The Turning Point
by Ted Walter
October 16, 2009
NYC Coalition for Accountability Now
In the fall of 2008, the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative realized that both strategy and tone were moving its effort no closer to broadening its support. Facing a wary, apathetic public and a stalled momentum, leadership was replaced, strategy was revamped and its mission rebranded.
Launched in early 2009 as NYC CAN, the new organization proceeded to effectively engage voters in a rational dialogue concerning the unanswered questions surrounding 9/11 and the best interests of our country. Our vehicle for engagement was a public referendum to create a real, independent, evidence-driven investigation into those questions that remain, eight years later, unaddressed.
That revamped strategy — focused and methodical, free of divisive rhetoric, ill-advised conjecture and alienating political judgments — succeeded in garnering the support of 80,000 NYC voters, over one-hundred 9/11 family members, dozens of first responders and survivors and leading 9/11 family advocates including ‘Jersey Girls’ Lorie Van Auken, Mindy Kleinberg and Patty Casazza as well as Bill Doyle, Monica Gabrielle and others.
NYC CAN also received backing from the most trusted leaders in the 9/11 truth movement, including David Ray Griffin, Richard Gage, Kevin Ryan, Steven Jones and Niels Harrit; and the endorsement of respected whistleblowers Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer and FBI Special Agent Coleen Rowley, TIME’s 2002 Person of the Year.
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
Thursday, September 17, 2009
By Jay Levin and Tom McKenzie
The Santa Barbara Independent
In Print Cover Story
One of the crucial technical disputes in American history, perhaps second only to global warming, is underway. It pits hundreds of government technicians who say the World Trade Center buildings were brought down by airplane impact against hundreds of professional architects and building engineers who insist that the Twin Towers could never have collapsed solely due to the planes and are calling for a new independent investigation. It is a fight that is not going away and is likely to get louder as more building trade professionals sign on to one side or the other.
Better than anyone, David Ray Griffin understands the “enormous importance” of Richard Gage, the Bay Area architect and staunch Republican who founded Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911 Truth).
Wednesday & Thursday Evening – LIVE From Oakland
Live Radio Broadcast — Keynote Speakers from the 911 Truth Film Festival
Will be archived here after the broadcasts by Friday.
Dylan Avery answers questions from the audience LIVE
Wednesday, Sept 9 at 9:20 pm Pacific — 12:20 am Eastern — 04:20 GMT
Q & A with Dylan Avery right after the West Coast Premiere of his new film, Loose Change, An American Coup. On Google alone, the preceding versions of “Loose Change” have been viewed nearly 125 million times. On YouTube the film has a combined viewership of over 30 million worldwide. More than two million copies of the DVD have been sold, and thousands more have been given away. The original “Loose Change” film has been translated into twenty-six languages and has spawned a truth movement around the world. The initial film had a budget of $2,000. This latest version, “Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup”, has an estimated budget of $1,000,000. “Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup” is available exclusively on DVD September 22, 2009.
Dr. David Ray Griffin speaks LIVE & answers questions from the audience.
Thursday, Sept 10 at 7:50 pm Pacific — 10:50 pm Eastern — 02:50 GMT
Introduced by Peter Phillips, a founder of Project Censored. David Ray Griffin has 2 new books which have just been released — The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7-Why the Final Official Report… Continue reading
AE911Truth with Richard Gage, AIA
LIVE STREAMED from The Commonwealth Club of California
TONIGHT, Tuesday, September 8 starting at 5:45PM Pacific
An important event for the 9/11 truth movement will occur on Tuesday night
in San Francisco when Richard Gage, AIA, speaks at the oldest public forum in
the nation, The Commonwealth
Club in California. Architects & Engineers For 9/11 Truth will webcast
this event live on the Internet from our website AE911Truth.org.
