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While some of us have lost tenured or tenure-track jobs for pursuing 9/11 truth, Sami al-Arian is by far the biggest American academic victim of the 9/11 psy-op. Please inform yourself about this travesty of justice at http://www.freesamialarian.com and join the Action Week activities described below.
ACTION WEEK FOR SAMI AL-ARIAN
(Monday April 28th ˆ Friday May 2nd)
Just 3 Phone Calls & 1 Email to Make a Difference
Dr. Sami Al-Arian is at an extremely critical juncture. Any day now he may indicted on criminal contempt, a charge that carries a minimum sentence of five years. Another Palestinian-American professor in a similar case was sentenced to eleven years for criminal contempt last fall.
On March 20th, in a blatant violation of the plea agreement signed between Dr. Al-Arian and the U.S. government, a Virginia federal judge forced Dr. Al-Arian to appear in court to testify before a third grand jury. Given that the government had in the past cynically twisted his words to try to convict him of perjury, Dr. Al-Arian recognized the perjury trap laid for him, and refused to testify as his attorneys advised.
Dave Redick is a real conservative, not a neocon. He's a Republican challenger to Democratic incumbent Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin's Second Congressional District--the district right next door to my own Third District, where I intend to challenge Democratic incumbent Ron Kind.
Dave is (to put it conservatively) open-minded on 9/11 truth. He's strongly opposed to the neocon takeover of the Republican Party, and espouses such traditional American values as freedom, small government, and fiscal sanity. Currently he's concerned that the neocons may orchestrate war with Iran in a desperate attempt to sway the 2008 elections.
Michael Lerner may be the bravest Rabbi in America...which isn’t saying much. Rabbi Lerner, among all American rabbis, has looked at the contradictions in the official story of 9/11 and written that he “wouldn’t be surprised” if it were a false-flag conspiracy. But that’s as far as he’ll go.
Keith Ellison is definitely the bravest Muslim in Congress...which also isn’t saying much, because he’s the only Muslim in Congress (at least until I get elected). Last year Rep. Ellison said that 9/11 reminded him of the Reichstag fire. After listening to the outraged howling from Fox News, he backed down and whimpered some abject apologies.
Don’t get me wrong—I admire both these guys....
[Michael Lerner will be my guest on Dynamic Duo Monday, May 5th, on GCN. Schedule: http://www.mujca.com/airwaves.htm]
I love Alex Jones, Jack Blood, and a whole bunch of other truthcasters, but Meria is more of a role model for me because...well, she's FUNNY as well as deeply serious. When I grow up I want to be as cool as her.
She's usually pay-to-listen, but right now she's offering a free sample broadcast of her interview with Jesse Ventura:
(If you missed my interview with Jesse Ventura, it's at:
Today's 11th-of-the-month show features two extraordinary people. Scientist-prodigy A.K. Dewdney's Project Achilles experiments debunked the official account of cell phone calls from hijacked aircraft on 9/11--and now the FBI has admitted some cell phone calls never happened. See chapter 17 in David Griffin's "9/11 Contradictions."
Jim Douglass's brand-new book "JFK and the Unspeakable" is extraordinary. If you had to read just one book on JFK, this is it. It tells the gripping story about how the same forces that brought us 9/11 killed JFK--and for the same reason. Both crimes were committed to prevent peace from breaking out. Both took the world off a path toward peace, and onto a path that threatens human survival. The only difference is that we have survived more than 40 years without full public exposure of the truth behind JFK's death--but we won't survive without 9/11 truth.
Jim hasn't said anything publicly about 9/11 yet, as far as I can tell--let's see what he has to say today.
