From the ACLU
August 30, 2009
ACLU Safe and free – Restore our Constitutional Rights
ACLU Obtains Detailed Official Record Of CIA Torture Program
The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) documents describe enhanced interrogation techniques used as late as 2007.
We need a full and thorough investigation.
Attorney General Eric Holder appointed an independent prosecutor to investigate torture. However, the very limited scope is nowhere near as thorough and broad as the investigation America really needs.
The recent release of the long-secret CIA Inspector General’s report, detailing horrific prisoner abuse, only reinforces the need for a full and thorough, independent investigation of the Bush torture program.
We need to make it clear that, while we’re pleased the Attorney General has launched an independent investigation, the limits he has set don’t meet the demands of justice. Urge Attorney General Holder to conduct a thorough examination of the Bush torture program.
Debates at Lolita Bar: “Should NY Reopen the 9/11 Investigation?”
Wednesday, September 2, at 8pm, with:
Sander Hicks, author of The Big Wedding, arguing yes.
Saul Devitt, computer programmer and skeptic, arguing no.
(And the group NYC CAN is fighting in court, meanwhile, over whether to make it a ballot initiative question, making the topic timely again.)
Hosted by Todd Seavey and moderated by Michel Evanchik.
Free admission, cash bar. Basement level of Lolita Bar at 266 Broome St. (New York City) at the corner of Allen St. on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, one block south
and three west of the Delancey St. F, J, M, Z subway stop.
This is, in effect, our second of three debates on "conspiracy"-related
topics — bring all the skeptics, watchdogs, truth-seekers, or debunkers you
know. And the audience gets to vote on the question at the end.
Street Action: Council on Foreign Relations – 58 East 68th Street – 4:30pm
March to surprise locations, then end at Columbus Circle – Broadway and 59th
street – 6:30pm by CNN headquarters
Event: Broadway and Walker Street
Learning Seminars – 7:30pm -10pm
Street Action: 8am – Noon, Church Street and Vesey
Street – peaceful vigil for the lost at Ground Zero during memorial services.
Then march to Building 7, Broadway, NYSE, NY Federal Reserve City Hall, Police
Plaza and then Building 7 again for a peaceful candlelight vigil with the calling
of names of all the late 9/11 1st responder heroes.
Event: 5pm- 21st Street and 6th ave
Memorial Vigil and speak out with many speakers.
Afterparty details with http://polygraphradio.net/coming
meetup rsvp: http://www.meetup.com/wearechange/calendar/11209344/
Street Action: Ground Zero – Noon
to 4pm – Vesey Street by Building 7
Event: 12th Street to 3rd Avenue – 5pm eastern
Meetup RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/wearechange/calendar/11209355/
This is the biggest event of the conference, with Willie Rodriquez delivering
a keynote speech and showing a special sneak peak of his new movie, as well
as a musical performance by award-winning… Continue reading
NYC CAN Breaking News Bulletin – FORWARD WIDELY September 10, 2009
City of New York Concedes 9/11 Coalition Has 30,000 Valid Signatures To Put Referendum For 9/11 Investigation on November Ballot
New York — In a last minute decision, lawyers for the City of New York have conceded that the New York City Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN), a group comprising 9/11 family members, first responders and survivors, indeed did submit over 30,000 valid signatures to put the referendum for a new 9/11 investigation before the voters of New York City this November.
In an earlier letter from the City Clerk dated July 24, 2009, the City had claimed only 26,003 signatures were valid, 3,997 short of the requisite 30,000. The City’s concession that over 30,000 of the 52,000 signatures submitted were in fact valid paves the way for lawyers from both sides to argue the legality of petition.
