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‘The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy: Killing Hope’

National Coalition on Political Assassinations in Los Angeles

40th Anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy Assassination

Important New Forensic Evidence

June 6-8, 2008, Los Angeles, CA

Custom Hotel
8639 Lincoln Blvd. (Pacific Coast Highway) at W. Manchester, near LAX
(310) 645-0400, or call toll-free in the US and Canada: (877) 287-8601
KJ’s Diner, Banquet Room
8731 Lincoln Blvd. (Pacific Coast Highway), at W. Manchester Ave.
Banquet Room has separate entrance on Loyola Blvd., parking available

Speakers and films:

Friday, June 6

Dinner: 6:00 pm, KJ’s Diner, Banquet Room, 8731 Lincoln Blvd. (Pacific Coast
Highway), at W. Manchester Ave.
Banquet Room has separate entrance on Loyola Blvd., parking available

Keynote: 7:00 pm
Custom Hotel, 8639 Lincoln Blvd. (Pacific Coast Highway) at W. Manchester Ave.
Prairie Room, 2nd Floor

Panel Discussion:

Dr. Robert Joling, forensic expert and co-author of An Open and Shut Case,
www.anopenandshutcase.com
Audio interview

Philip Van Praag, audio engineer, analyzed tape of RFK assassination with 13
shots, co-
author of An Open and Shut Case
CBS video
Audio interview

Paul Schrade, eyewitness and victim in the Ambassador pantry shooting in 1968,
working to reopen the case
Biography

Also speaking that night:

Dr. William Pepper, Esq, former attorney for James Earl Ray and Martin Luther
King
family in civil suit exonerating Ray, author of Orders to Kill
Biography

Cynthia McKinney, former Congresswoman from Georgia, presidential candidate,
2008 Green Party
Website

Friday night’s event will be live-streamed at our COPA website, www.politicalassassinations.com

Film after speakers, 10:00 pm

Mark Sobel, documentary filmmaker, producer… Continue reading

Note from David Ray Griffin, Statement of Support for the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative

David Ray Griffin
June 1, 2008

nyc ballot
Although I was not able to be present at the rally either in person or by telephone,
I wanted to express my strong support for the NYC
9/11 Ballot Initiative
.

There has never been a better time to get such an initiative on the ballot, because
the 9/11 Truth Movement’s case against the official account of 9/11 is now extremely
strong—much stronger than it was just two years ago.

For example, new evidence has been brought forth to show that the official account
of the destruction of the Twin Towers and WTC 7 cannot possibly be true. The NIST
Report has been shown to be completely inadequate, and a former employee of NIST
has spoken out
to verify what we already suspected—that NIST has become totally
politicized, so that its scientists are little more than “hired guns.”

Besides the fact that the NIST Report has been discredited, so has The 9/11
Commission Report
. Philip Shenon’s book has made public what we in the movement
have long known, that the 9/11 Commission was controlled by a man, Philip Zelikow,
who represented the Bush-Cheney White House. Shenon even shows that Zelikow had
outlined the whole report before the Commission’s staff had begun its work.

Moreover, some central pillars of the official account have been demolished by
the FBI. It has said it has no hard evidence that Osama bin Laden was responsible
for the attacks, that there were no cell phone calls from passengers… Continue reading

Hunger strike for 9/11 truth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Phoenix 9/11 Truth Activist to Start Hunger Strike at McCain’s Office: Memorial Day, 5:00PM, May 26, 2008 at the office of Senator John McCain, 5353 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ

Contact: Tim King Office: 480.329.9090, e-mail: wasichu10@yahoo.com

Phoenix, AZ, May 21, 2008 – In an effort to bring national attention to the 9/11 truth issue, Phoenix activist, Blair Gadsby, a professor of Religious Studies, plans to start a hunger strike on Memorial Day, at the Phoenix office of Senator John McCain. Gadsby is putting the spotlight on McCain because of McCain’s avowed support for the official account of 9/11. McCain is the author of the foreword to the 2006 Popular Mechanics book, Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can’t Stand Up to the Facts.