Tuesday 4/8/08, Singer-songwriter David Rovics will join me on 9/11 and Empire Radio, 8-10 pm CT,
along with Michael Dolan, Research Professor of Biology, University of Massachusetts: http://www.geo.umass.edu/faculty/dolan/
Rovics has blasted 9/11 truth, and Dolan has not yet spoken out publicly, so these are NOT the usual suspects ; )
David Rovics http://www.davidrovics.com/ recently ripped on the 9/11 truth movement and defended the leftgatekeepers:
I've had an email conversation with him since then, and he says he'll look at http://www.patriotsquestion911.com, http://www.ae911truth.org, and http://www.pilotsfor911truth.org and would be happy to have a radio conversation with a 9/11 truth jihadi! This suggests to me that Rovics has integrity and a reasonably open mind. It should be an interesting conversation, spiced with a couple of Rovics songs.
Eric Larsen--novelist, English professor emeritus, trenchant social critic and 9/11 truth supporter--will be my guest today, Monday 4/7/08, on Dynamic Duo, 4-6 pm CT, http://www.gcnlive.com Network 4 Eric recently blasted the left gatekeepers: http://www.ericlarsen.net/foodforthought220.127.116.118.html See excerpt below.
Singer-songwriter David Rovics http://www.davidrovics.com/ for his part recently ripped on the 9/11 truth movement and defended those we call left gatekeepers:http://sketchythoughts.blogspot.com/2008/04/david-rovics-on-911-truth-movement.html I've had an email conversation with him since then, and he says he'll look at http://www.patriotsquestion911.com, http://www.ae911truth.org, and http://www.pilotsfor911truth.org and would be happy to have a radio conversation with a 9/11 truth jihadi! This suggests to me that unlike certain people on the other side, Rovics has integrity and a reasonably open mind. It should be a great conversation.
David Ray Griffin, the world’s leading scholar of the events of September 11th, 2001 and the author of the brand-new 9/11 Contradictions, will be making a surprise announcement that he has been wrong all along, and that there is “absolutely nothing suspicious” about the official story of 9/11. The official announcement will come during Griffin’s interview with Kevin Barrett Tuesday night on 9/11 and Empire Radio, 8-10 p.m. Central Time, on http://www.wtprn.com.
First hour guest: James Petras
From http://petras.lahaine.org/ : "James Petras is the author of more than 62 books published in 29 languages, and over 600 articles in professional journals, including the American Sociological Review, British Journal of Sociology, Social Research, and Journal of Peasant Studies. He has published over 2000 articles in nonprofessional journals such as the New York Times, the Guardian, the Nation, Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, New Left Review, Partisan Review, TempsModerne, Le Monde Diplomatique, and his commentary is widely carried on the internet."
As far as I know, James Petras has not yet had an in-depth on-the-record conversation with a 9/11 truth advocate, so this show may break new ground.
Second hour guest: Coleen Rowley
Powerhouse Radio Lineup: Steve Alten, Lynn Margulis, Richard Falk, Carolyn Baker...Griffin & Ventura on Deck
This is as good as 9/11 truth radio gets!
Tomorrow, Friday 3/21 I'll be talking with Steve Alten, author of The Shell Game. We'll discuss our respective encounters with neocon media, including Steve's run-in with Jim Bohanon http://www.911blogger.com/node/14248 and my own with Hannity and Colmes, recently analyzed at http://www.911blogger.com/node/14398 4-6 pm CT, http://www.gcnlive.com Network 4 call-in 866-582-9933
Saturday, 3/22 National Medal of Science winner Lynn Margulis http://www.mujca.com/margulis.htm comes back for an encore. Lynn is one of the most important minds on the planet. Along with James Lovelock she brought us the Gaia hypothesis of a homeostatic biosphere, and among evolutionary biologists she is one of the biggest names, and THE most prestigious challenger to neo-Darwinian orthodoxy. She's also a terrific writer and a fearless 9/11 truth-teller! 6-8 pm CT, http://www.republicbroadcasting.org call-in 800-313-9443
http://www.gcnlive.com Network 4, today, Monday 3/17, 4-6 pm CT
my radio schedule: http://www.mujca.com/airwaves.htm
Splitting-the-Sky, a.k.a., John Boncore, will be my guest to day on Dynamic Duo. He's driving across the West Coast right now but has promised to stop and find a phone... Josh Harvey of Snowshoe Films will also be calling in to report on the Winter Soldier action in DC this weekend: http://ivaw.org/ws_live.html
Splitting-the-Sky is one of the most interesting and dynamic personalities to recently join the 9/11 truth movement. As a young man, he was made the main scapegoat for the Attica prison rebellion, nearly was sent to death row, and emerged a folk hero, only to be demonized by Rudy Giuliani in a Willie Horton style campaign ad. He's now an up-and-coming actor -- last summer he was making a film with Peter Coyote, and reported that everybody he talked to associated with the production knew that 9/11 was an inside job.
