And Request for Endorsement
April 9, 2011
New York & San Francisco
United National Antiwar Committee
WHO ARE THE WARMAKERS?
THEY are the government, corporate, and financial powers that wage war, ravage
the environment and the economy and trample on our democratic rights and liberties.
WHO ARE THE PEACEMAKERS?
WE are the vast majority of humanity who want peace, a healthy planet and a
society that prioritizes human needs, democracy and civil liberties for all.
The Warmakers spend trillions of dollars yearly on endless wars in pursuit
of global domination and profit while murdering millions of innocent people,
installing corrupt and hated governments and funding occupations that displace
millions from their homelands — trampling on the right of oppressed people
THEY send our youth — victims of the economic draft — to fight over the very
fossil fuels whose unrestrained use threatens the future of the planet while
corrupt and virtually unregulated oil giants dump billions of gallons of death
into our rivers and oceans.
THEY wage a fake “war on terrorism” at home — the new McCarthyism — that
promotes racism and Islamophobia aimed at destroying civil liberties and democratic
THEY grant repeated and untold trillions in bailouts to banks, corporations
and financial institutions while breaking unions, robbing pensions, destroying
jobs, foreclosing homes, de-funding education and vital social services and
are once again threatening Social Security and Medicare.…
March 24th, 2011
By Eric W. Dolan
An Indiana prosecutor and Republican activist has resigned after emails show he suggested Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker stage a fake attack on himself to discredit unions protesting his budget repair bill.
The Republican governor signed a bill on March 11 that eliminates most union rights for public employees.
In an email from February 19, Indiana deputy prosecutor Carlos F. Lam told Walker the situation presented “a good opportunity for what’s called a ‘false flag’ operation.”
The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism discovered the email among tens of thousands released to the public last week following a lawsuit by the Isthmus and the Associated Press.
“If you could employ an associate who pretends to be sympathetic to the unions’ cause to physically attack you (or even use a firearm against you), you could discredit the unions,” Lam said in his email.
“Currently, the media is painting the union protest as a democratic uprising and failing to mention the role of the DNC and umbrella union organizations in the protest,” he continued. “Employing a false flag operation would assist in undercutting any support that the media may be creating in favor of the unions.”
Lam resigned from his position after the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism published an article about his email.
On February 22, an alternative paper in Buffalo, New York managed to trick Walker into taking a call from their editor posing as tea party tycoon David Koch.
When the editor posing as Koch suggested planting some troublemakers in the protests, Walker responded that “we thought about that,” but said it was not necessary “because sooner or later the media stops finding ‘em interesting.”
“My only fear would be is if there was a ruckus caused is that that would scare the public into thinking maybe the governor has gotta settle to avoid all these problems,” he said.…Continue reading
March 11, 2011
An urgent call to action
For one day, 9/11 family members, political leaders, prominent academics,
journalists, lawyers, architects, engineers and scientists who have studied
the events of
9/11 extensively, will gather to call upon elected officials in New York and
media to reexamine the most important event of our time. The day will be highlighted
a presentation of key evidence that overwhelmingly warrants opening a local
investigation into the collapse of Building 7.
BuildingWhat? & WWUH 91.3
Author Craig Unger
Attorney Dr. William Pepper,
NYU Prof. Mark Crispin Miller
Journalist Leslie Griffin
Engineer Tony Szamboti
Architect Richard Gage
9/11 Family Member Manny Badillo
UL Whistle Blower Kevin Ryan
Prof. Graeme McQueen
9/11 Family Member Bob McIlvaine
(more speakers to be announced soon)
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Ave.
W. Hartford, CT
March 26th 2011
9:30am to 9:30 pm
For Tickets and More Information Go To:
For General Inquiries: email@example.com / Media Inquiries : firstname.lastname@example.org
By Robert Parry
February 17, 2011
Sometimes the hypocrisy is just overwhelming. So, it probably shouldn’t surprise us that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would deliver a speech hailing the peaceful protests that changed Egypt while 71-year-old Ray McGovern was roughed up and dragged away for standing quietly in protest of her support for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“So this is America,” said McGovern as he was hustled from the room by two security guards. “This is America.”
McGovern, a former Army intelligence officer and a 27-year veteran of the CIA, was wearing a “Veterans for Peace” t-shirt and, according to witnesses, was standing silently with his back to Secretary Clinton before he was set upon by the two agents who bruised, bloodied and handcuffed McGovern, a cancer survivor. [For video, see below.]
