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9/11 conspiracy program stirs cable-access debate

9/11 conspiracy program stirs cable-access debate
Nashoba Publishing Online

GROTON -- A program exploring an "insider job" theory for the 2001 collapse of New York City's World Trade Center is making some Groton Channel viewers uneasy.

They say they have problems with the station airing the video, given that Groton Channel operates out of a public school, Groton-Dunstable Regional High. Others argue that the issue is a matter of free speech.

Either way, residents are getting a crash course on how a public-access station operates: They have no control over what's shown, providing that it meets legal standards.

Dunstable resident Joan Simmons calls "9/11: Blueprint for Truth" mere "propaganda" that doesn't belong on the station.

John Ellenberger, who serves on the town's Cable Advisory Committee, said that by law, what goes out on the air cannot be censored. Groton Channel officials stress that the station must air any materials that residents ask to be broadcast.

In the videotape, Richard Gage, a San Francisco architect, argues that somebody must have detonated explosives inside the World Trade Center towers to make them collapse after terrorists crashed planes into the buildings. The video has been airing every Monday night.

Janitor turned activist recounts 9/11 tragedy

Janitor turned activist recounts 9/11 tragedy
The Eureka Reporter

by Ahley Bailey

World Trade Center janitor William Rodriguez was going to call in sick on Sept. 11, 2001. After some urging from his boss, he went in to work a little later than his usual 8 a.m. schedule.

The horror of that day lives on for Rodriguez, who has become an activist and travels the world telling his story of survival in order to help victims of the terrorist attacks.

Clad in suit and tie, Rodriguez came to the River Lodge in Fortuna on Sunday evening and greeted each attendee with a warm smile and a handshake.

“Thank you for being here,” he said as he made his way around the room of approximately 100 people.

He told his story.

While working at the WTC for 20 years, Rodriguez said, he had made many friends.

He clocked in the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and decided not to go up to the 61st floor to the Kitchen restaurant where he usually received a free breakfast.

When he heard the first plane fly into the North Tower, he said, all he could think about was the restaurant.

“Those were my friends there,” he said. “I would have gone through that fire to help my friends. I was not able to save a single one.”

He was, however, able to save dozens of others.

9/11 conspiracy theorists dog TV reporters

(The trolls have been quick to post in the comment section of this article)

9/11 conspiracy theorists dog TV reporters

BostonHerald.com
By Jessica Heslam

Local 9/11 conspiracy theorists are targeting TV news reporters, already leading to at least one confrontation with a FOX 25 reporter who grabbed a poster in an incident caught on camera and posted on YouTube.

“We will be protesting as the presidential election gets heated,” said Mark O’Connor of the group Boston 9/11 Truth. “No newscaster is safe if they’re live on the street.”

FOX 25 political editor Joe Battenfeld has had run-ins with members of the so-called 9/11 truth groups - who claim the terror attacks were a government setup - in Boston and New Hampshire.

Former Malaysian PM Dr. Mahathir doubts official story

PGPO News: No place for war criminals

http://www.perdana4peace.org/2007/14_news2007.php

KUALA LUMPUR: People should use their power and make leaders found guilty by the War Crimes Tribunal “unwelcome wherever they go”, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.

“They (the war criminals) should be literally hounded,” the former prime minister said in his keynote address at the three-day Expose War Crimes – Criminalise War Conference here yesterday.

“They should have their full frontal and profile pictures put up everywhere as war criminals. And historians should always refer to them as war criminals in history books.”

He said all leaders, especially those from powerful nations, wanted to go down in history as great men – identified with great deeds and not as war criminals.

“History should remember (British Prime Minister Tony) Blair and (US President George W.) Bush as the Killers of Children or as the Lying Prime Minister and President. What Blair and Bush have done is worse than what Saddam (Hussein) had done,” he added.

