Saturday, May 22 2010 - Other Important News
MI5 faces probe over 7/7
(AFP) -- May 21, 2010
LONDON -- Inquests into the deaths of 56 people in London's July 2005 suicide bombings will probe alleged failings by police and MI5 intelligence before the attacks, the coroner conducting the hearings said Friday.
Judge Heather Hallett also ruled that inquests into four suicide bombers will be held separately from those of the 52 victims, a relief to families who had protested plans to hold the inquests together.
The suicide bombers set off near-simultaneous explosions on three London Underground trains and a double-decker bus on the morning of July 7, 2005, in what has become known as 7/7, nearly four years after the 9/11 attacks in the United States.
Hallett, giving details of arrangements for the inquests due to start in October, said they would probe what police and MI5 officers knew ahead of the shock attacks.
"The scope of the inquest into the 52 deaths will include the alleged intelligence failings and the immediate aftermath of the bombings," she said.
Friday, May 21 2010 - Politics & 9/11
Debut of the Truth Party
May 21, 2010
by Sander Hicks
This Sunday will be historic.
We are talking about starting what will soon become a major political force: something optimistic, smart, and savvy.
We will win elections. We will change the world.
As many of you saw from my blog, I have left the Green Party. But I learned a lot there, and it's time for a new formation.
All good people are invited to an experimental, exploratory discussion and
meeting, chaired by me, Sander Hicks, regarding the founding of a new political
party. The working name of the party is currently "The Truth Party"
but there's also been some discussion of that name, see below.
Friday, May 21 2010 - Truth Movement News
9/11 Truth Heroine Confronts 9/11 Official Spokesman Ex-Chief Fire-fighter Dan Daly
Submitted by John Bursill
Story by Naomi Breeze
May 20, 2010
Below is a moving and powerful story by one of the hardest working and most determined 9/11 Truth Advocates I know, Naomi Breeze. She has guts and determination in spades and will not be stopped in her quest to get justice for the victims of the 9/11 attacks that include ten Australians!
Solo Truth Action in Newcastle, Australia on the 14 of May 2010
Story by Naomi Breeze
After stumbling across 9/11 Truth on the internet about three years ago I contacted John Bursill of 9/11 Truth Australia and have been a passionate 9/11 Truther ever since. I feel privileged to have been involved with two successful conferences in Sydney, Australia and am honoured to have met some of my 9/11 Truth heroes.
I attended a talk in my hometown of Newcastle on 14 May 2010 by ex-Fire Fighter, ex-Chief Dan Daly, about 9/11 and how it changed his life. The talk was organised by a Catholic Church Chaplain through his Passionist Family Group and cost $5.00. The Chaplain is a personal friend of Dan and was in New York on September 11, 2001.
Thursday, May 20 2010 - Get Involved
'The Fictional Basis of the War on Terror' - Presentation by Dr. Graeme MacQueen, 5/22, Harvard
In the fall of 2001 the U.S. suffered two assaults--the attacks of 9/11 and the anthrax mailings--that supplied the pretext for a new "war on terror." Unfortunately, the U.S. government's accounts of both events are fictional.
A presentation on
Graeme MacQueen received his Ph.D. from Harvard and was founding director of the Center For Peace Studies at McMaster University. He has directed peace building projects in several war zones, including Afghanistan.
May 22, 2010, 7PM
Thursday, May 20 2010 - Other Important News
Just Like 9/11? Oil Spill Responders Are Getting Sick ... But Are Being Told They Don't Need Any Safety Gear
George mentions here that McClatchy News is reporting on this. In fact, McClatchy is now reporting fairly extensively on the Gulf oil 'volcano' (though they're still calling it a "spill") and don't seem to be holding back on the underlying fact that in this case, again, corporations are controlling the government ("BP withholds oil spill facts
May 19, 2010
The U.S. government suppressed health information after 9/11. For example, as Newsday noted in 2003:
The same thing appears to be happening in connection with the Gulf oil spill.
Specifically, marine toxicologist Ricki Ott writes:
Tuesday, May 18 2010 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Video: Bush 9/11 Inaction
Video montage chronicling the actions of President George W. Bush on the morning of 9/11. Of course, essentially all of the U.S. leadership followed a similar course of non-action. Perhaps this video creator will show us the door of Secretary of DEFENSE Donald Rumsfeld's office while he held a closed-door meeting throughout the events rather than defending the nation... or one of our other 'leaders' NOT taking action...
May 17, 2010
Posted to Vimeo
[Please click "Read More", below, to watch video.]
A short production of news clips detailing George W. Bush's 9/11 inaction, including his post-attack foot dragging on establishing an independent investigation into the worst attack ever on United States soil.
Monday, May 17 2010 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Visibility911 Welcomes Kevin Ryan, Journal of 9/11 Studies
Interview by John Bursill
May 17, 2010
Listen here: http://visibility911.com/blog/?p=1724.
