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Dear 9/11 Truth Advocates,

As 2009 arrives, 911Truth.org wishes you all the best, and extends our gratitude to each of you for your persistent courage and dedication to hard truths!

For nearly five years, 911Truth.org has served as your portal to reliable information about 9/11, its precedents and consequences, as an umbrella for hundreds of local truth activism groups, as a catalyst for national campaigns and new 9/11 truth special interest groups, and so much more. We are at a very critical juncture right now, as monthly donation pledges total about $500. We need to raise $15,000 for this first quarter of 2009 if we are to continue to provide these valuable services.

Please take a moment right now to help.

As we enter a new year, with a new administration coming into office, we are excited to continue this important work with some new opportunities–though admittedly, significant challenges remaining–in front of us!

Having witnessed the international reaction to the election of Barack Obama, we believe that a new dawn in political responsibility may be approaching. We therefore encourage the 9/11 community to take an optimistic, and persistent, educational approach to the new administration, one which will speak truth to power in a new relationship based on positive expectations of honesty and good faith. The approach we envisage continues to be based on the expectation that individuals within the United States Government and its citizens, once educated about 9/11, will recognize that only strength and respect would flow from… Continue reading

KBR Knowingly Exposed Iraq Troops to Toxins?

January 8, 2008

This just in from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, IAVA:

This week reports surfaced that KBR, a military-contracting firm, may have
knowingly exposed troops to dangerous toxins in Iraq. Today, I am asking you
to take a stand with IAVA, and call for accountability.

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In April of 2003, members of the Indiana National Guard were protecting KBR
employees at a power plant in Southern Iraq. After their service, some of these
troops exhibited signs of cancer, tumors and rashes, and new reports indicate
that these injuries may be the result of exposure to toxins present at the site.

Incredibly, CBS News has uncovered evidence that KBR may have known
about the risks months before it took any action to inform those soldiers.

So far KBR has denied any wrongdoing, despite the evidence. Sign our petition
and tell KBR to come clean.

At least one Indiana Guardsman has died from lung cancer already. Others are
sick. In fact, records from the CBS investigation show that 60 percent of the
soldiers exposed "exhibit symptoms of exposure."

So please add your name to the petition.

We need your support to ensure that KBR works hand-in-hand with both Congress
and the military to find out exactly what needs to be done to protect our veterans.

We’ll be working in Washington, D.C. to ensure that Congress addresses this
issue head-on with a full investigation, and outreach to the veterans who may
have been affected by this and similar cases.

Help… Continue reading

Ten Crucial Questions Congress Should Ask Shinseki

At 10am EST tomorrow morning, General Eric Shinseki, President-elect Obama’s choice for VA Secretary, will try to convince Congress he’s the right person for the job.

In advance of the hearing, IAVA released ten crucial questions that Congress needs to ask the nominee. And I’m going to be live-blogging about the hearing straight from DC, watching to see what issues are addressed.

Click here to follow along with my commentary in real time.

If he’s confirmed, General Shinseki will be facing an urgent and critical fight to improve support for our nation’s veterans. As a wounded and decorated combat veteran, and the first Asian-American in US history to be a four-star general, he has the potential to lead the second-largest bureaucracy in the US government into the 21st century.

However, the challenges facing today’s veterans are radically different than the issues faced by previous generations. General Shinseki must demonstrate knowledge on issues ranging from implementation of the new GI Bill to providing the best health care possible for our newest generation of heroes.

All of this makes Wednesday morning’s hearing one of the most important events for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in a long time. As an Iraq veteran who was wounded in combat, I’m looking forward to watching the process unfold.

Click here for our top ten questions for General Shinseki and live commentary during the hearing.

Thank you for standing with us.

Sincerely,

Todd Bowers
Iraq Veteran
Director of Government Affairs
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

Center for Constitutional Rights Call to Action

January 13, 2008
Center for Constitutional Rights

The inauguration is almost upon us, and I am writing you with two important related matters. The first is a call to action to phone your senators with questions for Eric Holder’s hearing on his nomination to be the next Attorney General. The second is to send you a link to a report we released yesterday on the simple steps to closing Guantánamo.

While President-Elect Obama has said he will close the base,he has yet to say how or when, which are the most important questions. We are all excited at the chance for a new beginning: it is up to us to make it one we can be proud of. Please call your senators, and please download and distribute our report so we can end this terrible chapter in our history.

