By John Briggs
Free Press Staff Writer
January 9, 2007
Burlington voters on Town Meeting Day will be the first in the country to vote
‘yes’ or ‘no’ on reopening the investigation into what happened Sept. 11, 2001.
As of Jan. 4, a local group had gathered 1,240 of the approximately 1,350 signatures
(5 percent of registered voters) required to put the question on the ballot,
and a member of the group, Burlington attorney Frank Haddleton, expressed confidence
Monday that they now have more than enough signatures.
The question would ask the Vermont congressional delegation to “demand
a new, thorough, and truly independent forensic investigation” to answer
“the many questions” the group says remain about what happened the
day planes commandeered by terrorists smashed into the World Trade Center and
In September, the council unanimously passed a resolution promising they would
honor the Vermont tradition of allowing such questions if they garner enough
signatures, “whether or not they like the questions or agree with the petitioners.”
Monday, the council agreed unanimously that they wouldn’t vote on putting the
9/11 question on the March ballot after City Attorney Joe McNeil said the September
resolution had put the council views on record and that the question would be
on the ballot if the signatures were submitted by Jan. 25.
The group said in a letter to the council that it doesn’t “advance any
particular alternative theory” about what happened Sept. 11, 2001, but
thinks the day’s aftermath, including wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, are so serious
that a new investigation is warranted “to get answers to hundreds of questions
raised by independent researchers, members of the intelligence community and
family members of 9/11 victims.”
The attacks, the letter said, have been cited as justifications for the wars,
“wiretapping, the USA PATRIOT Act, torture, indefinite detentions without
charges, and the recently passed Military Commission Act that suspends the writ
of habeas corpus.…
Impeach Bush and Cheney for high crimes and misdemeanors, including perjury and treason relating to 9/11/01. Do it right now. Begin proceedings today!
Your Voting Constituents
Join 9/11 truth activists, World Can’t Wait, anti-war activists, the whole growing and powerful people’s resistance movement, in Washington DC today, as the new legislature begins its session. Many groups and individuals have endorsed this action, as well as similar calls, including The Occupation Project, by Voices for Creative Nonviolence, in response to the crisis in which we are embroiled. Our legislators must be immediately met with a very loud and insistent demand to represent their constituents’ demands for impeachment, truth-telling, accountability, and justice, including about 9/11. Please make your voice heard as part of this growing chorus of citizens demanding change.
Published: Sunday, December 31, 2006
By John Briggs
Free Press Staff Writer
A Burlington group has gathered nearly enough signatures on a petition to put a ballot question before voters on Town Meeting Day urging a new investigation of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
Spokesman Marc Estrin, a Burlington writer and musician, said the group has been meeting for several months and has more than 1,200 of the roughly 1,350 signatures needed to place the matter on the ballot. The question would advise the Vermont congressional delegation to demand a new 9/11 investigation.
Estrin said Burlington would be the first city in the country to formally make such a demand.
The group includes Burlington attorney Frank Haddleton, University of Vermont physics professor Joanna Rankin, Charles Simpson, chairman of the department of sociology and criminal justice at SUNY Plattsburgh, a chemist, an engineer, a video producer and former city councilor Doug Dunbebin.
Dunbebin, a graphic designer, has created a Web site for the group that explains the weaknesses it sees in the 9/11 Commission Report of July 2004.
The city’s director of elections, Jo… Continue reading
Send 500,000 impeachment letters to Pelosi by her first day as speaker,
While arguing about whether we should demand impeachment in another thread,
someone said there had to be a “groundswell of support” like there
was for the impeachment of Nixon and cited this article:
“More than 50,000 telegrams poured in on Capitol Hill today, so many,
Western Union was swamped. Most of them demanded impeaching Mr. Nixon.”
John Chancellor, NBC News on a Special Report on October 20, 1973
We already have more support than that. When John Conyers took Bush his petition
demanding he answer questions about the Downing Street Memo, it had 540,000 signatures, over
ten times as many as wrote about Nixon. I would bet most of those people would
write to demand impeachment of Bush, probably more.
