Sunday, November 29 2009 - In the Media
Canada's CBC airs 9/11 Documentary: 'The Unofficial Story'
Update: Apparently, this video is not yet available for viewing at CBC's site. Below are segments of the program now posted at youtube. JM
November 29, 2009
CBC News: The Fifth Estate
'The Unofficial Story: Eight years after 9/11, why are doubts growing about the official record of that day?'
This documentary was originally broadcast on November 27, 2009 on Canada's CBC and will be available for viewing at www.CBC.ca.
On September 11, 2001 the world watched in shock and disbelief as planes flew in to New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington, and Americans realized they were under attack. But by whom? What really happened? In The Unofficial Story, the fifth estate's Bob McKeown introduces us to people who believe the real force behind the attacks was not Osama Bin Laden, but the U.S. government itself.
Emerging from the dust and debris that day was a movement, known these days as 9/11 Truth or "truthers" -- people who believe that 9/11 was part of a vast conspiracy and cover-up by a criminal faction within the U.S. government. As the fifth estate reports, public opinion polls now show that the majority of Americans believe the Bush Administration had advance knowledge of those attacks and somehow allowed them to happen and that one-third of Canadians share the same belief.
In The Unofficial Story, Bob McKeown explores why these questions and theories are growing in popularity.
Sunday, November 29 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Zelikow's 'What Do I Do Now?' Memo Found
Posted at the History Commons Groups
by Kevin Fenton
November 27, 2009
We have found the famous "What Do I Do Now?" memo drafted by 9/11 Commission Executive Director Philip Zelikow on March 2, 2003. The memo advised staffers newly hired by the commission what they should do after starting work.
The memo was found by Erik at the National Archives and uploaded to the 9/11 Document Archive at Scribd.
Philip Shenon's The Commission highlighted the memo and one controversial section in particular. The section says:
Friday, November 27 2009 - In the Media
'Terrorist attacks or controlled demolitions?' TVNew Zealand's 'Close Up' with Richard Gage, AIA
8:12PM Friday November 27, 2009
Source: Close Up, TVNZ
Close Up speaks to a renowned architect as he claims a destroyed building in the 9/11 attacks collapsed due to controlled demolitions.
Everyone can remember the collapse of the World Trade Centres in New York in 2001, but not many can accurately recall that not two, but three buildings went done.
Tower 7, as it was called, collapsed in the afternoon of September 11th, 2001, but failed to gain notoriety because it was never hit by a plane, yet still it came down.
Which is exactly what troubles internationally respected architect Richard Gage, who's causing a stir in the USA for claiming that the buildings were instead destroyed by controlled demolitions with explosives.
[Video and transcript follow.]
Thursday, November 26 2009 - Get Involved
ATTN New Zealanders - By popular demand, Richard Gage, AIA, Presentation in Auckland, 30 Nov.
Richard Gage, AIA, of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth will be in New Zealand one more night by popular demand to present "9/11 Blueprint for Truth - The Architecture of Destruction". Over 700 people turned out in Wellington for Gage's presentation there, over 100 of them having to be turned away due to lack of seating. One more opportunity has now been made available:
When: Monday 30 November- 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Where: Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
For more details contact the principle organizer, Helen, by email at waddingtons [at] clear.net.nz or just turn up early!
Please pass this along immediately to your lists and posting at pertinent message boards and calendars. Thank you.
Wednesday, November 25 2009 - Research/Evidence
9/11 tragedy pager intercepts
November 25, 2009
From 3AM on Wednesday November 25, 2009, until 3AM the following day (US east coast time), WikiLeaks released half a million US national text pager intercepts. The intercepts cover a 24 hour period surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington.
The messages were broadcasted "live" to the global community — sychronized to the time of day they were sent. The first message was from 3AM September 11, 2001, five hours before the first attack, and the last, 24 hours later.
