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Off to a Great Start

by Jon Gold
August 9, 2012
CindySheehansSoapbox

Recently, I wrote a petition for people to sign called a “Statement For 9/11 Justice.” (Review and sign here.)

As of right now, there are 278 signatures. Not bad considering it was posted 5 days ago. Some of the people that have signed it that you may have heard of are 9/11 Family Member Lorie Van Auken, 9/11 Family Member Donna Marsh O’Connor, 9/11 First Responder Reggie Cervantes, 9/11 Whistleblowers Coleen Rowley and Sibel Edmonds, Cindy Sheehan, Ray McGovern, Dahlia Wasfi, John Judge, Daniel Sunjata, and journalists Pepe Escobar, William Rivers Pitt, and Jeremy R. Hammond.

A big thank you to them for lending their names to this statement.

The reason I wrote this statement was because I believe it is imperative that one like it exists. I believe we need to collectively put our feet down on this issue. Our media and our politicians will not tell the people the truth, so it is up to us to do so. The killing and the dying needs to stop, and the loss of our civil liberties needs to stop. The world needs to know there is no justification for any of it.

I am hoping this statement goes viral. I am hoping that millions sign it. Can you imagine how powerful a statement that would be? I am hoping that people still care enough to do so.

I can’t get people to sign this on my own. I need your help. Please… Continue reading

Mysterious Currency Transfers Before 9/11

Posted by “Jerm” at 911blogger.com

Very interesting interview with Bill Bergman who worked at the Chicago Federal Reserve for over 13 years as an economist and financial markets policy analyst.

As with many others in a wide range of fields, when he started asking questions his employment position was no longer needed.

Here is the interview:

Source: http://youtu.be/EG6ohMJ0mow.

Find Out What Happened When a Federal Reserve Employee Questioned Unusual Currency Movements Before 9-11

Bill Bergman-a former Federal Reserve (Chicago branch) economist and policy analyst, who has raised concerns about unusual currency transactions pre- 9-11—-including billions in one hundred dollar bills, is the guest this week on the Robert Wenzel Show.

Bergman worked at the Chicago Federal Reserve for over 13 years as an economist and financial markets policy analyst, until he started asking questions about unusual currency movements before 9-11. On the show we talk about what happened to him, after he started his investigation.

We also talk about how the Fed’s Biege Book is assembled, the trillion plus dollars sitting at the Fed as excess reserves, the LIBOR “scandal,” Warren Buffet and much more.

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2012/07/find-out-what-happened-when…

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Boiling Frogs: Bill Bergman Follows the Money Around 9/11

Bill Bergman joins us to discuss compelling financial irregularities and cases involving pre-9/11 money transfers, suspicious activity reporting, and informed securities trading, all of which remain uninvestigated and unanswered to date. This is the latest instalment in the Boiling Frogs interview series, co-hosted with Sibel Edmonds. Bergman provides us with his analyses… Continue reading

EFF Challenges National Security Letter Statute in Landmark Lawsuit

July 17, 2012
By Matt Zimmerman
Electronic Frontier Foundation

Since the first national security letter statute was passed in 1986, the FBI has issued hundreds of thousands of such letters seeking private telecommunications and financial records of Americans without any prior approval from courts. Indeed, for the period between 2003 and 2006 alone, almost 200,000 requests for private customer information were sought pursuant to various NSL statutes. Prior to 2011, the constitutionality of this legal authority to investigate the records of Americans without court oversight had been challenged in court — as far as we know — exactly one time. EFF is today releasing FBI-redacted briefing from a major new ongoing case in which it is challenging one of the NSL statutes on behalf of a telecommunications company that received an NSL in 2011. Not only does this briefing show that the Department of Justice continues to strongly protect the FBI’s NSL authority, it highlights a startlingly aggressive new tactic used by the Department of Justice: suing NSL recipients who challenge the FBI’s authority, arguing that court challenges to such authority themselves amount to breaking the law.