Asked whether he thought NYC CAN could overcome the City’s challenge to the legality of the petition, legal counsel to the petitioners, Dennis McMahon, said, “Absolutely. Although the City has an incredibly successful record of shooting down ballot initiatives, we will be arguing from a fresh perspective that reflects the unprecedented events of 9/11. We believe the courts will see how critical an issue this is, and be persuaded with our legal reasoning and point of view.” A final determination on the legality of the petition will be reached in time for the referendum to be included on the November… Continue reading
Upcoming Sydney Conference to Demonstrate the Three Building Collapses
on 9/11 Were a Controlled Demolition
Sydney, Australia, September 14, 2009 — Truth Action
Australia and 911oz.com will host an International Conference called “The
Hard Evidence” to critically examine the three building Collapses in New
York on September 11, 2001. The official explanation of these building collapse
1, 2 and 7 of the World Trade Center Complex have been attributed primarily
to fire damage causing a “global collapse”, which independent scientific
research has found an entirely insufficient explanation. A group of Architects
and Engineers, approaching one thousand members, is demanding a new investigation
of these building collapses based on hard physical evidence, witness testimony,
video evidence and strict structural analysis using the original blueprints.
The one day event will be comprised of two presentations and an expert panel
discussion, inviting members of the press and public to ask hard technical questions
of the relevant experts. The morning lecture will be from experienced Architect
Richard Gage AIA, representing “Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth”,
presenting “9/11: Blueprint for Truth — The Architecture of Destruction”.
The afternoon presentation will be from Professor Steven Jones Ph.D presenting
research based on his scientific team’s recent published findings asking
“What is Nanothermite a High-tech Explosive Material Doing in the Dust
from WTC Building Collapses on 9/11?” A late afternoon Panel discussion
will follow comprised of highly qualified experts including Paul Mason Structural
Engineer, Chemist Dr Frank Legge and Dr David Leifer a Senior Lecturer… Continue reading
New Organization Formed, 9/11/09
Welcome to JOMP911T
Thank you for your interest in discovering and reporting the truth. We are
a non-partisan organization whose goals are to inspire, organize and unite media
professionals to first uncover and then report on what really happened on September
11, 2001. These efforts, along with those of other professional organizations,
will ultimately lead to the convening of a real investigatory body where seeking
the truth will be the guiding principle, not political expediency.
The importance of the media as a prime mover is encapsulated in the quotes
We invite you to browse our website, read the materials, and, hopefully, sign
our petition of support for a new 9/11 investigation. With your time and effort
a new investigation will be increasingly likely. We sincerely appreciate your
Journalists and Other Media Professionals for 9/11 Truth (JOMP911T) is an
international organization of journalists and other media professionals who
have, unlike the mainstream (corporate) media, been reporting information that
challenges the official account of 9/11.
We seek an independent investigation, unfettered by political constraints,
which has full subpoena powers and examines all of the evidence relevant to
determining what happened on 9/11. To date, virtually all of the evidence that
conflicts with the official account has been ignored by the mass media.
Who We Are
We are a group of 5 diverse New England citizens. A number of common interests
drew us together and this website is the result.
We passionately… Continue reading
NYC CAN’s Historic
MARCH FOR ANSWERS
Sunday September 27 at 2pm
From Battery Park to City Hall
via Ground Zero, The City Clerk and The State Supreme Court
Bob McIlvaine – 9/11 Family Member
Manny Badillo – 9/11 Family Member
Daniel Sunjata – Star of “Rescue Me”
Other Speakers TBA
80,000 New Yorkers have signed the petition. As with every
other NYC ballot initiative, the City of New York is denying the will of its
people to vote on the issues it considers most important.
NYC CAN responded by filing suit, and on September 9 the City conceded NYC CAN
did in fact submit enough valid signatures to put the referendum before the
voters. Now NYC CAN is battling to prove the petition is legally valid. On September
28, the referee will report on the petition’s legality, and a final determination
will be made in the days that follow.
On the eve of the referee’s decision, let us take to the streets in the THOUSANDS
on behalf of the families, first responders and survivors of September 11th
and the 80,000 New Yorkers who signed the petition. As the climate ripens and
public opinion continues to swing in favor of a new investigation, this is our
opportunity to send a message like never before. If we stand together, we can
September 27. 2pm. Battery Park.
Please help promote this event. Post the flier on your website. If you have
a radio show please contact email@example.com… Continue reading
Video of Luke Rudkowski, WeAreChange:
Outraged by the police/military repression of protest at the G-20 in
Pittsburg? Sign this letter of outrage!
