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Update on the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative Campaign

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August 7, 2008

We
are writing you to let you know that as of today, we, of the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative
Campaign has collected nearly 25,000 signatures towards our goal of 30,000!! Check
out the photo below! It’s a powerful statement is it not? And yet, we are in the
proverbial ninth inning as we need to have the full amount soon so as to access
the NYC elections bureaucracy and place the call for a new investigation of 9/11
on the November 2008 NYC ballot. Ideally, we want 40,000 to have a comfortable
margin. With some PR that is happening we may just get the public response necessary
to achieve this goal. We are sure you are as excited as we are at the prospect
of achieving on our goal, namely, to create the conditions for a new and genuine
investigation of 9/11.

It is important to recognize that this effort is supported by many of the families
of victims of 9/11. Many prominent Americans have also voiced their support. These
include former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, Tony award winning actress Christine
Ebersole, Dallas Cowboy football player Mark Stepnowski, AZ state senator Karen
Johnson, consumer advocate Ralph Nader, Green Party presidential candidate and
former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, actor Ed Asner, former FBI field agent
Colleen Rowley, retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern, retired NSA analyst Wayne Madsen,
former senators Mike Gravel and Lincoln Chafee, and more.

Now we need every one of you to call your friends and associates… Continue reading

The Hamdan Principle and You

by Robert Parry
August 7, 2008
Consortium News

The U.S. military commission’s split guilty verdict on Ahmed Hamdan,
a former driver for Osama bin Laden, has drawn praise from the Bush administration
and criticism from civil rights groups, but what has been overlooked is the
chilling message that “the Hamdan principle” sends about future
prosecutions in the “war on terror.”

This new principle holds that anyone — regardless of how tangential a
connection to actual acts of terrorism — can be prosecuted through the
kangaroo court of the military commissions and be sentenced to a long prison
term (or even death). Though Hamdan is a Yemeni, the principle would seem to
apply to U.S citizens, too.

In effect, a parallel legal system has been created outside the U.S. Constitution
in which the President can order someone locked up indefinitely simply by calling
the person an “enemy combatant” and then subjecting the person to
what amounts to a “star chamber” proceeding that permits use of
secret evidence and coerced testimony.

Though some legal experts insist these special courts don’t apply to
U.S. citizens, the language of the Military Commissions Act of 2006 and a recent
federal court ruling make clear that President George W. Bush’s asserted
wartime power to order indefinite detentions covers citizens and non-citizens.

In July, the conservative-dominated U.S. Appeals Court in Richmond, Virginia,
opened the door for Bush or a successor to throw American citizens as well as
non-citizens into a legal black hole by designating them “enemy… Continue reading

Iraq War resister Robin Long jailed, facing three years in Army stockade

By Courage to Resist
August 7, 2008

Last month 25-year-old U.S. Army PFC Robin Long became the first war resister
since the Vietnam War to be forcefully deported from Canadian soil and handed
over to military authorities. Robin is currently being held in the El Paso County
Jail, near Colorado Springs, Colorado, awaiting a military court martial for
resisting the unjust and illegal war against and occupation of Iraq. Robin
will be court martialed for desertion “with intent to remain away permanently” — Article
85 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice — in early September. The maximum
allowable penalty for a guilty verdict on this charge is three years confinement,
forfeiture of pay, and a dishonorable discharge from the Army.

In order to expedite Robin’s trial, it appears that his unit command,
the Fourth Brigade Combat Team, Fourth Infantry Division is opting to not charge
Robin with speech-related violations of military discipline; opting to try and
convict Robin as fast as possible.

Robin went absent without leave (AWOL) from the Army in 2005, realizing that
he had significant moral opposition to the war and the lies he had been told
regarding the reason for invasion and occupation of Iraq. After being transferred
to an Iraq bound combat unit, Robin went to Boise, Id. (his home town) where
he stayed for several months, before traveling to Canada.

Robin recently talked to Courage to Resist about why he enlisted. “When
the U.S. first attacked Iraq, I was told by my president that it was because
of direct ties to Al-Qaida and weapons of mass destruction.” Robin explained
that while he was uneasy about his personal role in fighting, the Iraq War seemed
justified.…

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Heroes — 11th of Every Month

“Truth or consequence, say it aloud! Use that evidence, race it around!” – Foo Fighters: My Hero. This goes out to all the 9/11 Truth Heroes Worldwide!