National security letter statutes — five in all — are controversial laws that allow the FBI to easily bypass courts and issue administrative letters on their own authority to telecommunications companies and financial institutions demanding information about their customers. The NSL statutes permit the FBI to permanently gag service providers from revealing the fact that the demand was made, preventing them from… Continue reading

Obama Seizes Control of All Communications Systems With Executive Order

by Susanne Posel
Occupycorporatism.com

President Obama has usurped all available forms of communication for use and discretion of the US government. Under an Executive Order (June 6, 2012) entitled Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness  Communications Functions, Obama has enabled the executive branch to control communications  “under all circumstances to ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies, and improve national resilience.” (For full text of the Executive Order, seen Annex below).

Radio and wired communications systems “of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the public must inform the development of national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) communications policies, programs, and capabilities.”

Cellular phone corporations like Sprint owned Boost Mobile have released messages to their customers concerning the US government’s allocation of their phone communications at the whim of the President. In a text message to customers, Boost Mobile said that: “. . . you can receive national and local emergency alerts directly on your phone.”

Back in 2011, Hillary Clinton admitted that the US government, via the mainstream media, is losing their “information war” with the American public. As alternative media becomes more prevalent, the propaganda must be taken up a notch in order to keep the masses onboard with the agendas of the US government.

Danny Schechter, filmmaker and investigative journalist, explains that MSM cannot compete with the alternative media. Schechter says that “America feels on the defensive because it can no longer” monopolize the thoughts of citizens domestically and abroad. Since the US government thinks “its point of view is the only point of view” these new news outlets are “extremely damaging” to the US continual purveyance of propaganda.

The Presidential Alert was announced in August of 2011, wherein the Commissioners for the FCC required that television, radio stations and cable systems (including satellites) will redirect broadcasting if the President wants to “alert Americans of impending danger”. Continue reading

“Progressives” Need To Address The Lies And Cover-Ups Of 9/11

July 12, 2012
by Jon Gold
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox

Recently, I have started to talk to the “progressives” in this country about addressing the lies and cover-ups of 9/11.

In a talk I gave in Fresno recently, I said that “progressives” were afraid of losing their “pulpits” if they address the 9/11 issue.

I’m sorry, but this selfish reason is the best explanation I can think of as to why they don’t (or, I could say that they are paid shills for the CIA, etc… but I’m not a “Conspiracy Theorist”). The lies and cover-ups of 9/11 are so glaringly obvious that when someone who supposedly stands for truth, justice, and accountability doesn’t address them, I have to ask why.

As I said in my talk, the media has worked very hard to make anyone that questions the official account of 9/11 the equivalent of a dog torturer or a baby killer. Losing one’s “pulpit” because of being painted with the “9/11 Truth Brush” is the best explanation I can think of.

Years ago (before the media had a chance to have its anti-9/11 Truth campaign), MANY “progressives” were supportive of the cause for 9/11 Justice. People like Howard Zinn (RIP), Michael Badnarik, Medea Benjamin, David Cobb, Daniel Ellsberg, Janeane Garofalo, Stan Goff, Thom Hartmann, Rob Kall, Cynthia McKinney, Ralph Nader, and many others. This is no longer the case (with few exceptions for sure).

I was told today that “Social justice, anti war, environment, political reform = 1 movement. (And all doomed to fail, until everyone involved learns that fact.)” I think this person is right.

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New Papers, New Format at Journal of 9/11 Studies

July 1, 2012
by Kevin Ryan
at his blog at 911blogger.com

We have a new format at the Journal of 9/11 Studies. As before, there are over 60 peer-reviewed articles, nearly 70 letters, and a section for those just beginning to look into the unanswered question of 9/11.

There are two new entries in the letter section.

The first is a detailed paper by Dr. Frank Legge entitled The 9/11 Attack on the Pentagon: the Search for Consensus.

The second is a letter written last year by the board of directors of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, addressed to Sir Paul Nurse of the Royal Society of London.

Unfortunately, Sir Paul and the Royal Society could not be troubled to respond. If you’re wondering why, the Society’s contact page is at this link.

The journal has also signed an agreement with a major distributor of academic content. As a result, the articles and letters in the Journal of 9/11 Studies will begin to see a wider audience.

Live Video Stream – Tonight, 7/11/2012 – AE911Truth.org’s Experts Speak Out, San Francisco

July 11, 2012
9/11: Explosive Evidence — Experts Speak Out
NoLiesRadio.org

WORLD PREMIERE OF DOCUMENTARY–9/11: Explosive Evidence — Experts Speak Out — FINAL EDITION!

