Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:55 pm Post subject: Truth Action Ottawa 2009 Year In Review & Special Thx 2
I was supposed to post this a few days ago. No need to respond if you already saw it on Blogger. I'm just entering it into the public record.
This year, I'm dedicating to Jon Gold, because he didn't get a cartoon character made out of him in the KB thingy
Reposted - Holy LINKS Batman!
Happy holidays from Truth Action Ottawa! It has been an incredible year for us and we thought we'd take this opportunity to thank everyone who has put so much effort into making Truth Action Ottawa a huge success in 2009. Your dedication and energy has helped make TAO more successful than we could have possibly hoped for.
First and foremost, we've been out on the eleventh of every month this year participating in the International Campaign for 9/11 Truth and Justice at Truthaction.Org. This is a campaign that we've participated in here in Ottawa since April of 2007. We even did additional actions this year when the opportunity arose. Our Willie Nelson truth action was especially memorable, not in the least because it was featured by Willie Nelson's Peace Research Institute. We had two guest speakers in town and did several telephone interviews. We even got mentioned in the Ottawa Sun!
We've handed out over 5000 discs this year directly to the public and the response has been getting more and more favourable each month.
Truth actions are not generally high-profile ways to get the information out about 9/11. While on a truth action, you're unlikely to do anything sensational or newsworthy that would make for a great photo-op or YouTube clip. Nevertheless, we at TAO feel that truth actions are the most important aspect of our activities. We converse with people directly, respectfully, one at a time, and share our information with those ready and willing to receive it. We feel this has been by far our most effective tactic, and we've distributed thousands of DVDs this year to prove it.
In May, working with six other activist groups across Canada, we were able to host a live speaking engagement with the very lovely Annie Machon, author of Spies, Lies and Whistleblowers. Her talk was great, and we'll be posting the video of it as soon as our video technician has finished the editing. It was a rainy night, but a decent crowd braved the weather and made the event a great success. Many thanks to the Vancouver 9/11 Truth Society and everyone else who worked on this, the first cross-Canada speaking tour not organized by a book store.
Later that month, we were fortunate enough to meet Mr. David Long, a long-time resident of Ottawa. His explosive testimony of what he witnessed on 9/11 at ground zero can be viewed here. Mr. Long has been at many of our subsequent truth actions, and we're very happy to count him among our friends.
In June, media pundit Glenn Beck attacked the 9/11 truth movement as a whole, and our video response to him unexpectedly garnered quite a lot of interest on the web. We hope Mr. Beck saw it.
Also in June, we interviewed Cosmos, founder of truthaction.org's 11th Of Every Month Campaign. We were celebrating the 30th consecutive month of global truth actions, with thousands of DVDs distributed each month all over the world. You can hear the interview here.
Finally, we'd like to take a moment to thank someone who has been in the background getting out almost as many 9/11 DVDs on his own as the rest of us have during our truth actions. To preserve his anonymity, we'll refer to him as Will, since his willpower to get this information out there is exceptional.
We have had trouble keeping Will supplied with discs, because every time he goes to a store, gas station or donut shop, he hands out discs to cashiers, managers, other customers, passers-by, and basically anyone he encounters. Will has possibly forced a new policy on Tim Horton's donut shops, since out of the blue the cashiers started telling him they weren't allowed to take discs anymore. While all our activist friends are very appreciated, we thought that we'd send a special thank you to Will because of his every-day-is-a-truth-action attitude and his commitment to distributing this information widely and anonymously.
If you're aware that the events of 9/11 have been misrepresented and would like to get the information out, but you don't want to do so with a visible group like Truth Action Ottawa, we would humbly suggest that you could use Will as an example of how you can effect a massive amount of change anonymously. Simply come to one of our truth actions, get one of our discs to use as a master, start duplicating it and handing out the copies. You don't even have to tell us you're doing so. Even if you hand out only one disc a week, that's 52 new people who will know that there are serious questions about 9/11 by this time next year. You can even leave discs in locations where people will happen upon them without ever knowing who put the disc there.
2009 has been a fantastic year for sure, and it's just the beginning. 2010 can only get better. We've got big plans for entirely new events, interviews and other informational outreach activities, and we will keep up the energetic pace we've set for ourselves. If you have ideas you'd like to share with us, please join us on our forums, or send us a message. We'd love to hear from you!
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