Wednesday, June 4 2008 - Resources and Materials
History Commons Projects, Update on June 4, 2008
The History Commons has started two new timelines this week, both of which
cover overlaps between the site’s main projects. One of them deals with
the military analysts story. It has been garnering more attention since the
recent New York Times expose, but articles about it have dripped out over the
years and there is a wealth of material, which was previously split between
the Iran, Iraq Invasion, Iraq Occupation, and Detainee Abuse Timelines.
Tuesday, June 3 2008 - In the Media
9/11 Debate Continues on AirAmerica's Clout : 5/29 Lorie van Auken, John Judge & Kyle Hence; 5/22 Peter Dale Scott
Update 6/3/08: Audio of the 5/28 debate now available here.
by Jon Gold
Last week's guest was Dr. Peter Dale Scott, author of The Road to 9/11 and many other titles. Listen to this amazing discussion at the link provided here.
Tuesday, June 3 2008 - 9/11 Consequences
SPECIAL REPORT: SUING THE SAUDIS--Pinning the Blame for 9/11
Special Report: A Phila. law firm wages an epic legal battle to win billions from Saudi Arabia
By Chris Mondics, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer
First of two parts.
Less than a mile from the mournful place in Lower Manhattan where the World Trade Center came crashing to the ground, in a hushed federal courthouse, a small band of Philadelphia lawyers is prying loose secrets of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
It is here that the Cozen O'Connor law firm has filed an 812-page lawsuit on behalf of U.S. and global insurance companies alleging that Saudi Arabia and Saudi-backed Islamist charities nurtured and financed al-Qaeda, the author of those deadly attacks.
Tuesday, June 3 2008 - Resources and Materials
Update 6/3: Brooklyn International Film Festival to screen Able Danger Opening Night!
Able Danger will screen again this Friday at the Brooklyn International Film Festival...
Opening Night - Brooklyn Lyceum
7:30pm - Opening Ceremony
8:00pm - FILM SCREENING
Tuesday, June 3 2008 - Truth Movement News
Hungry for Truth - Day 7
Day 8 of Blair Gadsby's hunger strike for 9/11 Truth was met with opposition and a written response from the office of U.S. Senator John McCain. Blair was approached by the property manager at McCain's office and a Phoenix police officer and was told to remove his signs, stating that he was on private property. Numerous signs and banners have been surrounding Blair during his hunger strike to add to the visual affect. Wanting to comply with the law we had no choice but to remove the signs and now he has only what he can physically hold. Later in the day Blair made yet another visit inside the office to hand deliver a request to meet with Senator McCain. At this moment Blair was handed a written response to his request that stated the Senator's schedule would not permit him to meet with Blair at this time. (McCain's response is below.) Notice the date on the letter--May 30th!! They let Blair sit outside, in 100 plus degree weather, on a hunger strike while that letter sat on someone's desk inside the office all weekend.
Also: Blair was interviewed this week by Michael Wolsey on Visibility911. Details follow
Tuesday, June 3 2008 - 9/11 Consequences
TONIGHT--Join the Center for Constitutional Rights for an Exciting Live Webcast
Many of our readers are familiar with the important work of the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Jeremy Scahill's significant book about the rise and power of Blackwater. We hope notice of this webcast is valuable to you. Our own work exposing what's hidden about 9/11 and demanding truth and transparency is so intricately entwined with the issues CCR will address tonight as together we shine light on this "so-called war on terror."
On Tuesday, June 3, join the Center for Constitutional Rights for an exciting live webcast of the event "True Crimes: The Untold Story Behind the Devastation of Iraq." The event, which will take place at New York City's Town Hall, features bestselling author JEREMY SCAHILL, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer CHRIS HEDGES, journalist LAILA AL-ARIAN, and The New Yorker's SEYMOUR HERSH, as they go behind the headlines to tell the untold story of the occupation of Iraq, the daily plight of Iraqi civilians, and the ongoing role of private mercenaries in America's so-called "war on terror."
The webcast will stream live on CCR's website on Tuesday, June 3, 7 p.m. EST. Go here for more details.
