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James Gourley Published in “The Journal of Engineering Mechanics”

The Journal of Engineering Mechanics has recently published a paper I authored. It can be found here, beginning on page 915: ( PDF 224kb )

Normally, such a publication would be announced here at 911Blogger to let everyone know we are still making progress publishing criticisms of the official fairy tale in mainstream technical journals, in the hopes of reaching more members of the scientific and engineering community.

While I am excited this paper will be reaching new audiences, and I would like to share that fact with you, I am writing today for a different purpose.

Not much is ever written about what we go through to get these papers published. The publication of this paper is a case study in the struggles we face. I’d like to relate to you exactly what I had to go through to get this paper published, and what influences the substance of it have already had. I hesitate to reveal some of the information below, but as will become clear, the Journal of Engineering Mechanics personnel have demonstrated a complete lack of scientific ethics, and I feel like I have no choice but to publish exactly what occurred in the lead up to my paper’s publication.

Before I begin, let me make it perfectly clear that I do not want anyone to call, email or otherwise harass the editors or staff at the Journal of Engineering Mechanics or the authors of the papers I talk about below. Such behavior is extremely counterproductive,… Continue reading

Project Censored 2009: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007-08

Cover image of Censored 2009

by Mickey Huff, Associate Director of Project Censored

Project Censored, the media research group at Sonoma State University (SSU), has just released it’s annual report on the top stories that didn’t make the corporate mainstream news from the past year. The book is published by Seven Stories Press. Censored 2009, edited by director Dr. Peter Phillips with Dr. Andrew Roth, exposes the major stories Americans should know and care about that the “free press” just doesn’t deliver. The top stories for this year can be viewed at the PC website and the piece in the North Bay Bohemian can be read here.

Project Censored award winning journalist and researcher Stephen Lendman has just written about the Project in a piece titled Project Censored‘s Media Democracy Advocacy which looks at the history of the Project as well as details in this year’s volume. A lecture series hosting authors of this years top censored stories is presently underway at SSU for those in the Bay Area wishing to attend. The series is being broadcast at Free Speech TV this fall as well.

As acting Associate Director of Project Censored, I invite everyone to explore this year’s book and help support media democracy in action. Our currently calamitous and critical condition as a fragile free society depends upon a well informed citizenry and I strongly believe that Project Censored is a major force in the direction of strengthening our society’s democratic institutions and principles. Help spread the word if you… Continue reading

‘The Elephant in the Room’ Movie

 

 

The Declaration of Independence & Our Bill of Rights

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. ~ That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, ~ That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.…

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News from the Complete 911 Timeline — HistoryCommons.org

This is a news item pertaining to the Complete 911 Timeline investigative project, one of several grassroots investigations being hosted on the History Commons website. The
data published as part of this investigation has been collected, organized, and published by members of the public who are registered users of this website.

9/28/2008: Pentagon on 9/11, Shoe Bombing, Bin Laden in the Soviet-Afghan War and More – Additions as of September 28, 2008

This week, a massive amount of new entries have been added to the timeline, dealing with a whole range of different issues. We will start with the day of 9/11, in particular the Pentagon, which a fire chief warned could be a target nearly 20 minutes before it was hit. The attack itself created confusion by setting off 300 fire alarms, although some medical workers thought the ensuing evacuation was a drill. After wandering about outside the building, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld refused to follow the established emergency plan and evacuate, instead sending deputy Paul Wolfowitz to an alternate military command center, where the computers and communication systems did not work.

The first fighter was seen arriving over the Pentagon at around 10:40 a.m., the FAA sent the White House incorrect details of the hijacked planes in the early afternoon, and astronauts viewed the devastation in New York from space. Meanwhile, the FBI established a command post near the Pentagon and limited the evidence that needed to be photographed there.