Tune in to NoLiesRadio.org here to access live stream.

No Lies Radio News is proud to announce that we will be live video streaming Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth landmark documentary, 9/11: Explosive Evidence — Experts Speak Out. The Architects & Engineers for 911 Truth have already taken this film on the road on their Whirlwind World Premiere Tour across the US to over 30 cities where AE911Truth founder and CEO, Richard Gage, AIA, the director, has shown the film, personally introduced it, and has answered the tough questions that are always raised.

You can join us tonight for this final showing from San Francisco.

This film features cutting-edge forensic evidence regarding the World Trade Center catastrophe from more than 40 credentialed experts in their fields — high-rise architects, structural engineers, physicists, chemical engineers, firefighters, metallurgists, explosives experts, controlled demolition technicians, and more. Expert testimony and more than 100 newly embedded graphics and video clips have added a critically important dimension of understanding to this seminal event in world history — 9/11.

This event also has Q&A.

If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can attend in person to support:
This is an Architects & Engineers for 911 Truth Event.
7 pm Pacific
Victoria Theatre

2916 16th Street
(cross street: South Van Ness Avenue)
San Francisco, CA 94103
$10 suggested donation.
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The Final Executive Order: Death of the Republic

by Ron Holland
TheDailyBell.com

This is a fictional story showing how the last vestiges of the republic, your personal wealth and gold could disappear in 24 hours.

“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.” – Frank Zappa

Several weeks ago, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Obama’s sudden executive order favoring illegal aliens. This was just one of many presidential executive orders and actually not a big deal but this tool will likely be the legal mechanism used to financially lock down America similar to the way a warden limits privileges and movement in a prison complex. Executive orders, unless they are challenged, can allow a president to rule by decree. This is basically what our once great republic has been reduced to.

Presidential Executive Orders Are the Greatest Threat To Our Nation

Many presidents have used the power of presidential executive orders but among the most harmful were Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order 6102 signed on April 5, 1933 that authorized the confiscation of private gold and Executive Order 9066 imprisoning 110,000 Japanese Americans in “War Relocation Camps.” Lincoln also issued countless executive orders authorizing arrest and imprisonment of opposition newspaper reporters and editors as well as suspending the writ of habeas corpus widely across the Union.…

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Can Americans Escape the Deception?

July 5, 2012
by Paul Craig Roberts
PaulCraigRoberts.org

Hot Air Day is upon us. On July 4 hot air will spew forth all over the country as dignitaries deliver homilies to our “freedom and democracy” and praise “our brave troops” who are protecting our freedom by “killing them over there before they come over here.”

Not a single one of these speeches will contain one word of truth. No speaker will lament the death of the US Constitution or urge his audience to action to restore the only document that protects their liberty. No speaker will acknowledge that in the 21st century the Bush/Obama Regime, with the complicity of the Department of Justice, federal courts, Congress, presstitute media, law schools, bar associations, and an insouciant public have murdered the Constitution in the name of the “war on terror.”

As in medieval times, American citizens can be thrown into dungeons and never accounted for. No evidence or charges need be presented to a court. No trial is required, and no conviction.

As in tyrannies, US citizens can be executed at the sole discretion of the despot in the Oval Office, who sits there drawing up lists of people to be murdered.

Protestors exercising their constitutionally guaranteed rights to freedom of speech and freedom of association are attacked by armed police, beaten, tasered, tear-gassed, pepper sprayed, and arrested.

Whistleblowers who report the government’s crimes are prosecuted despite the statute that protects them.

US soldier Bradley Manning, who allegedly gave Wikileaks the documents… Continue reading

Brace Yourself! The American Empire Is Over & The Descent Is Going To Be Horrifying!

Investigative journalist and prolific author Chris Hedges was interviewed on C-Span’s BookTV January 19, 2012. Following is the full-length video:

BookTV’s video link to this Chris Hedges interview only offers about 10 minutes of the three hour show. The description uploaded with at BookTV’s YouTube user channel follows:

Chris Hedges is the author of nine books:

War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning (2002)
What Every Person Should Know About War (2003)
Losing Moses on the Freeway: The Ten Commandments in America (2005)
American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America (2007)
I Don’t Believe in Atheists (2008)
Collateral Damage: America’s War Against Iraqi Civilians (2008)
Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009)
The Death of the Liberal Class (2010)
The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress (2011)

The link to this video was brought to our attention as part of the daily newswire from Information Clearing House. You can subscribe to this excellent service at Informationclearinghouse.info.

