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Civil Disobedience at the White House for 9/11 Justice: An Interview with Jon Gold
Submitted by YT on Fri, 01/28/2011 - 2:35am

* 9/11 Truth News
* activism
* Civil disobedience
* Jon Gold

Author: Cosmos
Source: 9/11 Truth News
Category: ACTION

[link to 911truthnews.com]

9/11 Justice activist and researcher Jon Gold has announced his intention to chain himself to the White House fence this coming Monday, January 31. 9/11 Truth News asked Gold a few questions to find out more about the upcoming action.

9/11 Truth News: Why are you going to chain yourself to the White House?

Jon Gold: To try and bring attention to the fact that we were lied to about 9/11 and that there needs to be justice and accountability for what happened. That there are family members still seeking justice for what happened and that the people of the world deserve it. When you take into account what that day has been used for - and then think about the fact that we don't exactly know what happened that day - that is an unacceptable situation. People are dying. If that day wasn't what we were led to believe - and it wasn't - then the people of the world need to know about it.

911TN: This seems like a somewhat extreme action to take. Do you think more standard forms of protest have been exhausted?

Jon Gold: I have been fighting for truth, accountability, and justice for what happened that day for almost 9 years now. I have tried every avenue I can think of to bring attention to this issue, to no avail. Contacting your Representatives does nothing. Contacting the media does nothing. As I recently wrote about in support of Richard Falk, 9/11 is the "third rail." You are not allowed to question what happened that day without being ridiculed, slandered, attacked, and so forth. Chaining yourself to a fence in an effort to bring attention to an important cause such as this one is not extreme. Using that day to murder 1000's upon 1000's of people that had nothing to with the attacks is extreme. Using that day to take away our civil liberties is extreme. I am 100% sure that I am doing the right thing.

911TN: What do you hope to accomplish with this action? Do you expect any media coverage of this action? Will the action have any effect if the media ignore it?

Jon Gold: As I said, I hope to bring attention to this very important issue. I have already been told by certain alternative media outlets that they will try to cover what it is that I'm doing, and I have asked people to ask all media to cover this action, so at least some will cover it. All good actions have an effect. I believe this to be a good action.

911TN: Have you spoken to any of the 9/11 family members about your action and if so, do they support you?

Jon Gold: I have spoken to some, and I can't speak for them, but it seems that they support what I'm trying to do. One in particular hoped that maybe someday a group of 9/11 family members would try to do the same thing.

911TN: What advice do you have for people who are concerned about the 9/11 issue but feel helpless to do anything about it?

Jon Gold: First, I think people need to take the time to learn about this issue. Don't believe everything you hear in movies, or articles you stumble across on the internet. Do your own research, and in time, you will have your own problems with the "official account." Steer clear of individuals who act as though you must believe this or that, and accuse you of being this or that if you don't. Steer clear of people that have obvious agendas. Judge people by the fruits of their labor. Be supportive of the family members that are seeking justice. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the families' efforts of the past. When you approach someone, do so in a way that isn't "scary" or "aggressive." Ask simple questions of people. Questions that plant a seed. Remember that you are fighting for 2,973 people that can no longer speak for themselves. Remember their families. Remember the people being killed during the 9/11 wars. Do your best. No one can ask for anything more.

London Truth Action has announced a civil disobedience action at Downing Street on the same day, in solidarity with Jon Gold.

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"To My Fellow First

"To My Fellow First Responders. There is a gentleman that I call a Friend that has cared about 9/11 Heroes from the beginning. He is now going to chain himself to the White House Fence in an act of Civil disobedience for All of us & The Families who have had no justice. Please drop him a line or post a comment here. It may sound weird to some of you but Jon is a Great Man & Has been there for all affected by 9/11." - Charlie Giles
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ohhhhh....he should light his self on fire too!
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Admirable

Since I know you to be restrained and polite, I'm sure it will be a worthwhile effort. I so much admire the fact you are claustrophobic and still do civil disobedience. I know you work full time and would have difficulty serving jail time. Allow me to raise the idea that if you ever could arrange your life to get arrested every weekday until they give you a sentence or hold you, that could be more powerful. I raised this concept with Veterans for Peace, the single payer movement, and the climate change folks. I know you still aren't talking to me. Betsy is. It's sad the few people who see this as a worthy tactic can't have a good discussion of what constitutes escalation. I assume you will have people present to do support. Good luck.

Here is my description of

The Power Dynamic of Nonviolence

If you can persist in the face of repression, you communicate to your adversary that what they’re doing isn’t so much bad, which it probably is, as much as it is ineffective. Then you begin to drive a wedge between the liberals and conservatives in power. The liberals moan and complain, ”They’re making us look so bad, can’t we think of something to give them to get them to go away?” The conservatives respond, “No, no, no. If we’re a little more brutal, we can break them.” Nevertheless, IF you can persist in the face of repression, you push that wedge further and further between the factions of power. Here’s the key: the better the nonviolent discipline, the further the wedge will go for any given level of effort and sacrifice. The smoother the wedge, the further it goes. The rougher the wedge, the slower it proceeds.
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I admire Thoreau

From the Wiki page on Thoreau's 'Civil Diobedience'; I think we can learn a lot from him: [link to en.wikipedia.org]

He exhorts people not to just wait passively for an opportunity to vote for justice, because voting for justice is as ineffective as wishing for justice; what you need to do is to actually be just. This is not to say that you have an obligation to devote your life to fighting for justice, but you do have an obligation not to commit injustice and not to give injustice your practical support.

Paying taxes is one way in which otherwise well-meaning people collaborate in injustice. People who proclaim that the war in Mexico is wrong and that it is wrong to enforce slavery contradict themselves if they fund both things by paying taxes. Thoreau points out that the same people who applaud soldiers for refusing to fight an unjust war are not themselves willing to refuse to fund the government that started the war.

In a constitutional republic like the United States, people often think that the proper response to an unjust law is to try to use the political process to change the law, but to obey and respect the law until it is changed. But if the law is itself clearly unjust, and the lawmaking process is not designed to quickly obliterate such unjust laws, then Thoreau says the law deserves no respect and it should be broken. In the case of the United States, the Constitution itself enshrines the institution of slavery, and therefore falls under this condemnation. Abolitionists, in Thoreau's opinion, should completely withdraw their support of the government and stop paying taxes, even if this means courting imprisonment.

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.… where the State places those who are not with her, but against her,– the only house in a slave State in which a free man can abide with honor.… Cast your whole vote, not a strip of paper merely, but your whole influence. A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority; it is not even a minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight. If the alternative is to keep all just men in prison, or give up war and slavery, the State will not hesitate which to choose. If a thousand men were not to pay their tax bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible.[10]
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Media calls...

I'v been calling media outlets this morning and have been getting very good responses.

A couple examples...

Called CBC National (Canadian news) and when I was telling the lady about it... as I said Jon was going to the White House to chain himself.... she said (does he really want to get that close to that place) hahaha!

I also called Peter Kopf (a witness to AA77) to tell him about Monday. He said he works in info. technology at USA Today, but he would tell people he knew about it and will be following the story.

Peter then directed me to a number to call. When I told the next guy about it, he told me about seeing a guy get beat with sticks not too long ago and said to tell Jon to be careful because "those guys at the White House have no sense of humor what so ever!" He also said "the snipers on the roof will be pointing red dots at Jon!" The USA Today guy will also be following the story and be passing along the info about the event.

media contact list -
[link to www.fair.org]
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The 3rd Rail.

Jon mentioned that 9/11 is the "third rail." I would emphasize that civil disobedience is the third rail of 9/11 justice. We need this as much as we need TV ads and litigation. All great political struggles have to risk arrest for their cause.

Good luck, Jon.
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Good luck Jon

Thank you for continuing to put your body where your mouth is! Your sincerity has always been inspirational!
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CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IN EGYPT

In pictures: Anger in Egypt
[link to english.aljazeera.net]

Al Jazeera English Live From Egypt
Video Live Stream
Video Reports From Egypt

[link to www.informationclearinghouse.info]
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Rinse and...

