Watch the video here; written transcript follows:
AMY GOODMAN: Former Alaska senator and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Gravel is holding a news conference in New York City today to call for a new independent investigation into 9/11. Gravel will be speaking on behalf of the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative Campaign, a grassroots group seeking to place an initiative on the ballot of the November 6th general election allowing registered New York City voters to create a new commission to investigate 9/11.
The group is looking to appoint between nine and fifteen commissioners on the panel to conduct the investigation. Some of the people who have reportedly already agreed to serve as commissioners include Lori Van Auken, a 9/11 widow, one of the so-called “Jersey Girls”; Lincoln Chafee, the former Republican senator from Rhode Island; Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, a pastor in Detroit, Michigan; as well as former Democratic Senator Mike Gravel, who joins us here today.
He has published three books this year: Citizen Power: A Mandate for Change, The Kingmakers: How the Media Threatens Our Security and Our Democracy and A Political Odyssey. His book Citizen Power: A Mandate for Change has a forward by Ralph Nader. He’ll be joining us on the show later in the week.
Welcome to Democracy Now!, Senator Gravel.
MIKE GRAVEL: Amy, thank you for having me. But before we launch into the mission of my appearance, I want to comment on this young man you just had on. I’ve got… Continue reading
Kevin Ryan, Journal of 911 Studies
Two new papers have been published at the Journal of 9/11 Studies. The first
is an article by Frank Legge, called "9/11 and Probability Theory".
Here is an excerpt:
"If we compare these two explanations for the collapse of the towers
it is immediately apparent that they are different in a particularly significant
way: the fire based official explanation is a series of events, like links
in a chain, while the explosive based explanation is a parallel set of scientific
studies of evidence."
The second paper is a letter from Kevin Fenton, entitled "WTC Collapse
Initiation Floors: What They Were And How Much Damage They Suffered":
"It is interesting to compare the collapse initiation floor in WTC1
to the central impact floors in terms of three of the main aspects thought
to have influenced the collapse: impact damage, jet fuel spilled, and debris
available to remove fire insulation."
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By JOHN SPIRI
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Special to The Japan Times
the Diet and Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda on his doubts about the official story" alt="Yukihisa Fujita addresses
the Diet and Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda on his doubts about the official story">Speaking out: Democratic Party of Japan lawmaker Yukihisa Fujita addresses
the Diet and Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda on his doubts about the official story
of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. COURTESY OF YUKIHISA FUJITA
a September 2003 article for The Guardian newspaper, Michael Meacher, who served
as Tony Blair’s environment minister from May 1997 to June 2003, shocked the
establishment by calling the global war on terrorism “bogus.” Even
more controversially, he implied that the U.S. government either allowed 9/11
to happen, or played some role in the destruction wrought that day. Besides
Meacher, few politicians have publicly questioned America’s official 9/11 narrative
Loose Change Final Cut premieres at the Lakewood Theater on June 21st at 8pm and
is sponsored by “North Texans for 9/11 Truth”.
Admission is $5 with a portion of the proceeds helping sick First Responders of
9/11/01 through the Fealgood Foundation.
Lakewood Theatre is at 1825 Abrams Pkwy, Dallas 75214.
Phone: (214) 821-7469
*****The films producer Jason Bermas will be at this historic showing!!****
There are many indisputable, documented aspects surrounding the events of September
11th, 2001 which are not well-known. For example: if you think that only 2 tall,
steel skyscrapers collapsed on 9/11/01, you are in for a big surprise with dynamic
film footage most Americans have never seen before!!
Non-political in nature, this fast-paced, explosive documentary exposes hidden
facts and buried news coverage which have earned the filmmakers rave reviews
and endorsements from around the world! The Loose Change filmmakers have gained
enthusiastic recognition ranging from American politicians and high-ranking
government officials to the Japanese Diet (parliament) to the European Parliament,
continuing on from within the realm of Scientists, Engineers, Architects, and
Scholars from around the world.
Come enjoy the movie and meet the film-maker.
Don’t miss this theatrical sensation!
Hope to see you there!
