Tuesday, June 8 2010 - Other Important News
Rescheduled - Truth Activists (Gold & Veeder) on Trial Thursday
Update 6/9: Cindy sent out a message that this trial has been postponed. Her comments are below.
June 7: UPDATE: THE "LEGAL" SYSTEM IN DC IS SAYING THAT WE PROBABLY CAN'T RESCHEDULE THE TRIAL (FOR AN INFRACTION) UNTIL AUGUST, SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER. THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE FINANCIALLY AND CONSTITUTIONALLY. SINCE I HAVE ALREADY LOST HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS ON AIR-FARE AND DAYS OUT OF MY LIFE THAT I WILL NEVER GET BACK, ETC FOR THIS TRIAL, I AM DEMANDING MY SIXTH AMENDMENT RIGHT TO A SPEEDY TRIAL TO BE HELD WHEN I AM IN DC FOR SIZZLIN' SUMMER PROTESTS IN JULY.
THEY WANT TO BREAK ME, BUT I WASN'T BROKEN WHEN THEY KILLED MY SON--WHAT DO THEY THINK THEY CAN DO TO ME NOW?June 7, 2010
The trial for Cindy Sheehan and six others for their arrest in front of the White House on March 20th is this Thursday, June 10th at DC Superior Court, 500 Indiana, NW in room 120.
There will be a short pro-peace/pro-1st Amendment Rally and press conference at 8:15am in front of the Court.
Some statements from the "Peace Criminals" and their attorneys:
. . . Jon Gold: (Core Team Member of Peace of the Action and 911 Truth Activist arrested for crossing a police line)
Sunday, June 6 2010 - Other Important News
Canadian Man Could Be Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Implementing the Law
Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark will be speaking at the University of Calgary - Watch Live
Sunday, June 6, 2010, 4pm-6pm (Mountain time) [11pm-1am GMT]
Clark will speak about his relationship to Splitting the Sky, the man who attempted a citizens' arrest on George W. Bush in March 2009. Splitting the Sky was Ramsey Clark's client in the 1970s after his involvement in the Attica Prison debacle. Splitting the Sky will go to court on Monday, June 7th to hear the judge's verdict in this historic case.
Ramsey Clark will arrive in the Canadian oil-patch city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, this coming June 6th and 7th, mounting pressure on Judge Manfred Delong, who is presiding over the sentencing process in an epochal trial which some have dubbed"The trial of Splitting the Sky versus George W. Bush." Splitting the Sky (STS) on the advice of legal experts Ramsey Clark, Gale Davidson and Anthony J. Hall attempted a citizen's arrest on George W. Bush on March 17, 2009 when the former US president was addressing an audience of business people at the TELUS Convention Centre in the downtown of Calgary (2). In his March 2010 trial STS invoked the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes legislation, which was enacted by the Canadian parliament in 2000, to submit to the court that he was implementing the law by seeking to apprehend Bush, and was unjustly arrested by police who were in effect "aiding and abetting a credibly accused war criminal." Former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney came to Calgary to attempt to testify in the March trial but was prevented from doing so as the judge shut down the trial earlier than anticipated. Instead McKinney spoke at the University of Calgary in support of Splitting the Sky (3). It is hoped by supporters of justice that the arrival of Ramsey Clark in Calgary will help to publicize this unprecedented case in Canadian legal history, the knowledge of which the state and their media accomplices have made a concerted effort to suppress and censor from the public domain.
Friday, June 4 2010 - 9/11 Precedents
US Navy Veterans Continue to Seek Justice for Israeli Attack
Please see also related link at the end of this story to an interview with Joe Meador today.
June 1, 2010
by Dahr Jamail
t r u t h o u t | Report
The Israeli military has attacked a flotilla of international peace activists, killing as many as 19 innocent civilians while they were carrying ten tons of aid to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. This is not the first time the Israeli military has attacked a nonthreatening entity in international waters.
