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Bob Mcilvaine asked me to post this statement:
"As many of you may already know, Cindy Sheehan and Jon Gold are in Washington protesting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. They, along with many other anti-war activists, are camping out at the Washington Monument.
It surely is not easy to “keep the flame of protest’ when the media and special interest groups fight us at every juncture. But, as Cindy and I both know all too well, life is precious and we have lost too, too many young lives already.
Cindy and Jon, I cannot be with you, but I am truly there in spirit. May God keep you safe."
father of Bobby McIlvaine
Posting for posterity:
Thanks so much to all who came and/or promoted this event... :)
March 6 & 7, 2010, Valley Forge Convention Center - "Treason in America: 911, the Wars & Our Broken Constitution" Conference
March 6 & 7, 2010, Valley Forge Convention Center - "Treason in America: 911, the Wars & Our Broken Constitution" Conference
The Speakers . . .
Master of Ceremonies (MC) - Jon Gold
Cindy Sheehan, Mother & Activist
Richard Gage, AIA (Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth)
Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer (Able Danger)
Coleen Rowley, Former FBI Agent & Whistleblower, Time Magazine Person of the Year, 2002
Jack Blood, Radio Host (Deadline Live, American Freedom Radio)
Jon Gold, 9/11 Researcher & Writer
Dylan Avery, Filmmaker (Loose Change series)
Korey Rowe, Filmmaker (Loose Change series)
Daniel Sunjata, Actor (F/X, Rescue Me)
Sander Hicks, Writer & Activist
Jonathan Elinoff, Filmmaker (Core of Corruption series)
Manny Badillo, 9/11 Family Member
Bob McIlvaine, 9/11 Family Member
Kyle Hence - Filmmaker & Activist [TENTATIVE]
Possibly others . . .
Movies . . .
(Tentative showings of entire films; may be reduced to movie clips depending upon time limitations and speaker events.)
9/11: Press for Truth (2006, 86 minutes)
America: Freedom to Fascism (2005, 105 minutes)
Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup (2009, 99 minutes)
Available SEPTEMBER 22nd 2009 . . .
Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup
FREE Limited Edition 2-Hour Bonus DVD available only to customers who pre-order Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup between July 15th and September 21, 2009!
Microcinema International DVD is proud to be the exclusive distributor of the riveting new documentary in the famous Loose Change series: Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup. This film will have its official release on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009, but those who pre-order it between NOW and September 21, 2009, for only $17.99 (Europe 17.99€ / £ 12.99) (plus shipping and handling) will receive a FREE Limited Edition 2-hour Bonus DVD that will ONLY be available to pre-order customers via www.loosechange911.com or www.microcinemadvd.com, and will not be sold in stores!
Note: your credit card will be charged for this purchase but it will not be shipped to you until September 22, 2009, the official release date for the film.
About Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup:
THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009 - Why We Fight & Core of Corruption - Free Movies "Third Thursdays" - Wayne, PA
THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
FREE Admission - Third Thursdays
The Anthony Wayne Movie Theater
109 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
~ 13 miles west of Philadelphia ~
5pm - Why We Fight (2005, 99 minutes)
7pm - Core of Corruption, Part 1 of 5: In the Shadows (2009, ? minutes)
David Ray Griffin Presentation - "9/11: Time For a Second Look" - Wayne, PA - Tuesday, April 7, 2009
DAVID RAY GRIFFIN
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Lecture - "9/11: Time for a Second Look"
MIMS Food & Drink (Upstairs)
110 N. Wayne Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087
6:00 pm Cocktails
Video : Rob Kall Interviews Sen. Bernie Sanders on Economic Crisis, 911, Bottom-up
Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/Video--Rob-Kall-Interview-by-Rob-Kall-0...
January 23, 2009
Video : Rob Kall Interviews Sen. Bernie Sanders on Economic Crisis, 911, Bottom-up
By Rob Kall
Rob Kall interviews Senator Bernie Sanders (I- VT) on:
-how big companies that are too big to fail are using bailiout money to get bigger
-on investigating who and what caused the economic crisis
-on investigating people who profited from 911
This headline made me laugh . . . Wannabes. (But, seriously, do you blame 'em?)
Taliban claims they've formed shadow government
Updated Sat. Jan. 17 2009 10:22 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff
The Taliban are claiming they control 70 per cent of rural Afghanistan and have instituted a shadow government with their own police, courts and rule of law.