The… Continue reading

Hungry for Truth–One Man’s Struggle to Confront September 11, 2001

hungryfortruthHungry
for Truth:
One Man’s Struggle to Confront September 11, 2001

by Blair A. Gadsby
6" x 9" • 174 pages
ISBN 978-0615222141 • paperback • $12.95

A personal journey into the world of activism for 9/11 Truth. Questioning the
official story of the 9/11 attacks has many hazards, not least of which as a
motivator to speaking up about "false flag" terror and the manipulation
by governments of their populations to go to war. To a college professor of
Religious Studies, seeing Islam portrayed as a religion of violence was spiritually
and mentally degrading, not to mention socially destructive. This book discusses
one person’s awakening to the lies told to us about 9/11 and how they compelled
him to activism and a hunger strike against John McCain as he campaigned for
President. McCain wrote the Foreword to Popular Mechanics‘ cover-up
of 9/11. The author sat for 17 days outside the office of Senator John McCain
waiting for an answer about 9/11 issues. He did get them, and the answers may
foreshadow how "President McCain" will confront the requests for a
new 9/11 investigation, conduct foreign policy, and his handling of the Middle
East wars.

Source URL: AE911truth blog at 911blogger.com

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‘The Reflecting Pool’ now Online

The producers of ‘The Reflecting Pool’ uploaded their film to Google Video on the 7th anniversary of 9/11.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=237517889570270757

www.reflectingpoolfilm.com

[Ed. Note: Thank you! We encourage readers to support these generous producers by purchasing this excellent film after you've watched it online.]

The Definitive Treatment of 9/11

By Tod Fletcher
September 11, 2008

Cover image of The New Pearl Harbor RevisitedIn THE NEW PEARL HARBOR REVISITED , David Ray Griffin provides a brilliant and much-needed companion to his path-breaking and movement-building book on 9/11, The New Pearl Harbor (NPH; 2004). Now, on the occasion of the seventh anniversary of those horrific events, Griffin surveys in detail all the main lines of evidence against the official account of 9/11 to have emerged during the last four years. THE NEW PEARL HARBOR REVISITED (NPHR) has been designed as volume 2 of a two-volume set with NPH as volume 1; together they provide a thorough and up-to-date case against the official conspiracy theory (they can be bought separately, of course).

Griffin has already published four other books that provide in-depth analysis of most of the evidence to have emerged since 2004. NPHR’s main purpose is to provide an easily accessible survey of all of the new evidence, so that it is now possible for a beginner to the subject (including journalists and members of Congress) to master its enormous complexity simply by reading two books. NPHR is structured identically to NPH; each chapter in NPHR comments and builds on the corresponding chapter in NPH. Much of the content is entirely new; there are many facts and analyses in NPHR which Griffin presents for the first time, and which literally make the book an up-to-the-minute statement of the case.

In the Preface, Griffin explains why he undertook to “update” The New Pearl Harbor . In the Introduction he… Continue reading

New Documentary Takes a Look at the 9/11 Truth Movement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2008

New Documentary Takes a Look at the 9/11 Truth Movement

On the anniversary of the attacks of September 11th, British filmmaker Dean
Puckett releases “The Elephant in the Room,” a new award-winning film
documenting his journey into the 9/11 Truth Movement.

Los Angeles September 10, 2008 — On the anniversary of the attacks of September
11th, British filmmaker Dean Puckett releases “The Elephant in the Room,”
a new award-winning film documenting his journey into the 9/11 Truth Movement.

The Movement can best be described as a group of citizen activists from around
the world who don’t believe the U.S. government’s explanation of what happened
on September 11th. While there are a growing number of law enforcement personnel,
pilots, architects, engineers, and scientists joining the ranks, they have been
called everything from ‘patriots’ to ‘conspiracy theorists’ – with some right
wing talk show hosts going so far as to call them ‘jihadists.’

But In the documentary, “The Elephant in the Room”, the viewer is
introduced to folks who aren’t as dangerous as some would believe. They just
happen to be average citizens asking some very simple questions.

The film features interviews with numerous 9/11 Truth activists including Former
Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (who is currently running for President)
and William Rodriguez, a janitor of 20 years at the World Trade Center, who
testified that he heard and felt explosions in his building before it was hit
by a plane. Also in the film is Richard… Continue reading

Hidden History of 9/11– Now Available in Paperback!