Tomorrow, Saturday 3/15/08, is Z-Day -- a worldwide celebration of the phenomenal success of Zeitgeist, the film that combines 9/11 truth with a critique of religion and money-control as elite brainwashing tools: http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com
While I admire Zeitgeist and applaud its success, I want to give equal time to critics of the film's blithe dismissal of religion. Today on Dynamic Duo I'll be discussing the film with two such critics. During the first hour, Brother Eliot of http://www.beitshalomministries.org will deliver a hardcore Christian perspective on the flaws of Zeitgeist part 1. In the second hour, freethinking ethnic Jew Henry Makow will offer his critique:
Personally, while I have a somewhat different take on religion than the one espoused in Zeitgeist part 1, I think we need to support fellow 9/11 truth advocates regardless of differences of opinion...and besides, Zeitgeist is a brilliant, thought-provoking film, whatever else you think of it.
Another jam-packed show with activists AND researchers, celebrating the 11th of the month!
During the first hour, Canadian activists Richard Brinkman and Wayne Prante will join me for a civil debate on the relative merits of "civil information activism" versus truth squad confrontations of famous figures. Richard and Wayne have been critical of recent We Are Change truth squad actions, while I have been cheering them on (while also cheering for the kind of information activism Richard and Wayne champion). Last week I had four major-league truth-squadders on 9/11 and Empire Radio, so this week I'm offering Richard and Wayne a chance to air their side of this debate. A minor controversy on this issue recently erupted here at 911blogger:
So, you want to "be change", huh?
Getting The Truth Out: What works?
An Apology to We Are Change
A week from tomorrow, Sat. 3/15/08 I'll be interviewing Glen Clancy, producer of the documentary Fool Me Twice about the the Bali bombings coverup: www.myspace.com/foolmetwicethemovie Details at my radio schedule page: http://www.mujca.com/airwaves.htm
Bali Bomber Claims CIA/Mossad Involvement
Second explosion far bigger than intended, ringleader tells London Times
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet, Thursday, March 6, 2008
The ringleader of the Bali bombers claims that the attack on the
nightclub district in 2002 was much larger than he had expected and that
the only explanation for so much carnage was that the bombers were aided
by the CIA, KGB or Mossad.
http://www.republicbroadcasting.org (corrected from earlier post erroneously putting him on Dynamic Duo Friday)
As far as I know, there are only four 9/11 truth novels: Hal Sisson's Modus Operandi 9/11, Nick Shelton's The American Truth, Steve Alten's The Shell Game, and now...ta-da!...Mike Palecek's Iowa Terror.
This is Mike's tenth published novel, by my count, and it's another witty, darkly humorous entry from Iowa's answer to Kurt Vonnegut. What's more, it tackles 9/11 truth head on. Here's the description from Mike's website, http://mikepalecek.com/ :
“IOWA TERROR” - a new Palecek novel by 7th Street Press
Terror warnings on TV, terror music on the radio. Kate Smith singing. God Bless America! We must really be in trouble. Right?
It is unique, political comedy, satire, anti-war - in George W. Bush’s America - telling the truth for once in America, that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney did 9/11 themselves in order to start a war and make money.
In large format, original color illustrations.
