A Call to Action: VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR A NATION-WIDE 9/11 TRUTH HUNGER STRIKE!!
Earlier this spring Phoenix 9/11 Truth organized a hunger strike out front of John McCain’s office requesting him to review information regarding the collapse of the three WTC buildings. In the end, we did not talk to McCain directly and were unable to secure the two-hour meeting we had hoped between him and Richard Gage, Steven Jones, and David Ray Griffin. We do know, however, that Richard Gage’s DVD documentary 9/11 Blueprint for Truth and David Griffin’s book 9/11 Contradictions were reviewed by him and/or his staff. This was confirmed to us in a signed letter from Senator McCain so we can confidently say that officials at the highest levels of government are aware of 9/11 Truth concerns.
At www. Hungry4Truth\. com you will find a video chronicle of the 17-Day hunger strike.
Impressive about the hunger strike was people’s response. Within the 9/11 Truth Phoenix group people really went the distance to make it work. Visiting me, coming to regular rallies, making phone calls to the local press and to McCain’s office both here in Phoenix and in Washington, and simply making sure that I knew I wasn’t out there by myself. I trust that any new hunger strike will find the same response from that city’s 9/11 Truth group.
Even more impressive was the way the passers-by and the community who heard about the strike responded. Many were “closeted 9/11 Truthers” in that they knew the issues but didn’t know what to do about that knowledge, many others were “nearly 9/11 Truthers” in that they were almost fully educated about 9/11 Truth issues but lacked key bits of information, others still were upset for other reasons (the wars, gas prices, etc.) and were more receptive to 9/11 Truth issues than they might otherwise be. I also trust that you would find a similar response in your city.
Now, for the vision we have to offer:
For a long time 9/11 Truth activists and others in the anti-war movement have thought we needed a coalition of efforts to make a real impact and to reach the American people.
The question/appeal is: Should 9/11 Truth join a call for a general strike on 9/11??: http://www.votestrike.com/
9/11 Truth can then extend the strike into a multi-city hunger strike modeled after Hungry4Truth.
Ideally, if one person in 40 cities would step-up to the plate, conduct a hunger strike out front of one your city’s/state’s representatives and request that he or she review the material and respond publicly, then maybe, just maybe, we've got a national 9/11Truth story. Yet don't underestimate their powers of avoidance! This is something 9/11 truthers have to decide for themselves, and it's not an easy decision.
If there are at least 24 others, though I would like to see 40, I would again be willing to do a vigil out front of McCain’s office. My reason for insisting on a total of at least 25 cities is to make this a national story. Hunger striking is not something to be taking lightly and I have no desire to repeat such an effort on my own or even in a small group. However, I would be willing to be part of a national effort. There needs to be spokespersons all across the country humbly, clearly, and respectfully asking their elected officials to comment on the 9/11 Truth material.
We all understand what a woefully inadequate job our mainstream media does with bringing us the facts and news that are truly significant to our lives. So, we need to push our issues into the mainstream. Since non-violence is key to getting a hearing, we need to make a BIG NON-VIOLENT STATEMENT. What better way than a strike, or strikes, and very large multi-city 9/11 hunger strike?
If we could have at each city a billboard with all of the participating cities, this would have a visual impression should the news cameras come visit.
Please know that I submit this request/appeal with the full understanding that it’s a lot to ask. There is no judgment in anyone’s response to this appeal and I would request that only sincerely interested folks respond to me directly, otherwise post a response in the blog-o-sphere. This will allow me to communicate directly with those who may want to proceed.
In the event we do not do a hunger strike as a national movement, I still look very much forward to what will be planned this 9/11/08. It’s so sad to think seven years have passed and there’s still no real justice.