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by Justin Martell
On September 10th, 2009, Meghan McCain appeared on ABC's The View. During her appearance, the conversation was steered, by Whoopi Goldberg, to the impending anniversary of the attacks:
(Related Digg, links to HuffPo story. -rep.)
by Justin A. Martell
Air America conducted a recent poll in which 9,000 or 90% of its respondents would like to see members of the Bush Administration do time in prison for alleged war crimes.
The poll was conducted in response to Joe Klein of Time Magazine's idea that a pardon from President Obama for George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld for War Crimes "would brand them for crimes without the agony of a trial."
For Air America's respondents, that is not enough. In addition to wanting members of the Bush Administration to serve jail sentences, some would like to see them serve those terms after being subjected to "enhanced interrogation techniques."
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers (D-MI) issued a subpoena for Karl Rove to testify regarding controversies surrounding his actions under the Bush Administration yesterday.
Rove is wanted for questioning specifically about the Justice Department's firing of U.S. attorneys in 2006, as well as other accusations of Rove abusing his position to influence the decision making process of the United States government.
Rove ignored a previous subpoena issued by the House Judiciary Committee calling on him to testify on July 10, 2008 citing executive privilege. As a result, the committee voted 20-14 in favor of holding Rove in contempt of congress. However, the vote was in reality only a recommendation.
by Justin A. Martell
Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) took one of the first steps in holding the Bush Administration accountable when he introduced House Resolution 1531 on Thursday.
The official title of HR 1531, which was introduced to the House Judiciary Committee, is "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the President of the United States should not issue pardons to senior members of his administration during the final 90 days of his term of office."
On Tuesday, October 21st, 2008, Former Congressman and Libertarian Presidential Candidate Bob Barr appeared on my on campus television show that I host with Eric Jackman. I have uploaded the interview to YouTube in three parts:
by Justin Martell
Three government whistle blowers addressed a crowd of four hundred at Peace Island’s Hope in a Time of Crisis conference last week in Saint Paul, Minnesota
The two-day conference was held at Concordia University. Throughout the two days speakers covering a broad range of subjects addressed the four hundred attendees. The conference’s proximity to the Republican National Convention was no coincidence, “It was planned specifically that way,” said conference organizer Dick Bernard, “It was our thought that we would have a lot of people gathered here from the protest community, so it would be somewhat easier to get speakers, and we also thought we’d get more publicity out of it.”
by Michael Jackman
Recently, I reported on Barack Obama’s foreign policy advisors and discussed figures such as Lee Hamilton and Tim Roemer, and their potential conflicts of interest and past experience. This week I want to go into the Republican Nominee Senator John McCain and his advisors as well as the Iraq War. Watching the RNC, one can certainly see they are getting as much mileage as possible out of the events of 9/11 and continuing to scare the populous into supporting their platform, and continued war. Democrats and other McCain nay-sayers have been repeatedly saying how McCain has voted with and supported the Bush Administration “ninety percent of the time.” That is true, but it appears to be a lot worse than that when it comes to foreign policy and neo-conservative views of war and imperialism with which McCain agrees and surrounds himself.
Dave Weigel of Reason Magazine published an article called Free Paulistine on September 3rd. A part of the article contains the following quote:
Here were the reporters, finally covering the Paul movement. Here’s what they were covering: Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, a vision in a yellow T-shirt and blue blazer, aired 9/11 conspiracy theories while reporters rushed to get comments from attendees. (I walked past a New York Times reporter who was quizzing two Paul backers about controlled demolitions.)
By Justin Martell
Ron Paul’s Rally for the Republic took place only a few blocks from the Republican National Convention and brought a crowd of nearly ten thousand despite being publicized mostly through word of mouth and the internet.
By Justin Martell
At the Ron Paul Rally for the Republic held at the Target Center in St. Paul, Minnesota a few blocks from the Republican National Convention, former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura questioned 9/11 to a crowd of nearly 10,000 people and received an overwhelmingly positive response.
"I'm going to move on to another subject that a lot of people don't want to discuss today," he said, "I know when I discuss it, it's amazing, I get attacked!" The crowd listened intently as he went on, "And that's something called 9/11!" The crowd erupted into spontaneous applause. Ventura continued and discussed the fact that on the FBI's most wanted terrorist page, Osama bin Laden is not wanted for 9/11. He asked why expressed disgust with the Bush Administration's stonewalling any investigation into the attacks.
Below is the video of Ventura's 9/11 remarks, as well as his response to reporters when asked about the subject backstage after his speech:
This will be my last post as the founder of Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth. Our website, www.sst911.org, has been deleted. This is not to say that we are backing away from our activism in regard to a new 9/11 investigation. To offer a simple explanation, here is the email I sent to all of my members earlier this week:
I hope that all of your summers are going well. I have some news and am just going to go right into it: During the past year and a half we have accomplished a lot on behalf of demanding justice, accountability, and closure in regard to 9/11. However, 9/11 is part of a much larger picture. A picture that encompasses many forms of government corruption that need to be addressed and brought to the forefront of everyone's consciousness (i.e. election fraud, wars of aggression, domestic spying, torture, etc.).
