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In 2006, I had my first correspondence with Noam Chomsky about 9/11.
Almost 9 years later, I've had another correspondence. Here it is. I've done my best, and I've failed.
Hello. I'm writing to ask if your schedule has cleared up, and whether or not you're available for an interview on my show "We Were Lied To About 9/11." Again, I'm not going to talk to you about theories. I want to primarily talk about how important it is to acknowledge that we were lied to about 9/11, and how important it is for those with a voice to do their best to inform the public of that. The way it would work is, I would write out questions for you ahead of time so you can either familiarize yourself with the material or tell me you're not comfortable with a particular question and I would do away with it. Please consider. I think this would be a very important interview.
Dr. John M. Newman, Jr., Major, U.S. Army, Retired, was born on 20 December 1950 in Dayton Ohio.
Dr. Newman earned a BA in Chinese studies (George Washington University, 1973), an MA in East Asian studies (George Washington University, 1976), and a PhD in modern Far Eastern history (George Washington University, 1992). He served in US Army Intelligence (1974–1994), became the Assistant to the Director, National Security Agency (1988–1990), and was a U.S. Army Attaché in China (1989–1991).
Dr. Newman taught for the University of Maryland Honors Program from 1992 to 2012. He currently he teaches courses on counterterrorism, international terrorism, and America in the 60s at James Madison University. He is the author of JFK and Vietnam (1992); Oswald and the CIA (1995; 2009); Quest for the Kingdom—The Secret Teachings of Jesus in the Light of Yogic Mysticism (2011); and Where Angels Tread Lightly: The Assassination of President Kennedy, Volume I (2015).
Peter Phillips is a professor of political sociology at Sonoma State University and president of Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored. He was Director of Project Censored from 1997 to 2010. Phillips holds a Ph.D. from University of California Davis, his dissertation was on the Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club. His recent research is focused on the Transnational capitalist class (TCC), and US/NATO Empire's move to 21st century fascism.
Abby Martin is an American journalist and former host of Breaking the Set on the RT America network, working from the Washington, D.C. bureau. Before hosting her own show, she had worked for two years as a correspondent for RT America. Martin is also an artist and activist, and helped found the citizen journalism website, Media Roots. She serves on the board of directors for the Media Freedom Foundation which manages Project Censored. Martin appeared in the documentary film Project Censored The Movie: Ending the Reign of Junk Food News (2013), and co-directed 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film (2013).
Dan founded Florida Bulldog in 2009 using the name Broward Bulldog. He is an award-winning former investigative reporter for The Miami Herald and Daily Business Review, and one of South Florida’s most experienced reporters. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science from the University of Miami.
Dan’s stories about Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne’s private business dealings sparked a federal corruption investigation that landed Jenne in prison in 2007. His stories about hidden and falsified court records in Broward, Miami-Dade and elsewhere in Florida for The Miami Herald in 2006 led to a pair of unanimous Florida Supreme Court decisions in 2007 and 2010 outlawing those practices.
Jonathan Kay is a Canadian journalist. He is the editor-in-chief of The Walrus and former comment pages editor, columnist and blogger for the Toronto-based Canadian daily newspaper National Post. He is also a book author and editor, a public speaker, and a regular contributor to Commentary Magazine and the New York Post. His freelance articles have been published in a variety of US publications including Newsweek, The New Yorker, Salon.com, The New Republic, Harper's Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, The Weekly Standard, The Literary Review of Canada, The National Interest and The New York Times. Books he has written are “The Volunteer: A Canadian's Secret Life in the Mossad” which was co-written by Michael Ross, and Among The Truthers.
I don’t know if you’re aware or not, but Sarah Van Auken, the daughter of famous “Jersey Girl” Lorie Van Auken, has written a play called “This Is Not About 9/11.” I saw it the first time it was shown in Philadelphia, and I laughed, I got angry, and I cried. There is some “truth telling” in the play. Overall, it’s really a fantastic play and something everybody should see if they can.
It’s only showing in New York City, but she and the rest of her crew could use help promoting it. They are doing their best to make it a monthly affair.
Here is the website for the H.E.A.T. Theater Company, which was started by Sarah and friends.
Here are some promotional videos I made for her play:
Here is a news segment about the play:
Here is a review of the play:
Ray McGovern leads the “Speaking Truth to Power” section of Tell the Word, an expression of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington. A former co-director of the Servant Leadership School (1998-2004), he has been teaching there for 15 years.
Ray came from his native New York to Washington in the early Sixties as an Army infantry/intelligence officer and then served as a CIA analyst from the administration of John F. Kennedy to that of George H. W. Bush. Ray’s duties included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the President’s Daily Brief, which he briefed one-on-one to President Ronald Reagan’s most senior national security advisers from 1981 to 1985.
Andy Worthington is a freelance investigative journalist, activist, author, photographer, film-maker and singer-songwriter. He is the co-founder of the “Close Guantánamo” campaign, the director of “We Stand With Shaker,” calling for the immediate release from Guantánamo of Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in the prison, and the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press, distributed by Macmillan in the US, and is available on Amazon) and of two other books: Stonehenge: Celebration and Subversion and The Battle of the Beanfield. He is also the co-director (with Polly Nash) of the documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo.” He has written for the New York Times and the Guardian, and is currently writing for Al-Jazeera. He has also worked with the United Nations, WikiLeaks and Reprieve.
Shocked into activism by the ACLU's analysis of the Patriot Act II, Mal Chaddock has been involved in social justice issues since 2002, first with Peace Fresno, a group that was infiltrated by the FBI and made international news. After relocating to Portland, OR Mal helped co-found Oregonians Against the Wars and Individuals For Justice (www.individualsforjustice.com) and joined the Portland, OR chapter of Veterans For Peace where he currently serves as vice president. Mal has traveled the nation extensively over the last dozen years supporting endeavors for peace, often accompanying Peace Mom Cindy Sheehan on her journeys in the USA. Most recently he's been active in helping found and support NoNukesNW and RadCast.org as well as Don't Shoot Portland.
Brian McGlinchey is the founder and director of 28Pages.org, an information and activism hub for the growing, nonpartisan movement to declassify a 28-page finding on foreign government support of the 9/11 hijackers. A native of Philadelphia who now lives in San Antonio, McGlinchey studied political science at Bucknell University, was a U.S. Army officer, and had a career in financial services before becoming a freelance copywriter.
Bill Bergman is the director of research for Truth in Accounting, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to informing citizens about government financial reporting. He also teaches finance and economics and finance courses at Loyola University Chicago. He has over twenty years of financial market experience, including thirteen years as an economist and financial market policy analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. His research interests have included wholesale payment system risk and pricing, the role of credit ratings in financial markets, the implications that national emergency and war powers can have for the executive branch in a time of crisis, and financial reporting by local, state, and federal government entities. He is married, with three kids.
Take note of my two recent articles on the subject.
Read more about him at www.historycommons.org
I hope Obama enjoys his visit to meet with him. - Jon
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