The great thing is, now we have someone to focus this demand on who can and
possibly will act (in spite of her protests to the contrary): Nancy Pelosi.
She should have a half million signatures waiting for her her first day as
Speaker of the House.
I think she and the many of the Democrats want to do this, but to overcome
the reluctance of the DC establishment and big money interests who are afraid
their ox will be gored along with Bush & Cheney, she needs constant overwhelming
evidence of public DEMAND not just support for impeachment.
Fax or snail mail the letter below or your own variation to:
2371 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
450 Golden Gate Ave.…Continue reading
Boston Tea Party 2006
In the spirit of American patriots who on December 16, 1773 rebuked Great Britain’s tyranny by tossing crates of British tea into Boston Harbor, the Boston 9/11 Truth Committee, today enacted their own “9/11 Truth Tea Party,” calling on “all American Sons and Daughters of Liberty to cast-off the tyranny, deceit and lies imposed on the American public by way of the official 9/11 Commission Report.”
On this truly historic day, the anniversary of the original Boston Tea Party in 1773, modern day Patriots cast the “9/11 Commission Report” into harbors in Boston and across the US, in reenactments of the original demand for representation.
Great job, Patriots!
[This story will be updated as new reports, photos and videos arrive.][12/27--Added St. Louis, 12/31--Added Milwaukee, more DC]
Similar events inspired by the Boston group sprouted up around the country including dc911truth.org, who “shredded” the 9/11 Commission Report in front of the White House. Sf911truth.org dumped a larger than life replica of the report into the San Francisco Bay while members of pa911visibility.com tossed an actual copy of the report into the Delaware river. Similar actions took place in Milwaukee, St. Louis, and other places around the country, all in an act of protest against the 9/11 Commission Report and in solidarity with the 9/11 activists in Boston.
The events were generally kicked off with a reading of the Boston 9/11 truth resolution (below) or similar document, followed by a symbolic dumping of the… Continue reading
In November 2004, more than 200 million people were eligible to vote in the presidential election… but almost 40% of them stayed home.
That nearly 80 million people didn’t make it to the polls that day was a special punch in the gut to my friends and me, because we were watching the election results from deep within Iraq’s Sunni Triangle. Some Americans heard political commentary that night- we heard mortar fire.
Our country is at war. A 60% voter turnout isn’t good enough. To find your local polling place, click here.
Just like in 2004, your vote today will affect the lives of every man and woman serving on the ground in Iraq or Afghanistan (Ed.: and every civilian living there). Your choices will determine how long we fight in Iraq, what kind of equipment we have on the ground, and what treatment we receive when we get home.
Today, you can make your voice heard. Please vote today, and forward this email to remind your friends and family to make it to the polls.
Veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
More Than Two Dozen 9/11 Truth Candidates Need Your Help!
Below is a roster of 9/11 Truth candidates who support a full criminal probe
overseen by the victims’ family members. They need your vote and support.
We hope you will also support the efforts of the many groups who are actively
monitoring and preparing for action (if necessary) to contest the results from
compromised elections. Some of these groups have vowed to undertake ongoing
public actions where needed, and they will need support in the form of local
assistance and funding. The Election Defense Alliance is one group at the forefront
of this movement. You can visit their web site at www.electiondefensealliance.com
for more information, and for links to many actions you can take.
Let’s also make sure we hold our elected officials responsible for their voting
record during America’s drift toward fascism. You can find links to the complete
voting record for the Military Commission Act of 2006, the USA PATRIOT Improvement
and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and the Electronic Surveillance Modernization
Act of 2006 at http://911readingroom.org/vote_911truth/
9/11 Truth Candidates
Carol Brouillet, Grn, CA, House Dst 14: www.carolforcongress.org
Coleen Rowley (9/11 FBI Whistleblower), Dem, MN, House Dst 2: www.coleenrowley.com
Howie Hawkins, Grn, NY, Senate: www.hawkinsforsenate.org
Dr. Bob Bowman, Dem, FL, House Dst 15: www.bowman2006.com
David Nolan, Lib, AZ, House Dst 8: www.nolan2006.org
Samm Simpson, Dem, FL, House Dst 10: www.sammsimpsonforcongress.org
Bob Fitrakis, Ind, OH, Governor: www.bobforohio.com
Dennis Morrisseau, Indep, VT, House: www.2ltmorrisseau.com
Craig Hill, Grn, VT, Senate: www.hillsenatenow.org
Donna… Continue reading
There are many things you and I can do: Be Video Journalists or Incident Reporters If you see an incident that seems illegal, report it to People for the American Way (PFAW) or Lawyers Committee of Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL). The Hotline number for incidents is 1-866-OUR VOTE (1-866-687-8683). You are also encouraged to report incidents to the Verified Voting Foundation’s Transparency Project and the Election Incident Reporting System (EIRS). Submit incidents that could be prosecuted to the Velvet Revolution for a possible $250,000 reward!
