Action #2: Michael Moore
Help us encourage Mike to further expand the boundaries of 9/11 discourse!
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|Who is Michael Moore? Michael Moore is the Academy Award winning director of Bowling for Columbine, and author of the best-selling book, Dude, Where's My Country? A progressive filmmaker with celebrity status, Mike has produced a new documentary about 9/11 titled Fahrenheit 911, set to be released just prior to the elections. Documenting Bush's ties to Saudi Arabia, Fahrenheit 911 may end up exposing deeper levels of US government complicity, or it might simply blame Saudi Arabia for 9/11, inadvertantly helping set the stage for another US oil-invasion. In any case, let's thank Michael for producing this film and suggest ways he can further help expand the boundaries of allowable discourse around 9-11.
What to do...
Michael Moore's new film, Fahrenheit 9/11, is finished and is making its debut in less than a month at the Cannes Film Festival. After its release, Mike will be in a position to reach millions of people on the 9/11 issue through his speaking events and media appearances. Let's email Mike and suggest ways he can further expand the boundaries of allowable 9-11 debate.
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Thank you for producing Fahrenheit 911. I can't wait to see the film! As Ed Asner has recently stated in a letter to the peace and justice community (http://www.septembereleventh.org/alerts/asner.php), 9/11 is one of the most pressing issues for our country and the world today. Your willingness to tackle this serious issue is commendable and truly patriotic.
Along these lines, I would like to strongly encourage you to continue to push the boundaries of allowable discourse around 9/11. Much evidence exists that elements within our government were complicit in the attacks. For example, the unprecedented failure of our air defense systems on the day of 9-11 -- violating standard FAA and NORAD operating procedures for dealing with errant or hijacked aircraft -- and the fact that not a single person has been reprimanded as a result, strongly indicate that somewhere in the chain of command a "stand down" order was given.
And there is much more evidence pointing towards US government complicity that is not being investigated. For a sober and rational analysis of this evidence, I highly recommend the book, The New Pearl Harbor, by Professor and Theologian David Ray Griffin. This book is endorsed by activist and historian Howard Zinn, and Princeton University professor and human rights lawyer Richard Falk has written the foreword. Here is an interview with Dr. Griffin published in the Santa Barbara Independent:
I would also like to draw your attention to a potentially very serious issue relating to 9/11 and the Bush-Saudi connections. While these connections are certainly real and warrant full exposure, there are also strong indications that higher elements within the CIA and Pentagon are advancing/spinning these connections in the media in order to deflect attention away from their own complicity in 9/11 as well as set the stage for a possible future invasion of Saudi Arabia (for oil, of course).
So as you courageously expose the Bush-Saudi connections through your film, speaking events and media appearances, please keep this in mind, and consider expanding the permissible boundaries of discourse around 9-11 by addressing some of these issues, as well as the evidence presented in Dr. Griffin's excellent book, which Ed Asner has recommended.
Thank you and keep up the great work!
The 9-11 Visibility Project team
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Michael Moore is a popular celebrity. He has many fans around the country and the world. Equally important as getting our message to Mike himself is getting our message to his fans and to other progressives. So please post the url of this page to as many lists and web forums as you can, and encourage others to participate! Forward this page to your friends.