NY Times: Judge Orders Five Detainees Freed From Guantánamo

Judge Orders Five Detainees Freed From Guantánamo

By WILLIAM GLABERSON
Published: November 20, 2008

In the first hearing on the government’s justification for holding detainees at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, a federal judge ruled Thursday that five Algerian men were held unlawfully for nearly seven years and ordered their release.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/21/us/21guantanamo.html?_r=1&em

This is Change? 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House By Jeremy Scahill

This is Change? 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House

By Jeremy Scahill, AlterNet - Thu, 2008-11-20

U.S. policy is not about one individual, and no matter how much faith people place in President-elect Barack Obama, the policies he enacts will be fruit of a tree with many roots. Among them: his personal politics and views, the disastrous realities his administration will inherit, and, of course, unpredictable future crises. But the best immediate indicator of what an Obama administration might look like can be found in the people he surrounds himself with and who he appoints to his Cabinet. And, frankly, when it comes to foreign policy, it is not looking good.

Obama has a momentous opportunity to do what he repeatedly promised over the course of his campaign: bring actual change. But the more we learn about who Obama is considering for top positions in his administration, the more his inner circle resembles a staff reunion of President Bill Clinton's White House. Although Obama brought some progressives on board early in his campaign, his foreign policy team is now dominated by the hawkish, old-guard Democrats of the 1990s. This has been particularly true since Hillary Clinton conceded defeat in the Democratic primary, freeing many of her top advisors to join Obama's team.

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http://www.alternet.org/story/107666/

NIST Releases Final WTC 7 Investigation Report

http://nist.gov/public_affairs/techbeat/tbx2008_1120_wtc7.htm

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today released its final report on the Sept. 11, 2001, collapse of the 47-story World Trade Center building 7 (WTC 7) in New York City. The final report is strengthened by clarifications and supplemental text suggested by organizations and individuals worldwide in response to the draft WTC 7 report, released for public comment on Aug. 21, but the revisions did not alter the investigation team’s major findings and recommendations, which include identification of fire as the primary cause for the building’s failure.

The extensive three-year scientific and technical building and fire safety investigation found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event. Heating of floor beams and girders caused a critical support column to fail, initiating a fire-induced progressive collapse that brought the building down.

Ottawa 9/11 Truth's November 11th Truth Action

Here's a video regarding Ottawa 9/11 Truth's November 11th, 2008 Truth Action.

Here's a write up regarding the truth action on Rememberance Day.

http://www.ottawa911truth.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=260&sid=b6651b4e93a4b280bdfe8861e44f8764

It was Rememberance's Day in Canada. A day where Canadians remember the courage and sacrafice of our troops past and present. Members of Ottawa 9/11 truth attended the ceremony in the morning to pay our respects to our fellow Canadians who served our nation.

Paulson Was Behind Bailout Martial Law Threat

Inhofe says Treasury Secretary made dire warnings in conference call on September 19th

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Thursday, November 20, 2008

Senator James Inhofe has revealed that Henry Paulson was behind the threats of martial law and a new great depression prior to the passage of the bailout bill, having made such warnings during a conference call on September 19th, around two weeks before the legislation was eventually approved by both the Senate and Congress.

As we reported at the time, on October 2, Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman gave a stunning speech on the House floor during which he decried the fact that, “Many of us were told in private conversations that if we voted against this bill on Monday that the sky would fall, the market would drop two or three thousand points the first day, another couple of thousand the second day, and a few members were even told that there would be martial law in America if we voted no.”

FBI: No Records Pertaining To 2002 NORAD/FBI Aircraft Hijack Exercise Planned Before 9/11

The following is a Freedom of Information Act response from the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding a request for records for the June 4, 2002 NORAD Amalgam Virgo II exercise. Planned prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks, this exercise simulated the hijacking of a Boeing 757, like two of the aircraft hijacked on September 11, 2001.

Because NORAD is a binational agency of Canada and the United States, NORAD is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

David Ray Griffin is coming to Olympia

Author David Ray Griffin is coming to Olympia Washington on December 3rd at 7pm. He will be speaking about his new book
"The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11 The Cover-up and the Exposé" Admission is free.

Capitol Theater
206 5th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 754-5378

visit Our Meetup Site for more info or e-mail wa911investigators@yahoo.com

Author Griffin calls for formation of truth and reconciliation commission to heal wounds of 9-11

By Peter Duveen

PETER'S NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2008--One of the major critics of the U.S. government's version of the events of September 11, 2001 is calling for the formation of a “truth and reconciliation commission” to get to the bottom of the happenings of that day.

David Ray Griffin, author of seven books on 9-11, including his latest, "A New Pearl Harbor Revisited," all of which are critical of the government's 9-11 investigations, said on the Alex Jones radio program today that he believed the administration of incoming U.S. President Barack Obama will be more open to the establishment of such a commission. "With a new administration...there is really a chance" that there could be a new 9-11 investigation, Griffin said. Griffin described Obama as "very bright," with a strong moral compass and an appreciation of the U.S. constitution. "He and his people will be open to evidence" that contradicts government accounts, Griffin said. He also said that Obama was likely to embrace the idea of forgiveness that would be essential for a truth and reconciliation commission. "He's willing to let bygones be bygones," said Griffin.