11th of the Month Action Report from Sydney:
G’day all,

Sydney Truth Action was on the street two days this month Sun Aug 10th and Mon Aug 11th and we plan on getting out again one more time at the end of the month, probably Saturday 23rd of August in Glebe and Surry Hills.

We are currently trying to get the word out about the “NO FEAR TRILOGY” Three Truth Events in September please go to www.truthaction.org.au for info.

What we continue to observe at these Truth Actions is that we are not considered “to be insane” anymore rather we tend to get “no interest” or “encouragement” from people we challenge with the truth of 9/11.

It was interesting to see we were filmed by a pro camera man from across the street and I also believe a reporter interviewed me although he did not say so. We received many peoples assurances that they will be attending our upcoming events in September and we have handed out well over two thousand of our excellent A5 card fliers. We put together an info pack that comprised of a Deception Dollar, a 11 Facts Card and a “NO FEAR TRILOGY” flier. This is an impressive combo as the dollar gets the interest and the facts card shows why we are doing what we are and… Continue reading

The U.S. Government Is the Real Bioterror Threat

August 8, 2008
Ivan Eland
Independent Institute

Assuming the federal government has, after almost seven years, finally identified
the perpetrator of the anthrax attacks in 2001–admittedly a generous assumption
given that for most of those years, it pursued, hounded, embarrassed, and ruined
the career of the wrong man–larger dangers remain. As is normally the
case with issues surrounding terrorism, the average citizen will probably be
shocked to learn that their government is often a bigger threat than the terrorists.
Remember the CIA’s creation of the 9/11 threat by supporting the most
radical Islamist groups fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan during the 1980s
and then the U.S. government’s provocation of terrorist attacks from those
same militants by its non-Islamic military presence in Islamic Persian Gulf
countries in the 1990s, which had continued unnecessarily subsequent to the
first Gulf War.

Similarly, in the case of bioterrorism, the threat from the government is greater
than from foreign groups such as al Qaeda. Although U.S. intelligence has created
fear among the U.S. public by saying that al Qaeda has made efforts to obtain
biological weapons, the capabilities of small terrorist groups to make, handle,
weaponize, and disperse biological agents is very limited. Even Aum Shinrikyo,
a well-funded Japanese terrorist group that hired Ph.D. scientists, could not
successfully carry out a biological weapons attack. (Even their chemical attacks,
which are technologically easier to accomplish, were ham-handed and did not
result in mass deaths.) The sophisticated weaponization and dispersion of biological
agents are difficult for technologically… Continue reading

The BBC’s Demolition of 9/11 Truth

British Broadcasting contorts itself again to blast 9/11 conspiracy advocates

Jeremy Baker

(“The Conspiracy Files: 9/11 – The Third Tower,” BBC 2, July 6, 2008)

If you want to kill a dangerous animal, you go for the jugular. If you want to demolish a building, you destroy its main supports. If you want to marginalize the burgeoning 9/11 truth movement, you attack its most popular points. This isn’t brain surgery.

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In a recently broadcast documentary, The Conspiracy Files: 9/11 – The Third Tower, the BBC presents the second of two programs confronting claims made by a growing activist movement comprised of people who doubt the official story of 9/11. This time the BBC looks into one of the most compelling areas of 9/11 research, the theory that WTC7 was brought down by controlled demolition.

The perfect vertical implosion of this enormous building—the last of seven WTC buildings to be completely destroyed on 9/11—was filmed from several excellent angles and is further supported by aerial photos (fig. 1). Those theorists who claim that the Twin Towers as well were brought down with explosives have enjoyed an exponential boost in credence from strong evidence supporting the intentional demolition of WTC 7.

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Besides giving the green light to plans on paper since the GHW Bush administration to add Iraq and Afghanistan to the U.S.’s portfolio, many 9/11 truth researchers believe that the destruction of the entire WTC was the ultimate ground breaking, the first step in an epic municipal makeover; the total… Continue reading

Conference for Planning the Prosecution of High Level American War Criminals


AGENDA FOR THE “JUSTICE ROBERT H. JACKSON CONFERENCE”:

PLANNING FOR THE PROSECUTION OF HIGH LEVEL AMERICAN
WAR CRIMINALS

September 13 – 14, 2008

Andover, Massachusetts

Registration details available at http://war-crimes.info

“The common sense of mankind demands that law shall not stop with the
punishment of petty crimes by little people. It must also reach men who possess
themselves of great power and make deliberate and concerted use of it to set
in motion evils which leave no home in the world untouched.”