McGovern, who writes for Consortiumnews.com, has been detained at other events protesting both the illegality of U.S. wars and the hypocrisy of demanding accountability for others but not for senior U.S. officials implicated in war crimes, like the torture authorized by former President George W. Bush and ex-Vice President Dick Cheney.
For instance, last December, McGovern joined a Veterans for Peace protest at the White House, which he described in an article “Thoughts at the White House Fence.”
In the article, McGovern described thinking about “Casey Sheehan and 4,429 other U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq, and the 491 U.S. troops killed this year in Afghanistan (bringing that total to 1,438). And their… Continue reading
January 31, 2011
TO: Citizens of the World Working for Peace
ACTION NEEDED: Protest the Condemnation of Professor Richard Falk, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.
WHY: Professor Falk, Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University, has demonstrated courage in saying that there are “gaps and contradictions” in the official account of 9/11. He has been “condemned” for such conservative statements about 9/11 by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and US Ambassador Susan Rice, and Ambassador Rice has called for his removal from his unpaid post at the U.N.
Professor Falk has been devoted to world peace during his lifetime, and he is arguably the world’s most qualified legal scholar in the Palestine-Israel issue in the UN where he is very much needed.
Write as a citizen (not part of a movement) to both U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to let them know you disapprove of their censoring statements to Professor Richard Falk, and that you call for an apology to him.
Five sample letters follow. Please do this as soon as you are able. Time is of the essence. And please forward to your peace and justice contacts and those working for peace for Palestinians and Israelis.
Link to Richard Falk’s blog on this issue: http://richardfalk.wordpress.com/?s=9%2F11+gaps&submit=Search
ADDRESSES for Ambassador Susan Rice:
Hon. Susan Rice U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations 799 United Nations Plaza New York, NY… Continue reading
“The day we see the truth and cease to speak is the day we begin to die.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 17, 2011
We would like to extend our deepest thanks to Mark Stepnoski for generously
offering $10,000 to match all donations made to the BuildingWhat? campaign during
the last three days of 2010. Supporters across the country and around the world
rose to the occasion, giving nearly $30,000 on top of Mark’s $10,000 to
bring the campaign to $67,000. Thank you all for your generous support and your
belief in our strategy.
In the next few weeks we will be releasing a series of brand new TV ads. Without
giving anything away, we are confident in saying these new ads will generate
much publicity and create a groundswell of public demand for a new Building
7 investigation leading up to the 10th Anniversary.
To help pave the way towards that day, we have an important action item that
will take you only two minutes to complete. Please help us send 500
emails to the Speaker of the New York City Council to inform her that
2010 was only the beginning of our campaign, and our calls for the empanelment
an independent commission to investigate Building 7 will grow as the 10th Anniversary
of 9/11 approaches.
Once you send your email you will be asked to click a button to record your
participation. This button is on the webpage and transparently displays… Continue reading
December 29, 2010
The BuildingWhat? campaign is pleased to announce beginning
today, December 29, through December 31, NFL great Mark Stepnoski will match,
up to $10,000, all donations made to the next TV ad campaign.
Thanks to your generous support, the BuildingWhat? campaign
has raised almost $30,000 since the launch of the new fundraising drive on December
5. We are thrilled and grateful that two-time Superbowl champion Mark Stepnoski
has so generously stepped forward to spur us toward the $50,000-milestone. Between
now and the end of the year, Mark will match every dollar you donate; and just
a reminder, every dollar you do give in 2010 will be fully tax-deductible when
you file your taxes in the coming months!
To kick off the mini-fundraising drive, Mark will be appearing on the Alex
Jones Show at 2pm Eastern on Wednesday, December 29. Please tune in to hear
Mark talk about why he is supporting the campaign for a new Building 7 investigation.
He will be joined by engineer and AE911Truth member Tony Szamboti, who recently
appeared on Geraldo At Large and has been spearheading the effort in New York
City to bring about a new investigation.
For more information on the next round of TV spots, please go to BuildingWhat.org.
To donate, simply click below:
November 11, 2010
by Frances Shure
Colorado Democrats Call for New 9/11 Investigation: An Insider Tells Us How They Did It
It’s true! The Democratic Platform for the state of Colorado is the first major party in the US to adopt a resolution for a new investigation into the official story of the events surrounding 9/11.
