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January 27, 2010
The Most Dangerous Man in America

While watching this superbly crafted, and deeply emotional, film by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith, I kept thinking about, and hoping, that there might be a Daniel Ellsberg figure (or several) that will soon blow the lid off the 9/11 "conspiracy," the resultant Iraq invasion, and the Bush Administration's culpability in waging a war based on lies and deception, a grand-scale swindle on the citizens of the United States, not to mention those citizens of a country we've helped to destroy through the auspices of, once again, shoving a misunderstood notion of democracy down an unwitting nation's throat. And killing so many innocent people in the process on both sides of the line. Our invasive actions, waged for no valid reason except "empire," are problematic. But what's even more scandalous is the rhetoric set forth for public consumption by national government and corporate media and the concomitant complicity in the charade--by us all. History
will not look kindly.

The surface story of The Most Dangerous Man in America, Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, is of a man who in 1971 transformed himself (again, the immediacy of recent history brought to life through one individual's experience) from a leading Vietnam War strategist, dedicated Cold Warrior, and Washington insider holding many powerful cards, to a private citizen who decides to place himself squarely in the center of a maelstrom that exposed devastating national secrets, acting as the catalyst (with the help of a few brave people including his second wife and soulmate, Patricia Marx, and fellow RAND Corporation colleague, Anthony Russo) that set irrevocable things in motion, including the resignation of a twice-elected US president, Richard Nixon. This series of events also saw profound changes in our understanding of "separation of powers" because of his actions. He was a man who knew how things worked from the inside and this enabled him to
grasp and expose the powerful proof he needed to crack things open. But what Ehrlich and Goldsmith can, and do, illustrate since they have Ellsberg himself to narrate and tell his own story, along with a highly articulate Greek chorus of subjects who were involved, is the personal memory of the ideological and spiritual awakening of an individual stumbling through the labyrinths of the deepest parts of himself. The excruciating pain and effort this took, the personal sacrifices that had to be made, is this story's real backbone.

I think the reverberations that resound through the last several decades to the present day give this piece an even more substantive heft than it already has, its object lessons about an asleep-at-the-wheel citizenry and the ramifications of mass lethargy and passivity, dazzlingly clear. The film's artifice is in its presentation of Ellsberg's story, in the mood and tempo of the cat-and-mouse nature of a true crime thriller, setting forth the rapid unraveling of a whole nation's most cherished institutions. Even the dopey, child-like animation that's used to describe the "heist" as it happened, is fitting in its portrayal of the absolute absurdity of a man in his office late at night xeroxing 7000 pages of incriminating evidence, his teenage kids in the room with him helping him get through this Herculean task, one manning the copy machine, the other cutting off the TOP SECRET stamps on the tops and bottoms of every single page with a pair of scissors
like a runaway school art project. Now, of course, this could be sent by a push of a button on a computer keyboard.

The research and presentation of archival material is absolutely superb, most especially the recordings of an, obviously, deranged and unhinged Richard Nixon, whose personal vendetta against Ellsberg was his ultimate undoing. Nixon to Attorney General John Mitchell in June of '71, the day after Ellsberg surrendered to federal officials in Boston: "Just because some guy's going to be a martyr, we can't be in a position of allowing the fellow to get away with this kind of wholesale thievery, otherwise it's going to happen all over the government. I just say we've got to keep our eye on the main ball. The main ball is Ellsberg. We've got to get this son-of-a-bitch." It turns out it wasn't really the Watergate Hotel break-in that was the event that broke everything open in terms of exposing the Nixon administration's many crimes, but the discovery that Ellsberg had been recorded on illegal wiretaps for two years. In May of '73, Tony Russo and Daniel
Ellsberg's trial was dismissed by the judge because of massive government misconduct and all charges, including theft and conspiracy, against the two men were dropped. Nixon again (to Alexander Haig and HR Haldeman): "Son-of-a-bitchin' thief is made a national hero and is gonna get off on a mistrial. The New York Times gets a Pulitzer Prize for stealing documents. They're trying to get at us with thieves. What in the name of God have we come to?"

With exceedingly well-crafted and intelligent interviews, deft, expertly-paced editing by Michael Chandler, Lawrence Lerew and Goldsmith, and a tightly written script by Lerew, Goldsmith, Ehrlich and Chandler, The Most Dangerous Man in America should be required viewing for every citizen in this nation. The film opens at the Cinema Village in New York this Friday. Check here for opening dates in theaters in other cities.

