August 20, 2002

Revisiting 9-11 Series #2: It Ain't Over Till It's Really Over


Hello everyone

As I'm receiving family visit this week, I won't be available to attend to my compilation work. Still, I have for you a couple compilations that I prepared before my recent computer problems. As we approach the first anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy, we are going once again to revisit in part some unreported and frankly hidden aspects of this make-believe disaster and most cunning global elite ploy to foster their dictotorial march onward towards what some fear could be an orwellian future -- something which, to the best of my spiritual understanding, will never be allowed to come to full fruition because we, the Light servers of this world, along with all our invisible allies from on high, will simply not allow it to happen and actually take advantage of this crisis to precipitate the gradual onset of a New Golden Age of Peace, Love and Harmony on Earth.

And I know many of this network's participating members will play a key role in this carefully planned lifetime mission...

Of course, the next elite ploy - the phony war on Iraq - is also linked to all this and we'll continue to follow this closely.

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
http://www.cybernaute.com/earthconcert2000

P.S. Check all the latest posts from the American Patriot Friends Network at http://disc.server.com/Indices/149495.html


"Evidence debunking the official explanation for the collapse of the World Trade Center is being kept secret by the U.S. Dept. of Justice on a flimsy pretext."

- Taken from "Feds Withhold Crucial WTC Evidence" (see article celow)


CONTENTS

1. Feds Withhold Crucial WTC Evidence
2. Call In the Real Iraq Experts
3. Interview with KRISTINA BORJESSON: The Myth of a Free Press
4. Peace Action for Today


See also:

After Sept. 11, a Legal Battle Over Limits of Civil Liberty
http://www.truthout.org/docs_02/08.07B.nyt.liberty.htm

Unanswered questions: The mystery of Flight 93
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=323958

Officers Say U.S. Aided Iraq in War Despite Use of Gas (August 18)
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/08/18/international/middleeast/18CHEM.html
A covert American program during the 1980s provided Iraq with planning assistance at a time when U.S. intelligence agencies knew that Iraq would use chemical weapons.

A Dossier on Civilian Victims of United States' Aerial Bombing of Afghanistan:
http://www.cursor.org/stories/civilian_deaths.htm
A Comprehensive Accounting [revised] "What causes the documented high level of civilian casualties -- 3,000 - 3,400 [October 7, 2001 thru March 2002] civilian deaths -- in the U.S. air war upon Afghanistan?"

Top Republicans Break With Bush on Iraq Strategy
http://www.truthout.org/docs_02/08.17A.gop.no.irq.htm

BOMBS AND SPEED KILL IN AFGHANISTAN
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=13791

Biden backs letting soldiers arrest civilians (THE WASHINGTON TIMES - Aug 7)
http://www.americansonsofliberty.com/news%20stories/biden_proposal.htm

Settling Old Scores
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=13790
President Bush is intent on avenging his father and saving his poll numbers rather than serving the American people.

Call In the Real Iraq Experts
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=13788
Conspicuously absent from last week's Senate hearings on whether the U.S. should go to war in Iraq were the experts with the most vital information.

The Rush to War
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=13789
The United States is poised on the slippery precipice of a pre-emptive war without a public debate, much less any real protest.

Facts Are the Best Cure for War Fever -- (August 7) Simon Tisdall, Guardian (U.K.)
http://www.commondreams.org/views02/0807-01.htm
Gulf War fever is sweeping across Britain where normal healthy people are beginning to lapse into inexplicable bouts of bellicose chest-thumping.

Sharon's Plan For Middle East Violence
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=13711
The recent bombing of innocent civilians in Gaza did not aim to punish the terrorist group Hamas, but to provoke them.

REFORMING ROCKEFELLER DRUG LAWS
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=13774
Fed up with draconian drug penalties, a coalition led by angry mothers is threatening to overturn some of the country's harshest laws.

Environmental Groups Sue to Stop Global Deployment Of Navy Low Frequency Sonar System (August 7)
http://www.truthout.org/docs_02/08.10F.nrdc.sonar.htm
Groups Say New Long-Range Sonar System Threatens Whales and other Marine Mammals. "The ocean is a precious resource shared by all the world's peoples," said Cousteau. "The LFA system poses an unacceptable risk to our oceans and our children's heritage."




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From: http://www.rense.com/general28/FEDswithholdcrucial.htm

Feds Withhold Crucial WTC Evidence

By Christopher Bollyn American Free Press 8-8-2

Evidence debunking the official explanation for the collapse of the World Trade Center is being kept secret by the U.S. Dept. of Justice on a flimsy pretext.

