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Alternative to What? BFP Roundtable #03
Posted by Corbett
Alternative to what and independent of whom? These are the questions that are seldom asked of the pseudo-alternative, foundation-funded and establishment-dependent “alternative” media. Today on the BFP Roundtable, Sibel Edmonds, Peter B. Collins, Guillermo Jimenez and James Corbett discuss the meltdown of the dinosaur media paradigm and how the establishment is using the pseudo-alternatives to continue to forward their agenda. We also discuss ways of counteracting this and positing real solutions to the problems we are facing.
If You Could Make One Change in NYC in 2014, What Would You Do? New York resolutions By Raillan Brooks Wednesday, Jan 1 2014
If You Could Make One Change in NYC in 2014, What Would You Do?
New York resolutions
By Raillan Brooks Wednesday, Jan 1 2014
Saudi-Sized Cracks in the 9/11 Wall of Silence
By Russ Baker on Dec 19, 2013
President Obama is apparently thinking about his presidential library. So now might be a good time to ponder whether anyone will want to visit it.
If he cared about revivifying his brief reputation as a good-guy outsider ready to shine light on the hidden recesses of our governing apparatus (remember his election-night victory speech that brought tears and rare hope to America?), Obama could certainly start at this late date by taking a stand for transparency.
Here’s how: Two Congressmen, a Democrat and a Republican, are asking Obama to declassify the congressional report on 9/11, which the Bush administration heavily redacted.
The two members of the House of Representatives have read the blacked-out portions, including 28 totally blank pages that deal largely with Saudi government ties to the alleged 9/11 hijackers.
9/11 Families 'Ecstatic' They Can Finally Sue Saudi Arabia
ABC NewsBy AARON KATERSKY and RUSSELL GOLDMAN | ABC News
9/11 Families 'Ecstatic' They Can Finally Sue Saudi Arabia (ABC News)
ABC News - 9/11 Families 'Ecstatic' They Can Finally Sue Saudi Arabia (ABC News)
Families of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks today celebrated a federal court's ruling that allows relatives of people who died in the 9/11 terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia.
Most of the hijackers who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001 were from Saudi Arabia, and the complaint states that much of the funding for the al-Qaeda terrorists came from Saudi Arabia.
An attempt to Saudi Arabia in 2002 was blocked by a federal court ruling that said the kingdom had sovereign immunity. That ruling was reversed Thursday by a three-judge federal panel.
NSA program stopped no terror attacks, says White House panel member
Patrick Semansky / AP file
The National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Md.
By Michael Isikoff
NBC News National Investigative Correspondent
A member of the White House review panel on NSA surveillance said he was “absolutely” surprised when he discovered the agency’s lack of evidence that the bulk collection of telephone call records had thwarted any terrorist attacks.
“It was, ‘Huh, hello? What are we doing here?’” said Geoffrey Stone, a University of Chicago law professor, in an interview with NBC News. “The results were very thin.”
While Stone said the mass collection of telephone call records was a “logical program” from the NSA’s perspective, one question the White House panel was seeking to answer was whether it had actually stopped “any [terror attacks] that might have been really big.”
"It Can't Happen Here!"
Published on Jul 31, 2013
This video is for all those who imagine that there is some sort of magic that renders the United States immune to the tyranny that has plagued every other major empire in history.
A DVD by Massimo Mazzucco Review of the Film by Simon Day and Commentary on the Italian Premiere by AE911Truth Staff
A DVD by Massimo Mazzucco
Review of the Film by Simon Day and Commentary on the Italian Premiere by AE911Truth Staff
The DVD reviewed here is quite important for the 9/11 Truth movement generally. However, it ventures far outside the scope of AE911Truth’s mission and area of expertise. While we review, and wholeheartedly embrace, the excellent segments of the DVD that cover the World Trade Center evidence, we specifically do not endorse, or even discuss, the other three hours of material on the DVD.
Award-winning director Massimo Mazzucco commands the debate with the “debunkers” in this powerful new documentary about the 9/11 Truth Movement’s challenge to the official conspiracy theories of 9/11.In September 1997, “The Project for the New American Century,” a Washington, DC-based US think tank, was founded with the purpose of promoting US global leadership. In September 2000, they published a report entitled “Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategies, Forces, and Resources For a New Century.” In this document, we find the following statement: “[T]he process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event like a new Pearl Harbor.”
Wind the clock on another year to the devastating events of September 11th, 2001, and we have a plausible candidate for this New Pearl Harbor. This is the case made by Massimo Mazzucco in his superb new DVD, September 11 – The New Pearl Harbor. This epic production, stands head and shoulders above most of the other offerings that try to span the spectrum of the events on 9/11. So what makes this one so special? For me, there are three key points to be highlighted.
