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Monday, January 31, 2011
Civil disobedience at the White House for 9/11 justice...
January 28, 2011
Interview by Cosmos
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? 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.