This was written in response to The Palo Alto Weekly's cover story, Novemebr 20,2002 (June '97). Please feel free to post or reprint in whole or in part. (This site employs Style Sheets so you also need to download CCstyle.css.txt, rename it "CCstyle.css", and include it where you put this file.)
"Stop the War Against Iraq"
Local peace movement gathering steam
http://www.paweekly.com/paw/paonline/weekly/thisweek/2002_11_20.peace20.html main article
http://www.paloaltoonline.com/paw/paonline/weekly/thisweek/2002_11_20.peace20a.html Stanford activism
http://www.paloaltoonline.com/paw/paonline/weekly/thisweek/2002_11_20.peace20b.html Hennessy on 9-11
http://www.paloaltoonline.com/paw/paonline/weekly/thisweek/2002_11_20.peace20c.html Eshoo on the War resolution
http://www.paweekly.com/paw/paonline/weekly/index2.shtml small image of cover
They featured me in the main article and I wrote this-
Letter to the Editor-
Thank-you for the great story! Especially the outstanding cover photo!
As an activist, particularly a media activist, it is, however, dismaying to see the omission of the gist of my work. Don hinted at it, but there were no photos of my banners- "REAL TERRORISTS- Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld... Guilty of 9-11. You ask why? 'Oil, Drugs, Power...' How? 'http://www.tenc.net' " nor "Allowing Ex-CIA Snider to Investigate 9-11; Is like allowing Ex-CEO Lay to Investigate Enron."
I'd like to see headlines reading "Evidence points to the complicity of the Bush Administration and the CIA in the 9-11 attacks on the Pentagon and WTC" or "Joint House/Senate Intelligence Oversight's Committee's Investigation of 9-11 headed by men who breakfasted on September 11th with the man who had $100,000. sent to lead hijacker, Mohammed Atta" or "Pentagon official reveals that no planes were scrambled on 9-11 until after the Pentagon was hit, in violation of standard procedures; Myers, most responsible for the failure of the Defense Department on 9-11 promoted to highest military position."
We marched on our legislators last January demanding a Congressional Investigation of 9-11, the very next day Bush asked Daschle to limit the inquiry to “Why the CIA failed and how the CIA could justify its budget and prevent future terrorist attacks.” The creation of a whitewash, limited inquiry overseen by men who deserved to be investigated for their role in the attacks was obscene, and hasn’t been questioned by the press. The Administration is using 9-11 as a pretext for war against Afghanistan, the world, Iraq, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights. It behooves all of us to question those events, the government/corporate story about what happened, especially in light of the fact that the "official narrative" is unsupported by any hard evidence, and laced with lies. That is why I am out on the streets of Palo Alto, organizing and participating in demonstrations, press conferences, events, in New York, DC, Sacramento, San Francisco, Grass Valley, Marin, Mill Valley, Mountain View, speaking publicly to raise consciousness on the damning evidence of the complicity of the U.S. government and the C.I.A. in a crime against humanity, which they are using to justify a "War of Terrorism" against all of us. The best historical parallel to our current situation is the burning of the Reichstag, when Hitler used it to destroy his political opponents, dismantle democracy, seize dictatorial powers (then he faked further attacks to justify his wars of aggression). Homeland Security will be the next Gestapo, if we don't stop it.
Details are at my website http://www.communitycurrency.org/9-11.html. (And I'm not a one woman crusade- many are working on this.)
Peninsula Chapter of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Palo Alto, CA, USA