Mike Jackman, Co-Founder of Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth, will appear tomorrow morning on Empire Watch hosted by George Corrette and Pat Riot from 9-10 AM on Thursday, July 24th. Jackman will be discussing his latest research into Obama's desired foreign policy advisors, why he's supporting Cynthia McKinney for president, as well as making an announcement regarding the future of Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth.
To listen to the live show via streaming audio visit www.wknh.org, the call in number is: (603) 358-8863.
Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth
New England 9/11 Truth Symposium
Mon, 05/26/2008 - 08:40 — katkanning
May 17th, 2008, Keene, NH
By Kat Kanning
Bob McIlvaine was the first speaker of the day. He has reason for wanting the truth about what happened on 9/11 – he lost his son in the twin towers that day. After six months of grief, he began to have questions about the government's version of 9/11 events. His son had a poster on his wall, “knowledge is power.”
Certain items from the government story started his questioning – things like the hijacker's driver's license found on the ground that day, and the fact the government had identified the hijackers within 24 hours of the attack. His questioning led him to join other family members of 9/11 victims who were also looking for answers.
McIlvaine attended the 9/11 Commission hearings. He and other family members were angered by Condoleezza Rice's refusal to give any straight answers. The government's position was, “We're not here to blame anyone.”
The New England 9/11 Symposium, held this past Saturday (5/17/08) in Keene, NH, was a tremendous success. We had a great turn out and received local and, of course, independent media coverage.
First, the morning began at 9:45 a.m. with Bob McIlvaine's heartfelt speech, which is a reminder that, as Jon Gold put it, what we feel is nothing compared to what family members like McIlvaine feel. The part of his remarks that stuck out to me the most was when McIlvaine detailed his experiences researching 9/11 on his own and described his utter disgust with the 9/11 Commission. While speaking about the Commission he mentioned the day that Condoleeza Rice testified about the August 6th, 2001 PDB. To him it was obvious that Rice was spinning, lying, and not directly answering any questions posed to her by the Commissioners, who's questions were light as it was. He talked of how outraged he was when, after Rice testified, family members were rushing to shake her hand. The deception was so blatant how could the others not see it? I, as well as many others, believe that Bob is very strong and very brave.
With the symposium only a few days away, we are working very hard for a large turnout and press coverage. I implore all of you to please participate in the week of truth and call C-SPAN to ask for media coverage of this event.
Also, there have been two changes to the line up. Unfortunately, Daniel Sunjata will no longer be hosting the event due to conflicts with his schedule. The event will now be hosted by myself and Michael Jackman. Jason Bermas, because he has been working very hard on his new film, will not be able to join us. Instead, Korey Rowe will appear in his place to screen 15 minutes from their upcoming release, "Fabled Enemies."
Justin Martell Questions White House Press Secretary Dana Perino on Bush Administration's Actions Regarding 9/11 Investigations
Here is the video. First, I'd like to thank Jon Gold for his help in creating this video, as his guidance has proved to be invaluable. The sources appear long enough for viewers to see the headline and source so that they can verify it if so inclined. Below the video are my comments to Perino:
Thank you for the suggestion of checking my sources. If you take the time to read those articles, you will see that both sides of the aisle had issues with the way the Bush Administration dealt with the investigations of 9/11. Also, the people that were most affected by that day also had several issues with their conduct as well. With regard to your predecessors Ari Fleischer, Scott McClellan, and Tony Snow, if you could set up interviews for me with each of them, I would be more than happy to discuss this information. However, with regard to the last article cited in this video clip entitled, "9/11 - the big cover-up?", it is from September 2007, so I would also like to request another interview with you when you have the time. The recent news concerning Philip Zelikow from NYTimes Reporter Phil Shenon, to quote the September 11th Advocates, brings into question "the veracity of the entire Commission’s report." It also resulted in them calling for an entirely new investigation. In fact, that is the only article cited in this video that is not considered "mainstream". The reason for this is because what is considered "mainstream", did not bother to cover their request. This is not spin. This is a request by those most affected by that day to finally learn the who, how, and why of 9/11 so they can have some much deserved justice and solace.
It is true, we have not been attacked since September 11th, 2001, and thank God for that. However, as a result of that day, we have started two wars that are still going on, and thousands have been killed. We have changed our entire way of life here in America in the name of "Security". If that day is not what we were led to believe, then we need to know about it, and we need to know about it now.I hope this letter finds you in good spirits, as well as in good health. I also look forward to our next interview.
Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth
Conference at Williams College on U.S. Intelligence Studies to Address Questions Raised by Sept. 11
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 2, 2008 (AScribe Newswire) -- The September 11 attacks and the war in Iraq have raised a number of questions about U.S. intelligence.
o Why did the intelligence community fail to prevent 9/11?
o How do policy makers use intelligence to make decisions about war and peace?
o Should Americans be willing to sacrifice their civil liberties in the name of national security?
Richard Betts explores these questions and others in his critically acclaimed recent book, Enemies of Intelligence. On Saturday, April 12, the Leadership Studies Program at Williams College will welcome Richard Betts and other leading intelligence scholars to discuss Betts's work and offer insights about the future of U.S. intelligence. The conference will feature a range of academic experts along with representatives from the Department of Defense and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
The public is invited and the event is free.
"In from the Cold: Richard Betts and the Renaissance of Intelligence Studies"
Jarek Kupsc, the director of The Reflecting Pool will appear on Empire Watch with hosts Goerge Corrette and Pat Riot on Thursday, April 17th, from 9-11 a.m. EDT (8-10am Central) To listen visit http://www.wknh.org/ and click "listen live" for streaming audio.
Additionally, there will be a screening of The Reflecting Pool at the Keene Public Library in the evening following Kupsc's appearance on Empire Watch. Listen to the show for more details!
Lt. Col Robert Bowman's Remarks on Impeachment of Bush and Cheney Capital Center, Concord, New Hampshire April 14th, 2008:
NH State Representative, Betty Hall, has introduced HR24 to the NH House of Representatives which, if passed, will call on the U.S. Congress to begin impeachment proceedings of George Bush and Dick Cheney...
HR24, a house resolution, encourages legal action, as a tool given to the People, from our forefathers to use during times of extreme circumstance, such as we experience today. The resolution will be voted on April 16th.
On 4/14/08, over 250 people participated in a rally in support of Rep. Betty Hall and HR24...
"Government being instituted for the common benefit, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of man: Therefore, whenever the ends of government are perverted,
In addition to Sunjata, the New England 9/11 Symposium will feature eight other spectacular guests!
Bob McIlvaine, Sr. - McIlvaine lost his son, Bobby McIlvaine, Jr., on 9/11. Mr. McIlvaine attended every 9/11 Commission hearing and has been a vocal critic of the official account of 9/11. As a member of September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, McIlvaine has traveled all over the world speaking about 9/11, his perspective on the events of that day, and demanding justice for his son and the other innocents who perished along with him.
Daniel Hopsicker - An investigative journalist, author, and documentary film maker, Hopsicker arrived in Florida two months after 9/11 to look into activities of the alleged hijackers and their connection to Huffman Aviation. What he uncovered became the basis for “Welcome to Terrorland: Muhammed Atta and the 9/11 Cover Up in Florida.” Hopsicker is still located in Florida and his up to date research can be found at http://www.madcowprod.com/.
Michele Little - Little lost her brother, FDNY Firefighter, David M. Weiss, on 9/11. Along with 9/11 Family Members Donna Marsh O‘Connor and Christina Kminek, Little called for a real investigation into 9/11 at the National Press Club on 9/11/06. Michele is also an advocate for the First Responders of 9/11 and works to raise awareness of the health issues that these heroes are currently facing. She is also one of the founding members of http://www.2ndresponders.org/.
Sander Hicks - An author and investigative journalist, Sander delivers the type of hard-hitting journalism that all journalists should. Hicks is the founder of Soft Skull Press and the owner of the Vox Pop, a progressive coffee house and outlet for independent media and publishing. Hicks has done extensive research into the ISI/Pakistan connection to 9/11 and published “The Big Wedding,” detailing the whistle blowers and the many conflicts of interest within the 9/11 Commission. Hicks will speak about his current investigation into the mysterious death of Dr. David Graham.
Donna Marsh O’Connor - O’Connor lost her daughter, Vanessa Lang Langer. Along with 9/11 Family members, Michele Little and Christina Kminek, O’Connor called for a real investigation into 9/11 at the National Press Club on 9/11/06. O’Connor has been very active in recent years in spreading the truth about 9/11. She is also on the advisory board of http://www.911truth.org/.
Barrie Zwicker - Zwicker is an award-winning Canadian alternative media journalist, documentary producer, and political activist. Mr. Zwicker’s presentation will pertain to “media blackout” of the alternative view of 9/11, a subject of which Zwicker has been published a book (“Towers of Deception) and produced three documentaries (The Great Deception, The Great Conspiracy, and Deep Complicity).
Jason Bermas - Bermas is a documentary film maker and activist. The two films Bermas has produced so far, Loose Change 2nd Edition and Loose Change Final Cut, are responsible for bringing the 9/11 Truth Movement onto the brink of becoming mainstream. Bermas is also the host of Louder Than Words Radio on the GCN Radio Network. Please visit http://www.loosechange911.com/ for more information.
