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(EDIT: See also Prison Planet coverage: "We Are Change To Release Assault Videos" - Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Luke Rudkowski is reporting that WeAreChange activists are being verbally and physically assaulted when they go down to Ground Zero to engage in peaceful activism;
"After the Time Square Bombing that took place at the very place that WeAreCHANGE does their street actions each Saturday night, Nico [Haupt] came out to our Ground Zero Vigil with a huge sign saying “We Did The Time Square Bombing.” Nico tried to associate us with the terrorists who committed a horrendous and cowardly act on this city of New York. He continued for weeks with the police department ignoring him, and decided to raise his efforts in trying to destroy our message of peace and truth..."
Apparently, we don't need to worry as much about Geraldo Rivera, who said on FOX and Friends, on March 7, 2008, "I think that this bomber isn't Al Qaeda, isn't anything like that... He's more like those '9/11 was an inside job' kind of guys...". Rather, we have to be concerned about people generating videos that attempt to tie 9/11 Truth to violent acts, and then proceed to commit acts of violence against 9/11 Truth activists like WeAreCHANGE.
All of the theories about 9/11 are conspiracy theories
11.9- The truth movement is often laughed at for criticizing the Bush government's answer to what happened on 11th September 2001. Now however, the recognized historian, Daniele Ganser gives legitimacy to the sceptics.
(Originally published in Norway's Stavanger Aftenblad)
by Kristin Aalen - April 21, 2008.
CONSPIRACY: Ganser has caused debate following the presentation of his view in an interview with the Swiss TV-channel, U1. There he repeated his arguments from an article he wrote in the Swiss newspaper, Tages-Anzeiger in Zürich in September 2006.
Ganser's premise is that conspiracies are nothing unusual or new in the field of historical research. At least since the assassination of Julius Caesar in classical Rome more than 2000 years ago, conspiracies have been an element of the political fight for influence and power.
He defines a conspiracy as, «a secret agreement between two or more persons to engage in a criminal act.»
He continues: «As 9/11 was a criminal act which was definitively not planned and carried out by one single person alone but by at least two or more persons who agreed on the plan before it was implemented, 9/11 must be classified as a conspiracy.»
A 2 hour+ interview with William Pepper summarizing his book 'An Act of State' of about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by what I call the 'vile tyranny or vile machine'. That is, the individuals who are the vile, rouge, elements in the government, others who are knowingly complicit to these rouges, and those who are unwittingly cogs of the machine (just doing their jobs) i.e. compartmentalized labor; not independently thinking or simply thinking in the context of what their told.
The Toronto 18 Become The Toronto 11 - R.I.P. Canada
The Incredible Shrinking Terror Case
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Up here in The Great White North, we are having our own experience with the terror-mongers. Our Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, is another of the neo-con Straussian faux tough-guys like the ones in Washington. And he's been trying - with much less success than his American overlords - to turn Canada into a modern, lawless dictatorship ruled by terror...
What turned things around for the RCMP was the introduction of two Muslim moles: one, Mubin Shaikh, a cocaine-addicted, lifelong Air Cadet with a troubled past - he was also a CSIS agent (Canada's CIA); the other a man was also a well-paid (he asked for $40 million dollars) CSIS agent with a degree in horticulture who was on the skids. Each was paid millions of dollars by CSIS and RCMP for their services. These two then ingratiated themselves to the suspects and immediately started the process of entrapment. Shaikh has since stated publicly that many of the suspects are innocent. He has also admitted to snorting all the money he was paid up his nose and has been recently charged with assaulting two 12-year old girls!!! ...
An Open Letter To An RCMP Terrorist Mole
Saturday, April 19, 2008
I received many great comments about my last post about the Canadian Toronto 18 case and the potentially bogus sting operation that entrapped the suspects. The most interesting had to be one (purportedly) from the main paid RCMP/CSIS informant himself, Mubin Shaikh. He wrote:
"So how will your article read when the guilty ARE found as such?
How will your article read when you hear of the indifference to innocent life as it was promulgated by some?
Dont (sic) make the mistake the govt. did by assuming all were guilty. Dont (sic) make the mistake too many are making now by assuming all are innocent.
Stay tuned - this show is just gettin' started!