9/11 truth senatorial candidate Laurie Dobson was my guest on Dynamic Duo last Friday. She's getting all kinds of media coverage, mainstream and otherwise, for her efforts to get the Kennebunkport constabulary to bust Bush. Go, Laurie! Schedule, guest list & directions to archives: http://www.mujca.com/airwaves.htm
Senate candidate calls for Bush’s arrest
By Laura Dolce
February 26, 2008 3:01 PM
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine -- (Bush family summer mansion)
Calling President George Bush "the worst president in the history of the United States," Independent U.S. Senate candidate Laurie Dobson stood on the steps of the town hall Tuesday and called upon the town to indict Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney as war criminals.
Saying that both had "made killing fields of many countries," Dobson urged town leaders to issue a warrant for their arrests.
"There is compelling, undeniable, irrefutable evidence that crimes are going on," she said.
Dobson filed a copy of her indictment... and later read it aloud for gathered media members -- overlooking Walker’s Point (as in George Walker Bush) -- the summer home of the President’s parents.
http://www.wtprn.com 8-10 pm Central
During the first hour Professor William Woodward of the University of New Hampshire will join me to discuss psychology and 9/11 truth. He is honing a scholarly article on 9/11 using "SSK, the sociology of scientific knowledge and the history of science, especially German and British, where a lot of new models are in the air" (from his email to me today). In the second half of the first hour, we will (hopefully) hear from Brian, Nick, and/or Anthony of http://www.MNchange.org to discuss the psychology of their truth squadding, most recently of Mitt Romney http://911blogger.com/node/14151 . Still waiting for final confirmation on this.
The second hour will lead off with another truth-squadding hero, Peter Thottam of LA 9/11 Truth http://www.peterthottam.com/ who helped organize the Bill Maher intervention last fall. Peter and I will discuss the 9/11 truth protest at the Academy Awards http://911blogger.com/node/14121 , the hoopla surrounding Academy Awards winner Marion Cotillard's 9/11 views http://911blogger.com/node/14164 and related Hollywood-meets-9/11-truth issues, among other things.
Ph.D. metallurgical engineer & 9/11 truth supporter Joel Hirschhorn http://www.patriotsquestion911.com/engineers.html#Hirschhorn, and 9/11 truth senatorial candidate Laurie Dobson http://www.dobsonforsenate.com will be my guests today on Dynamic Duo, 4-6 pm CT, http://www.gcnlive.com Network 4.
Hirschhorn will be the first hour guest, followed by Dobson the second hour.
We'll be talking about the 2008 elections--and Hirschhorn and Dobson are both arguing against the "lesser evil" mentality. Hirschhorn has written several recent op-eds on the elections including:
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Daniel Hopsicker of the MadCow Morning News reports that John McCain and Vicki Iseman flew together on a lavishly-furnished Boeing 727 provided by Iseman—which turned out to be the same Boeing 727 that evacuated Saudi Royals from Las Vegas to London shortly after the 9/11 attacks. The plane was owned by an extremist Christian broadcasting company called Paxson Communications, which was Vicki Iseman’s biggest client. Paxon Communications is rumored to have CIA and mafia ties including links to neocon-connected Jewish mobster Jack Abramoff, whose casino boats hosted alleged 9/11 hijackers before the attacks. Mohammed Atta, and other so-called Islamic extremists who would be falsely blamed for 9/11, trained at secure US military facilities including Maxwell Air Force base and Pensacola Naval Air Station, enrolled as fake flying students at CIA-connected drug-import airstrips, and apparently used US taxpayers money to indulge lavishly in cocaine, call-girls, top-shelf whiskey, and other un-Islamic activities while they were being set up as patsies.
http://www.gcnlive.com Network 4 Call-in 8766-582-9933
My first-half-hour guest will be Bay Area activist Brad Newsham of http://www.beachimpeach.com , invited at listeners' request. Brad helped organize those amazing human impeachment signs made up of 1000-plus people on the beach.
