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Utne Reader Covers 9/11 Truth in January-February 2008 Issue

Paul Constant's article on the 9/11 truth movement in Seattle has been reprinted in the new Utne Reader. It isn't up at the Utne site yet, but you can read the article at:

The good news is that the Utne Reader has a wide circulation, and Constant's article will awaken the curiosity of some of the 9/11 laggards among its part because his assessment of the movement is not the usual hit piece: "I was surprised when I met some of Seattle's Truth groups because I was confronted by smart, sincere people with lots of information about the sad state of civil liberties and corporate control in the United States, people eager to inform other people about what's happening to our rights and using money out of their own pockets to do it. People fighting, in other words, the single biggest sin in America: laziness."

Wisconsin Truthers Rally for Cynthia McKinney

Our 11th of the month welcome for Cynthia McKinney at the Wisconsin State Capitol got mainstream coverage:

"Truthers" rally for Cynthia McKinney
By Patrick Marley
Tuesday, Dec 11 2007, 02:27 PM

Madison -- Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney today didn't draw the crowds that other presidential candidates have seen in Wisconsin stops, but she did find support from a constituency that other contenders haven't tapped into:

Members of the 9/11 truth movement.

Those dismissive of the official explanation for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks rallied around McKinney today at a press conference, as did more typical members of the Green Party. Among the so-called "truthers" was Kevin Barrett, the former University of Wisconsin-Madison lecturer who found himself under fire from state lawmakers last year for his view that the attacks were an inside job.

Barrett told reporters the former Georgia congresswoman was a hero of the movement as he passed out bootlegged DVDs of "V for Vendetta."

My Radio Guests Today and Tomorrow: Debra Sweet, Col. Bob Bowman and Richard Gage

Today's guest on GCN is Debra Sweet is the National Director of World Can't Wait, the leading impeachment lobby. WCW has sort of tiptoed around 9/11 truth in their push for impeachment, so it will be interesting to hear what Debra has to say about the issue. I get the sense that she and many others at WCW are closet 9/11 truth supporters, but they keep it low key to avoid scaring off the still-to-be-educated. Her willingness to spend two hours of talk radio with an all-out truth jihadi suggests that she's at the very least open-minded...

Monday 12/10: Debra Sweet, National Director, World Can't Wait: 4-6 pm CT, "The Dynamic Duo" on GCN: Network 4

Seven Senior Republican Appointees Challenge Official Account of 9/11

Alan Miller writes:

My article, Seven Senior Republican Appointees Challenge Official Account of 9/11 – "Not Possible", "a Whitewash", "False", was published yesterday on OpEdNews:

The article details severe criticism of the 9/11 Commission Report by seven senior Republican appointees and their calls for a new investigation. They include:

Paul Craig Roberts, PhD, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under President Ronald Reagan
Catherine Austin Fitts, Assistant Secretary of Housing under President George H.W. Bush
Morgan Reynolds, PhD, former Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor under current President George W. Bush
Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret), Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan
Mary Schiavo, JD, Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation under Presidents George H.W. Bush and William Clinton

Boston Tea Party Speakers Kevin Ryan and Barbara Honegger on 9/11 & Empire Radio Tonight

Getting ready for the Boston Tea Party for 9/11 Truth! http:

Kevin Ryan, the Underwriters Labs whistleblower and NIST report demolisher, will be my first hour guest on 9/11 and Empire Radio tonight, Tuesday 12/4/07, 9-10 pm CT. Kevin is not just a lucid scientific critic of the official story, he's also a voice of uncommon common sense in the 9/11 truth movement--a spiritually-grounded guy whose opinions I always respect and usually agree with. For example, he just convinced me to drop an uncomplimentary reference to Cindy Sheehan from a piece I had written. I had not meant it to be uncomplimentary to her, but to some of those surrounding her, yet when I re-read it I saw that Kevin was absolutely right that it never should have been posted and needed to come down. I invite those who have a beef with anything I've written to follow Kevin's example--email me with a specific reference to the questionable passage and I'll try to give your critique fair-minded consideration. Writers need good editors--but in the internet age we rarely have any. My email address is

The Second Gunshot Theory: Why Only 9/11 Truth Can Turn the Human Herd

“Whether [Islamic terrorists] were involved or not nobody knows. It really doesn’t matter much.” (“An Evening with Noam Chomsky: The War on Terror.” MIT 10/18/2001)
“The evidence (against al-Qaida) is surprisingly thin.” (Noam Chomsky, 9/11)
“Even if (inside job) were true, which is extremely unlikely, who cares? I mean, it doesn’t have any significance.”
(Noam Chomsky on 911 conspiracy part 2, YouTube.)