There was a previous film covering different material than FINAL CUT. The previous
film was called “Loose Change: 2nd Edition”
An August 2006 Vanity Fair article suggested that Loose Change: 2nd
Edition “just might be the first Internet blockbuster” as it became
the most watched video on Google… Continue reading
Press Conference with Sen. Mike Gravel and reception to follow (see below) St. Marks Church, 2nd Ave. & 10th Street, New York City Tues. June 17th, 5pm
Senator Mike Gravel Calls for New Investigation of 9/11, Supports NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative
(New York, NY, June 13, 2008) — On Tuesday, June 17th at 5pm, at Union Square in New York City, former Senator Mike Gravel, speaking on behalf of the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative Campaign, will call for a new and far reaching investigation of the crimes of 9/11. This comes in the wake of several developments which underscore the need for a truly independent, thorough, fact-driven investigation into the events of 9/11. Consider the recent book by NY Times veteran reporter Philip Shenon titled ?The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation? which highlighted the conflicts of interest of Executive Director Philip Zelikow. Consider the book by Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton titled ?Unprecedented? in which they stated they were “doomed to fail from the start” and they were lied to by NORAD regarding our absence of air defense. Consider the Articles of Impeachment nos. 33-35 by Dennis Kucinich which list hard evidence showing dereliction of duty, obstruction of justice, and malfeasance by the Bush administration. Consider the revelation of the destruction in 2004 of CIA tape recordings of suspects in Guantánamo Bay which were requested by the 9/11 Commission. Consider that Arizona Congresswoman Karen Johnson, who has called attention to the research of physics professor Steven… Continue reading
On June 10th 2008, Libby Davies, an NDP MP from East Vancouver read our petition
(for 9/11 investigation) in Canadian Parliament. Now the petition will be sent
to the appropriate minister and they have 45 days to respond.
By DREW NOFTLE
June 13, 2008
Vancouver BC – Rob Duffy, Assistant to Canadian MP Libby Davies, has informed
the Vancouver 9/11 Truth Society that the petition read in Canadian Parliament
last Tuesday regarding the demand for a Canadian Investigation into 9/11 will
be handled by none other than Canadian Minister of Public Safety, Stockwell
Although such a document should likely be placed on the desk of the Minister
of Foreign Affairs, perhaps some insight was used when the decision was made
to forward this homework assignment to Mr. Day instead.
When we look at the credentials of Mr. Day we can see why this decision was
made. Indeed, we see that no other Minister should have such a grand understanding
of 9/11 than him. Mr. Day understands intelligence. He is a former CSIS agent
himself. CSIS showed Canada it’s impressive counter terrorist abilities by uncovering
the Air India Bombing plot in 1985 well before it happened. Unfortunately, they
failed to pass this information on to the RCMP (he has worked there too) before
it was too late.
Mr. Day is also a former evangelical pastor. Therefore, he knows the need for
us to all prepare now for the rapture and how a war with Iran will expedite
its arrival.… Continue reading
Peter Dale Scott
The Deep State and 9/11
The unthinkable — that elements inside the state would conspire with criminals to kill innocent civilians — has become not only thinkable but commonplace in the last century. A seminal example was in French Algeria, where dissident elements of the French armed forces, resisting General de Gaulle’s plans for Algerian independence, organized as the Secret Army Organization and bombed civilians indiscriminately, with targets including hospitals and schools. 1 Critics like Alexander Litvinenko, who was subsequently murdered in London in November 2006, have charged that the 1999 bombings of apartment buildings around Moscow, attributed to Chechen separatists, were in fact the work of the Russian secret service (FSB). 2
Similar attacks in Turkey have given rise to the notion there of an extra-legal “deep state” — a combination of forces, ranging from former members of the CIA-organized Gladio organization, to “a vast matrix of security and intelligence officials, ultranationalist members of the Turkish underworld and renegade former members of the [Kurdish separatist] PKK.” 3 The deep state, financed in part by Turkey’s substantial heroin traffic, has been accused of killing thousands of civilians, in incidents such as the lethal bomb attack in November 2005 on a bookshop in Semdinli. This attack, initially attributed to the Kurdish separatist PKK, turned out to have been committed by members of Turkey’s paramilitary police intelligence service, together with a former PKK member turned informer. 4 On April 23, 2008, the former Interior Minister Mehmet Agar was ordered… Continue reading
Center for Constitutional Research
June 12, 2008
Today is a historic victory for the rule of law. We won! For the third time,
the Supreme Court has upheld the fundamental rights of Guantánamo detainees.