On June 8, 1967, while sailing in international waters, the US Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty was attacked by air and naval forces of the state of Israel. Of the Liberty's crew of 294, more than half were killed or wounded. More than 40 years later, survivors are still seeking justice.
The Israeli forces attacked with full knowledge that the Liberty was an American ship, yet survivors have been forbidden to tell their story under oath to the American public.
Joe Meadors was on the Liberty during the attack.
Friday, June 4 2010 - Get Involved
NYC CAN, AE911Truth ask NYC city council to investigate WTC Building 7
Please see also related article by David Ray Griffin, "Building What? How SCADs Can Be Hidden in Plain Sight".
June 3, 2010
by Shawn Hamilton
A group called New York City Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN) is working with Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth on a campaign to make the New York City Council launch an investigation into the anomalous destruction of World Trade Center Building 7.
The group emerged a little over a year ago to reorganize the petition drive for the ballot initiative that city officials eventually deemed legally invalid because it sought powers to initiate an investigation that State law doesn't confer upon citizens. Officials claimed that such powers are properly the domain of existing city agencies, the Manhattan District Attorney and the federal government.
Friday, June 4 2010 - In the Media
Glenn Beck pins blame for 9/11 attacks on Saudi Prince, major News Corp. stakeholder
June 3, 2010
Stephen C. Webster
Rupert Murdoch may be getting an unpleasant phone call soon, if it hasn't come already.
That's because Glenn Beck, the Fox News network's popular opinion host, just blamed the world's 19th richest man -- Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud -- for the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
As it happens, the Prince is a major investor in News Corporation; at seven percent of the company's shares, he's second only to Rupert Murdoch himself. Fox News is just one piece of the massive corporation. Murdoch, likewise, owns nine percent of the Prince's Arab media empire Rotana.
Most people would call the situation awkward, to say the least.
Claiming that the U.S. would have acted similarly to Israel in raiding the Gaza aid flotilla, Beck on Thursday afternoon drew an usual analogy between the disastrous military operation that left nine activists dead and the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.
"Didn't we almost kind of do that?" he asked. "Right after 9/11, when Rudy Giuliani-- do you remember? Saudi Arabia came and said, 'We wanna help!'"
Beck motioned toward a large graphic on a screen behind him.
"This guy came over and said, 'I wanna give you a $10 million check.' Rudy Giuliani said, 'Ya see that over there? I don't think we want your help. You already sent us help, and you flew that help into the plane-- into the trade centers.'
Friday, June 4 2010 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Recent 9/11 Truth Conferences - Video Archives
Video of three recent conferences is available online.
Treason in America - Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, March 6-7, 2010.
Understanding Deep Politics - Santa Cruz, CA, May 14-16, 2010
Hard Evidence Tour Down Under 2009 - Sydney, Australia, November 14-21, 2009.
Tuesday, June 1 2010 - Other Important News
Nobel-winning Elders deplore Gaza flotilla attack
"A time comes when silence is betrayal." ` Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
For coverage of Israel's massacre in international waters of between 10 and 20 civilians who were traveling with a group from 50 countries, which occurred last night as the civilians were sleeping aboard six ships carrying tons of humanitarian relief to Gaza, please see WitnessGaza.com, the Free Gaza Movement and Gaza Freedom March. Video of beginning moments of the attack can be seen at these sites and others. It is important to go beyond corporate news' reporting of this atrocity to understand why nations around the world are taking immediate action and issuing fiery statements of reproach. As of now, the extent of the U.S. response has been: ""deeply regrets the loss of life and injuries sustained and is currently working to understand the circumstances surrounding this tragedy." A list of responses with links is available at Gaza Freedom March's Emergency Response Plan.
Johannesburg, May 31, 2010
The Elders group of past and present world leaders, including former South African president Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, on Monday condemned as "completely inexcusable" the deadly Israeli attack on a flotilla carrying aid for Gaza.
At least 10 people are reported to have been killed when Israeli commandos raided the boats on Monday in an operation that has drawn international condemnation.
