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First Ever Hunger Strike For 9/11 Truth: Phoenix Activist Challenges Senator John McCain

The first ever hunger strike for 9/11 truth moves closer to Memorial Day when Phoenix activist Blair Gadsby will begin a hunger strike aimed at improving the understanding that the Presidential candidate, Senator John McCain, has about 9/11.

Using a hunger strike to bring public and media attention to the cause, Gadsby is challenging McCain to give the Phoenix 9/11 Truth group two hours of his undivided attention for presentation of evidence and facts, followed by a debate between leading investigators and scientists on both sides of the issue. AIA architect Richard Gage has agreed to participate in the presentation before Senator McCain. A hero of September 11th has also agreed to attend the meeting with McCain.

Blair Gadsby, a professor of religious studies, and Phoenix 9/11 Truth activist, Tim King, will be interviewed by Cosmos on Truth Revolution Radio (WTPRN) on May 18th. Other 9/11 truth groups across the country are organizing events in solidarity with Gadsby's hunger strike including groups in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and New Mexico. Phoenix activists are urged to come out and support Blair and demand press coverage (www.9-11.meetup.com/350).

We are hungry for 9/11 truth.

U.S. Senate Describes the Threshold Conditions for Starting the 9/11 Wars in 1996 Statute

In the early to mid-1990s, there occurred a series of mass-casualty airplane disasters including TWA FL800, Valuejet Flight 592 in the Florida Everglades, the USAF Boeing 737 in Croatia that carried Secretary of Commerce, Ron Brown, AA Flight 965 in Buga Columbia, US Air Flight 1016 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and US Air Flight 427 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, North Carolina. During this time frame, the Terror Timeline (http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/) shows that numerous airplane-related incidents and intelligence "discoveries" occurred which established the perception that a terrorist group headed by a Saudi national of the prominent bin Laden family had used and had planned to use airplanes as tools in a variety of terrorist acts. This collective history led the 104th Congress to craft legislation that amended title 49 of U.S. Code to "reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes." This short report deals with one particular "other purpose" for this legislation, namely to describe the Congressional state-of-mind as of 1996 regarding the conditions necessary to trigger war between the United States and another country.

*Domestic Surveillance in Your Backyard - What's Wrong With Fusion Centers?* Forum in Tucson

Earlier this week (5/5/08), the Arizona ACLU hosted a panel discussion about Fusion Centers featuring former FBI Special Agent and Policy Counsel for The ACLU, Mike German, and Department of Homeland Security Director of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Programs, David Gersten. What follows are some personal notes and observations from the raucous meeting of about 50 people at the University of Arizona College of Law.

According to the ACLU, "Fusion Centers are state, local and regional institutions that [were] originally created to improve the sharing of anti-terrorism intelligence among different state, local and federal law enforcement agencies..." An audience member pointed out that Fusion Centers (under different names) existed before 9/11 but they were poorly funded and had no teeth. Generous funding of Fusion Centers only began after the release of the 9/11 Commission Report in response to recommendations by the Commission to improve sharing of intelligence information because the astonishingly successful attacks of 9/11 were ascribed to "intelligence failures" and "failures of imagination."

Hungry for 9/11 Truth: Hunger-Strike by 9/11 Truth Activist to Put the Spotlight on Senator John McCain

In an effort to focus national attention on the 9/11 truth issue by going directly to a power center of the 2008 Presidential Campaign, members of Phoenix 9/11 Truth will support Blair Gadsby, a professor of Religious Studies and signatory to the PatriotsQuestion911 website, in a hunger-strike slated to begin Memorial Day, 2008 at the Phoenix office of Senator John McCain. McCain has supported the official account of 9/11 by writing the foreword to the 2006 Popular Mechanics book [Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts]. Gadsby, an Arizonan who is represented by Senator McCain, stated for the record, "I believe Mr. McCain is a man of deep integrity. He has stood up to corporate influence in campaigns and to the very powerful Military Industrial Complex in the past, and he has a record of being a maverick. That's why I've chosen to offer him this opportunity to face the issues head-on publicly. He may be one of the very, very few who have the integrity and stature to keep the military loyal and find the broad-based political support to bring about a change in our great country. But today, he is in a perilous position.