“In 2000 and 2004, problems plagued the polls in different parts of the country: long lines, eligible voters turned away, voter intimidation, misallocation and malfunctioning of voting equipment. They were underreported on Election Day. Days and weeks later, a more complete picture of voter disenfranchisement emerged–but it was too late. The elections were over and the media had moved on. Starting this election, citizen journalists — people like you and I — will document problems as they occur. We’ll play them online, spread word through blogs and partner websites, doing our part to make sure the full story of our elections is told.” -Video the Vote.
Visit VideotheVote.org to see the guidelines for video recording the elections process and sign up to become a video journalist. (First, find the rules for elections observers in your state. In many states you need permission to be an observer. If you gain permission to observe and record the counting process at county election offices, please do so.
There are many things you and I can do:
Be Video Journalists or Incident Reporters
If you see an incident that seems illegal, report it to People for the American Way (PFAW) or Lawyers Committee of Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL). The Hotline number for incidents is 1-866-OUR VOTE (1-866-687-8683).
You are also encouraged to report incidents to the Verified Voting Foundation’s Transparency Project and the Election Incident Reporting System (EIRS). Submit incidents that could be prosecuted to the Velvet Revolution for a possible $250,000 reward!…
Election Defense Alliance has a coordinated, six-part plan for citizen direct
action to defend the vote in the November midterm elections. The tactical components
of the EDRR plan are:
1. Election Monitoring. Teams of trained citizen observors will monitor polls
and central counting centers to document and report violations of election law,
including illegal obstruction of the public’s right to observe the count, failure
to publicly post precinct results, and violations of election security provisions.
Monitor volunteers, contact Tom Courbat
Major Election Monitoring operations will be conducted in Riverside County
CA, the 11th CD in CA,
in Miami-Dade and Pinellas counties, Florida, and in the 6th CD in IL. Click
the hyperlinks for organizer contacts in those areas. Send announcements of
other monitoring operations to Info@ElectionDefenseAlliance.org
Want to organize an election day demonstration in your own county? Go to the
county-level forums at BlueRevolution.us to announce and organize an election
day demonstration where you live and vote. All elections are local!
2. Pre-Emptive Legal Intervention. Election monitoring teams will be accompanied
by lawyers with pre-prepared court orders to enforce compliance with election
laws, including public right to observe the count, public posting of precinct
results, and strict adherence to election security protocols which if breached,
render the voting machines out of compliance and the election results suspect
and unverifiable. Legal volunteers, contact Dan Ashby
3. Exit Polling.Citizen-commissioned exit polls can provide an independent
check on the validity of reported election results. The most competitive House,
Senate, and… Continue reading
Statement Regarding al Qaeda Threats
by Patty Casazza, Monica Gabrielle, Mindy Kleinberg, and Lorie Van Auken
Astonishingly, five years post 9/11 the public is made aware about an urgent July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then, National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. This information comes
from Bob Woodward’s newly released book, “State of Denial”.
Despite this Administration’s rhetoric that they had “no warnings” leading up to 9/11, it has become abundantly clear, that key Administration officials were made aware of the vast array of Al Qaeda threats and warnings that existed in years prior, and more importantly, in the weeks leading up to September 11, 2001.
