Sat. April 21, Berkeley CA - Deconstructing Deceit: 9/11, the Media, and Misinformation

Deconstructing Deceit: 9/11, the Media, and Misinformation

What: An afternoon colloquium on recent historical public perception management, information control, and propaganda surrounding the events of September 11, 2001. The two sessions will focus on media coverage and misinformation around 9/11 issues with examples of case studies concerning the destruction of the WTC towers and Building 7.

Details: Saturday, April 21, 2007, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Berkeley City College 2050 Center St. (one block west of the Downtown Berkeley BART in the basement auditorium). This event is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible.


Session One - History and Context- A conversation between BCC history instructor Mickey S. Huff, MA, and KPFA's Guns and Butter host Bonnie Faulkner on the weaponization of information in U.S. history and media misinformation and alternative coverage on 9/11 issues.

Session Two - Case Studies and Misinformation- Architect Richard Gage, AIA,
and research scientist Jim Hoffman, MFA, will focus on the role of media perception management and misinformation in cementing the official narrative of the 9/11 attack underlying the War on Terror -- particularly regarding the destruction of three WTC skyscrapers. Gage will present factual evidence challenging media and government reports on the "collapse" of the buildings while Hoffman will analyze various official accounts of misinformation and perception management

Q&A will follow each session. Critical thinking and questioning is highly encouraged.

The event is part of the History of U.S. Media class for BCC's Global Studies Program and is sponsored by Project Censored, KPFA's Guns and Butter, SF911Truth, Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth, and Scholars for 911 Truth and Justice. The event is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible.



Bonnie Faulkner, producer and host of Guns & Butter ( ), a one-hour public affairs program that is broadcast every Wednesday from1:00pm to 2:00pm on Pacifica's KPFA Radio in Berkeley, 94.1FM. The program regularly analyzes the events of September 11th, 2001 as a pretext for permanent war, including the phony war on terror, and the rationale for the emergence of a militarized police state. Guns & Butter regularly covers in-depth analysis of geopolitics, capitalism, war and state sponsored terror, in addition to programming on other subjects including Africa, China, genetic engineering, etc. Prior to joining KPFA, she was a co-producer of Project Censored's monthly public affairs radio documentary, "For The Record."

Richard Gage, AIA, has been an architect for 20 years and has designed numerous fire-protected steel-framed buildings. He is employed with a San Francisco Bay Area architecture firm currently performing Construction Administration for a new local $120M High School campus. He became interested in the 9/11 WTC high-rise "Collapses" after hearing the startling conclusions of a reluctant 9/11 researcher, David Ray Griffin, on KPFA radio in May of 2006 which changed his life radically and launched his own unyielding quest for 9/11 Truth, and inspired him to found the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth ( ).

Jim Hoffman, MFA, has been researching the September 11, 2001 attack since the spring of 2003, when he began creating the now-acclaimed 9-11 Research website. On September 11, 2003, Hoffman gave the first in a series of talks, The Twin Towers' Demolition, exposing the fraudulence of the official collapse investigations and providing direct evidence of demolition. A software developer by profession, Hoffman performed pioneering work in mathematical visualization and has co-authored articles in Science and Macromolecules for work in polymer science. ( )

Mickey S. Huff, MA, is adjunct faculty in history and critical thinking at Berkeley City College, Chabot College, and Diablo Valley College. He is co-director of the alternative polling group Retropoll ( and a Community Evaluator for Project Censored. He has been teaching the course "America, 9/11, and the War on Terror: Foreign/Domestic Policy, Media, and Propaganda" as part of critical thinking in history classes for the past 4 years as well as "History of U.S. Media". Most recently, he has participated at a number of conferences on 9/11 issues including "Lifting the Fog: The Scientific Method applied to the World Trade Center Disaster," Project Censored Annual Media Accountability Conference on "Suppression of Information and Post-9/11 Invasions," ACME Coalition Conference, Champlain College in Burlington, VT, "Facing the Media Crisis: Media Education for Reform, Justice, and Democracy," and at St. Mary's College public lecture series.

Another Presentation in Chico, Ca

Richard will also be speaking in Chico, Ca:

CSU Chico Peace Institute Spring Festival 07

Aftermath of 9/11: The Day that Changed the World

(all events---films at 5 or 5:30, talks at 7PM---free & open to the public)

Monday, April 23, 5:30 PM to 6:50 PM Guide to Mysteries of 9/11, Ayers Hall 106.
7PM in PAC 206, Russell Mills, CSUC Department of Civil Engineering: Basic Engineering Principles Applied to the Collapse of the Twin Towers

Tuesday, April 24, 5:00 PM to 6:50 PM The Oil Factor, Siskiyou Hall 120.
7PM in PAC 206, David Dionisi: American Hiroshima---a summary of the themes in his recently published book by the same name.

Wednesday, April 25, 5:30 PM to 6:50 PM 9/11 Myths and Realities, Ayers Hall 106.
7PM in PAC 206, panel discussion with Tom Imhoff and Bob Bowman entitled Thinking Critically About 9/11: why some skeptical views are plausible.

Thursday, April 26, 5:00 PM to 6:50 PM The Ground Truth, Ayers Hall 120.
7PM in PAC 206, Les Orme, The Long Journey Home---A Soldier’s Tale: The psychological and physical trauma of occupation---Iraq/Afghanistan.

Friday, April 27, 5:00 PM to 6:50 PM Improbable Collapse, Ayers Hall 106.
7PM in Ayers 106, Richard Gage, AIA, Architect and founding member of “Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth” will give the dynamic multimedia presentation “9/11: The Three Largest Structural Failures in History - Re-examining the World Trade Center High-rise “collapses”.

For information call Tom Imhoff at 898-4743 or email at

And tonight also . . .

Project Censored Presents:
"Proof of Controlled Demolition:
An Architect Speaks Out About 9/11"
Richard Gage, AIA

Friday, April 20, 2007 7:00 pm
1801 E. Cotati Ave , Rohnert Park, CA

Media research group Project Censored will host a fascinating no-holds-barred second look at the world's three largest structural failures in history. San Francisco architect Richard Gage will present the results of his extensive research into the collapse of World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7 on September 11, 2001. In a 1-hour multimedia presentation, he will ask the questions the media never asked – and will go where the 9/11 commission dared not. The accounts and conclusions of firemen, physicists and other experts will be addressed. Tough questions about the damage by jet impacts and fires on the WTC twin towers will be answered.

Mr. Gage will examine some of the mysteries of World Trade Center 7, such as how the 47-story high rise building fell straight into its own foot print in 6.5 seconds, and why tons of molten metal were later found under the rubble. The presentation will include a scrutiny of the NIST and FEMA building failure reports and the holes they leave regarding the possible use of explosives on 9-11.

Richard Gage has been a practicing architect for 20 years and has designed numerous fire-protected steel-framed buildings. He became interested in the 9/11 WTC high-rise collapses after hearing the startling conclusions of self-proclaimed "reluctant 9/11 researcher" David Ray Griffin. Richard's own quest to discover the truth behind the strange events of that fateful day has inspired him to found the organization Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

COST: Public-$10.00, Students- $5.00, no one turned away

For more information go to:

Or contact Emily Chavez at 707-664-3373