activism

Sibel Edmonds New Website: BoilingFrogsPost.com

http://www.boilingfrogspost.com

From the About page:

"Boiling Frogs Post is an online news, editorial, analysis, and Podcast interview site covering select but significant blacked out stories and issues, while defying blinded partisanship. Each one of our partner investigative journalists brings 20+ years of investigative journalism experience in reporting controversial and daring topics. Our weekly Podcast interview series, the Boiling Frogs Show, features in depth original interviews with well-respected and controversial guests.

"This site has been set up to bring together members of the irate minority club: Those who have gotten tired of the very-dependent mainstream media & and the agenda-driven and partisan pseudo alternative fluff sites. We may be the irate minority out there, but over here we are the majority, so we rule. Together we hope to increase our numbers and take back our hijacked nation."

Site design by 9/11 Truth activist Scott Ford - http://www.Twerp.com

A Lesson in Perseverance

If you asked me when I was a high school senior in 1988, with Nancy Regan moaning on TV, if I would ever read such an article in the NY Times, I'd say it'd be impossible. Actually, I would have probably said "What are you, on dope?"

Push to Legalize Marijuana Gains Ground in California
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/us/28pot.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

Twenty years ago the legalized pot movement was about as "grass-roots" as you could get. It was subject to major ridicule. Sustained as much name-calling, lunatic-comparing, and media derision as any other fringe movement. Police are against it, lawmakers are against it, teachers, ministers, and parents are against it. The supporters were jailed, fined, and considered the dregs of society. It has been considered so morally defunct that jobs, families, and futures have be destroyed by belonging to this cause. Fully equating oneself with it was (and still technically is) illegal.

But it is succeeding, and with that, 911 Truth should find a blast of hope.

New Web Site for Taking Over the Republican Party, from the Ground Up ( also of use to Democrats )

I've written about electoral politics and the failure of activism (of many worthy types, not just 911 Truth activism) from time to time, at 911 blogger, JREF, and elsewhere. E.g., recently, I wrote a diary here, and commented here.

Even though I'm all over the map, politically, and don't like categorizing myself (other than independent), the blogs and fora that deal with electoral politics, that I follow, are on the progressive side of things. (I'm also a member of the Progressive Democrats of America, even though I've never been a Democrat. Make of that what you will. :-) ). Conservative web sites that I have long considered 'best of breed' are amconmag.com and chroniclesmagazine.org, but they don't have much to say about electoral politics.

Greatest Failures of the 911 Truth Movement, as seen by a 911 Truther

(Cross-posted at JREF, here.)

This was inspired by a snarkier, debunker-laden thread called The Greatest Fiascos of the 9-11 "Truth" Movement

Here's my list:

1) Failure to investigate 911 hijacker associations, where such investigations require no state power, whatsoever. Indeed, the failure is worse than that - there was never (AFAIK) even any attempt to organize a fundraiser for such investigations. I'm thinking particularly of verifying and/or dis-confirming the work of Daniel Hopsicker (madcowprod.com), but also looking into, e.g., who the hijackers were schmoozing with in NJ, the reports suggesting Saudi intelligence handlers of 2 of the hijackers in San Diego, etc.

Monsters of Folk, new album is great and gives a nod to the truth movement

The new album by Monsters of Folk, comprised of four frontmen for other groups including Jim James of My Morning Jacket, have crafted a superb album that includes a song with a nod to the 9/11 debate.

The song is called baby boomer here is the relevant section:

"And we gotta stand a little closer
To the lessons that we’ve learned
Is it just a premonition?
Could we really get ourselves both burned?
I’ve been sent here on a mission to find what we agree upon
We don’t agree about September,
Could we agree on Vietnam?"

Check it out, great music.

The Facts Speak For Themselves

Thanks to www.historycommons.org.

Before I begin, I would like to say that theorizing about what happened on 9/11, when you're not being given answers to your questions about that day by the people who SHOULD be able to do so, is PERFECTLY normal. As is suspecting that the reason these answers aren't being given is "sinister" in nature. As Ray McGovern said, "for people to dismiss these questioners as "conspiratorial advocates", or "conspiratorial theorists"... that's completely out of line because the... The questions remain because the President who should be able to answer them, WILL NOT." When you think about everything the previous Administration did in 8 years, the idea that they might not be giving us the answers we seek because of something "sinister" is not crazy. In fact, it's the most logical conclusion one can come to at this point. After years of obfuscation, spin, lies, and cover-ups regarding the 9/11 attacks, it is unavoidable to think that criminal complicity is the reason why.