The Hidden History of 9-11 THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF 9-11
Edited by Paul Zarembka

From publisher SevenStories.com:

Information tends to flow centripetally, from the margins to the center, and not vice versa, in the same way as sensations travel from our finger tips to our brain and central nervous system. Paul Zarembka‘s Hidden History of 9-11, doesn’t subscribe to any one conspiracy theory, but it argues, persuasively, that familiarity with the fault lines of the official story opens a reader to a fundamental and necessary awareness. We may never know the full story of 9-11, in the same way that we may never know the full story of the Kennedy assassinations, but the awareness that we do have following these events provides us at the very least with a healthy skepticism and a willingness to entertain the possibility of there being counter-narratives that cannot be dismissed.

How much insider trading occurred in the days leading up to 9-11? How compromised is the evidence against the hijackers? Why were there no military interceptors? To what extent does the testimony of more than five hundred firefighters differ from the official reports of what happened at the World Trade Center buildings that day? How inseparably connected are Western covert operations to al-Qaeda? How is Islamophobia used to sustain American imperialism? What was the 9-11 Commission?

With contributions from Nafeez Mossaddeq Ahmed, Four Arrows, David Ray Griffin, Jay Kolar, David MacGregor, Diana Ralph, Kevin Ryan, and Bryan Sacks, this path breaking work examines 9-11 and its background, showing how much remains unknown and where further investigation and debate is needed.…

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Able Danger Gets Full-Week Run in NYC Theater, 9/11/08

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

911 Conspiracy Thriller ABLE DANGER, starring Elina Lowensohn and Adam Nee
gets week-long run at Two Boots Pioneer Theater in NYC, beginning September
11th.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, August 1, 2008 — ABLE DANGER, the acclaimed independent
conspiracy thriller by filmmaker PAUL KRIK, will have a week long engagement
at Two Boots Pioneer Theater beginning Thursday, September 11, 2008, in commemoration
of the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center Buildings
in lower Manhattan. Krik will be on hand at the opening night for a Q&A.

The week-long engagement begins Thursday 9/11at 9pm and runs through Friday,
September 19. Two
Boots Pioneer Theater
is located at 155 East 3rd Street.

ABLE DANGER is
the story of Thomas Flynn, a Brooklyn 9/11 truther (played by Adam Nee), who
falls into a noir pastiche when a mysterious Eastern European beauty (played
by Elina Lowensohn) arrives at his bookstore-café with irrefutable
proof of American secret intelligence involvement in the planning and execution
of 9/11. When Thomas is implicated in the murder of his friend and employee,
he’s forced to unravel her complex web of lies while attempting to fight his
natural attraction to her. As it turns out, she possesses the Able Danger hard-drive,
the smoking gun that proves the identities and methods of the real architects
of 9/11, and Thomas is willing to risk everything to expose the truth. The film
gets its title from the real-life secret government program of the same name
that… Continue reading

FealGood Foundation produces film about plight of First Responders

Watch for this in the coming weeks, from the FealGood Foundation:

David Ray Griffin On New 9/11 Evidence

June 10, 2008
A VIDEO EXCLUSIVE from Hot Potato Mash:

Professor David Ray Griffin, who is one of the leading voices in the 9/11 Truth
Movement, spoke to a capacity crowd in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 4, 2008.
Below is Griffin’s talk – covering mostly new evidence about 9/11 – divided
into three parts…

Part 1 (9:32)

“If we do get a real investigation or a trial there is simply no doubt
of what the verdict will be because now the evidence that 9/11 is an inside
job is now overwhelming.” – David Ray Griffin

In Part 1 Professor Griffin begins with inconsistencies between the statements
made by Ted Olsen (Solicitor General of the United States) about his wife Barbara
Olsen’s cell phone calls from Flight 77 and that of the FBI. Additionally, Griffin
talks about the impossibility of using cell phones at high altitudes.

The last half of Part 1 is spent discussing the odd and unlikely behavior of
Mohammed Atta and the inconsistencies in the government’s story about Atta.

Part 2 (9:16)

Topics covered include why the Pentagon wasn’t evacuated? The faulty timeline
of Michael Hess and Barry Jennings in WTC Building 7 and Rudy Giuliani telling
Peter Jennings that the World Trade Center was going to collapse.