Gadsby, an Arizonan who is represented by McCain, stated for the record, “I believe Mr. McCain is a man of deep integrity. He has stood up to corporate influence in campaigns and to the very powerful Military Industrial Complex in the past, and he has a record of being a maverick. That’s why I’ve chosen to offer him this opportunity to face the issues head-on publicly. He may be one of the very, very few who have the integrity and stature to keep the military loyal and find the broad-based political support to bring about a change in our great country. But today, he is in a perilous position. By writing the Foreword to the official cover-up story, he has sided with the… Continue reading

Rally for the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative May 28, 2008

When: Wednesday May 28th, 7:30 pm
Where: St. Mark’s Church, 2nd Avenue @ 10th Street

(New York, May 22, 2008) – The New York City 9/11 Ballot Initiative Campaign,
a non-profit, citizens based organization, whose goal is the creation of an independent
commission to lead a new investigation into the tragedy of 9/11, will be holding
a rally on Wednesday, May 28th at 7:30 PM at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery.
The campaign hopes to put the issue of a new investigation of 9/11 on the November
2008 NYC ballot as a public referendum. Come and learn about this historic effort!
Visit www.nyc911initiative.org for full campaign details.

Featured speakers include:

Wayne Madsen, investigative reporter, retired NSA analyst
John Feal, 9/11 first responder, Director of the Feal Good Foundation
William Rodriguez, 9/11 hero and last survivor of WTC1
Sander Hicks, 9/11 author/researcher, founder of Voxpop.net
Jesse Richard, founder of TVNewsLies.org
Karen Johnson, state senator from Arizona (by phone)

The event will be moderated by the Reverend Frank Morales.

The rally will be an opportunity for the press and public to learn about the 9/11
Ballot Initiative Campaign and to fill out petitions. Upon reaching 30,000 valid
signatures which are lawfully required to put the Initiative on the ballot, NYC
voters will be enabled to create a fact-driven investigation of 9/11, which will
be distinct from the former Kean-Hamilton Commission because this will go beyond
political agendas by exploring all possible scenarios, following the evidence
wherever it may lead. We have… Continue reading

Danged Satellite Internet Connections . . .

Air Force Aims for ‘Full Control’ of ‘Any and All’ Computers

By Noah Shachtman May 13, 2008

The Air Force wants a suite of hacker tools, to give it “access” to — and “full control” of — any kind of computer there is. And once the info warriors are in, the Air Force wants them to keep tabs on their “adversaries’ information infrastructure completely undetected.”

The government is growing increasingly interested in waging war online. The Air Force recently put together a ” Cyberspace Command ,” with a charter to rule networks the way its fighter jets rule the skies. The Department of Homeland Security, Darpa, and other agencies are teaming up for a five-year, $30 billion ” national cybersecurity initiative .” That includes an electronic test range , where federally-funded hackers can test out the latest electronic attacks . “You used to need an army to wage a war,” a recent Air Force commercial notes. ” Now, all you need is an Internet connection .”

On Monday, the Air Force Research Laboratory introduced a two-year, $11 million effort to put together hardware and software tools for ” Dominant Cyber Offensive Engagement .” “Of interest are any and all techniques to enable user and/or root level access,” a request for proposals notes, “to both fixed (PC) or mobile computing platforms… any and all operating systems, patch levels, applications and hardware.” This isn’t just some computer science study, mind you; “research efforts under this program are expected to result in complete functional capabilities.”

Unlike an Air Force colonel’s proposal, to knock down… Continue reading

Key 9/11 suspect charges dropped

The Pentagon has dropped charges against a Saudi citizen alleged to have been
the "20th hijacker" in the 11 September 2001 attacks on the US.

Mohammad al-Qahtani was one of six Guantánamo Bay inmates charged with murder
and war crimes in February.

The Pentagon said the case against the other five defendants would proceed.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against the suspects in a case before
military tribunals at the US prison camp in Guantánamo Bay.

‘Torture’

A Pentagon official said the charges against Mohammad al-Qahtani had been dropped
"without prejudice", meaning they could be reinstated.

The US military gave no reason for its decision.

