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David Corn and Mother Jones jump on the Von Brunn 9/11 bandwagon

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2009/06/von-brunns-anti-semitic-conspiracies-911-google

Crime and Justice

Von Brunn's Anti-Semitic Conspiracies: from 9/11 to Google

By David Corn | Thu June 11, 2009 9:55 AM PST

James von Brunn, the white supremacist arrested for the murder of a security guard at the Holocaust Museum, held numerous extremist views, as has been widely reported.

He maintained that 9/11 was the product of a Jewish conspiracy. In one posting, he claimed that only one Jewish person was killed at the World Trade Center--even though the "WTC was the nexus for international Jew trade, located in the largest Jew city in the world." He added, "It is revealing that 3 Jews laughing with glee, pointing at the exploding WTC, were caught by a neighbor on video-tape."

Like many anti-Semitics, von Brunn believed Jews controlled the world financial system, and he used the traditional data points and rhetoric of such hate-mongers: "From this cess-pool of Jews and traitors came the FTAA which in 1994, with Congressional blessings, changed its name to WTO (World Trade Organization)."

Air America brings in Richard Ben-Veniste to push back against 9/11 Truth

Some time ago I signed up for Air America (I can't remember why now) and I receive their email spam called THE WIRE which I generally glance at briefly before putting in my hacks/shills folder.

This is what was at the top of the email for today, Thursday, June 11th:

Richard Ben-Veniste Addresses The 9-11 Truth Movement (VIDEO)

He was part of the commission charged with finding out the truth about 9-11. So what does Richard Ben-Veniste think about accusations that 9-11 was an inside job? Also, what's his take on Dick Cheney's latest media blitz?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlUBOWlqUpE

(I hope I get the embed right!)

FILM: New World Order by See Think Films

New World Order by See Think Films

http://www.newworldorderthemovie.com/index.html

http://www.seethink.com/index.html

I just finished watching the See Think film New World Order on Comcast On Demand. This is a film I had never heard of before, but a quick check shows that there have been two earlier blog posts here on the film:

http://www.911blogger.com/node/19314

http://www.911blogger.com/node/19612

After seeing the film I'm quite curious to know where else it is showing on cable, how many of you have seen it and what you all think about the film.

I find it particularly interesting that a film about the 9/11 truth movement would get this kind of exposure on a giant corporate network like Comcast when films exposing the serious problems with the government's conspiracy theory are completely shut out.

Alternet - Bombshell: Rep. Jane Harman Caught on Tape Agreeing to Lobby for Alleged AIPAC/Israel Spies?

http://www.alternet.org/blogs/rights/137494/bombshell%3A_rep._jane_harman_caught_on_tape_agreeing_to_lobby_for_alleged_aip...

Bombshell: Rep. Jane Harman Caught on Tape Agreeing to Lobby for Alleged AIPAC/Israel Spies?

Posted by Jeremy Scahill, Rebel Reports at 8:50 AM on April 20, 2009.

Harman was allegedly heard saying she'd 'waddle into' the AIPAC case in return for support for her bid to become chair of the Intelligence Committee.

This is a huge story: Representative Jane Harman, a hawkish, influential “Blue Dog” Democrat “was overheard on an NSA wiretap telling a suspected Israeli agent that she would lobby the Justice Department reduce espionage-related charges against two officials of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, the most powerful pro-Israel organization in Washington,” according to a report from CQ Politics:

Harman was recorded saying she would “waddle into” the AIPAC case “if you think it’ll make a difference,” according to two former senior national security officials familiar with the NSA transcript.

In exchange for Harman’s help, the sources said, the suspected Israeli agent pledged to help lobby Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., then-House minority leader, to appoint Harman chair of the Intelligence Committee after the 2006 elections, which the Democrats were heavily favored to win.

Seemingly wary of what she had just agreed to, according to an official who read the NSA transcript, Harman hung up after saying, “This conversation doesn’t exist.”

Alternet Story: Did Paranoid Right-Wing Media Fuel the Pittsburgh Cop Killer's Rage?

http://www.alternet.org/rights/135592/did_paranoid_right-wing_media_fuel_the_pittsburgh_cop_killer%27s_rage/?page=entire

Did Paranoid Right-Wing Media Fuel the Pittsburgh Cop Killer's Rage?

By Max Blumenthal, The Daily Beast. Posted April 8, 2009.

Richard Poplawski, the man who allegedly murdered three Pittsburgh cops, was clearly influenced by Fox News's Glenn Beck and right-wing radio.

