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Support Grows for NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Conference with Sen. Mike Gravel
Foley Square, corner of Centre & Duane Streets across from U.S. Courthouse
Take trains to City Hall or Chambers Steet
Thursday, July 10th, 2008 — 12 noon

Contact:
Les Jamieson
718.492.2192, 917.658.0132

Speakers: Former Sen. Mike Gravel, 9/11 family member Bob McIlvaine, Tony-award winning actress Christine Ebersole, investigative reporter Wayne Madsen, first responder John Feal

Support Grows for NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative

(New York, NY, June 13, 2009) — On Thursday, July 10th at 12 noon, at Foley Square in New York City, former Senator Mike Gravel, speaking on behalf of the New York City 9/11 Ballot Initiative Campaign, will call for a new and far reaching investigation of the crimes of 9/11. Advocating for the creation of an independent 9/11 Commission, Gravel states, “We’re trying to change the paradigm of human democracy, of human governance, and that’s what this [NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative] is all about, changing the paradigm of human governance right here in New York City by asserting that you saw something wrong that took place, and you want to address it through using the tool of the Initiative, the legislative power of citizenry to go after that fundamental change.”

Accompanying Sen. Gravel will be 9/11 family member Bob McIlvaine who lost his son in the south tower, Tony-award winning actress Christine Ebersole, first responder John Feal, and former NSA analyst turned investigative reporter Wayne Madsen. Mr. Madsen, has recently voiced his support, stating many current and retired… Continue reading

Mastermind or Pawn?

San Luis Obisbo Tribune

Monday, 7 July 2008

Mastermind or pawn?

Thank you for printing some information about Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, recently.
I was wondering if any investigative journalists at The Tribune, or anyone in
the media, are ever going to look into some facts about the supposed “mastermind
of 9/11?”

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was educated in the United States, received a degree
in mechanical engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State
University in 1986 and speaks fluent English. Professor David E. Klett was Khalid
Sheikh Mohammed’s teacher.

The CIA released a 26-page interrogation from June 2007 in which their Khalid
Sheikh Mohammed has an interpreter and speaks in a bizarre, broken English that
no Arab I ever spoke English with in the Persian Gulf ever sounded like. This
document has been declassified and is currently online.

The families of the victims of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, have been denied
the right to face the accused. No photos or videos have been released since
this man’s capture five years ago. Is it possible that the man being held
in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, is not a mastermind of anything but is simply a tortured
patsy put forward for the
history books?

Matthew Wedin
Grover Beach, CA

Link to letter online: www.sanluisobispo.com/182/story/406771.html

Boston Activists Blast 4th of July Celebration with the Truth

http://boston911truth.org

It wasn¹t the flashiest Truth action ever, nor did it make the evening
news, but 20 or more dedicated Boston911Truth activists hit the pavement at
Boston’s 4th of July Pops concert and fireworks display and accomplished something
just short of miraculous, for us anyway. Armed with only a smile, new Patriots
Question 911 postcards and WeAreChange informational flyers, our hearty "Info
Warriors" were able to distribute 7,000 pieces of literature at a rate
of 1,000 per hour for seven hours among the crowds lining the Charles River
waiting for the festivities to begin.

This was a unique experiment for us. Each year on the 4th, Boston’s Charles
River Esplanade attracts 500,000 people to listen to the Boston Pops and watch
the spectacular fireworks display. Our primary goal was to get as much solid
literature as we could into the hands of the captive audience who come hours
early to claim a good spot.

Two weeks prior, we ran a 48-hour email fund drive to raise the money to buy
10,000 pieces of literature. We hit our mark in less than 36 hours. We purchased
4,000 of the new PatriotsQuestion911 postcards created by 911Truth.org and 6,000
WeAreChange tri-fold flyers.

Our next strategy was to blend in with the crowd ­ meeting them where they
are at, as opposed to creating some sort of scene to get noticed. We had virtually
no signs (though we did put up an ae911truth.org sign about half way through)
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The Face of Courage

Opportunity #1:

Dear fellow peace and 9/11 truth activists,

We call upon your help today for volunteers.

Long before the good Dr. David Ray Griffen and the respectable Richard Gage AIA, there were few “credible” folks who dared to challenge the official 9/11 narrative. As we all know, it’s taken almost seven painful years to get to where we are today.