 

Australian TruthNews Interviews Frank Legge

June 28, 2012
by Hereward Fenton
TruthNews.com.au

In this week’s show we begin with a roundup of breaking news within Australia and around the world.

Some of the topics covered include Julian Assange’s bid for asylum in Ecuador, the ongoing hostilities against Syria, and the collusion of Amnesty International in spreading disinformation and war propaganda.

In the second hour John Bursill interviews Dr Frank Legge on his 9/11 research and recent papers published in the Journal of 9/11 Studies.

Visit the website

Download the audio

News Roundup with Truth News Radio

 

Truth News Radio
Truth News is a hard hitting talk radio show which boldly ventures beyond the spin, deception and propaganda of mainstream news.

Jon Gold, Author of ’9/11 Truther,’ To Speak at Peace Fresno, July 3, 2012

June 27, 2012

Please tell people about this talk. Thank you. I hope to see you there. If you would like to invite me to speak in your area please contact me at Gold9472 [at} comcast.net.

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How Government Tries to Mess With Your Mind

June 26, 2012
LewRockwell.com

In this recently published podcast interview at LewRockwell.com, Doug Valentine tells Lew about massive CIA, DEA, Pentagon and State Department propaganda.

How Government Tries to Mess with Your Mind

 

Read a transcript of this podcast

 

New NSA docs contradict 9/11 claims

“I don’t think the Bush administration would want to see these released,” an expert tells Salon

June 19, 2012
By Jordan Michael Smith
Salon.com

Over 120 CIA documents concerning 9/11, Osama bin Laden and counterterrorism were published today for the first time, having been newly declassified and released to the National Security Archive. The documents were released after the NSA pored through the footnotes of the 9/11 Commission and sent Freedom of Information Act requests.

The material contains much new information about the hunt before and after 9/11 for bin Laden, the development of the drone campaign in AfPak, and al-Qaida’s relationship with America’s ally, Pakistan. Perhaps most damning are the documents showing that the CIA had bin Laden in its cross hairs a full year before 9/11 — but didn’t get the funding from the Bush administration White House to take him out or even continue monitoring him. The CIA materials directly contradict the many claims of Bush officials that it was aggressively pursuing al-Qaida prior to 9/11, and that nobody could have predicted the attacks. “I don’t think the Bush administration would want to see these released, because they paint a picture of the CIA knowing something would happen before 9/11, but they didn’t get the institutional support they needed,” says Barbara Elias-Sanborn, the NSA fellow who edited the materials.

Let’s start there. In 2000 and 2001, the CIA began using Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Afghanistan. “The idea of using UAVs originated in April 2000 as a result of a request from the NSC’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism to the CIA and the Department of Defense to come up with new ideas to go after the terrorists in Afghanistan,” a 2004 document summarizes.…

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Terrorism Arithmetic

by Philip Giraldi
Antiwar.com

The most recent issue of the National Counter Terrorism Center’s annual Report on Terrorism [.pdf] came out last week, covering the year 2011. I would like to say that it is well worth a read, but actually it is quite tedious. For those who are interested, it is essentially a statistical and analytical breakdown of the terrorism phenomenon derived from the U.S. government–maintained Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, or WITS, which is based on publicly available open-source material reporting alleged terrorist activity around the globe. Most often the analysis is bare bones and avoids political coloration, not, for example, going deeply into the motives of the various terrorist groups but instead providing information in a pie chart and chronological fashion. This year’s report is 33 pages long.

The United States is engaged in what most Americans still refer to as a global war on terror or, in shorthand form, a war on terror. The Obama administration avoids the expression because it is a legacy of the Bush years and because it uses the expression “war,” so it refers to “overseas contingency operations,” which has a nicer sound and does not appear to be so preemptive or premeditated. It also fudges the reality of what is taking place by pretending that the process is reactive, which it is not. The unrelenting expansion of U.S. military intervention is in response to many diverse overseas developments, most of which are not genuine threats. This was recently demonstrated by the White… Continue reading

Declassified document contradicts Cheney’s claim of Iraqi connection to 9/11

June 20, 2012
Stephen C. Webster
Raw Story

A document declassified this week by the National Security Archive reveals that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) delivered a briefing to the Bush administration which directly contradicts former Vice President Dick Cheney’s claim that 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta visited an Iraqi intelligence official in Prague.

