PRESS RELEASE: Student Scholars for 9|11 Truth Declare Independence

TO: Scholars, Bloggers, and Friends

RE: "Student Scholars for 9|11 Truth Declare Independence"

FROM: Student Scholars for 9|11 Truth

DATE: April 11th, 2007

The recent split of the Scholars for 9/11 Truth has been a topic of controversy within the movement. The spectacular culmination of this split was at the 9/11 Accountability Conference in Arizona where the founders of Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice went at each other, attacking each other’s theories left and right. In regards to this issue, it’s apparent that some members of both organizations have not been handling themselves in the manner that someone with PhD after their name should.

Since then Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth has been inundated with emails from members of the 9/11 Truth Movement, and members of BOTH Scholars groups. The “who’s side are you on?” mentality seems to be running rampant throughout the members of the original Scholars and STJ. It has been incredibly disheartening to watch the Scholars that we are looking to for answers become distracted from the fact that they are all seeking the same thing, the truth. With that said, Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth is on neither side. We acknowledge that the towers could not have possibly fallen from the impact of the planes and the ensuing fires alone, however the founders of our organization do not pretend to know what method was used to demolish the towers. While both organizations argue over what brought down the towers, conventional methods or unconventional methods, it is safe to say that we will not sit back and watch either one compromise our goals.

Our organization is about bringing students from around the world who seek the truth about 9/11 together, not favoring one particular group or idea. Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth’s goal is to spread activism, the stakes are too high, and the pressure too great for members of our organization to feel as though they are caught in a battle of wits between Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice. When we spoke with Dr. Fetzer about this issue he agreed that he did not want to see us caught in the crossfire and advocated the idea of Student Scholars becoming independent. Later, he sent this letter of support:


Please know that I am very enthusiastic about Student Scholars and
the good work you are doing. It would be a shame if controversies
over how these things were done should inhibit your ability to get
the word out to fellow students and the American people about our
proof that what the government has told us is not only false but,
In crucial respects, cannot possibly be true. We will continue to
wrestle with these complex issues, while you pursue your efforts
to broaden and deepen public interest and student involvement. I
respect and applaud your declaration of independence, which is very
appropriate for a student group that has rapidly reached your level
of maturity and I look forward to supporting your continued success.

James Fetzer


Scholars for 9/11 Truth”

Therefore, after much debate, we have decided to turn Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth into an independent organization with no official ties to either Scholars group. However, I would like to acknowledge that Student Scholars did, in fact, spawn from Scholars for 9/11 Truth and most likely would not exist without the help of Dr. Fetzer and others who helped us off the ground. We remain humbly grateful for all the help that we have received from Scholars for 9/11 Truth and wish both organizations the best of luck in their pursuit of the truth.

Our decision as an organization to declare independency from the scholarly groups should be taken as a gesture of future lessons to be learned. The 9|11 Truth Movement should resemble the unity that we as Americans need during these hardships. We - just like the entire movement - are doing our absolute best to help spread support for a new investigation into the 9|11 attacks. As college student scholars, we look at the truth movement as a group with so much more potential then what we have shown. The split between the works of the Scholarly organizations remains an issue that we will avoid because we are here for one reason and one reason only; To uncover the truth and get the answers to the questions that everyone deserve to know. Remember the pledge that many of us took when we decided to embark on this journey of truth: This isn't about democrat, republican, left, right, conservative, liberal - It's about being American. We are standing up for our country in love at a time where our government would much rather have us do nothing at all. We will continue to do our very best to help the 9|11 truth movement, and all we ask is for you all to do your best in remaining loyal to the objectives of the movement as a whole.

To the truth! -

Justin A. Martell - Founder - Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth
Michael Jackman - Co-Founder - Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth
Mark Peters - Webmaster - Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth