Tuesday, June 2 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Dr. Steven Jones at UC Davis-May1, 2009 Video
by John Parulis
Dr. Steven Jones presents important features from the paper, "Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe"
Sunday, May 31 2009 - Legal Response to 9/11
Another Blow to Accountability for 9/11
9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism has issued a press release urging "the Supreme Court to reject the solicitor general's politically-premised filing, along with its wrongheaded priorities, accept our petition, and grant us our fundamentally American right to have our day in Court," in response to the US solicitor general's recommendation that the Supreme Court NOT hear their case against Saudi royalty accused of financing the September 11th attacks. Press release and summary of news articles follows.
May 29, 2009
Today the Obama Administration filed in the Supreme Court a document that expressed the Administration's decision to stand with a group of Saudi princes and against the right of American citizens -- 9/11 family members -- to have our day in court. Let there be no doubt: The filing was political in nature and stands as a betrayal of everyone who lost a loved one or was injured on September 11, 2001. ... Sadly, although the Administration's obviously politically based filing is merely informational and in no way binding on the Supreme Court, if the Supreme Court were to follow it, these people will avoid being held accountable not because they are innocent, but because they are royalty.
... family members of several Sept. 11 victims said they were deeply disappointed and questioned whether the decision was made to appease an important ally in the Middle East. The Saudis have aggressively lobbied both the Bush and Obama administrations to have the lawsuit dismissed, government officials say.
Saturday, May 30 2009 - Truth Movement News
Truth Advocate Newsletter, May 2009
On Friday, May 29, we sent out our May "Truth Advocate," reprinted here for your convenience and ease of reading. If you do not receive our occasional newsletter and would like to, subscribe here. If you are subscribed but didn't receive the email, please check your spam filter for "info [at] 911truth.org." Please forward this link around (or the original emailed newsletter) to further promote the amazing amount of important 9/11 and related news published in the last month. And please use the calendar (upper right block of our front page) to promote your 9/11-related events to a wider audience. Thank you.
9/11 Truth Groups continue their work with amazing persistence and dedication all over the world. A list of contacts for many groups can be found at our Grassroots Organizers page. Not all have a group meeting, but are willing to be contacts to get more going in their area. If you are interested in being listed as a contact for your area, click here.
TruthAction.org continues the lead in helping organize and report on 11th of Every Month Actions, and we encourage you to get linked up there if you are (or would like to) organize or participate in these. Then, don't forget to post them on our Calendar so we can help promote.
Our Calendar provides access to details of events posted by organizers. We know there are many more events happening than are currently listed--we've set it up so that anyone can post their own events, with as much information as possible, so please feel free to utilize that calendar. ...
Friday, May 29 2009 - Legal Response to 9/11
NYC CAN 9/11 Family Members Speak Out
NYC Coalition for Accountability Now features 9/11 Family Members Jean Canavan, Bob McIlvaine and Manny Badillo asking the unanswered questions and calling upon all New Yorkers to "Vote For Answers." The coalition has gathered nearly 45,000 signatures, and needs your help to get to the 70,000-signature goal. Please take a moment to go to NYC Coalition for Accountability Now and give what you can to help make this a reality. Only by getting it on the ballot can New Yorkers "Vote For Answers."
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
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