Below is my response to Mr. Shaikh:
See also: Unfair Dealing
MP3 D/L: http://www.911podcasts.com/files/video/alten4920018.mp3
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From press release:
Tonight (Friday 4.18.2008) at 9:15 ET, AIR AMERICA host Richard Greene will have The SHELL GAME author Steve Alten as his guest, along with 9/11 activist Bill Douglas. This will be the first in a series of Air America programs on 9/11 truth, leading up to May's MONTH OF TRUTH series on Air America that will involve the first REAL DEBATES on 9/11 issues, featuring major 9/11 researchers/experts debating qualified counter arguers defending the official story.
This historic series is a result of 9/11 truth organizations uniting around a singular focused endeavor.
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Check your local affiliate to see if 'Clout' is carried on your station:
Two more endorsements for the Week of Truth campaign below the fold from Steve Bhaerman and Sander Hicks.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana.
Continuing an association with justicevision.org, 911blogger.com presents another talk from Gary Webb that has not been available on the internet until now. The first video of Webb (1996) is viewable here. This talk with Martha Honey, (hosted by Dennis Bernstein), is from a couple of years later (1998). By this time, Webb's employer had turned on him and would not defend Webb's research. So Webb put out his highly recommended book, Dark+Alliance.
With the recent release and broadcast of American Drug War, the story of "Freeway" Ricky Ross is being disseminated into the public consciousness like never before. Webb was the reporter who broke the story, and the subsequent links to the CIA, at the San Jose Mercury News. (The original stories have been reproduced on the Narconews website.)
Remember that Webb's death was ruled a suicide. Suicide by two gunshot wounds to the head. This ranks up there with the strange death of Danny Casolaro. Were they both investigating two arms of the same Octopus?
DVD available from http://justicevision.org
"DARK ALLIANCE: Crack Cocaine, the CIA, the Contras, & the Censors", with Pulitzer Prize-Winner Gary Webb, Dennis Bernstein, & Martha Honey. Berkely, CA - June 13, 1998.
Part 1 of 4
By Tom Brown
MIAMI, April 16 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge declared a mistrial on Wednesday for six men accused of joining forces with al Qaeda to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago as part of an Islamic jihad against the United States.
The defendants were filmed swearing an oath of allegiance to Osama bin Laden's militant al Qaeda group, but their lawyers argued that they were only playing along in the hope of getting money out of a man claiming to have links to al Qaeda but who was actually an FBI informant.
At the time of their arrests in June 2006, federal agents said the men, who operated out of a ramshackle warehouse in Liberty City, had terrorist plans that were "aspirational rather than operational" because they had neither al Qaeda contacts nor the means of carrying out actual attacks.
Nevertheless, the arrests were presented as a major blow against terrorism.
U.S. officials denied there was any political link between the Miami case and the midterm U.S. congressional election in November 2006...
(I think that makes it Stee-rike THREE! - rep.)
By AMANDA RIPLEY - Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007
"The entire situation was concocted by the government. The warehouse was paid for by the FBI, and the defendants moved their operations there at the suggestion of an undercover informant who was also paid by the FBI. The swearing-in ceremony was led by the informant — who at another point also suggested a plan to bomb FBI offices in Miami. "The case was written, produced and directed by the FBI," defense attorney Albert Levin said in his closing arguments."
Yesterday, while on a European tour, Rodriguez met with Spanish President Zapatero, and told him about "the need for a new investigation, the plight of the victims and the lack of support for the first responders."
Mr. Rodriguez certainly gets around.
(EDIT: Please see bottom of post for update. -rep.)
Dear 911blogger.com users,
I am going to be acting as an Editor for the site for the next few months and possibly longer. As a result, content on the site is going to reflect decisions that I make, that are informed by my monitoring of the ebb and flow of 9/11 news and information.
Mark Crispin Miller runs one of the best blogs out there that covers Election Fraud in the US, in depth:
Today he sent this message out, that relates to the case of Don Siegelman, a political victim of one Karl Rove...
Yesterday I emailed Don Siegelman, as I had a few matters to discuss with him. Here's the crucial part:
Mark Crispin Miller: The other, more important thing is this: As you may or may not know, the one aspect of your long ordeal that the press has stubbornly refused to mention--or, I think, even to perceive--is the theft of that election in 2002. Like you, I believe that that was crucial; but the press, quite typically, won't mention it. Frankly, I believe that they, and most leading Democrats, are in denial about it, as its implications are too frightening. Just as they've looked away from all the evidence of vast election fraud throughout Bush/Cheney's reign, therefore, they've also looked away from the subversion of that gubernatorial race in Alabama. And so that chapter of your story is unknown to most Americans, even those who've lately heard the rest of it.