Telling the Truth About 9/11: The 9th Annual Conference on Human & Social Global Health Crises

The Common Cause Medical Research Foundation will host the Ninth Annual Conference on Human and Social Global Health Crises in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada on August 29, 30 and 31 of 2008. The Conference theme this year is: Telling the Truth About 9/11. The three day conference of lectures, workshops and discussion sessions will be chaired by Dr. Harold W. Clark and will feature keynote addresses by:

Professor Peter Dale Scott: The Death of JFK, Forty Five Years Later and the War on Terror Today
Dr. David Ray Griffin: The 9/11 Fraud
Professor Donald Scott: The Advent of AIDS
Dr. Garth Nicolson: The Science of Cancer, AIDS, CFS and Gulf War Illness
William Rodriguez: Surviving the WTC Collapse
Dave von Kleist: 9/11 Ripple Effect
Dr. Donald V. Bodeen: Winning the Secret War, Final Edition

Advance registration for all lectures and sessions including the Annual Banquet is being accepted now. For more information contact William (Bill) Scott at 705 673 0726 (wlcscott@yahoo.ca) or write to:
CCMRF Conference
Box 133, Stn B
Sudbury, Ontario P3E 4N5
Canada

Congresswoman Giffords Identifies the Expected "Origin" of the Next Attack on the U.S.

In an April 16, 2008 letter to a constituent regarding her debriefing with General David Petraeus and our continuing involvement in military adventures in Asia Minor, Arizona Congresswoman and member of the House Armed Services Committee, Representative Gabrielle Giffords identifies the expected origin of the next attack on the United States in this paragraph taken from her letter:

"Both Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Michael Hayden and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen have stated publicly that the next attack on our country will most likely originate in the region along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Despite the growth of the Taliban insurgency and the fact that Osama Bin Laden is believed to be hiding near the border in Pakistan, we have devoted only one-fifth of the number of troops we have in Iraq to missions in Afghanistan. I believe we've lost our focus on the real central front in the war on terrorism, and that we are putting our nation at greater risk by focusing the lion's share of our attention on Iraq."

Tom Clancy Novels Foretell a 9/11-Like Attack and a Post-9/11 World

Well before National Security Advisor Condolezza Rice and President Bush went on record to say (in effect) that no one could have imagined or predicted that terrorists would hijack planes and crash them into buildings; and long before war games planned at the highest levels of our national security and defense apparatus for the day of 9/11/01 involving simulated hijacking of planes (e.g., Vigilant Guardian, Amalgam Virgo) and the simulation of a plane crashing into a building (e.g., the 9/11/01 drill at the National Reconnaissance Office in Chantilly, Virginia); and well before a photo-realistic graphic image of the burning WTC towers would appear on a rap music CD cover; and even before former Director of Central Intelligence, John Deutch, along with former National Security Council member, Philip Zelikow, speculated in the CFR journal, [Foreign Affairs, Nov/Dec 1998], about the consequences of an amplified version of the 1993 WTC tower bombing that "Like Pearl Harbor" would be an event that would "divide our past and our future into a before and after" --- yes, long before any of these imaginings and manifestations; Tom Clancy's, 1994 novel [Debt of Honor] told of a JAL 747 jumbo

Cost of Freedom Tour in Tucson with Mike Palecek and Special Guests

On Wed., March 19, the 5th anniversary of the start of the current Iraq occupation, author, former Federal prisoner for peace and truth-teller Mike Palecek makes his Cost of Freedom Tour stop in Tucson, AZ . Joining Mike on stage for readings and photo showings will be a number of his collaborators on the [Cost of Freedom] book project including David Ray, Lilvia Soto, Joe Rebholz and Michael Rattee. Mike Palecek and special guests will appear in Tucson at the Northwest Center, 2160 N. 6th Ave., Tucson, Arizona. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the show starts at 7:00. You might catch Mike Palecek in Bisbee on March 18. Here is the tentative schedule for the remainder of Mike's tour:
March 18 - Bisbee
March 19 - Tucson
March 20 - Las Vegas
March 21 - Los Angeles
March 22 - San Francisco
March 23 - Santa Cruz
March 24 - Mendocino
March 25 - Eureka
March 26 - Chico
March 27 - Bend
March 28 - Corvallis
March 29 - Portland
March 31 - Olympia
April 2 - Seattle
April 4 - Spirit Lake, Idaho
April 7 - Salt Lake City
April 8,9 - Denver, Boulder

see www.911TruthTucson.org for more information, printable flyers, etc.

David Ray Griffin Speaks to Big Tucson Audience

David Ray Griffin addressed a crowd of about 180 people in Tucson on Thur., Feb. 21 in Tucson at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church before heading to Phoenix to speak to an even larger audience the next day. His Tucson lecture was centered on the concept of nationalistic faith and it's power to blind and suppress critical thinking. The lecture was full of detailed recitation of the contradictions that undermine the official account of 9-11. Griffin's newest book [9-11 Contradictions....] was discussed and he promised an updated "revisited" version of his best selling [A New Pearl Harbor]. Antigone Books was on hand to vend copies of Griffin's books and they sold out of [Debunking, 9-11 Debunking] before the book-signing was over. Not surprisingly, the event was ignored by the corporate mainstream media and by most of academia at the University of Arizona. We thank David Ray Griffin for giving us an exceptional lecture in Tucson and we are especially grateful for the support we (911TruthTucson) got from members of AE911Truth, WILPF, Raging Grannies, Veterans for Peace, and DFA.