Monday, June 2 2008 - Truth Movement News
Meet Blair Gadsby, Currently Engaged in Hunger Strike for Truth
AZ Senator Karen Johnson: "Blair has a lot of courage and I'm hoping that what he does here will be very effective and that it will bring the attention to Senator McCain that is needed, so that he will take another look at this and really understand that there are a lot more questions than answers out there. and that The folks that lost their loved ones in this horrible tragedy deserve to have answers. That's what we need to do, is find these answers for them."
Sunday, June 1 2008 - Get Involved
Note from David Ray Griffin, Statement of Support for the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative
David Ray Griffin
There has never been a better time to get such an initiative on the ballot, because the 9/11 Truth Movement's case against the official account of 9/11 is now extremely strong---much stronger than it was just two years ago.
For example, new evidence has been brought forth to show that the official account of the destruction of the Twin Towers and WTC 7 cannot possibly be true. The NIST Report has been shown to be completely inadequate, and a former employee of NIST has spoken out to verify what we already suspected---that NIST has become totally politicized, so that its scientists are little more than "hired guns."
Friday, May 30 2008 - Other Important News
Lawyers want 9/11 trial dismissed (and related articles)
By Andrew O. Selsky
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Defense lawyers accused the government of rushing the Sept. 11 defendants to trial at Guantanamo to influence the U.S. presidential elections, and asked the military judge to dismiss the case in a court filing obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.
The filing also shows that the former chief prosecutor at Guantanamo, who resigned in October over alleged political interference, was sanctioned by the military on May 23 after testifying for the defense in a Guantanamo hearing.
The former prosecutor, Air Force Col. Morris Davis, wrote that the action will discourage any other military members from providing information about the controversial war-crimes tribunals. The tribunals' legal adviser, Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas Hartmann, told the AP Davis was sanctioned because of poor job performance and not because he testified.
Thursday, May 29 2008 - Anthrax
Fort Detrick Scientists Themselves Think the Killer Anthrax Came from their Facility
Fort Detrick Scientists Themselves Think the Killer Anthrax Came from their Facility', 'Washington', 'George', '
Even experts at the U.S. bioweapons facility at Fort Detrick think that the anthrax which was used in the 2001 attacks came from their facility:
"In an e-mail obtained by FOX News, scientists at Fort Detrick openly discussed how the anthrax powder they were asked to analyze after the attacks was nearly identical to that made by one of their colleagues.
Thursday, May 29 2008 - Truth Movement News
Hunger strike for 9/11 truth
Please forgive the late notice of this important action. We just learned of Mr. Blair's hunger strike beginning and are posting the original press release and update now, and we'll continue to post updates as we find them.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phoenix 9/11 Truth Activist to Start Hunger Strike at McCain's Office:
Memorial Day, 5:00PM, May 26, 2008 at the office of Senator John McCain, 5353 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ
Contact: Tim King Office: 480.329.9090, e-mail: email@example.com
Phoenix, AZ, May 21, 2008 - In an effort to bring national attention to the 9/11 truth issue, Phoenix activist, Blair Gadsby, a professor of Religious Studies, plans to start a hunger strike on Memorial Day, at the Phoenix office of Senator John McCain. Gadsby is putting the spotlight on McCain because of McCain's avowed support for the official account of 9/11. McCain is the author of the foreword to the 2006 Popular Mechanics book, Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts.
Hungry for Truth -- Day 1 (5/27/08)
Todays action was a big success! 50 people joined Blair on the street in front of John McCain's Phoenix office. Lots of new faces and some old friends came to support the first ever hunger strike for truth. To the complete surprise of all involved the main stream media did not show up... Stay tuned for tomorrows action, President Bush will be in town for a fund raiser with McCain. Please keep Blair in your thought as he is committed to fasting for 911Truth! -Drew
Tuesday, May 27 2008 - Get Involved
Rally for the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative May 28, 2008
When: Wednesday May 28th, 7:30 pm
Where: St. Mark's Church, 2nd Avenue @ 10th Street
(New York, May 22, 2008) - The New York City 9/11 Ballot Initiative Campaign, a non-profit, citizens based organization, whose goal is the creation of an independent commission to lead a new investigation into the tragedy of 9/11, will be holding a rally on Wednesday, May 28th at 7:30 PM at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery. The campaign hopes to put the issue of a new investigation of 9/11 on the November 2008 NYC ballot as a public referendum. Come and learn about this historic effort! Visit nyc911initiative.org for full campaign details.
