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Honoring the victims of September 11th

Disregard the media circus.
As we approach the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the US mainstream media is predictably pumping out the the propaganda and prepping us for some kind of weird patriotic celebration of that day -- and it looks like it's going to be a very elite private party. No first responders or run-of-the mill survivors allowed. Never mind these people are still dying from breathing the toxins the EPA knew was in the dust.

We're going to be asked to laud the beneficiaries of those attacks (i.e. Bush, Giuliani) as "heroes," instead of honoring the victims. Who are the victims? Not just the people in the buildings when the towers collapsed, but the first responders as well, and all the innocent people of Iraq and Afghanistan who were killed as "collateral damage" in occupations justified by these attacks.

How can we honor them? Those real heroes who ran into burning buildings, sacrificing their lives to try to save others? By starting another war? By forcing Americans to be virtually strip-searched at the airport? By legislating away even more hard-won Civil Rights? I don't think so.

If you want to honor those who lost their lives that day, start looking for the truth. We *know* we were lied to about Iraq's "weapons of mass destruction." We *know* the Bush administration had no problem violating the Geneva Conventions on torture. We *know* that 1500 architects and engineers refute the official story of how WTC Building 7 came down [  http://AE911Truth.org ]. This September 11th, if you have doubts about the official story, share them with your family, friends and acquaintances. If you don't know much about the contradictions to the official story, take the time to educate yourself. There are many free documentaries offered on the web, like this one (only 15 minutes!):  http://youtu.be/hZEvA8BCoBw

Don't we owe it to the real victims of the 9-11 attacks -- honest and peace loving people -- to discover the truth? Then we can stop being victims.

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Reflect, Mourn, Take Action for a More Peaceful World!

Sunday, September 11
Peace Memorial -- Reflect, Mourn, Take Action for a Better World
Lownsdale Square (S.W. 4th and Salmon in downtown Portland)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join community groups at a peace memorial commemorating ten years since 9/11, to remember all those who died that day and since that day in wars and due to related policies. This memorial event will feature speakers and musicians reflecting on the many who died on and after 9/11 in the United States, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Pakistan and at Guantanamo, among others. The location is two blocks from Portland's World Trade Center as symbolic reminder ten years ago, when many in the anti-war movement came together to say, "Not in our name!," calling on the United States not to respond to the events in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., with more violence. Taking note of a prominent anniversary (ten years) and a widely celebrated act of violence (the death of Osama Bin Laden), there will be many in the community seeking a peaceful place to commemorate 9/11.

Coordinated by Peace & Justice Works - Iraq Affinity Group.
Co-Sponsors: Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, Aurora Chorus, and others.
Endorsers: Recruiter Watch PDX, Little Light of Mine Friends Worship Group, and others.

Why? 09.Sep.2011 18:40


Lets set aside all the conspiracy theories for one moment to ponder this.

If you were the mastermind behind the attacks, of all the places you could be, knowing the time and place of the attacks, why would you pick a class room full of children reading a nursery book to them and looking like a ineffective dunce on TV?