9-11 Truth makes HUGE appearance at Los Angeles Anti-War March

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WeAreChangeLA brought the 9-11 Truth message to the Anti-War march in Los Angeles in a HUGE way. We brought our four massive 2-sided blue banners. These babies are so big, it takes five of us to carry one. We showed up early and it paid off, because we got a good spot up front.

Right off the bat, a young representative from the local chapter of ANSWER, the group that organized this Anti-War demonstration, approached us and told us that we would have to take our banners to the back of the march. Bruno Bruhwiler from WeAreChangeLA immediately confronted him about trying to kick us to the back of the bus. The young man said that ANSWER has the permit for the march, and they can tell us what to do. Bruno reminded him that they do not have a permit to trespass on our Freedom of Speech, and went on to advise the young man to go back and tell his team that they do not want to incur the liability for trespassing on our First Amendment Rights. He walked away after warning us that we would have to deal with the Police.

It wasnt long before he came back with four more gentlemen, one of whom began barking at us about a mish mash of reasons why we had to go to the back of the march, and Bruno explained to him why we did not. "Was I done talking?! Dont interrupt me! I am not done talking," the agitated man barked. Bruno says. "We dont really want to hear what you have to say." One of the gentleman said to us that our message is not conducive to the message of the march, so Bruno asked them all "What reason did Obama give for the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen?" "We dont want to have a conversation about this." "The reason he gave was because of 9-11! Our message is THE anti-war message. There is no message that is more important to the anti-war movement than 9-11 Truth." You could see what looked almost like shame on their faces, as they had nothing to say in dispute.

Bruno alerts them, "I need to see IDs from everyone. As far as we know you could be anybody off the sidewalk. How do we know you are actually the organizers?" They refused to show IDs, and instead began stating their names, one of which is Jim Lafferty. "Jim Lafferty!" exclaims Bruno with a smile. Jim Lafferty is the president of the Lawyers Guild in Los Angeles, and also one of the primary aholes at the local radio station, KPFK, who has been instrumental in pushing 9-11 Truth out of the programming over the past couple of years. "Jim, are you prepared to incur the liability for trespassing on our First Amendment Rights, today?" Jim had absolutely nothing to say, and began taking steps back and turning away. That left 2 gentleman with us, one of whom was quite level headed. The other seemed no older than 20, wearing an orange vest, who apparently was the head of security. He said to Bruno something along lines of "We are not violating your rights, this is our march." Bruno corrected him, "Just by talking only to us, and not everyone else here today, you violated our Constitutional rights because you picked us out for our message." "Well, you will have to deal with the police," he says to us. "Great! Send them over. We talk to the police all the time. We love them, and they love us." Needless to say, not one police officer confronted us the whole day.

Watch the YouTube video, and you will see that our participation in the march was an extreme success. Nelson Martias made a genius move by having a table at the beginning of the march where he handed out 911 Truth signs, and stapled them to sticks, back to back. He even stapled the signs to the sticks of other signs, so folks who came with one group or another, added 9-11 Truth to their message. Throughout the march, everywhere we looked, we saw people carrying those 9-11 Truth signs! We also passed out all of our brochures and cards from ae911truth.org. Those went really fast. Folks love 'em.

One final note, Cheryl Gaskill came up with the message, "9-11: What you dont know is killing people" a couple of years ago at our brainstorming meeting for the banners. It turned out to be a very humble but effective message for outreach. We get lots of compliments for that one.

Peace and love to all!

Photos: Mike Chickey, Amy Ultch, Nelson Martias
Video and edit: Steve Wright

Well done

My sense is that the mainstream anit-war movement is very much under the control of TPTB. Anti-war is seen as a natural response to a war, and protesting the war is all red-white-and-blue exercise of free speech. It's also pointless if we don't challenge the premise upon which the justification for war is based. Most of the people in the anti-war movement are not going to be shilling for the 9/11 OCT. OTOH, there are probably some assigned "COINTELPRO" gatekeepers who will attempt to keep 9/11 Truth out. Getting the message to the rank and file of the anti-war movement will certainly benefit 9/11 Truth by reaching people who are inclined to oppose the status quo.

Good job!

Another video from the march

This 4 minute clip is a good dissemination piece. Thanks!

Almost like a news report, this video comes off with some great aspects (such as a quickie education on Building 7 and showing many people on the side of 9/11 Truth).

WACLA rocked the march

9/11 Truth LA was there too


photos by Chic


Thanks Bruno!!

Your natural confidence and your fearlessness speaks volumes to everyone. Thankyou again and again!

You lead, we'll follow

As usual, WACLA has set the bar pretty high. Bravo. If we all had the same determination and commitment as WACLA, there would be only one "Peace Movement," and 911Truth would be leading it.

Steve and the video crew did another amazing job. LOVE the aerial shots. You folks have all the bases covered. I'm always impressed with your actions.

WACLA rules -- Peace wins.


I darned near started to cry. Amazing job. We are so lucky to have such fine people among us, such talented ones. Absolutely beautiful!

I did start bawling over that video - SO PROUD!

Thank you so much for all involved. God Bless.

It takes guts to do that, and you did it so well!

I to was also moved to tears! BRAVO...we must continue to push 9/11 Truth the most powerful path to peace:)

Love, respect and admiration John

"Our message is THE anti-war message...."

"...There is no message that is more important to the anti-war movement than 9-11 Truth...."

Great job!!


