United for Peace and Justice

Request For Discussion From the 9/11 Truth Community On Reaching Out To The Peace Movement

My fellow Truthers,

I went to United for Peace and Justice meeting this afternoon here in Chicago. There were about 25 people in attendance. It was an organizing meeting on the upcoming UFPJ National Assembly coming up on December 12-14 here in Chicago.

During the brainstorming discussion on what kinds of things people were wanting to see materialize at the upcoming Assembly, one gentlemen said that the numbers within peace groups across the country are generally diminishing. I spoke up, and invited UFPJ to broaden their platform and embrace the Movement for 9/11 Truth and Accountability. I emphasized the fact that our numbers continue to grow, not only with grassroots activists but with military officials, scholars, architects, engineers, etc.

My comments seemed to fall on deaf ears. One other person commented, and spoke about his bleak 9/11 Truth seminar that he conducted last year at the UFPJ National Assembly. A few others came up to me after the meeting and told me they supported 9/11 Truth. It was as though they 'had to remain closet Truthers' because UFPJ has ostracized the 9/11 Truth Movement. No one else commented on my invitation/proposal.

ANTI-WAR RALLY JAMS MIDTOWN

Source: http://www.nypost.com/seven/03192007/news/regionalnews/anti_war_rally_jams_midtown_regionalnews_daniel_friedman.htm

ANTI-WAR RALLY JAMS MIDTOWN

By DANIEL FRIEDMAN

March 19, 2007 -- Thousands of protestors marched through Midtown yesterday to call for the immediate withdrawal of American troops from Iraq.

A hodgepodge of organizations and individuals - ranging from local unions to 9/11 conspiracy theorists - joined members of United for Peace and Justice to walk from Bryant Park to the United Nations, two days before the fourth anniversary of the U.S. invasion.

They took an indirect route that included portions of Second and Third avenues.

"If there hadn't been a strong anti-war movement, where else would we be right now? Syria? Iran?" said actor-activist Tim Robbins, who participated in the march.

"This isn't a fringe lefty movement. This is the voice of the people."

The march was peaceful and there were no arrests.