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Dear friends and family,
This has been a roller coaster year for me. My soon to be 21 years old son, Jeremy just phoned me from Dartmouth where he is studying for exams, concerned about the hurricane heading for the East Coast this weekend, hoping he'll be able to fly home for a three week vacation beginning Tuesday. We both were feeling overwhelmed with work. Jeremy's younger brother just left for college last Friday, so Jean-Luc and I are experiencing an empty nest for less than "two weeks," but it is still a major transition for us. I've probably plunged myself into an impossible task, so that I could avoid a more conscious painful separation from my children.
The loss of my friends last year, did prompt me to begin catching up with neglected family and friends. In March I visited my great aunt, who turned 103 in April. In June, Jean Luc and I did go to France to visit Jeremy, who was feeling lonely studying French in Lyon, and welcomed our company. Daniel didn't want to go, preferring to stay home and play. In July I interviewed Graeme MacQueen on my radio show, and like Summer Burkes who inspired me to do the Oilpocalypse event... Graeme inspired me to try to pull together something on the upcoming ten year anniversary of 9/11 to draw attention to the tremendous amount of work, evidence compiled over the last decade that challenges and shatters the official story, especially the Toronto Hearings (See http://www.torontohearings.org ) which he is helping to pull together. So I have stuck my neck out (again) to try to organize, with Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance, and many other friends from outside of our circle, the annual 9/11 truth film festival, 9/11 Reclaiming the Truth, Reclaiming Our Future (See http://www.communitycurrency.org/filmfestival2011.html for the evolving details, speakers, films, schedule). I've hit so many major roadblocks, but also incredible generous offerings of help, participation, support, so I'm trying to overcome my own fears and trust that Love and Light will prevail over the lies, fear mongering, wars, disasters that seem to want to seek and destroy all hope for today and tomorrow.
In addition to holding all day/evening film festivals with speakers, live streaming from Toronto and Seattle at the Grand Lake Theater on September 8th and at the Herbst Theatre on September 11th; I'm still doing my radio shows and trying to organize the tenth annual 9/11 Truth Rally/March/Parade from the Gandhi Statue near the Ferry Building in San Francisco at 10 am, up Market St. to the Civic Center on September 11th (See http://www.communitycurrency.org/10thanniversary.html
for those evolving details.) Maybe I could do the organizing, or the publicity, but trying to do both is a real challenge, so ANY help would be greatly appreciated.
If I survive, and undoubtedly, I'll get through this, after Jeremy returns to school, I'll be joining my oldest son, Jules, in Chicago where he is working on the American Monetary Institute's Annual Monetary Reform Conference (See http://www.monetary.org), then DC for the October 6th protest, and while I'm back east; I promised to see my great aunt again in Florida...
All the issues that I have been working on so hard this year- the Gulf Oil disaster, corporate power, Fukushima, the nuclear industry, frakking, water, the monetary system, the media, imperial wars based on blatant lies are so deeply connected. I can't really separate them, and my challenge has always been to figure out where I should put my time, energy, skills, to help turn the situation around, move us from a war economy to a peace economy, from suicidal technologies to at least benign, healing processes. In some ways 9/11 is a cop-out, a much easier, obvious issue, than the nuclear issues, money and economics, but even so- there is still an amazing amount of resistance to looking at it, let alone comprehending the basic facts and their implications.
At least, I feel that the "truth movement" is much bigger than one issue and will continue to grow, and hopefully I'll continue to grow, learn and be wiser and more effective in the future. Til then, I'll just do the best I can.
I hope this finds you well, happy, and following your heart, which I think is our best compass.