It is a great pleasure to welcome back our regular guest Kevin Ryan to the Visibility 9-11 Podcast. Kevin is arguably the hardest working and most prolific scientific author within the 9/11 Truth Community!
Thursday, May 13 2010 - Get Involved
Appeal to Readers
Update May 12 8:00pm - Eighteen people have responded to our appeal for support. Thanks to each of you.
Update May 9 8:00pm - Seven people have responded to our appeal, to whom we're very grateful. But we're pretty sure we have more than seven readers ... please contribute. Thank you.
May 7, 2010
We'll make this short and sweet.
First of all, a sincere THANK YOU to each of you who have recently contributed to 911truth.org or do so on a monthly basis. We couldn't keep going without you!
To readers who have not donated, or have not done so in a while, please consider - today - what you can give to help maintain the organization and the website. If it's useful to you, we'd appreciate your support.
It's easy - use Paypal, put it on a credit card, or mail it in. All the details are here.
Thursday, May 13 2010 - Get Involved
Santa Cruz 'Understanding Deep Politics' Conference Pursues Broad Spectrum Antidotes (Live streaming available)
Revealing the Hidden Forces Behind World Events and Offering Creative Solutions
Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2010 -- Organizers of the May 14-16 Santa Cruz "Understanding Deep Politics" conference have announced a three-day summit of engaged scholars and activist leaders to shed new light on the corrupt forces driving current events, expose the corporate media's complicity, and craft tenable strategies of response.
According to "Understanding Deep Politics" coordinator Gabriel Day, "We believe the most powerful catalyst for positive social change would be a widespread understanding of deep politics and a corresponding outpouring of courageous activism addressing the real roots of our crises. We think that all participants will emerge from this weekend considerably smarter, better networked, and more hopefully prepared for the great challenges we face."
Details of live streaming, available free Friday night only or at low cost for full weekend, follow.
Thursday, May 13 2010 - Legal Response to 9/11
Kagan helped shield Saudis from 9/11 lawsuits
By John Byrne
May 11th, 2010
Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama's latest nominee to the Supreme Court, helped protect the Saudi royal family from lawsuits that sought to hold al Qaeda financiers responsible in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
The suits were filed by thousands of family members and others affected by the Sept. 11 attacks. In court papers, they provided evidence that members of the Saudi royal family had channeled millions to al Qaeda prior to the bombings, often in contravention of direct guidance from the United States.
But Kagan, acting as President Obama's Solicitor General, argued that the case should not be heard even if evidence proved that the Saudis helped underwrite al Qaeda, because it would interfere with US foreign policy with the oil-rich nation. She posited "that the princes are immune from petitioners’ claims" because of "the potentially significant foreign relations consequences of subjecting another sovereign state to suit."
Monday, May 10 2010 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
May 11, 6pm CDT, Colleen Rowley & Ray McGovern Interview on 'Tell Somebody', KKFI Community Radio
May 10, 2010
On Tuesday, May 11 at 6:00pm CDT on 90.1 FM KKFI Community Radio (Kansas City), 'Tell Somebody' host Tom Klammer will feature former FBI Special Agent and Minneapolis Chief Division Counsel Coleen Rowley and 27- year CIA analyst and Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity cofounder Ray McGovern. The program will stream live at www.kkfi.org.
Rowley's team had arrested Zacarias Moussaoui just three weeks before 9/11, and was denied a warrant to search his computer by FBI headquarters. Rowley was on the cover of Time magazine's 2002 Person of the Year issue with two other whistleblowers after she went public with a blistering letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller.
Rowley just wrote a piece on the Huffington Post, headlined "Quarles Public Safety Exception--Constitutional and Proven Effective!" . We'll hear about that from Coleen Rowley as she returns to Tell Somebody this week.
Friday, May 7 2010 - Research/Evidence
Did Osama bin Laden Confess to the 9/11 Attacks, and Did He Die, in 2001?
by Prof David Ray Griffin
April 30, 2010
Originally Published at Globalresearch.ca
In 2009, I published a little book entitled Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive?1 Much evidence, I showed, suggested that Osama bin Laden had died on or about December 13, 2001. (Although this book was ignored by the US press, it received major reviews in British newspapers,2 and it even provided the basis for a BBC special.3) Pointing out that the only evidence to the contrary consists of "messages from bin Laden" in the form of audiotapes and videotapes that have appeared since 2001, I devoted one chapter to an examination of the most important of these tapes, showing that none are demonstrably authentic and that some are almost certainly fakes.
In the chapter preceding that examination, I discussed two videotapes containing purported interviews of Osama bin Laden in the fall of 2001, when the issue was whether he had been responsible for the 9/11 attacks. I suggested that both of these tapes, in which bin Laden allegedly admitted his responsibility, were fakes. If they were, I pointed out, this fact would increase the likelihood that all of the "Osama bin Laden tapes" appearing in the following years - when the question of whether he was still alive was added to that of his responsibility for 9/11 - were also fakes.