In its historic decision in CCR’s case, Boumediene v. Bush, the Court affirmed
detainees’ right to habeas corpus. One of the oldest and most basic legal protections,
habeas corpus affords the incarcerated the right to challenge the legality of
their detention before a judge and keeps the king and president from arbitrarily
locking people up and throwing away the key.
We’re asking you to take action in two important ways: please make a contribution
to CCR today so we can continue this important work, and please write to the
presidential candidates to demand that they uphold the Supreme Court’s decision.
The Administration has delayed, ignored and sought to evade two prior Supreme
Court decisions, Rasul v. Bush in 2004 and Hamdan v. Rumsfeld in 2006, both
of which upheld the rights of Guantánamo detainees.
This decision was, in many ways, made possible by the support of so many –
the over 500 volunteer habeas counsel who have committed themselves to defending
the rights of Guantánamo’s detainees, the thousands upon thousands who have
acted to demand that the Constitution be upheld, and all of our supporters,
who have made this work possible. Today, your support is urgently needed, now
more than ever, to ensure that the Supreme Court’s decision is implemented and
the Constitution restored.
CCR was… Continue reading
The Spy Who Loves Us
Pay no mind to the Mossad agent on the line.
by Philip Giraldi
June 2, 2008 Issue, The American Conservative
After Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard was sentenced to life in prison in 1986, the U.S. negotiated an understanding with Israel—a “gentlemen’s agreement” —stipulating that neither nation would thenceforth conduct espionage operations in the other’s territory without consent. But the agreement was a sham from the beginning. The Israeli government didn’t even honor its commitments in the aftermath of the Pollard case, failing to return the estimated 360 cubic feet of stolen information to enable the U.S. to conduct a damage assessment. The United States, for its part, continued to recruit and run agents inside Israel throughout the 1980s and 1990s. And it was known within the intelligence and counterintelligence communities that Israel did the same in the United States. David Szady, the FBI’s assistant director for counterintelligence, was so dismayed by the level of Israeli spying in the late ’90s that he called in the head of the Israeli Embassy’s Central Institute for Intelligence and Special Activities (Mossad) office and told him, “Knock it off.”
Pollard’s name was in the news again on April 22, when former U.S. Army weapons engineer Ben-Ami Kadish was arrested for passing secrets to Israel. Kadish had been an agent run by Yosef Yagur, who directed Pollard. Yagur, under cover as a science attaché at the Israeli Consulate General in New York, fled the U.S. in 1985 after Pollard was… Continue reading
by Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence M. Stratton
Posted at Lewrockwell.com
June 7, 2008
The George W. Bush administration responded to the 9/11 attack on the World
Trade Center and Pentagon with an assault on U.S. civil liberty that Bush justified
in the name of the “war on terror.” The government assured us that
the draconian measures apply only to “terrorists.” The word terrorist,
however, was not defined. The government claimed the discretionary power to
decide who is a terrorist without having to present evidence or charges in a
court of law.
Frankly, the Bush administration’s policy evades any notion of procedural
due process of law. Administration assurances that harsh treatment is reserved
only for terrorists is meaningless when the threshold process for determining
who is and who is not a terrorist depends on executive discretion that is not
subject to review. Substantive rights are useless without the procedural rights
to enforce them.
Terrorist legislation and executive assertions created a basis upon which federal
authorities claimed they were free to suspend suspects’ civil liberties
in order to defend Americans from terrorism. Only after civil liberties groups
and federal courts challenged some of the unconstitutional laws and procedures
did realization spread that the Bush administration’s assault on the Bill
of Rights is a greater threat to Americans than are terrorists.
The alacrity with which Congress accepted the initial assault from the administration
is frightening. In 2001, the USA PATRIOT Act passed by a vote of 98 to 1 in
the… Continue reading
June 10, 2008
“…in particular, I would like to introduce to you a very courageous
man named Blair Gadsby. I’m going to ask the folks with Blair to help him stand,
as I tell you just a little bit about him. Blair is very weak, because he has
been fasting for more than two weeks to try to bring attention to the cause
of 9/11 Truth. This is the 16th day that Blair has gone without food, and spent
his day outside the office of U.S. Senator John McCain, pleading with the Senator
to take a look at new evidence of the 9/11 crimes.
