A significant portion of the international community feels that a careful and critical reflection on the events of September 11, 2001 is now required, given that these events have been the pretext for invasions and human rights violations throughout much of the world. The International Center for 9/11 Studies is sponsoring four days of citizen Hearings in Toronto, Canada on the 10th anniversary of the events of 9/11. To a distinguished panel of international citizens, expert witnesses will testify that official investigations into 9/11 have failed to describe and account for the 9/11 events. A final report consisting of the testimonies and the conclusions of panelists will be issued for citizens across the world.
A CALL FOR SUPPORT is made in this important video. Donations can be made at the following link:
- Toronto Hearings Steering Committee
I don't have the answer, but I know the question:
How can we support 9/11 activists who have really done some good work and need help because of it?
- The head of one of the best 9/11 truth groups has been harassed and threatened with physical violence
- One of the best 9/11 writers and one of the best 9/11 filmmakers are each going broke because they have spent so much time spreading the truth that they haven't put in much time for paying work
- Many activists feel alone, cut off, and depressed, since they feel like it is them against the world
I'm not advocating becoming hippies (I'm as much as a conservative as I am a liberal). But in the 60's, alot of people got involved in the anti-imperial movement because there was alot of SUPPORT. People didn't feel alone or cut off. They felt like people were supporting each other's activism. (They also had alot of fun, which is why alot of them got involved. As a side note, we have to find ways to have alot more fun doing activism than we are now so that we sustain our efforts without burning out and attract more people to the truth movement, but in a more mature way)
fatigue--from Wikipeadia's entry on combat stress reaction:
"The most common symptom is fatigue: slower reaction times, indesicion, disconnection form ones surroundings and an inability to prioritize."
So how many of us feel fatigued by 911activism? How many felt fatigued BEFORE 911activism?
While it's true doing something you believe in gives you energy, doing anything long enough with little or slow returns WILL exhaust the hardiest of souls. We need to remember this to keep healthy, whole and sane, because it is not likely to get easier any time soon:
Eat good food, but allow a few comfort foods--as long as they aren't the basis of your diet, don't beat youreslf up about it!
Excersise--even if it's getting up and walking around the block--there's a lot of physical energy in this fight that can get locked up if the body is too sedentary
Get enough sleep--your body(and brain) do most of their recovery while your consciousness is "down".
By MARIA NEWMAN
Published: January 31, 2007
After meeting with President Bush today, the son of a former police officer who died last week from an illness that may have been linked to his rescue work at the World Trade Center on 9/11 said Mr. Bush had assured him that he wanted to expand federal financing for the medical needs of people injured at ground zero.
“I’m not quoting Mr. President, but what I heard is that there will be more support,” Cesar Borja Jr., 21, said in describing his meeting with the president. “I felt a dedication. I felt the motivation and appreciation as well that the president has for my father, my family and myself for coming this far.”
Cesar Borja Sr., 52, died of a lung disease hours before his son attended the State of the Union address last week in Washington to draw attention to the plight of 9/11 rescue workers like him who became ill after they were exposed to toxic dust at ground zero.