The U.S. Dept of Justice has ordered secrecy measures to keep the contents of a 'lost tape' of firefighters' voices at the World Trade Center from being made public. The reason for the secrecy surrounding the 78-minute audiotape is because it evidently debunks the accepted explanation that intense jet fuel fires melted the towersí steel beams and caused the collapses.

The New York Times recently revealed the existence of the tape of radio transmissions between firefighters of the New York Fire Department (NYFD), which proves that ìat least two menî had reached the 78th floor Sky Lobby of the South Tower. The firefighters had reported about the fires and casualties they encountered and begun evacuating the survivors.

The article said that firefighters ìreached the crash zone on the 78th floor, where they went to the aid of grievously injured people trapped in a sprawl of destruction.î While the Times article raises as many questions as it answers, it points to a reason for the secrecy: "Once they got there," the article says, "they had a coherent plan for putting out the fires they could see and helping victims who survived."

The report names two of the firefighters who were at the crash site: Battalion Chief Orio J. Palmer, who was organizing the evacuation of injured people, and Fire Marshal Ronald P. Bucca. Both men died in the collapse. 343 NYFD firefighters perished on 911.

'TWO POCKETS OF FIRE'

The voices of the firefighters "showed no panic, no sense that events were racing beyond their control," the Times wrote. "At that point, the building would be standing for just a few more minutes, as the fire was weakening the structure on the floors above him. Even so, Chief Palmer could see only two pockets of fire, and called for a pair of engine companies to fight them."

"I didn't hear fear, I didn't hear panic," Palmer's widow said. "When the tape is made public to the world, people will hear that they all went about their jobs without fear, and selflessly."

The fact that veteran firefighters had 'a coherent plan for putting out' the 'two pockets of fire' indicates they judged the blazes to be manageable. These reports from the scene of the crash provide crucial evidence debunking the government's unfounded claim that a raging steel-melting inferno led to the tower's collapse. As the FEMA 'Building Performance Assessment' report says, "Temperatures may have been as high as 900 - 1,100 C. (1,700 - 2,000 F.) in some areas."

"If FEMA's temperature estimates are correct, the interiors of the towers were furnaces capable of casting aluminum and glazing pottery," Eric Hufschmid, author of the book 'Time for Painful Questions' writes. Yet the voices on the tape prove that several firefighters were able to work 'without fear' for an extended period at the point of the crash, and that the fires they encountered there were neither intense nor large.

Incredibly, the South Tower literally disintegrated in less than an hour after being hit by a plane, which impacted between its 78th and 84th floors. "Fire has never caused a steel building to collapse," Hufschmid writes, "so, how did a 56-minute fire bring down a steel building as strong as the South Tower?"

Hufschmid's forthcoming book presents compelling evidence that explosives caused the towers to collapse.

Pointing to the Meridian Plaza fire in Philadelphia in 1991, Hufschmid writes, "The Meridian Plaza fire was extreme, but it did not cause the building to collapse. The fire in the South Tower seems insignificant by comparison to both the Meridian Plaza fire and the fire in the North Tower. How could the tiny fire in the South Tower cause the entire structure to shatter into dust after 56 minutes while much more extreme fires did not cause the Meridian Plaza building to even crack into two pieces?"

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PA), the bi-state authority and owner of the World Trade Center, retrieved the 'lost tape'. A spokesman for the authority, Greg Trevor, told AFP that the tape was found in PA police offices at 5 WTC, 'two or three weeks' after 911. The PA police monitored radio transmissions from the WTC.

Because of an unexplained delay in producing the tape it was believed ìfor monthsî that firefighters had gone no higher than about the 50th floor in each tower. The delay, Trevor said, was due to the time required to transfer the voice data to 'encrypted CDs'.

In January or February, the PA offered a copy of the tape to NYFD officials, who reportedly declined the offer because they did not want to sign the confidentiality agreement as demanded by the PA. The Independent (UK) added that the PA 'held back from sharing it with police and only relinquished it on condition that a confidentiality agreement was signed.'

"That's not correct," Trevor told AFP regarding the allegation that the PA had withheld the tape from the police. The PA had only handled the tape "under the instruction of the U.S. Attorney's office," he said.

