May Holiday Event Activism

Let's get the creativity juices flowing and throw out ideas for taking advantage of the holidays and observances in May.

We can co-opt these and use them for 9/11 activism events.

Here are the days available. Mention others if they are not listed here.

5th Cinco de Mayo

13th Mother's Day

28th Memorial Day

Friday 13

This Friday is the April 13th, so that has possibilities.

Unlucky day. Maybe a black cat theme. (dress up, like the rabbit)
Superstition? Can "superstitions" be worked into "conspiracies" somehow?
Anyone else up for brainstorming?

Senior 9/11 Bureau Chief Correspondent

"When the game is over, the king and the pawn go into the same box."

9/11 Truth is the Path to Peace

May Day, May 1st

This is usually a rather, uh, festive day here in Little Beirut, and should provide plenty of opportunities to bring 9/11 Truth to the Lefties.

Alternatively, you could include a dvd in a little bouquet of flowers, put it on someone's porch, ring the doorbell and run away.

MAy Day

Truth baskets.... remember when you used to make baskets and hang them on your neighbors doors?

Could include a DVD or two
Together in Truth!

Earth Day April 22

Surely there is something that can be done here.

Unfortunately, we were banned from one of our local faires. I contend it is censorship, and it probably is.

When I told the woman who we were and what we do, there was a very long, eventually awkward silence over the phone, and just when I started to ask if she was still there, she started in on the "well, that doesn't really have anything to do with ecology and the environment" and "we like to focus on events for children" (which they kind of do) and some other stupid comments like that. I saw the writing on the wall then. But she begged off and wanted to "run it by the faire coordinator".

Of course, I mentioned the direct and indirect relationship to oil and such, climate change, etc., but that wasn't the problem in the first place, so it didn't matter. (and, of course, god forbid children should be exposed to "truth" — can't have that, now, can we)

Plus, they aren't even an "endangered species faire" anymore (that's the official name, from way back), and haven't been for years. They have been a social justice and peace faire for over 20 years. That was and is the best part of the faire — the wide array of information and subjects covered by people who have booths, plus, of course, all of the people who sell crafts and such, most of which are not for children.

I got the same crap 15 years ago when I first tried to get a booth for our animal rights activism, but we persevered and eventually became one of the faire's most favorite and anticipated booths.

I want to protest and picket the faire and accuse them of censorship and use the media swirl around that to get the word out about 9/11, but the other ("milk-toast") members of the group don't want to upset anyone or make waves, etc.

Which is partly why we are where we are in the movement today.

So I will stand at the entrance with a sign and hand out flyers and information and talk to people. And it probably will be only me, since there is a decided lack of real activism in our group, just like many/most others.

It's kind of stupid and unfortunate, because they get 3,000 to 5,000 people attending the faire (claiming 6,000 to 10,000), which is a nice group of people to get the word out to.

Senior 9/11 Bureau Chief, Analyst & Correspondent

"When the game is over, the king and the pawn go into the same box."

9/11 Truth is the Path to Peace