* * *

“The Charter of this Tribunal evidences a faith that the law is not only
to govern the conduct of little men, but that even rulers are, as Lord Chief
Justice Coke put it to King James, ‘under God and the law.’”

* * *

“And let me make clear that while this law is first applied against German
aggressors, the law includes, and if it is to serve a useful purpose it must
condemn aggression by any other nations, including those which sit here now
in judgment.”

From Opening Statement of The Chief Prosecutor, Supreme Justice Robert
H. Jackson, at Nuremberg.

“The same disaster has now happened twice in forty years, in Viet Nam
and Iraq. It must never happen again. As at Nuremberg, we need to take steps
to insure that leaders will never do it again.”

Saturday – - 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks

Brief introductory remarks stressing that crimes and misconduct have now occurred
twice in forty years – - in Viet Nam and then again in Iraq – - and the high
level perpetrators need to be punished (as occurred at Nuremberg and Tokyo in
1945 and 1946) in order to insure that people will not do these things again
(as the Germans and Japanese have not committed their crimes again).…

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A 9/11/2008 Resolution: Start Your Own 9/11 Blog

Arabesque911.blogspot.com By Arabesque

9/11 truth activists often complain about the Corporate sponsored media (MSM) and their collective silence when it comes to explosive 9/11 information . But Jenny Sparks points out this surprising fact: 91% of the users of the Total911TruthNOW website do not have a blog. Does this hold true for other 9/11 forums? Think about this for a second: if you are serious about exposing the 9/11 cover-up, this means you are going to have to get your voice heard by effectively promoting 9/11 information. Joining a forum is a start, but if you are tired of the MSM not reporting 9/11 information, why not do something about it by starting your own blog?

As I explained on the truthaction.org forum ,

… I would recommend it for anyone who is serious about 9/11 awareness… If you don’t speak up, no one will hear you and the 9/11 cover-up will continue. It’s that simple. I’ve had people tell me that reading my stuff has made a difference for them, and that’s good enough for me… Even just creating a blog and linking to credible 9/11 sites… improves search rankings and brings new visitors to these sites.

Don’t wait for someone else to expose the 9/11 cover-up. Get involved by reporting and promoting 9/11 information. Every person who speaks out by spreading credible information , 9/11 truth websites , and films will make a difference. If the MSM is not going to report 9/11 information, are you just going… Continue reading

September 10th: The day before our world changed, a day to change the world! Action Update from Dennis Kucinich

Dear Friends,

On August 1st, I delivered to Speaker Nancy Pelosi; a petition bearing the
names of over 100,000 Americans that, like us, feel that the President must
be held accountable for abusing executive power and disregarding his Constitutional
obligations.

Your voices have been heard and your support continues to send a powerful message
to lawmakers. That is why I call on you again to help us in a new effort to
deliver 1 Million signatures to Speaker Pelosi on September 10, 2008.

Together we can:

* Urge real Congressional action to hold President Bush accountable now
* Reinstate the authority of our Constitution
* Document crimes committed by President Bush for historical account
* Facilitate post-Administration law enforcement and prosecution
* Reset the standard for the incoming and future administrations
* Demand justice for the over 3,000 who died on 9/11and whose deaths were
tragically exploited to take us into an illegal war in Iraq
* Demand justice for the estimated 30,324 U.S. military personnel who have
been injured/wounded
* Demand justice for the estimated 4,138 U.S. military personnel who have
been killed or died
* Demand justice for the 1 Million innocent Iraqis who have died*
* Avert another illegitimate looming war — this time against Iran

We need your active participation to deliver 1 Million signatures to Congress by September 10, 2008.

Please give at least ten of your friends the opportunity to stand up for our country – the way you and I have, by inviting them to sign the impeachment petition online at www.Kucinich.us.…

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‘The Neocons Are Dying to Nuke Iran’ — An Interview with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

By Kathy Sanborn

13/08/08 “ICH” — – Sanborn: When I read your article, “Marching
Off Into Tyranny,”
I was impressed by how you were able to concisely sum
up one of the most important issues that we face as Americans, namely, the erosion
of our civil liberties, mostly due to fabricated terrorism such as the anthrax
scare and the attacks on 9/11. You talk about the Florida university professor,
Al-Arian, who continues to be victimized by the Feds although a jury has cleared
him of any terrorism charges. [As of August 8, 2008, the Associated Press states,
"U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema postponed the trial indefinitely,
questioning whether the government was overeager in filing charges." –KS]

What was your wake-up call, Dr. Roberts, to the fact that the current administration
was determined to take away the civil liberties of Americans?

