Who we are: Version 3: January  2005

 

BACKGROUND

 

 Mission:

The Seattle 911 Visibility Project is a non-partisan organization whose  goal is full  public disclosure of a multitude of unanswered questions regarding the  events of 9/11. Our work is in support of current national projects working  for 9/11 visibility and disclosure, including www.unansweredquestions.org,  www.911citizenswatch.org, and the National 9-11 Visibility Project  (www.septembereleventh.org)

 

Why is 9/11 visibility important?

The events of 9/11 have been used as a pretext for many changes in the way the US government functions, including increased militarism, programmatic imperialist expansion, and the dismantling of the US Constitution. These changes have increased the power and wealth  of the governing elite at the expense of the rest of us. 911 Visibility Project  believes that it is the patriotic duty of all US citizens to work for a fair, complete, and transparent investigation of the events of  911 to understand exactly what happened on that infamous day.

 

 

Brief History:

The 911 Visibility Project was born as a Seattle group  in July of 2003. Activities were primarily tabling at local peace and justice events. On October 18, 2003 Kansas City author Bill Douglas delivered a keynote presentation on the events of 9/11 at a Seattle Thunder event,  and soon after formed the National 911 Visibility Project.

 

 

 

                          

 

Tabling at Seattle Thunder, October 18 2003

                       

Seattle became a chapter in the national organization. In November 2003, our local action email list serve was formed at 
http://lists.riseup.net/www/info/911visibilityprojectaction.

 

On November 8 2003, at Seattle Central Community College, an Action Planning Meeting and Video/Discussion drew 40 people. On November 29 2003, our local group held its first “demonstration,” in solidarity with Kansas City, at Eastlake Center in downtown Seattle.

      

 

              

 

Street action at Eastlake center, November 29, 2003

 

In the early spring of 2004, we developed a sign and button (see images below). On Monday March 29 2004, we sponsored an appearance by Barrie Zwicker, acclaimed Canadian journalist and media critic, who presented and discussed his video documentary "The Great Deception" in Seattle. This event drew approximately 150 people. On September 11 2004 we  presented a “Citizen's Analysis of What Really Happened ” at Kent Regional Library, and also tabled at Central Seattle Public Library. Both events were hosted by King County Library System as part of  the public library “September Project.” On October 15 and 16, we sponsored presentations in Mt Vernon, Kent, Bellevue, and Seattle by former Republican presidential candidate (2004) John Buchanan,  who ran as the 9/11 Truth Candidate. On January 15 2005,  members of our group brought Mike Ruppert, author of Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil, [perhaps the most authoritative book on 9-11 to date] to Seattle. The presentation drew an overflow crowd to the 720 seat Rotheke auditorium at Kane Hall, UW.

 

Public opinion

Because of the continued dedication of 9/11 activists throughout the country, more and more citizens are questioning our government's account of the events of September 11 2001. In 2002, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution conducted a poll on the question of government complicity. 46 % of 23,000 respondents said “I think officials knew it was coming” while 2% were “not sure. Congress should investigate”. The poll was suddenly removed from the paper’s website. In April 2004, a CBS/New York Times poll found that 72 % of the American public believed the Bush administration to be guilty of some degree of cover-up. A Zogby poll addressing  beliefs regarding the attacks of 9/11 conducted in August 2004 found 56% of New York state’s residents and 56% of New York city’s residents called for another investigation beyond the 9/11 Commission. In Canada, 63% of respondents agreed  with the statement that “”Individuals within the US government including the White House had prior knowledge of the events of 9/11, and failed to …stop them” [Statistics from David Ray Griffin’s book The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions.] Shortly after his November 11 letter to NIST challenging the “official” story of jet fuel as the source for the WTC collapses, Underwriters Laboratories Director Kevin Ryan was fired.

 

 

ACTIVITIES

 

Email Action List

Signup for the email action list serve by going to www.septembereleventh.org and clicking on “Seattle” to  bring up our local web page. You will see a button to subscribe to the Seattle 911 VP Action list serve.

 

Future Events:

Video showings, presentations, and discussions are  planned. Get on our email action list for updates.

 

Information resources:

Large amounts of information, as well as disinformation on the events of 9/11 are spread throughout the internet. A number of books, videos, CDs, and DVDs are also available. [See our list of resources]. Our group tries to rely as much as possible on main stream American, reputable foreign, and multiple verifiable media sources for all of its information. As Michael Moore put it, we are not interested in conspiracy theories, unless they happen to be true. Education is through public presentations and tabling.

 

Local research:

Although lots of information is available, 9/11 is a vast issue, and there is still urgent need for research not only to obtain and verify new information, but also to select, organize and assess the verified information already available. In fact, the more we learn, the more we find there is still more to learn. Areas include resource summaries, the Joint Intelligence Committees, the 9/11 Omission, the WTC Towers,  the Pentagon, aircraft control, air defense failures and  NORAD training exercises on 9/11, insider trading, whistleblowers and lawsuits, advanced warnings, precursors, etc.. A number of examples of local research are available on the internet at www.septembereleventh.org,  and at our tabling events.

 

Funding:

Our group obtains funding for the purchase of educational materials, rental of venues and equipment, and printing of local materials, from the sales of purchased educational materials and from donations (especially from members of our own group.)

 

 

                                                           

 

Local media development: 9-11 sign and button:

 

 

 

Seattle 911 Visibility Project

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www.septembereleventh.org/Seattle