David Ray Griffin to Lecture at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, Tucson, Arizona, Thur. Feb 21

Dr. David Ray Griffin will give a public lecture entitled [9-11, Faith and Evidence] at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church on Thur. Feb. 21 at 7:00 PM in Tucson, Arizona. Doors open at 6:30 PM and a $5 donation is suggested at the door. Antigone Books will vend copies of Griffin's books related to 9-11. St. Mark's Presbyterian Church is located at 3809 E. 3rd St. in Tucson. Come early, seating is limited. On Fri., Feb. 22, Griffin will lecture at University Presbyterian Church at 7:00 PM in Phoenix. See more information at:
www.911TruthTucson.org

Interview on NPR Conflates Mental Illness and non-Conformist 9/11 Thinking

On the NPR show [Justice Talking] on Jan 13, 2008, host Margot Adler interviewed former Washington Post reporter and Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Pete Earley on the topic of "Treatment Laws and the Mentally Ill" also titled "The Rights of the Mentally Ill." Earley described living with a son who has bipolar disorder and who at times was "off his medication." Earley recounted the difficulties of getting law enforcement and medical resource people to help his family and his son. The story is tragic and disheartening until the end when Earley tells Adler that he can accept the craziness of his son's thinking related to 9/11. Here is the transcript of the end of the interview in Earley's voice:

9/11 and the Recapitulation of "Intelligence Failures"

This report is based on a short excerpt from a lecture given by Allen W. Dulles, about two weeks after the JFK assassination in Cambridge, MA and aired by WHDH Public Affairs radio at a Harvard Law School Forum. The subject was: The Role of Intelligence in Policy Making. Here, former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence (1951-1953) and former Director of Central Intelligence (1953-1961), Allen W. Dulles presents what I think are the movements of a theme we heard in precise recapitulation after 9/11 - namely that intelligence failures led to: the attack on Pearl Harbor, the unforeseen rise of German and Japanese military power of bad intent, and the Cold War against the "Communist menace." Given this historical background, it appears that elements of the 9/11 official story are simply the repetition of a previously and successfully used tactic of claiming intelligence failures after calamitous events and then using that claim as an excuse and as the rational for "intelligence reforms."

Framing the 9/11 Cover-Up

UC Berkeley linguistics professor, George Lakoff teaches how selective use of words or "frames" can empower propaganda. In an interview with Lakoff [1], Lorna Tychostup summarizes Lakoff's thesis "The definition behind any particular frame may or may not represent the actual truth, but after hearing or reading that frame enough times, the set of beliefs the frame evokes becomes the truth. The real truth dissipates as it is replaced by a false truth—or in some cases, more simply put, a lie."

RFID in the post-9/11 World

In the years before he died and based on his friendship with Nick Rockefeller, film-maker Aaron Russo made a concerted effort to warn us about the long-range plan for mass social control involving the use of RFID devices. Many people in the 9/11 truth movement may consider this a dubious or nonsensical claim; however, there is compelling evidence that incremental steps towards this end are being taken now. This evidence includes the numerous articles, ads, and editorials related to RFID technology in the professional electrical engineering trade journals such as [EDN], [Electronic Design], and [Electronic Products], and in magazines such as [Popular Science] and [Popular Mechanics]. In order to get acceptance for RFID control, there must be "early-adopters" who use and promote RFID in normal public and commercial settings, e.g., RFID implants in dogs and cats and mandates such as the National Animal Identification System authorized by the Patriot Act.

USN&WR Interview Exposes Plan to Use "Exercises" by U.S. and USSR to Conceal Nuclear Strike During Cold War

The 10/15/07 issue of U.S. News and World Report features a Q&A interview by Alex Kingsbury with Richard Rhodes, author of [The Making of the Atomic Bomb], [Dark Sun] and [Arsenals of Folly; The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race]. The piece appears on page 26 and in it, Rhodes states, "We now know the United States and the Soviets planned to use "exercises" to conceal a nuclear first strike." This unusual admission in a main stream media forum is consistent with what is known about the presentation of 7/7 and 9/11 which were both embedded in drills, and it may foretell the future in how the next national emergency will play out. This deception and cover technique was so well known by 1963 that it was featured as the plot of the John Frankenheimer film [Seven Days in May] in which a military exercise is used to provide cover for a military coup against the President of the United States.