Roberts: When they responded to 9/11 with the Patriot Act. That document was
thick, and it would have taken months and months to prepare it, yet it came
out shortly after the 9/11 attacks.

Why does combating terrorism require an assault on the Constitution and the
Bill of Rights? It was clear to me that there was an undeclared agenda there.

On the day of 9/11, I knew right away that something was wrong. I had been
an engineering student at Georgia Tech, and things just didn’t add up.
As I watched the towers fall, I could see that the buildings were blowing up
from the top, at least initially.… Continue reading

TONIGHT–911Truth.org Hosts Conference Call with Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney, 9Eastern/6Pacific–

Please join us tonight, Thursday, August 14, 2008, at 9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific, for a conversation with Green Party Presidential Nominee, Cynthia McKinney. Please forward this information to your contact lists now, if you have not already done so.

Call-in number to listen live via telephone: Phone number: 712-432-1001, Access Code: 433027266#

Alternatively, you can listen live at NoLiesRadio.org, where the call will be rebroadcast Saturday, August 16th at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT.

For more details and information about Rep. McKinney, see the article previously posted at 911truth.org here. Audio of the call, with a summary transcript, will be posted here as soon as possible.

If you did not receive an email invitation to this event and would like to receive occasional emails from 911truth.org, please enroll for emails here.

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Push Conyers to Follow Up with Impeachment

Congratulations, you folks can take a share of credit in bringing about the congressional
committee hearings on Bush’s abuses of powers (watch the video here)
.

Now, it’s time to move to full blown impeachment hearings. Please call John
Conyers to thank him for holding a preliminary hearing, but insist that now
it’s time to start official impeachment hearings. When a hearing is held in
congress for impeachment, the president cannot claim executive privilege, and
will have to testify. If he fails to, that IN AND OF ITSELF becomes an impeachable
offense.

We’re almost there! Call Conyers AND your representative:

email: john.conyers@mail.house.gov
Phone: 202-225-3951
Fax: 202-225-0072

Your Rep (just give switchboard your zip):
1-800-828-0498.
Email/Fax


Jodin Morey
Cofounder: Impeach for Peace

RNC Planners Sued By Impeachment Group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

St. Paul, Minnesota — August 12, 2008 — Impeach for Peace (IfP), along with
others looking to demonstrate at the Republican National Convention (RNC), filed
a lawsuit Friday with the help of the ACLU of Minnesota in Ramsey County District
Court demanding our right to free speech. Plaintiffs include: Jodin Morey and
Mikael Rudolph of Impeach for Peace, Colleen and Ross Rowley, and Ron Deharporte.

Impeach for Peace is a grassroots, nonpartisan organization based in Minnesota
with chapters in twelve states throughout the country working to achieve the
impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney and holding
them and future elected officials fully accountable under the Rule of Law.

The RNC is having their election year convention in St. Paul, Minnesota at
the Xcel Energy Center. During this event, the St. Paul Police have decided
to relegate most speech activities in what they call the ‘Primary Event
Area’ to an inadequate ‘Designated Public Assembly Area’ or
free speech zone. The ‘Primary Event Area’ remains to be fully defined
by the police, making it impossible for people to know where in St. Paul they
can exercise their rights to freedom of expression and assembly. At the convention,
members of congress, mayors, governors, the President and Vice-President of
the United States are expected to be in attendance. This provides IfP and other
potential demonstrators with a unique opportunity to express their political
messages to these governmental officials.

The lawsuit alleges that the St. Paul City Council and police have created
guidelines for the RNC which restrict free speech to areas that are “inadequate
and unacceptably small.”

The ACLU also alleges that the City Council/Police denied IfP their due process
rights as stipulated in the Minnesota State Constitution by failing to give
notice of their plans regarding free speech restrictions, which would have allowed
for public comment and a public hearing.…

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Why Should you start a 9/11 Blog or Website? Part 2–Understanding Page Rank

1. Part 1: A 9/11/2008 Resolution: Start Your Own 9/11 Blog!

By Arabesque

A 911blogger user named Orangutan writes:

“I didn’t understand the concept of linking an article in multiple places means higher search ranking. That makes sense.”

This is an important concept. How does a Google search actually work? How do they determine what websites get higher rankings in search results? Well it turns out that they invented a mathematical formula to determine website rankings. Wikipedia explains:

“PageRank is a link analysis algorithm that assigns a numerical weighting to each element of a hyperlinked set of documents , such as the World Wide Web, with the purpose of “measuring” its relative importance within the set. The algorithm may be applied to any collection of entities with reciprocal quotations and references. The numerical weight that it assigns to any given element E is also called the PageRank of E and denoted by PR(E).”

