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|Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:41 am Post subject: A Call to Action
|The Time is Now
On the Eleventh Day of Every Month
We Unite in Action for Truth
Polls demonstrate that 84% of the American public rejects the official account of what happened on September 11th 2001. Polls in Europe, Canada and the Islamic world have yielded similar results. Numerous prominent officials from around the world have gone on record expressing profound disbelief of the official narrative. Rapidly growing numbers are convinced that members of the Bush administration were not only grossly negligent in the days and months leading up to 9/11 but active participants in the attacks themselves.
We are in the midst of a mass awakening.
Like the Warren Commission before it, the Zelikow commission – appointed to investigate the pivotal event that “changed everything” – has proved a whitewash, a cover-up of a mass murder that reeks of official complicity. Millions of citizens have joined the family members of the victims in calling for a new investigation. Dying first responders - cynically exploited in the aftermath of the attacks and now cast aside as political liabilities - have pleaded for justice. Their pleas have fallen on deaf ears.
9/11 is the foundational myth upon which the entire neocon agenda is predicated. Every civil liberty curtailed, every passage hacked from the Bill of Rights, every torture camp built by Halliburton, every child murdered in Iraq – all of these have but one justification: 9/11.
Yet leaders of the peace movement have avoided the truth about 9/11, forfeiting the one issue capable of putting a stop to this madness.
And Democratic leaders, for their part, have not only assisted with the cover-up but embraced the War on Terror myth with vigor, threatening to outflank the neocons from the far right.
Our leaders have promised us a hundred year war.
We are promising them that they will not succeed.
In the absence of sane leadership, we intend to do what people have always done to effect positive change: we will mobilize in massive numbers.
On the Eleventh Day of Every Month, we call on activists everywhere to take to the streets in the name of truth.
In every town and every city - and by any nonviolent means necessary - we will reach out together to our fellow citizens and spread the word.
Observing the monthly anniversary of 9/11 with a united day of truth action will provide a regularly occurring focus for the movement, as well as an ongoing reminder to all media, elected representatives and people all over the world that the truth will out and we’re not going away. The 11th will be an ongoing symbol of our presence, our persistence and our growing numbers. As this campaign progresses our growing numbers will encourage more and more people to take action for truth every day until we reach critical mass.
As each month passes and this idea spreads - across the internet, through cafes and town halls and into the collective consciousness of the American public - the 11th will become a rite of passage. The movement will grow exponentially until it can no longer be contained. All that is required is participation by a small number of people already awake and willing to stand up and speak out for truth and justice. The laws of gravity - so absent from the NIST report - will take care of the rest.
Until now, the truth movement has limited itself to a strike-and-retreat approach. Although successful in waking up large numbers of people – no mean feat, considering the corporate media blackout – this strategy has not tapped into the movement’s revolutionary potential. As Clausewitz wrote of war, “The side that takes the initiative defines the terms of the struggle. As long as it keeps innovating, it also retains the element of surprise. Boldness is virtually a creative power… Whenever boldness meets hesitation it already has a significant advantage because the very state of hesitation implies a loss of equilibrium.”
We will stop playing according to their rules. Idleness is defeat. A thirty second haranguing on the O’Reilly Factor is not enough. Our success depends on massive, sustained growth backed by concrete action. Lacking coordination, meeting points and a nationwide plan of action, many have settled for solitary vigils, scattered protests, provocative T-shirts and tables at peace marches. All heroic in themselves, but we must do more – together - on a regular, ongoing basis. What is missing from the truth movement is not so much a widespread awareness of the cover-up but a real plan of action that people all over the country can get involved in.
Ongoing national days of truth action will fill this void.
In the beginning, our numbers will be small. But we remember the case of February 1, 1960 when four freshman at A & T College in Greensboro, North Carolina, sat down at a segregated lunch counter at a popular restaurant. As Howard Zinn writes, “In a matter of days, the idea leaped to other cities in North Carolina. During the next two weeks, sit-ins spread to fifteen cities in five Southern states. Within the following year, over 50,000 people in a hundred cities…”
So began the Civil Rights Movement. It did not begin with Martin Luther King. A great man did not appear from on high and lead the masses to victory. It began with regular people getting off the couch, getting together and standing up for truth and justice.
Our actions will be diverse, creative, colorful and groundbreaking. We will document our actions to inspire and encourage others to join us. Civil disobedience is encouraged but violent actions will not be tolerated. Should such actions occur, we will assume the culprits to be provacateurs, participating in the time-honored tactic of breaking up positive forces that threaten elite power.
This website and forum can serve as a focal point for activists to come together and discuss their strategies. There will be no centralized, hierarchical base but rather a horizontal nexus where activists can devise their own tactics for their own communities and coordinate these activities nationwide. The key is a unified and ongoing effort.
There is no greater joy in life than coming together with people of conscience and standing up for what’s right. As Ken Knabb wrote of such situations, “… people become much more open to new perspectives, readier to question previous assumptions, quicker to see through the usual cons. Every day some people go through experiences that lead them to question the meaning of their lives; but during a radical situation practically everyone does so all at once. When the machine grinds to a halt, the cogs themselves begin wondering about their function.”
We will not stop until the September 11th criminals are exposed and brought to justice. Until then, the eleventh day of every month will be observed in honor of all those who were murdered on that day and the many who have lost their lives in the name of that day since.
Our grandchildren will not be designated as cannon fodder before they are even born.
We will not submit to a techno-fascist police state built on a big lie.
Slavery is not an option.
The truth will out.
GET INVOLVED – GET IN THE STREETS – GET VISIBLE
The Eleventh Day of Every Month
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
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