Don Siegelman: Mark, I mention the vote stealing in every interview. 60 Minutes cut it out. Don Abrams didn't want to go there either. I have told the story to the Washington Post and LA Times.
The hook is Rove's fingerprints are found there too. First, in that Rove's friend Jack Abramoff hires Dan Gans, who was in charge of "electronic ballot security" in Baldwin County, Alabama, where the votes were stolen. Gans, working for the Alexander Strategies Group, claims credit for the win on his website, which he then takes down when Abramoff gets arrested. The second is Rove's business partner, Kitty McCullough (a/k/a Kelly Kimbrough) is given credit for the electronic vote switch by the state Republican Party.
I asked Don if I could send that out, and he said yes ("Have at it"). So now I offer it to you. If you're an election reform activist, please start your (search) engines. If you're a journalist, please do your job. And if you're just another patriotic citizen, please do whatever you can do to get the press, and/or the Democratic Party, to pay heed.
For starters, how about asking "60 Minutes" why they "cut it out," and asking Dan Abrams why he "didn't want to go there either"? And since Don also told the Washington Post and LA Times about the theft of that election, how about we ask them, too?
This stuff will just keep on happening, until we make it dangerous to do such things.
911blogger users: I believe that Election Fraud is a legitimate aspect of our current dilemma. Even if we all rallied around Ron Paul, we have problems that exceed merely getting the citizenry to turn out to vote. I would really like to hear some comments here, perhaps we could ask Mr. Miller to do a guest blog once in a while. What do you think?
A new flyer for the Shell Game campaign has been created for distribution. (See Jonathan Mark's blog for details) Please also see this blog entry to gather ideas for the next Week of Truth campaign: Week of Truth 2.0. Make a suggestion for an action, or a book or event to promote, and let's work together to decide what we want to promote, and how to promote it. (D/L Shell Game flyer at bottom of Week of Truth website, color or B&W.)
The BBC intends to release another episode in their 9/11 debunking saga, this one dedicated to WTC7. NIST is supposedly aiming for a summer release of their final report on WTC7.
Clearly, of all the visual anomalies of 9/11 that support the notion of controlled demolition on 9/11, the implosion of WTC7 is the most graphic and convincing. Even ardent defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory can't deny it.
If the OCT is so obviously true, why does the BBC feel the urge to spend millions of pounds hammering away at obvious fallacies?
And, slightly off topic, why isn't there ONE video of any of the alleged Arab "hijackers" getting on board ANY of the allegedly "hijacked" 9/11 planes?
The Third Tower on 9/11
Do we really know what happened on 9/11?
BBC Two: Friday, 4 April 2008
Hidden behind the Twin Towers stood World Trade Centre Building 7. This 610ft (186m), 47 storey skyscraper also collapsed on 11 September 2001.
An anonymous building from the outside it housed some very special occupants: the CIA, the Secret Service, and the very agency meant to combat terrorist attacks - the Office of Emergency Management.
Just under 7 minutes of MLK Truth.
Tell Me More, April 4, 2008 · Joe Brown, of the syndicated television program, "Judge Joe Brown," discusses presiding over the final appeal of convicted King assassin James Earl Ray. Also joining the discussion is Ray's former attorney, William Pepper, author of An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King.
Putfile mirror: (audio)
Click here to hear 'William-Pepper-and-Joe-Brown-on-NPR-4-4-2008'
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
I have summarized Dr. William F. Pepper's 1999 Trial, and the associated videos on disinfo in the media, and posted it at DemocraticUnderground.com:
"James Earl Ray did not Assassinate MLK"
If you have a user account over there, please vote it up, it's closing in on the top slot for "Greatest Threads", which will lead to mucho views.
"MLK: Beyond Vietnam -- A Time to Break Silence"
Posted at the refelctingpool YouTube Channel:
Gore Vidal on Alex Jones show (2006)
Gore Vidal recommends "The New Pearl Harbor" (2005)
It should be obvious to anyone with any sense of blog or messageboard etiquette that registering multiple user IDs to prop up your own arguments is not acceptable here, or anywhere else.
stallion4 and other users here have suggested that some people are effectively sock-puppeting for the Shell Game. I'm going to review the IP logs, and multiple users from a single IP will be blocked.