When we add the July 10, 2001 meeting to the plethora of other clear warnings that our government had, a very concise view of the al Qaeda threat emerges. Those other warnings include, but are not limited to:
* Warnings from leaders of other nations and foreign intelligence apparatus’ of terrorist threats
* June 30, 2001 Senior Executive Intelligence Briefing (SEIB) entitled “bin Laden Threats Are Real”
* The threat of President Bush’s assassination at the G-8 Summit by al Qaeda in July of 2001… Continue reading
“If you can’t march when they are torturing people, when can you march?”
That was the question posed by Samantha Hamlin, Columbia College student speaking for World Can’t Wait on Sept 26, right at Mayor Daley’s door in City Hall, as the Chicago Chapter of World Can’t Wait – Drive Out the Bush Regime brought together an impressive array of voices from across the political spectrum to speak out against the City of Chicago’s denial of our permit application to march on Oct 5th.
The press conference was lead off by Samantha Hamlin of the Chicago Chapter Steering Committee, followed by Judge R. Eugene Pincham; Nick Egnatz from Vietnam Veterans Against the War and Vets for Peace; Donnie Moore, University of Illinois student; Bob Bossie, 8th Day Center for Justice who has made numerous trips to Iraq; Ali Khan, Executive Director of the American Muslim Council; Andy Thayer, gay and anti-war activist; Rev. Greg Dell of Broadway United Methodist Church (id only); high school students from Wells HS; and Dennis Dixon from the Chicagoland Coalition for Civil Liberties and Rights.
Against the back drop of the WCW’s burning globe logo, these voices spoke truth. Ali Khan asked, “How could the government say they are fighting for democracy when everyday they are violating human rights, torturing people, denying them due process, they are crossing the line and violating the law.” Nick Egnatz from VVAW and Vets for Peace underscored this point by asking “when will the American people speak up?”… Continue reading
By Alan Feuer
June 5, 2006
CHICAGO, June 4 — In the ballroom foyer of the Embassy Suites Hotel, the two-day International Education and Strategy Conference for 9/11 Truth was off to a rollicking start.
In the foyer, there were stick-pins for sale (“More gin, less Rummy”), and in the lecture halls discussions of the melting point of steel. “It’s all documented,” people said. Or: “The mass media is mass deception.” Or, as strangers from the Internet shook hands: “Great to meet you. Love the work.”
Such was the coming-out for the movement known as “9/11 Truth,” a society of skeptics and scientists who believe the government was complicit in the terrorist attacks. In colleges and chat rooms on the Internet, this band of disbelievers has been trying for years to prove that 9/11 was an inside job.
Whatever one thinks of the claim that the state would plan, then execute, a scheme to murder thousands of its own, there was something to the fact that more than 500 people — from Italy to Northern California… Continue reading
The 9/11 truth movement has gained enormous credibility and momentum in 2006, as evidenced by results of last week’s 911Truth.org-commissioned Zogby poll. Help us build that momentum into a political force that will carry us to success.
9/11 truth offers the greatest opportunity in modern history for courageous, ethical people to positively influence the future of humanity. We hope to achieve no less than a return to Constitutional rule with the re-establishment of our precious civil liberties, the end of fraudulent wars and true justice for all the victims. We should act on this opportunity with gratitude and intelligence, sounding an alarm as well as a declaration that we are free and in charge of our own destiny as awakened and empowered citizens shaping a better world.
This conference offers an intensive weekend of presentations, strategy sessions and abundant opportunities for the growing 9/11 truth movement to gather. We are very pleased to announce commitments from approximately 45 presenters, (see Speakers page for list) and media coverage by INN World Report, KPFA Berkeley, KPFK LA, TVNewsLies.org, Chicago IndyMedia and others, as well as many individuals who have taken up the call to “become the media” and will be recording the events for dissemination afterwards.
Thanks to the generosity of an astounding, talented volunteer (see Cyber-Cypher.com), we have created a separate website at 911RevealingTheTruth.org, with full information on the conference: Full schedule for the weekend, registration and lodging info, speaker bios and presentation descriptions.