The boast comes in the days leading up to Barack Obama's inauguration as U.S. president, who is planning on dramatically ratcheting up America's military presence in Afghanistan.
The Taliban's claim is being dismissed by many inside Afghanistan as empty rhetoric, but there is little denying that their presence is expanding.
Khalid Pashtoon, a member of the Afghan Parliament, says there isn't enough NATO and Afghan troops to police the entire country. As well, the justice system is spread thin and some villagers are turning to the harsh - but swift -- justice system of the Taliban.
"Right now the people have completely lost their faith, they mostly solve their legal disputes over Taliban judges," he said.
New efforts to resurrect 9/11 murder mystery
Posted: Jan 16, 2009 05:40 PM EST
Updated: Jan 16, 2009 06:26 PM EST
By Jeff Ferrell - bio | email
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - It's a whodunit that reads like a John Grisham thriller. It involves the poisoning death of a Shreveport dentist, writing a book critical of the FBI's response to claims of 9/11 hijackers living here a year before the attacks. Now comes renewed efforts to resurrect the case.
Seen from behind the statue of Lady Justice, it was perhaps a fitting metaphor for the very small march outside Shreveport's federal courthouse. Investigative journalist Sander Hicks became the one man who turned out, protesting the 15-months he's waited for the U.S. Justice Department to respond to his request to investigate the murder of Shreveport dentist Dr. David Graham.
Hicks blamed the low turnout at the courthouse Friday morning, January 16th, on scared friends and family. "They have said, 'if this could happen to David Graham, whoever killed him could kill us."
The Greatest Greatness of George W. Bush by: William Rivers Pitt, t r u t h o u t Wednesday 07 January 2009
(Don't miss the comments at the end - the ones STILL defending Bush . . .)
THURSDAY 8 JANUARY 2009
The Greatest Greatness of George W. Bush
Wednesday 07 January 2009
by: William Rivers Pitt, t r u t h o u t | Columnist
Take me down little Susie, take me down
I know you think you're the queen of the underground
And you can send me dead flowers every morning
Send me dead flowers by the mail
Send me dead flowers to my wedding
And I won't forget to put roses on your grave ...
- The Rolling Stones
To: George W. Bush
From: Your biggest fan
Re: Your imminent unemployment
Greetings, Mr. Bush.
I was sorry to hear about the passing of your cat, India. Eighteen years is a long time for a cat - my mother has one that's 20 and still going strong, if you can believe it - and I'm sure India had a comfortable, caring life with your family.
Cheney Calls Iraq 'Significant Success, Masterfully Done' By Blue Texan, Firedoglake January 5, 2009
Cheney Calls Iraq 'Significant Success, Masterfully Done'
By Blue Texan, Firedoglake
Posted on January 4, 2009, Printed on January 5, 2009
Not only does Dick want everyone to know how proud he is of BushCo's signature policy, he's pissed that the Iraqis took some of the luster off of Rummy's military masterpiece.
SCHIEFFER: Wouldn't it have been better, on reflection, to have a better and larger force [going into Iraq]?
DICK: Well, um, we could debate that forever and we may well. I think that the original campaign was masterfully done in terms of the small, fast moving force as you say, that achieved our inital objectives in taking down the regime and capturing Baghdad, that was a masterful performance.
The CIA-ISI axis: India should have no illusions of US support
By C. Uday Bhaskar: India is maintaining politico-diplomatic pressure on Pakistan to comply with its international obligations apropos the Mumbai terror attack of Nov 26. Home Minister P. Chidambaram would visit the US in the course of this week with a detailed dossier that would include “irrefutable evidence” about the involvement of Pakistan-based terrorists in the Mumbai attacks.
"From our coverage on Sarah Palin's gaffes to Matt Taibbi's battles with the 9/11 Truth movement."
The Ten AlterNet Stories from 2008 That Outraged Readers the Most
Posted on December 31, 2008, Printed on January 1, 2009
Immigration, gender, LGBT rights, race in America, equality, fair drug laws, the dangers of corporate power in America ... these are just a few of the subjects we feature every day here at AlterNet.
Below, we've assembled the 10 stories that most enraged commenters this year -- the articles that were linked to by conservative sites, ranted about on conspiracy blogs, and inspired people to send some downright nasty notes to AlterNet. They cover topics ranging from the facts about Sarah Palin, to the truth behind America's Marijuana laws, to the backwards thinking behind various conspiracy theories.