But lawyers for the defendant say they believe the charges were dropped because
he "was tortured" under interrogation.

The decision could have implications for the other five suspects, whose lawyers
claim that similar treatment was meted out to them, the BBC’s Adam Brookes reports
from Washington.

Authorities say Mr Qahtani failed to take part in the 9/11 attacks because
he was denied entry into the US by an immigration official.

He was refused entry at Orlando in Florida in August 2001 and returned to Dubai.
He was later detained in Afghanistan and transferred to Guantánamo Bay.

In 2006, he recanted accusations he had made against fellow detainees of having
links to al-Qaeda.

His lawyer told Time magazine the statements had been extracted under torture.

The Saudi was reportedly submitted to stress positions, sleep deprivation and
humiliation at Guantánamo.

Officials said he had been subjected… Continue reading

Secret Service–No Records of Cheney’s Arrival in the Bunker on 9/11

by Aidan Monaghan

The following is a response from the U.S. Secret Service to a Freedom of Information Act request for the arrival time of U.S. vice president Richard Cheney at the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) on September 11, 2001, as well as the names of all those granted entry there that day.

Dear Requester:

Reference is made to your Freedom of InformationlPrivacy Acts requests originally received by the United States Secret Service on April 17, 2008, for information pertaining to the following:

File no. 20080330: copies of documentation pertaining to the names of persons admitted entry into the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) located within the White House on September 11, 2001 ;

File no. 20080331: copies of documentation which reveal the time on September 11, 2001, Vice President of the United States Richard Cheney entered the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) located within the White House.

A review of the Secret Service’s systems of records indicated that there are no records or documents pertaining to your requests in Secret Service files. Enclosed is a copy of your original request.

If you disagree with our determination, you have the right of administrative appeal within 35 days by writing to Freedom of Information Appeal, Deputy Director, U. S. Secret Service, Communications Center, 245 Murray Lane, SW, Building T-5, Washington, D.C. 20223. If you choose to file an administrative appeal, please explain the basis of your appeal and reference the case number listed above.

Craig W. Ulmer Special Agent In… Continue reading

David Griffin on Mike Malloy

David Ray Griffin
05-05-2008
by Reprehensor
Continuing the 9/11 conversation.

Mike Malloy dedicated the second hour of his program to an intervew with David Ray Griffin. A wide-ranging talk about 911.

Putfile stream:
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We have one of our rare guests on tonight’s program. Philosopher/theologian Dr. David Ray Griffin will join us for a discussion of the events prior to the bombings and terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Those familiar with the 9/11 Truth Movement are well acquainted with Dr. Griffin and his points of view regarding those horrific acts against the people of the United States. As reported at wikipedia.com:

Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, David Ray Griffin moved his focus from questions of philosophy and religion to ones of politics and history, specifically “American expansionism and imperialism”. He intended to write a book on the subject, presenting 9/11 in terms of “blowback” for aggressive United States foreign policies of the 20th century: “Until the spring of 2003, I had not looked at any of the evidence. I was vaguely aware there were people, at least on the Internet, who were offering evidence against the official account of 9/11… I knew the US government had ‘fabricated’ evidence to go to war several times before. Nevertheless… I did not take this possibility seriously… I was so confident that they must be wrong.”

After reading the work of Paul… Continue reading

Jesse Ventura Interview with Meria Heller

Description posted at Google video:

:

This is the ONE interview of Jesse Ventura which stands out from his Corporate Media battles; herein the ex-Governor is welcomed and given a forum uninterrupted by corporate advertisements. Jesse “the Mind” engages in a fluid and thought-provoking discussion; proving that our best potential candidates for President are still waiting for the American Public to recognize the inconsistencies in economic and foreign policies which are eroding the very fabric of what we love about America.” 69 min – May 1, 2008, posted by 8th Estate Media & Research – www.8thestate.com

Google video link

See also: www.MySpace.com/VenturaForPresident and http://www.JesseForPresident.Org. For more of Meria’s 2000+ interviews, visit: www.Meria.net (International Podcast by Subscription).