It started in 2004 when I, a complete novice in political processes, decided to participate in my precinct caucus in order to try to make a difference here in Colorado.1 The night before, I learned that the caucus is also a time to bring policy resolutions for consideration. Hurriedly, I wrote a resolution for a new, independent investigation into 9/11, figuring that here is an opportunity, at least, to educate a few more people. To my surprise, my precinct caucus neighbors voted for it!
The next step was to get it passed at the county level: the Denver County Assembly and Convention. To do this, I needed to get 10% of the attendees to sign a petition — another chance to educate more people! I needed 200 signatures, which I managed to get with the spontaneous help of a couple of other 9/11 truth activists. Now I could present this resolution to the Assembly, at the end of a long hard day, which wound up being attended by about 100 of the most serious participants.
Managing to transcend my considerable stage fright, and fearing I might be tarred and feathered, I read the… Continue reading
A 30 second television spot featuring 9/11 family members and promoting awareness of the destruction of World Trade Center Building 7 has begun airing in New York City. The ad is sponsored by buildingwhat.org and highlights the fact that over 1200 architects and engineers have called for an independent investigation into the events of 9/11.
World Trade Center 7 was the third skyscraper to be completely destroyed on September 11, 2001 — despite not having been hit by an airplane.
The ad began airing on election day and will run through November 10 on 13 channels, including CNN, MSNBC and VH1. NYCCAN, the group who created the ad, estimate that it will be seen by nearly 900,000 viewers. The group plans to commission an opinion poll after the run of the ad and send the results to every City Council member.
“We’ve been educating the City Council about Building 7 and the need for a new investigation for the past six months,” said Bob McIlvaine, father of Bobby McIlvaine and one of the 9/11 family members who appear in the ad. “We are asking them now to do something about it.”
Manny Badillo, another family member who appears in the spot, said “For the next two weeks, we the people will see, many for the first time, the demise of the Salomon Brothers building on the day of my uncle’s murder. What you witness allows critical thought about details of the crime that we have… Continue reading
October 7, 2010
A California Initiative to Enact a 9/11 Truth Commission Law
FORMER U.S. SENATOR MIKE GRAVEL
Senator Gravel read the “Pentagon Papers” into the Senate record
in 1971, and thus helped bring an end to the Viet Nam war. Currently, over 1300
architects and engineers are calling for a new investigation of 9/11
Senator Gravel and concerned citizens are joining together to raise funds to
file an initiative in California to enact a 9/11 Truth Commission law. The goal
is a new commission untainted by politics and with subpoena powers.
The senator’s talk will focus on the 9/11 initiative, but he will also speak
on other topics and will take questions.
When: Monday, October 11, 2010 7:30PM
Where: 909 12th Street (in the conference room), Sacramento,
Admission: Free. Donations appreciated.
Info: Dave Kimball 916-372-8433
Endorsed by: Sacramento 9/11 Truth, Davis 9/11 Truth, Davis
for 9/11 Truth, Sacramento Area Peace Action …
October 1, 2010
Retired NFL great George Martin, who walked from New York to San Diego in 2007-08 to help thousands of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers with serious medical conditions, is hitting the road once again. On Sunday, October 17, 2010, Martin will lead an assembly of former New York Giants and other NFL alumni, 9/11 first responders and others in the 2nd Annual “Giant Steps for 9/11″ Walk and Family Fun Day to raise funds for thousands of Ground Zero first responders.
“The care of our 9/11 first responders is a national problem and an American responsibility,” said Martin, co-captain of the Super Bowl XXI Champion New York Giants (1986), who formed a Journey for 9/11 Foundation at the completion of his cross-country trek. “Government funding and insurance policies do not adequately cover the substantial cost of the care these people desperately need. As Americans, we must do more. We cannot turn our backs on those who answered the call and now suffer with serious medical conditions.”
Beginning at 9 a.m., the 2nd Annual Giant Steps for 9/11 Walk is a family friendly, 10-mile walk from the George Washington Bridge to Fairleigh Dickinson University’s (“FDU”) Hackensack’s campus. For less adventurous walkers, a shorter four-mile walk will start at approximately 10:45 a.m. at Hackensack University Medical Center and end at FDU. Following the walk event, a Family Fun Day for all registrants will commence on the FDU campus.
