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Protest War and Resident Bush with Sidewalk Chalk

Resist War and Corporate Control of the media with Sidewalk Chalk!
In the week prior to this coming September 11, we can make the sidewalks and blacktops of America our media to get the message that is blocked by the corporate/government controlled media through to the American people, with sidewalk chalk!

Between Sept. 4 and Sept. 11 write out quotes, clues, excerpts from books, questions that have been raised, and all in all information that is being blocked and/or is not clearly getting through to the majority of Americans, all over your city/town using sidewalk chalk. This way the cities will be covered in chalked information that can't be censored on September 11, 2002, when all kinds of people will be remembering 9/11/01. On each chalking site the source (in chalk of course) for the information whatever it may be.

Below are some examples of what to write in chalk all over town;

Why did the Bush Administration block the FBI from investigating Al-Qaeda before September 11, 2001?
-FBI AND US SPY AGENTS SAY BUSH SPIKED BIN LADEN PROBES BEFORE 11 SEPTEMBER The Guardian (London)
Wednesday Nov 7, 2001
Officials told to 'back off' on Saudis before September 11

by Greg Palast and David Pallister

 http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_2022000/2022452.stm

www.gregpalast.com

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In the days following September 11, when all non-military aircraft were grounded, one non-military aircraft was given permission directly by the white house to fly around the country and pick up a dozen members of the bin Laden family and escort them out of the country to the objection of the FBI.
 http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/cta/progs/newsnight/attack22.ram

An article in the New Yorker Magazine by Jane Mayer, November 12 issue.

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What was discussed at the meetings between the delegation of about 160 Taleban sent to Texas to stay at the Unocal Headquarters in Sugarland, Texas, and the heads of several corporations, including the head of Unocal and Dick Cheney of Halliburton, in 1997 while the Taleban were under suspicion for harboring terrorists including Osama bin Laden?
The Taleban in Texas

 http://news6.thdo.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/west_asia/newsid_37000/37021.stm

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"Why... of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war, when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany, that is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along; whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders, that is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they're being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger, it works the same in any country."
-Hitler's number two man,
Herman Gourling

The book, "Another World is Possible; Conversations in a Time of Terror," and December 18, 2001 broadcast of Democracy NOW! in Exile with Amy Goodman.

 http://www.webactive.com/pacifica/demnow/dn20011218.html

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in an ABC News 'Special Report' John Cochran reported; "Peter, as you know, the president's down in Florida talking about education. He got out of his hotel this morning , was about to leave, reporters saw the White House chief of staff, Andy Card, whisper into his ear. The reporter said to the president, 'Do you know what's going on in New York?' He said he did, and he said he will have something about it later. His first event is about half an hour at an elementary school in Sarasota, Florida."


 http://emperor.vwh.net/9-11backups/abc911.htm#mybust

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N E W Y O R K, May 1 — In the early 1960s, America's top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba.

"Code named Operation Northwoods, the plans reportedly included the possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities.
The plans were developed as ways to trick the American public and the international community into supporting a war to oust Cuba's then new leader, communist Fidel Castro."
-ABC news

 http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/jointchiefs_010501.html

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The Saudi bin Laden family was a major financial backer of the Carlyle corporation until days after September 11, 2001. George Bush Sr. is the senior advisor to Carlyle, and has close family ties to the Saudi bin Laden family.

www.gregpalast.com

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Those were just some examples, they are long but it's worth it. Soar hands and feet are a small sacrifice. The more info provided and the more space taken up the better. Notice how I sited the sources of the info. You don't have site sources but it helps for credibility. Write whatever you feel is necessary. There are plenty of questions, clues and tidbits of information, quotes, facts etc. There is plenty of info which does not get through to the majority of people in the US.

Here is a list of sources for stuff to write in chalk all over your city, it is not every source that's out there but hopefully it will come in handy;

the BBC
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/

the work of Greg Palast
 http://www.gregpalast.com/

The book
Another World is Possible; conversations in a time of terror
 http://www.anotherworldispossible.net/

The book
"Stupid White Men," by Michael Moore.
 http://www.michaelmoore.com/

The Independent Media Center
www.indymedia.org

The New York Times
www.nytimes.com

The New Yorker magazine
www.newyorker.com

The work of George Szamuely and Illarion Bykov and Jared Israel
 http://emperors-clothes.com/indict/urgent.htm

Common Dreams News Center
 http://www.commondreams.org/

From the Wilderness Publications
 http://www.fromthewilderness.com/

Guerrilla News Network
 http://www.guerrillanews.com/

CBC News
 http://www.cbc.ca/news/

Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez
 http://www.democracynow.org/

Freespeech TV
 http://www.freespeech.org/


Free Speech Radio News
 http://www.fsrn.org/


The above sources are just where I have found plenty of info that doesn't get all the way through to the majority of people in the US. If you know of more info that isn't getting through, and/or other sources for info, please feel free to post them on the net and/or use them for things to write in chalk all over town.

This action is not endorsed by any group, and I didn't really have the time to organize it all over the US, so I decided to throw the idea out into the public via the Independent Media Center and just ask the whole world openly to participate in chalking the info that isn't getting through to everyone in the US all over OUR US cities and towns. Sidewalks, courtyards, blacktops, parking lots, everywhere that it's legal to chalk. They can't block Sidewalk Chalk!

On September 11, 2002, millions of people could be motivated to act, speak, think, ask questions, get involved, or even just not get spun into blind patriotism, if they were to all be exposed to information that doesn't normally get all the way through to them. If only more people knew about the airplane that flew around the country and picked up all the bin Ladens when all non-military planes were suppose to be grounded, if only more people knew about the family ties between the Bush's and the bin Laden's, or the CIA's "Operation Northwoods" and the similarities that exist, they may just not blindly trust Bush and the Government/Corporations so much. The People of the United States of America need to Wake Up to what's going on in the world, that has been acknowledge by most progressives and people of conscience since long before the protests in Seattle in 1999. After what the American people have been through in the past two years there is no better time to really start mobilizing efforts to get information and important voices that are censored by corporate/government controlled media through to the eyes and ears of the people of the USA. If a lot of people participate than on Sept. 11, 2002 millions of people will see information all over their cities, written in chalk, that they don't normally see on corporate TV, radio, or written in corporate ink! Don't hate the media, Be the media!





If your civil liberties are violated contact the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), your lawyer, or Copwatch is helpful too if you know of a chapter in your community.

 http://www.aclu.org/


Sincerely Anonymous Anti-War Dude

Peace


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Feel free to print this and pass it out all over. The more people out chalking in the week leading up to 9/11/02 the more effective this will be. Good luck!

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