A spokesman for the NYPD expressed surprise when AFP asked if the police had conducted a criminal investigation into the events at the WTC. Spokesman Bernard Gifford said NYPD had not pursued a criminal investigation of 911 having 'turned it over' to the FBI. Gifford wouldnít say when this occurred, although Joe Valiquette of the New York office of the FBI told AFP that the federal bureau had run the investigation 'from the moment it happened.'

On August 2, the relatives of the 16 firefighters whose voices were identified on the tape were allowed to hear their last words in a New York City hotel. The families were first required to sign a statement prepared by lawyers they would not disclose what was said on the tape.

BECOMING PUBLIC?

Despite the fact that the contents of the tape are being kept secret, the Times article says, "Only now, nearly a year after the attacks, are the efforts of Chief Palmer, Mr. Bucca and others becoming public. City fire officials simply delayed listening to a 78-minute tape that is the only known recording of firefighters inside the towers."

While Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta said he had not known the tape existed until 'very recently', both the Times and CNN err in claiming that the NYFD is the agency behind the extreme secrecy. "The Fire Department has forbidden anyone to discuss the contents publicly on the ground that the tape might be evidence in the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, the man accused of plotting with the hijackers," the Times said.

When AFP asked the NYFD why the only conversations between firefighters engaged at the scene of the crash had to be kept secret because of Zacarias Moussaoui, who was in prison in Minnesota at the time, the spokesman replied, "Take it up with the Dept. of Justice."

WHAT EXPLOSIONS?

Asked about the numerous reports by eyewitnesses, including firefighters, of explosions inside the towers before they collapsed, Mike Logrin, spokesman for the NYFD, said, "We're pretty sure there weren't bombs in the building." Logrin said there was "no evidenceî of explosions, and for ìscientific evidence" about the collapse recommended viewing a television program. "Didn't you see the NOVA [PBS] special on the collapse?" he asked.

On September 1,1 the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) interviewed one of its New York-based reporters, Steve Evans, who was in the second tower when it was hit.

Evans reported: "I was at the base of the 2nd tower, the second tower that was hit. There was an explosion - I didn't think it was an explosion - but the base of the building shook. I felt it shake - then when we were outside, the second explosion happened and then there was a series of explosions. We can only wonder at the kind of damage -- the kind of human damage -- which was caused by those explosions - those series of explosions," he said.

Evans is a professional journalist and although his observations of explosions in the second tower should be taken into account, they are not. Numerous eyewitnesses reported seeing or hearing explosions, but these reports have been avoided by the agencies supposedly leading the investigation.

Valiquette of the FBI told AFP that he had not "heard anything" about reports of explosions in the building and that he had "never heard any discussion of it" in the FBI's New York office.




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From: http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=13788

Call In the Real Iraq Experts
Sean Gonsalves, AlterNet

August 7, 2002

Last week's Senate hearings on whether the United States should go to war in Iraq could hardly be given much credibility by any serious student of U.S.-Iraq policy, given the conspicuous absences of Iraq experts who offer indispensable insight.

For starters, even though he notified Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joseph Biden of his willingness to testify, Hans Von Sponeck was not invited to the discussion table.

Who is Von Sponeck? Only a former United Nations assistant secretary general with impeccable credentials and the former head of the U.N. oil-for-food program in Iraq -- the organization that sanctions supporters claim is adequate to meet the humanitarian needs of the Iraqi civilian population.

Von Sponeck resigned his post several years ago in protest of the sanctions, realizing that not only was the oil-for-food program inadequate from the beginning, its hands were tied; not by the Iraqi government but by the "Washington consensus."

I spoke to Von Sponeck last week. More familiar with the atrocities of the Iraqi dictator than most, he's no Saddam Hussein dupe. Nevertheless, he said, a fair and honest assessment must be made.

"No one can approach this from a black or white perspective," he told me. "There is a massive sharing of responsibility for what is happening to the people of Iraq" that stretches from Baghdad to Washington. "The impression given here is that the oil-for-food program is being abused by the Iraqi government. Not true. Extensive independent medical research has been done investigating the impact of the sanctions."

The root of the humanitarian crisis in Iraq is the lack of adequate water and electrical supply systems, which were intentionally destroyed in the Gulf War by U.S. bombs. With the sanctions blocking the contracts and materials needed to repair Iraq's infrastructure, thousands of innocent Iraqi children die each month of easily treatable, water-borne diseases in a country whose health care system was so advanced prior to the sanctions regime that the biggest problem facing Iraqi pediatricians was obesity.