We follow in the footsteps of the great David Ray Griffin, who first broke
the 9/11 Truth barrier at the Commonwealth Club last year. In just under 40
minutes we will present the scientific evidence for the explosive controlled
destruction of the 3 World Trade Center high-rises on 9/11. We will examine
the behavior of these buildings as well as the explosive evidence found in the
debris. More evidence may be found on our website
A screening of this historic moment will be presented in New York City at 56
Walker Street. Also, everyone is encouraged to tune in on your own computer
as Mr. Gage explains why the official conspiracy theory put forth by NIST is
not supported by the evidence, and that explosive controlled demolition is,
very unfortunately, the only viable explanation for the WTC destruction in New
York City on September 11, 2001.
Pre-register! If you are local and coming please make sure to get your tickets
today as it might be sold out.
We’ll see you live at 5:45!
By Dwain Deets and Gregg Roberts
September 6, 2009
Published at Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911truth.org)
AE911Truth plans to release a longer response than this one as soon as resources permit. In the meantime, readers are encouraged to examine these other recently published pieces:
Kevin Ryan, Finally, an Apology From the National Geographic Channel (with comments at Kevin Ryan’s Blog)
Richard Gage, AIA, Gregg Roberts, and David Chandler, Evidence for the Explosive Demolition of World Trade Center, Building 7 on 9/11
National Geographic Channel (NGC) first broadcast its two-hour special misleadingly entitled “9/11: Science and Conspiracy,” on August 31, 2009. NGC, with 67% ownership by Rupert Murdoch, posed as a neutral party explaining both sides in an ongoing dispute. In reality, it manipulated the presentation, doing many subtle and not so subtle things to support the side of the official story.
In actuality, this so-called documentary was a de facto hit piece, an assault on truth, and obviously skewed in support of the government’s explanation of 9/11 and against “9/11 truth.” Whatever their intentions, the producers failed completely in any supposed attempt at balanced reporting and a fair presentation of both sides of the story.
The Manipulation Channel
The first big manipulation was the use of a highly misleading title, suggesting that those supporting the official story represent the scientific viewpoint, while those questioning the official story are merely “conspiracy theorists” who… Continue reading
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
Posted by Steven Jones at 911blogger.com
A special on 9/11 has just been shown on the National Geographic Channel, produced by Robert Erickson. Robert also conducted interviews with me and others. In March 2009, Prof. David Ray Griffin and I and Gregg Roberts exchanged emails with Robert Erickson which demonstrate our efforts to get Mr. Erickson and his team to be accurate and fair in their treatment of our scientific work regarding 9/11 — particularly the evidence for the use of explosives in the World Trade Center destruction. For the record, then, I have pulled together our exchanges of emails.
Robert Erickson, emailed David Ray Griffin on 3/27/09:
“if Jones is surprised that we just placed bags of thermite around the column…what else would Jones have suggested? ”
I was informed of the question above and I responded on 3/28/09 as follows:
Bags of commercial thermite set against a steel column — what a pathetic “experiment.” Not anywhere close to representing my views, as you must know, from our discussion about the red/gray chips and the crucial distinction between ordinary thermite and super-thermite! What a terrible and unfair straw-man joke you are evidently trying to pull.
Why can’t you get a sample of super-thermite? I think you can, if you will actually try. Or are you like NIST which refuses to look?
Super-Thermite Electric Matches
The principal application is in the entertainment industry, which uses fireworks displays for a variety of venues, such as sporting… Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Distribution
August 17, 2009
Movie screening: “9/11: BLUEPRINT FOR TRUTH”
Friday 09/11/2009, 5:20 PM, at Riverview Theater in Minneapolis (8th anniversary
In this 60-minute director’s cut edition of “9/11: BLUEPRINT FOR TRUTH, The
Architecture of Destruction,” San Francisco Bay area architect, Richard Gage,
AIA, provides a series of abridged versions of the full research copy. The stunning
multimedia presentations will deliver myth-shattering scientific evidence surrounding
the explosive demolition of all 3 World Trade center buildings.
This free screening is sponsored by the family of Patricia J. Statz, who died
in the Pentagon on 09/11/2001. This screening is endorsed by the Minnesota Alliance
of Peacemakers (MAP), the War Resisters League MN, Veterans For Peace, Ground
Zero Minnesota, MN 9/11 Truth and We Are Change Minnesota.
