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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:47 am    Post subject: Camp OUT NOW Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon Gold wrote:
Friends,

On Monday morning, we are setting up Camp OUT NOW on the lawn of the Washington Memorial. I have chosen to partake in this because for 9 years we have tried to use the "system" to bring truth and accountability for the 9/11 attacks, and the "system" does not work.

I don't know if you've noticed or not, but 9/11 is not being allowed in the courts. So I don't know what option is left. Part of 9/11 Truth is being anti-war. That's part of the reason we do what we do... or at least I've always thought it to be the case. That we are trying to end the "9/11 wars" by exposing the truth. I can't think of a better place for 9/11 Truth to be than an event designed to end the wars. Knowledge is, after all, power. So... I will be using my knowledge of 9/11 to help end these hideous and illegal wars. We have too much blood on our hands to do nothing.

I hope that you will tell your friends and family to support what it is we are trying to do. 9/11 Truth will be represented at Camp OUT NOW. Cindy has already told me I will be speaking. Please come if you can, but more importantly, don't let people forget we are out there. Please.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Jon Gold
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob McIlvaine wrote:
As many of you may already know, Cindy Sheehan and Jon Gold are in Washington protesting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. They, along with many other anti-war activists, are camping out at the Washington Monument.

It surely is not easy to “keep the flame of protest’ when the media and special interest groups fight us at every juncture. But, as Cindy and I both know all too well, life is precious and we have lost too, too many young lives already.

Cindy and Jon, I cannot be with you, but I am truly there in spirit. May God keep you safe.

Bob McIlvaine
father of Bobby McIlvaine
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Washington (CNN) - Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, who became a household name for protesting outside of former President Bush's Texas ranch, is now camping out on the soggy grounds of the Washington Monument in an effort to draw attention to her cause.

Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, said she and her fellow anti-war protestors are demanding that a representative from the peace movement have a seat at the table when war is being considered.

"We are committed to doing this until we see activity from the government," said Sheehan, referring to the anti-war protestors resolve to remain on the National Mall.

Sheehan said that each day this week there will be "teach-ins and training for non-violent civil resistance until Monday when the action starts."

The "action" will be blocking intersections in the nation's Capital as well as protesting at offices, she said. But Sheehan noted "we don't want to divulge what we are doing because we don't want law enforcement to be able to organize against us beforehand for our actions."

After a trip to Target to load up on necessary camping supplies as well as tables and chairs it would appear that Sheehan has no plans on leaving.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/03/15/cindy-sheehan-camps-out-on-national-mall/?fbid=A5ec7yXXVf2



TORONTO STAR:

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Cindy Sheehan plans tent-city protest

WASHINGTON—Cindy Sheehan was a long-time thorn in the side of former president George W. Bush, famously camping out in front of his Texas ranch to protest the war that claimed the life of her son in 2004 as he served in Iraq.

But Sheehan, 52, isn’t any more enamoured of President Barack Obama, trailing him as far as Norway when he won his Nobel Peace Prize to point out there’s no real difference between his administration’s and Bush’s when it comes to the American military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Next week, Sheehan’s organization _ Peace of the Action _ is staging its most public demonstration yet against the Obama administration, setting up a tent city at the base of the iconic Washington Monument.

Sheehan will be at the monument all week in the hopes of reminding Americans that two wars are still raging overseas, killing innocent civilians and U.S. soldiers alike.

The group plans to launch its first act of civil disobedience on March 22 in an event near the White House. According to Peace of the Action’s website, the goal is to “clog Washington, D.C. every weekday through diffuse civil resistance actions to have the effect of tampering with ‘business as usual’ in the capital of the United States of America.”

“It wasn’t closure at all for George Bush to leave office,” Sheehan recently told The Hill, D.C.’s congressional newspaper.

A request for an interview with Sheehan wasn’t immediately answered on Thursday, but she told The Hill she’s determined to keep the anemic peace movement in the United States alive.

“I’ve (protested) outside the system, I’ve tried to do this inside the system … it’s time to get together and organize things. That’s how you get something done,” she said.

But in the midst of a devastating recession, a White House preoccupation with pushing through health-care reform and a U.S. capital currently awash in political scandal, there’s no question the wars overseas get precious little attention.

The late Ted Kennedy’s son, Patrick, a congressman from Rhode Island, railed against the lack of media attention being paid to America’s escalating military presence in the Middle East earlier this week.

In an emotional rant on the floor of the House of Representatives during debate over a resolution on withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, Kennedy characterized the media’s coverage of the resignation of Democratic congressman Eric Massa as “despicable.” Massa has been accused of groping his male staff during tickle fights.

“You know what cynicism is?” Kennedy shouted, his voice cracking.

“There’s one, two press people in this gallery. We’re talking about Eric Massa 24/7 on the TV, we’re talking about war and peace, $3 billion dollars, a thousand lives, and no press? No press? .... The press of the United States is not covering the significant issue of national importance, and that’s the laying of the lives down in the nation, for the service of our country. It is despicable, the national press corps right now.”

Richard Rubenstein, a conflict resolution professor at Washington’s George Mason University, has written a soon-to-be-released book entitled “Reasons to Kill: Why Americans Choose War” that explores the arguments and images used to get people to support wars.

