By Kevin Quirk
Online Journal Contributing Writer
Jul 21, 2008
A year ago, I announced in this forum the launching of my survey for a book
that would compile personal accounts of ordinary people active in the 9/11 truth
movement. Since then, I’ve been gathering dozens of revealing, often moving
stories from inside and outside the U.S., and I’ve begun to put a shape
to Voices for 9/11 Truth. Along the way, I’ve come to believe that what
we call the 9/11 truth movement is not really a movement per se. It’s
something else, something potentially more important, more meaningful, and maybe
even more impactful.
First, the obvious: we’re not exactly a homogenous group. Yes, there
is a shared commitment to prompt a thorough and impartial 9/11 investigation
and unravel the sinister mess behind the crime and cover-up, but we’re
not linked by bloodlines, gender, age, economic status, or any other common
entity. We’re no clearly defined, pre-established group seeking a platform
to gain rights or power — and anyway, we’d be hard pressed to put together
a thousand members for a rally, let alone hundreds of thousands. In fact, what
I’ve been most struck by in fielding these personal accounts and interacting
with the gutsy people behind them is the wide diversity of those who believe
that 9/11 was orchestrated from within our government.
That diversity should strengthen the sense of real community among 9/11 truthers
while further dispelling the government and corporate media’s ridiculous
attempts to marginalize and… Continue reading
Last night 911Truth.org hosted a conference call with Rep. Dennis Kucinich. If you missed it, or would like to listen again and forward to friends,
In addition, NoLiesRadio.org will rebroadcast this conversation at 11am Pacific Saturday. Following are the questions we asked him, as well as the full transcript, with a few links and very brief commentary, which we’re posting for convenience and further study.
We are grateful to Rep. Kucinich for his time with us, especially on the day he introduced a powerful Article of Impeachment against George Bush; to Allan Rees of NoLiesRadio.org for recording the call and making available; to Paul Deslauriers for organizing the call; and we’re grateful to all of you for listening, for submitting questions, and for your ongoing commitment to reclaiming our government!
At this time we most strongly encourage you to get on the phone, right now! Call every member of the House Judiciary Committee, over and over, to demand hearings on impeachment and a vote out of Committee and onto the full House Floor immediately. If your own Representative is a member of the Committee, double your efforts there. If s/he’s not a member, call anyway, and insist that they support this critical effort, cosponsor the bill, and work aggressively to push the Committee to move on this right away. Full committee member contact information is available at http://judiciary.house.gov/about/members.html , and a call to the main Committee number can be made to 202-225-3951, or email sent via… Continue reading
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
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
Here is the letter signed by Senator John McCain stating that he does not have time to meet with Blair Gadsby (Hungry4Truth.com).
Members of the 9/11 Truth Movement, this is our “Call-to-Action”. It is time for each of us to organize our materials and schedule time with McCain’s Staff. David Ray Griffin, Richard Gage, Steven Jones, Kevin Ryan, Robert Balsamo and many others have been our courageous technical leaders. So many others have been diligently researching historical documents like Paul Thompson, Michael Ruppert, Nafeez Ahmed, Michel Chossudovshy, Jim Marrs, Webster Tarpley and many others. Courageous public officials have challenged the status quo and are calling for a new independent investigation including Senator Karen S. Johnson, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Mike Gravel, Robert Wexler, Yukihisa Fugita, Cynthia McKinney, Max Cleland and many others. Whistleblowers can now be “set free” to contact John McCain directly. Countless others in the Movement are also encouraged to contact John McCain’s Staff. You all get the point. There are thousands and thousands of us with tangible proof that the 9/11 Commission Report is seriously flawed, that the NIST reports are faulty in theories and the Popular Mechanics explanations are despicably misdirecting.
Blair Gadsby has laid… Continue reading
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
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
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
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
by Richard Ruelas
The Arizona Republic
Jun. 9, 2008
Blair Gadsby, the 45-year-old former owner of an adult-care home and an adjunct
professor of religious studies at a community college, never figured he would
be the type of person to stage a hunger strike outside the Phoenix office of
U.S. Sen. John McCain.
But about a year ago, Gadsby convinced himself that the U.S. government, not
terrorists, demolished the World Trade Center buildings in New York on Sept.