3800 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406-3504
5:20 pm, Friday September 11, 2009 (doors open at 5 pm)
The 2009 5th Annual 9/11 Film Festival will be held Wednesday and Thursday, September 9th & 10th, 2009
at the Grand Lake Theater
For up-to-date information, please see http://communitycurrency.org/filmfestival2009.html (or
Tickets are $10 for each day and are now available. They may be purchased
at locations in the Bay Area (full list below, at end of this story), at the door, or via email here: Email tickets.
Wednesday Evening, 9/9/2009, we will be holding the World Premiere of
Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup
with film maker – Dylan Avery
and special guests
Richard Gage, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth
artist/author Janette McKinlay (who wrote Fortunate: A Personal Diary of 9/11)
David Ray Griffin, Theologian, author
Bonnie Faulkner, host of KPFA’s Guns and Butter will be the mistress of ceremonies.
Thursday films will begin at noon, 9/10/2009. We will be premiering
with film maker Eric Nadler.
Eric Nadler is an author, TV producer and filmmaker. He has written
for Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Harpers and the New Republic and his films
have been been featured on PBS, the Sundance Channel and Court TV in the United
States and broadcast internationally. He has produced several PBS Frontline
programs, including BCCI- Bank of Crooks and Criminals and The Secret Arming… Continue reading
“We Demand Transparency”
New York City, September 11, 12 and 13, 2009
For peace, for truth and for a new economics.
A three-day conference, with an opening concert, film premieres, and a rally for the 9/11 investigation ballot referendum.
Saturday, September 12th, 10 AM – 7 PM
Sunday, September 13th, 2 PM – 10 PM
St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery, Manhattan
E.10th St. and 2nd Ave NYC
This is the formula for building a bigger, post-partisan, mass movement for peace, truth and real economic change. This is the beginning of bridge between the “peace” and “truth” movements. It all starts in NYC, on the anniversary weekend of the 9/11 attacks!
KICK OFF EVENT
9/11 Anniversary Concert
Friday, September 11th, Walker Stage, 8pm, 56 Walker Street, Manhattan
All-Night Concert of New Rock and Hip Hop Artists: Jordan Page, The Madeleine Haze, Sturgeon Scott (from Leftover Crack), and many others
Saturday, September 12, 10 AM – 7 PM
Featured Experts on the Real History of 9/11:
* Richard Gage, AIA (founder Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth)
* Erik Lawyer (founder, Firefighters for 911 Truth)
* Steve Alten (author, “The Shell Game”)
* Kevin Barrett (author, “Truth Jihad Against the 911 Big Lie”)
* Barry Zwicker and Ian Woods (Canadian journalists)
* Barry Kissin (critic of the FBI anthrax investigation)
* Sander Hicks (author, “The Big Wedding”, investigative journalist)
* Graham McQueen (Canadian peace and truth activist)
Saturday, September 12, 5-7 PM
Saturday Night NYC CAN Rally
With 9/11 Family Members, First… Continue reading
DENVER Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Denver, KBDI-12, Colorado Public Television
TV airing of “9/11: Blueprint for Truth”
with in-studio appearance by Richard Gage, AIA
KBDI Colorado Public Television to Air ‘9/11: Blueprint for Truth
Saturday, August 15, 2009 – 7:00 – 9:00 pm MDT
KBDI, Channel 12 will be featuring ‘9/11: Blueprint for Truth’ as a pledge
drive fundraiser. Richard Gage, AIA, will be at the studio for on-air interviews
during this historic broadcast.
We are thrilled with this development!
However, please do not call or email KBDI.