Rankings go from 0-10. 911blogger currently has a rating of 6 ( Ed., as does 911truth.org ). My blog has a rating of 4 (so does truthaction.org ). Now, as you can imagine, if I have a high traffic website and I link to another website, I am increasing the visibility of that website more than linking from a website that has no visitors. You can download the google toolbar, which will disclose the page rank of any website you visit. Wikipedia explains that, “The Google Toolbar’s PageRank feature displays a visited page’s PageRank as a whole… Continue reading

David Griffin on New Zealand National Radio

August 15, 2008
Kim Hill of New Zealand National Radio interviews David Ray Griffin, one of the foremost exponents of process philosophy and theology, who in recent years has become one of the leading critics of the official account of the attacks of 11 September 2001.
Listen here at Radio Du Jour

History Commons Is An Important Tool For 9/11 Truth

August 15, 2008
Jon Gold

You may have noticed that lately I’ve been making movies that “force” people to go to www.historycommons.org (www.cooperativeresearch.org). I’m hoping people will see just how important a tool it can be.
 

They Wanted War, And They Got It

 

The Grand Illusion

 

Blocked And Promoted

 

The Warnings

 

It’s Not The Crime That Gets You, It’s The Cover-Up

 

Dick, George, And Don On 9/11

 

Evidence Of Foreign Government Complicity?

 

NORAD

 

The Environmental Impact Of 9/11

 

Military Exercises

 

Insider Trading?

 

Able Danger

 

How Did Those Buildings Come Down?

 

Pipeline Politics

 

The Anthrax Attacks

 

Sibel Edmonds

 
Please support www.historycommons.org. They have been invaluable to me, and hopefully will be for you as well.

 …

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Carrying Forward the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative

Aug. 15, 2008
by Les Jamieson

Petitioners for the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative have now gathered in excess
of 27,000 signatures of NY City registered voters who are in favor of the creation
of a new, independent investigation into the 9/11 attacks. Anyone who has participated
in a petition drive will recognize that reaching this number is a monumental
accomplishment. Approaching the general public with the controversial questioning
of 9/11 makes it even more so. However, since a minimum of 30,000 valid signatures
is required plus an extra margin of several thousand is recommended, it appears
that time has run out to meet the Sept. 4th deadline for getting this public
referendum onto the Nov. 2008 ballot. Even if another 10,000 signatures were
to come in by that date, the City Clerk as well as NY City Council would have
needed time to review the petitions and deliberate.

Although this is a great disappointment to the dozens of dedicated people working
on the Initiative, they have also accepted that it may be a blessing in disguise.
The presidential race would have drawn so much media attention as to overshadow
this effort to establish a new, independent, and impartial “truth commission”. Also, more time to educate the public about the faults of the official account and shortcomings of the government’s investigation will be beneficial.

Therefore, it has been decided that it’s best to continue the petition drive into the next election cycle, since the current petitions will still be usable. This… Continue reading

9/11/08 in DC–Able Danger the Movie

Able Danger

If you’re in the DC area, feel free to join us for a very informed evening of discussion, Q&A with 9/11 filmmakers and research experts, as well as the DC Premiere of the dark levity and film noir 40s detective style of the 9/11 film, ABLE DANGER. abledangerthemovie.com.

Opening the evening’s film series will be the film TERRORSTORM at 6pm followed by a question and answer session wth a series of short videos. At 9:11pm, we will then present the screening of the DC premiere ABLE DANGER.

Special guest Sander Hicks will be the featured speaker, in a discussion of the crimes of 9/11, within the heart of the District of Criminals. Sander is the founder of VoxPop café on which the film is based, and author of The Big Wedding: 9/11, The Whistleblowers, and the Cover-Up. The film, Able Danger, is the story of A Brooklyn 9/11 Truther who falls into a noir pastiche when a mysterious Eastern European beauty arrives at his bookstore-café with irrefutable proof of American secret intelligence involvement in the planning and execution of 9/11.

Bring your friends, especially the ones that tend to role their eyes at you when the subject of 9/11 and the government”s obvious inconsistencies with their account of their official conspiracy theory are brought to their attention. As always, the metro area”s Fed paychecks spooks of COINTELPRO operatives/spooks, who employ fearmongering as a form of warfare are welcome, as well as their corporate cubicle-dwelling counterparts of blog infiltrators,… Continue reading