Part 3 (5:26)

“I’m fearful that many people will say, ‘okay, the criminals are out of
office now and so let’s not work on [9/11]‘. But the more hopeful possibility
is people will say, ‘now there may be… Continue reading

History Commons Projects, Update on June 4, 2008

The History Commons has started two new timelines this week, both of which
cover overlaps between the site’s main projects. One of them deals with
the military analysts story. It has been garnering more attention since the
recent New York Times expose, but articles about it have dripped out over the
years and there is a wealth of material, which was previously split between
the Iran, Iraq Invasion, Iraq Occupation, and Detainee Abuse Timelines.
Read more

The second new timeline is called Neoconservative Think Tank Influence on
US Policies, and groups together entries that were previously split up between
the various Iran, Iraq, Detainee Abuse, and 9/11 projects.
Read more

Otherwise, the main additions to the History Commons this week were in the
9/11 Timeline and dealt with the 2002 Bali bombings, including some pretty specific
warnings, and al-Qaeda in Southeast Asia. In addition, there is more about the
time spent by two 9/11 hijackers in Thailand and the CIA’s seeming inability
to find them there, as well as extra material about British intelligence asset
and al-Qaeda recruiter Abu Hamza al-Masri.
Read more

The Invasion of Iraq Timeline has cross-posted entries from the military analysts
timeline that relate to Iraq. One thing about the press coverage that is interesting
is that while the major networks and the Washington Post got it wrong, and the
New York Times boasted the supreme talents of Judy Miller, Knight Ridder (now
McClatchy) actually got the story right, proving that it could be done.
Read… Continue reading

Update 6/3: Brooklyn International Film Festival to screen Able Danger Opening Night!

Opening Night – Brooklyn Lyceum
Friday, May 30, 2008

7:30pm – Opening Ceremony

8:00pm – FILM SCREENING

ABLE DANGER
Dir: Paul Krik, United States, 85 min, 2008, Feature
US Premiere. Cast & Crew in attendance.

abledangerstillThomas Flynn, the idealist owner of a left-leaning radical cafe-bookstore and the quixotic publisher of a hard-hitting 9/11 conspiracy expose, finds himself entangled with a mysterious Eastern European beauty, Kasia, who is on the run from the architects of a global 9/11 cover-up, in this contemporary take on classic film noir. When Thomas is implicated in the murder of his friend and employee, he’s forced to unravel Kasia’s complex web of lies while attempting to fight his natural attraction to her. As it turns out, Kasia possesses the smoking gun that proves the identities and methods of the real architects of 9/11, and Thomas is willing to risk everything to expose the truth.

More info, buy tickets, view full film details at Brooklyn International Film Festival site.

10:00pm – PARTY!
Complimentary Stella Artois beer and Glaceau Water.

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided by: Planethailand 212 Planethailand Williamsburg Babouche Restaurant

Music sets by DJs: Gibo Rosin Funky Junction

WHERE: Brooklyn Lyceum: 227 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

ABLE DANGER
US Premiere

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Director: Paul Krik
United States, 2008, 85min
Format: HD-CAM
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showtime: 8:00 pm | Friday May 30 and June 6 | Brooklyn Lyceum buy tickets for this show

Cast: Elina Lowensohn, Adam Nee, Dave Coburn, Michael Burg, Tamarra Knaussz
Crew: Producers: Paul Krik, Katharina Lang, Ari Krepostman – Screenwriter: Paul Krik – Editor: Paul Krik & Roberto Serrini – Cinematographer: Charles Libin – Original Score: Michael Montes, John Roome, Alexander Schiebel – Sound: George Lara – Concept Director: Noah Ross – Art Director: Martina Nevermann, Willa Armbruster, Jose Barth Torres
Sales: Paul Krik – T: 917.664.6664
Email: paul [at] abledangerthemovie.com
Web: www.abledangerthemovie.com

synopsis
Thomas Flynn, the idealist owner of a left-leaning radical cafe-bookstore and the quixotic publisher of a hard-hitting 9/11 conspiracy expose, finds himself entangled with a mysterious Eastern European beauty, Kasia, who is on the run from the architects of a global 9/11 cover-up, in this contemporary take on classic film noir.…

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911 Truth and ‘The Reflecting Pool’

The Reflecting Poll and 9/11

SYNOPSIS

An investigation of the 9/11 events by a Russian-American journalist and a father of a 9/11 victim implicates the US government in the attacks.