During the rest of the show, I'll talk about martial law (and hopefully some 9/11 truth) with expert Harold Williams of http://www.survivemartiallaw.com Harold's wife supplied the following biography:
Peter Dale Scott, professor emeritus at the University of California-Berkeley, is one of the world's leading scholars on the JFK assassination, CIA drug dealing, martial law/"continuity of government," and now 9/11. His recent book The Road to 9/11 locates these and other crimes along the rising trajectory of the American "overworld," which he describes as "that realm of wealthy or privileged society that, although not formally authorized or institutionalized, is the scene of successful influence of government by private power."
The Road to 9/11, the first 9/11 revisionist book published by a major university press, is a copiously documented interpretation of contemporary history. Along with its accurate diagnosis of how wrong things have gone, the book offers hope, suggesting that the creation and nourishing of alternative institutions (including alternative media like 911blogger and patriot radio) can help us get out of this mess.
Peter Dale Scott is a lively personality and accomplished poet as well as a leading alternative historian. It should be a great interview.
6-8 pm CT, http://www.republicbroadcasting.org
Why Steve Alten is Winning the Shell Game Debate
by Kevin Barrett
[I interviewed Steve Alten, author of The Shell Game, on 1/22/08, then interviewed his critic Wendy Campbell on 2/12/08. Both shows are available in the WTPRN archives. I will again interview Steve Alten this Tuesday, 2/19/08, 10-11 pm CT...after first-hour guest Mikey Weinstein of http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org who will be on 9-10 pm. http://www.wtprn.com; complete radio schedule: http://www.mujca.com/airwaves.htm]
Steve Alten’s new bestseller The Shell Game was bound to be controversial. Alten’s thriller involves a White-House-approved neocon plot to stage a new mega-9/11 designed to trigger full-scale martial law and a war on Iran. The book shows how Arab patsies are set up to take the blame for the attack (just like on 9/11). It is peppered with references to such 9/11 truth advocates as David Ray Griffin, Mike Ruppert, Michael Meacher, and the Jersey Girls. No wonder Alten’s career is being threatened by insiders. No wonder the mainstream press won’t review his book.
George W. Bush's legacy will include his complicity in 9/11 high treason and mass murder. "Worst president ever" doesn't even begin to do justice to this level of betrayal.
To celebrate the (hopefully) impending end of Bush's reign of terror--the last Presidents' Day with this incurious, sadistic borderline psychopath fouling up the White House--I have invited two of America's leading impeachment activists: Peter Thottam of http://www.BCIMPEACH.com and LA 9/11 Truth and Debra Sweet of http://www.worldcantwait.net
I understand that Peter may be turning away from impeachment activism toward supporting Obama, which I'm not sure is a good idea. Webster Tarpley has made a good case that Obama is a dangerous NWO front-man, and that Hilary, for all her faults, would be a small step toward reorienting the political system in favor of ordinary working people, who are being bled dry by the NWO globalists.
My recent essay Twilight of the Psychopaths http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/home/Frontpage/2008/01/02/02073.html generated a whole lot of discussion. That conversation will continue on Dynamic Duo Friday, 2/15/08, 4-6 pm CT, http://www.gcnlive.com Network 4
I will be interviewing Laura Knight-Jadczyk, a pioneer in the application of ponerology (the study of political psychopathy) to 9/11.
Laura edited Lobaczewski's book Political Ponerology, which argues that the tendency of psychopaths to rise to the top of power hierarchies sometimes gets out of control, leading to the infection of the body politic and the development of a psychopathic state. That, according to Lobaczewski, is what happened in Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia; and, according to Laura, it is happening right now in Bush's USA. Check out Laura's interview: http://www.sott.net/articles/show/148141-The-Trick-of-the-Psychopath-s-T...
Laura has warned me that she is a controversial figure in the 9/11 community, which is fine with me--as you may have noticed, I don't shy away from controversy.
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Kevin Barrett interviews Francis Boyle: Today, Friday 2/8/08, 4-6 pm CT, http://www.gcnlive.com Network 4
I have hosted a kind of ongoing debate between advocates of Civil Information Activism like former Air Controller Robin Hordon, advocates of Civil Disobedience like Dave Slesinger, and advocates of We Are Change style truth squads like Ruke Rudkowski and Peter Thottam (the lawyer who helped organize the Bill Maher intervention.)