On April 6, two days after the 22-year-old Richard Poplawski allegedly murdered three police officers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a radio host named Alex Jones settled in before a microphone in his studio in Austin, Texas to do some damage control. "The mainstream media has certainly enjoyed tying me into this story," Jones complained. "They're attacking me and saying I'm delusional and there's no New World Order The Second Amendment, what the country's founded on--it's all my fault!"

AP Story - Study: 9/11 lung problems persist years later

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090205/ap_on_re_us/attacks_health

Study: 9/11 lung problems persist years later

By AMY WESTFELDT, Associated Press Writer, February 4, 2009

NEW YORK – Researchers tracking Sept. 11 responders who became ill after working at the World Trade Center site found many had lung problems years later in a study the authors said proves persistent illness in people exposed to toxic dust caused by the twin towers' collapse.

The study by the Mount Sinai Medical Center's medical monitoring program examined more than 3,000 responders between 2004 and 2007, repeating exams conducted between the middle of 2002 and 2004.

Slightly more than 24 percent of the patients had abnormal lung function, the study found. In the earlier examinations, about 28 percent of the patients had similar results.

"We know people we are following are still sick. It's confirming what we've been seeing clinically," said Dr. Jacqueline M. Moline, who treats ailing responders and co-authored the study.

PBS "NOVA: Inside The Spy Factory" comment forum is now open!

(You can watch the documentary here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/spyfactory/program.html )

In case anyone didn't already know, PBS broadcast a very slick and almost unbelievable hour long attempt to reinforce the "incompetence theory" of 9/11.

Comments are now open and registration is pretty straightforward.

Kyle Hence has made a good start, let's give him plenty of support!

Go to:

http://discussions.pbs.org/viewforum.pbs?f=257

I think we should also demand an hour to correct the record, email the ombudsman at PBS, Michael Getler, at:

http://www.pbs.org/ombudsman/feedback.html

or call him at:

703-739-5290

Be civil, have your facts in order and keep it short and to the point.

Let's let PBS know that we are watching, brothers and sisters, and that we don't buy the BIG LIE.

Cheers!

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

9/11 Suspects Ask to Make 'Confessions' - AP story

By ANDREW O. SELSKY, AP

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Dec. 8) – The alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and four co-defendants told a military judge Monday they want to immediately confess at their war-crimes tribunal, setting up likely guilty pleas and their possible executions.

The five said they decided on Nov. 4, the day President-elect Barack Obama was elected to the White House, that they were abandoning all efforts to defend themselves against the capital charges. It was as if they wanted to rush toward convictions before Obama — who has vowed to end the war-crimes trials and close Guantanamo — takes office.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and another defendant said at their arraignment in June they would welcome execution as a path to martyrdom. But word that they were giving up their defense came as a shock to some of the victims' families.

Calling all Prince Edward Islanders!

I just returned from a week on beautiful Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) in the maritime provinces of eastern Canada.

While I was there for personal reasons I did manage to do a fair amount of 9/11 truth activism during my week's stay there. I spoke with people all over the island, handed out Deception and Conception Dollars and Patriots Question 9/11 cards and left many scattered about where the public would find them.

I found my reception by all the people I talked to overwhelmingly positive and they immediately understood the relationship between 9/11 and Canada's involvement in the illegal occupation of Afghanistan.

As I plan on returning to the island in the future, I am hoping to connect with people on the island who would like to engage in more organized and larger scale activism. If anyone is interested, please feel free to contact me at marin911truth (at) yahoo (dot) com. I'd also enjoy hearing from anyone in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Labrador or Nova Scotia. Thanks.

Love is a verb, brothers and sisters, let's get busier!

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

Outreach opportunity at Friday's movie premiere of "War, Inc."

John and Joan Cusack happen to be two of my favorite actors, so I may just go inside and watch the movie in the theater (as opposed to renting it on DVD later).

This is an excellent opportunity to do public outreach as this should be a very well-attended and popular movie, especially this first weekend.

Here's the url for the official movie site: http://www.firstlookstudios.com/films/warinc/

Be friendly, bring plenty of literature and think about how you want to connect the subject of the film to 9/11 truth (not much of a stretch, if you ask me).

You may want to consider making some fliers from some of your favorite people at patriotsquestion911.com, as I find that quick, easy and quite effective.

Every little bit counts, brothers and sisters, let's get busier!

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

Matt Taibbi and AlterNet team up to "put down" the 9/11 Truth Movement

From AlterNet:

If Cheney & Co. Had Really Plotted the 9/11 Attacks ...