Here are the top ten AlterNet stories that outraged readers this year:
10. Over the Top Fed Actions Feed Conspiracy Thinking
By Scott Thill, AlterNet
Wow. A fair and balanced, and incredibly detailed review of not just the movie, the meeting afterwards, but also of the entire 9/11 Truth movement and its various factions . . . We could and should learn from this. And thanks to Sander for being such a great, articulate speaker, and moderating the topics so they did not go off into Bizarro Land, especially this night with this freelance writer in the audience unbeknownst to us. And much thanks to Jon Gold for the head's up re this article. - Betsy
Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/populum/diarypage.php?did=11407
December 30, 2008
Able Danger: 9/11 Truth Night In Wayne, PA
By Randy LoBasso
December 9/11 Truth Night in Wayne, PA, hosted by Sander Hicks.
Every third Thursday of the month, The Wayne movie theater in Wayne, PA (20 minutes outside Philly) hosts free 9/11 Truth movies. December was no exception. What made this particular 9/11 Truth Night interesting (besides the obvious) was that it was hosted by one Sander Hicks.
White House consultant who rigged 2004 election dies suspiciously By Larisa Alexandrovna December 20, 2008
Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/Programmer-who-rigged-2004-by-Larisa-Al...
December 20, 2008
White House consultant who rigged 2004 election dies suspiciously
By Larisa Alexandrovna
One of my sources died in a plane crash last night...
I don't usually reveal sources, but I think this is incredibly important. Michael Connell died in a plane crash last night. He was a key witness in the Ohio election fraud case that I have been reporting on. More importantly, however, he had information that he was ready to share.
You see, Mike Connell set-up the alternate email and communications system for the White House. He was responsible for creating the system that hosted the infamous GWB43.com accounts that Karl Rove and others used. When asked by Congress to provide these emails, the White House said that they were destroyed. But in reality, what Connell is alleged to have done is move these files to other servers after having allegedly scrubbed the files from all "known" Karl Rove accounts.
IRAQ DID HAVE WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION AS SHOE BARELY MISSES PRESIDENT BUSH
Satire by R J Shulman
BAGHDAD – (PTSD News) – It took his farewell tour of Iraq to find the weapons of mass destruction he always suspected were there, but today, President [sic] Bush personally discovered the dangerous missiles in Iraq. "They were size 10 and they were coming straight at me," said President Bush, speaking of the two shoes thrown at him by Iraqi television journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi. Zaidi tossed his shoes, saying they were a good-bye kiss from the Iraqi people.
"They say that Zaire guy called me a dog," said Bush who ducked just in time, "but everyone else must have dyslexia, because I heard him call me a god."
Showing a sole of a shoe in the Arab world is generally considered to be a sign of disrespect. However, Zaidi, who was wrestled to the ground before being shipped off to Guantanamo, said he threw the shoes at the President because, "Bush has no soul and I thought he could use one."
LM Native's Movie Thriller Conjures Up a 9-11 Conspiracy By Richard Ilgenfritz Main Line Times, Bryn Mawr, PA
(Note: Sander Hicks, author of "The Big Wedding: 9/11, the Whistle Blowers, and the Cover-up" will be speaking after the 9:11pm Able Danger showing in Wayne on Thursday, December 18th upstairs at the Freehouse Restaurant & Pub, around the corner from the movie theater.)
Posted on Wed, Dec 3, 2008
LM native's movie thriller conjures up a 9-11 conspiracy
By Richard Ilgenfritz
BRYN MAWR – Growing up in Merion, Dave Herman says he sometimes thought about making films.Now, the 1986 Lower Merion High School grad is about to bring his first feature film back to the hometown crowd as his Able Danger debuts in Bryn Mawr and Wayne over the next couple of weeks.
"I'm looking forward to it," Herman says of returning to the Main Line for his film's release.
The movie's title comes from a real government data-mining program called Able Danger that began in the late 1990s. The program reportedly was designed to track the finances of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization. However, a large amount of the data was destroyed in the months leading up to the 9-11 attacks.
MONDAY 8 DECEMBER 2008 Alleged 9/11 Plotters Offer to Confess at Guantánamo by: William Glaberson, The New York Times
What convenient timing . . . but a later session requested by Judge Henley?