The staff at KBDI thank you all for your calls and emails regarding the broadcasts
of ‘9/11 Press For Truth’ and the upcoming broadcast of ‘9/11: Blueprint for
Truth.’ As much as they would like to be able to personally respond to everyone,
they cannot, as the volume of grateful responses is overwhelming their small
But here are things you can do that will help the 9/11 Truth movement:
1) If you are outside the Colorado area, contact your local PBS station and
deliver to them a copy of ‘9/11 Press for Truth,’ ‘Zero,’ and ‘9/11: Blueprint
for Truth.’ Tell them of the great success KBDI Colorado Public Television has
had with their pledge drive with ‘9/11 Press for Truth,’ and suggest they screen
Don’t forget, this is a relationship you are building with your local PBS station.
We may soon have some guidelines for you–but you know what to do: dress nicely,
be… Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2009
Contact: Justin Keogh
Phone: (510) 292-4710
Electronic mail: http://www.ae911truth.org/contactus.php
Architect to Speak in DC on 9/11 World Trade Center Destruction
Professional group to present evidence to Congress
Berkeley, CA — Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, the nonprofit group DC911Truth will bring San Francisco Bay Area architect Richard Gage, AIA, to Washington, DC, for a series of public events and meetings with congressional representatives. Gage represents more than 700 architects and engineers who cite evidence for explosive demolition as the cause of the destruction of the three World Trade Center towers on 9/11. After careful examination of forensic data inconsistent with the official account, these professionals are calling for a new, independent investigation into the 9/11 attacks.
A practicing architect for more than 20 years, Gage is the founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth). Comprised of more than 4,500 total petition signers, members, architects, engineers, physicists and scientists, the organization contends at its website, AE911Truth.org, that the official FEMA and NIST reports fail to explain the towers’ destruction. The group’s evidence includes the admitted free-fall of Building 7, the constancy of the acceleration of the North Tower, and nanothermite residues in the WTC dust. Events
July 14, 2009
It was the best turnout ever for the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth! Perhaps because we spoke in tandem with the new hard-hitting Fire Fighters for 9/11 Truth? The hard working dedicated 9/11 Truth folks in Seattle completely went to town on marketing and brought in a sea of 580 faces! The Universities were thoroughly canvassed — including the last minute faculty box stuffing at the Architecture Dept at the University of WA.
It was the best turnout ever for the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth speaking in tandem with the Fire Fighters for 9/11 Truth! The hard working dedicated 9/11 Truth folks in Seattle completely went to town on marketing and brought in a sea of 580 faces! The Universities were thoroughly canvassed — including the last minute faculty box stuffing at the Architecture Dept at the University of WA.
Erik Lawyer of FF911Truth and Richard Gage, AIA of AE911Truth double teamed the crowd for an hour each and then answered questions together for an hour. Before the event we had 45 believing that planes/fires brought down the twin towers and afterwards only 4! The remainder believed that controlled demolition was responsible. Before the event we had 61 who were unsure and after only 14. So 88% of what we could call newcomers were moved off of their positions! A total of 26 folks had not heard of bldg 7. We had 10 firefighters, 4 architects, and 14 engineers. 4 were… Continue reading
News from AE911truth.org:
June 17, 2009
Richard Gage, AIA, was George Noory’s guest on the national Coast to Coast AM radio show on Tuesday, June 9 at 11 PM PDT. This was a great mass-audience breakthrough for AE911Truth and we want to thank Coast to Coast listeners who have visited our website and signed our petition in great numbers. The full three-hour interview with Richard Gage, AIA, is available in 12 parts, starting at 911 truth p 1 / 12.
Coast to Coast AM airs on more than 500 stations in the U.S., as well as Canada, Mexico and Guam, and is heard by nearly three million weekly listeners. Broadcasting live Monday thru Sunday from 1-5 am ET, it is the most listened to overnight radio program in North America. You can listen to Coast to Coast AM on SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio Talk Radio, Channel 165.
Coast to Coast AM website: coasttocoastam.com
NEW! 9/11: Blueprint for Truth — The Architecture of Destruction — 2008 Companion Edition DVD. 10-, 30- and 60-minute abridged versions and Bonus material. Note: You can get a $10 discount by purchasing both the “2-hour Research Edition” and the “Companion Edition” together, here.