11, 2001. And that belief has turned him into a fasting activist.
“I’ve never been politically active until the 9/11 subject came up,”
he said, sitting on a fabric folding chair last week along 16th Street, outside
the complex that houses McCain’s Phoenix office.
Gadsby’s vigil on the sidewalk goes from sunrise to sunset. He holds up a
sign that features a Canadian tabloid’s front-page photo of a jet hitting one
of the towers. Underneath is his count of the days he has been fasting. Today,
it will be Day 15.
He has dropped 15 pounds. He feels weak by the end of the day. He has had eggs
thrown at him by taunting motorists. His wife is not happy with him. He worries
whether he’ll lose his teaching job.
Still, once he locked in on the idea that the government planned the murder
of thousands of its citizens, it became his overriding priority. He wondered
why it wasn’t getting more attention, so he got the idea to sacrifice himself
for some… Continue reading
Day 14: Blair was once again visited by many citizens from the Phoenix area. He
remains in good sprite and health. I would like to take this opportunity to urge
you to take 10 minutes out of Monday morning or afternoon and call one or two
of John McCains offices and ask Mr. McCain to sit down with Richard Gage as soon
as possible. This request has been made officially to McCain’s Arizona staff and
could possibly be fulfilled with your help.
241 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
5353 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
4703 South Lakeshore Drive
Tempe, AZ 85282
407 West Congress Street
Tucson, AZ 85701
Did anyone see the Plane (fly overhead with banner)?
Today is Day 13 of Blair’s fast. It was 101 degrees in Phoenix today, and I can
assure everyone that it was hot!! Blair is doing very well. He has lost 17 pounds
total but still insists he’s fine. As he says, he’s not running any races, but
he’s still walking and conversing with all who come to see him. We had a lively
discussion on theology for about an hour while I was there. Blair is as sharp
as a tack and eager to debate!
Today a couple who live in San Diego drove to Phoenix on their way to the Grand
Canyon and stopped to say hi to Blair. We all thought that was pretty nice of
them. Members of the local 9/11 Truth group came and went all day long.
It’s gratifying to see all the support that Blair is getting.
The media continues to follow Blair. A TV station came by this morning and
filmed for about 15 minutes. He has radio interviews scheduled for Monday morning
and evening. Also, yesterday a plane flew overhead with a banner reading “Google
Hunger strike for truth.” Check for that on Hungry4Truth.com.
Please continue to keep Blair in your thoughts. He is very appreciative of
everyone and expresses his thanks for all of your supportive email messages
and good wishes.
David Ray Griffin
professor, author, and lead researcher of the 9/11 cover-up
Come hear what the media won’t tell you
in a lecture chaired by
Canadian economist and head of the Centre for Research on Globalization
Saturday, 21 June 2008
(New Location for Event)
1212 rue Panet,rm.:100
5 min. walk from Beaudry metro
Tickets: $10 in advance at www.mtl911truth.org
(paypal option will be up and active in a few days)
-check or money order payable to
4360 de Chateaubriand
or $15 at the door (Includes a free 9/11 dvd)
n.b. to all. Please clearly provide us your full name so we
can correctly identify people at the door confirming their payment. Also, please
provide your email address and an email will be sent confirming receipt of your
Profits will go to our March on Ottawa project
Please join us and sign our petition at:
This year we demand the truth!
Blair Gadsby went to the doctor on this day of his hunger strike for 911 Truth.
11 days with out food and the doctor gave him a clean bill of health! Blair
is committed to seeing this thing through and will not compromise his request
of two hours of McCains time. Good weather permitting a plane is scheduled to
toe a 35 foot banner on friday between 5pm and 7pm, a rally of the movement
here in Phoenix has been set for that time in front of McCain’s office. The
banner will read “Google Hunger Strike for 911 Truth” the plane will
be over McCains office around 5pm for 15 to 20 minutes and then fly all over
the valley. With the plane in the air now would be a good time to call local
Radio and TV stations! Are you as hungry as we are?
