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David Ray Griffin Tonight May 7th at The Univ. Of Hartford, CT.

On Friday, May 7th Author, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee in 2008 and 2009, David Ray Griffin,
will be speaking at the Univ. of Hartford at 7:00 PM as part of a 15 city tour:

University of Hartford
The Auerbach Auditorium In Hillyer Hall (180 seats)
200 Bloomfield Ave. – West Hartford, CT 06117
7:00 pm
Admission Information: $10.00 Purchase at:

Univ. of Hartford Box Office 800-274-8587 or 860-768-4228

Official Launch of CT911TRUTH.ORG : Connecticut's new 9/11 truth website



Well its been a long time coming but the Connecticut website is finally up and running.

At the site you will find:

--The full streaming video of the West Hartford Ct. Symposium : "9/11 : Family Members , First Responders, and Experts Speak Out": featuring Family members Bob McIlvaine, Manny Badillo, Donna Marsh O'Connor and 'Jersey Girl' Patty Cassaza, First Responder John Feal, former congress women Cynthia McKinney, Attorney William Pepper, Richard Gage and Steven Jones. There is an opening speech by actor Ed Asner as well as our own Jon Gold as moderator for the Family and First Responder Q & A.

--The complete audio archives of 9/11 Wake Up Call, a half our radio program broadcasting across Connecticut every week Thursdays at 12:30 pm on WWUH 91.3 FM from the Univ. of Hartford with your host and fellow Symposium organizer Cheryl Curtis.

AE911truth : Richard Gage will be speaking at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on Sept. 8th at 6:00PM PDT.

This should be big !!!
From announcement:

Richard will undoubtedly give a rare performance that would lend itself well to a Large Screening that perhaps you and others could facilitate. We will have a link on our website www.ae911truth.org where you and others can connect to it.

Here's a background on the Commonwealth Club:

"The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and
largest public affairs forum, bringing together its more than 18,000 members for over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy."

"Founded in 1903, The Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at The Club."
This is a major Victory and to make it even better we are going to do a live video webcast at 56 walker street here in NYC 7pm.

Also from Luke Rudkowski @ We Are Change New York:

"This is a major Victory and to make it even better we are going to do a live video webcast at 56 walker street here in NYC 7pm.

Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Officially Launches



Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth (pl911truth.com) is today being launched as the latest formal group calling for a new investigation into the events of September 11, 2001. The organization is headed by Councilor (Senator) Yukihisa Fujita of Japan and former Senator Karen Johnson of Arizona.

This initiative is formed around a petition asking President Obama "to authorize a new, truly independent, investigation to determine what happened on 9/11."

Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth thus joins other concerned citizens’ groups calling for a new investigation, including Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth, Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice, and Veterans for 9/11 Truth.

Independent researchers from these professions have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that the official investigations have been cover-up operations.

Live Video Feed from NYC @ we are change

LIve video Feed of NY City @ We are Change .org
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David Ray Griffin: Reported Cell Phone Calls from the 9/11 Planes - Further Reflections Evoked By Critique

Reported Cell Phone Calls from the 9/11 Planes
Further Reflections Evoked by a Critique

by Prof. David Ray Griffin - Global Research, September 7, 2008

Earlier this year, Andrew Kornkven posted a comment and a blog critical of my discussion, in Chapter 17 of my book 9/11 Contradictions, of reported cell phone calls from the 9/11 airliners. In this reply, I respond to both of these criticisms, referring to former as his "Comment," to the latter as his "Blog." (All quotations are from the Blog unless otherwise indicated.) Although Kornkven's criticisms are based on confusions and other errors, my response to them has led me to report some information about this issue that I had not previously published, although much of it is in my most recent book, The New Pearl Harbor Revisited. This distinction means that, although many of my comments, especially in the first parts of this essay, consist of responses to confused criticisms (which the reader will probably want to move through quickly), this essay does, especially in its later parts, contain several points of great importance.


""We must try to hold Bush administration leaders accountable in courts of justice," Velvel said. "And we must insist on appropriate punishments, including, if guilt is found, the hangings visited upon top German and Japanese war-criminals in the 1940s."



By Sherwood Ross

A conference to plan the prosecution of President Bush and other high administration officials for war crimes will be held September 13-14 at the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover .

"This is not intended to be a mere discussion of violations of law that have occurred," said convener Lawrence Velvel, dean and cofounder of the school. "It is, rather, intended to be a planning conference at which plans will be laid and necessary organizational structures set up, to pursue the guilty as long as necessary and, if need be, to the ends of the Earth."

"We must try to hold Bush administration leaders accountable in courts of justice," Velvel said. "And we must insist on appropriate punishments, including, if guilt is found, the hangings visited upon top German and Japanese war-criminals in the 1940s."

