By Drew Noftle
Vancouver BC — What started out as a simple petition, has turned into
a lot more. The Vancouver 9/11 Truth Society is proud to announce the launch
of the 2008 Truth Tour, set for August 29th – September 15th, 2008.
On August 29th, a busload of hard working and dedicated Vancouver 9/11 Truth
activists will begin their trip across the country to meet up with their counterparts
in Eastern Canada, and join them in Montreal for the March on Ottawa that will
be commencing Sept 7th. During their 8 day trip across the country, they will
be stopping in various cities along the way to give away free DVD’s, educate
people about the flaws of the 9/11 Commission Report, continue to collect signatures
and show the country that 9/11 Truth will not quit — not until this war
is over, and not until Canadian troops are back home.
Bus stops are currently planned for Kelowna BC, Nelson BC, Calgary AB, Regina
SK, Winnipeg MN, Thunder Bay ON, Sudbury ON, and Toronto ON. At each of these
8 towns, these 10 members of the Vancouver 9/11 Truth Society will set up an
educational booth, break out the megaphone, and wake up Canadians who have yet
to see members of the movement in action. The ‘Truth Bus’ will also
be fully equipped with a flat screen for in-bus movie screenings, a projector
for street ‘culture jamming’, and a very powerful FM transmitter
for whatever they can think of.
Here is the full Itinerary for the Truth Tour 2008:
Included among these 10 activists, are 2 hip hop artists — Gemineye and
Zaddik of Conspirituality. These two socially, politically, and spiritually
aware artists have recently released their debut album that has been 10 years
in the making. It will be available for the first time on this tour, and they
will be performing wherever possible along the way. More information about the
2008 Truth Tour can be found at vancouver911truth.org, and Marchonottawa2008.org.
Oh yes, and the petition that got us here! Here is the update:
June 10th: NDP deputy leader Libby Davies reads petition into Parliament. The
petition is then forwarded to the office of former CSIS agent Stockwell Day
— current Minister of Public Safety and Health. His office is given 45
days to respond.
July 25th: Stockwell’s 45 days are up. Members of the Canadian 9/11 Truth
movement continue to make phone calls and send him emails, all of which remain
July 31st: the office of Stockwell Day tells an activist that they are not
sure where the petition even is, and informs her that it has not even been looked
August 7th, 2008: after a two day fax campaign, and the threat of going to
the Toronto Star with the story of Stockwell failing to fulfill his duty of
reporting on the petition in under 45 days, he quietly informs a member of Nanaimo
9/11 Truth that the petition has been forwarded to MP David Emerson —
Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs (who is currently in Beijing watching
For anyone who does not follow Canadian politics, David Emerson and Stockwell
Day are 2 of the most crooked and disrespected politicians in Canadian Parliament.
We are 99.8% sure that our petition will be rejected. However, we are prepared
for this. The petition is just the first step of a larger plan – Signatures
will continue to be collected long after this rejection comes about. The next
step is the 2008 Truth tour, the March on Ottawa, and the 4 day occupation of
March on Ottawa:
This will begin September 7th, 2008 with a rally at Mont Royal Park. The hundreds
of Marchers will then put on their walking shoes, and head off for Ottawa at
2:00pm. This march will take about 5 days, and the Marchers will be stopping
at various campgrounds along the way. Why a march? What does walking prove?
Similar questions were asked to Terry Fox when he began his Marathon of Hope
on April 12th, 1980. Walking can help bring a sense of peace to those participating,
and shows the strong sense of commitment to those who watch from the sidelines.
This march will build friendships, solidify commitments, and bring about further
awareness for 9/11 Truth. The Vancouver 9/11 Truth Conference held in June of
last year was a starting point for many more city chapters to be formed. This
march will be the spark that ignites a fire of action from sea to shining sea.
If you are interested in joining the March, please contact Montreal 9/11 Truth
The Occupation of Parliament Hill:
After arriving on the Hill at noon on September 11th, 2008, we plan to stay
to greet our Parliamentarians who are due back in the office on the morning
of September 15th, 2008.
On September 11th, we will have various workshops, speeches from activists
throughout the movement in Canada, and musical performances from Distant Society,
Conspirituality, and many others. We are expecting the turnout to be in the
10’s of thousands. This promises to be by far the largest 9/11 Truth event
in Canadian history. If you are Canadian, please do everything you can to join
us on this historic day!! The speeches and workshops will be focused on Canadian
9/11 Truth activism, and we will have suggestions on how to obtain 9/11 Truth,
how to get a truly independent investigation, and how to restructure a post
9/11 Truth society. During the days following the 11th, we will make sure that
not one person in Ottawa is unaware of our presence. Vancouver’s Truth
Bus will be circling downtown spreading awareness, and activist will keep it’s
presence on the Hill from dusk till dawn (as pertaining to Canadian law)
For six years now Canadians have been asking questions. Now the time
for questions is over. Now we will demand answers. This September 11th, we will
demand the Truth!