Speakers CENSORED from "We The People" Fest in L.A.
this just in from Myspace...
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From: Jack Blood
Date: Oct 1, 2008 3:29 PM
If you haven't heard, all of the speakers INVITED to the "We The People" Fest in Los Angeles this past Saturday, 9.27.08 WERE CENSORED BY AUTHORITIES IN LA
(This included Myself - Jack Blood, Anti War Icon and Congressional Candidate Cindy Sheehan, and Green Party Presidential Candidate and former Congresswoman (GA) Cynthia McKinney.)
The event was besieged with problems beginning just a few weeks before the scheduled event at the Los Angeles State Historic Park located just south of Downtown LA.
The event organizers were put under an enormous amount of pressure after certain political entities became abusive over the event artwork, and the choice of speakers to attend. The police were "concerned" that a riot could ensue if we spoke to the 5,000 plus crowd. (Many more would've been at the event which could hold 20,000 if the police did not block the entrance after they decided too many people were gathered together with "anti - government" opinions.) What happened to the First Amendment????
I was about to speak before Suicidal Tendencies - just after Fishbone when I was pulled off stage and told that the cops would shut down the event if I was allowed to go on stage. (I had planned to bring Dylan Avery from "Loose Change" on stage with me)
ST had really fired up the crowd, and then were besieged by "technical problems"
Later,Cindy Sheehan was told that she could introduce Tom Morello (Rage against the Machine) but would NOT be allowed to address the crowd. She refused the "offer".
Cynthia McKinney was warned ahead of time that she would not be allowed to take the stage and did not attend the event.
Shavarsh "Shavo" Odadjian (System of a Down) also did not attend the event as scheduled, and I assumed this was because of the nature of what was (not) happening.
The event organizers, in my opinion, could have done a better job standing up to the authorities, but should not be blamed at this time. (I will reserve judgment) If the concert was shut down it certainly would've resulted in a full scale riot, which might have been the goal all along. In attendance were hundreds of small children who would have been caught in an extremely violent situation.
The censorship came from several source points.
1) The Mayor of LA: Antonio Villaraigosa who is a major Obama supporter, and who had wanted to speak from the main stage earlier in the day, on the contingency that the 3 scheduled speakers not be allowed to take the main stage. It appears that all orders carried out by local police were directed from the Mayor's office. (Who was giving orders to the State Police?)
2) Rock the Vote: We heard that they had booked most of the bands, and were displeased by the "anti establishment" "anti Obama" rhetoric previously displayed by the 3 speakers. (OK I am Guilty)
3) The Obama campaign: Who had somehow co-opted the event. There were several Obama and anti McCain booths at the event, and after the speakers were censored, the entire event turned into an Obama rally.
The question is, did the Obama campaign recruit the Mayor (and the Staters) to stop the 3 speakers who would oppose their candidate, and reveal that neither the Demopublicans, nor Republicrats were coming to save us.
4) Every speaker scheduled to speak were also 911 Truth supporters, and we can assume that certain people in positions of power did not want us to detail the high crimes and treason perpetrated by the guilty.
2nd Hour starts at 5 PM Eastern Time.
I want to thank the organizers of this event for inviting me, and attempting to make a world class event in one of the biggest cities in the world.
What we have learned is just how far the establishment will go to shut down the TRUTH! In the future we might leave our children at home so that we can respond in such a way that the authorities will understand that WE ARE MAD AS HELL AND WERE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!
Long Live the Revolution!
(Thought Criminal & Enemy of the State)