We’d like to remind our fellow 9/11 truth patriots about one very credible woman who long ago stood (and still stands) by the 9/11 truth movement, and that is former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney.

Now is the time that Cynthia needs us to stand by her. The mainstream media has not mentioned her at all, but Cynthia is running for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket.

We need you to donate your time, as a phone bank volunteer. This will cost you nothing, and you can give as little or as much time as you can. But time is not an option for us. We only have 1 week to try and raise $5000 dollars in 20 states to receive matching funds.

Anyone willing to come on board immediately please call Hugh Esco at (770) 755-1543 to become a phone bank volunteer. You will need access to a computer and a phone, and be willing to donate 6o minutes or hopefully more to phone calls. People who have good long distance phone services are needed for out of state call lists.

Please forward this message far and wide!…

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The Top Ten Connections Between NIST and Nano-Thermites

From Steven Jones
July 4, 2008

Kevin Ryan shows his skills as both a chemist and a “private investigator” in his paper, “The Top Ten Connections Between NIST and Nano-Thermites” — Published July 4, 2008, in the Journal of 9/11 Studieshttp://journalof911studies.com/volume/2008/Ryan_NIST_and_Nano-1.pdf.

Kevin Ryan discusses nano-thermite (“super-thermite”) and provides very important results of his own investigation of connections between NIST and researchers studying/developing nano-thermite.

Several of us have been discussing nano-thermite for quite a while now. For instance, I announced in Boston last year the observation of red-gray chips which I found in WTC dust samples. (If you need to catch up, please see this short video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4186920967571123147&hl=en). Research papers on this material are now being written/reviewed for publication.

Thermite is comprised of aluminum powder and iron oxide powder (or another metal oxide). When the powders are “ultra-fine grain,” less than about 100 nano-meters, then nano-thermite is formed. This form of thermite, also known as “super-thermite,” is not just an incendiary — it is EXPLOSIVE!

I explained this distinction and even gave references to the explosive nature of super-thermite/nano-thermite in my first-published paper on 9/11, available here: Why Indeed Did theWTC Buildings Completely Collapse.

Here’s a quote from that paper, pp. 16-17 (hope you all have read it, or will do so!):

‘Researchers can greatly increase the power of weapons by adding materials known as superthermites that combine nanometals such as nanoaluminum with metal oxides such as iron oxide, according to Steven Son, a project… Continue reading

Happy Independence Day – Let’s put the Constitution back on the table!

“As we once again celebrate our Independence as a nation, let us celebrate
freedom from fear and pledge that government ‘of the people’ will survive in
this land that we love.”

— Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Please sign the online petition

Some Democratic Leaders say Impeachment is off the table.

So, let’s set a new table for our nation, upon which we place the Constitution
and where we demand that all those who have taken an oath to defend it … keep
their promise and protect our nation from the threat within.

Please go to kucinich.us now and sign the petition, which calls for impeachment.
This is the one petition that will make a difference because I will be personally
delivering it to your member of congress. Please circulate word of this petition
far and wide, to all your friends and family. This is the one opportunity that
we have right now to actually change events in this country.

Two hundred and thirty-two years ago, our nation was conceived in liberty.
We have once again reached a moment of truth, one that Lincoln recognized at
Gettysburg as to whether “this nation or any nation so conceived or so
dedicated can long endure.”

Through the ashes of the civil war, Lincoln prayed that “this nation,
under God, shall have a new birth of freedom … and that government of the
people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

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Quotations — video

Posted July 3, 2008, by Jon Gold

3 Released Gitmo Detainees Tell All on No Lies Radio!

Friday, July 4th at: 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern – 17:00GMT
Repeated Saturday, July 5th at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT

Click Here to Listen: http://noliesradio.org

Impeachment Could Be Our Last Chance for 9/11 Truth, Stopping the Iran War
and Martial Law!! Listen to the gripping testimony of these 3 released Gitmo
detainees carefully! Then Act! Read Rep. Kucinich’s Articles of Impeachment
(http://kucinich.us/impeachment/articles.pdf).
Call the Judiciary Committee (http://judiciary.house.gov/Contact)
and your Representative (https://forms.house.gov/wyr/welcome.shtml)
and Demand Impeachment Hearings Now. Be sure to mention Article 17 (illegal
detention), Article 18 (Torture), Article 19 (Rendition) and Articles 33-35
regarding 9/11 Truth. Call 6 friends to do this also and ask them to call 6
friends … and this will go viral!!!