Hungry for Truth — Day 10
The good news is just that, NEWS Coverage! Seeing a hard copy of the paper
this morning gave Blair a big boost of energy. KTVK Channel 3 sent out a camera
man this morning and interviewed Blair. Shortly after noon two McCain Staff
Members came out to the curb and offered to sit down with Blair, Gage and Jones
and allow them to present our side of the story to McCain’s staff, Blair stood
his ground and once again stated that he must have a two hour sit down with
McCain and allow media to be present.
Day 9 of Blair Gadsby’s Hunger Strike for 9/11 Truth brought two radio interviews
and a phone interview from The Arizona Republic. Blair responded to
Senator McCain’s letter and Senator Karen Johnson issued her own written request
to Sen. McCain urging him to meet with Blair, and both Blair and Senator Johnson
were interviewed by Jack Blood on GCN radio network. It seems as though Blair
has cracked the veil of silence from the MSM as his 9/11 concerns will be stated
in a nArizona Republic newspaper article. Your constant calls, email and faxes
to the MSM are working (please see Media Alert below, to take action right now).
Now is not the time to slow down or scale back our efforts. Your actions are
empowering Blair and he feels it’s because of your efforts that this hunger
strike is receiving so much attention. It’s time to push back. Could the summer
of truth bring a crashing blow to the biggest cover-up of our time? -Tim King
See also: Article in Arizona Republic, Phoenix’s main corporate newspaper, available here.
Media Alert — Call to Action.
Your Phone Calls and email are working! Hunger Strike activist Blair Gadsby
has finally broke in to the main stream media. Tuesday evening Blair was interview
by the Arizona Republic for an article that should come out Wednesday morning.
Rumor has it that the NBC affiliate in Phoenix reported on Karen Johnson’s request
to senator McCain’s office on the 10 o’clock news… Continue reading
Day 8 of Blair Gadsby’s hunger strike for 9/11 Truth was met with opposition
and a written response from the office of U.S. Senator John McCain. Blair was
approached by the property manager at McCain’s office and a Phoenix police officer
and was told to remove his signs, stating that he was on private property. Numerous
signs and banners have been surrounding Blair during his hunger strike to add
to the visual affect. Wanting to comply with the law we had no choice but to
remove the signs and now he has only what he can physically hold. Later in the
day Blair made yet another visit inside the office to hand deliver a request
to meet with Senator McCain. At this moment Blair was handed a written response
to his request that stated the Senator’s schedule would not permit him to meet
with Blair at this time. (McCain’s response is below.) Notice the date on the
letter–May 30th!! They let Blair sit outside, in 100 plus degree weather, on
a hunger strike while that letter sat on someone’s desk inside the office all
Blair is preparing a response to deliver to the office of John McCain.
Stay tuned for an interview with Blair on GCN’s Dead Line Live with Jack Blood
today or Wednesday.
Thanks to everyone supporting this action and sending Blair their thoughts
and well wishes. -Tim King
This week Visibility 9-11 welcomes Blair Gadsby who is now in day 8 of his Hungry
for Truth… Continue reading
AZ Senator Karen Johnson: “Blair has a lot of courage and I’m hoping that what he does here will be very effective and that it will bring the attention to Senator McCain that is needed, so that he will take another look at this and really understand that there are a lot more questions than answers out there. and that The folks that lost their loved ones in this horrible tragedy deserve to have answers. That’s what we need to do, is find these answers for them.”
Hungry for Truth – Day 7
Braving temperatures reaching 104 degrees and denying himself food, one man’s epic struggle to find the truth about 9/11 has resulted in a outpouring of support across the United States and around the world. Blair Gadsby has completed day 7 of his first ever Hunger Strike for 9/11 truth. In seven days Gadsby has been interviewed six times by the alternative media while being largely ignored by the MSM. No surprise there. On day seven a large rally was held to cheer Blair on as he enters week two. Fifty plus people showed up at various times throughout the evening to give Blair their support. During an internet radio interview conducted by Cosmos of truthaction.org, Blair received a call from Sydney, Australia. This proves that news of Blair’s hunger strike is circling the globe and hopefully his efforts will inspire others to stand up and demand a new investigation. Blair also received well wishes and a… Continue reading
David Ray Griffin
June 1, 2008
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
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: email@example.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