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September 11, 2008 Remembering 9/11 and Moving Forward By Dennis Kucinich

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September 11, 2008

Remembering 9/11 and Moving Forward

By Dennis Kucinich

America must move from the errant, retributive justice of 9/11 to a healing, restorative process of truth and reconciliation.

Before the Congress adjourns, I will bring forth a new proposal for the establishment of a National Commission on Truth and Reconciliation, which will have the power to compel testimony and gather official documents to reveal to the American people not only the underlying deception which has divided us, but in that process of truth seeking set our nation on a path of reconciliation.

FREE Movie Showing - 7pm Thursday, September 11, 2008: ZERO: 9/11 . . . Wayne, PA


FREE Movie Showing - 7pm Thursday, September 11, 2008: ZERO: An Investigation into 9/11

The Anthony Wayne Movie Theater - 13 Miles West of Phila.
109 W. Lancaster Ave. Wayne, PA 19087

An informal gathering afterwards (and maybe before) may occur at the Freehouse (pub & restaurant) around the corner from the movie theater:

The Freehouse (New chef - John Mims from Carmine's in Havertown)
110 North Wayne Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087

(I will not be attending since I am in NYC for the 9/11 anniversary events - Betsy)

The Plane Truth Project, REDUX - New York City


The last aerial plane banner this year (that I'm involved in) will be flown tomorrow, Thursday, September 11, 2008 in the NYC area.

Map Route: See

I've requested that the earlier portion of the flight route be changed to fly over a more populated area, thanks to some suggestions here on 911Blogger, but I haven't heard back yet . . . Also, with McSane and Obama in NYC tomorrow, I'm wondering if there will be any complications . . .

The banner copy will read:


If anyone is able to film the plane and its banner, please post it or let me know, if possible.



Memo From Cairo, 9/11 Rumors That Become Conventional Wisdom By MICHAEL SLACKMAN New York Times (!)

September 9, 2008
Memo From Cairo
9/11 Rumors That Become Conventional Wisdom


CAIRO — Seven years later, it remains conventional wisdom here that Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda could not have been solely responsible for the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and that the United States and Israel had to have been involved in their planning, if not their execution, too.

This is not the conclusion of a scientific survey, but it is what routinely comes up in conversations around the region — in a shopping mall in Dubai, in a park in Algiers, in a cafe in Riyadh and all over Cairo.

“Look, I don’t believe what your governments and press say. It just can’t be true,” said Ahmed Issab, 26, a Syrian engineer who lives and works in the United Arab Emirates. “Why would they tell the truth? I think the U.S. organized this so that they had an excuse to invade Iraq for the oil.”

Storm Troopers at the RNC By Ray McGovern September 8, 2008

Storm Troopers at the RNC

By Ray McGovern
September 8, 2008

Ten days ago, as the nation focused attention on the hurricane nearing the Mississippi delta, another storm was brewing far upstream in St. Paul, Minnesota — a storm far more dangerous, it turned out, but one by and large overlooked by the Fawning Corporate Media (FCM).

When I flew into St. Paul on the evening of Aug. 30, I encountered a din in local media about “preemptive strikes” on those already congregating there to demonstrate against the Iraq war and injustice against the poor in our country.

St. Paul’s Pioneer Press expressed surprise that “despite preemptive police searches” and arrests, a group calling itself “the RNC Welcoming Committee” was still intent on “disrupting the convention.”

MSNBC Demotes Keith Olbermann Monday 08 September 2008 by: David Bauder, The Associated Press

Looks like we're screwed. OR we've got to fight (grassroots' efforts to spread the truth on all issues) that much harder . . . And if it's true that McCain has pulled ahead of Obama in the polls, Americans are incredibly stupid, if by now, they don't realize they've been voting against their own self-interests, etc, etc. Unbelievable . . . The false war on terror psy-op continues to work, I guess. Thank you, Keith for trying to tell the truth. It was no liberal spin. --Betsy


MSNBC Demotes Keith Olbermann
Monday 08 September 2008

by: David Bauder, The Associated Press

New York - MSNBC said Sunday it is replacing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as co-anchors of political night coverage with David Gregory, and will use the two newsmen as commentators.

'CIA helped draw up dodgy Iraq war dossier for No 10' - 06 September 2008

'CIA helped draw up dodgy Iraq war dossier for No 10'

Last updated at 23:55pm on 06.09.08

Secret advice from a foreign power, thought to be America, helped to shape the dossier that said Saddam Hussein could attack within 45 minutes and set out the case for war in Iraq.