Witnessing Guantánamo: Amy Goodman Speaks with 3 Former Gitmo Detainees.
On May 31st, Amy Goodman interviewed 3 released Gitmo detainees via teleconference
to Sudan from a packed lecture hall at the University of California, Davis.
These courageous souls (Adel Hamad, Hammad Amno, and Salim Mahmoud Ademgave)
told heart wrenching stories that all Americans should hear and be ashamed of.
Find out how they were picked up in Pakistan shortly after 9/11, how the CIA
was directly involved in these detentions, how they were treated, rendered to
Afghanistan and then to Gitmo, and whether or not you think they are guilty of anything.
Should we as the truth movement support these prisoners in their search for
justice? Are these detainee stories further grounds for impeachment? You decide
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The Reflecting Pool, 9/11 Investigative Drama, Premieres in New York City at Pioneer Theater July 11 2008 ; Begins National Tour

The first dramatic feature film to challenge the official version of 9/11 events, The Reflecting Pool, will screen twice a day July 11-16 and July 18 at the Pioneer Theater in New York City. The Reflecting Pool follows a journalist who teams up with the father of a 9/11 victim to investigate the official version of the events. What they find poses a disturbing question: To what extent was the U.S. Government at fault for the attacks?

 

Editor’s Note:
“The Reflecting Pool” is on tour across the nation, from New York to Oregon. Have a look at the schedule. Are you in or near one of these locations, or somewhere along the way? Would you like to host the filmmakers to show the film with a Q&A session afterward? An email from the Directors follows. Please get in touch with them right away. In the meantime, please forward the information here about this historic New York Pioneer Theater run, and the other tour stops, to friends in those cities. Thanks.

 
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 6, 2008 — The new investigative movie drama, The Reflecting Pool, marks its New York City premiere at the Pioneer Theater on Friday, July 11. This is the first time a dramatic feature film questioning the events of 9/11 will see an extended theatrical run in the United States. The movie will play twice nightly July 11-16 and July 18 with filmmakers Jarek Kupsc, Jodie Baltazar, and Joseph Culp in attendance for a… Continue reading

Conyers Asks John Yoo If a President Could Order a Suspect Buried Alive

Yoo Refuses to Answer the Question…

Guest blogged by Jon Ponder, Pensito Review , at BradBlog .

John Yoo and David Addington, the architects of Bush’s illegal torture policies, testified before the House Judiciary Committee today. The hearing included this frothy exchange between Yoo and the committee chairman, John Conyers (D-Mich.):

CONYERS : Could the President order a suspect buried alive?

YOO : Uh, Mr. Chairman, I don’t think I’ve ever given advice that the President could order someone buried alive…

CONYERS : I didn’t ask you if you ever gave him advice. I asked if you thought the President could order a suspect buried alive.

YOO : Well Chairman, my view right now is that I don’t think a President — no American President would ever have to order that or feel it necessary to order that.

CONYERS : I think we understand the games that are being played.

Yoo was serving in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel from 2001 to 2003, when he wrote the infamous memo and contributed to the PATRIOT ACT. He is now a professor of law at UC Berkeley.

Addington is the chief of staff to Dick Cheney.…

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Preparing the Battlefield

Preparing the Battlefield
The Bush Administration steps up its secret moves against Iran.
by Seymour M. Hersh
July 7, 2008

Late last year, Congress agreed to a request from President Bush to fund a
major escalation of covert operations against Iran, according to current and
former military, intelligence, and congressional sources. These operations,
for which the President sought up to four hundred million dollars, were described
in a Presidential Finding signed by Bush, and are designed to destabilize the
country’s religious leadership. The covert activities involve support
of the minority Ahwazi Arab and Baluchi groups and other dissident organizations.
They also include gathering intelligence about Iran’s suspected nuclear-weapons
program.