Way to go WACLA! Way to stand your ground! Best wishes and God bless! Peace

Way to stand your ground WACLA!

I am so proud of you guys. We are fortunate to have such a great group representing our cause in one of the most important cities in the world.

Way to fight for it!

We are change LA is great.

& 9.11 IS THE ANTI-WAR'S NO#1 MESSAGE.. let's get real.


Another great job by WeAreChangeLA.


Unbelievably fine job! Perfect!

And the video is very moving. Let's spread it too.

The example has been set. Now more of the same!


It was great seeing this.

Keep up the good work!

That is the BEST I've seen.

Maybe next time Film Artists with Conscience for 9/11 Truth will lead the march.

another weeper here

This is just incredibly moving and lights a fire under my butt....
I'm out on the streets Tomorrow!
Still got tears in my eyes from this video..
Thank WACLA...from the bottom of my heart. You warmed my day and gave me hope to go on.

When bigger IS better.

It's clear that HUGE signs are KEY.

Flag Holsters: If possible, I'd advise groups using mega-signs to use flag holsters. These babies wrap around the waist and have a "cup' in front to help hold the pole(s) in place so that can be held even higher.

Vid. background music: Very effective, Very poignant.

Banners are Color Perfect

Great effort by We Are Change LA - and the banners are scientifically correct color wise. The blue chosen will be relaxing for people who look at it, and there's the additional element that the blue is patriotic. Such a brilliant effort by all.

Ok, so that's part of the reason...

... why they looked so good! This is valuable information that should be utilized in the future.

I agree that size, too, matters here. The banners dominated the scene.

I was wondering if "9-11 Mysteries" was the best choice for a film to promote. It's a good film, which I co-translated into Finnish, but it's a bit old now.

Blue Banners

First, thanks to everybody here for the accolades and encouragement. Our participation in the march was such an intense rewarding experience. It's exhilarating. We encourage everyone to take it step by step, event by event, and you will get more comfortable and confident with experience. Our strategies on how to go about such an event have evolved over time simply by just getting out there and doing it. I do want to stress that it takes team work. Every single living soul holding those banners makes all the difference. Katy Kurtzman has played such an integral role in the design, maintenance and use of these banners. Unfortunately her beloved cat took seriously ill the morning of this march, and she could not participate.

The primary reason to use blue is that no matter where you are, and no matter what the weather is like, the blue will stand out against everything around it. Technically speaking, blue is also the least obtrusive color to the eyes. The size of the banners and the simplicity of the message makes comprehension very quick for all those who only have a chance to see it for a couple of seconds (like folks driving by). Having five or more people holding those poles adds tremendously to the impression. The typeset quality of the letters keeps the audience from dismissing us as some 'radical fringe' group.

As far as 9-11 Mysteries - the name itself is a great draw for people to check it out. It shows up LARGE on the blue banners, has 9-11 in the name, and the word 'mysteries' is inviting for those of all levels of awareness, including those who have no awareness of 9-11 truth at all. I have had so much success changing people's minds about 9-11 using that documentary that I have a personal attachment to it. 9-11 Mysteries still holds up powerfully. Plus, it's the first banner we had made. :)

If anybody wants detailed information about how to have these banners made, please contact me directly, let me know who you are, and I will provide all the info plus digital files with artwork. I will help you create new artwork if needed.

On a day with no wind, you just need three people holding a banner, and you will have more impact than 50 people holding little signs, because everybody will comprehend the message quickly and from a distance.

Peace and love,

2 year anniversary

April 11th is our 2 year anniversary of our first banner on an overpass.

We'll Follow Suit

Our S.F. /East Bay (N. Cal Truth Alliance) group plan to follow suit with the style and message of your banners, since they are so effective. There is little point to reinvent the wheel here. You clearly got it right!


When everything else has gone bad, you have lifted me up and given me hope.

This brought tears to my eyes

Our message is THE anti-war message

God bless you WACLA

Right now I invite you to join the discussion

@ cnn.com on Obama's Afghanistan War.


I am "NewAgeMan" please vote my comments up and add your own, thanks, it's helpful - there are a LOT of readers in there. They need to see how unbiquitous and all pervasive the 911 truthers are becoming.. ; )


Be the change you want to see in the world

What I love about WACLA is, we don't just preach to the choir. We are out there talking to John Q. Public, educating the masses. Prior to the march on the 11th, our action consisted simply of stamping, stickering and stuffing 1200 dvds to hand out at the peace march, and we brought our banners to clean them. In doing this in a very public place (Palisades Park, which is just north of the Santa Monica pier), we got a lot of attention from passersby. We handed out dvds and flyers there, and conversed with a lot of people. Please check out the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9yisEeFZ-E

The truth movement as a whole is generally very intelligent, well read, and very caring. Let WAC be an inspiration to get out from behind your computers and show the world what the truth movement is about! We are peaceful, honest, truthful, caring, intelligent, empathic. We are ethical and understand and stand up for our rights. Be the change you want to see in the world.

You guys and gals are LEGENDS

You guys and gals are LEGENDS over there in LA! Keep up the great work. Peace from Vancouver.


These guys are ON IT.

Congratulations and HUGE "Thank You" for that inspiring and moving display.

I cried

What can one say? It went straight to the heart.

Excellent job, guys!

Where did you get the signs though? Were they expensive?

to my understanding

... the first banners were donated by a certain 9/11 documentary filmmaker who is banned from 9/11 Blogger, strangely enough and sad.

contact me directly about the banners

contact me directly about the banners