Since I haven't seen much about this on 911blogger yet I thought folks here might find it interesting. Sauder's article is thoughtful and well-documented. I've been talking about this on the radio: http://www.mujca.com/airwaves.htm and http://www.noliesradio.org.
"Are we to expect another 'false flag' attack, like the inside job on 9-11 perhaps? -- an attack that will be made to appear that it comes from Iran, and that is then used as a pretext to strike Iran, maybe with nuclear weapons?"
Connecting The Many Undersea Cut Cable Dots
by Richard Sauder
Copyright 2008. All rights reserved.
4 February 2008
The last week has seen a spate of unexplained, cut, undersea communications cables that has severely disrupted communications in many countries in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. As I shall show, the total numbers of cut cables remain in question, but likely number as many as eight, and maybe nine or more.
Please tune in to my new five-minute news headline show on No Lies Radio, a Pacifica Radio Network affiliate. "No Lies News" will be on seven days a week, eight times a day, and will be updated daily (well, five to seven times a week) to offer a 9/11 truth perspective on the latest headlines, spiced with the kind of offbeat humor that makes it all bearable.
Pacifica is the leading American left/alternative network, and No Lies Radio features Democracy Now, Free Speech Radio News, and 9/11 truth teach-in and music programming. No Lies News will be available for syndication to Pacifica stations around the country---please contact yours and urge them to carry it!
No Lies News runs every day, Monday thru Sunday (all times given are Pacific Time):
To listen to the first episode, go to: http://noliesradio.org/
This is a different kind of show and audience from my talk shows on RBN, GCN, and WTPRN: http://www.mujca.com/airwaves.htm
University of Wisconsin law professor Ann Althouse has upped the ante. Now she says 9/11 truth is not just "truly nutty," it's "despicable," and 9/11 truth-seekers are like "Nazis or Klansmen."
If it's that nutty and despicable, it ought to be easy for a law professor to shoot down in a debate. But once again, Ann has taken the cowardly route of hurling vicious insults while refusing a polite offer for a debate based on logic and evidence. Below is my recent correspondence with her.
On Feb 2, 2008, at 2:44 PM, Kevin Barrett wrote:
Dear Ann Althouse,
I am writing to request that you back up your characterization of 9/11 skepticism as "nutty," and your many public attacks on me, by stepping forward to defend the official story, using logic and evidence, in a free and fair debate.
As you may know, last year the UW-Madison History Club attempted to sponsor a debate or panel discussion pitting critics of the government's version of 9/11 against its defenders. After thoroughly canvassing the UW faculty, especially the History and Political Science departments, they were unable to find any defenders.
While I am rarely accused of not being controversial enough, I am conducting a pre-emptive strike against that accusation tonight with a Truth Jihad Radio show devoted to controversy.
Tonight (Sat. 2/1/08) on RBN, the world's most notorious Muslim truth jihadi (that would be me, Kevin Barrett) listens to the complaints of misrepresented Jews and Christians! I guess we Muslims aren't the only ones who get misrepresented ; )
In between the controversies with the Jews and Christians, I'll pick a bone with secularist historian Webster Tarpley.
6-6:50 pm CT: 9/11 truth supporter Andrew Mathis, discussing what he says are pejorative misconceptions about the Talmud, exemplified by http://www.revisionisthistory.org/talmudtruth.html; he recommends the refutation at http://talmud.faithweb.com/ Andrew writes: "It is often thought that the Talmud serves as the basis for Zionism. Actually, the Talmud strictly opposes Zionism."
6:50-7:10 pm CT: I ask Webster Tarpley why he thinks Obama's advisors, who look to me like a dubious but at least anti-neocon anti-Mideast-war contingent, are so terrible. (We'll continue the argument with a full two hour show next Saturday night.)