We will begin posting multimedia… Continue reading
A Call for Unity in the 9/11 Truth Community
By: John J. Albanese
Stand with me. Today’s editorial is a shameless plea for unity and support. Time is short. Today’s headlines relentlessly warn us of a pending nuclear crisis, and the deafening drumbeats of war, and the inevitable clash of civilizations that threatens to devour us whole. Never mind that the rhetoric swirling around the Iran crisis mimics the rhetoric that swirled around the debacle in Iraq. Never mind that the facts are being skewed once again. American foreign policy appears to be executing a full-court press to conflict and oblivion.
And at the bottom of this rubble-heap of American foreign policy lies the all but forgotten truth and hidden history behind the worst terrorist attacks in American history.
“We will never forget,” we all vowed after 9/11. And we meant it. But sadly, 4 ? years after the fact, 9/11 has already become commercialized, dramatized and fictionalized by such Hollywood confections as Universal Studio’s “United 93″ and Oliver Stone’s “World Trade Center.” And while we can debate endlessly the degree of historical accuracy of these films, Hollywood has, for all intents and purposes, turned the tragedy of 9/11 into entertainment for the masses, and has tread upon our sacred vows.
But there are those among us who know that something is seriously wrong. From the start, there are those among us who were not satisfied to simply put their trust in the ‘official story.’ There are those among… Continue reading
April 17, 2006
Citizens Counter-Coup, The Formula For Change Now
Tuesday April 11th marked 4 years 7 months since the events of 9/11. There
are a few major news items in the last month that underscore the need for building
a mass grassroots movement to expose the truth behind the attacks.
The trial of Zacarias Moussaoui has taken on bizarre dimensions of what has
become more of a propaganda circus while missing the core issue. The government
is basically attempting to make this one person wholly to blame for 9/11. The
prosecution’s inclusion of the flight recorder tapes from Flight 93, which
have questionable validity after being kept secret for so long, is an inexplicable
development. Flight 93 had zero to do with this case. The strategy is to employ
the “drama and trauma factor” to sway the jury into choosing the
death penalty so the government can say they obtained justice for the American
people. Isn’t it interesting that they chose the Flight 93 drama just
before the release of the movie? Why not sensationalize the trial with details
from the Pentagon or the towers? Meanwhile, the real story of FBI obstruction
of attempts by field agents Colleen Rowley and Harry Samit to have Moussaoui
investigated has been completely glossed over. You would think a flurry of mainstream
articles on this point would open a gaping hole in the government story and
result in a special investigation into the FBI. Instead, we’re witnessing
more deafening silence from the Left… Continue reading
As of the close of the poll, March 26, 2006,
CNN.com Showbiz QUICKVOTE poll:
Do you agree with Charlie Sheen that the U.S. government covered up the real events of the 9/11 attacks?
Don’t let the pundits fool you… we ARE the Majority!
March 23, 2006
by Les Jamieson
9/11 Truth activists have been showing up in Eliot Spitzer’s path lately. On
Sunday, March 11th, three activists attended a swanky public reception for Eliot
Spitzer and supporters of his candidacy for governor. Sander Hicks, author of
The Big Wedding and a candidate for US Senate, Green party of New York, stood up and popped the question “Mr. Spitzer,
why have you not opened an independent investigation into the events of September
11, 2001?” Many clueless Dems in the crowd got very agitated, but Sander
persisted. Spitzer got off the hook by saying Sander should respect the crowd’s
wishes and told him to call his office. He did and as of today calls were never
What’s the real issue here? In November of 2004, an independent inquiry into
the events of 9/11 entitled “Citizens’
Complaint & Petition” was submitted to Eliot Spitzer’s office. This
document contained great detail about the glaring questions still unanswered
and listed damages suffered by so many people. There were 100 signatures from
prominent Americans such as Howard Zinn, Daniel Ellsberg, Ralph Nader, John
Gray, Ray McGovern, Medea Benjamin, and Ed Asner. The Complaint also had 48
victims’ families as signatories. Spitzer’s top prosecutor, William Casey, personally
document. However, this has been met with a deafening silence. No action was
How could it be that Spitzer, who has won accolades for his successful legal
actions against Wall St. financial institutions engaging in fraud,… Continue reading