I. This Thursday, January 15th, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to decide whether nominee Eric Holder should be confirmed as the new Attorney General. While Holder’s public statements suggest he would be a marked improvement over Alberto Gonzales and Michael Mukasey, it is critical that the American public be certain that our nation’s chief lawyer has an unwavering commitment to upholding the rule of law.

Senate Judiciary Committee members have a serious responsibility to put an end to subverting law to politics – and to ensure that President-Elect Obama appoints an Attorney General who will help him restore, protect and expand our human rights. And it is… Continue reading

Dennis Kucinich Explains His ‘NO’ vote against endorsing Israel’s violent campaign in Gaza — (and a petition to sign)

by Reprehensor
911blogger.com

Yesterday, (1.12.2008), Rep. Kucinich explained why he voted against a resolution endorsing Israel’s over-the-top aggression in Gaza. Also, please take a moment to sign this petition at AVAAZ.org:

GAZA: STOP THE BLOODSHED

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Image of Palestinian Funeral Editor’s Note:
Every second there is a bomb
Adham Khalil writing from Jabaliya refugee camp, the occupied Gaza Strip, Live from Palestine, 13 January 2009 … We are living under complete siege with daily killings and our houses destroyed. Hamas and other Palestinian factions are trying to defend Palestinians from the continuing massacres, invasions and air strikes. The Israeli occupation and actions in Gaza are terrorist actions, as are many of their actions and policies dating back to their ethnic cleansing campaign in 1948.But I think this, right now, is the worst catastrophe I will see in my life.I don’t have any guns or weapons. I struggle by simply telling the truth. Many people have asked me if there is a way to send money or food. But what we really need is our freedom and an end to the fire.

Don’t keep silent about the Israeli massacres and Holocaust against Palestinians. The demand for an end to this siege must be louder than the bombs that rain down upon us.

Adham Khalil is a resident of Jabaliya refugee camp and a youth leader at the al-Assria Children’s Library. His blog, Free Free Palestine , is at http://nagyelali.blogspot.com . (Reprinted from Electronic Intifada )… Continue reading

Action Alert – Kucinich Introduces Legislation re. Gaza Humanitarian Crisis, 8 Cosponsors

From US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

Action Alert re. Kucinich’s Bill, HR66
January 12th, 2009

Last Friday, the House of Representatives voted 390 yes, 5 no, and 22 present to pass H.Res.34, “recognizing Israel’s right to defend itself” and “reaffirming the United States strong support for Israel.” To see if your Representative cosponsored this resolution, click here.To see how your Representative voted, click here. Last Thursday, the Senate voted on a similarly worded resolution, S.Res.10, which passed by unanimous consent.To see if your Senator cosponsored the resolution, click here.

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation opposed these resolutions because they failed to call for an immediate ceasefire and unimpeded humanitarian access to the occupied Gaza Strip as required under the terms of UN Security Council Resolution 1860. The resolutions also blamed the victims–the Palestinians–for the civilian casualties and humanitarian catastrophe Israel is inflicting upon them and absolved Israel of any responsibility for its actions.

Thankfully these resolutions will not be the final words of Congress on the issue. Yesterday, Rep. Dennis Kucinich introduced a resolution calling for “an immediate and unconditional ceasefire” and “unrestricted humanitarian access” to the occupied Gaza Strip. The US Campaign is supporting this resolution, which can be downloaded by clicking here.

National Call-In Day for Gaza!
Today – January 16, 2009

We designate Friday, January 16th as National Call-In Day for Gaza. Calling is quick, easy, and effective, and will take about 5-10 minutes. We need… Continue reading

6th Anniversary March on the Pentagon

From Iraq to Afghanistan to Palestine, Occupation is a Crime
Jobs & Education – Not Wars & Occupation

Saturday, March 21, 2009 – Gather at 12 noon at 23rd St. & Constitution Ave. NW in Washington, D.C.!

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Various coalitions, organizations, and networks are joining together in a March
21 National Coalition to bring people from all walks of life and from all cities
across the United States to take part in a March on the Pentagon on the sixth
anniversary of the Iraq war: Saturday, March 21.

More than 1,000 organizations and individuals have now endorsed the March 21,
2009, March on the Pentagon to say “Bring the Troops Home NOW!”
on the sixth anniversary of the criminal invasion of Iraq.