September 27, 2009
World Can’t Wait.org
Cindy Sheehan’s letter from Pittsburgh
WATCH video footage.
this letter of outrage, to be sent to federal and PA authorities. Deadline
CONTACT these officials:
Luke Ravenstahl: Mayor of Pittsburgh 412-255-2626
Nathan Harper: Chief of Police, Pittsburgh 412-323-7800
Ed Rendell: Governor of Pennsylvania 717 787-2500
People of conscience must stand together in outrage and not accept this repression
from the government on the people. We cannot allow these actions to go quietly
into the night and be forgotten.
We are seizing the opportunity to have our voices heard in unison, denouncing
the fascist direction of this country. It is with the utmost urgency and for
the sake of stopping the police state and reversing this course that WE WILL
NOT BE SILENT.
By signing this statement we pledge to do everything we can to call attention
to, and demand justice for those unjustly arrested and charged at the G-20 in
Pittsburgh. The world can’t wait!
Follow this link to sign the letter and find live email links: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1170/t/3716/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=2115.
See also WorldCantWait.org for ongoing coverage of this outrage.
BREAKING: 9/11 Families March on City Hall As City Seeks to Stop Fresh Probe of Attacks from Going on November Ballot;
NY Supreme Court Hearing 9:30AM Tuesday Will Determine Fate of Referendum
March For Answers 9/27/09
New York City — Yesterday, The New York City Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN), a group comprising 9/11 family members, first responders and survivors, led 300 New Yorkers from Battery Park to City Hall in protest of the City’s attempt to block the referendum for a fresh probe of the 9/11 attacks from going on the November ballot.
Today, the Court ordered litigants to present arguments before Judge Edward Lehner at a hearing scheduled for 9:30AM, Tuesday at the New York Supreme Court, Room 252, 60 Centre Street.
On Sunday, 9/11 family member Manny Badillo welcomed the crowd at Battery Park, “Today we are marching peaceably to let the world know that the City of NY is defying the will of the people to have one question on the ballot, the question to have a proper independent investigation to answer 100% of the questions raised by the 9/11 families.”
Mark Crispin Miller, author and professor of Media Studies at NYU spoke of the lack of accountability. He noted that after 9/11 “no heads rolled”; until recently when Obama adviser Van Jones was forced to resign because he [ Ed.: allegedly ] signed the “9/11 Truth Statement” in 2004.…Continue reading
Sydney, Australia, September 14, 2009 – Truth Action Australia and 911oz.com will host the international conference The Hard Evidence to critically examine the three building collapses in New York on September 11, 2001. The official explanation of these building collapses 1, 2 and 7 of the World Trade Center Complex have been attributed primarily to fire damage causing a “global collapse” which independent scientific research has found an entirely insufficient explanation. A group of architects and engineers, approaching one thousand members, is demanding a new investigation of these building collapses based on hard physical evidence, witness testimony, video evidence and strict structural analysis using the original blueprints.
The one day event will be comprised of two presentations and an expert panel discussion inviting members of the press and public to ask hard technical questions of the relevant experts. The morning lecture will be from experienced Architect Richard Gage AIA representing Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth presenting 9/11: Blueprint for Truth – The Architecture of Destruction. The afternoon presentation will be from Steven Jones Ph.D., presenting research based on his scientific team’s recent published findings asking What is Nanothermite, a high-tech explosive material, doing in the dust from WTC building collapses on 9/11? A late afternoon panel discussion… Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2009
Contact: Event information: Aaron Brown; Program content: Dwain Deets
Phone: Brown: 909-576-2800 Deets: 760-445-3242
Event Date: Wednesday, October 21, 12:00 p.m.
NASA Engineer to Speak on Destruction of WTC Buildings
Encinitas resident a leader among 900 architects and engineers
San Diego – On Wednesday, October 21, 2009, former NASA engineering executive Dwain Deets, will speak on behalf of more than 900 architects and engineers who cite evidence of explosive demolition at all three World Trade Center high-rises on 9/11 and are calling for a new, independent investigation into their destruction.