"The Elders have condemned the reported killing by Israeli forces of more than a dozen people who were attempting to deliver relief supplies to the Gaza Strip by sea," the 12-member group said in a statement issued in Johannesburg, where it met over the weekend.
Friday, May 28 2010 - First Responders/Health Effects
Local pols push 9/11 health care bill through committee
By Meghan Neal
Downtown Express - Volume 23, Number 3 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | May 28 - June 3, 2010
U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney and Jerry Nadler gathered with 9/11 first responders at
Ground Zero last Sunday. Photo courtesy of US Rep. Maloney's office
U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney and Jerry Nadler paid a visit to ground zero on Sunday to highlight a 9/11 health care bill that has been dragging through Congress for nearly nine years. The bill cleared a huge hurdle on Tuesday when it passed its final committee vote, sending it to the house floor.
"It's a difficult bill, a complicated bill, a costly bill," said Maloney. The legislation would provide $11 billion in federal funds toward health care and compensation for first responders and survivors who are sick as a result of toxins left in the air after the 9/11 attacks.
Maloney and Nadler were joined by a group of the bill's supporters: police, firefighters, 9/11 first responders currently suffering from health problems, members of the New York delegation and Lower Manhattan residents.
Thursday, May 27 2010 - Research/Evidence
Building What? How SCADs Can Be Hidden in Plain Sight
David Ray Griffin
Published May 27, 2010
The collapse of WTC 7 created an extraordinary problem for the official account of 9/11 for several reasons.
Thursday, May 27 2010 - Get Involved
Guantanamo Bay Whistleblower Retaliated Against - Take Action
May 27, 2010
Text of email from National Whistleblowers Center
A former prosecutor who blew the whistle on the abuse of our Constitution in the Guantanamo Bay military commissions is now in danger of losing his 19-year military career. Lieutenant Colonel Darrel Vandeveld was retaliated against for having the courage to follow orders and speak the truth about the mockery of due process afforded to detainees in Guantanamo Bay.
On June 1, a military promotions board will meet, ironically, not to honor or promote Lt. Col. Vandeveld, a highly decorated member of the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps who served in Bosnia, Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan, as both a solder in combat and a prosecutor. More than likely, they will smear his name, preventing him from an honorable retirement just 4 months away from 20 years of outstanding service to our nation.
Lt. Col. Vandeveld needs your help to defend his honor, as he has stood up to defend the Constitution.
Monday, May 24 2010 - 9/11 Consequences
'Continuity of Government' Planning: War, Terror and the Supplanting of the U.S. Constitution
These remarks were presented by Dr. Scott at the Understanding Deep Politics conference, held May 14-16 in Santa Cruz, CA.
by Peter Dale Scott
May 24, 2010
The Asia-Pacific Journal, 21-2-10
In July 1987, during the Iran-Contra Hearings grilling of Oliver North, the American public got a glimpse of "highly sensitive" emergency planning North had been involved in. Ostensibly these were emergency plans to suspend the American constitution in the event of a nuclear attack (a legitimate concern). But press accounts alleged that the planning was for a more generalized suspension of the constitution.
As part of its routine Iran-contra coverage, the following exchange was printed in the New York Times, but without journalistic comment or follow-up:
Both North's attorney and Sen. Daniel Inouye, the Democratic Chair of the Committee, responded in a way that showed they were aware of the issue:
But we have never heard if there was or was not an executive session, or if the rest of Congress was ever aware of the matter. According to James Bamford, "The existence of the secret government was so closely held that Congress was completely bypassed."2 (Key individuals in Congress were almost certainly aware.)
Monday, May 24 2010 - Civil Liberties-Police State
Obama wins the right to detain people with no habeas review
May 21, 2010
By Glenn Greenwald
(updated below - Update II)
Few issues highlight Barack Obama's extreme hypocrisy the way that Bagram does. As everyone knows, one of George Bush's most extreme policies was abducting people from all over the world -- far away from any battlefield -- and then detaining them at Guantanamo with no legal rights of any kind, not even the most minimal right to a habeas review in a federal court. Back in the day, this was called "Bush's legal black hole." In 2006, Congress codified that policy by enacting the Military Commissions Act, but in 2008, the Supreme Court, in Boumediene v. Bush, ruled that provision unconstitutional, holding that the Constitution grants habeas corpus rights even to foreign nationals held at Guantanamo. Since then, detainees have won 35 out of 48 habeas hearings brought pursuant to Boumediene, on the ground that there was insufficient evidence to justify their detention.