Featured speakers include:
Wayne Madsen, investigative reporter, retired NSA analyst
John Feal, 9/11 first responder, Director of the Feal Good Foundation
William Rodriguez, 9/11 hero and last survivor of WTC1
Sander Hicks, 9/11 author/researcher, founder of Voxpop.net
Jesse Richard, founder of TVNewsLies.org
Karen Johnson, state senator from Arizona (by phone)
The event will be moderated by the Reverend Frank Morales.
Tuesday, May 27 2008 - Anthrax
Veteran Wages War Against Pentagon Over Mandatory Anthrax Vaccine
By Thomas D. Williams
US Air Force Reserve Maj. Thomas "Buzz" Rempfer, a 43-year-old Connecticut native, is hoping he is nearing the end of nearly a decade's perpetual and unprecedented battle with the Pentagon over the legality, safety and effectiveness of mandatory anthrax vaccinations.
His and others' efforts have already netted favorable federal court rulings. They invalidated the original Department of Defense mandate and the vaccine's initial licensing. ...
Significantly, the infamous 2001 anthrax powder attacks, killing five people and sickening 17 others after 9/11, were domestic and not foreign in nature. They were allegedly inspired by laboratory insiders who mailed the powder to the offices of two US senators, a number of national news offices in New York City, and elsewhere. The incidents are still under active FBI investigation.
That probe, says Fox News, recently identified three or four new suspects at an Army bioweapons lab intricately involved in helping to support the need for the mandated vaccine. They include a deputy commander, an anthrax scientist and a microbiologist. Curiously, at that point in time, the vaccine's continued use was being threatened by closer scrutiny from the US Department of Defense and other Bush administration officials. That review withered away after the attacks. However, the DOD then used the domestic incidents to claim the foreign threat was "real."
Friday, May 23 2008 - Truth Movement News
The New England 9/11 Symposium: Recap (Updated 5/26)
This story has now been updated with new information from Symposium organizers.
The New England 9/11 Symposium, held this past Saturday (5/17/08) in Keene, NH, was a tremendous success. We had a great turn out and received local and, of course, independent media coverage.
First, the morning began at 9:45 a.m. with Bob McIlvaine's heartfelt speech, which is a reminder that, as Jon Gold put it, what we feel is nothing compared to what family members like McIlvaine feel. The part of his remarks that stuck out to me the most was when McIlvaine detailed his experiences researching 9/11 on his own and described his utter disgust with the 9/11 Commission. While speaking about the Commission he mentioned the day that Condoleeza Rice testified about the August 6th, 2001 PDB. To him it was obvious that Rice was spinning, lying, and not directly answering any questions posed to her by the Commissioners, who's questions were light as it was. He talked of how outraged he was when, after Rice testified, family members were rushing to shake her hand. The deception was so blatant how could the others not see it? I, as well as many others, believe that Bob is very strong and very brave.
Next up was acclaimed Canadian media critic and author, Barrie Zwicker.
Friday, May 23 2008 - 9/11 Consequences
Bush Power Grab Since 911
Scholar Urges Candidates Debate Role of President's Usurpation of Power By Jeff Demers and Sherwood Ross Global Research, May 22, 2008 President Bush’s usurpation of power since 9/11 was termed “rapacious,” “predatory,” and “extra-Constitutional,” by presidential scholar Michael Genovese, director of the Institute for Leadership Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Genovese said the “Unitary Theory” of the executive espoused by the Bush White House “is a very strange and ahistorical notion that says, ‘In a crisis all power gravitates to the president. No one, not the courts, not the Congress can interfere with the president and in effect, the president is the state.”
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