The thousands who march will demand “From Iraq to Afghanistan to Palestine,
Occupation is a Crime” and “We Need Jobs and Education, Not Wars
and Occupation.” They will insist on an end to the war threats and economic
sanctions against Iran. They will say no to the illegal U.S. program of detention
and torture.

Members of the March 21 National Coalition and supporters of the March on the
Pentagon include:
– ANSWER Coalition (http://www.answercoalition.org/)
– Muslim American Society Freedom
– National Council of Arab Americans
– National Assembly to End the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and Occupations (http://www.natassembly.org/)
– Veterans For Peace-National
– United States Labor Against the War (USLAW)
– Ramsey Clark
– Cindy Sheehan
– The World Can’t Wait
– Code Pink
– Middle East Children’s Alliance… Continue reading

Immediate Action Alert: Help 9/11 First Responders Get Needed Help

Action needed:

Please contact your Representative immediately – Please note that this action has an associated deadline of Noon EST on Wednesday .

Please also help by forwarding this action alert everywhere, quickly.

Reps. Maloney, Nadler, King, and McMahon will likely introduce the “9/11 Health and Compensation Act” tomorrow afternoon. Below is a letter circulated by Rep. Maloney today in her effort to get other members of the House to co-sponsor this bill. This bill was introduced as HR 7174 in the last session of Congress, often referred to as “the Zadroga bill” after James Zadroga, a first responder who died as a result of his service.)

Please call your Representative, and tell them that you support this bill and want him/her to co-sponsor. If they are not familiar with the bill, or the need for it, Rep. Maloney has valuable information available at her website, http://maloney.house.gov .

You can find contact info for your Representative here . We encourage you to leave a message at their DC and local office tonight, send an email now, and follow up with a call to their offices in the morning, in order to get a response.

If it would be helpful, you might wish to mention to your Rep that President Obama has said he backs this bill .

MORE INFORMATION:

Today Rep. Maloney sent this letter to all the Representatives asking for cosponsorship:

February 3, 2009

Remember the Heroes of 9/11 Be an original cosponsor of the 9/11 Health and Compensation… Continue reading

Religious Leaders for 911 Truth Formed

Introductory text at Religious Leaders for 911 Truth:

The religions of the world share universal values of love, truth, and justice,
and believe in helping those who are oppressed or otherwise in need. Many religious
persons try to engage in activities to make the world a better place, and they
trust in a Higher Power to assist them.

When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that
we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved
ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition
to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged
morally unacceptable practices—recently, for example, in the civil rights
and anti-apartheid movements.

A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between
the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of
extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional
expertise.

“Independent” here means independent from the U.S. administration
that was in power at the time of the 9/11 attacks. The official reports about
9/11 were not independent in this sense. The 9/11 Commission was run by its
executive director, Philip Zelikow, who was closely associated with the Bush
administration. The official reports on the World Trade Center were produced
by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which, as an agency of
the U.S. Commerce Department, was run by people employed by the Bush administration.

The independent research, which has led… Continue reading

Tonight–Richard Gage Presentation in Denver

Richard Gage, AIA
founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth
will speak on Friday, February 13, 2009, 7pm
at the Tattered Cover Bookstore (LoDo),
1628 16th Street at Wynkoop, Denver
$10 suggested donation
9/11 Blueprint for Truth:
The Architecture of Destruction

A multimedia presentation suitable for professionals and laymen alike.
Please alert your friends and relatives who are architects, engineers, and construction
professionals.
A special welcome to attendees of the American Citizens’ Summit at the nearby
Denver Sheraton downtown sponsored by the Transpartisan Alliance.

To view/download/print a full-color flyer/poster for this event in .pdf format,
click here: Flyer

Image of Richard GageRichard Gage, AIA Founder, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth

Come and hear Richard Gage, AIA, give his outstanding multimedia presentation on the collapse of the World Trade Center towers. You’ll see an abundance of
photographs and video evidence showing that the way in which the towers collapsed is inconsistent with a plane-impact-and-fire scenario and that the collapses in fact exhibited all the characteristics of destruction by explosives. You’ll learn about molten metal in the rubble pile, molten metal flowing from the windows before collapse, the unmistakable chemical signature of a demolition incendiary “thermite” left behind in the debris, and more. Bring your skeptical friends who want solid, documented evidence and disciplined thinking. We need our best critical thinkers to examine this evidence. Richard has put his professional reputation on the line, and over 560 architecture and engineering professionals stand in solidarity with him at AE911truth.org. His credentials are impeccable… Continue reading

Friday – Don Paul – ‘The World is Turning’ Book Tour at UCDavis

Author and activist Don Paul’s new book The World Is Turning has been
released, and he has been on a Northern California book tour February 15 to 21,
2009. On DAY 5 of his tour – Friday evening, February 20 – he
will be giving a presentation at the University of California, Davis.