All of the theories about 9/11 are conspiracy theories

11.9- The truth movement is often laughed at for criticizing the Bush government’s answer to what happened on 11th September 2001. Now however, the recognized historian, Daniele Ganser gives legitimacy to the skeptics.

by Kristin Aalen
21.04.2008

CONSPIRACY: Ganser has caused debate following the presentation of his view in an interview with the Swiss TV-channel, U1. There he repeated his arguments from an article he wrote in the Swiss newspaper, Tages-Anzeiger in Zürich in September 2006.

Ganser’s premise is that conspiracies are nothing unusual or new in the field of historical research. At least since the assassination of Julius Caesar in classical Rome more than 2000 years ago, conspiracies have been an element of the political fight for influence and power.

He defines a conspiracy as, “a secret agreement between two or more persons to engage in a criminal act.”

He continues: “As 9/11 was a criminal act which was definitively not planned and carried out by one single person alone but by at least two or more persons who agreed on the plan before it was implemented, 9/11 must be classified as a conspiracy.”

Daniele Ganser
Daniele Ganser

MOST CORRECT? “It is important to stress that all theories about 9/11 are conspiracy theories. Once we realize that none of the theories can be dismissed on the grounds that it is a ‘conspiracy theory’, the real question becomes: Which conspiracy theory correctly describes the 9/11 conspiracy?” asks Ganser.

The historian thereby is in disagreement with the many who laugh at the critics… Continue reading

Eleventh of Every Month–April 11 reports and videos

truthactionlogoThis is just outstanding!! Check out the many videos, photos, and reports of people holding visibility actions on the 11th of every month, worldwide. We strongly encourage readers to find or create a group in their area and get out with the public on the 11th! Thanks so much to Cosmos for creating TruthAction.org, which encourages and publicizes this work, and for moderating the TruthAction discussion forum here. Excellent!!

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U.N. Official Calls for Study Of Neocons’ Role in 9/11

By Eli Lake
April 10, 2008

WASHINGTON — A new U.N. Human Rights Council official assigned to monitor
Israel is calling for an official commission to study the role neoconservatives
may have played in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

On March 26, Richard Falk, Milbank professor of international law emeritus
at Princeton University, was named by unanimous vote to a newly created position
to report on human rights in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian
Arabs. While Mr. Falk’s specialty is human rights and international law, since
the attacks in 2001, he has devoted some of his time to challenging what he
calls the "9-11 official version."

On March 24 in an interview with a radio host and former University of Wisconsin
instructor, Kevin Barrett, Mr. Falk said, "It is possibly true that especially
the neoconservatives thought there was a situation in the country and in the
world where something had to happen to wake up the American people. Whether
they are innocent about the contention that they made that something happen
or not, I don’t think we can answer definitively at this point. All we can say
is there is a lot of grounds for suspicion, there should be an official investigation
of the sort the 9/11 commission did not engage in and that the failure to do
these things is cheating the American people and in some sense the people of
the world of a greater confidence in what really happened than they presently
possess."

Mr.… Continue reading

Faith of the Heart–A Tribute to 9/11 Truthers

This great video’s description at YouTube reads:
“Whenever I start feeling cynical about all the corruption in the world, I then think of all the good people now trying to effect positive change to make it a better place and I feel consoled by this. This video is dedicated to all those Truthers out there.”

–Michael Dreiger

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Why Don’t the Democrats ask Mukasey Some Real Questions

April 7, 2008
GeorgeWashington.Blogspot.com

Its headline news that top Democrats are asking Attorney General Mukasey to
explain his comments about a pre-9/11 phone call from a terrorist to the United
States.

Why doesn’t Congress ask Mukasey some real questions. For example:

* Mr. Attorney General, since the U.S.
government knew the date and method of the 9/11 attacks
, why weren’t the
attacks stopped?

* Mr. Mukasey, because the government
heard the 9/11 plans from the hijackers’ own mouths
, why wasn’t
anything done to stop them?

* Sir, since U.S.
and allied intelligence services had penetrated the very highest levels
of Al Qaeda prior to 9/11
, why wasn’t 9/11 stopped?

