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Call to Action for Richard Falk

Call to Action!

TO: Citizens of the World Working for Peace

ACTION NEEDED: Protest the Condemnation of Professor Richard Falk, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.

WHY: Professor Falk, Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University, has demonstrated courage in saying that there are “gaps and contradictions” in the official account of 9/11. He has been “condemned” for such conservative statements about 9/11 by Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and US Ambassador Susan Rice, and Ambassador Rice has called for his removal from his unpaid post at the U.N.

Professor Falk has been devoted to world peace during his lifetime, and he is arguably the world's most qualified legal scholar in the Palestine-Israel issue in the UN where he is very much needed.

Write as a citizen (not part of a movement) to both U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to let them know you disapprove of their censoring statements to Professor Richard Falk, and that you call for an apology to him.

Five sample letters follow. Please do this as soon as you are able. Time is of the essence. And please forward to your peace and justice contacts and those working for peace for Palestinians and Israelis.

Link to Richard Falk’s blog on this issue: HYPERLINK "http://richardfalk.wordpress.com/?s=9%2F11+gaps&submit=Search" http://richardfalk.wordpress.com/?s=9%2F11+gaps&submit=Search

Links to related stories:
HYPERLINK "http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2011/01/un-sec-general-condemns-richard-falk.html" http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2011/01/un-sec-general-condemns-richard-falk.html

HYPERLINK "http://www.unwatch.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=bdKKISNqEmG&b=1316871&ct=9039887"http://www.unwatch.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=bdKKISNqEmG&b=1316871&ct=9039887

HYPERLINK "http://blog.unwatch.org/index.php/2011/01/25/ngo-says-richard-falk-has-zero-credibility-urges-un-chief-to-fire-him/"http://blog.unwatch.org/index.php/2011/01/25/ngo-says-richard-falk-has-zero-credibility-urges-un-chief-to-fire-him/

HYPERLINK "http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8281125/UN-human-rights-official-claims-911-was-US-plot.html"http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8281125/UN-human-rights-official-claims-911-was-US-plot.html

ADDRESSES:
Ambassador Susan Rice:
Hon. Susan Rice
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
799 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

Or use the form at this link (go to “contact us”):
HYPERLINK "http://www.usun.state.gov/" http://www.usun.state.gov/

Or use this social media:
facebook: HYPERLINK "http://www.facebook.com/AmbassadorRice"www.facebook.ambassadorrice.com
twitter: HYPERLINK "http://twitter.com/AmbassadorRice"@AmbassadorRice

Secretary Ban Ki-moon:
Hon. Ban Ki Moon
Secretary General, The United Nations
Headquarters
New York, NY 10017

Or email: SG@un.org

The Washington Post on ‘Lunatic’ 9/11 ‘Conspiracy Theorists’

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24952.htm

By Jeremy R. Hammond
March 9, 2010 "Information Clearing House" -- An editorial in the Washington Post yesterday slammed Japanese member of parliament Yukihisa Fujita because he "seems to think that America's rendering of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, is a gigantic hoax." His "ideas" about the terrorist attacks "are too bizarre, half-baked and intellectually bogus to merit serious discussion."

Fujita, the editorial added, is a member of "the lunatic fringe" who "have spawned a thriving subculture of conspiracy theorists at home and abroad", and "his views, rooted as they are in profound distrust of the United States, seem to reflect a strain of anti-American thought". The piece closes by suggesting that the "fact-averse" Fujita should be removed from office.