Friday, May 7 2010 - Get Involved
Firefighters, Architects & Engineers team up: 2 nights, 2 cities, Live Video Feed 5/8
Fri, May 7 San Rafael, CA
Sat, May 8 San Leandro, CA
Live Video Stream
9/11 Myths Exposed: Firefighters, Architects and Engineers Re-investigate the Destruction of the Three World Trade Center Skyscrapers
On September 11th, 2001 the greatest destruction and loss of life associated with the terrorist attacks took place in New York City. After almost nine years and numerous government investigations, many public misconceptions persist about the events of that tragic day, especially regarding the unprecedented destruction of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.
During this live multimedia presentation Seattle firefighter Erik Lawyer and SF Bay Area architect Richard Gage, AIA, will examine the myths surrounding the events at the World Trade Center. Using well-documented forensic evidence, news footage and eyewitness accounts, they seek to correct the public record. Some of the myths they will address:
Thursday, May 6 2010 - In the Media
Canadian Controversy over 9/11 Truth Presentations by David Ray Griffin
David Ray Griffin's current speaking tour, during which he's presenting a talk entitled ""Is the War in Afghanistan Justified by 9/11?", has sparked quite a controversy in Canadian press. Following is a compilation of media articles as well as videos of his speech in Chicago and Walkerton, Ontario.
The tour wraps up this week with U.S. engagements in Portland, ME on May 6, West Hartford, CT on May 7 and Cambridge, MA on May 8. (Details at TS911T.org)
UQÀM staff denounce 9/11 Truthers speech
May 4, 2010
Administrators at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM) say they will develop a formal policy for outside groups renting campus space for events after a controversial lecture about 9/11 drew fire by academic staff.
But the French-language university defended its right to have contentious speakers lecture on campus as part of free speech, saying it was appropriate to debate ideas, as long as events don't incite riots.
The Monday night lecture, hosted by World for 9/11 Truth, drew about 700 people who came to hear from two U.S. academics who deny the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were carried out by terrorists.
The researchers -- David Ray Griffin and Richard Gage -- believe the U.S. government played a major role in orchestrating the deadly attacks on New York City's Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
Griffin and Gage are lobbying for an independent inquiry into the attacks, which killed 3,000 people. Their theories -- part of the self-titled Truthers movement that formed after Sept. 11 -- have been repeatedly discounted by scientists and civil engineering experts.
Tuesday, May 4 2010 - 9/11 Precedents
Face the Shadow First: Seeking the Hidden Dimensions of American and Global Politics
Please also see update announcements from conference organizers, which follow this article.
Probe Beneath the Surface of the Obama Era at the “Understanding Deep Politics” Conference in Santa Cruz, May 14-16
By Byron Belitsos
Some say it began with the invasion of Iraq. Others, with the inauguration of George W. Bush for his second term. Many point to the day of 9/11. But those in the know—including ten distinguished speakers headlining the “Understanding Deep Politics” Conference in Santa Cruz this May 14-16—trace the era of deep politics further back: Some to JFK’s assassination; others, to the aftermath of World War II. And a few speakers in Santa Cruz will stretch us back to Hitler, Lenin, Weishaupt, or Machiavelli, from there to ancient secret societies, and even back to the dawn of human governance itself—in the belief that conscious political deception is an inescapable feature of human nature. But all agree on the general definition of deep politics: It refers to government in which two dimensions of action always coexist: Overt and covert, or benign and utterly ruthless.
We can trace it forward too; by now we know that the ways of deceptive government did not end with the ascent of Obama. As with the Bush era, the overt side of American politics still refers to government actions thinly covered in the mainstream press; on this level of action, we know that Obama signed the largest military budget in history, expanded the war in Afganistan, bailed out banks, and “reformed” health care; but on the covert side of the equation, most don’t realize—given how the corporate media and Obama’s benign rhetoric is busy distracting us—that the new president has carried forward virtually all of the discredited Bush-era War or Terror policies. Worse, Obama and his gallery of advisors steeped in the ways of postmodern corruption have shocked Americans by their eagerness to uphold the Bush administration’s ornate machinery of quasi-constitutional and sometimes criminalized covert action. At a minimum, these include: claims of “state secrets,” NSA (National Security Agency) domestic surveillance, emergency powers linked with the de facto repeal of Posse Comitatus (which enable martial law), summary assassination, illegal detention, and counter-insurgency warfare techniques that defy international law. In addition, Obama countenanced trillions in secret bailout money issued by the Federal Reserve; and, he handed back-room deals to Big Pharma and the health insurance cartel that locks their super-profits into “Obamacare.”
The speakers in Santa Cruz will help you trace these steps by the new administration, measures that further America’s (and the world’s) descent into what might be called the postmodern reign of deep politics. The unprecedented Santa Cruz event also offers us the hope of seeing through the charade.
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