Friday, May 29 2009 - Other Important News
Health Alert for Truth Activists -- Doctors Warn: Avoid Genetically Modified Food
It's not everyday that an organization like the American Academy of Environmental Medicine makes a sweeping statement like this about an issue that directly affects each of us, so we're posting in the "healthy activists needed" category ... And don't miss the related Organic Consumers' "Sustainability Tip of the Week" at the end. Do something ... grow food!
Press Advisory May 19, 2009
The American Academy Of Environmental Medicine Calls For Immediate Moratorium On Genetically Modified Foods
Wichita, KS - The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) today released its position paper on Genetically Modified foods stating that "GM foods pose a serious health risk" and calling for a moratorium on GM foods. Citing several animal studies, the AAEM concludes "there is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects" and that "GM foods pose a serious health risk in the areas of toxicology, allergy and immune function, reproductive health, and metabolic, physiologic and genetic health."
This press release is followed by an excellent, well-sourced article by Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology, summarizing findings of these studies and implications for humans of eating GMO foods.
Thursday, May 28 2009 - In the Media
U.S. Broadcast Premier of '9/11 Press for Truth' on PBS in Colorado
For immediate release
DENVER -- (May 26, 2009) -- 9/11 Press for Truth, an independent documentary that claims a 9/11 cover-up, has been shown in theatres and broadcast overseas, but it hasn't been aired on a U.S. broadcast station.
That will change next week when KBDI-Channel 12 premiers the controversial documentary Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m.
During Channel 12's premiere, Bob McIlvaine, who lost his son Bobby at the World Trade Center, and 9/11Press for Truth producer Kyle Hence will join KBDI-Channel 12's Shari Bernson in KBDI's studio.
9/ll Press for Truth emerged from a group of grieving activist families that joined together to demand a press for truth. Five of the families – including McIlvaine and three of the famous "Jersey Girls" – tell their story in the documentary, providing argument for why 9/11 still needs investigation.
The families found an ally in Paul Thompson, who wrote a definitive 9/11 timeline, and also found allies in the filmmakers who stitch together rare, overlooked news clips, buried stories and government press conferences, revealing what is portrayed as a pattern of lies, deception and spin.
The documentary asserts that although independent investigations began within weeks of both Pearl Harbor and the Kennedy assassination, the same was not true of the attacks of September 11, and the formation of the 9/11 Commission was strongly opposed by many in Washington, including the Bush Administration. It was only due to pressure from the 9/11 families, led by twelve calling themselves the Family Steering Committee, that, 14 months after the attacks, the first hearing began.
Thursday, May 28 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Richard Gage, AE911Truth.org, on KMPH Fox 26 in Fresno, CA
This is without a doubt one of the most receptive, reasonable pieces of news coverage ever to be aired in the US. Bravo to KMPH Fox 26 for this fair and balanced reporting! A short print article, "Controversial Group Re–Examines 9/11 In Clovis" reporting on Gage's presentation in Clovis was also published by KMPH, here.
PLEASE NOTE: Although supportive notes to the station are a kind thought, and many of us have now sent them, we have been asked by the KMPH Executive Producer to not send anymore. Apparently, they've been so overwhelmed with 'thank you notes' they're missing other important emails like press releases and news tips, necessary to the continuing excellent production of Great Day. We encourage you to mail a thank you, if you feel compelled to do so, to their street address: KMPH FOX 26, 5111 E. McKinley Ave., Fresno, CA 93727. (Once again I find myself feeling proud, as usual, of the 9/11 truth community for giving credit where due. Great job, everyone!--Janice)
Thursday, May 28 2009 - 9/11 Consequences
Obama's Torture State
Four Things You Need to Know About Barack Obama and U.S. Torture & Detention
May 27, 2009
1. Barack Obama did NOT end torture.
Many people think that, upon taking office, Barack Obama ended torture. This is just not true. Under Obama, the U.S has continued to torture prisoners at Guantanamo, where more than 200 detainees are still being held without charge or trial.
According to a February 2009 report by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), Guantanamo guards routinely subject detainees to vicious beatings, solitary confinement, sleep deprivation, suffocation, repeated use of tear gas, and the force-feeding of tubes through the nasal passages of hunger strikers. Much of this torture is committed by Guantanamo's Immediate Reaction Force (IRF) teams, which CCR president Michael Ratner has described as the "black shirts of Guantanamo."
Quoting from the CCR report: "Detainees are subjected to brutal physical assaults by the Immediate Reaction Force (IRF), a team of military guards comparable to a riot squad, who are trained to respond to alleged 'disciplinary infractions' with overwhelming force." And later in the report: "In Camps 5, 6 and Echo, detainees live in constant fear of physical violence. Frequent attacks by IRF teams heighten this anxiety and reinforce that violence can be inflicted by the guards at any moment for any perceived infraction, or sometimes without provocation or explanation."
