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Contact:
wearechangebrisbane [at] gmail.com

It is important that you read and understand this despite it's length.

Mission Statement

WeAreChange Brisbane is a peaceful citizens based grassroots peace and social justice movement, created with the continued objective to expose and resist the lies of the government and corporate elite and their stated agenda of creating a “new world order.”

We seek to meet other local free men & women who are interested in educating the public by engaging in civil education about other pertinent issues that are affecting our lives each and every day. We wish to inspire a community of truth-seekers and peacemakers through creative campaigns with a commitment of nonviolence.

Unlike many activist groups, WeAreChange is a true grass roots organisation - we are totally self funded and self managed. We have decided to "be the change we want to see" in the world.

We have a "bottom-up" structure - anyone willing to follow our code of conduct is encouraged to be a leader.

wearechangebrisbane.org and wearechange.org do not condone the use of the name without consent of the group.

Guiding Principles

We support the following:


1. Awareness of public perception and the need for strategic and responsible promotion and presentation.

2. A commitment to building credibility and encouraging constructive alliances with the anti-war movement and other natural allies.

3. Adherence to the scientific method and journalistic standards, with a focus on facts, substance, and sources.

4. A dedication to rational, respectful, and nonviolent debate and activism. Fundamental respect in discourse with all individuals, including those within the government and military, journalists, and supposed “opponents.”

5. A faith in the honest democratic process and our ability to come to meaningful and actionable conclusions (truths).

6. Motivations based in compassion, justice, and truth.

Conversely, we seek to counteract and minimise:

1. Promotion of speculative and unsubstantiated claims.
2. Disruptive, divisive, diversionary, and aggressive behaviour.
3. Damaging and marginalising associations.
4. Organised and intentional sabotage.
5. Highly partisan representations of the movement.
6. Motivations based on ego, hatred, and belittlement.

We will engage others in the movement who break these guidelines with constructive dialog, raising awareness of these issues. Those who are unresponsive to reason, and have a clear history of disruption, combativeness, or excessively poor judgment, will not be engaged.

We recognise an important distinction between private speculation and public promotion. Speculation, hypothesis, and experimentation are the basis of the scientific method. However, the promotion of highly speculative claims is irresponsible and damaging to our credibility. Instead, verifiable fact-based research must be primary in our search for and promotion of the truth.

Guidelines

1. Critique destructive behaviour that can harm the movement (i.e. speculative theories without evidence, prominent activists who engage in disruptive behaviour, divisive incidents, etc). Challenge leaders who unreasonably continue to support and tolerate damaging behavior.

2. Critique, marginalise, and/or ignore unnecessary and unproductive antagonism (i.e. infighting, personal attacks, gossip, etc.) that wastes time and causes divisiveness.

3. Avoid the divisive labeling of individuals and groups (i.e. MIHOP, LIHOP, Shill, planehugger, agent, etc.)

4. Refuse to endlessly debate debunked theories by simply referencing responsible websites, articles, and blogs which have already refuted such claims. Or cite this document itself.

5. Be aware and vigilant concerning the presence of agent provocateurs within the movement. But do not engage in witch hunts or unsubstantiated accusations. Treat those who continually, and despite consultation, act in word and deed in the manner of agent provocateurs, as such. While these people can rarely be proven to be agents, they should be treated as counterproductive and untrustworthy. Such groups and individuals should not be engaged in unproductive ways, such as aggression, name-calling, personal attacks, etc. Instead, the substance of their destructive behaviour should be detailed, after which they should be ignored as much as possible. If appropriate, exclusionary action (banning from forums, venues, etc.) or, in extreme cases, legal action, should be taken.

6. Do not allow the proliferation of irresponsible information or damaging behaviour simply because the individuals or groups in question maintain a certain reputation or notoriety within the movement. The fact that someone may “have done good work in the past” is never a valid excuse to tolerate damaging participation in the present. The movement must be about truth and justice rather than character and ego.

Below is a list of associations that are damaging and marginalising to the movement. Some are offensive and baseless, others may simply be speculative or fringe. The common thread is that all of these topics/attitudes/assertions have extremely negative connotations for the general public and they should not be paired with concrete, fact-based research.

This is only a partial list:


* UFO and alien theories
* Holocaust revisionism
* All forms of racism
* Moon Landing “Hoax”

Regarding September 11, 2001

Below is a list of theories and claims which do not have a convincing basis in verifiable facts. Such claims have served as a distraction for many honest activists and have ultimately damaged the credibility of the movement.

This is a partial list, only meant to demonstrate some of the more prominent examples:


* Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) or nuclear devices were used to demolish the towers. http://911research.wt...

* The question of "what hit the pentagon" has been the single most divisive issue within the movement, but we can all agree that absolutely nothing could have hit the Pentagon without those in charge allowing it to happen. While we support ongoing research into the event, we urge unity on our common ground; refocusing energy towards demanding accountability and away from endless debate. We urge framing our public presentation of the Pentagon issue around unanimously agreed upon issues such as the absent air defense, the missing 2.3 trillion dollars, the conflicting testimonies, the very low probability of an amateur pilot achieving the manoeuvre seen and the refusal by government agencies to release evidence.

* “Plane pods,” on the underside of the planes shot missiles into the towers before impact. http://www.oilempire....

* No planes hit the World Trade Center Towers http://www.questionsq...