Dallas County News: 9-11 Truth movement has first meeting

Dallas County News: 9-11 Truth movement has first meeting
By: Amber Williams
09/13/2007

The president, George W. Bush, was reading children's stories in a Florida elementary classroom when he got the whisper in his ear about the devastation of the World Trade Center towers in New York City, and then the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. early that Tuesday morning on Sept. 11, 2001, when the nation woke up from a somber, easy sleep.

Barrett to Confront Steve Nass, Announce Morocco "Hijacker" Search

For Immediate Release: Barrett to Confront Steve Nass, Announce Morocco "Hijacker" Search

10:30 a.m. today, Thursday 5/3, outside Rm. 12 West, State Capitol

Kevin Barrett has never met his would-be nemesis, Steve Nass, in person. But that may change this morning outside Nass's office, Rm. 12, at the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Barrett will:

  • Make an important announcement regarding his employment relations with the University of Wisconsin.
  • Challenge Nass to debate the facts of 9/11, or to produce a UW teacher or other qualified debater willing to defend the 9/11 Commission Report in a free and fair debate.
  • Offer Nass an absolutely free copy of David Griffin's brand-new Debunking 9/11 Debunking (a $20 value) which utterly demolishes every significant public attempt yet made to argue that 9/11 was not an inside job.
  • Show his Fugitive Recovery Agent badge and ID and announce his imminent departure for Morocco in search of Waleed al-Shehri, the still-living man who the 9/11 Commission says stabbed an "unarmed flight attendant" shortly before Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center: http://mujca.com/waleed.htm

In the event that Nass makes yet another cowardly attempt to evade Barrett's debate challenge, Barrett will attempt, within the bounds of the law, to enter Nass's office and remain there until either Nass shows up and hears the debate challenge in person, or Barrett has to leave for Morocco, whichever comes first.

Download archive.org media files

There's a torrent on Conspiracy Central. Sign-up is required, but it's quick and easy.

http://conspiracycentral.net:6969/stats.html?info_hash=2d64409b6f179bc999159284156b3534711447a1

It is 42 GB, so it might take a while to download. I took a screenshot of the filenames (although I've just started downloading,
so I don't have anything complete yet):

CNN archivist don't think BBC could loose tapes

prisonplanet.com:

We received an interesting e mail from a CNN archivist in Atlanta who stated their utter disbelief at the notion that BBC has lost any of their 9/11 archives.

"I'm an archivist with the CNN News Library in Atlanta, and I can tell you with absolute certainty, the mere idea that news agencies such as ours would "misplace" any airchecks from 9/11 is preposterous. CNN has these tapes locked away from all the others. People like myself, who normally would have access to any tapes in our library, must ask special permission in order to view airchecks from that day. Multiple tapes would have been recording their broadcast that day, and there are also private agencies that record all broadcasts from all channels - constantly - in the event that a news agency missed something or needs something. They don't just have one copy... they have several. It's standard procedure, and as soon as the second plane hit, they would start recording several copies on other tapes machines all day long.

The only information they need to give out is the source of the collapse claim. No one is saying the BBC is "part of the conspiracy," we're saying that someone gave that reporter the information ahead of time. The source of that information is the only thing they can reveal that would be meaningful."

12 News: What if everything we thought we knew about 9-11 was wrong?

12 new report

 

azcentral.com, 23.02.07

Hundreds of people from across the country descend on a Chandler resort to challenge popular beliefs about 9-11.

What many people consider to be the most devastating attack ever on Americans is also the government's greatest lie, according to many attending the 9/11 Accountability Conference.

One person told us she feels like they get nothing but lies and propaganda from the government when it comes to seeking answers about the attack.

9/11 film focuses on conspiracy theories

Someone here posted a link to this article:

9/11 film focuses on conspiracy theories
By Mike Branom, Tribune

Phil Manning’s heart aches for his brother, killed in the 9/11 attacks. But it hurt more to know Scottsdale Community College screened a documentary stating Terence Manning and hundreds of others weren’t victims of terrorism but of a shadowy conspiracy.