We have one man here, who is sacrificing his own personal needs and desires,
to stand boldly, pleading for the world to take notice, to question, to research,
and not place their lives in the hands of media sound bites. To think for themselves,
consciously and critically.
Blair is an educator, and to me this is what great educators do. Thousands
of people all over the country, and actually, around the world have been watching
on the internet as this hunger strike progresses here in Phoenix. I want Blair
to know that I am one of his biggest fans, and that good people everywhere admire
him for his courage and determination.
Please give a warm welcome to Blair Gadsby and the 9/11 Truth movement.”
- Senator Karen Johnson, June 10, 2008.
Hungry for… Continue reading
For those who do not yet understand that Bush and Cheney have committed impeachable
offenses with regard to 9/11, I will provide information to back up the relevant
sections of Dennis Kucinich’s articles of impeachment against President Bush which deal with 9/11:
Article 2: Falsely, Systematically, and with Criminal Intent
Conflating the Attacks of September 11, 2001, With Misrepresentation of Iraq as
a Security Threat as Part of Fraudulent Justification for a War of Aggression:
Article 33: Repeatedly ignored and failed to respond to high
level intelligence warnings of planned terrorist attacks in U.S. prior to 9/11:
Article 34: Obstruction into the investigation of 9/11:
Article 35: Endangering the health of 9/11 first responders:
Of course, Cheney is even more vulnerable to impeachment for 9/11 than Bush, as he was in charge of national defenses and war games on 9/11,
watched Flight 77 from many miles out as it approached the Pentagon and let it hit, and is otherwise implicated in the deaths which occurred on
that horrible day.
America must take action to support and push forward the courageous actions
of this very small group of Representatives. American Freedom Campaign has issued
the following action alert.
Last night, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Dennis
Kucinich (D-OH) introduced 35 articles of impeachment against President George
Another excellent VIDEO EXCLUSIVE from Hot Potato Mash:
Dr. William Pepper on James Earl Ray’s Innocence, Sirhan Sirhan’s Innocence, 9/11 Truth and Prosecuting War Crimes
Dr. William F. Pepper is an internationally acclaimed lawyer who defended James Earl Ray in a 1999 civil trial (supported by Martin Luther King’s family) where the jury found Ray not responsible for the MLK assassination. Now Pepper is defending Sirhan Sirhan for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, a case he says is ‘an easier one than the assassination of Martin King and the innocence of James Earl Ray’.
Last Wednesday Pepper spoke about all of his projects, including 9/11 truth and prosecuting the Bush administration for war crimes, to a packed celebrity filled house in Los Angeles. Among those in attendance were Ed Asner, Gina Belafonte, Judd Nelson and 9/11 author Professor David Ray Griffin. Videos of his talk follow …
Part 1 (6:21) – Introduction
In Part 1 Pepper talks about his background, childhood and motivation. He also speaks about the time he spent in Cuba playing baseball where he got to know Fidel Castro. According to Pepper, Castro foresaw much of what is happening in the United States today:
‘When, in that massive country to the north, the masses of the people ever understand what it is that their ruling class has done to them and is doing to them, there will be such a torrent of opposition. They will rise like never before and then there will be the… Continue reading
This week on “Tell Somebody”, FBI Whistleblower Coleen Rowley and FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein. Listen live, 6/10/08 6:00pm CDT, on KKFI 90.1FM, Kansas City’s Community Radio (Link here — listen live links at top left column of homepage)
From Tell Somebody host, Tom Klammer:
I just returned Monday afternoon from Minneapolis, where I attended the National Conference on Media Reform.
With a little help from Ray McGovern, co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, I met his friend and colleague, VIPS member and FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley at a Code Pink Party Friday night, and then sat down and talked to her for an hour Saturday morning at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Here is part of her bio as posted on PBS’ NOW website for her appearance on that show in 2005:
… Continue reading
In January of 1981, Rowley was appointed a Special Agent with the FBI and initially served in the Omaha, Nebraska and Jackson, Mississippi Divisions. In 1984 she was assigned to the New York Office and for over 6 years worked on Italian organized crime and Sicilian heroin drug investigations. During this time Rowley also served three separate temporary duty assignments in the Paris, France Embassy and Montreal Consulate.
