I just wanted to report that me and two other people did what we could on 9/11/06. We live out in the Gresham/Troutdale area, so the three of us walked up and down 257th near Start St with signs. Every protest that I have ever been to has been downtown so I was not sure what kind of reaction we would get out here in suburbia. We had our share of people yelling at us and middle fingers being thrown our way but overall we got way more honks and cheers. For the most part though, most people tried to act like they didn't notice us.
We stopped at a local store to eat some lunch and apparently one of the people that drove by noticed me sitting there and she walked up to me, and asked to look at our signs. One of them said 9/11 was an inside job and the other one said The U.S. armed forces is a terrorist organization. She then procceded to repeat that she couldn't beleive us about 4 times in a row. She asked how old I was and how much I knew about that subject. I replied that I have been studied it for the past 4 years and that I was a political science major. She was in awe and walked away pissed off. It felt good though when a lady that looked to be about 30 got out of her car, who apparently over heard our conversation, and said "dont worry... she probaly voted for a republican."
It was a good day today. More needs to be done. I heard that there are protests every friday at 5pm at Pioneer Square. I will try to make it to those when I can. I think we should up the game a little. Things are only getting worse out there. I'm not talking about violent protests but I am definatly talking about civil disobediance and hitting up businesses and other places people normaly dont see us. The next major event that I know is on Oct 5th. It is part of the World Cant Wait organization. Hope to see you all there.