"That should be absorbed into the minds of those who deal with Iraq," Von Sponeck said. "We are grooming more anger, more extremists." And that's why he thinks the hearings are important. If only there were a broader range of expert opinion allowed at the discussion table so that the American people can understand what's really going on in Iraq.

Although former UNSCOM Executive Chairman Richard Butler was called to testify, the man who served in that post the longest, Rolf Ekeus (1991 to 1997), was not. Ekeus, by the way, wrote a piece last week in the Swedish press about his tenure over the toughest weapons inspection regime in history and how the inspections process had been misused by the U.S. intelligence community to gather information that had nothing to do with the U.N. disarmament mandate.

He also wrote about what he perceived as UNSCOM being used to provoke military confrontations with Iraq. Footnote: the weapons inspectors were pulled out of Iraq by Butler in December 1998 because of an imminent U.S. military strike. They were not kicked out by the Iraqi government, as has been widely misreported in our "free" press.

The hearings also didn't include the technical expert UNSCOM called in to lead the inspection team on the ground when it had become apparent that Iraqi officials were lying about weapons retention -- former UNSCOM chief inspector Scott Ritter, a retired Marine intelligence officer who worked directly under Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf during the Gulf War.

"I feel very agitated by the deliberate distortions and misrepresentations," Von Sponeck said. "You have this attempt to portray Iraq in a way that makes it look to the average person in the U.S. as if Iraq is a threat to their security. I don't know by what stretch of the imagination that claim can be made."

Having been in Iraq two weeks ago with a German TV news crew, Von Sponeck visited two of the sites that both media and government officials claim are likely sites for the production of chemical and biological weapons.

"One of those sites is called Al Dora. It is on the outskirts of Baghdad. That facility was disabled by Mr. Ritter and the other inspectors in 1996. I visited there in 1999 and it was totally disabled. It was a shell with destroyed machinery. And two weeks ago, with a German television crew, we saw exactly the same thing. We didn't even have electricity."

Sean Gonsalves is a columnist with the Cape Cod Times. Email him at sgonsalves@capecodonline.com




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From: http://www.paraview.com/features/free_press.htm

Also from: http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495&article=31613

Interview with KRISTINA BORJESSON: The Myth of a Free Press

By Alexander M. Dake

Kristina Borjesson, a client of Paraview Literary Agency, has been an award-winning independent producer and writer for almost twenty years. She has produced investigative documentaries for CBS, CNN and PBS. She currently produces and co-hosts the “Expert Witness” radio show on WBAI in New York and KPFK in Los Angeles. Recently Borjesson edited almost two dozen essays by leading journalists about the depth and breadth of censorship in American journalism and collected those in the book Into the Buzzsaw. It includes, among others, stories about POWs left behind in Vietnam, a Korean War massacre by U.S. troops, the CIA involvement in the War on Drugs, disenfranchisement of black votes in the Bush presidential election, and Borjesson’s own essay about the deception of the TWA Flight 800 crash. It paints a bleak picture of the role mainstream media play in American democracy.

Alexander Dake interviewed Borjesson about her views on the role of journalism in a democracy, conflicts of interests in the media, and cover-ups by governments and corporations.

AD: You are an investigative reporter. What is the difference between investigative reporting and more traditional reporting?

KB: Investigative reporting is not just about getting the facts, but also about why, how, and who. It usually is about how a system works and it is often about criminal activity. Successful criminals are among the most creative people. As an investigative journalist you have to be very creative yourself in following the trail of these criminals and that’s quite a challenge. It is an all-consuming activity of doing research and trying to be as creative as the perpetrators in uncovering what actually happened.

AD: How did you get involved in investigative reporting?

KB: First of all, I think that my subjects choose me more than I choose them. But more generally speaking, I am attracted to investigative reporting because of the way my mind works. I always want to get to the bottom of something. The first documentary I worked on was a biography of Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk. He was a big rebel in the Catholic Church, but also someone who made Catholicism and spirituality accessible to many people. He wrote a lot about what was wrong in our society. This was not typical investigative reporting, but I did go into much detail about Merton’s background and history. Later on I used these same skills for more controversial topics, such as in Legacy of Shame, a report about Mexicans crossing the U.S. border to escape poverty at home to work for low wages and no benefits on U.S. farms.

AD: Which TV programs are doing a good job at investigative reporting nowadays?

