9/11 Truth and the Anti-War Community: Moving Forward Together

On November 22nd and 23rd, 2008, I attended the World Can't Wait organization's national conference here in Chicago. I was very pleased to meet Janice Matthews who was also in attendance. There were several opportunities to discuss issues that World Can't Wait should be addressing as we move forward into the Obama Administration. WCW is one of the few anti-war groups (I wish they would call themselves PRO-PEACE groups) that haven't drunk the Obama kool-aid, and are moving forward by holding Obama's feet to the fire.

Janice and I both stood up, on several occasions, and advocated for 9/11 Truth to the steering committee and everyone else in attendance. Our message was very well received, and many people expressed their agreement with us throughout the conference. Though I do not believe WCW will be incorporating 9/11 Truth into their main issues, I believe they will be working together with us more than ever as we move forward.

At this conference, the war in Afghanistan and the "War on Terror" were hot topics that most everyone believed should be focused on as we move forward in the Obama Administration. Of course, as we all know here, 9/11 Truth is so incredibly relevant to these topics, and we let them know that. Our approach was not confrontational by any means. We were agreeing with them that it is necessary to demand the truth, justice and peace as we move forward. I asked the steering committee to continue to be open and aware to the movement for 9/11 Truth and Justice and Accountability, as our goals are very similar. Again, the message was well received.

A few weeks later, on December 13th, 2008, WCW organized anti-war protest at the Federal Plaza, in downtown Chicago, where President-Elect Obama had set up his office. This was the 1st anti-war protest of the Obama-era here in Chicago. They asked us to provide a speaker on the topic of 9/11 Truth. This was a FIRST here in Chicago: an anti-war group reaching out my 9/11 Truth group and asking us to speak at one of their events! I was encouraged by this. The next day, on December 14th, 2008, there was another demonstration in Hyde Park (Obama's neighborhood) on the south side of Chicago.

My point is that from my experience at this conference, and especially after what transpired shortly thereafter, I'm confident saying that the 9/11 Truth Movement has a solid "ally", so to speak, in the World Can't Wait. Again, the WCW is one of the few groups out there that are not shutting down, or backing off because of the regime change in Washington. They understand that Obama is "a different face on the same empire", and that activism is critical.

I'm not advocating for us to 'infiltrate' WCW chapters everywhere and demand they integrate 9/11 Truth into their message, but to join them in their plight for truth, justice, and accountability and a halt to the Bush program that will continue onward into the Obama Administration. We can be 9/11 Truthers AND work with them at the same time. I'm saying that we can respect one another and work together.

This is a 5 minute clip of my speech from 12/13/08:

This is a 1 and a half minute clip of coverage of the Hyde Park action on 12/14/08:

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Contact World Can't Wait..

And tell them Thank You for being open to the 9/11 Truth Movement. Or whatever else you think will be most effective.


Peace. And Thanks RWF2..

Good Job!

While I am delighted to hear that they invited you to speak at the event, and we should always try to work with peace and anti-war groups whenever possible, World Can't Wait was started by members of the Revolutionary Communist Party and is almost certainly a controlled opposition group. Thus, when you can work with them on common goals, do so, but be very judicious how you co-mingle your efforts and be wary of any attempts to inject partisan politics or political ideology into your 9/11 activism. 9/11 truth needs to remain non-partisan and steer clear of specific political/economic philosophies if it is to succeed, imo.

Keep up the good work.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.


and thank you for your comment. While you are correct that WCW was started by (and is still run by) members of the RCP, I don't believe that they are a controlled opposition group, imo. I absolutely agree that 9/11 truth ought to remain non-partisan, though that has proven to be difficult in my experience organizing a group here in Chicago. I believe WCW shares many common goals with 9/11 Truth such as: ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan NOW, no wars for empire, no torture, no warrant-less wiretapping, repealing of the Patriot Act I and II, Military Commissions Act, Exec. Order 51, and more.

