Vancouver 9/11 Truth Movement Galvanises Local Activist Community


by Wayne Prante

The Vancouver 9/11 Truth Movement, though initially small and scattered, has been around for some years. However, since the Spring of 2006, they have been holding regular meetings and holding high-profile events at public locations in the city. On August 30th, 2006 they presented a speaking engagement with Barrie Zwicker to help launch his book Towers of Deception in downtown Vancouver, which was attended by some 500 people, and then held a public demonstration on Robson Street on September 11th, 2006 to demand a new 9/11 investigation and justice for 9/11 victims. Since then, this group has become a cohesive activist group, and one with vision, clear objectives and determination.

Though still not huge, this group is quite remarkable in it's make up, with members ranging from 18 to 83 years old, from all walks of life, with various educational backgrounds, diverse socio-economic statuses, and are represented by both men and women, and a variety of cultures and ethnicities. They are not at all your typical, young, protest group that one might expect to see at an anti-war rally. Though they are also anti-war, it is more from a standpoint of 'false pretences' for war, also known as false-flag terrorism. While not always unanimous in their views as to what actually happened on 9/11, they are in agreement (along with 84% of Americans in a recent, national poll) that the 'official story' as given to us by the U.S. government, the media and the '9/11 Commission Report' does not add up, and that much of which led up to that fateful day, and indeed the facts surrounding the 'terrorist events' on 9/11 has been covered up.

Indeed, it is widely acknowledged now that the war in Iraq was illegal and based on lies, and as such, the U.S. Bush regime has lost credibility, as evidenced by the their defeat in the recent mid-term elections. The 9/11 Truthers are adamant that the pretext for the war in Afghanistan is equally fraudulent (with a myriad of evidence to prove it), and they question Canada's role in the so called "War on Terror" without any real investigation into the attacks of 9/11 by our government.

They are furthermore appalled by the use of depleted uranium (DU) weapons in the Middle East that is causing massive casualties, birth defects, and poisoning even our own troops (and their families upon return) with radioactivity, and contaminating the region with toxic material that has a 4.5 billion year half-life.

In addition, Vancouver 9/11 Truth activists have another agenda: stopping the North American Union which they (and many others) say is being brought into existence secretly via the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) at the behest of the corporate elite, with no input from citizens and no debate in our House of Commons (nor for that matter in the U.S. Congress). The SPP was signed with Mexico and the U.S. by former Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin, and has been further enhanced by his Conservative successor Stephen Harper, again without consulting the people. Indeed, they are aghast also at the growing loss of civil liberties and rights under the guise of 'security' (both in this country and abroad) and loss of democratic rights of the people. A 'New World Order' of, by, and for the elites they say is now taking shape. Corporate Globalism, they contend, will spell the end of Canada's sovereignty, and see our national wealth and jobs largely transferred out of our country and out of Canadian control. Corporate Globalism is destroying Canada's vital progressive national identity. This includes our culture, which includes a respect for human rights, international peace-making, and social justice ideals; our environmental heritage that supports our quality-of-living, and features associated with affirming our social fabric which include our world renown one-tier universal public healthcare system

In an effort to bring these issues to the public's attention, the Vancouver 9/11 Truth Movement now holds regular organizational meetings to plan public events to raise public awareness. Recently they applied to become a non-profit society and have launched a website to publicize their activities, goals and events, as well as attract newcomers. The site features links to many other 9/11 related sites that have documented the lies, anomalies, and cover-ups of the September 11th events in New York City and Washington, D.C, south of the border.

Vancouver 9/11 Truth is attempting to network with other groups and individuals across Canada who are aware of the 9/11 issues, as well as to work in concert with their counterparts in the U.S., to raise awareness through activism.

There are presently groups in Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal (with varying degrees of organization) and they have had contact with individuals in Victoria, BC and Edmonton who are interested in forming groups. They hope that that their efforts will inspire others, such as was recently the case in Cranbrook, BC where a group known as the Kootenay 911 Truth Movement has now been firmly established.

One vehicle for networking that they have found to be effective is, which provides an instant, free web presence that is easily found with the Google search engine, and offers some unique networking opportunities, as well as a place to post articles, info, events etc with no cost.

To raise awareness locally, Vancouver 9/11 Truth recently screened several documentary films, including: Aaron Russo's America - Freedom to Fascism and Alex Jones Terrorstorm, at the Pacific Cinematheque on Howe Street in Downtown Vancouver, and each of these events drew interest, brought new members to the group and raised funds for larger projects.

On Wednesday, May 16th, 2007 the group will present an evening with Prof. David Ray Griffin, author of The New Pearl Harbor and The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions'. A multi-speaker conference focusing on 9/11 and Canada is also in the planning stages for the near future.

All current and past event details, as well as meeting information are posted on their website: and they can be contacted via e-mail at