For DocPointers: the film screens in Helsinki again at the BioRex at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.


The Peace Movement versus the 9/11Truth movement

by Barrie Zwicker

What goes with the “split” between the anti-war movement and the 9/11Truth movement? Some light was shed on this regrettable reality in Boston the weekend of Jan. 30-31, 2010. On Saturday New England United (NEU), an umbrella group, held an anti-war strategy conference. The next day Northeast 9/11Truth held its strategy conference, in part an analysis of the previous day’s events.

As both a lifelong member of the peace movement, and a committed 9/11Truther, I attended all of the Saturday conference where I was a workshop leader, and the first half of the Sunday conference (having to leave early because of travel arrangements). My main points:

1) There is a split but it has not been initiated, nor is it maintained, by members of the 9/11Truth movement. Truthers stand just as proudly and tall in their opposition to war as anyone in the peace movement. Truthers also are just as fully dedicated to the goals of justice, equality and environmentalism as are anti-war activists.

2) The split is unilateral from the anti-war movement’s side, especially from leaders and organizers. Those at the grassroots level trust and take their cues from the leaders. The result is a widespread attitude toward 9/11Truth that ranges from scepticism to outright hostility. This is why I choose the heading “The Peace Movement versus the 9/11Truth Movement.”

3) A leading cause of the unilateral split is the work of planted agents of the state – spooks -- whose instructions are to do this splitting. The Chinese call such agents “splittists.” The peace movement has been around for decades, so there’s been loads of time for the national security state to install numerous agents within it. Added to their usual instructions to slyly foment divisiveness within peace groups and derail effective anti-war actions are new orders to combat the dynamic truth movement.

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Actor/Comedian Hal Sparks speaks out for 9/11 Truth

During a fundraiser in New York, We Are Change activists Anthony from Ohio and Danny of New York got a chance to interview comedian/actor/game show host Hal Sparks. Sparks voiced his views on 9/11 truth. He discussed the 19 hijackers, building 7 and the fact that Bin Laden was a known CIA asset. Sparks stated that Americans have a responsibility to at least look deeper, you dont have to go all the way down the rabbit hole with some people, you also cant stick your head in the sand and that the vast majority of Americans are waking up. Sparks also commented on the co-op of the tea party movement by Glenn Beck. He also mentioned that Scott Brown the newly elected Republican Senator of Massachusetts had previously voted against further benefits for 9/11 workers. When asked about Glenn Becks slanderous comments about 9/11 Truth activists, Sparks stated Glenn Beck I think to some degree is mentally incapacitated He had much more to say about Glenn
the details can be found in the video. On behalf of We Are Change and the 9/11 Truth movement, we thank Hal Sparks for his courage to speak truth to power.


Dear Some Of The Above News:

"We the corporations"

On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions. The Supreme Court is misguided in principle, and wrong on the law. In a democracy, the people rule.

We Move to Amend.

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United, and move to amend our Constitution to:

Firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

Guarantee the right to vote and to participate, and to have our votes and participation count.

Protect local communities, their economies, and democracies against illegitimate "preemption" actions by global, national, and state governments.

SIGN THE MOTION to amend the Constitution:


60 Architects & Engineers for 911 Investigation:


[USA's No.1 Political Prisoner Needs Your Help]

Dear Some of The Above News,

In last Fall's edition of American Trial Lawyer Magazine, I was dubbed The United States Government's # One Political Prisoner.

I may have been the top prize but I was not the only victim of Karl Rove's abuse of the Department of Justice. Unfortunately, while Attorney General Holder has vacated the charges and conviction of Republican Senator Ted Stevens, there has not even been an investigation of government misconduct in my case or others wrongfully charged under the Bush Administration.

Is it because President Obama just wants to look forward, not wanting to delve into the troublesome abuses of power of the Bush Administration?

Do you think that by overlooking these gross abuses of power of --- using the DOJ as a political weapon to go after Rove's political enemies --- that the threats to our Democracy will go away? By sweeping these constitutional transgressions under the White House rug, will our Democracy be protected and justice restored? I think not.

Unless Rove and others who were complicit in these crimes against our core values of fairness and justice are held accountable, they will come back to haunt our freedoms again. Think about it...if they can do this to me as a former governor or to Paul Minor as a large trial lawyer/ political contributor can they not do the same thing to you?