Text pagers are usually carried by persons operating in an official capacity. Messages in the archive range from Pentagon, FBI, FEMA and New York Police Department exchanges, to computers reporting faults at investment banks inside the World Trade Center.
Wednesday, November 25 2009 - Legal Response to 9/11
9/11 Widows Hit Cheney for Fighting KSM Trial
By Michael McAuliff
November 24, 2009
Some 9/11 widows who want to see a terror trial in New York today questioned why a group strongly linked to Liz Cheney is leading the charge in opposition to the trial.
Her father, after all, is the man many Democrats and liberals think broke the law in pushing for interrogation techniques now deemed torture by the Obama administration, and which were used on Al Qaeda plotter Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.
The anti-trial group is led by Debra Burlingame — whose brother piloted one of the doomed planes — and who is a guiding light at 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America.
\r\n\r\nThe 9/11 Families group had as a springboard Keep America Safe, a Liz Cheney vehicle where Burlingame serves on the board.
Tuesday, November 24 2009 - In the Media
Audio + Images: 9/11 Truth Address By Richard Gage
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Richard Gage Presentation on the Truth Behind the 9/11 Investigation
Images, Audio and Story By George McLellan
On the afternoon of Saturday the 21st in Wellington American architect and internationally acclaimed speaker Richard Gage addressed a captivated audience of around 630 people at Te Papa's Soundings Theatre. Gage presented evidence calling into question the official version of the events which led to the destruction of the World Trade Center buildings in New York on the 11th of September 2001.
Tuesday, November 24 2009 - Truth Movement News
The Hard Evidence Down Under Tour 2009 - An Amazing Success!!
This story is being posted now because there's so much exciting news here, but will be updated with more photos and links to media and video as they become available. Please check back for even more info on this phenomenal tour!
by Janice Matthews
The Hard Evidence Down Under 2009 Tour has nearly wrapped up, following events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia and in Wellington, New Zealand. Every one of these events met with overwhelming success.
John Bursill, Principle Organizer of the tour, and his 'backup crew' made up of scores of dedicated, generous, passionate volunteers planned and executed a very significant series of events that resulted in the presentation of 9/11 truth information, in person, to approximately 1,200 people and along the way, radio interviews and news stories reached at least tens of thousands more. Kudos and much gratitude are in order to John, his wonderful, patient wife and family, to Helen in New Zealand who coordinated the Wellington event, and to the many volunteers who gave so much to make this important tour happen. Of course, sincere thanks go out, as well, to the event sponsors whose very generous financial contributions made possible travel from the United States by presenters Richard Gage, AIA, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Professor Steven Jones, emeritus professor of physics, founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice and co-editor of the Journal of 9/11 Studies, Cosmos, founder of TruthAction.org and the massive "Eleventh Day of Every Month Till Justice" campaign, Luke Rudkowski, founder of WeAreChange and Janice Matthews, Director of 911Truth.org and small business owner, so that we could present in Sydney. In addition, Ken Jenkins and hummux, of 911TV.org, were brought from the U.S. to record the proceedings and manage our sound production, with the help of an incredible lighting crew and volunteer camera operators who brought it all together. (Video of the Sydney proceedings will be available via TheHardEvidence.com and 911TV.com soon - we will announce that as soon as details are available.) Sunday's event, which focused on the activism needed to propagate the hard evidence presented to an audience of about 220, including many professional architects and engineers on Saturday, also featured presentations by Ken Jenkins of 911TV.org and the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance, Hereward Fenton of 911oz.com and Truth News Radio Australia, and Dr. Frank Legge, Chemist, co-editor of Journal of 9/11 Studies who also manages Scienceof911.com.au. A panel assembled Saturday afternoon also included the participation of James O'Neill, practicing barrister in Queensland, who offered commentary on potential legal proceedings.