By Matt Taibbi, Spiegel & Grau. Posted May 19, 2008.

Matt Taibbi's hilarious re-enactment of the secret govt. conspiracy (that never happened) to conduct the attacks.

The following is an adapted excerpt from Matt Taibbi's new book, The Great Derangement" (Spiegel and Grau, 2008).

The 9/11 Truth movement is really distinguished by a kind of defiant unfamiliarity with the actual character of America's ruling class. In 9/11 lore the people who staff the White House, the security agencies, the Pentagon and groups like PNAC and the Council of Foreign Relations are imagined to be a monolithic, united class of dastardly, swashbuckling risk-takers with permanent hard-ons for Bourne Supremacy-style "false flag" and "black bag" operations, instead of the mundanely greedy, risk-averse, backstabbing, lawn-tending, half-clever suburban golfers they are in real life. It completely misunderstands the nature of American government -- fails to see that the old maxim about "the business of America is business" is absolutely true, that the federal government in this country is really just a lo-rent time-share property seasonally occupied by this or that clan of financial interests, each of which takes its 4-year turn at the helm tinkering with the tax laws and regulatory code and the rates at the Fed in the way it thinks will best keep the money train rolling.

"LeftWright" on internet radio show "Beyond The Grassy Knoll" with "Vyzygoth" at 12 noon (pst) today!

That's correct, brothers and sisters, 911Blogger's resident "love bomber" will be on Beyond The Grassy Knoll with "Vyzygoth" from 12 to 1 pst today (sorry for the short notice).

"LeftWright" (aka John W. Wright) will be on live about a week after the infamous "Killtown" was on his show and then had his blogtalkradio.com host pull his show and advise him that 9/11 related shows were not welcome on their network. So much for free speech internet radio...

Please feel free to call in and give me and the host a piece of your mind and/or heart.

Go to http://beyondthegrassyknoll.com/ for more details.

I look forward to hearing from you all.

If you have anything you want me to talk about, post it here and I'll see what I can do (not that I can't talk for hours myself...)

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

9/11 Truth at the San Francisco ILWU May Day rally

[(This is my first attempt at embedding video in a blog, so bear with me) Don't you just love Cynthia McKinney's dress?!]

There were about 14 dedicated members of the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance on hand at this rally, some came from as far away as Santa Cruz. The wonderful banner you see behind the main stage was put together the night before by one of the San Jose contingent. We were generally very well received by everyone as most people are finally realizing that the criminals who have seized the White House are capable of anything, including perpetrating a false flag event such as 9/11.

Some brief thoughts on future "Week of Truth" campaigns

(I'm taking a quick break from two days of housecleaning so this will be brief and updated more fully, asap. Don't you love it when your "Martha Stewart" relatives visit?)

I've been following the Week of Truth process with great interest as I think this WoT campaign concept is an excellent way for the truth movement to leverage its diverse, disparate and geographically distributed demographic in a simple and yet profoundly strategic manner.

When considering future WoT campaigns I think we should keep in mind most or all of the following "guidelines":

1) WoT campaigns should involve something that at least 75% of people can agree on (i.e. no brainers).

2) WoT campaigns should be activities that can be done easily from just about anywhere.

3) WoT campaigns should not involve much expense or time investment (e.g. travel).

4) WoT campaigns, whenever possible, should be in support of our larger strategic goals (more on that soon).

5) WoT campaigns should involve direct actions that everyone can do and feel empowered by doing (i.e. they are making a real difference).

Amy Goodman, "Democracy Now!", Dr. William F. Pepper and the NYC ballot initiative.

At the end of Ms. Goodman's recent appearance at Modern Times Bookstore in San Francisco a group of us approached her to get her on the record regarding the need for a new investigation. After waiting patiently for her to finish signing everyone's book, cosmos asked her directly if she thought we needed a new investigation (yes, there is video) and she replied that she thought everything about 9/11 needs to be investigated (cosmos had led with a question about WTC 7).

I asked her if she was familiar with Dr. William Pepper and his new book, she lit up and said she was very interested in his book. I suggested to her that she have him on the show and that she also endorse the NYC 9/11 ballot initiative. She then hurried away with one of her handlers without further comment.

I think one thing we could do, as part of a formal Week of Truth or just informally and beginning immediately, would be to contact Ms. Goodman and Democracy Now! and ask her to have Dr. William Pepper on her show to talk about his book and the NYC ballot initiative.