ALEX PROKOP (Jarek Kupsc), a successful journalist, receives a rare 9/11 video tape revealing new information about the attack. The footage was sent by PAUL COOPER (Joseph Culp), a driven researcher, whose daughter died on 9/11. Sensing a good story, Prokop travels with Cooper to New York and Washington, DC, where they uncover suppressed information implicating the US Government in the attacks. As Cooper introduces Prokop to key eye-witnesses, the façade of the “official story” begins to crumble. Prokop hears accounts of underground explosions in the Twin Towers moments before their collapse and discovers that the firm providing WTC security was run by the President’s brother.

We follow Alex and Cooper as they investigate the inexplicable collapse of the 47-story WTC Building Seven, disprove the implausible airliner “attack” on the Pentagon, and uncover the illegal destruction of physical evidence from Ground Zero.

The pressure builds as the FBI intimidates Alex’s editor, McGUIRE, (Lisa Black) to reveal key sources — while the magazine’s corporate investors threaten to kill the entire story. Plagued by the ghosts of his Communist childhood and trying to uphold the independence of American journalism, Alex’s search for the truth leads to a dangerous and shocking realization!

THE REFLECTING POOL is an intense, sobering investigation into the most controversial tragedy of our time. Drawn from established sources and based on verifiable facts, THE… Continue reading

‘Iowa Terror’ Review

iowa terror
This just in …”Iowa Terror” will be featured on Pacifica Radio

Denny Smithson’s, Cover To Cover, KPFA, Berkeley
Monday, April 28, 5-5:30pm CDT
Listen live here

April 29, 7-9pm CDT, Freedom Fighter Radio

May 5, 10-12pm CDT, Carol Brouillet, Questioning War, Organizing Resistance

Terror … in a small town.

We are watching everyone … but the ones we should.

“Terse and funny and dry as a dead Iowa corn snake baking in the sun. Palecek delivers a quick, deadpan slap to reactionary, mindless post-9/11 America. The sting is delightful.”
– Mark Morford, columnist, San Francisco Chronicle

www.mikepalecek.com

Monthly Review Press — Reviewing Iowa Terror

by Seth Sandronsky
March 30, 2008

Meet Jesus Iowa. He’s a teen from Oaxaca whose family moves to a
small Iowa town. Athlete and worker, Jesus leaves his home in the U.S. heartland
after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the East Coast. That move partly heats
up his community’s fears and hopes in Iowa Terror (Seventh Street Press, 2007),
Mike Palecek’s latest novel.

His narrative voices both echo and skewer the White House of George W. (MD)
Bush and the kind of patriotism it seeks to spread across the U.S. This is an
ambitious and difficult approach. But Palecek pulls it off with his sharp ear
for the everyday language of rural folks swept up in a political and reportorial
culture of apparently endless war for liberty and security. In that respect,
he reminds me a bit of U.S. author Joe Bageant, who has… Continue reading

Michael Mukasey, Day of 9/11, Osama bin Laden

Kevin Fenton
4/20/2008

More material has been added covering the NSA’s surveillance of Ahmed al-Hada, father-in-law of alleged Pentagon hijacker Khalid Almihdhar. Both President Bush and Vice President Cheney used the non-exploitation of calls between his phone in Yemen and the hijackers in the US to justify the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping program in January 2006. Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell attributed the failure to trace the calls to a 1981 executive order earlier this year, and Mukasey bizarrely then claimed that one of the calls was between the US and Afghanistan, rather than Yemen. This confused the media somewhat, and a group of congressmen asked Mukasey for an explanation.

There are additional entries about the day of 9/11. A senior official later disputed Richard Clarke’s account of the day’s events, some Pentagon security cameras did not show the crash site, and the fighters who later responded to the Pentagon attack attended anti-terrorism training earlier in the day. There is a dispute over which gate American 11 left from at Boston airport, where suspicious passengers arrived on September 10, when Larry Silverstein’s publicist cancelled an appointment at the WTC for 9/11. Other entries point out United 93′s autopilot was turned off, top air force officials continued with a meeting when they learned the WTC had been hit, and crew on United 93 had previously attended antiterrorism training. Pilots on American 77, American 11 and United 93, were allocated… Continue reading