Repeat.

"It's my time isn't it? And who says no one will be watching? I've already been told by several people that they will make it. Stephen Webster asked me to get video so they could post it as a story. I've been thanked by a family member already for "taking a stand." In my opinion, we need MORE of this type of action. That's why I joined Cindy's "Peace Of The Action."

By the way, 9/11 Family Member Manny Badillo, who is apart of NYCCAN, supports my action 100%.

"Jon, your decided action is nothing short of brave for all the right reasons." - Manny Badillo
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I agree with Manny

The bravery of one person effects many. If only ten people see this and are moved, it will be ten times the bravery than existed yesterday. And it should make us all stop and think about how much each of us are all willing to put on the line. I'm not saying this type of action is for everyone, but I am saying that if we are not willing to put SOMETHING on the line, we shouldn't expect much.
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Inspirational, profoundly moving act.

Thank you.

We need more MEN like you.

If I may quote one of my favorite film characters, Victor Lazlo, "This time I know our side will win."
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Thanks Jon

Civil disobedience is the only way to go. What we don't need is violence. Personally I refuse to pay any taxes this year. What are they going to do about it? Probably nothing. I am not the only one who won't pay this year. Some ( quite a few ) people can't afford to pay. If I was a young guy I would NEVER JOIN THE ARMED SERVICE! Another thing I refuse to do is serve jury duty. I want nothing to do with this Fascist Dictatorship we live under. I am sure there are other ideas out there so lets share some of them. Lets face it, this is a matter of life and death. Good work Jon. I will say a prayer for you. Your special in my book.
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[link to 911truthnews.com]

[link to 911truthnews.com]

Thanks.
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Bonne chance à Jon ( good luck to Jon)

John MITCHELL
Herblay FRANCE

bonsoir Jon,
thank you so much for your engagement. It is because of your videos on 911blogger that I started with my humble capacities to copy you and others in America on informing the French on 911 via the video.

[link to www.youtube.com]
[link to www.google.fr]

I have a lot to learn and lots of vidéos to turn. However each day I ask myself how can I be efficient.

At this moment in France we talk a lot about the best seller "Indignez vous !" in English "Cry out !" by Stéphane Hessel. It is sure as a human being we can not accept the 911 lies that make so many people die.
We want to cry out but I am not sure that Stéphane Hessel and the people buying his book are ready to understand our revolt on the 911 lies.

The year 2011 is an important moment where we can get the truth out. Up to everyone to find their way to react.

Bonne chance à Jon ( good luck to Jon) and to us all in bringing the 911 truth and peace to the world.
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Getting the armed forces behind the people

I think is the ultimate key to a succesfull revolution. I was just watching what's going on in Egypt right now, and the army there just seems to lie down. Of course getting the rest of the law enforcementpeople behind the people as well is something else.
If not, then remaing non-violent will become a lot tougher task no doubt.
Shouldn't the truthmovement (and the peacemovement as well) be looking at this angle?
I believe Mark Dice tried to reach US soldiers in Iraq a few years ago (via email), but apparently to no avail.
How'bout a new round of emails, or people with banners outside all army-airforce and naval bases?
Maybe the time has come, to make a change.
But hey, does anybody have a plan what's next?
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You Can Find Something on Egypt Here:

Under ‘emergency’ for decades, Egypt’s special powers mirrored in post-9/11 US By Stephen C. Webster Friday, January 28th, RAW
Submitted by Joe on Fri, 01/28/2011

[link to 911blogger.com]

I know in my public outreach I have given DVDs to maybe 60-80 police officers.
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If it gets some press coverage and he doesn't wind up in a gulag, then more power to him.
A little truth couldn't hurt them that much, could it?
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If it gets some press coverage and he doesn't wind up in a gulag, then more power to him.
A little truth couldn't hurt them that much, could it?
 Quoting: Johntaraz

Peace is the way.
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Sounds like a douchebag.





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