That actually raises the question that was recently brought up in one of our meetings: should 9/11 Truth remain a 'single-issue' movement, or should we be broadening the scope..?

There is a similar debate going on within the SF group,

fortunately, we are guided by a well thought-out mission statement:

"Our mission is to seek and disseminate truths about the terrible crimes committed on September 11, 2001, exposing gaps and deceptions in the official story. Our goal is to inspire more eyewitness revelations, truthful media coverage, and a movement that will bring the responsible criminals to justice and eliminate governmental and corporate policies that enable criminal elements to commit such acts."

I think as we make more and more people aware of the obvious lie that is the OCT, we will be able to show them how it is closely connected with almost all of the problems we are now facing. Conversely, if we connect the present economic crisis to the massively expensive and fraudulent war on terror, we can very easily show the relevance of taking a hard look at the events of 9/11/01. This is also true for civil rights, torture and many other issues in the "post 9/11 world."

The corruption we are exposing has crept into almost every facet of American life now, 9/11 truth just exposes the most heinous and extreme symptom of it for Americans.

As for WCW, when the national leadership signs on to 9/11 truth publicly, then I will reconsider my opinion of them as controlled opposition. I hold all anti-war and peace groups to the same test.

We live in an era of increasingly sophisticated cointelpro operations.

I look forward to meeting you sometime (I have relatives in Chicago, btw)


The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

Here is a picture from today...

This group is composed of 9/11 Truth, World Can't Wait, and CodePINK activists. I'd say the Anti-War/Pro-Peace movement will have plenty to protest in the upcoming administration...


~In Lak'esh
(Mayan: You are another me)

Single-issue movement?

I've never understood how opponents of war and empire and defenders of the U.S. Constitution can fail to see how indispensable the issue 9/11 truth is to ALL these efforts. To me--and I think to most 9/11 truth activists I've encountered--exposing the 9/11 Big Lie has never been an end in itself, but rather the means of toppling the reactionary agendas which depend on an unquestioned OCT to maintain themselves.

An 'antiwar' movement that treats the official narrative that which has provided the overarching rationale for these wars as essentially sound? What kind of an 'antiwar' movement is that?

I wrote WCW...

...thanking them for reaching out to 9/11 truthers. I think this is a very positive development. The anti-war movement and the 9/11 truth movement share many common goals. Our enemy is highly organized and we cannot beat them divided, we must all stand united.

"Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government." -The Declaration of Independence


I am glad to hear this, because from what I've observed with respect to WCW--e-mail announcements which they send out, and forums they've organized in NYC--they seem every bit as stuck in the Osama-dit-it-but-it-was-blowback mode that debilitates so much of the antiwar movement, whether or not they drink the Obama kool-aid. Any openness to change in this regard is much to be welcomed.

Tell them this.

Terrorist networks are often supported by intelligence agencies. They are manipulated, protected, funded, armed by covert operatives. There is much evidence to support this. Event he Washington Post nowadays writes of how the Pakistani ISI "sponsors" numerous Islamic Jihad groups. It wasn't always so. The ISI was protected for many years from such revelations in the press. ISI was even implicated in the 9/11 attacks and to wire transfers ordered to Mohammad Atta in Florida. This was covered up in the so-called "investigations" of 9/11.

Point is: As long as covert sponsorship of terrorism is allowed, particularly CIA, MI6, ISI, Saudi, Turkish, Israeli, ad nauseum US "allies," then this "war on terror" will continue -- forever. If you want to "win" the war on terrorism, shut down the CIA, and make peace with Asia.

I could go on for a couple more hours, but if you get some of these points to resonate, people may wake up. It is easy to research these points and provide sources. It does not rely on speculation or theorizing.

The US has had a pro-terrorism policy for many decades, sponsoring "death squads," and "secret police" who employed "torture chambers" in many countries. Why on earth would anyone believe the US government is suddenly opposed to terrorism? The groundbreaking articles by Seymour Hersh in the New Yorker prove otherwise.

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