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|Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:13 am Post subject: 10th Annual 9/11 Truth Rally/March/Parade
|10th Annual 9/11 Truth Rally/March
September 11, 2011
Satyagraha - Truth Force - Powerful Truths
Rally at 10 a.m. at the Gandhi Statue, next to the Ferry Building, in San Francisco
Join us for words, poetry, song, before we begin our march, parade
through nearby Justin Herman Plaza, and up Market Street
to Hallidie Plaza for another rally at 11 am
We will gather for more words, song, poetry, before we resume our march, parade, up Market Street, through UN Plaza to the Civic Center by noon.
Noon at the Civic Center a time for informal story telling, music making, picnicing, community building and sharing before the more formal 9/11 Reclaiming the Truth, Reclaiming Our Future begins at 1 pm in the Herbst Theatre at the nearby San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue.
Take back Gandhi's 9/11 Celebration - 105th Anniversary of Gandhi’s non-violent direct action practice of Satyagraha – Truth Force
Following the attacks of September 11th, the first "9/11 Truth Rally and March" took place in 2002. Every year since then, we have gathered in the Panhandle and marched to the Power to the Peaceful Festival. This year, however, the Power to the Peaceful Festival was cancelled. I would love to see a "Power to the Truthful" Festival, but with very little time, that would require the gifts, support, and enthusiasm of many others.
Satyagraha was born out of a meeting which took place on September 11, 1906. The spirit of satyagraha, truth force, non-violent resistance, "love in action" as Martin Luther King Jr. described it, is needed today on a wide scale. With the assaults upon the public mind and health, attacking every facet of our lives, we must organize to defend the fabric of life.
Local activist, song writer, Vic Sadot will be performing some of his songs at our rally, and during our march.
Satyagraha - Truth Force was born when people gathered together, in their struggle against empire and racism in South Africa. On September 11, 1906, at a public meeting attended by 3000 people where Gandhi spoke, Sheth haji Habib, an old Muslim resident of South Africa, was inspired to consciously speak out and state his decision to act in defiance of an unjust law, that targeted the Indian population of South Africa. Habib declared his willingness to suffer the consequences in a spiritually-endowed fight for justice in the name of God. The theory of satyagraha sees means and ends as inseparable. The means used to obtain an end are wrapped up in and attached to that end. Therefore, it is contradictory to try to use unjust means to obtain justice or to try to use violence to obtain peace. Satyagraha is a synthesis of the Sanskrit words satya (meaning "truth") and Agraha ("pursuit of"). Gandhi believed that life itself is a pursuit of truth. For Gandhi, satyagraha became strength in practicing non-violent methods, or in his words "the Force which is born of Truth and Love or non-violence." Martin Luther King Jr. defined it as "Love in Action."
More details and photos of speakers are posted at http://communitycurrency.org/10thanniversary.html
To get involved, help, come to our next organizing meeting, Thursday, September 1, 7-10 pm, BFUU, Fireside Room,1606 Bonita, Berkeley, or call Carol @ 650-857-0927.