The HUNDREDTH Anniversary of 9/11

This Monday, September 11, 2006, is actually the hundredth anniversary of 9/11. Not the false flag terror attack, but of another important event: the launch of Gandhi's nonviolent resistance campaign against the British empire.

Why is this important? Well, for one thing, Gandhi's nonviolent campaign worked. It defeated an overwhelmingly powerful enemy.

How did they do it? By using 2 tools:

(1) By virtually shutting down the empire's economic system; and

(2) Through something Gandhi called "soul force".

For the atheists among us, soul force can be translated to mean the power of our convictions, courage, commitment, passion, and having truth and rightness on our side. For the religious or spiritual among us, I'll assume we know what the soul is.

Should the 9/11 truth movement apply Gandhi's powerful technique (which, incidentally, also worked for Martin Luther King, Jr.)? Can we afford not to?

See also this essay.

MUJCA member gets piece printed in the Seattle P-I

Shutting Down, or Coming Clean

... and one approach to a peaceful, creative, community-based Gandhi-like approach is described as "coming clean" from "the tapeworm economy" by Catherine Austin Fitts, one of the first 9/11 truthers. Read more at and/or, where there are more articles, mp3's and a forum.

WOW! This looks much

WOW! This looks much better. Big Ups to the graphic designer. Good job.

Satyagraha is Not 'soul force'

I hate to correct you,but i will...'Satyygraha' translates into 'Truth-firmness'. This means holding firmly to what u conceive as true, regardless of what happens. Ironically, Bush holds firmly to what he conceives as true!

The use of 'soul force' implies Gandhi recommended the use of force: he did not.

Holding firmly to the truth is the basis of his famous saying:

' First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Mohandas Gandhi '

The idea is NOT to use force...

By the way, Alexander Cockburn is in the laughing stage...

Rahul Mahajan is in the ignoring phase!
I wrote to Mahajan after reading his latest, and he is clearly a leftwing gatekeeper..and he has chosen to ignore me...


Remembering Ghandi.

Gandhi's most famous quote will guide us to revealing 9/11 Truth:

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

First they did ignore us. Then they laughed and called us "kooks" or "conspiracy nuts". Then they sent NIST and PM out on a smear and disinformation campaign. But there is one thing we have that they don't. And that's the truth. That's why Ghandi was ultimately successful...because he was ultimately right. Keep the pressure on and we will prevail. Start small with getting the opposition party back in power so that they can conduct the constitutionally mandated oversight the GOP-controlled Congress is apprently unwilling to do.

We can win this. We just have to be smart.

Power of the soul...

I would advise anyone who wants to find out about the power of the soul to read any book by Deepak Chopra (do a quick search on google video). Or if you're not inclined to spiritual/new age kind of reading, check out Tony Robbins advice.

These people wisdom will totally transform (positivelly) your point of view of yoruself and the world.

Peace and love :)

yes, because the

yes, because the non-religious have no souls right? hahahaha, just messing with ya.

Speaking of the possibilty

Speaking of the possibilty of a Nazi invasion of Britain, Gandhi had this to say: "I would like you to lay down the arms you have as being useless for saving you or humanity. You will invite Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini to take what they want of the countries you call your possessions.... If these gentlemen choose to occupy your homes, you will vacate them. If they do not give you free passage out, you will allow yourselves, man, woman, and child, to be slaughtered, but you will refuse to owe allegiance to them."

Speaking of the Holocaust, he had this to say: "The Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher's knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs."

Non-violence as a political M.O. has its limits. Explained well in the song "Guns of Brixton" by The Clash:

When they kick down your front door, how you gonna come?
With your hands upon your head, or the trigger of your gun?
When the law break in, how you gonna go?
Shot down on the pavement, or waiting on death row?

Here's a review of Ward Churchill's 1986 book "Pacifism as Pathology" that illustrates some very important points about strict non-violence as a political philosophy - I realise that Churchill is probably not the most liked person round these parts - but I think to ignore everything he has to say on every subject is ridiculous.

And while its true that Gandhi's campaign played a big role in getting Indian Independence - IMO British political withdrawal was more a result of the historical conditions at the time. The war had just ended, the British mainland state was in ruins, its grip on the Empire was slipping (and teh US were becoming the new Imperial power in the Pacific) strikes and guerilla attacks had plauged India, and the final straw was the Naval Mutiny in 1946. This mutiny spread to parts of the Infantry and Air Force. Mass strikes gripped Bombay and other cities, and rioting broke out all over the place. 100's of demonstrators were slaughtered. It's also worth nothing that this mutiny united both Hindus & Muslims in opposition to British Rule. The only political grouping to fully support the strikers and rioters were the Communist Party of India. Indeed, Gandhi had this to say of the mutineers and their supporters "[They are] a bad and unbecoming example for India" (!!!), because they lacked "guidance and intervention [of] political leaders of their choice"- I guess those 'leaders of choice' would be Gandhi himself. India's traditional political elites (which included Gandhi) were losing their grip over the masses, who had decided 'enough!', and began to take matters into their own hands. The munity was eventually (and wrongly IMO) called off - but within a year, and following some disgusting communal violence leaving probably tens of thousands, if not more, dead the British withdrew realising tha they could simply no longer control the country via direct rule. Of course, Imperial companies stayed on and contunied exploiting the labour force and they remain there to this day, running their disgusting sweatshops!

Here are some articles witha critical view of Gandhi:

India: Imperialism, Partition & Resistance

How Britain 'lost India

Gandhi and the non-violent way

Gandhi and the myth of non-violence

The 1946 rebellion of the sailors of the British Indian Navy

My point in this is that I feel non-violence is a tactic that should be used where appropriate, but it should not be a dogmatic principle. George Washington I hope you won't mind me saying that its a little ironic that - given your nickname - you should be advocating exculsively pacifist methods of struggle ;-). Give me the Black Panthers over Dr. King any day.

(All of this is not to say that I don't have respect for both Gandhi and Dr. King, I do. But I feel that they were deeply flawed politically).

And now that I think of it,

And now that I think of it, there is another September 11th that demonstrates the need for force in defending a revolution.

September 11th 1973, Santiago de Chile.

¡Remember Allende!

Other (in)famous 9/11

1919 - US Marine invade Honduras
1922 - The British Mandate in Palestine begins
1943 - Start of the liquidation of the Ghettos in Minsk and Lida by the Nazis
1965 - The 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army arrives in Vietnam
1982 - The international forces, which were guaranteeing the safety of Palestinian refugees following Israel's 1982 Invasion of Lebanon, left Beirut. Five days later, several thousand refugees were massacred in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps
1987 - Reggae musician Peter Tosh is murdered in his own home in Kingston.
1990 - President George H. W. Bush delivers a nationally televised speech in which he threatens the use of force to remove Iraqi soldiers from Kuwait, which Iraq had recently invaded.
2005 - Israelis pull out of Gaza (only to go back in a year later - Gaza is now "a prison", "on the brink of a humanitraian disaster" and "dying" according to international journalists and observers)


Partridge, may all pay attention to your information and analysis. Well said and researched.