“What does the attack of 9/11/01 have to do with the 2008 Wall Street
bailout? If anyone can help us to understand these events, it’s Don Paul.”
– Jim Hoffman, creator of 911research.wtc7.net

Event: A two-part presentation and discussion: (1) Truths
about 9/11 Remain the Key and (2) Working to Make “Change” Good in
2009.

Date, time, location: Friday, February 20, 7 pm (free admission)
at 100 Hunt Hall, University of California – Davis

Sponsored by Davis 9/11 Truth, Davis Campus Greens, Sacramento
9/11 Truth, Sacramento Area Peace Action, and Gold Country Veterans for Peace
– Chapter 122

Summary: A review of evidence from the crimes of 9/11/01
that implicates many of the principals who have benefited from 2008-2009′s trillions-dollar-bail-out
of banks and other bettor/debtor Corporations, using selections from the 2005
DVD “9/11 Guilt” and Chief Prosecutor Don Paul’s 2007 ‘Record of Findings,
… from the San Diego Citizen’s Grand Jury on the Crimes of September 11, 2001
in New York City’; followed by review of successes by growers and consumers
of organic food, opponents of pesticides, proponents of wind and solar power,
and U.S. Presidents who have resisted and/or defeated privately owned central
Banks such… Continue reading

Friday in LA: ‘Truth Rising’ Fundraiser for FealGood Foundation

We Are Change LA Presents

A SPECIAL SCREENING of

TRUTH RISING

Friday, February 20th – 7:30 PM
HOLLYWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
6817 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood 90028

The 9-11 First Responders did not hesitate when they rushed
to Ground Zero. Then they were lied to about the quality of the air. The millions
of dollars allocated for them by our government was instead used to pay for
lawyers to fight them in court.

Today they are still suffering and dying of debilitating illnesses by the tens
of thousands, and their plight for survival is being ignored.
Strap in and get ready to ride along, as criminal overlords David Rockefeller,
Alan Greenspan, Hillary Clinton and others are confronted about their lies and
manipulations. See powerful interviews with Jesse Ventura, Rosie O’Donnell,
the late George Carlin and Martin Sheen. This film is unlike anything you have
ever seen!

Come early and hang out with a crew of awesome folks!

Suggested Donation $8

(50% proceeds go to The Feal Good Foundation for 911 First Responders)

Seating is limited. Arrive early! refreshments and desserts will be served

www.WACLA.org

Video: Florida Statewide 9/11 Truth Groups’ Street Action 2-21-09

 

U.S. Out of Iraq & Afghanistan!

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Stop US Occupations & Torture for Empire!
No Wars on Iran, Pakistan, Gaza!
The world can’t wait!

Come OUT to the first national protest of the wars under President Obama

THURSDAY March 19
leave work & school to PROTEST the 6th anniversary
of the Iraq War.

SATURDAY March 21 at the Pentagon.

Barack Obama says he will:

* leave 80,000 troops, thousands of private contractors, and 17 permanent
bases in Iraq;
* send 30,000 more troops into Afghanistan , leading to more killings of civilians;
* keep sending robot drones over Pakistan, killing more civilians;
* deploy nuclear carriers with enough firepower to annihilate any country in
the Mideast;
* support the Israeli siege on Gaza;
* keep in place the “secret rendition” program which Bush used to
torture detainees;
* keep the government spying on citizens and continue Bush’s “state
secrets” justification;
* increase the U.S. military by 92,000 troops, sending more to die for empire;
* refuse to investigate & prosecute the war and torture crimes of the Bush
regime.

The election of the first black president is effectively re-branding preemptive
and illegal wars of aggression to make us feel good about them, enlisting us
to “serve and sacrifice” for horrors we have no good reason to support.

The U.S. war on Afghanistan is an unjust war of aggression–the supreme
war crime
, waged not to bring democracy and liberation to the Afghan
people, but to control Afghanistan with the goal of permanent domination of
the Middle East.… Continue reading

Support Bush Truth Commission

From Senator Leahy’s BushTruthCommission.com:

Support a Truth & Reconciliation Commission

32,823 signatures so far (2/24/09) … keep it going!