KB: I would say 60 Minutes and Frontline. Once in a while HBO does good work although often too much focused on sex and violence. Everybody does some good work sometimes, but Into the Buzzsaw shows that there are certain areas of interest to the American public, where journalists are not allowed to go. This is what I call the “black hole” of reporting. This black hole usually deals with high-level corporate and government malfeasance. Examples of the latter are dealing with institutions such as the army, the FBI and the CIA. Even though most of our tax dollars go to these institutions and their activities in the U.S. or abroad are done on our behalf, they will do their best in denying the American public from knowing what it is they are actually doing.

AD: If what you are saying is true, how do you explain the power of journalism in the Vietnam War, which was essentially halted because of media attention, and in Watergate, which was uncovered by journalists?

KB: Those were different times. On the one hand government has learned its lessons from those days and is better at covering up sensitive issues. On the other hand I think that the major newspapers and TV stations are now more driven by commercial interests than by the public interest. Just look at the ongoing concentration of the major media companies. I don’t think that Katharine Graham of the Washington Post if she were alive today would have made the same decision as in the seventies. The idea of serving the public interest was fairly strong in those days and is now almost completely ignored.

AD: These days many people speak of conflicts of interests in corporate America. Do you see a conflict of interest among journalists?

KB: Yes. You cannot serve a bottom line and the public interest at all times without a conflict. The corporate interest is to serve its stockholders, not a nation, nor its citizens. Also, if you would look at the corporations who own media companies and their news departments, then you would uncover so many areas of conflict of interest that there are hardly any topics left they could report objectively on.

AD: Robert McChesney, a media academic and contributor to Into the Buzzsaw, is highly critical of CNN’s decision to have two different versions of reporting of the war on terrorism, one for a U.S. audience and the other for a presumably more critical international audience. What is your view on having two versions of the same news?

KB: In some way you can present news differently for different audiences. But the fact of the matter in this case is that the bias of reporting in the U.S. on the war on terrorism is tantamount to propaganda. It is not necessarily just because the U.S. is pro-Israel. It is also because a lot of American reporters, even the experienced ones, are pretty provincial. They don’t always have a good sense of history or have cultural sensitivities. That creates a simplified and colored reporting, which can be dangerous.

AD: Your essay in Into the Buzzsaw deals with your experience in reporting the TWA 800 crash in 1996. What were your expectations when starting your investigation into this crash?

KB: Before I started my investigation I had no idea of what had caused Flight 800’s crash. My goal was to find out what had happened. But when I didn’t go in the “right” direction with my investigation, I ran into trouble, at first with the authorities and later on with my colleagues at CBS.

AD: What were your conclusions on TWA Flight 800?

KB: I felt that there was enough evidence to show that something hit that plane at high speed. I don’t have a smoking gun, in the sense that there is no doubt about what exactly did hit the plane. What I do show, however, is a pattern of deception throughout the entire investigation that the FBI and the National Transportation Safety Board engaged in. I also show how the press went along with that deception and how certain high-profile members of the press were being used to lie to the public and denigrate journalists who were reporting things that the NTSB did not want to be reported. An example is that when the head of the FBI task force lies to Dan Rather of CBS about key evidence in the investigation, that is news and should be reported. In this case, however, due to the institutions involved, it was not reported.

AD: How do you explain that CBS did not want to continue with your story on this investigation?

KB: My assessment is that CBS’s senior Washington correspondent, Bob Orr, heard from his sources at the Pentagon that a missile theory was ridiculous and that a mechanical failure caused the crash. Bob Orr has then two choices: He can accept what they say, because they are legitimate news sources, or he can take their statements at face value and try to confirm that with other sources. He did the former, and in that way kept access to these top sources. If he had done the latter, his sources could have shut him off and he would be of no use as a Washington correspondent anymore. An institution like the Pentagon can not only shut off an individual correspondent, but even block CBS from having access to government sources.

AD: So who is more powerful, the Pentagon or one of the largest global media companies?

KB: The Pentagon, because there are so many ways for government to force media companies to follow its way. Examples are losing access to news sources, limiting the use of military satellites for broadcasting news, as CNN once almost experienced, and restricting the mobility of correspondents in war zones. In other words, a media company’s bottom line can be hurt severely.

AD: In Into the Buzzsaw you say that your experience with the TWA Flight 800 investigation changed your worldview. In what way?