MI6 chief John Scarlett, then chairman of the Government's Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), turned to the foreign country as final touches were put to the now discredited dossier, it has emerged.

When Protest Is Terrorism, RNC 8 Charged as Terrorists Under State Patriot Act, By Bruce Nestor

When Protest Is Terrorism

RNC 8 Charged as Terrorists Under State Patriot Act

By Bruce Nestor

04/09/08 "ICH" -- - Ramsey County Charges RNC 8 Under State Patriot Act, Alleges Acts of Terrorism

In what appears to be the first use of criminal charges under the 2002 Minnesota version of the Federal Patriot Act, Ramsey County Prosecutors have formally charged 8 alleged leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee with Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism. Monica Bicking, Eryn Trimmer, Luce Guillen Givins, Erik Oseland, Nathanael Secor, Robert Czernik, Garrett Fitzgerald, and Max Spector, face up to 7 1/2 years in prison under the terrorism enhancement charge which allows for a 50% increase in the maximum penalty.

Lockdown in St. Paul by Adam Turl September 5, 2008

It's interesting how the word "anarchists" is being continually, Rovian-ly, associated with (peaceful) protesters exercizing their First Amendment rights, and how pre-emptive arrests (for non-existent thought crimes?) are becoming more commonplace.

Geraldo Rivera called us (9/11 Truth activists) anarchists when we marched peacefully but loudly up to his live broadcast outside Radio City Hall during last year's 9/11 events in NYC. I believe Alex Jones was arrested because of bullhorning without a permit . . . Then a cameraman (shown in Elephant in the Room) was arrested for filming the arrest.

Unlawful arrests, bogus charges, holding people without being charged for the duration of an event (and unable to contact lawyers), then being released, still without charges being pressed - we should be happy?

This St.Paul story sounds like what happened at the RNC convention in NYC in 2004, and in other cities then and since - more stories that never made the 5:00 o'clock news.

It seems like it's way past the time now for all of us to "get up & stand up" - non-violently, of course - any chance we get. -- Betsy

Why We Were Falsely Arrested by: Amy Goodman, Truthdig Wednesday 03 September 2008


"Nicole was videotaping. Her tape of her own violent arrest is chilling. Police in riot gear charged her, yelling, "Get down on your face." You hear her voice, clearly and repeatedly announcing "Press! Press! Where are we supposed to go?" She was trapped between parked cars. The camera drops to the pavement amidst Nicole's screams of pain. Her face was smashed into the pavement, and she was bleeding from the nose, with the heavy officer with a boot or knee on her back. Another officer was pulling on her leg. Sharif was thrown up against the wall and kicked in the chest, and he was bleeding from his arm."

Why We Were Falsely Arrested
Wednesday 03 September 2008

by: Amy Goodman, Truthdig

One Million for Impeachment: Please Sign at

Sign the petition & send this to 100, and tell them to send it to 100:

The Plane Truth Project, REDUX - NYC, September 11, 2008 (Banner Copy Confirmed)

The last flight for the Plane Truth Project, REDUX , 11th of the month truth actions, will be taking place on September 11, 2008 in NYC.

The plane will be taking off from west of Asbury Park, NJ and will fly an aerial 9/11 Truth banner from the Batter Seas, NY to the George Washington bridge and back.

The flight time has not been determined yet. The weather that day may affect it.

The banner copy will read:


Maybe we could alert some news outlets and get some media coverage of the banner and the AE911Truth website . . . ?

If anyone is in a position (literally) to videotape this this day and post it here, that would be great!

Thanks for all you guys (and gals) do -

Betsy Metz
Summer of Truth
Plane Truth Project, REDUX

A New Breed Of Hackers Tracks Online Acts of War

And which have already been, or will be, false flag cyber attacks? --Betsy

A New Breed Of Hackers Tracks Online Acts of War
'Hacktivists' Update Their Mission

By Kim Hart
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, August 27, 2008; D01

TORONTO -- Here in the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, a new breed of hackers is conducting digital espionage.

They are among a growing number of investigators who monitor how traffic is routed through countries, where Web sites are blocked and why it's all happening. Now they are turning their scrutiny to a new weapon of international warfare: cyber attacks.

Tracking wars isn't what many of the researchers, who call themselves "hacktivists," set out to do. Many began intending to help residents in countries that censor online content. But as the Internet has evolved, so has their mission.

Ronald J. Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab, calls the organization a "global civil society counterintelligence agency" and refers to the lab as the "NSA of operations."