Immediately following Boumediene, the Bush administration argued that the decision was inapplicable to detainees at Bagram -- including even those detained outside of Afghanistan but then flown to Afghanistan to be imprisoned. Amazingly, the Bush DOJ -- in a lawsuit brought by Bagram detainees seeking habeas review of their detention -- contended that if they abduct someone and ship them to Guantanamo, then that person (under Boumediene) has the right to a habeas hearing, but if they instead ship them to Bagram, then the detainee has no rights of any kind. In other words, the detainee's Constitutional rights depends on where the Government decides to drop them off to be encaged. One of the first acts undertaken by the Obama DOJ that actually shocked civil libertarians was when, last February, as The New York Times put it, Obama lawyers "told a federal judge that military detainees in Afghanistan have no legal right to challenge their imprisonment there, embracing a key argument of former President Bush's legal team."
Saturday, May 22 2010 - Other Important News
MI5 faces probe over 7/7
(AFP) -- May 21, 2010
LONDON -- Inquests into the deaths of 56 people in London's July 2005 suicide bombings will probe alleged failings by police and MI5 intelligence before the attacks, the coroner conducting the hearings said Friday.
Judge Heather Hallett also ruled that inquests into four suicide bombers will be held separately from those of the 52 victims, a relief to families who had protested plans to hold the inquests together.
The suicide bombers set off near-simultaneous explosions on three London Underground trains and a double-decker bus on the morning of July 7, 2005, in what has become known as 7/7, nearly four years after the 9/11 attacks in the United States.
Hallett, giving details of arrangements for the inquests due to start in October, said they would probe what police and MI5 officers knew ahead of the shock attacks.
"The scope of the inquest into the 52 deaths will include the alleged intelligence failings and the immediate aftermath of the bombings," she said.
Friday, May 21 2010 - Politics & 9/11
Debut of the Truth Party
May 21, 2010
by Sander Hicks
This Sunday will be historic.
We are talking about starting what will soon become a major political force: something optimistic, smart, and savvy.
We will win elections. We will change the world.
As many of you saw from my blog, I have left the Green Party. But I learned a lot there, and it's time for a new formation.
All good people are invited to an experimental, exploratory discussion and
meeting, chaired by me, Sander Hicks, regarding the founding of a new political
party. The working name of the party is currently "The Truth Party"
but there's also been some discussion of that name, see below.
Friday, May 21 2010 - Truth Movement News
9/11 Truth Heroine Confronts 9/11 Official Spokesman Ex-Chief Fire-fighter Dan Daly
Submitted by John Bursill
Story by Naomi Breeze
May 20, 2010
Below is a moving and powerful story by one of the hardest working and most determined 9/11 Truth Advocates I know, Naomi Breeze. She has guts and determination in spades and will not be stopped in her quest to get justice for the victims of the 9/11 attacks that include ten Australians!
Solo Truth Action in Newcastle, Australia on the 14 of May 2010
Story by Naomi Breeze
After stumbling across 9/11 Truth on the internet about three years ago I contacted John Bursill of 9/11 Truth Australia and have been a passionate 9/11 Truther ever since. I feel privileged to have been involved with two successful conferences in Sydney, Australia and am honoured to have met some of my 9/11 Truth heroes.
I attended a talk in my hometown of Newcastle on 14 May 2010 by ex-Fire Fighter, ex-Chief Dan Daly, about 9/11 and how it changed his life. The talk was organised by a Catholic Church Chaplain through his Passionist Family Group and cost $5.00. The Chaplain is a personal friend of Dan and was in New York on September 11, 2001.
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