by David Edwards and Muriel Kane
December 19, 2008
As the departing Bush administration frantically attempts to shore up its place in history, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann stands ready to kick the props out from under it again. A renewed claim that “no one could have anticipated” the attacks of 9/11 attracted his scorn in particular on Thursday’s Countdown.
“This is a White House talking point still, even though your average three-year-old could disprove it using an etch-a-sketch.” Olbermann sneered on Thursday, over the heading, “Insult the Dead-gate.”
Olbermann’s specific target was White House press spokesman Tony Fratto, who responded to a Fox News interviewer’s suggestion on Wednesday that before 9/11, “nobody was thinking that there’d be terrorists flying 767s into buildings” by agreeing, “No one could have anticipated that kind of attack — or very few people.”
“Yeah, well, it ain’t true,” Olbermann remarked, with open contempt dripping from his words, “and out of respect for the people who died that
day you damn well better stop saying it.”
Olbermann then ran through a list of pre-9/11 warnings of potential al Qaeda hijackings, noting, “A president’s daily brief as far back as December 1998 said bin Laden was ‘preparing to hijack US aircraft in hopes of trading hostages for jailed radicals.’ … The August 6, 2001 brief, of course, told President Bush — if he read it — that there were ‘patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings.'”
Olbermann did not mention either the… Continue reading
December 14, 2008 Associated Press
An Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at President Bush during a news conference Sunday with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The president was not hurt in the incident.
Muntadar al-Zaidi Did What We Journalists Should Have Done Long Ago
Mon, 12/15/2008 David Lindorff ThisCan’tBeHappening.net
When Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi heaved his two shoes at the head of President George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad, he did something that the White House press corps should have done years ago.…Continue reading
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December 10, 2008
NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union today released a statement from 31 9/11 victims’ family members challenging the legitimacy of the Guantánamo military commissions and their ability to achieve justice.
Below is the full text of the statement:
9/11 FAMILY MEMBERS CHALLENGE LEGITIMACY OF GUANTÁNAMO MILITARY COMMISSIONS
As family members who lost loved ones on 9/11, we feel compelled to speak out about this week’s proceedings at Guantánamo.…
On October 27, 2008, WeAreChangeLA’s Jeremy Rothe-Kushel was on hand to cover an event with William Bratton, the Chief of the LAPD. Bratton was at a Townhall LA event at the Omni Hotel in Downtown LA to give a talk entitled “Crime and Your Bottom Line.” Although Bratton was there to focus on the future of the LAPD in relationship to development and crime-prevention, there was still a media buzz humming about an article Bratton had penned a week earlier with ‘terrorism expert’ R.P.…
By Dave Lindorff
December 2, 2008
Before the odor of burned gunpowder has left the air of the Taj Mahal Hotel
in Mumbai, the US is lecturing India not to go off half-cocked and attack Pakistan,
simply because all of the attackers in the terrorist assaults in that city arrived
by boat, apparently from neighboring Pakistan. US officials, including Secretary
of State Condoleezza Rice, are calling on India to engage in a “transparent”
and “thorough” investigation into the attacks to establish who was
November 17, 2008
In the last couple of weeks, two of our well-known speakers have been broadcast on mainstream media. Thanks to both of you for your ongoing persistence!
Richard Gage, who has been presenting AE911Truth.org to Europeans, was on national television in Spain. We received this note from Diana Castillo:
Thanks to Richard Gage’s conference here in Madrid’s Colegio Oficial de Arquitectura, on Nov 7th, this is the first time that 911 truth has been shown on mainstream media here in Spain.
by Donna Marsh O’Connor
Wednesday 12 November 2008
t r u t h o u t | Perspective
A Truthout Original article
In September 2006, Michele Little (not pictured), Christina Kminek (L) and
Donna Marsh O’Connor (R) – three relatives of 9/11 victims – held a press conference
to demand further investigation into the September 11 attacks. (Photo: Alex
Wong / Getty Images)
This is a memoir of sorts, the kind that many of us in America are telling
days after the election of Barack Obama, who is soon, we all hope soon enough,
to be the 44th president of the United States of America.…
Festival is serious about Poland’s booming cinema
November 9, 2008
By Bill Stamets
Of the city’s festivals with a national focus, the Polish Film Festival in
America might be the most serious about cinema. Just look at the credits for
the 76 features, documentaries and shorts in this year’s online schedule. For
the cinephile, this 20-year-old event not only lists the director of each film,
but also names the screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, art director and composer.…
On Veterans Day, Body of
War, the documentary about IVAW member Tomas Young who was paralyzed by
a bullet to his spine after serving in Iraq for less than a week, will be shown
at 7pm ET on the Sundance
Channel. There’s no better way to mark Veterans Day than by listening to
veterans, and watching this film is just one of many ways you can listen.
Body of War soundtrack on sale. All proceeds benefit IVAW.…
Paul Zarembka Lecture to be streamed on scantv.org – 11.7.2008 – 8pm Pacific
That’s this evening, Friday November 7, 2008 – 8pm Pacific.