Thursday, May 28 2009 - Other Important News
May 28 National Day of Resistance to U.S. Torture
Thursday, May 28 2009 - Research/Evidence
The F-16s That Failed to Protect Washington on 9/11: Was the Langley Jets' Emergency Response Sabotaged?
May 26, 2009
Langley Air Force Base was the second military base that launched fighter jets to defend America in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Three of its F-16s were ordered to take off toward Washington at 9:24 a.m. that morning, but by the time they were airborne, more than 40 minutes had passed since the first attack on the World Trade Center, and almost half an hour since the second.
Furthermore, the pilots were hindered by an extraordinary combination of confusion, communications problems, conflicting orders, breaches of protocol, and other difficulties. Consequently, when the Pentagon was hit at 9:37 a.m., the jets were further away from it than they'd been when they took off. According to witnesses on the ground, fighters did not arrive over the Pentagon until around 10:40 a.m.--more than an hour too late to protect it from the attack.
A close examination of publicly available accounts raises the possibility that deliberate attempts were made to sabotage the ability of the Langley jets to respond to the 9/11 attacks, thereby paralyzing normal, well-practiced procedures. In this article, I focus on three particular aspects of the jets' response.
Thursday, May 28 2009 - Endorsements & Support
Psychologists Weigh In On 9/11
May 27, 2009
A new article in U.S. News & World Report quotes a couple of psychologists, one sociologist and one historian to argue that people who question the government's version of 9/11 are prone to false thinking.
Initially, remember that, while there are many honorable psychologists and psychiatrists, psychologists helped to create the U.S. torture program, and actively participated in it.
Wednesday, May 27 2009 - Resources and Materials
Project Expose MSM
May 27, 2009
Announcement at 123 Real Change by Sibel Edmonds
We all have been tirelessly screaming
about issues related to Congressional leaders abdicating their main responsibility
of 'oversight.' We have been outraged for way too long at seeing 'no' accountability
whatsoever in many known cases of extreme wrongdoing. I, and many of you, believe
that the biggest reason for this was, and still is, the lack of true journalism
and media coverage -- which acts as the necessary pressure and catalyst for
those spineless politicians on the Hill and in the Executive branch. Or, at
least it's supposed to. So, in our book, the MSM has been the main culprit.
Wednesday, May 27 2009 - Research/Evidence
Those 9/11 Commission Minders Again
by Kevin Fenton
May 27, 2009
History Commons Groups
New details have emerged about minders who sat in on 9/11 Commission interviews during a fact-finding trip to Canada. Commission heads Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton mentioned the minders generally in interviews during the panel’s lifetime, but a memo recently found in the National Archives and blogged here a couple of weeks ago showed how prevalent they were.
Another document, again found by History Commons contributor paxvector, provides more details of how the minders worked during a trip to Canada. The commission, which eventually recommended taking part of the CIA director’s responsibilities away and giving them to a Director of National Intelligence, was considering changes to the intelligence community and sent a team to Canada to examine how its intelligence services were organised and report back.
Tuesday, May 26 2009 - Accountability
Protests 5/26-28 throughout US Demand Torture Photos Release and Prosecution
Media Alert: May 26, 2009
Who Will Step Out Boldly?
This is truly a moment I must say, "If you're not outraged, you're not
The stunning plan Barack Obama slipped into his speech Thursday, a speech filled
with "the rule of law," is PROLONGED, or PREVENTIVE
Tuesday, May 26 2009 - Accountability
William Pepper Submits Legal Opinion in Support of Spanish Torture Investigations
May 26, 2009
Intro: This story originally appeared in the Spanish Publico on May 9, 2009. Predictably, the U.S. press ignored it. Below find an English translation, and note that the translation is cross-posted at the Daily Kos, and DemocraticUnderground.com.
U.S. Lawyers point to Bush for the tortures
The lawyer of Martin Luther King’s family contributes a thorough report to the Spanish lawsuit to reinforce the charge -- The American Civil Liberties Union offers their collaboration
Tuesday, May 26 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
What did Colin Powell know, and when did he know it?
Ex CIA Analyst Ray McGovern on Tell Somebody
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 6pm CDT
Tell Somebody, with host Tom Klammer, on KKFI 90.1 FM Kansas City Community Radio, streaming on the Net
"Why do they hate us?"
Does torture work?
Former Vice President Dick Cheney has come out of his non-disclosed location, “oozing out a slimy speech” at the American Enterprise Institute and making multiple TV appearances in defense of torture.