President Obama must clean the Department of Justice of those who went along with Rove's abuse of power. He must take steps to ensure that this culture of political abuse doesn't happen to you or others. We must ask for Congress to put in restraints agaist government bullying. If the Department of Justice can do this to me, believe me, the government can do it to you tomorrow. This is not the America we grew up to love and respect. We must put American justice back on course.

I am fighting for my freedom and I am also fighting for you and for the decriminalization of politics in America! I need your financial help to continue this fight for justice.

Please send a contribution to my legal defense fund today: $500 or $1000 would help me a great deal...please donate now...on line or mail your contribution to me at:

Don Siegelman
3963 River View Drive
Birmingham, AL 35243

Thank you so much.


Don Siegelman
Governor of Alabama 1999-2003


[How The Corporate Gang-Banksters Are Exterminating The Middle-Class]


How did Corporations Get So Much Power?

In which the author reads a poll, feels provoked and befuddled, and organizes his investigation

As corporations gain in autonomous institutional power and become more detached from people and place, the human interest and the corporate interest increasingly diverge. It is almost as though we were being invaded by alien beings intent on colonizing our planet, reducing us to serfs, and then excluding as many of us as possible. —David Korten

It’s not often that Americans get asked by pollsters what they think about corporate power. Usually the questions are about things like abortion and gun control. But in September, 2000, Business Week published the results of a series of polls about how people felt about the power wielded by large corporations in American society.

The polls suggested a massive cultural stomachache: too much corporate power, too much corporate everything. When the Harris pollsters commissioned by Business Week asked people what they thought of the statement “Business has too much power over too many aspects of our lives,” 52 percent said they agreed “strongly” and an additional 30 percent said they agreed “somewhat.”

Two months after doing its first poll, Harris asked a more specific question: “How would you rate the power of different business groups in influencing government policy, politicians, and policymakers in Washington?” Only 5 percent said big companies had “too little” power; 74 percent said “too much.”

Why do large corporations have so much power?...


Rosie O'Donnell is picking up where she left off:


29 Engineers: Only Explosives Can Explain 9/11 World Trade Center Destruction

29 Structural & Civil Engineers Cite Evidence for Controlled Explosive Demolition in Collapses of All 3 WTC High-Rises on 9/11

More than 700 architects and engineers have joined call for new investigation.

For Some, the Doubts Began Early.

“Something is wrong with this picture,” thought Nathan Lomba, as he watched replays of the Twin Tower collapses on television on September 11, 2001. A licensed structural engineer trained in buildings’ responses to stress, Lomba saw more on the screen than you or I. He puzzled, “How did the structures collapse in near-symmetrical fashion when the damage was clearly not symmetrical?”

Lomba was hardly alone in his discomfort. Most structural engineers were surprised when the towers fell. They mainly kept their misgivings to themselves, though, as Scientific American and the Journal of Engineering Mechanics, BBC, the History Channel and government agencies such as FEMA and NIST offered varying and often imaginative theories to explain how fires brought the towers down.

Full article at:


Press Release, 640 Architects and Engineers Call for New 9/11 Investigation

Evidence of Explosives Found in Destruction of All 3 WTC High-Rises

AE911Truth to Display Evidence at National AIA Convention 4/30 — 5/2, Moscone Center
Press Conference/Speaking Engagement Saturday May 2 at 4 pm, Westin Market Street Hotel


Actor and activist Ed Asner has signed the Architects and Engineers for 911Truth (AE911Truth) online petition and sent a letter of support.

The text of the letter reads:


October 6, 2008

To Whom It May Concern:

I would like to thank Richard Gage, AIA and Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth for presenting the scientific facts behind the unprecedented destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7. AE911Truth presents solid research that contradicts the official story of the building's destruction with the overwhelming evidence of explosive controlled demolition.

An accurate understanding of history is required to make good decisions in the future. Over and over again, history has shown that the first public perceptions of historical events are not always correct. I, along with millions of others, have serious questions about our country's recent history about 9/11.

I have signed the petition calling for an unbiased investigation of the "collapses" of these three high-rise buildings. I encourage everyone to do the same, and also become a Sustaining Member of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.



Edward Asner

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An Efficient Way to Spread Truth That Everyone Can Do
By Colombo

Since our mainstream media continue to censor 9/11 truth, I
urge everyone to begin “mass emailing” 9/11 truth
messages now! It is not difficult to
disseminate thousands of emails per day. Here are some tips
to get you started:




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