* U.S.
and allied intelligence services seem to have actually employed or at least
protected many of the hijackers prior to 9/11
. Uh . . . why did they do
that?

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To Keep America Safe, We Must Impeach Bush and Cheney for Their Disregard of Life on 9/11

GeorgeWashington’s Blogspot
April 7, 2008

Even if you (unlike the military leaders, intelligence professionals, scientists,
engineers, and other highly-credible people who question 9/11
) do not believe
that elements within the U.S. government intentionally aided and abetted the September
11 attacks, or let them happen on purpose, you have to admit that the government
failed to do its job of protecting the American people.

For example, 9/11 was completely foreseeable. U.S. and allied intelligence
services had penetrated the very highest levels of Al Qaeda prior to 9/11
and
heard the hijackers’ plans from their own mouths.

However, even the 9/11 Commission found that the Bush administration did nothing
to prevent the attacks. For example, 9/11 Commissioner Bob Kerrey said:

"The
president says, if I had only known that 19 Islamic men would come into the
United States of America and on the morning of 11 September hijack four American
aircraft, fly two into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and
one into an unknown Pennsylvania that crashed in Shanksville, I would have
moved heaven and earth. That’s what he said.

Mr. President, you don’t need to know that. This is an Islamic jihadist movement
that has been organized since the early 1990s, declared war on the United
States twice, in ’96 and ’98. You knew they were in the United States.
You were warned by the CIA. You knew in July they were inside the United States.
You were told again by briefing officers in August… Continue reading

Video Review: 9/11 Contradictions

by Reprehsor

911Blogger.com

April 6, 2008

The original video review of 9/11 Contradictions was removed from YouTube. The original transcript posted with this articles remains below. An interview with David Ray Griffin discussing the book is posted below.

TRANSCRIPT:

David Ray Griffin provides more food for thought with the release of his 5th single-author book on the events of September the 11th… 9/11 Contradictions.

Soon, we will be seven years away from an event scorched into our collective consciousness, (and collective unconscious), but for those of us who have taken the time to revisit that day in our memories and in various forms of media: audio, video, the written word… it hasn’t put seven years of distance between us and 9/11, rather, 9/11 has become a historical event known in intimate detail by students in a global, open-university setting.

The faculty members in this university are at a certain disadvantage. Rather than working in a symbiotic manner with an academic establishment that is generally supportive of the goal of education, the faculty is not allowed access to key information which is necessary to form the curriculum, the faculty has no budget, no tenure, and if you have a general grasp of some 9/11 issues, you can hang a shingle on your door claiming that you are a professor in the university, and the genuine faculty members are stuck with you until your shaky hypothesis is thoroughly shredded by a colleague who just can’t take it anymore.

However, some of the… Continue reading

Top Democrats demand Attorney General explain remarks about pre-9/11 phone call

Muriel Kane
April 3, 2008

A letter has been sent by leaders of the House Judiciary Committee to Attorney
General Michael Mukasey, demanding that he explain a recent public statement
that federal authorities failed to intercept a call from suspected terrorists
in Afghanistan prior to the 9/11 attacks, when doing so could have prevented
the attacks from taking place.

Mukasey blamed that failure on a lack of the sort of warrantless wiretapping
authority that the administration has now called on Congress to provide. However,
there has never been any previous mention of such a call, and the Judiciary
Committee letter — signed by Chairman John Conyers and two subcommittee chairs
— points out that the law that existed at the time would have allowed the call
to be intercepted immediately, with permission granted retroactively by the
FISA court.

That letter has been noted by blogs, such as Talking Points Memo, but does
not appear to have gained any attention from the mainstream media.

Blogger Glenn Greenwald, who has covered the Mukasey incident extensively,
originally believed that “he just made this up out of whole cloth in order
to mislead Americans into supporting the administration’s efforts to eliminate
spying safeguards and basic constitutional liberties and to stifle the pending
surveillance lawsuits against telecoms.”

However, Greenwald has now received an email from the Department of Justice’s
Principal Deputy Director of Public Affairs, citing both a reference by a 2002
Congressional Joint Inquiry to an untraced call between one of the 9/11 hijackers… Continue reading