WeAreChangeLA on Street Activism– Suggestions for Organizing Effectively

By Katy Kurtzman and Bruno Bruhwiler

The realization that 9/11 was an inside job and that the global elite are on the fast track to a new world order is a potentially paralyzing downer. However, there is within the Truth Movement a joyous bunch. Street Activists; we are not a glum lot.

WeAreChangeLA has been in existence for two years now. In that relatively short time we have learned a few lessons. Both Bruno and I came to the job of organizing 9/11 Truth activities with some management and production experience, so we had a bit of a head start. Still, the people we serve are a passionate and demanding group of individuals, and we have made our share of mistakes. This article is meant to lay out what, in our experience, works. We hope that you will find it helpful with the organizing of your groups.

Civil disobedience by "The Yes Men"

This is an interesting press release on how "The Yes Men" bring attention to their causes, and shame the authorities. Any lessons for 9/11 Truth here?

Mike Zimmer

See http://www.theprogressivemind.info/?p=20944

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2009

YES MEN HONCHO SPRUNG FROM CLINK
“Balls Across America” direct-action campaign launched NYPD abuse of authority big factor in arrest

Contact: The Yes Men

Andy Bichlbaum, co-founder of activist group the Yes Men, emerged after 26 hours in New York City’s central lockup with all charges against him dismissed.[1]

“The judge just laughed,” said Bichlbaum. “The police had a less well-developed sense of humor - and, it turned out, much less regard for the law. But all in all, I’m ecstatic that they arrested me.”

NANOTHERMITE CHANGES EVERYTHING

Calling all graphic designers: Three words: NANOTHERMITE CHANGES EVERYTHING.
Subtitle: ae911truth.org

Possible subtitle: wake up america

9/11 Truth activists,
These three words can be an info-weapon for awakening the masses.
Imagine these words/stickers all over the place: car bumpers, highway billboards, bulletin boards, telephone poles, and everywhere else they belong. Use your imagination. We can make it nearly impossible for anyone to claim ignorance by covering the country with these words.

If you have graphic design skills, these three words would look great arranged in the manner of Obama's "YES, WE CAN!" signs.

Just by itself, NANOTHERMITE CHANGES EVERYTHING makes a potent social consciousness thought bomb.

They can be large or small, but most importantly they need to be EVERYWHERE. We need a mass social awakening before the next 9/11.

Fax For Truth Special 11-Day Campaign, Day Eleven: Rep. Peter DeFazio And Rep. Diane Watson

Source: http://www.faxfortruth.com/wordpress/?p=127

Today, the eleventh and final day of our campaign, we will be sending a fax to House Representatives Peter DeFazio and Diane Watson. Both of them appeared in the second WACLA video, shown here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrcSaxKCtmY

Both of them received this paper. Both showed an interest in it and both promised a response to it. They have had enough time. How about applying some pressure to get them to comment now. We've waited long enough. They promised to get back to us, so let's hold them to that promise. Let’s send them each a fax asking them to bring this evidence to the media, or at the very least, release a public statement on the nano-thermite paper regarding why they disagree with the findings in this paper. Either way, we want a response. Please take two minutes to send a fax their respective offices. You can use the sample letter provided below or write your own. As always a polite, respectful tone is preferable and you can send a free fax over the internet by going to www.faxzero.com.

Rep. DeFazio’s fax number: 202-225-0032
Rep. Watson’s fax number: 202-225-2422

Fax For Truth Special 11-Day Campaign, Day Ten: President Barack Obama (again)

Author's note: It was not planned to do Obama again. It was planned to fax members of Congress in the WACLA videos who have already received the paper demanding a statement, and we will still do that tomorrow. Due to the new initiative put forth by Charlie Sheen, which Fax For Truth wholeheartedly endorses, we are asking you to send a fax to President Obama again, this time demanding that he respond to Charlie Sheen's evidence and that he grant him an audience.