Former Presidential Canidate Mike Gravel to Promote NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative on Democracy Now

Tune in to Democracy Now on Tuesday June 17th! Amy Goodman will interview Mike Gravel regarding the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative as well as his recent books. If you're in NYC area, tune in to WBAI 99.5 FM at 9am. It's also available on MNN and other cable networks. Outside of NYC, go to www.democracynow.org to stream it, find your local radio or cable news outlet, or read the transcript.

Sen. Gravel is extremely passionate about this campaign. Here's a direct quote:

“It is essential for the people of New York City to bring about a new Commission,” said former Senator Mike Gravel. “This possibly will be the only opportunity that we will have to hold George Bush and Dick Cheney legally accountable for their actions on and after the Sept. 11th attacks. This is a great opportunity that we must not squander. To all New York City voters, please sign the petition for this historic ballot initiative. For those of you in the rest of the U.S. who desire truth, justice, and accountability for 9/11, please contact anyone you know in New York City to download the petition, volunteer and donate at www.nyc911initiative.org.”

Scott Horton Interviews Sibel Edmonds and Luke Ryland

Scott Horton Interviews Sibel Edmonds and Luke Ryland
June 15th, 2008

Sibel Edmonds and Luke Ryland discuss the London Times series on her case and the international nuclear black-market network surrounding A.Q. Kahn, the U.S. government’s total clamp-down by gag orders even against Congress, the American foreign policy hypocrisy of demonizing certain nuclear ambitions and supporting others, the military-industrial-congressional complex revolving door, the bipartisan lack of enthusiasm in pursuing whistleblower cases, the movie about Sibel’s case “Kill The Messenger,” and how it only takes one congressman to call her to testify to blow the case wide open.

MP3 here. (47:41)


Sibel Edmonds is the most gagged person in United States History and Luke Ryland is a blogger who has closely followed her case.

John McCain and PNAC : "John McCain's Chilling Project For America" by Elliot Cohen

"McCain has accordingly been a foot soldier for PNAC from its inception, and, although this organization is no longer in existence, its ideology and its signatories (many of whom now serve as advisers to the McCain presidential campaign) are still very much active. "(from the article)


John McCain has long been a major player in a radical militaristic group driven by an ideology of global expansionism and dominance attained through perpetual, pre-emptive, unilateral, multiple wars. The credo of this group is “the end justifies the means,” and the end of establishing the United States as the world’s sole superpower justifies, in its estimation, anything from military control over the information on the Internet to the use of genocidal biological weapons. Over its two terms, the George W. Bush administration has planted the seeds for this geopolitical master plan, and now appears to be counting on the McCain administration, if one comes to power, to nurture it.

The Road Map to War

Hartford Advocate Covers 9/11 Symposium, 9/11 Truth and Controlled Demolition

(Please leave some educated and polite comments below the article at the link.I am deeply disappointed in the coverage which ignored so many aspects of the Symposium and the evidence for controlled demolition presented by Jones and Gage.)


Theories of 9/11
Last year, St. Joseph's College hosted a symposium for those who doubt the official version of what happened on 9/11. Are their doubts justified, or paranoid?
By Jennifer Abel

According to a 2006 Scripps-Howard poll, over a third of Americans believe high-ranking officials either helped commit the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, or at least allowed them to happen. Other polls report even greater levels of cynicism.
Where do you draw the line separating “fringe conspiracy theory” from “mainstream phenomenon”? We’re not sure, but if one-third of the populace isn’t the mainstream it’s at least a significant tributary of it.

Sibel Edmonds: "Only 20% of My Story Covered By Times" / Worldwide MSM Coverage Begins: US Media Silent

From : Bradblog.com

And in the United States of America...um....

Good news! The bombshell report on the front page of London's Sunday Times on charges made by former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds, has finally led to press coverage by the mainstream media!

From one side of the globe to the other, as expected, the explosive whistleblower allegations concerning highly-placed, well-known U.S. officials in the Departments of State and Defense involved in an illicit, for-profit scheme to develop and protect a network of spies, who then stole and sold American nuclear secrets to the international black markets via Turkey, Israel and Pakistan, is now worldwide news!

That, even though the Times only covered "about 20%" of the story she has to tell, according to Edmonds, with whom we spoke late last night.

Sunday's British blockbuster, detailing how nuclear secrets were then proliferated to Iran, Libya, North Korea, and potentially even al-Qaeda, was picked up on Monday and reported by international mainstream outlets such as The Times of India, Pakistan's Daily Times, Iran's PressTV, Israel's Haaretz and even the Turkish Daily News.

John Feal and The First Responder Panel Q & A : 9/11 Symposium: West Hartford CT, 11/03/07

(This a 'rough cut' ....We are currently working on the post production of the entire event which will be available on DVD in the coming weeks. Please vist 911hartford.org for further updates.)

First Responder Panel:
Opening speech of John Feal, founder of the FealGood Foundation, followed by a question and answer period with John and foundation attorney Sean Riorden.