress.
I particularly liked Ralph Nader's response when I asked about the biggest unanswered questions; he said, "Who's responsible?" is the biggest.
I asked Kucinich the status on his committee's investigation into 9/11, and he said that it is an issue he maintains an interest in- he has questions about pre-9/11 financial transactions- but that his committee has been swamped dealing with Wall Street investigations and the economic meltdown.
David Swanson said 9/11 has not been investigated, and a full investigation is an important issue.
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