911truth.org Newsletter, June 16, 2007
IN THIS ISSUE:
1. Jersey Girls Deliver Petitions to Congress; Request our Immediate Action
2. US Social Forum Accepts 911truth.org Proposal; We Need Your Help!
3. Explosion of Interest At Grassroots
5. Whitman to Testify Before House Subcommittee
6. Santa Cruz Media Summit Postponed
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1. An email we received from the ‘Jersey Girls’, widows of 9/11 victims, has been posted in full at 911truth.org
The Public’s Right to Know – Declassification and Release of Documents petition
surpassed 15,000 signatures. As promised, we have hand delivered it to lawmakers
in Washington, DC.
UPDATE: Recently, during our meetings with lawmakers, we discussed the declassification
and release of all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting
that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security
Advisor, Condoleezza Rice, the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The
Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI) and the CIA Inspector General “CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks”, as mentioned in the Petition. (cont. at site)
ACTION ALERT: Please call and/or fax the following people. Tell them it is of the utmost importance to the future safety of the American public that the CIA Inspector General’s Report on September 11th be released immediately! (full list of addressees is at the site)
2. Whitman Will Testify To House Subcommittee
US Representative Jerrold Nadler of NY (D) is one of the best of a sorry lot of national politicians on the subject of 9/11. June 25 will offer him an opportunity to confront her on White House-abetted lies she told to the people of New York regarding the air quality in lower Manhattan after 9/11.
We don’t know what deals may or may not have been struck to win Whitman’s testimony (she refused to testify at first), and so we believe it’s unlikely that Whitman will be held fully accountable for her complicity in the deaths and illnesses of tens of thousands of people who accepted her words as fact.
3. US Social Forum 2007 — Can You Help?
911truth.org submitted a proposal to give a presentation at the first ever US Social Forum, and we’ve been accepted! This is a phenomenal opportunity to share 9/11 truth with thousands and thousands of activists (10,000 registered so far) from all over the US and abroad, from every walk of life, and to meet with leadership of myriad groups to build stronger coalitions and more effective strategies. In addition to presenting a session on the case for 9/11 truth as a critical vehicle to empower so many aspects of the broader people’s movement of movements, we’ll be spending four days distributing materials, talking with leaders and activists, being walking, talking 911Truth Visibility Projects, and learning from these other grassroots groups.
Can you help us get there and print materials to distribute? We’re keeping costs to a minimum, as always–sharing one hotel room, utilizing public transportation, booking the cheapest flights, etc. but it’s still an expensive undertaking. We’ve had our materials translated (thank you, volunteers!) into Spanish, and are working on German and French now. We feel very strongly this is well worth the expenditure of time, dollars, and energy. If you can help, please make a donation today online, or mail a check to us at PO Box 140332, Kansas City, MO 64114.
While there, we’ll be gathering with 9/11 activists from Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, Washington DC, and Atlanta, while we’re there. If you’re planning to attend, please email Janice@911truth.org right away so we can coordinate our efforts. And we’ll report back upon our return to let you know what we’ve learned, what responses we received, and what new alliances have been formed. Yeah, we’re excited!
4. Grassroots Organizers Springing Up Everywhere
Wow!! People are adding their names, two and three a week now, to the Grassroots Organizers list. New groups are forming in almost every state, and the European 9/11 Truth movement is exploding! Have a look and get involved now. If there’s no one in your area and you’re interested in finding like-minded individuals around you to begin meeting together, show videos or plan actions for the 11th of Every Month, submit your information at that page.
The online calendar is being used more, and we encourage you to have a look for upcoming events near you. Of course, if you’re planning a 9/11-related event of any kind, please add your info so people can find you. It’s also a good way to find and help promote others’ events–let your friends in other cities know of things going on near them.
Especially exciting is the upcoming Vancouver 911Truth Conference, June 22-24. “The theme of the conference is “9/11, Canada and the New World Order — Reclaiming Our Destiny” and will focus not only on what occurred, on September 11th, but will also look critically at what has been done, and is being done today, by our governments (both abroad and domestically) with 9/11 as the justification, and will question the legitimacy of the War on Terror.” This promises to be an important event.
At this time, planning is well underway for two other international gatherings: A 9/11 Conference in Hartford, CT potentially in late October, and a 9/11 Activists’ Working Summit in Chicago, in late September. We will post details as they’re forthcoming.