Clandestine operations against Iran are not new. United States Special Operations
Forces have been conducting cross-border operations from southern Iraq, with
Presidential authorization, since last year. These have included seizing members
of Al Quds, the commando arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, and taking
them to Iraq for interrogation, and the pursuit of “high-value targets”
in the President’s war on terror, who may be captured or killed. But the
scale and the scope of the operations in Iran, which involve the Central Intelligence
Agency and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), have now been significantly
expanded, according to the current and former officials. Many of these activities
are not specified in the new Finding, and some congressional leaders have had
serious questions about their nature.

Under federal law, a Presidential Finding, which is highly classified, must
be issued when a covert intelligence operation gets under way and, at a minimum,
must be made known to Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and the
Senate and to the ranking members of their respective intelligence committees—the
so-called Gang of Eight.…

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Talk Show Host Calls for Murder

Action Alert from FAIR.org — Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

Talk Show Host Calls for Murder
Michael Reagan says activist should be killed for treason

6/24/08

Nationally syndicated conservative radio host Michael Reagan called for the
murder of a political activist on

 
. Reagan, a frequent guest on cable
news shows and the son of President Ronald Reagan, singled out 9/11 activist
Mark Dice by name and called several times for his assassination.

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.)

Reagan had learned that political activists had reportedly been sending letters
and DVDs to troops in Iraq, advancing the theory that the U.S. government had
carried out the September 11, 2001 attacks. For promoting this unpopular view,
the talkshow host advocated that these activists should be killed as “traitors”:

We ought to find the people who are doing this, take them out and shoot them.
Really. You take them out, they are traitors to this country, and shoot them.
You have a problem with that? Deal with it. You shoot them. You call them
traitors, that’s what they are, and you shoot them dead. I’ll pay for the
bullets.

Even more troubling was the call for violence against a specific individual:
“How about you take Mark Dice out and put him in the middle of a firing
range. Tie him to a post, don’t blindfold him, let it rip and have some fun
with Mark Dice.”

Reagan subsequently had Dice on his show (6/16/08) as a guest and stated, “I’m
sorry for what… Continue reading

Follow the Money? God forbid.

FISCAL COMMENTARY: Follow the Money? God forbid.

Why was the cashing out of billions of dollars just before the 9/11 attacks never investigated? by Jim Hogue
 

Had an investigation been done into the crime of failing to file the “currency transaction reports” in August 2001, then we would know who made the cash withdrawals in $100 bills amounting to the $5 billion surge.

From the Baltimore Chronicle’s Fiscal Commentary pages…

 
Had an investigation been done into the crime of failing to file the “currency transaction reports” in August 2001, then we would know who made the cash withdrawals in $100 bills amounting to the $5 billion surge. It’s been over six years since 9/11, but U.S. regulatory entities have been slow to follow through with reports about the complex financial transactions that occurred just prior to and following the attacks. Such research could shed light on such questions as who was behind them—and who benefited—and could help lay to rest the rumors that have been festering.

Warning bells about anomalies in the fiscal sector were sounded in the summer of 2001, but not heeded. Among those who has since raised questions was Bill Bergman. As a financial market analyst for the Federal Reserve, he was assigned in 2003 to review the record of July and August of 2001. He noticed an unusual surge in the currency component of the M1 money supply (cash circulating outside of banks) during that period. The surge totaled over $5 billion above the… Continue reading

9/11 Truth: Unanswered Questions

Family Steering Committee Review of the 9/11 Commission Report is available here.

Pass it on . . .

The King Assassination and CNN Disinformation

By Dr. William F. Pepper

As a friend and colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., during the last year
of his life, James Earl Ray’s attorney, for the last ten years of his
life and, finally, lead Counsel for Dr. King’s family in the 1999 civil
trial
which brought forward evidence from 70 witnesses over 30 days in Memphis,
I am compelled to comment, for the record, on the most recent documentary on
the assassination by CNN which is being aired on an ongoing basis. The fact
that my participation in the program was used to give it some credibility makes
this comment even more relevant.

It is one matter to distort the truth of how this great American prophet was
taken from us, but quite another to have mainstream media perpetuate disinformation
on matters of such public importance to the citizens of the Republic. An expert
witness, at the King family civil trial, William Schapp, set out the historical
use of government disinformation through mainstream media, dating back to the
1920’s
.