The document (PDF), dated Dec. 1, 2001 and delivered to the White House on the 8th, claims that Atta “did not travel to the Czech Republic on 31 May 2000,” and adds that “the individual who attempted to enter the Czech Republic on 31 May 2000… was not the Atta who attacked the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001.”

Despite this briefing, just days later on Dec. 9, 2001, Cheney told the late Tim Russert, host of Meet the Press, that the meeting in Prague had been “pretty well confirmed.”

Well, what we now have that’s developed since you and I last talked, Tim, of course, was that report that’s been pretty well confirmed, that he did go to Prague and he did meet with a senior official of the Iraqi intelligence service in Czechoslovakia last April, several months before the attack. Now, what the purpose of that was, what transpired between them, we simply don’t know at this point. But that’s clearly an avenue that we want to pursue.

Cheney’s claim was one of the strongest rhetorical links between the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and Iraq in the administration’s arguments for war,… Continue reading

The Central Intelligence Agency’s 9/11 File

Top Secret CIA Documents on Osama bin Laden Declassified

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 381

Posted June 19, 2012

Edited by Barbara Elias-Sanborn with Thanks to Archive Senior Fellow Jeffrey T. Richelson

The National Security Archive

Washington, D.C., June 19, 2012 — The National Security Archive today is posting over 100 recently released CIA documents relating to September 11, Osama bin Laden, and U.S. counterterrorism operations. The newly-declassified records, which the Archive obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, are referred to in footnotes to the 9/11 Commission Report http://www.9-11commission.gov/report/index.htmand present an unprecedented public resource for information about September 11.

The collection includes rarely released CIA emails, raw intelligence cables, analytical summaries, high-level briefing materials, and comprehensive counterterrorism reports that are usually withheld from the public because of their sensitivity. Today’s posting covers a variety of topics of major public interest, including background to al-Qaeda’s planning for the attacks; the origins of the Predator program now in heavy use over Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran; al-Qaeda’s relationship with Pakistan; CIA attempts to warn about the impending threat; and the impact of budget constraints on the U.S. government’s hunt for bin Laden.

Today’s posting is the result of a series of FOIA requests by National Security Archive staff based on a painstaking review of references in the 9/11 Commission Report.

Document Highlights

… Although the collection is part of a laudable effort by the CIA to provide documents on events related to September 11, many of these materials are heavily… Continue reading

President Obama: 9/11 Families Ask You to Watch ’9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out’

June 19, 2012
John-Michael Talboo’s blog at 911blogger.com

OgzYpIoXfHUPJGD 320x240 croppedSupport the 9/11 families and others who are asking President Obama to review the evidence in the documentary, 9/11: Explosive Evidence — Experts Speak Out

PETITION

- Who: President Barak Obama

- Sponsored by: 9/11 family members, Michele Little, Jane Pollicino, Bob McIlvaine, Josef Princiotta

In a new documentary, 43 high-rise architects, structural engineers, metallurgists, scientists, physicists, and explosives experts provide compelling proof of explosive controlled demolition in the destruction of three World Trade Center (WTC) skyscrapers on September 11, 2001.

Their examination of scientific evidence suggests that the collapse of the Twin Towers and WTC7 was not adequately explained by the 9/11 Commission, FEMA, and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) reports, all of which contain serious errors and omissions.

Why should this film matter to you, the reader, 11 years later? How will it help for President Obama to see this film?

9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out challenges the roots of the policies that gave rise to (1) the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which have already cost more than a million lives and $1.3 trillion and have substantially contributed to our financial crisis; and (2) legislation such as the Patriot Act and NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act], which has severely impacted our civil liberties.

9/11 family members Michele Little, Jane Pollicino, Bob McIlvaine, and Josef Princiotta sponsored this documentary, produced and directed by Richard Gage, AIA, founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. This nonprofit… Continue reading