VAKEN.SE - English FAQ
We often receive questions via e-mail (info[at]vaken.se) and during our meetings. We have therefor compiled a list of frequently asked questions.
What does Vaken.se's want to achieve?
Vaken.se strives to bring forth information that regular mainstream media usually neglects or minimizes the importance of. We long for a more transparent news coverage with a larger spectra, which in its turn leads to a more open and free society.
What is Vaken.se's goal?
Supporting mankind irrespective of gender, ethnicity or religion, to be able to receive unlimited knowledge and freedom by uncovering information that previously has been difficult or kept hidden from them.
Who are Vaken.se?
Vaken.se is part of an international grass roots movement loosely called "the freedom movement" that is completely without religious or political ties. It consists of a cross-section of society - old and young, male and female, colored and white etc - we are therefor not a homogenous group, but nonetheless a very large group of different people with different desires and interests.
What does Vaken.se do?
Our work consits of organizing meetings, lectures with both Swedish and international speakers, film showings and handing out information to the public on the streets of Sweden. In the spring of 2010, Vaken.se held an "open house" where different speeches, activities and discussions. On our news portal www.vaken.se we publish a vast array of important news. Here you can also watch free documentaries, read articles on broad range of topics and writers, and also partake in our online-forum. We regularly send out info packages consisting of articles, fliers, DVD's to musicians, writers, journalists and policy makers.
How long have you been active?
Mikael Cromsjö started Vaken.se summer of 2004 after he had seen a documentaryfilm by Alex Jones called "Police state". Since the middle of 2006, we have been out on the streets on the 11th of every month handing out information and talking to people. Here are videos and pictures from the bigger manifestations we have every year on the 11th of September        
Does Vaken.se do interviews?
Yes we do! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Vaken.se has previously been on Swedish national television, "SVT Sydnytt", "TV4 Kalla Fakta", "SVT Debatt", local radio shows and in several newspapers. Glenn Beck featured one of our videos on his show and called us in this video "a Swedish network of independent reporters".
How many visitors does Vaken.se receive per month?
The average is 50.000+ unique visitors per month (IP:s).
How can I meet up with your groups?
Every month we have information hand-outs and open meetings in both Stockholm and Malmö. Find out more in our calender.
How does Vaken.se finance its activities?
We do not receive any finacial support from the government or other tax funded institutions. We solely finance our activities by donations from supporters, visitors to our site etc. 100% of the funds go to further activities and expansion of Vaken.se's work. We also fund Vaken.se's work with our own money. This is why it is very important that you participate or help those who want to do more activism by donating to the work for a free and open society.
Is Vaken.se racist?
No. Vaken.se distances itself from racism and xenophobia.
Is Vaken.se religious?
No, Vaken.se has no religious or polticial profile. We do however respect the indiviuals right to their views on religion and politics.
Is Vaken.se political?
To take a stand and to be for or against something is a political action in itself. We have taken upon ourselves to inform the general public on various topics showing how the political system and their actors work. Vaken.se is not political or religious. Our aim is that more people look into the information that is out there but not always publically available. It's up to you, the individual, to study the material and make an active decision based upon this new information.
How are the people running Vaken.se?
Vaken.se is run and maintained by Vaken.se's administration group. The administration group has a responsability to uphold the vision and goal of Vaken.se. You can contact the administration group by e-mailing email@example.com.
Why can't Vaken.se be found on Wikipedia?
The moderators at Wikipedia do not think that Vaken.se is relevant or big enough to be published on Wikipedia. It's not enough to have been on several TV programs like "SVT Sydnytt", "SVT Debatt", "TV4 Kalla Fakta" and several mainstream magazines, newspapers, radio programmes, etc. You can view Wikipedias history of erasing the Vaken.se entry here: http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaken.se
How come Vaken.se focuses a lot on the September 11th 2001 attacks?
Many people who are involved with Vaken.se and the truth movement want a new independent scientific investigation into the attacks surrounding September 11th 2001. The official investigation has not be able to satisfactory tell us what really happened on that day and raises more questions and gives very few answers. There are currently over 2200+ architects and engineers demanding a new independent scientific investigation into the collapses of the towers WTC1, WTC2 and WTC7. We support Architects & Engineers For 911 Truth (ae911truth.org). Here is a version of our latest flyer on 911-information.
Do you believe in the scientific method?
Yes, we do. The scientific method of being able to tell if something is true or false is very important. Unfortunately scientific data is some time attacked and not taken up to review due to consensus trance. The problem is NOT the scientific method but the hierarchical system that by selction lets certain information thru and other information is neglected and inaccessible. For example 2200+ architects and engineers in the organization "Architects and Engineers For 911 Truth" are working towards a new investigation surrounding the attacks on the 11th of September 2001, but this is not debated and examined but instead scientific information is met by slander, mockery, personal attacks and character assassination.
Why does your forum contain a lot of so called "conspiracy theory" threads?
The forum on Vaken.se is public. Therefor anyone can publish and discuss anything they wish as long as it's consitent with the forum rules. Vaken.se does not claim responsability for what other people express or publish on the forum. It's important to not mix the information found on the forum with the rest of Vaken.se. It's also important to not supress or immediatly dismiss information because of ruling consensus belief, but let new information flow freely so that it can be scrutinized without restrictions.
How can I help Vaken.se?
Are you good with graphics or a good programmer (PHP)? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you can or want to do! You are very welcome to meet us in person at meetings, informations handouts or any other activities we arrange.
I don't have time or can actively take part with Vaken, but would like to help out anyway - how can I do that?
By donating to Vaken.se you can ensure further work and activies Vaken.se do.
I want to know more!If you have any questions, thoughts or ideas you'd like to share, you're welcome to contact us at email@example.com or come and visit us at any of our activities. You can also register a account at the site and start writing in the forum.
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