Kurt Sonnenfeld: The Man Behind the Camera: 9/11 Witness
Being at the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time
Now Living Under Political Asylum in Argentina
Kurt Sonnenfeld: The man behind the camera // 9/11 witness. from arg911truth on Vimeo.
This mini-documentary was released on the eleventh anniversary after 9/11.
It contains undisclosed images, footage and documents about Kurt Sonnenfeld and his work at Ground Zero, while an employee of FEMA.
Sonnenfeld's life has been turned upside down due to being at the wrong place at the wrong time - and apparently, for working for the wrong team. He is currently living under political asylum in Argentina, where is married, with two small children. The US is seeking to extradite him in the alleged murder of his first wife.
Seymour Hersh Alleges Obama Administration Lied on Syria Gas Attack
The Atlantic WireBy Adrian Lee | The Atlantic Wire – 22 hrs ago
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh has dropped yet another bombshell allegation: President Obama wasn't honest with the American people when he blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a sarin-gas attack in that killed hundreds of civilians.
In early September, Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States had proof that the nerve-gas attack was made on Assad's orders. "We know the Assad regime was responsible," President Obama told the nation in an address days after this revelation, which he said pushed him over the "red line" in considering military intervention.
BBC: Sacrifice at Pearl Harbor - Best Definition - Full Length
Warnings do no harm and might do inexpressible good
TERROR FACTORY: Inside The FBI's Manufactured War On Terrorism Published on Mar 2, 2013 C-SPAN BOOKTV
TERROR FACTORY: Inside The FBI's Manufactured War On Terrorism
Published on Mar 2, 2013
March 02, 2013 C-SPAN BOOKTV
Trevor Aaronson is author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism (Ig Publishing, January 2013). He is also a reporter assigned to the Washington, D.C.-based investigative unit at Al Jazeera Media Network, a global news network whose channels include Al Jazeera America and Al Jazeera English.
Before joining Al Jazeera, Aaronson co-founded and served as director of the nonprofit Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, which won national and regional journalism awards under his leadership.
Contra-Cocaine Was a Real Conspiracy
December 2, 2013
Exclusive: The 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination saw a mainstream media blackout of nearly all evidence of conspiracy in that case. But New York Magazine went even further, mocking the proven Contra-cocaine scandal as a “conspiracy theory,” Robert Parry writes.
By Robert Parry
In the insular world of Manhattan media, there’s much handwringing over the latest blow to print publications as New York Magazine scales back from a weekly to a biweekly. But the real lesson might be the commercial failure of snarky writing, the kind that New York demonstrated in its recent hit piece on “conspiracy theories.”
Why Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse—about 9/11?
Written by Frances T. Shure
Saturday, 23 November
© by Frances T. Shure, 2013
Editor’s Note: Frances Shure, M.A., L.P.C., has performed an in-depth analysis addressing a key issue of our time: “Why Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse—About 9/11?” The resulting essay, to be presented here as a series, is comprised of a synthesis of reports on academic research as well as clinical observations.
Ms. Shure’s analysis begins with recognition of the observation made by the psychology professionals interviewed in the documentary “9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out” by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, who cite our human tendencies toward denial in order to avoid the discomfort of cognitive dissonance. Indeed, resistance to information that substantially challenges our worldview is the rule rather than the exception, Ms. Shure explains. This is so because fear is the emotion that underlies most of the negative reactions toward 9/11 skeptics’ information. Ms. Shure addresses the many types of fear that are involved, and how they tie into the “sacred myth” of American exceptionalism.
Through the lenses of anthropology and social psychology, Ms. Shure focuses on diffusion of innovations; obeying and believing authority; doublethink; cognitive dissonance; conformity; groupthink; terror management theory; systems justification theory; signal detection theory; and prior knowledge of state crimes against democracy and deep politics. Through the lens of clinical psychology, Ms. Shure explores viewpoints described in the sections on learned helplessness; the abuse syndrome; dissociation; and excessive identification with the United States government. Two sections on brain research provide astonishing insights into our human nature.
Noam Chomsky slaps down 9/11 truther: People spend an hour on the Internet and think they know physics
By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, November 25, 2013 10:22 EST
MIT professor Noam Chomsky doesn’t know what happened to “Building 7″ of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
But he is convinced that so-called “9/11 Truthers” don’t have the answer.
During a lecture on “Policy and the Media Prism” at the University of Florida a few weeks ago, 9/11 truth activist Bob Tuskin said the mainstream media had covered up evidence that Building 7 imploded in a controlled demolition. Tuskin asked Chomsky if he was finally ready to “jump on board with” 9/11 conspiracy theories.
“You’re right that there’s a consensus among a miniscule number of architects and engineers,” Chomsky replied. “They are not doing what scientists and engineers do when they think they’ve discovered something.”