Does it matter whether 9/11 was an inside job? Chomsky says no. Is his position in any way defensible or excusable? E.M. writes:

"Using Chomsky's logic, where my father does not have to accept a 'conspiracy theory' he admitted that the US is acting like an 'empire' and the war is 'probably criminal.'

Calling All Whistleblowers! Exposed CIA Officer Gets Talk Radio Offer

How can we encourage spooks and other potential whistleblowers to come forward?

We need more intelligence professionals on our side. To that end, we should be celebrating and publicizing (thus helping protect) past whistleblowers and intelligence professionals who have spoken out on 9/11 and similar matters. And we should be inviting potential new whistleblowers through whistleblower leafleting: http://www/

I have been showcasing whistleblowers on my radio programs recently. Monday I interviewed former MI-5 agent Annie Machon; Tuesday my guest was John DeCamp, the former Nebraska state senator who exposed the Franklin coverup; and tomorrow, Saturday 12/1, I will be interviewing Daniel Ellsberg, the former Defense Department analyst who helped stop the Vietnam War by leaking the Pentagon Papers: Truth Jihad Radio, 6-8pm CT. Next Tuesday 12/4 my first-hour guest will be Underwriters Labs whistleblower Kevin Ryan (followed by journalist Barbara Honegger, a Founding Mother of the Boston Tea Party for 9/11 Truth) : 9-11 pm CT.

My Letter to Scripps-Howard on "Why Some Americans Still Believe in Conspiracies"

November 24th 2007

Dear Kevin Crowe and Guido H. Stempel III,

I am writing to invite you as guests on one of my three radio shows (schedule and guest list: to discuss your recent survey and article “Many Americans still believe in conspiracies” The fact that two thirds of the American people think it possible that their leaders committed high treason and conspiracy to mass murder on 9/11 is obviously important and worthy of discussion and analysis.

Most of my listeners believe not only that top US officials had detailed foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks, but that those same officials actually orchestrated the attacks. They believe that the three World Trade Center buildings were destroyed by controlled demolition, that there were no suicide hijackings, and that the designated 19 villains were patsies employed by the intelligence agency or agencies responsible for the attacks. They view 9/11 as a false-flag attack—a psychological operation designed to enable an aggressive imperial agenda.

Indian Truth Activists Respond to 11/23/07 Terror Attacks

Trying to keep up with world events...tonight (Sat. 11/24) on Truth Jihad Radio, I'll be speaking with Canadian economist Dr. Rodrigue Tremblay. Future international radio guests include Annie Machon this Monday, Yamin Zakaria on Friday, and Yvonne Ridley next week. (I'll be having some yanks on too including John DeCamp, Daniel Ellsberg, Kevin Ryan, Barbara Honegger, and Debra Sweet. Complete schedule:

Here's the latest from India:

Response to Indian terror attacks from truth activists on the front lines!


Exposing the Politics of Terror of the UP blasts -
Target Mayawati
and the Bahujan Samaj Party Mumbai Rally!

By Feroze H. Mithiborwala and co-signers

The horrendous and dastardly terror attacks that we have witnessed today on the 23rd of November 2007, in Lucknow, Varanasi and Faizabad have led to the death of 15 innocent people. The terror attacks on the ordinary people of India has grown into a deadly scourge.

Civility & 9/11 Truth Debates

How confrontational should 9/11 truth advocates be? Depends on the situation, of course. I think we should generally try to err on the side of civility--though the prophetic voice of righteous outrage has its place, especially in direct confrontations with the high & mighty (Giuliani, Clinton) or the low & genocidal (Horowitz).

I recently engaged in three "debates"--twice on my own radio show, and once on Brian Wolf's Shakedown Street.

On GCN's Dynamic Duo, Monday, 11/12/07, I had a very civil debate on Civil Information Activism with Richard Brinkman and Wayne Prante (description below).