About 60 people came to the college on Monday night to see “911 Mysteries — Part 1: Demolitions.” The movie theorizes the World Trade Center towers were knocked down by controlled explosions, and not by the fires created by the impact of two jetliners.
However, writer/director Sofia Shafquat does not offer an opinion on who, or what, would commit such a heinous act.

The 43-year-old Manning attended, somewhat shocked that this issue could even need discussion, let alone at his hometown community college. “This probably gets under my skin more than anything post-9/11,” said Manning, a member of the Arizona 9-11 Memorial Commission.

Focal Point, the college’s film club, sponsored the film. The decision to host the film came a month ago, when a student learned Shafquat was coming to the Valley. “Regardless whether you believe it or not, it’s still an important film,” club president Andre Trinidad said.
The showing of “911 Mysteries” provoked a small outcry on campus and beyond.

Political science professor Nick Damask sent an e-mail to the entire Maricopa County Community College District stating: “I will not be attending the film presentation for the same reasons I would not attend a presentation on alchemy, flat-earth theory, or Holocaust denial — it’s simply too stupid and irrational.” Also voicing displeasure with the screening, yet still attending, was district governing board member Jerry D. Walker.

Later, Shafquat said she was drawn to the issue by a friend who tried to debunk such conspiracy theories only to find merit in their arguments.
“The more you go into the territory of 9/11 and the more you follow this angle or that angle and look for real facts and real science, the more it adds up,” Shafquat said.

“The more you follow the official story of 9/11, the more it falls apart.”

Santa, Christmas, Iraq and other lies

A long article in Ashland Daily Tidings.

Where has America been? More importantly, where has Christian America been? The U.S. began its aggression in the Middle East in 1953. Surely, the church is aware of the history of U.S. aggression against Muslim nations over the past 53 years?

"The people's voice will speak the truth and the government will hear," Forbes announced.

But the church never questioned the government to this degree when Bush sent a half-million troops to Saudi Arabia in 1990. Nor did the church stand against Carter and Reagan's support of Saddam Hussein from 1980 — 88. The church was also silent during the U.S. control of Iran for 26 years. And when September 11, 2001 became the foundation upon which America would launch a variety of illicit and illegal attacks and covert operations around the globe without respect to law, morality or human rights, the church sat in its pew and applauded.

Even to this very day, the church has yet to call for an independent investigation into the numerous anomalous events pertaining to the attacks of 9/11 and follow-up on the courageous push by the 4 widows from New Jersey, whose efforts made possible the 9/11 Commission, which even they have declared was a fraud. It was the Jersey Girls that pushed for truth.

Not the church.

Not congress.

Not judges.

Not governors.

Not state leaders.

Not even the national media.

Review: 911 and American Empire

A book review at RealChangeNews.org:

911 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out
Edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott
Olive Branch Press, 2006
Paperback, 247 pages, $18

By JOE MARTIN
Contributing Writer

The eleven essays which comprise this urgent work are penned by reputable scholars and scientists. It would perhaps be comforting if these erudite individuals could be written off as crackpots and alarmists, but given their impressive academic credentials, that would be impossible. With meticulous care, Peter Dale Scott, David Ray Griffin, and the nine other learned contributors collectively build an unsettling yet cogent argument: that elements of our own government were complicit in the horrific atrocity of 9/11.

Itching to implement their designs for the military and economic domination of the planet — as well as of outer space — bellicose neocons of the Bush administration yearned for a “new Pearl Harbor” that would stun the American citizenry and open the door for an audacious and unprecedented global power grab. The conflagration of 9/11 proved to be an effective catalyst for the realization of rapacious neocon desires. And it may very well have been an elaborate “false flag” operation.

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MUJCA News: Kevin Barrett's speech at UWO

(NOTE: This is a copy-and-paste of a portion of the recent MUJCA newsletter)

9/11 Truth Takes Oshkosh!

