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History is Knocking: Join the October 2011 Coalition


"Stop The Machine! Create A New World"

By October 2011

October 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget. It is time to light the spark that sets off a true democratic, nonviolent transition to a world in which people are freed to create just and sustainable solutions.

We call on people of conscience and courage—all who seek peace, economic justice, human rights and a healthy environment—to join together in Washington, D.C., beginning on Oct. 6, 2011, in nonviolent resistance similar to the Arab Spring and the Midwest awakening. Read more

Posted July 22, 2011

Video by Dennis Trainor, jr.

In order of appearance: Ray McGovern, Andy Shallal, Lee Camp,
Dennis Trainor Jr,
Solomon Comissiong,
Kevin Zeese,
Dr. Margaret Flowers, Christopher Hedges, Glen Ford,
Ted Rall,
Maria Allwine,
Diane Wittner,
David Swanson
,Ellen Davidson,
Lynn Petrovich,
Lisa Simeone, David Petrovich,
 Debra Sweet, Tarak Kauff,
Carol Gay,
Karen Malpede. website http://www.october2011.org :

I like the tone on this message

But what's in it for truth and justice of 9/11?





Being Canadian

Maybe I'm missing something....

Being Californian

I don't think you are.

"A prolonged occupation" that begins in October in Washington DC?

Best bring your snow gear.

This appears to be a coalition of "lefties" trying to push back against the growing influence of the 9/11 truth movement.

Ask them why we are in Afghanistan in the first place and see what they say.

I'm willing to bet that 99% of the leaders of this "movement" will not dare utter the words "FALSE FLAG".

So, where does that leave those of us who live in a reality based world?

Btw, I will be quite happy to be proved wrong about this... overjoyed, in fact.

The truth shall set us free, but one has to have the courage to confront the truth.

Love is the only way forward, and love requires patience and perseverance.

Ann Wright Chris

Ann Wright
Chris Hedges
Coleen Rowley
Cornel West
Cynthia McKinney
David Lindorff
Glen Ford
Larry Pinkney
Rabbi Michael Lerner
Ray McGovern
Rob Kall
Sibel Edmonds


I notice the names of a couple of backpedalers on that list: People who at one time--seemingly possessing something like backbone--expressed support for the truth movement, only to distance themselves from it later. I mean Lerner and Lindorff. Lerner, at the time of the Van Jones controversy two years ago, tried to have it both ways--still supporting an independent investigation, while fully endorsing the incompetence theory:


"enough" with the left/right profiling

"This appears to be a coalition of "lefties" trying to push back against the growing influence of the 9/11 truth movement."

What here indicates it's a reaction to the 9/11 truth movement? If we are at a point where we isolate and then diminish any anti-war efforts by attaching partisan motives, then we are doomed. Hey Left/Wright, I thought this movement was about breaking down the "left/right" paradigm, especially when it comes to war and peace?

IMO if truthers can't bury the left/right attitude, then no one can. And what, precisely, is wrong with opposing these wars even without a 9/11 truth perspective?

"Love is the only way forward"


I consider my own political philosophy to be way left of center on most things (at least within the most basic and conventional definition), and it has been since I was 12 years old. So I have no problem with reality-based lefties.

Second, I work with many people on the 9/11 issue who are right of center according to most people's political barometer and fully acknowledge the strong libertarian wing of the 9/11 truth movement.

Third, I am not familiar with every single name on the list, so if there are some non-lefties on there, then I obviously will need to reconsider that opinion.

Are there non-lefties on that list? If so, who? If there are only "lefties" participating, then this continues to reinforce the idea that opposition to war only comes from the so-called left and thus maintains this artificial division.

We all know truth, any truth, is not a left/right issue, yes?

Finally, I think that anyone (left, right or center) who opposes the multi-trillion dollar fraudulent war on terror, but who does not question the event which kicked it into high gear, and even supports the government's 9/11 conspiracy theory, massively undercuts their own position. This is especially true for the invasion of Afghanistan, which seems to be the main focus of this particular action.

It's been almost 10 years, plenty of time for any thinking activist to have deconstructed the 9/11 false flag. However, the east coast left establishment paints 9/11 truth as a "right wing conspiracy nut cult thing" and tells their membership to avoid the issue (although that is not working too well for them, but that is another story).

I have first hand experience dealing with some of these individuals and organizations (for years in some cases), do you?

Not only will they not discuss the events of 9/11, they won't even discuss why they won't discuss it. These are not intellectually honest people, and some are incredibly manipulative.

The truth shall set us free, and the truth does not care about political ideology.

Love is the only way forward, and sometimes "tough love" is required for the message to get through.

Several factors keepin' those

Several factors keepin' those blinder on

victims of a controlled media ((MSM, Alternative, it doesn't matter).