Americans are still haunted by the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Rubenstein says, and that’s why the current anti-war movement is a pale imitation of the widespread, well-attended demonstrations that took place during the Vietnam War in the 1960s and early ‘70s.

“The power of 9-11 is still with us, and that was a major trauma for a country that had convinced itself it was invulnerable to that sort of attack. It was incredibly shocking,” he said Thursday.

“That trauma is still active and when things can be linked to it, as the Iraq war has been and now the Afghan war, even more so, it keeps the fears alive.”

The Obama administration, he added, has done nothing to alleviate those fears while failing to clearly outline what its plans are in the Middle East. The confusion has only been exacerbated, Rubenstein says, as military generals and top administration officials frequently contradict one another when discussing long-term foreign policy goals.

“It’s not the fog of war, it’s the fog of Obama,” he said.

“The administration has failed to give us a new paradigm for foreign policy, to talk about other ways of being in the world that aren’t about empires. It’s all cosmetic. There’s nothing being done to calm people’s fears or to help them think in a more long-term manner about what’s good for America as well as the rest of the world in terms of foreign policy.”

But others wonder why Americans, so consumed with their own economic wellbeing as the recession lingers and one in 10 U.S. citizens is out of work, aren’t more outraged about the expensive wars being waged overseas.

“Our nation is literally being destroyed, not from attacks by a powerful foreign enemy, but by the relentless expansion of U.S. wars and empire building,” foreign policy commentator Michael Payne wrote recently on the progressive OpEdNews website.

“Almost every facet of our economy, except the defence industry, is collapsing; our national debt is staggering and we are, by far, the largest creditor nation in the world. Yet, the massive spending for the military and defence contractors continues unabated. And the people of America continue to watch in passive silence.”

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/778565--cindy-sheehan-plans-tent-city-protest
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Thanks to Richard Rubenstein!

"Americans are still haunted by the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Rubenstein says, and that’s why the current anti-war movement is a pale imitation of the widespread, well-attended demonstrations that took place during the Vietnam War in the 1960s and early ‘70s.

“'The power of 9-11 is still with us.... That trauma is still active and when things can be linked to it, as the Iraq war has been and now the Afghan war, even more so, it keeps the fears alive.'”

That's what the anti-war movement needs to hear. 9/11 Truth Ends Wars.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It great to hear this protest is happening. I'd like to add to Gold's thoughts though:

YT wrote:
Jon Gold wrote:
Friends,

On Monday morning, we are setting up Camp OUT NOW on the lawn of the Washington Memorial. I have chosen to partake in this because for 9 years we have tried to use the "system" to bring truth and accountability for the 9/11 attacks, and the "system" does not work.

I don't know if you've noticed or not, but 9/11 is not being allowed in the courts. So I don't know what option is left. Part of 9/11 Truth is being anti-war. That's part of the reason we do what we do... or at least I've always thought it to be the case. That we are trying to end the "9/11 wars" by exposing the truth. I can't think of a better place for 9/11 Truth to be than an event designed to end the wars. Knowledge is, after all, power. So... I will be using my knowledge of 9/11 to help end these hideous and illegal wars. We have too much blood on our hands to do nothing.

I hope that you will tell your friends and family to support what it is we are trying to do. 9/11 Truth will be represented at Camp OUT NOW. Cindy has already told me I will be speaking. Please come if you can, but more importantly, don't let people forget we are out there. Please.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Jon Gold


I have chosen to partake in this because for 9 years we have tried to use the "system" to bring truth and accountability for the 9/11 attacks, and the "system" does not work.

I don't think the "system" was as broken as it appeared to be, as the dominate strategies in 9/11 truth were. The single most compelling political force that could have(maybe still could) bring the political force of 911 to the mainstream, IMO, is the family members and first responders. Not as some back up for other strategies, not instead of doing anything else, but as the primary strategy.

And this has been fought tooth an nail. From outside of 911 truth--

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/06/07/entertainment/main1690954.shtml

and inside it--earlier disruptions focussing on the makers of Press for Truth--the latest gambit to put people off 911truth with the idea ALL victims and survivors are fake:

septemberclues.info/deconstructing.htm
(do not follow this link unprotected)

Its no random chance that Mr. Gold has been relentlessly attacked for supporting the family members for going on 5 years now. Yes, they spin some bollox about its because he's supporting Israel, but that's just to prop up the feeble theory invented by a murderous political cult leader they're invested in spreading. More on that later.

This protest looks brilliant--a good time for all should be had.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently there's nothing to be found on indymedia regarding Camp OUT NOW. Pretty sad.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weird.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP Rachel Corrie
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cindy Welcomes 9/11 Truth to Camp OUT NOW

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got a call from Jon. He's across the street from the White House at Camp OUT NOW. He says people are starting to show up and it sounds like it's going pretty good. He's scheduled to speak tonight. He said that they'd been bullhorning the White House and are preparing for civil disobedience.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cindy Sheehan Arrested 3-20-2010

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate to see that.

Arrest the mother who lost her son in the war, but don't arrest the Tea Partiers holding signs with guns and calling congresspeople "nigger" and "faggot" --

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/03/tea-partiers-call-lewis-nr-frank-ft-at-capitol-hill-protest.php

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

War Protest Arrests: Eight Put Their Bodies on the Gears of the War Machine
http://truthaction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=36980
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