In 1990 Rowley was transferred to Minneapolis where she assumed the duties of Principal Legal Advisor (now known as “Chief Division Counsel”) which entailed oversight of the Freedom of Information, Forfeiture, Victim-Witness and Community Outreach Programs as well as providing regular legal and ethics training to FBI Agents of the Division and some outside police training.
Check it out … new 9/11 music video from the ‘Free Bees’ …
The ‘Free Bees’ are looking for help in spreading their ’9/11′s a lie’ music video and song far and wide. Reluctantly they have decided that even though they’re extremely proud of the work, they are releasing it anonymously.
They believe that this music video has the potential to reach a large audience and as a work of infotainment is amusing, informative and thought provoking.
Regardless of your personal music taste please help spread this music video and song around.
Find us on:
Well you can tell
By the way the buildings fell
There was something wrong
Now it’s time to tell
Spread the word it’s nothing new
You’ve gotta educate yourself in truth
Well it’s not alright, it’s not okay
For you to look the other way
We can help you understand
The New York Times effect on man
Whether you’re a brother
Or whether you’re a mother
9/11′s a lie
9/11′s a lie
Neo-cons are shaking
The world has started waking
9/11′s a lie
9/11′s a lie
Ah ah ah ah
9/11′s a lie
9/11′s a lie
Ah ah ah ah
9/11′s a lie
Well we can’t give in we can’t let go
If we wanna see some justice flow
It’s time for us to make a stand
And together we can end this plan
It’s not alright, it’s not okay
For you to look the other way
The wars they fight, just… Continue reading
June 10, 2008
A VIDEO EXCLUSIVE from Hot Potato Mash:
Professor David Ray Griffin, who is one of the leading voices in the 9/11 Truth
Movement, spoke to a capacity crowd in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 4, 2008.
Below is Griffin’s talk – covering mostly new evidence about 9/11 – divided
into three parts…
Part 1 (9:32)
“If we do get a real investigation or a trial there is simply no doubt
of what the verdict will be because now the evidence that 9/11 is an inside
job is now overwhelming.” – David Ray Griffin
In Part 1 Professor Griffin begins with inconsistencies between the statements
made by Ted Olsen (Solicitor General of the United States) about his wife Barbara
Olsen’s cell phone calls from Flight 77 and that of the FBI. Additionally, Griffin
talks about the impossibility of using cell phones at high altitudes.
The last half of Part 1 is spent discussing the odd and unlikely behavior of
Mohammed Atta and the inconsistencies in the government’s story about Atta.
Part 2 (9:16)
Topics covered include why the Pentagon wasn’t evacuated? The faulty timeline
of Michael Hess and Barry Jennings in WTC Building 7 and Rudy Giuliani telling
Peter Jennings that the World Trade Center was going to collapse.
Part 3 (5:26)
“I’m fearful that many people will say, ‘okay, the criminals are out of
office now and so let’s not work on [9/11]‘. But the more hopeful possibility
is people will say, ‘now there may be… Continue reading
For Immediate Release
Contact: Senator Karen S. Johnson (602-926-3160)
Senator Karen Johnson Blasts Congress for Failure to Defend U.S.
In a formal Floor speech in the Arizona Senate tomorrow (Tuesday, June 10),
Senator Karen S. Johnson plans to blast Congress for their failure to defend
U.S. citizens who were killed on September 11, 2001, and their failure to properly
investigate those attacks.
“It has been nearly seven years,” says Johnson, “and we are
faced with new evidence that turns the conclusions of the 9/11 Commission upside
down. We are fighting a war because of 9/11 – and we still don’t
really know what happened. We have spent billions of dollars on the war, with
an additional $340 million per day. Thousands of U.S. servicemen and women have
lost their lives, not to mention the lives of innocent Iraqi and Afghan civilians.”
Johnson revealed in a committee hearing in April that she did not accept the
official report of the 9/11 Commission and has since defended supporters calling
for a new independent investigation of the attacks on the World Trade Center
and the Pentagon. “Ground Zero was treated like little more than the site
of a building demolition – which, of course, is exactly what it was,”
says Johnson. “Everyone who has studied it recognizes that the Twin Towers
and Building 7 came down as a result of controlled explosions – not because
of the airplanes and fires.”
Johnson has joined forces with local 9/11 activists who for more than two… Continue reading