Mr. Deets’ multimedia presentation will begin at 12:00 p.m. at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, on the campus of University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110. The event will conclude at 3:00 p.m.
An engineer with NASA Dryden Flight Research Center for more than 37 years, Mr. Deets is a board member and the writing team leader for Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth). Comprised of more than 900 architects and engineers listed on their website at AE911Truth.org, the organization contends that the official FEMA and NIST reports fail, for several reasons, to explain correctly the towers’ destruction. AE911Truth points in particular to the destruction of the third high-rise, World Trade Center 7, which was not hit by a plane but came down in less than seven seconds. These 900 architects and engineers have signed a petition calling for a new investigation.
Mr.… Continue reading
You may be surprised that after spending many hundreds of dollars in press
releases to media in Australia through the AAP News Wire (the best way to access
journalists) not one mainstream news journalist has contacted us about the “Hard
Evidence Tour”. You might also be surprised that “our” ABC,
the national government broadcaster, has not yet reported on the discovery of
nanothermite in the dust at the WTC or on the growing numbers of Architects
and Engineers questioning the official version of the 9/11 Attacks represented
by Richard Gage (AIA) and www.AE911Truth.org.
These are just some of the continuing failures of our taxpayer-funded news broadcaster,
the ABC, so it once again must be brought to account by protest!
On Remembrance Day 2009 (11th of the 11th at 11am) this coming Wednesday please
join us at the ABC Studios in Ultimo, Sydney to ask why we have NO VOICE and
why the ABC continue to fail in their fiduciary (of trust) duty to inform the
Australian Public of the news about an alternate view of 9/11 and the clear
“Hard Evidence” of the Controlled Demolition of the three towers on
September 11, 2001!
How can the ABC deny Richard Gage (AIA), who represents nearly 1000 Architects
and Engineers, an interview, especially when he is with Janice Matthews, the
Executive Director of www.911Truth.org
and Luke Rudkowski, www.wearechange.org,
who is one of New York’s most prominent activists and victims’ representatives?
Well, we will endeavour to make it… Continue reading
November 7, 2009
from John Brusill, The Hard Evidence Tour organizer:
We still have 135 (out of 292) Tickets to sell for Saturday the 14th event
and 210 (out of 292) for Sunday the 15th event.
Many of you have not bought tickets to the Sunday Event because you think it
probably won’t sell out or you didn’t know you had to? Please consider the organisers
and firm these seats now as payment on the day is a hassle and inconvenient
for all concerned!
To buy tickets for "Truth in Action" Sunday the 15th in Sydney here
www.stickytickets.com.au/2212/Truth_in_Action.aspx and please remember the steller
line up including Luke Rudkowski (Head of WeAreChange NY and founder of WAC),
Janice Matthews (Head of 911Truth.org), Cosmos (Head of TruthAction.org),
Ken Jenkins (911 Truth’s #1 Psychologist), Dr Frank Legge (Co-ed of the Journal
of 9/11 Studies) and Hereward Fenton (Australia’s top 9/11 Journalist)! Don’t
miss this event!
Special Ticket Offer’s
Bulk Buy Offer – buy 4 or more tickets (that’s every 4 bought) and get 1 free
(the fifth) for either Sat 14th or Sun 15th, so simply buy the tickets the normal
way then shoot me an e-mail and I will add one name (the fifth) to the free
Bring a Skeptic Offer – for FULL price ticket holders you can buy a ticket
for either events for a friend, family member or colleague that does not think
we are right about the 9/11 issue and Osama did it for… Continue reading
Richard Gage, AIA, of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth will be in New Zealand one more night by popular demand to present “9/11 Blueprint for Truth – The Architecture of Destruction”. Over 700 people turned out in Wellington for Gage’s presentation there, over 100 of them having to be turned away due to lack of seating. One more opportunity has now been made available:
When: Monday 30 November- 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Where: Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
For more details contact the principle organizer, Helen, by email at waddingtons [at] clear.net.nz or just turn up early!
