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New Hampshire Free Press Covers New England 9/11 Symposium

New England 9/11 Truth Symposium
Mon, 05/26/2008 - 08:40 — katkanning
May 17th, 2008, Keene, NH

By Kat Kanning

Bob McIlvaine

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: Recap

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.

New England 9/11 Symposium Final Update/Press Release


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.

Justin Martell

Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth

Conference at Williams College on U.S. Intelligence Studies to Adress Questions Raised by Sept. 11

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, Director of the Reflecting Pool, on Empire Watch, 4/17/08, 9-11 a.m. EDT

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!

Student Scholars Co-Founder, Michael Jackman, on Truth Jihad Radio (4/12/08)

Mike Jackman, Co-Founder of Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth, on Truth Jihad Radio with host Kevin Barrett:

Hour One

Hour Two

Jackman and Barrett discuss the upcoming New England 9/11 Symposium and the status of the 9/11 Truth Movement.

Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth

Lt. Col. Robert Bowman: "Impeach them [Bush and Cheney] for exploiting the 9/11 tragedy!"

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,

New England 9/11 Symposium Flyer Update


Sorry for all the different versions of the flyer out there. Here is the latest version with new guests added!

The New England 9/11 Symposium: Official Press Release

Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth and the Monadnock 9/11 Truth Alliance Present...
The New England 9/11 Symposium:
Family Members and Researchers Speak Out
Saturday, May 17th, 2008
Keene High School,
Keene, NH
Admission $15
Doors Open at 9:30 a.m.
A Message from Daniel Sunjata, star of FX's Rescue Me and tentatively scheduled host of the New England 9/11 Symposium:

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/.

The New England 9/11 Symposium: Family Members and Researchers Speak Out (UPDATED E-FLYER)


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.

The Mikey Metz Non-Debate

It has now been over a month and I've heard nothing from Mikey Metz since he last responded to me on his blog on 2/12/08. For those who are not familiar with this situation, Metz is the 9/11 Truther turned "debunker." After running his mouth in the comments section of the popular "debunker" hangout, screwloosechange.blogspot.com, I challenged Metz to a debate:

"Hello Mikey,

Is it Crazy to Doubt the Government?

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

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

Proceeds From Franklin Pierce University Talent Show to Benefit the FealGood Foundation

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
Exchange Staff
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.