PS. Not too surprisingly, my biggest roadblock has been the media/press. One reason I do my radio show ( http://www.communitycurrency.org ) is to avoid hitting my head on a brick wall, by "bieng the media"... Still, it's so bad that I can't even get calendar listings now. I've created a facebook page for the event at- http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=269079389776199 , and we've printed 7500 cards to just pass out directly to live human beings, and I'm hoping that word of mouth, passing info on to others will help us bring people to the events. We do have some great speakers and films. If you do know anyone who might be interested, here the basic info which I do hope that you might consider passing on-
9/11 Reclaiming the Truth, Reclaiming Our Future
Please come to the annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival to be held on Thursday, September 8, beginning at 1:00 pm at the Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland, and on Sunday, September 11, beginning at 1:00 pm at the Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. Speakers and filmmakers include former Senator Mike Gravel, director of Project Censored Mickey Huff, president of the Media Freedom Foundation Dr. Peter Phillips, sister of fallen firefighter David Weiss from Rescue One and founder of Unite in Peace Michele Little, author of Mounting Evidence; Why We Need a New Investigation of 9/11 Dr. Paul Rea, author of Earth into Property: Colonization, Decolonization, and Capitalism Prof. Anthony J. Hall, author of Waking the Global Heart: Humanity's Rites of Passage From the Love of Power to the Power of Love Anodea Judith, author of World as Love, World as Self - Courage for Global Justice and Ecological Renewal Joanna Macy, author of Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grassroots Kevin Danaher, filmmakers Ken Jenkins and Brett Smith, and radio hosts Bonnie Faulkner from “Guns and Butter,” Carol Brouillet from “Community Currency” and Sherry Glaser-Love from "Our House!" In addition to the films “Psywar: The Real Battlefield Is the Mind,” “You, Me & the SPP: Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule,” “Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup,” “Hypothesis: A Documentary about Prof. Stephen E. Jones,” and “9/11: Explosive Evidence Experts Speak Out,” there will be live streaming from 9/11 events in Toronto and Seattle.
The Toronto Hearings, sponsored by the International Center for 9/11 Studies, will be held at Ryerson University for four days beginning on September 8 These hearings will examine evidence for the inadequacy of the U.S. government’s investigation and will request that a full and impartial investigation be launched into the events of 9/11, which have been used to initiate military invasions and to restrict the rights of citizens. The founder of Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, Erik Lawyer, is organizing ONE: The Event - Shifting from Fear to Love, a three-day event in Seattle designed to encourage the choice of “ love over fear, kindness over anger, and responsibility rather than blame.”
9/11 Reclaiming the Truth, Reclaiming Our Future is a benefit for the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance, whose purpose is to explore the truth and meaning behind the traumatic events of 9/11, to honor the dead and dying, and to share stories, insights and research about that day, the forgotten history that led up to it, and the decade that followed. Tickets are $10 ($7 for seniors, students, and low-income) at the door and are available in advance through the Grand Lake Theater website and for the Herbst event through the City Box Office. Full schedule and details about films, speakers posted at- http://www.communitycurrency.org/filmfestival2011.html.
10th Annual 9/11 Truth Rally/March
September 11, 2011 Theme- Satyagraha - Truth Force - Powerful Truths
Rally at 10 a.m. at the Gandhi Statue, next to the Ferry Building, in San Francisco.
Join us for words, poetry, song, before we begin our march, parade through nearby Justin Herman Plaza, and up Market Street to Hallidie Plaza for another rally at 11 am
We will gather for more words, song, poetry, before we resume our march, parade, up Market Street, through UN Plaza to the Civic Center by noon.
Noon at the Civic Center a time for informal story telling, music making, picnicing, community building sharing before the more formal 9/11 Reclaiming the Truth, Reclaiming Our Future begins at 1 pm in the Herbst Theatre
at the nearby San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue. Evolving details at - http://www.communitycurrency.org/10thanniversary.html
(If you want to help, volunteers are needed, call Carol @ 650-857-0927 or email -firstname.lastname@example.org, or come to the next meeting, Thursday, September 1st, 7-10 pm, Fireside Room, BFUU, 1606 Bonita, Berkeley)