Ray McGovern has been listening- - to Cheney, but also to retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former Chief of Staff.
Tuesday, May 26 2009 - Research/Evidence
Cheney's Bunker Mentality -- On the morning of 9/11, did the former veep violate the Constitution?
Intro from Jon Gold: Where to begin... First of all, James Ridgway is treating Cheney's "own account" as proof he arrived at the PEOC "shortly before 10:00 a.m." Which account is he referring to? It couldn't be this recent one from the same speech James is referencing. That account says, "when radar caught sight of an airliner heading toward the White House at 500 miles an hour. That was Flight 77" ... "With the plane still inbound, Secret Service agents came into my office and said we had to leave, now. A few moments later I found myself in a fortified White House command post somewhere down below."
Flight 93 never came within 50, 30, or 10 miles of Washington D.C. (as Mineta states the "young man" was reporting to Cheney) so the plane the "young man" was referring to, according to Mineta, was in fact Flight 77.
Anyway... as James points out, shoot-down orders weren't issued by Cheney until 10:18. If Cheney was in the bunker before the Pentagon was hit, and the conversation between the "young man" and Cheney (referenced by Mineta) took place at 9:25, then what orders were they? Why did the "young man" question them by asking "do the orders still stand?" Why was that "young man" never named? Why was he never brought before the 9/11 Commission to testify? If the conversation that took place between the "young man" and Cheney took place at 9:25, and referenced already given orders, than those orders were given before 9:25.
What orders were they?
Note: See this related piece from Peter Dale Scott, posted Friday, 5/22, 2009:
By James Ridgeway
Say what you will about Dick Cheney, at least he's consistent. While he was in office, the Vice President made a practice of exploiting the fear and loss wrought by the 9/11 attacks to advance his own political agenda--and he's still doing it now. During his speech at the American Enterprise Institute on Thursday, according to Dana Milbank's calculations in the Washington Post, "Cheney used the word 'attack' 19 times, 'danger' and 'threat' six times apiece, and 9/11 an impressive 27 times."
In this putative rebuttal to Obama speech on national security, Cheney described how he spent the morning of 9/11 "in a fortified White House command post," receiving "the reports and images that so many Americans remember from that day," and then declared:
In the years since, I've heard occasional speculation that I'm a different man after 9/11. I wouldn't say that. But I'll freely admit that watching a coordinated, devastating attack on our country from an underground bunker at the White House can affect how you view your responsibilities.
Since he's evoking his experience as a rationalization for torture, this might be a good time to review exactly what it was that Cheney was doing in the bunker on that terrible day. Here again, consistency is the rule: A preponderance of evidence points to the fact that Dick Cheney spent the morning of September 11, 2001, violating the Constitution of the United States.
Continued at the source: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2009/05/cheneys-bunker-mentality
Tuesday, May 26 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Kyle Hence, Producer '9-11 Press for Truth'
This episode of Visibility 9-11 welcomes back to the program Kyle Hence, founder of 9-11 Citizens Watch and producer of the excellent documentary 9-11 Press for Truth. Included is a brief discussion about the film as well as a new film Kyle is working on based on footnote #44 in Chapter 6 of the 9-11 Commission Report. A press release from the September 11th Advocates reads in part:
"In July 2004, when the 9/11 Commission released its Final Report, we read with enormous interest, Chapter 6 - "From Threat to Threat", including footnote #44. Footnote #44 details an instance where a CIA desk officer intentionally withheld vital information from the FBI about two of the 9/11 hijackers who were inside the United States. This footnote further states that the CIA desk officer covered-up the decision to withhold said vital information from the FBI. Finally, footnote #44 states that the CIA desk officer could not recall who told her to carry out such acts."
Monday, May 25 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Germany's gulli.com Interviews Dr. Niels Harrit
By Lars Sobiraj
May 24, 2009
Questions to Niels Harrit concerning the study "Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe".
Some time ago, gulli.com featured the news about the work of a team of independent scientists from Denmark, USA and Australia. They claim to have found a substance called Nano Thermite in the dust of the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York City. Nano Thermite is an explosive, normally only used by the military, not available on the normal market. It is a relative to thermite, a substance used for welding.
On the Gulli board one of the biggest discussions ever broke loose between so called conspiracy theorists and people who trust the official version about 9/11. More than 28.000 views. More than 800 postings. We gave sceptical gulli users the chance to ask their questions directly to Dr. Niels Harrit, one of the scientists. The gulli users asked really tough questions and didn't censor anything. We gave all those questions to Mr. Harrit and were really curious how he would respond. He answered. So now, here's the promised interview. The whole interview is released under this Creative Commons license, so you can copy it and spread it everywhere at no charge and without asking. You can download the PDF here.
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