I have proposed the idea of a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate
abuses during the Bush-Cheney Administration — so they never happen again.
These abuses may include the use of torture, warrantless wiretapping, extraordinary
rendition, and executive override of laws.

Please sign this online petition, urging Congress to consider establishing
a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate the Bush-Cheney Administration’s
abuses.

Thank you,

Patrick Leahy
U.S. Senator

Watch my February 8 remarks at Georgetown University:

Full Petition Text:

I hereby join Senator Patrick Leahy’s call for the establishment of a truth
and reconciliation commission, to investigate the Bush-Cheney Administration’s
constitutional abuses so we make sure they never happen again. These abuses
may include the use of torture, warrantless wiretapping, extraordinary rendition,
and executive override of laws.

A truth and reconciliation commission should be tasked with seeking answers
so that we can develop a shared understanding of the failures of the recent
past. Rather than vengeance, we need a fair-minded pursuit of what actually
happened. The best way to move forward is getting to the truth and finding out
what happened — so we can make sure it does not happen again.

Signed by:
[Your name]

What’s At Stake?
Support a Truth & Reconciliation Commission

We have just emerged from a time when White House officials often acted as
if they were above the law. That was wrong and must be fully exposed so it never
happens again.…

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Demand Special Prosecutor for BushCo Torture Crimes

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A Citizen’s Petition to Attorney General-Designate Eric Holder asking him to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate and prosecute any and all government officials who have participated in War Crimes.

You can read and/or sign the Petition for a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Bush War Crimes here, or by clicking on the Badge here.

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Statement on Prosecution of Former High Officials

We urge Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a non-partisan independent Special Counsel to immediately commence a prosecutorial investigation into the most serious alleged crimes of former President George W. Bush, former Vice President Richard B. Cheney, the attorneys formerly employed by the Department of Justice whose memos sought to justify torture, and other former top officials of the Bush Administration.

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UPDATE 2/27/09 6pm: In response to the many email questions we’ve received asking why we have not endorsed this call for a Special Prosecutor: On 2/24, when this statement/petition was posted at AfterDowningStreet.org, 911truth.org immediately signed on as an endorsing organization via the signup at that site. As of now, our name does not appear on that list. Nonetheless, we did submit endorsement. We are not, yet, encouraging 9/11 truth advocates to politely contact David Swanson asking him why he would permanently post a video statement from Willie Rodriguez on the front page of his site, yet continue to ignore/ban the burgeoning 9/11 truth movement from being heard as the powerful voice we are, in calling for truth and accountability. We believe that Mr. Swanson is acting in good faith, all in all, and will post our endorsement with the others on the list shortly.

Our laws, and treaties that under Article VI of our Constitution are the supreme law of the land, require the prosecution of crimes that strong evidence suggests these individuals have committed. Both the former president and the former vice president have confessed to authorizing a torture procedure that is illegal under our law and treaty obligations.…

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Indict Bush and Impeach Obama–Get in the Streets March 19 & 21

Liberal Leaders Betray Antiwar Cause To Serve Dems and Obama — Again

by John Walsh
February 25th, 2009
Dissident Voice

In the Wall Street Journal of January 24, the loathsome McCarthyite neocon David Horowitz gazed approvingly on the inauguration of Barack Obama. To Horowitz it meant the removal of an obstacle to war. Thus he wrote:

Consider: When President Obama commits this nation to war against the Islamic terrorists, as he already has in Afghanistan, he will take millions of previously alienated and disaffected Americans with him, and they will support our troops in a way that most of his party has refused to support them until now. When another liberal, Bill Clinton went to war from the air, there was no anti-war movement in the streets or in his party’s ranks to oppose him. That is an encouraging fact for us . . .

Horowitz is now locked in fast embrace with Katrina Vanden Heuvel, editor in chief of The Nation and Leslie Cagan and her cohorts at United For Peace and Justice (UFPJ). Vanden Heuvel’s most recent piece in The Nation runs under a title in the form of a query, “Obama’s War?” Whose war does she think it is anyway? Even the mainstream media calls it Obama’s war — sans question mark. Her piece ran shortly after Obama ordered 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan and almost a month after both Afghan and Pakistani civilians were first bombed at Obama’s orders. She concludes her piece, after citing the deployment of additional troops, “Up to this point the Afghan war belonged to George W.…

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