Tuesday, November 24 2009 - Editorials
Personal Reflection on Australia Tour
by Janice Matthews
For this Midwestern U.S. chicken-farming Director, I would feel quite ungrateful if I did not share a few of the other personal highlights of this trip. We were given a day of relaxation in the midst of all the event preparations, for which I will honestly be forever grateful. I would surely never have been able to experience this beauty and personal renewal had it not been for the two generous individuals who sponsored my travel and the incredible kindred spirits who pulled this all together. ...
Monday, November 23 2009 - Other Important News
New Executive Order Aims to Avoid Declass Deadline
Another interesting tidbit from FAS follows after this blog entry on some of the "change" we see with the Obama administration. FAS is an incredible resource for all kinds of interesting and important news, as well as for providing Congressional Research Reports, which are very informative. "The Congressional Research Service, a congressional support agency, does not make its publications directly available to the public online. The FAS collection of CRS reports indexed below primarily addresses national security, foreign policy and related topics. These reports are provided without CRS authorization as a public service."
by Steven Aftergood
November 23rd, 2009
Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy's Secrecy News
Development of a new executive order on classification of national security information is now proceeding at an accelerated pace in order to preempt a deadline that would require the declassification of millions of pages of historical records next month.
A revised draft executive order was circulated to executive branch agencies by the Office of Management and Budget on November 16, with agency comments due back today, November 23. A final order is likely to be issued by the end of this year.
There is an incentive to complete the development of the executive order before December 31, 2009 because of a deadline for declassification of historical records that falls on that date. Under the current Bush executive order, classified records that are at least 25 years old and that have been referred from one agency to another because they involve multiple agency interests are supposed to be automatically declassified at the end of this year. (See E.O. 13292, section 3.3(e)(3)).
Monday, November 23 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
The Higher Education Fiscal Crisis Protects the Wealthy
From 911truth.org board member Peter Phillips, on yet another aspect of our failing economy and simultaneously burgeoning police state.
By Peter Phillips
November 22, 2009
Police are arresting and attacking student protesters on University of California (UC) campuses again. “Why did he beat me I wasn’t doing anything,” screamed a young Cal Berkeley women student over KPFA radio on Friday evening November 20. Students are protesting the 32% increase in tuition imposed by the UC regents in a time of severe state deficits. The Board of Regents claims that they have no choice. Students will now have to pay over $10,000 in tuition annually for a public university education that was free only a few decades ago.
The corporate media spins the tuition protests as if we are all suffering during the recession. For example, the San Diego Union Tribune November 20 writes, “These students need a course in Reality 101. And the reality is that there is virtually no segment of American society that is not straining with the economic recession. With UC facing a $535 million budget gap due to state cuts, the regents have to confront reality and make tough choices. So should students.”
Yet, the reality is something quite different. Our current budget crisis in California and the rest of the country has been artificially created by cutting taxes on the wealthiest people and corporations. The corporate elites in the US, the top 1% who own close to half the wealth, are the beneficiaries of massive tax cuts over the past few decades. While at the same time working people are paying more through increased sales and use taxes and higher public college tuition.
Sunday, November 22 2009 - Research/Evidence
NYC 9/11 Trial Will Shine the Lights on the Roots of Terrorism
Update 11/24/09 - Tom Klammer, host of the weekly program Tell Somebody, aired on Kansas City's Community Radio 90.1FM Tuesday evenings at 6pm Central, sent this:
"Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern returns to Tell Somebody this Tuesday Nov. 24 at 6pm on KKFI: Ray McGovern talks about the decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in civilian federal court in New York and about Obama's Afghan dilemma. Recorded on Sunday, the 46th anniversary of the JFK assassination, the interview includes some timely advice for the President that you'll want to hear."
If you're not in the KC area, listen online here: www.kkfi.org. In fact, listen to KKFI anytime! It's a great, 100,000 watt-strong source for all kinds of diverse, eclectic, truth-telling programming, talk and music from dedicated volunteers - true community radio. In keeping with our longstanding 'admonishment' to readers that we must each "become the media", support truth-telling media and withdraw our support from corporate (and "alternative") sources selling us lies, 911truth.org encourages readers to vigorously support this kind of direct, critical grassroots organizing. Remember, resistance is personal - consider where your media dollars are going right now and whether you might want to redirect them toward the growing number of sources that offer the information you need to make informed, responsible decisions.