Last night, 11/17/07 during the second hour of my congenial interview with Dave Lindorff of we got into a bit of a debate. (Dave cautiously espouses LIHOP while I forthrightly champion MIHOP.)
[The first hour concerned Dave's excellent work on the missing Minot nukes:]

Marine Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford Protests "Truth = Terror" Smear

Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford (USMC, Ret) of Pilots for 9/11 Truth will be my guest on Dynamic Duo tomorrow, Thursday 11/15, 4-6 pm CT on network 4.

Here is his letter protesting the misleading presentation made to the Homeland Security Subcommittee by Mark Weitzman of the Simon Wiesenthal Center: :

[from Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford]

I am writing to protest the testimony and Powerpoint presentation by Mr. Mark Weitzman before the committee in which he conflated the presence of sites on the internet that question the U. S. Government-provided explanations for 9/11 with those you identify as associated with terrorism and Islamic extremism.

You very pointedly reference the site established by architects and engineers as an exemplar of such a site. In doing so, you have tarred with a very broad brush thousands of patriotic American citizens who have legitimate questions that have gone unanswered about events of that day and the Official Conspiracy Theory of the 19 alleged hijackers used to explain them.

TONIGHT! John DeCamp on 9/11 and Empire Radio,, 9-11 pm CT

John DeCamp is the author The Franklin Coverup: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska --one of the most disturbing books you're ever likely to read. See also:

Before I started studying 9/11, I thought allegations of literally diabolical corruption in the highest places--Alex Jones reporting on New World Order human sacrifices at Bohemian Grove and so on--sounded highly improbable. But the more I look into it, the worse it gets: Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut looks like Bambi compared to some of the stuff DeCamp documents.

John DeCamp's book is a lot more convincing than the hollow denials of the Omaha World-Herald. As Webster Tarpley tells us in chapter 20 of George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography, DeCamp's book "tells the whole story" of the Franklin scandal, one of the dirtiest bits of laundry of the NWO drug-running pedophilia ring that seems to have taken over the USA.

Interventionism vs. CIA: Should Truthers Disrupt, or Pursue Civil Information Activism?

What do YOU think about the LA 9/11 truthers’ disruption of Bill Maher and’s disruption of Bill Clinton ?

That’s the question I’m addressing in a series of radio shows, including today’s conversation with Peter Thottam, a Los Angeles lawyer, truther, and impeachment activist who participated in the Bill Maher intervention: I’ll be interviewing Peter on Dynamic Duo, 4-6 pm CT, today, Friday 11/9, at network 4. Call-in number (866) 582-9933

On Tuesday’s 9/11 and Empire show (archived at I interviewed Anthony, Nick and Brian of, who heckled Bill Clinton recently:

Take Action to Impeach Cheney for 9/11 Crimes!

This just in:

"Yesterday in a stunning development, a bipartisan majority of Congress rejected the attempt to kill the privileged resolution
brought by Dennis Kucinich to impeach Vice President Cheney, for his unprecedented constitutional high crimes. Instead the bill was sent to the House Judiciary Committee, which is exactly where we want it to build momentum. Now all we have to do is pressure them to follow through, and impeachment will be a reality."

You can take action for impeachment at:
H.Res 333 Action Page:

Here is my letter to congress and to my local newspapers:

Impeach Cheney first! HR-333 (impeach Cheney) is the most important article ever to come before the House of Representatives. Strong evidence suggests that Cheney is guilty of high crimes including:

9/11 Truth Holidays! Guy Fawkes Day, Boston Tea Party, 11th of the Month Spread 9/11 Truth Revolution

[note: this can be read with copious links at]

9/11 Truth Holidays!
Guy Fawkes Day, Boston Tea Party, 11th of the Month Spread 9/11 Truth Revolution

"I don't wanna holiday in the sun / I wanna go to new Belsen / I wanna see some history..." - The Sex Pistols

By Kevin Barrett,

9/11 truth holidays? Well, not exactly. We don't yet have real cause for celebration: Justice for the victims and truth in the newspaper headlines and history textbooks.

But while we have not yet won the biggest battle—yanking the perps-in-chief out of office in chains before their terms expire—we are winning the war. The official myth of 9/11 is like Monty Python's parrot: "'E's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! 'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! 'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!!"