"controlled opposition", infiltrated groups


Naivete (Fairy Tale World)

FEAR of what it would mean if it were true

"I have first hand experience dealing with some of these individuals and organizations (for years in some cases), do you?"

Boy, can I relate

'I have first hand experience dealing with some of these individuals and organizations....Not only will they not discuss the events of 9/11, they won't even discuss why they won't discuss it. These are not intellectually honest people, and some are incredibly manipulative.'

Alas, the conclusion of intellectual dishonesty where 9/11 is concerned is something I've reached in my own such encounters, including recent ones. These are not people who subscribe to a fairy tale view of virtuous US foreign policy. To the contrary, the people to whom LeftWright is (and I am) referring are those who present themselves as being astute leftist critics of U.S. imperialism.

Ten years of not challenging the official 9/11 story. Ten years of faiure for the antiwar movement. That's a message we need to try to get across to try to expose such misleadership for what it is.



Andy Shallal
Ann Wright
Anthony Arnove
Baldemar Velasquez
Ben Manski
Bhikkhu Bodhi
Bill Moyer
Bill Quigley
Bob Fitrakis
Brian Becker
Carlos Perez
Carol Gay
Chris Hedges
Coleen Rowley
Cornel West
Cynthia McKinney
Dave Rovics
David Cobb
David Himmelstein
David Lindorff
David Swanson
Debra Sweet
Dennis Trainor, Jr.
Derrick Jensen
Diane Wilson
Diane Wittner
Elaine Brower
Ellen Barfield
Ellen Davidson
Glen Ford
Harvey Wasserman
Howie Hawkins
Jack Balkwill
Jane Hamsher
Jeff Cohen
Jodie Evans
Joe Lombardo
John Dear, S.J.
Joyce Scott
Kevin Zeese
Larisa Alexandrovna
Larry Pinkney
Lee Camp
Lenni Brenner
Lenore Daniels
Lisa Simeone
Margaret Flowers
Maria Allwine
Matt Power
Matthew Rothschild
Medea Benjamin
Michael Prysner
Mike Ferner
Namoli Brennet
Nicole Sandler
Paul Glover
Rabbi Michael Lerner
Ray McGovern
Rev. Dr. Bruce Wright
Rev. Graylan Hagler
Richard Grossman
Rob Kall
Rosa Clemente
Russell Mokhiber
Scott Harris
Scott Horton
Shahid Buttar
Sibel Edmonds
Steffie Woolhandler
Stephanie McMillan
Tarak Kauff
Ted Rall
The Yes Men
Tim Carpenter
Tim Kinsella (Joan of Arc)
Vicente Navarro
Watermelon Slim
Zach Choate

Organizations That Will Be There

Organizations that are supporting the action and commit to being part of stopping the machine in October in DC are listed here.

All-African People's Revolutionary Party (GC)


Backbone Campaign

Baltimore Phil Berrigan Memorial Chapter, #105, of Veterans For Peace

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists' Social Justice Committee

Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace

Black Agenda Report

Board of Social Action - Plymouth Congregational UCC, Washington, D.C.

Bohemian Grove Action Network

Brandywine Peace Community

Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Campaign for Peace and Democracy

Cities for Peace

Citizens for Legitimate Government

Class War Films

Code Pink

Delaware Pacem in Terris



Food Not Bombs

Freedom From Covert Harassment and Surveillance


Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

Granny Peace Brigade

Gray Panthers

Green Party of New Jersey

Green Party U.S.

Independent Green Party of Virginia

International Action Center


Kwame Ture Work-Study Institute

Liberty Tree

Liberty Underground of Virginia

Los Angeles Catholic Worker

March Forward

March 10th Immigration Movement - Chicago

Montgomery County Human Rights Coalition

Movement for a Democratic Society

Move To Amend

National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance

National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

Network of Spiritual Progressives

New Progressive Alliance

No More Victims

Norfolk Catholic Worker

Northwest New Jersey Peace Fellowship

Office of the Americas

Organic Consumers Association

Pax Christi Metro DC - Baltimore

Peace Action Montgomery County

Peaceful Uprising

Peace Fresno

Peace of the Action


People for a New Society

Phil Berrigan Institute for Nonviolence

Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign

Progressive Democrats of America

Progressive Democratic Workers of America

Refuge Ministries, Tampa Bay, FL

Single Payer Action

Socialist Alternative

Society for the Preservation of Continued Homeownership


Syracuse Peace Council

The Zeitgeist Movement


United National Antiwar Committee

Velvet Revoution

Veterans for Peace

Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Voters Evolt

War Criminals Watch

War Is A Crime

World Can't Wait

Yet another chance

to spar with gatekeepers and try to educate their rank and file.

My advice: Take piles of good literature and keep your statements short, on point and FACTUAL.

The big question for them to answer is "why are we in Afghanistan to begin with?".

Good luck and let us know how it goes.