We have been asked for two years now to provide a one-hour and a 30-minute version of our popular, but long, dynamic multimedia presentation “9/11: Blueprint for Truth — The Architecture of Destruction”. We have listened… Continue reading
By James Hufferd, Ph.D.
Founder, 911 Truth of Central Iowa
When I was living in Brazil as an academic two decades ago, the country’s
powerful military, after years of running the show, cut a deal with the ascendant
progressive civilian politicians giving them full latitude unimpeded within
a certain sphere, but leaving other aspects of the country’s affairs strictly
and permanently under military control. The result was Brazil’s new Constitution
of 1988, which made voting a compulsory duty of citizenship. As a result, no
non-progressive candidate for the presidency has gotten anywhere since. But
elective civilian power is strictly limited.
It strikes me that the relationship between the constitutional government
of the U.S. and its para-military security services, the tools of shadow dictators
of multinational mega-business, has gotten to be strikingly similar. If my observation
is correct, it would largely explain the seeming cowardice and complicit status
of the whole Congress, vis-à-vis the rogue executive branch and its repeated
trampling of the Constitution in recent years: Congress, including its progressives,
simply knows where the line is. And Congress knows, even in advance, that the
Executive, brought to heel by the shadow government’s board of directors,
will disdain the Constitution and public opinion in carrying out its ruthlessly
enforceable “agreement” with the true sovereigns of the United States.
I am as dismayed as anyone that our new, more progressive President has not
so far turned out to be a change agent in the vital sphere of civil liberties
and restoring accountability… Continue reading
This statement was originally published in February of 2007 and has since remained posted at our About Us page; today it seems timely to repost it to the front page. Given the current climate of fear and hatred swirling about us–indeed, throughout our society, perpetuated by much of the media, government spokespersons and individuals seething with hatred–we would do well to re-commit, as a community of truth advocates, to continuing truly ‘civil and effective’ work.
Because we still lack subpoena and discovery powers, members of the 9/11 truth movement and American citizens as a whole will not be able to fully connect the “dots” of 9/11 events until key classified documents and videos are leaked or released. In the meantime, many of us will develop theories about those events and what really occurred. Given the incompleteness of the facts at hand, our theories will invariably differ. They therefore can and should be sincerely discussed and analyzed, but this debate must not obscure the reality that the investigative tasks we face still remain extremely challenging.
We believe our campaign to expose the truth of 9/11 offers the world more essential insights into current political and economic reality than any other modern movement and therefore can empower the most profound social transformation of our age. This work is far too important to debilitate with egotism, zealotry or self-inflicted wounds, and we must make every effort to sustain the unprecedented progress we have made.
Because the 9/11 truth movement presents… Continue reading
Tue June 9, 2009
To: NATIONAL EDITORS
Contact: Dwain Deets of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth,
+1-760-445-3242, dadeets (at) cox [dot] net
SAN DIEGO, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Saturday, June 13 and Sunday,
June 14, 2009, architect Richard Gage, AIA, will give his 100th talk on behalf
of more than 640 architects and engineers who cite evidence of explosive demolition
as the cause for collapse of the three World Trade Center buildings on 9/11.
After careful examination of forensics data inconsistent with the official account,
these professionals are calling for a new, independent investigation into the
A practicing architect for more than 20 years, Gage is the founder of Architects
and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth). Comprised of more than 3,600 petition-signers,
members, architects and engineers, the organization contends at its Web site,
AE911Truth.org, that the official FEMA and NIST reports provide insufficient
evidence to explain the towers’ destruction. AE911Truth points in particular
to the destruction of the third high-rise, World Trade Center 7, which was not
hit by an aircraft yet came down in less than seven seconds. The group bases
its conclusions solely on forensic evidence and does not engage in conspiracy
theories or in assigning blame for the destruction.
AE911Truth’s conclusions are shared by hundreds of scientists, senior-level
military, intelligence and government officials; pilots and aviation professionals;
scholars and university professors; 9/11 survivors and family members; and media
professionals around the world.
The 9/11 Truth movement, which Time magazine called… Continue reading