By Ray McGovern
November 17, 2009
As Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other alleged 9/11 conspirators go to trial, the corporate media's embargo on the truth about the Bush years will be under great strain.Media commentary on the upcoming 9/11 trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has raised concern that state secrets may be divulged, including details about how the Bush administration used torture to extract evidence about al-Qaeda.
"I think that we're going to shine a light on something that a lot of people don't want to look at" is how American Civil Liberties Union attorney Denney LeBoeuf put it, according to The New York Times on Saturday.
No problem, says Attorney General Eric Holder, who claims to have "great confidence" that other evidence -- apart from what may have been gleaned from the 183 times Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded, for example -- will suffice to convict him.
Maybe so, But what the Fawning Corporate Media (or FCM) have so far neglected is the likelihood that the testimony will be so public that they will have to break their studied silence about why Sheikh Mohammed and his associates say they orchestrated the attacks of 9/11.
For reasons that are painfully obvious, the FCM have done their best to ignore or bury the role that Israel's repression of the Palestinians has played in motivating the 9/11 attacks and other anti-Western terrorism.
It is not like there is no evidence on this key issue. Rather, it appears that the Israel-Palestine connection is pretty much kept off limits for discussion.
Friday, November 20 2009 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Richard Gage, AIA, Interview on Sydney's WSFM Radio
More great news from The Hard Evidence Tour Down Under
November 19, 2009
Wow!! Finally a proper interview in Sydney! Listen here: http://www.911truth.org/911truthmedia/Audio/Richard_Gage_WSFM_11-2009.mp3
Go to WSFM and vote here on the question of whether "Gage makes sense" www.wsfm.com.au
Please thank them by e-mail asap.....
Email Jonesy - brendanjones [at] wsfm.com.au
This is a testament to the work you're all doing. Thank you all!
Friday, November 20 2009 - Other Important News
Wall Street Economic Death Squad Roundup [Reports & Videos]
See also Wednesday's excellent feature story at Amped Status, "The Critical Unravelling of U.S. Society".
November 10th, 2009
As most of you have noticed, we are primarily focused on covering the economic coup. We strongly feel that the theft of Trillions of taxpayer dollars by a small group of men on Wall Street is the biggest story of our time. We understand that these are very difficult times for most people and there are many pressing and vitally important issues confronting us. However, the theft of Trillions of dollars has to be the lead story every day until there are investigations and prosecutions to resolve it.
Many of the news sites that we link to on a daily basis have been covering this issue. However, these sites are not covering the issue sufficiently. There should be blazing headlines on a daily basis: ECONOMIC COUP IN THE US! TRILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS STOLEN!
Think about all the vital issues you care about and then think about the Trillions of dollars that were stolen. How could a small fraction of that money directly affect the issues you care about most? We need to make this connection, and we need to make the theft of Trillions of dollars THE LEAD ISSUE RIGHT NOW!
Friday, November 20 2009 - Other Important News
Judge: Corps' Negligence Caused Katrina Flooding
By Cain Burdeau (AP)
NEW ORLEANS -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Army Corps of Engineers' failure to properly maintain a navigation channel led to massive flooding in Hurricane Katrina.
U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval sided with five residents and one business who argued the Army Corps' shoddy oversight of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet led to the flooding of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward and neighboring St. Bernard Parish. He said, however, the corps couldn't be held liable for the flooding of eastern New Orleans, where one of the plaintiffs lived.
Duval awarded the plaintiffs $720,000, or about $170,000 each, but the decision could eventually make the government vulnerable to a much larger payout. The ruling should give more than 100,000 other individuals, businesses and government entities a better shot at claiming billions of dollars in damages.
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