Registration for the walk event is $35 per person.… Continue reading
9/11 Working Group sponsors Sept. 4 discussion at Buskirk-Chumley
by Kevin Ryan
August 19, 2010
Published in the Bloomington Alternative
Most people recognize that the events of 9/11 were the driving force behind the “War on Terror.” Less well recognized is the fact that this borderless war against an ill-defined enemy has expedited economic collapse, driven totalitarian legislation and generated a great deal of animosity against the United States throughout the world. The pain and suffering caused by 9/11 comes with an opportunity, however. Through a better understanding of those tragic events, we can achieve crucial insights that can not only end the wars but might ultimately lead to lasting positive change in human society.
On Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre in Bloomington, the 9/11 Working Group of Bloomington will sponsor a free presentation by two prominent truth and peace activists. Buddhist scholar and peace studies director Graeme MacQueen will discuss “The fictional basis for the war on terror.” Behavioral scientist Laurie Manwell will speak on the social and psychological implications of 9/11 and other state crimes against democracy.
It’s difficult for Americans to admit when we are wrong. This is partly because being right or wrong on most issues has not been as important for people today as it was for our ancestors. For many years now, due to the exponential growth of our economy, we have led relatively easy lives in which having wrong or superfluous views have had little impact on whether or… Continue reading
Join us in NYC this September 11th and 12th for a symposium of critical thinkers – “How the World Changed After 9/11″
This two-day event will be filmed for television, featuring eight panels with 32 experts in world affairs! The panels will look at 9/11′s impact on military policy, loss of privacy, the media, perception of Islam, US politics, and much more!
You’ll hear a stellar array of speakers, for instance Cindy Sheehan, Ray McGovern, Cynthia McKinney, Peter Dale Scott, Michael Parenti, Kristina Borjesson, Ralph Schoenman, Sara Flounders, Coleen Rowley, Senator Mike Gravel, Governor Don Siegelman. In addition, this event will feature the first US appearance of Dr. Niels Harrit, who rocked the science community with his team’s paper revealing explosives found in the World Trade Center dust.
Get full details at www.howtheworldchanged.org. Seating is limited so reserve your ticket now!
WHERE: Walker Stage – 56 Walker Street, New York, NY
WHEN: 1pm through 10pm Sat. Sept. 11th and Sun. Sept. 12th
ADMISSION: $20 suggested donation per session. Two sessions each day. Each session includes two panels. Seating limited to 175.
Proceeds from all events go to help first responders.
NOTE: This event will be webcast for viewers around the world! Check website soon for further details. TICKETS and pay-per-view live stream: See Paypal links at website.
Also, a memorial will be held Friday night, September 10, 2010, 6:00 pm, at All Souls Church, 1157 Lexington Avenue, with victim family members.
Speakers hosted by http://www.wearechange.org.
Can’t come… Continue reading
This year’s 9/11 Film Festival will be held in three venues over four days and will have a total of five different programs. The film festival runs from September 9th through September 12th and is being held in theaters in Oakland San Francisco and San Leandro, CA.
The 2010 9/11 Film Festival opens Thursday, September 9th at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland with a nine hour program. It then moves over to San Francisco’s intimate VIZ Cinema in Japantown for a Friday night double feature and filmmaker Q&A. On Saturday, September 11th the film festival continues with two all day programs, one at the VIZ Cinema and the other at The Historic Bal Theatre in San Leandro. The festival closes with an afternoon program at the VIZ Cinema on Sunday.
Highlights of this year’s festival include the world premiere of the film Hypothesis, the North American premiere of the film War Promises and presentations by Prof. Peter Phillips and Prof. Mickey Huff of Project Censored, physics professor David Chandler, and author and filmmaker Servando Gonzalez.
The film festival also features the San Francisco premiere of several international films, including Zero: An Investigation into 9/11, 9/11 False Flag and War Promises.
Last year’s festival was a two day event held at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland.
The 9/11 Film Festival is produced by the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance
and is co-sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, The… Continue reading
19 August 2010
For Immediate Release:
Join WeAreChange for “Our Lives Post 9/11″, a Four Day 9/11 Truth Conference and Charity Event in New York City – September 9th-12th 2010
Former C.I.A., F.B.I., members of the House and Senate, a State Governor, Parliament Member, and others converge; with the people, with you, to discuss the fallacies of the official 9/11 report, and the post 9/11 world.
This year in NYC, whistle blowers from all levels of government agencies, politicians, filmmakers, activists and journalists will unite with hundreds of others to raise awareness to the plight of the 9/11 First Responders by holding a Charity conference over the course of four days.
The events of 9/11 changed all of our lives. From foreign and domestic policy to new security measures, America has not been the same since that fateful day. “Our Lives Post 9/11″ is a four day conference where people will come together to share ideas, raise money and awareness and work toward a better future.