Jon Gold - Longtime researcher and activist. Gold was instrumental in the production of 9/11: Press For Truth and has been an advocate for the 9/11 First Responders and the Feal Good Foundation. Gold is involved with “9/11Truth Tuesdays” at the Wayne Movie Theater in Wayne, PA, which has turned out to be an incredibly successful public outreach venue. To view Gold’s extensive 9/11 archive please visit: http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/index.php
For more information please visit http://www.sst911.org/ or http://www.monadnock911truthalliance.blogspot.com/.
Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth and the Monadnock 9/11 Truth Alliance are sponsoring a symposium:
So far this is lining up to be a stellar conference. As May 17th approaches we will be announcing more information concerning additional speakers and guests.
Is it Crazy to Doubt the Government?
by Jose Abreu, Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth, Yale Univesity
Declaring dissenters to be mentally ill is a tactic as old as time itself. The Soviets would declare political dissidents to be mentally ill and would ship them off to a mental institution.
The US mainstream media still insist that those who demand an independent investigation must suffer from some sort of mental illness. The Australian Media, the Canadian Media, the Japanese media and the Italian media have for the past few months been airing charges of 9/11 as an inside job. The Italian media has done what the US media is too afraid of doing - allowing family members on air to criticize the official story.
An Open Letter to the Progressive Left
By Justin A. Martell and Michael Jackman
During this primary season, many advocates for a new investigation into the events surrounding 9/11 have been greeted with a tremendous amount of hostility. The thing is, most of this hostility has not been from “right-wingers,” but mostly from members of the so called progressive left. As registered Democrats, we personally, have been told that we are an “embarrassment to the party,” and called names that we will not repeat. Why has the left shown so much hostility towards advocates of 9/11 truth and justice?
As of January, 2007, the Bush Administration had been caught telling 935 lies. No folks, we didn’t say mistakes, they told 935 LIES. The most audacious lies being the administration’s manipulation of intelligence used to get us into war with Iraq. These lies have, as of today, claimed a total of 3,975 in Iraq alone. The U.S. led occupation in Iraq has also claimed close to 90,000 Iraqi civilian lives. All of this death and destruction has been due bold face lies told by the Bush Administration.
What was just outlined in the paragraph above is not disputed by members of the progressive left or even by their beloved candidates, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL). Why then, after this criminal administration has been caught in 935 lies, some of which have led to close to 100,000 deaths, is this administration given a free pass by the left when it comes to 9/11? While we don’t agree with labeling the ideas advanced by the 9/11 Truth Movement as conspiracy theories, let us, for the sake of the argument discuss the idea of conspiracy theories involving the Bush Administration. Please also remember, a conspiracy is, by definition, “an agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act.” Therefore, when the progressive left asserts that the President and his administration knowingly manipulated intelligence in order to lead our nation to war in Iraq, they are advancing what can be defined as a conspiracy theory. Is the left only interested in advancing conspiracy theories that are popular and accepted by the rest of their constituents?
Additionally, the Bush Administration fought very hard to stifle any inquiry into 9/11. If 9/11 was a major government failure, as is maintained by proponents of the official account, then wouldn’t the president and vice president want to know everything about that failure and reprimand or fire those responsible? Instead, we’ve seen two inquiries, one led by the Congress and one by the 9/11 Commission. Both of these inquiries were given limited access to information, and in the case of the 9/11 Commission, led by a White House insider. Even if the official version of events is true, how is this acceptable? Don’t the family members of the victims of 9/11 deserve to have answers as to why their loved ones are no longer with us? Don’t we, as Americans, deserve to know?
In conclusion, we implore the progressive left to support the millions of concerned citizens across the United States who are advocating for an independent inquiry into 9/11. Advocating for a real investigation into 9/11 is not subscribing to conspiracy theories. It’s subscribing to the idea of truth, accountability, and justice. What’s so bad about that? Remember, these people are proven liars, their lies have led to the deaths of thousands of people. Why should 9/11 be treated any differently?
Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth
Student Scholars Member, Eric Jackman, is heading the organization of a talent show at the end of the semester. A significant amount of the proceeds will benefit the FealGood Foundation...
Despite setbacks, organizers have high hopes for FP Talent Show
by Arikka Knights
Auditions for the FP Talent Show were scheduled to take place this weekend, however were postponed until the end of the month.
Despite the postponements, plans surrounding the annual charity talent show are progressing with heighten excitement. This is the first year the Pierce Activities Council (formerly Campus Activities Board) has not been the main contributor to the funding and organization of the event. However, the Student Government Association (SGA) and several individuals have dedicated themselves to coordinate another spectacular event which fills the fieldhouse every spring.