Below is an abridged version of the text of Kevin Barrett’s talk at the
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on 10/26/06.

Thank you for coming out tonight and supporting free speech and
academic freedom. I would like to thank the Oshkosh Campus Greens for
inviting me here tonight. And I would like to thank Steve Nass, Mark
Green, and the Wisconsin Republican Party, without whose ongoing
barrage of free publicity none of this would have been possible.

The Green party folks, unlike the Republicans, seem to know what
they’re doing. 9/11 skepticism offers an unprecedented opportunity for
third parties, who have been locked out of our system for too long.
9/11 was the most important historical event of the century. Yet polls
show that the American people, and the people of the world, simply do
not believe the government’s version of that event. A recent New York
Times poll showed that only 16% of the American people believe the
official story, meaning that 84% do not.
And a 2004 poll by Canada’s largest newspaper, the Toronto Star, showed
that nearly two out of three Canadians believe that top U.S. officials
committed high treason and conspiracy to mass murder on 9/11; while an
August, 2004 Zogby poll showed that half of New Yorkers believe the
same thing. A recent Scripps-Howard poll showed that 36% of Americans
believe that top US officials either perpetrated or allowed the 9/11
attacks in order to launch a war in the Middle East and Central Asia.
That 36% represents more Americans than voted for George W. Bush in the
last election, even if we believe the un-auditable figures of the
Diebold voting machines.

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Pentagon steps up 'battle of ideas'

Given the deliberate disinfo we sometimes get on this site, posting this article seems appropriate (of course, they don't mention targeting the 9/11 Truth Movement):

Pentagon steps up 'battle of ideas'
By Simon Hooper for CNN

(CNN) -- The Pentagon's latest recruits are not soldiers, spies or scientists but spin doctors, bloggers and YouTube DIY filmmakers as it prepares to launch a vigorous new media campaign in support of its ongoing military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On Monday the U.S. Defense Department announced it was setting up a "rapid response" operation in order to "get inside the 24/7 news cycle" amid growing criticism of the conduct of the war in Iraq and the leadership of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

The new operation is dedicated to providing "more timely responses to breaking news," reacting promptly to critical coverage and offering Pentagon-friendly "information products" to media organizations.

As well as providing experts, guests and analysts to speak publicly on the Pentagon's behalf to the traditional TV, radio and print media, the new operation will also concentrate on harnessing the growing power of new media as a means of getting its message across.

One branch will be dedicated to "creating products and distributing information" for the Internet such as blogs, podcasts and video content for Web sites such as YouTube.

Read full article.

Barrett speaks at UWO

Lays out case for 9/11 conspiracy

by Bethany K. Warner of The Northwestern

Kevin Barrett, a University of Wisconsin-Madison lecturer and Sept. 11, 2001 conspiracy theorist, laid out his views on why officials accounts of the terrorist attacks are incomplete during an event Thursday at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh that drew interested listeners and protestors.

Barrett came to UWO as part of an event held by the Campus Greens about Sept. 11, 2001 and academic freedom.

Barrett said in his address that Sept. 11, 2001 was the catalyst for both the war on terror and the on-going war in Iraq, the USAPatriot Act and domestic spying.

"9-11 was the excuse for all this," Barrett said. "It behooves us to make sure this story merits this response."

Throughout Barrett's presentation, and before he even arrived on campus, the College Republicans held a rally to protest Barrett's views and his teaching appointment at Madison.

Barrett's presentation focused on why academia is the place for questions to be raised about what happened on Sept. 11, 2001 because scholars are trained as critical thinkers. He urged students to read the officials 9/11 Commission Report and read books that explain the problems with that report.

Barrett then began laying out his case for why the official account of the Sept. 11 attacks is wrong. Barrett claimed that Sept. 11 was a false flag, or war trigger event.

Read full article.