“Our Lives Post 9/11″ will feature a lineup of speakers spanning from government officials, whistle blowers, political scholars, 9/11 family members, and more to discuss the criminal negligence of the American Government leading up to and following 9/11.
Speakers include Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst, George Galloway, British politician, Richard Gage, AIA, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Cindy Sheehan, Peace Activist, Cynthia McKinney, former U.S. Congresswoman, Annie Machon, former MI5 agent, Mike Gravel, former U.S Senator, and so many more!
Events start at… Continue reading
Sydney’s Sept 11 Protest Calls for End of Afghan War!
So why should we believe that “9/11 Truth” can stop the war in Afghanistan and bring the “War on Terrorism” to an end?
I will lay out below the non-conspiratorial reasons why it is vitally important that we continue to demand accountability from our governments, on why it is they went to war on our behalf in 2001. I will also argue why I am correct to strongly assert that the pursuit of 9/11 truth and a criminal investigation of those events is the only practical path to peace today. Details of an upcoming Sydney “9/11 Truth for Peace” Protest on September 11th, 2010 are at the bottom of this article.
On the 11th of September 2001 the world entered a very dark chapter of its history! We were promised a 100 years of war in this “New American Century” fighting “the terrorists” wherever the American Empire deemed they were, and at the time of their choosing. We were told that this “New Pear Harbor” event carried out on 9/11 by the CIA born Al-Qaeda was a fair and reasonable reason to carry out a preemptive strike against their supporters the Taliban, by the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan.
The vast majority of the world’s population and its governments rallied behind the US determined to fight Islamic terrorism together world wide. Although some more skeptical… Continue reading
August 26, 2010
We are pleased and tremendously excited to share this groundbreaking TV ad with you for the first time. We hope, with your help, to be able to show it to one million New Yorkers one month from now. Please go to BuildingWhat.org to watch the ad and please donate generously. Every $750 we raise is enough for another spot to reach another 10,000 people. Your donation will be fully tax-deductible. 5% of it will go to the WTC Rescuers Foundation. And 5% of it will be matched by another generous donor.
Our strategy for buying spots is guided by two principles. Firstly, showing it to audiences who will respond productively and influence the public discussion, such as young people, academics, journalists and the political class. And secondly, repetition!
We will be sending off the ad two weeks from now. Between now and then we welcome your comments. We’re all in this together!
Very truly yours,
Manny Badillo, Nephew of Thomas Joseph Sgroi
David Chandler, International Center of 9/11 Studies
Richard Gage, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth
David Ray Griffin, Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth
Niels Harrit, Coauthor of the WTC Nanothermite Study
Karen Johnson, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth
Erik Lawyer, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth
Bob McIlvaine, Father of Bobby McIlvaine
JF Ranger, World for 9/11 Truth
Kevin Ryan, Coeditor of Journal of 9/11 Studies
Ted Tilton and Justin Keogh, 911Blogger.com
William Veale, Lawyers for 9/11 Truth
Ted Walter, NYC… Continue reading
From Voters for Peace
July 22, 2010
We’ll be offering live and recorded video coverage of the National Conference to Bring the Troops Home Now! taking place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Albany this weekend (7/23-7/25).
The conference will bring together antiwar and social justice activists from across the country to consider what can be done to end the U.S. wars, occupations, bombing attacks, threats and interventions that are taking place in the Middle East and beyond. See where the antiwar movement is today and where it is headed!
Our audio and video coverage starts Friday evening at 7 PM with the opening panel called “Strategies and Tactics in the Struggle to End the Empire’s Wars and Occupations,” featuring Medea Benjamin (CODE PINK), Glen Ford (Black Agenda Report), Teresa Gutierrez (International Action Center), Kathy Kelly (Creative Voices for Nonviolence), Kevin Martin (Peace Action), David Swanson (WarIsACrime.org), Deborah Sweet (World Can’t Wait) and more.
Check our webcast schedule for a full listing. We’re excited to expand into the realm of live remote coverage of local events, and hope you can join us. Feel free to contact us with any questions! info [at] mediasanctuary.org
To register for the conference, please go to www.nationalpeaceconference.org
More on the conference:
In these troubled times, Washington’s wars and occupations rage, resulting in an ever increasing number of dead and wounded and the destruction of countries posing no threat to the U.S. Trillions are spent on seemingly endless conflicts in pursuit of profits and global… Continue reading