THIS IS YOUR ONLY WARNING.
"This isn't just a matter of academic and historical interest about the 9/11 attacks, although it is that. One of two things almost certainly happened here, each of which is of great importance. Either Mukasey is lying about the 9/11 attacks in order to manipulate Americans into believing that FISA's warrant requirements are what prevented discovery of the 9/11 attacks and caused 3,000 American deaths -- a completely disgusting act by the Attorney General which obviously cannot be ignored. Or, Mukasey has just revealed the most damning fact yet about the Bush's administration's ability and failure to have prevented the attacks -- facts that, until now, were apparently concealed from the 9/11 Commission and the public."
(Just about too late...)
Coalition of political Assassinations Anniversary Event with John Judge, Baba Zak Kondo, Cynthia McKinney, Jared Ball, A. Peter Bailey. Moderator Mark Matsimla Thompson. At The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Educational Center, New York, NY on 2/21/08
Via the COPA website:
(Tutschka also started a related blog.)
March 31st, 2008
Dear President Brown,
My name is Christian Tutschka and I am a M.A. candidate in the International Relations and Environmental Policy (IREP) Program here at Boston University.
I believe Boston University is an illegitimate “university” or “institution of higher learning.” Beginning today I will suspend my participation in the IREP program at BU until I once again believe BU is a legitimate institution. The following will explain this decision:
The Role and Purpose of the “University”:
BU Website: “Forging our future… More than any other institution in our society, the modern university exists to serve the future. Boston University does this by educating individuals for fulfilling, productive lives and by creating solutions to pressing or anticipated problems through research.”(1)
Constitutional911 brought up a point that I've been meaning to bring up for ages, but never got around to it.
No website is invincible. Users who have invested a lot of time and effort into their blogs here should manually back up what they have posted, in case of a malicious hack.
There is a nominal back-up, but this website makes no guarantees that everything will come back 100%. You are responsible for the preservation of your blog entries.
Users are encouraged to copy and paste their blog entries (that they want to preserve) including URLs, and save the data to a CD or other permanent media storage.
FYI, I had to switch off the "Site Meter" (bottom left of screen) for a while because the blog tool was stopping the page from loading. Therefore, March, 2008 shows a drastic dip in page views. Please bear in mind that the counter was switched off for most of the month.
Soon, we will be seven years away from an event scorched into our collective consciousness, (and collective unconscious), but for those of us who have taken the time to revisit that day in our memories and in various forms of media: audio, video, the written word... it hasn't put seven years of distance between us and 9/11, rather, 9/11 has become a historical event known in intimate detail by students in a global, open-university setting.
The Science of Terror
Scientific American Mind
by Jim Miles - Global+Research, March 25, 2008
Sometimes the science community, hiding behind the guise of empirical research, cannot see its own bias even while correctly analyzing a situation. The latter statement may seem contradictory, but given the manner in which it studies ‘terror’ and then applies those findings and definitions only to some ‘other’ group, it ignores the reality of terror at home and the reality of terror perpetrated by the ‘homeland’. Not ‘home grown terror’ such as the Timothy McVeighs of the world, nor the terror inflicted on the people by the very infrequent acts of foreigners acting on the homeland, but the terror of the country itself, the acts of the people in government, in the military, in politics, in religion, who either spread terror themselves or spread the fear of terror in order to control not only the domestic audience but foreign audiences as well.
This has been presented before with the National Geographic magazine’s “World of Terror” article that dutifully recorded acts of terror throughout the world without recognizing the United States’ historical and current acts of terror in the homeland and abroad. From that geographical perspective, one man’s terror is another man’s “civilizing mission”, bringing the benefits of superior technology and enlightened wisdom to the masses of the world who are otherwise disenfranchised “others” with little value until they embrace the “freedom” of the market place and their rightful place in it...
I updated my YouTube channel and created some playlists for Cynthia Mckinney's 2005 Congressional Briefing and William Pepper's MLK Trial. Please help spread the Truth about the assassination of MLK in advance of the 40th anniversary of MLK's assassination on 4/4/2008.
(links below the fold)