MONDAY 8 DECEMBER 2008
Alleged 9/11 Plotters Offer to Confess at Guantánamo
by: William Glaberson, The New York Times
Guantánamo Bay, Cuba - All five of the Guantánamo detainees charged with planning and coordinating the Sept. 11 attacks have asked a military judge to accept their confessions in full. The request appeared to be intended to cut short any effort to try them, and to challenge the United States government to put them to death.
At the start of what had been expected to be routine proceedings Monday, the military judge, Col. Steven Henley, disclosed that he had received a written statement from the five men. The statement said the five planned to stop filing written motions and instead "to announce our confessions to plea in full."
As he questioned one of the men, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who has described himself as the mastermind of the 2001 attacks, Judge Henley of the United States Army asked whether Mr. Mohammmed was prepared to enter pleas to the charges against him today. "Yes," Mr. Mohammed answered brusquely.
A glimmer of hope here? And later, a segue into a real 9/11 investigation?
It's up to us (those living a truthful reality - not the one created by the Bush team) to rally the citizens to demand justice and accountability from the Bush crime family, and then work towards 9/11 Truth justice as more info is exposed to those currently unaware or in denial Americans . . .
We'll have a short window of opportunity here to help hold Obama's feet to the fire once he's in. A grassroot's pressure needs to begin now, as it is, and grow quickly through January, assuming something else doesn't happen (as it usually does) to alter our eyes on the ball . . .
Obama’s First Problem is US War Crimes
The president-elect has to take a stand on Bush’s dark legacy
By Andrew Sullivan
PRESS RELEASE: November 28, 2008 - Philadelphia Native Brings 9/11 Conspiracy Thriller ABLE DANGER Home . . .
P.S. Sander Hicks, publisher, author of The Big Wedding: 9/11, the Whistle Blowers, and the Cover-up (www.amazon.com/Big-Wedding-Whistle-Blowers-Cover-up/dp/097527631X/ref=pd...), and cafe owner whose Brooklyn Vox Pop cafe plays a part in this film, will be speaking after the 9:11pm movie showing (in Wayne, PA on December 18th) upstairs at the Freehouse restaurant around the corner. All three showings in Wayne at 5pm, 7pm and 9:11pm will be FREE as always, but we gladly accept any donations that go 100% to John Feal's FealGood Foundation to benefit the sick and dying 9/11 first responders. (There will be a large clear glass "barrel" jar on the table of information outside the theater room for this purpose. Thanks!)
Any questions, please contact Betsy Metz @ email@example.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Philadelphia Native Brings 9/11 Conspiracy Thriller ABLE DANGER Home After Theatrical Runs In New York and Los Angeles
By John S. Hatch
November 27, 2008 "Information Clearinghouse" --- It is generally considered a courtesy for a newly inaugurated President to overlook any sins of the past incumbent in the interests of 'looking ahead' and in the knowledge that the same good manners will be repeated after his/her own end of term.
The most extreme example of this was Gerald Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon after the latter's ignominious resignation. Arguably necessary for the health of the nation after its 'long nightmare', it was nevertheless handled badly, and Ford paid a price by becoming a one-term President.
Not to trivialize Nixon's crimes (and part of the flawed pardon process meant there was no allocution, no admission of guilt, no mention of the many crimes besides Watergate), the three articles of impeachment mentioned the actual break-in, cover-up, including the payment 'hush money', misuse of the FBI and IRS, ignoring subpoenas, spying, and such matters (remind you of anyone?).
November 27, 2008
Seeking Integrity at the CIA
by Ray McGovern
Editor's Note: An underlying factor in the national security crises confronting the United States has been the corruption of the US. intelligence process, with analyses tailored to fit the desires of the policymakers and with laws bent to permit torture and other abuses.
In this guest essay, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern reflects on what went wrong and what now needs to go right:
The Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) must be a person whose previous professional performance has been distinguished by unimpeachable integrity and independence. The director must have the courage of his or her own convictions.
Without integrity and courage, all virtue is specious, and no amount of structural or organizational reform will make any difference.
Maybe truth-telling is becoming more fashionable now . . . The pendulum seems to be swinging back that way as people are realizing that by not confronting reality in all categories (wars, politics, finances, science, etc.) it will eventually affect us all, as it has now allowed, finally with some losing 50% of their paper investments, to open their eyes and begin to wake up. To other realities. 9/11 Truth is the path to all else.