Paul Zarembka is the editor, and a contributor to, The Hidden History
of 9-11, recently released in paperback, revised since the original Elsevier
hardcover. The paperback features some new material from Kevin Ryan and David
Ray Griffin. Below is one of the chapters from the book, the essay
by contributor Diana Ralph, Islamophobia and the “War on Terror”:
the Continuing Pretext for U.S.…
Live election coverage will be available, for those of you who wish to find something other than corporate media, from several places. Here are two:
NoLiesRadio will broadcast live, beginning Tuesday at 4:00 pm Pacific – 7:00 pm Eastern – 11:00 GMT. (See note from NoLiesRadio below).
Free Speech Radio News will broadcast updates throughout the day and night. Listen at KKFI, and many other sources.…
Wednesday Oct 15th 5pm Pacific – 8pm Eastern
Click Here To Listen: http://noliesradio.org
LIVE Tonight, Wednesday, Oct 15th at 5pm Pacific – 8pm Eastern – 00:00 GMT
Repeat Broadcast: Saturday, Oct 18th at 9am Pacific – 12noon Eastern – 16:00
Will be archived HERE after the broadcasts.
FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: Barack Obama versus John McCain. Do not miss this
live broadcast from Hempstead, New York!!
Pacifica’s National Network Coverage: No Lies Radio will carry Pacifica
Radio Network’s broadcast of the FINAL Presidential Debate between Barack Obama
and John McCain, taking place at Hofstra University, in Hempstead, New York
on Oct 15, anchored by Larry Bensky and Aimee Allison.…
First, a comment from GeorgeWashington’s Blogspot:
I’ve previously pointed out that the U.S. government heard the 9/11 plans from the hijackers’ own mouths. Most of what I wrote about involved the NSA and other intelligence services tapping top Al Qaeda operatives’ phone calls outside the U.S.
However, it turns out that the NSA was also tapping the hijackers’ phone calls inside the U.S.
Specifically, hijackers Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi lived in San Diego, California, for 2 years before 9/11.…Continue reading
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LIVE Broadcast Tuesday, Oct 7th at 5pm Pacific – 8pm Eastern – 00:00 GMT
Repeat Broadcast: Saturday, Oct 11th at 9am Pacific – 12noon Eastern – 16:00 GMT
Will be archived HERE after the broadcasts.
SECOND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: Barack Obama versus John McCain
LIVE BROADCAST from Nashville, Tennessee !!
Pacifica’s National Network Coverage
No Lies Radio will carry Pacifica Radio Network‘s broadcast of the “Town Hall” Presidential Debate between Barack Obama and John McCain, taking place at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee on Oct 7, anchored by Larry Bensky and Aimee Allison.…
By Matt Taibbi and David Ray Griffin
October 6, 2008
A poll of 17 countries that came out September of this year revealed that majorities in only nine of them “believe that al Qaeda was behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States.” A Zogby poll from 2006 found that in America, 42% of respondents believed the US government and 9/11 Commission “covered up” the events of 9/11. It’s safe to say that at least tens of millions of Americans don’t believe anything close to the official account offered by the 9/11 Commission, and that much of the outside world remains skeptical.…
Live Broadcast Thursday, Oct 2nd at: 5pm Pacific – 8pm Eastern – 00:00 GMT
Repeat Broadcast Saturday, Oct 4th at: 9am Pacific – 12 Noon Eastern – 16:00
Will be archived here after the broadcasts.
DO NOT MISS THIS HISTORIC DEBATE from St. Louis. !!
Pacifica National Network Coverage of the First Vice-Presidential Debate
Pacifica Radio will broadcast the Vice Presidential Debate between Sarah Palin
and Joe Biden, taking place at Washington University in St Louis on Oct 2.…
September 26, 2008
Hear the Historic Presidential Debate between Obama and McCain LIVE
No Lies Radio. Friday 5pm Pacific – 8pm Eastern
Click Here To Listen:
LIVE Broadcast Friday, Sept 26th at 5pm Pacific – 8pm Eastern – 00:00 GMT
Repeat Broadcast: Sunday, Sept 28th at 9am Pacific – 12noon Eastern – 16:00
Will be archived after the broadcasts.
FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: Barack Obama versus John McCain
DO NOT MISS THIS HISTORIC LIVE BROADCAST from Oxford, Mississippi !!…
September 24, 2008
At 7:30 a.m. this morning, they climbed a nine-foot fence to occupy a 35-foot-high
ledge at the National Archives.
And five members of the Veterans for Peace organization have been there ever
since. They say they’re veterans of Vietnam and Iraq, anti-war activists, and
soldiers for a cause who plan to fast for 24 hours in protest of the Bush administration.
Seeking the criminal prosecution of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, the organization
distributed “Citizens’ Arrest Warrants” to tourists waiting in line
to enter the archives, which houses the key documents of U.S.…