Please pass this along immediately to your lists. Thank you.
December 31, 2009
Dear Friends and Fellow Advocates for Answers and Accountability,
As we look ahead to 2010, we at NYC CAN would like to offer our deepest thanks to everyone who contributed to a remarkable and historic campaign, and we would like to take a moment to celebrate the achievements that give us much to build upon in 2010.
2009 was a year of tremendous progress for our cause. Among a long list of successes, a peer-reviewed paper was published in a mainstream scientific journal documenting the discovery of active thermitic material in the World Trade Center dust; the petition of architects and engineers calling for a new investigation into the WTC destruction has leaped to nearly 1,000 signatories while founding member Richard Gage, AIA travels the world delivering his analysis of the buildings’ demise to thousands of concerned citizens and leaders. The increasing strength and credibility of our message is evidenced by the ever greater frequency of media breakthroughs casting a positive light on the questions we pose.
Thanks to your support, NYC CAN is proud to consider the ballot initiative campaign in New York among the many victories that furthered our cause in 2009. 80,000 New Yorkers — nearly 8% of the number who voted in the 2009 mayoral election in America’s largest city — signed a petition calling for a new 9/11 investigation. Just last week we learned one of those 80,000 signatories is a councilmember elect, intent upon helping us advance our cause with the… Continue reading
January 11, 2010
By Megan Tady
It feels like any other work day. You drove the same route to work. You ate the same breakfast. Around 11 a.m., you looked longingly out your window imaging yourself swinging in a hammock on a beach. Pretty routine.
But there’s something different about today — about the next four days, actually. Turns out, this is no ordinary week. The FCC has invited your feedback before they rule on Net Neutrality, but the window for commenting is closing on January 14.
You have until Thursday at midnight to tell the Federal Communications Commission how you feel about the Internet. The comments you file with them will help shape the future of the Internet for generations to come. Our responsibility to protect it is a mighty one.
Do you like the Internet as it is — open to everyone to create and find content? Do you like writing blogs, reading alternative media, posting videos, engaging with your communities, connecting with your friends and family? Do you want to see how the Internet keep developing applications and online experiences we’ve never imagined?
Then you have to tell the FCC. The agency is on the on the cusp of creating a final rule that, if done right, will protect Net Neutrality, the principle that safeguards the Internet from corporate control — and allows us to use it like we do.
The FCC is facing intense pressure from giant phone and cable companies that want to strip… Continue reading
“Treason in America: 911, the Wars & Our Broken Constitution” Conference
March 6 & 7, 2010
Valley Forge Convention Center
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
The Conference . . .
A two-day non-partisan truth conference with speakers, movies & music discussing
what’s really going on in our country. From 9/11, the “wars on terror”
and the private, not public, Federal Reserve to the undermining of the U.S.
Constitution and Bill of Rights via Patriot Acts 1 & 2 . . . Connecting
the dots between different events that go unreported (or under-reported), as
a whole, in our mainstream media. Come learn what many do not know, but what
many are waking up to. Knowledge is power.
Valley Forge Convention Center
1160 First Avenue
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(Please see the interactive “Map” tab for directions.)
The Speakers . . .
Master of Ceremonies (MC) – Jon Gold
Cindy Sheehan, Mother & Activist
Richard Gage, AIA (Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth)
Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer (Able Danger)
Coleen Rowley, Former FBI Agent & Whistleblower, Time Magazine Person of
the Year, 2002
Jack Blood, Radio Host (Deadline Live, American Freedom Radio)
Jon Gold, 9/11 Researcher & Writer
Dylan Avery, Filmmaker (Loose Change series)
Korey Rowe, Filmmaker (Loose Change series)
Daniel Sunjata, Actor (F/X, Rescue Me)
Sander Hicks, Writer & Activist
Jonathan Elinoff, Filmmaker (Core of Corruption series)
Manny Badillo, 9/11 Family Member
Bob McIlvaine, 9/11 Family Member
Kyle Hence – Filmmaker & Activist [TENTATIVE]
Possibly others… Continue reading