November 24, 2008
A Truth-Teller for Our Times
by Nick Turse and Tom Engelhardt
[Note to Readers:In the spirit of Nick Turse's article below on truth-telling and civilian deaths in war, TomDispatch would like to direct your attention to a recently published paperback, Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan, Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations, a powerful text with words, images, and documents from the spring 2008 hearings in Washington, D.C., at which American veterans of Bush's two occupations spoke out about the dark side of the wars they fought.]
Gates and the Urge to Surge
By Ray McGovern
November 23, 2008
It may become a biennial ritual. Every two years, if the commander-in-chief (or the commander-in-chief-elect) says he wants to throw more troops into an unwinnable war for no clear reason other than his political advantage, panderer-in-chief Robert Gates will shout “Outstanding!”
Never mind what the commanders in the field are saying — much less the troops who will die.
After meeting in Canada on Friday with counterparts from countries with troops in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Gates emphasized to reporters there is a shared interest in “surging as many forces as we can” into Afghanistan before the elections there in late September 2009.
At the concluding news conference, Gates again drove home the point, “It’s important that we have a surge of forces.”
Basking in the alleged success of the Iraq “surge,” Gates knows a winning word when he hears one – whether the facts are with him or not.
By Ray McGovern
November 19, 2008
"As Bad As Rumsfeld?" The title jars, doesn't it? The more so, since Defense Secretary Robert Gates found his predecessor, Donald Rumsfeld, such an easy act to follow.
But the jarring part reflects how malnourished most of us are on the thin gruel served up by the Fawning Corporate Media (FCM).
Over the past few months, Defense Secretary Gates has generated accolades from FCM pundits — like the Washington Post's David Ignatius — that read like letters of recommendation to graduate school.
This comes as no surprise to those of us – including his former colleagues at the CIA’s analytical division – familiar with Gates's dexterity in orchestrating his own advancement. What DOES come as a surprise is the recurring rumor that President-elect Obama may decide to put new wine in old wineskins by letting Gates stay.
What can Barack Obama be thinking?
THURSDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2008
Against the Militarized Academy
by: Henry A. Giroux, t r u t h o u t | Perspective
Defense Secretary Robert Gates has announced an effort to increase the militarization of higher education. (Photo: FilmMaker Magazine)
By Ray McGovern - November 7, 2008
After a week lecturing at Kansas State University and then in Kansas City, Missouri, I could not shake the feeling that what Kansas and Missouri need most is the equivalent of Radio Free Europe, which was so effective in spreading truth around inside Eastern Europe during the Cold War.
(Truth in advertising: during the late Sixties, I served for two years as substantive liaison officer between the RFE and Washington.)
So I was amused while still in Kansas to get a call from Mike Caddell of “Radio Free Kansas” asking me for an interview. Broadcasting from rural northeastern Kansas, Caddell does his own part in spreading truth around.
Most of his fellow Kansans are malnourished by a steady diet of extreme right-wing media gruel that helps re-elect folks like see-no-evil Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, who did Bush’s bidding in “justifying” Bush’s attack on Iraq when Roberts headed the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The Escalation of the New Arms Race! By Rev. Richard Skaff November 07, 2008 "Information Clearinghouse"
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21168.htm (Article below my comment.)
[Remaining hopeful, I would like to believe that Obama knows exactly what is going on around him, and what a number of his consultants like Brzezinski assigned to him are all about. I also have to believe that at this time, Barack Obama still has a good heart (stop laughing; I know this sounds incredibly naive), and being so relatively new to the scene has not yet been compromised, like most are, with few exceptions (JFK), that rise to the top in politics.
Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/diarypage.php?did=10493
October 30, 2008
Obama's 9/11 - only in January 2009
By Rady Ananda
An OEN member posted an interesting article where the masses may have been given a head's up. An lively discussion ensured. This is my comment.
See The Coming International Crisis: What Do They Know, When Did They Find It Out.
Interesting info; here's another OpEd along the same lines: Biden Blurts Awful Truth from the Black Agenda Report:
It's true that Sen. Joe Biden "isn't very bright and he can't stop talking." But Biden's uncontrollable mouth may have alerted us to the Obama-Biden administration's post-election surprise - something so scary, Obama is "gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him...." Whatever's on Biden's agitated little mind, it must be big, real big. "
If Big Mouth Joe is already pleading for patience from the faithful, we are looking at Bush/Cheney the Sequel."