Truthaction.org‘s National Days of Truth Action campaign continues to grow into a very significant effort. Recently, Marinesfor911truth.org has grown out of the LA group’s efforts, for instance. Descriptions of events, discussion, report-backs and photos are posted at www.truthaction.org every month. This is also the source for info on the 911 Truth Squads–become the media, be an example to your neighbors, and exercise your constitutional obligation to participate in your government by asking real questions of political candidates everywhere they go.
Columbus911truth.org sponsors Truth Film Fest June 30 –A strong lineup of films will be shown at the Truth Film Fest June 30 at Studio 35, 3055 Indianola Ave in Columbus, OH. Tickets are $5 at the door. Films will include America: Freedom to Fascism; Orwell Rolls in His Grave; Oil, Smoke and Mirrors; 9/11 Press for Truth; Improbable Collapse: The Demolition of our Republic.
Santa Cruz Media Conference Postponed
The Truth Emergency Media Summit co-sponsored by Project Censored, Bethemedia.org and 911truth.org has been postponed until early 2008, for the purposes of lining up the strongest possible list of invitees and producing the best possible program. Time became too short to adequately prepare for this important conference during the month of August. The latest information on program elements and (when available) final dates and logistics, can be found at www.truthemergency.us
6. Nationwide Impeachment Town Hall Meetings On and Around July 4
World Can’t Wait is ratcheting up the pressure on our elected officials to do their duty and impeach Bush and Cheney for war crimes. Dozens of impeachment-themed Town Hall meetings are scheduled on and around July 4. To find one in your area, visit www.worldcantwait.org. Impeachforpeace.org’s “Do It Yourself Impeachment” initiative is gaining significant ground (, along with PledgetoImpeach.org’s Plan (an INN Global News interview on this is available here). Many national groups are beginning to discuss 9/11-related “criminal negligence” and “obstruction of justice” crimes in our impeachment demands, and we encourage every reader to take action immediately to support and demand impeachment, and to join in these discussions with calm, rational, indisputable evidence for including the crimes of 9/11.
911TruthLA.net has been working with other groups to co-create “The Los Angeles Impeachment Center. The Center will launch July 4, 2007 at 11 am (followed by a picnic). The Impeachment Center will have literature, phone & address information and other resources. It is a countywide resource for advancing the impeachment of George W. Bush & Richard Cheney.” We congratulate Peter Thottam and the many other fine 9/11 activists in and around LA for this significant achievement! Collaboration is possible and powerful!
Philly911truth.org, with Webster Tarpley, Bruce Marshall, Paul Desauriers and many others, is calling for an Emergency Anti-War Coalition Meeting to convene July 4th at Independence Visitors Center in Philadelphia, as a response to a call put forward by Cindy Sheehan in her May “retirement” letter. Watch that site for details.
7. An Inconvenient Resistance
No more status quo!! What are you doing to inconvenience and disrupt this system that’s strangling us? Have you moved your mortgage from Citibank yet? Have you taken your insurance away from companies underwritten by AIG? Have you bought a bus pass, supported a local merchant instead of big box stores, boycotted faux media and told them why, supported local farmers, participated in the National “We’re Not Buyin’ It” boycott? Are you wondering how to make more of a difference with your money? The 911truth e-store has just secured ten different audio CDs from Catherine Austin Fitts’ amazing collection of valuable Tapeworm Economy materials. They will become available from the store in just the next couple of days, and we are offering a 10% discount to the first 50 orders received from 911truth.org newsletter subscribers. Please enter “Subscriber” in the coupon code when you place your online order. For those of you who prefer not to use online ordering systems and credit cards, instructions for mailing with a check or money order are now at the store.
And what about your time? Are you calling your Senators and Representative once every day to demand impeachment and a real 9/11 investigation? Is a six to eight minute sacrifice of your time worth it, to make these three calls, and ? Make your voice heard now!
Now more than ever, we thank you for your courage and persistence!
911Truth.org Steering Committee
Janice Matthews, Executive Director, Kansas City, MO, 816.268.3386
Bryan Sacks, Contributing Editor & Research Coordinator, Philadelphia, PA
Michael Berger, Media Coordinator, St. Louis, MO
David Kubiak, International Campaigns Adviser, Half Moon Bay, CA
Michael Wolsey, Contributing Editor, Greeley, CA
Please Note: This current listing of our Steering Committee reflects the names of the only persons who speak for or represent the organization. Please see our About Us page for more information about the organization, the Advisory Board, Mission Statement and Goals. See the Grassroots Contacts page for a listing of autonomous persons and groups listed as contacts to build 9/11 groups. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email or call us, any time.