Source: http://www.faxfortruth.com/wordpress/?p=119

Today is a slight bump on an otherwise consistent path of supporting WACLA's and Luke Rudkowski's brilliant work of bringing the "Active Thermitic Material" paper to members of Congress. However, due to Charlie Sheen's unexpected but most welcome return to the world of 9/11 truth activism, we felt obligated to pitch in and support the effort to get him a meeting with Obama, or at the very least, a statement from Obama regarding Mr. Sheen's well-researched arguments. Please note that this is the first, but certainly not the last Fax For Truth campaign in support of Charlie Sheen's new initiative.

So today, the tenth day of our campaign, we have been inspired by Charlie Sheen's courageous new venture trying to get the ear of the President regarding the plethora of unanswered questions surrounding 9/11. Charlie Sheen and Alex Jones have thrown down the gauntlet, asking for our support, and this is how we here at Fax For Truth can help them. And so we shall. Please take two minutes to send Obama a short, yet clear message. Meet with Sheen or disprove his arguments. You can use the sample letter provided below or write your own. As always a polite, respectful tone is preferable and you can send a free fax over the internet by going to www.faxzero.com.

White House fax number: 202-456-2461

Sample letter

Today’s date

Your name and address

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Phone: 202-456-1414
Fax: 202-456-2461

Dear President Barack Obama,

Fax For Truth Special 11-Day Campaign, Day Nine: Rep. Brad Miller and Rep. Paul Broun

Source: http://www.faxfortruth.com/wordpress/?p=112

Today, the ninth day of our campaign, we will be sending two faxes to House Representatives Brad Miller and Paul Broun. Both serve as the heads of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the House Committee on Science and Technology. Given the nature of the committee they both head up, they seem like good candidates to take a look at the nano-thermite paper and to demand action from. Please take five minutes to send a fax to both Rep. Miller's and Rep. Broun's office. You can use the sample letter provided below or write your own. As always a polite, respectful tone is preferable and you can send a free fax over the internet by going to www.faxzero.com.

Rep. Brad Miller's fax number: 202-225-0181
Rep. Paul Broun’s fax number: 202-226-0776

Sample letter

Today’s date

Your name and address

Rep. Brad Miller
1127 Longworth Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: 202-225-3032

Fax For Truth Special 11-Day Campaign, Day Eight: Rep. Edolphus Towns and Rep. Darrell Issa

Source: http://faxfortruth.com/wordpress/?p=107

Today, the eighth day of our campaign, we will be sending a two faxes to House Representatives Edolphus Towns and Darrell Issa. Both serve as the heads of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Given the nature of the committee they both head up, they seem like good candidates to take a look at the nano-thermite paper and to demand action from. Please take five minutes to send a fax to both Rep. Towns' and Rep. Issa's office. You can use the sample letter provided below or write your own. As always a polite, respectful tone is preferable and you can send a free fax over the internet by going to www.faxzero.com.

Rep. Edolphus Towns’ fax number: 202-225-1018
Rep. Darrell Issa’s fax number: 202-225-3303

Sample letter

Today’s date

Your name and address

Rep. Edolphus Towns
2232 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: 202-225-5936
Fax: 202-225-1018

Fax For Truth Special 11-Day Campaign, Day Seven: Rep. Brad Sherman

Source: http://www.faxfortruth.com/wordpress/?p=93

Today, the sixth day of our campaign, we will be sending a fax to House Representative Brad Sherman. Most of us know this man's work, but for those who don't, see if this jogs your memory.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaG9d_4zij8

Rep. Sherman has received this paper and we are waiting for his response. Judging from work like this in the House, Rep. Sherman is someone who recognizes the fear-mongering employed to take advantage of these crises, and maybe we can count on him for help in bringing this paper out in the public. At the very least Rep. Sherman's office should release a public statement giving its opinions on the claims made in the paper. Let’s send him a fax asking him to bring this evidence to the media, or at the very least, release a public statement on the nano-thermite paper regarding why he won't go to the press with this information. Please take two minutes to send a fax to Rep. Sherman's office. You can use the sample letter provided below or write your own. As always a polite, respectful tone is preferable and you can send a free fax over the internet by going to www.faxzero.com.