KB: I was brought up in Haiti in the days of Papa Doc. It was very clear, then, that you followed Papa Doc’s rules or else you and your family would be killed. If you were, however, a member of Papa Doc’s elite you could do almost anything. When you grow up in a nation like that, you come to the U.S. with high expectations of a democracy and civil liberties. The U.S. is a nation of freedoms and liberties. However, since my experiences with TWA 800, I realized that here too there are tendencies which would fit in a dictatorial country. Don’t misunderstand me: For the most part the people working in government and government agencies are doing a good job, but there are abuses. Those abuses have to be looked at if we want to remain a real democracy.

AD: What do you try to achieve with Into the Buzzsaw?

KB: I am trying to show there is something fundamentally wrong with the system. I am trying to expose the black hole of journalism. I am trying to show people what they are not informed about. I am trying to inspire people that there are journalists who do expose at their own peril the things going on in our society. People, whether they are journalists or private citizens, have to work at a democracy. You cannot just sit back and focus only on making money, raising a family, and enjoying life. Every once in a while you need to stand up for your rights as a citizen of a democracy. In my case I just felt that I could not call myself a journalist if I had remained silent about what I found in my investigations. That is my contribution to this society and to democracy. Even though it wasn’t easy, I feel empowered, because even as one person I could make a difference.

AD: Let me quote Robert McChesney again, who claims that the “death of journalism has taken place over the last ten years.” What is your view?

KB: I don’t believe in reforming the current system. I think we should create a new system of truly independent media, where journalism means being non-partisan and trying to get to the truth, however hard it is to accept. Those of us who believe that are already trying to create a system outside of the mainstream. You can find it on the Internet, on the radio, and in some magazines. It is not just about independent-minded journalists, however. Without the involvement and support of private citizens a new kind of journalism will not survive.

Relevant Books: Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press edited by Kristina Borjesson http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1573929727/paraview/104-776646

Manufacturing Consent by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky

Rule By Secrecy by Jim Marrs

Relevant Websites: Sawbusters, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping journalists who are up against the buzzsaw http://www.sawbusters.com

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See also:

18 Tales of Media Censorship
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=12753




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Date: Thu, 08 Aug 200
From: arzellawheeler <arzellaw@comcast.net>
Subject: Peace Action for Today

Dear Jean,

My heart swells with gratitude for your service. Every time I think of you, I smile.

In a meeting with the Greens and the local Peace and Justice Coalition last night, the P&J Coalition agreed to co-sponsor our local 9/11 events and the Greens are broadcasting all our info to their network.

P&J wants to expand our 3 events into an all-day event and have a youth forum for kids to come and talk about 9/11. Teens from "the Farm" will bring drums. (I'm sure you know folks from Stephen Gaskin's group.) We should be able to get a very diverse group together...old hippie's kids and Church of Christ Christians along with Jews, Muslims, Baptists and Buddhists. Should be fun!

Love and Light,

Arzella

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Peace Action for Today

“The Children Respond: The 9/11 Coloring Book” Offered for Presale.
An awe-inspiring 32-page coloring book made up of over 60 pieces of children’s artwork is on its way to the printer. A presale of 3,000 copies will allow 100,000 copies to be printed. 50,000 copies will be given to children of NYC and Washington, D. C. on 9/11as a gesture of healing love sent to them by the children of Tennessee. Later in the year, they will be sent to children in the Middle East.

The artwork is powerful, poignant and fun. The depth of our children’s wisdom will astound you. They have the solutions to save our planet. You’ll want a copy for every kid on your gift list from 3 years to 87. They are $5 each, plus shipping and handling. Order online from http://www.letlovering.com or send $5 each, plus your estimate for postage to “Let Love Ring!”, 3520 Daisy Trail, Antioch, TN 37013.

Future editions are in the works with artwork currently being made in eleven countries. Contact us if children in your city or village would like to participate. Art teachers tell us that an enormous amount of healing went on in the process of creating the art—not only for the children, but also for the teachers. We feel sure that healing will continue as children color the pages.

“The Children Respond: The 9/11 Coloring Book” is produced by “Let Love Ring!” a nonprofit organization birthed in the aftermath of 9/11. A small group of mothers and grandmothers in Nashville, TN, who weren’t willing to have their children or anybody else’s become bullet stoppers, got clear that they could come up with ways for people to focus their energy on love instead of fear.

Our first assignment is to let love ring on 9/11/02 by inviting all people to send out thoughts of love on that day. See http://www.letlovering.com for details. The Tennessee State Legislature has proclaimed 9/11/02 “Let Love Ring!” Day in Tennessee. The Resolution is being drafted to make it a declaration that can be used by any state or any country. It will resolve that 9/11 every year be a day for the world to unite in love.







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