The first half of the program was dedicated to James and his background and
history. While the program notably failed to provide a motive as to why this
escaped convict would even consider such an act, and racism had been excluded
by the earlier Congressional investigation, it was hinted at by a reference
of his refusal to go to a work farm attached to the Missouri prison because
of the number of blacks in that facility. In fact, James was afraid
of becoming tied into drug activity which was going on there and having his
term extended.

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Ex-Army scientist to get $5.8M in anthrax lawsuit

By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer Fri Jun 27, 7:30 PM ET

WASHINGTON – A former Army scientist who was named as a person of interest
in the 2001 anthrax attacks will receive $5.8 million to settle his lawsuit
against the Justice Department. Steven Hatfill claimed the Justice Department
violated his privacy rights by speaking with reporters about the case.

Settlement documents were filed in federal court Friday. Both sides have agreed
to the deal, according to the documents, and as soon as they are signed, the
case will be dismissed.

The deal requires the Justice Department to pay $2.825 million up front and
buy Hatfill a $3 million annuity that will pay him $150,000 each year for 20
years.

“Our government failed us, not only by failing to catch the anthrax mailers
but by seeking to conceal that failure,” Hatfill’s lawyers said in a statement.
“Our government did this by leaking gossip, speculation, and misinformation
to a handful of credulous reporters.”

The statement also blamed journalists for not questioning the motives of the
government’s statements or its tactics.

“As an innocent man, and as our fellow citizen, Steven Hatfill deserved
far better,” they said.

The Justice Department said the settlement was in the best interest of the
nation.

“The United States does not admit to any violation of the Privacy Act
and continues to deny all liability in connection with Dr. Hatfill’s claims,”
Justice Department spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said in response to the settlement.

Five people were killed and… Continue reading

Kucinich Petition for Impeachment

kucinichimpeachpetition

Only one Congressman had the personal courage and the profound respect for
our Constitution to stand on the floor of the House of Representatives and exercise
his right and his responsibility to bring Articles of Impeachment against President
George W. Bush – Ohio Representative Dennis J. Kucinich.

Now, Americans who cherish our Democracy and the Constitutional principles
upon which it was founded can stand up, speak out, and take action by signing
the one official petition that carries the full and unqualified support of the
one and only original sponsor of the impeachment resolution: Congressman Dennis
J. Kucinich.

Kucinich Petition

WHEREAS, in his conduct while President of the United States,
George W. Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute
the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability,
preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in
violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully
executed, has committed abuses of power.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that President George W. Bush has
acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and Commander in Chief,
and subversive of constitutional government, to the prejudice of the cause of
law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States
and that he be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors.


“…clear Presidential crimes…”

So says Constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley in an interview with MSNBC’s
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Don’t Tread on Oklahoma!

by Jeffrey St. Clair
June 26th, 2008

Oklahoma to feds: Don’t tread on me
State House defends its sovereignty from D.C. intrusion

Steamed over a perceived increase in federal usurping of states’ rights, Oklahoma’s House of Representatives told Washington, D.C., to back off.

Joint House Resolution 1089, passed by an overwhelming 92-3 margin, reasserts Oklahoma’s sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and, according to the resolution’s own language, is “serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates.”

The Tenth Amendment states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

Traditionally, this language has meant that the federal government is limited in its scope and cannot usurp the sovereign powers of states. In recent decades, however, as the size and reach of the federal government has expanded, many have come to question whether Washington has stepped on states’ rights and gotten too big for its breeches.

Charles Key, the Republican state representative who authored the resolution, told WND that he introduced it because he believes the federal government’s overstepping of its bounds has put our constitutional form of government in danger.

Oklahoma State Rep. Charles Key

“The more we stand by and watch the federal government get involved in areas where it has no legal authority, we kill the Constitution a little at a time,” he said. “The last few decades, the Constitution has been hanging by a thread.”

Specifically, Resolution 1089 says the following:

“The State of Oklahoma hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.”

The resolution resolves that Oklahoma will “serve as notice and demand to the federal government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.”

It also instructs that “a copy of this resolution be distributed to the president of the United States, the president of the United States Senate, the speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the speaker of the House and the president of the Senate of each state’s legislature of the United States of America, and each member of the Oklahoma congressional delegation.”

The resolution does not, as some have speculated, amount to secession, but it does send a warning signal to Washington: Oklahoma does not intend to be bullied by big brother government.…

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