Toronto Sun: 9/11 skeptics to speak at U of T

http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2010/04/30/13782641.html

MONTREAL — Three Canadian universities will be used as a venue for a speaking tour by prominent 9-11 skeptics.

Americans Richard Gage and David Ray Griffin dispute the conventional wisdom that foreign terrorists linked to al-Qaida brought down the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001.

They will give lectures at the University of Toronto, Carleton University and the University of Quebec in Montreal over the coming days.

Faculty members at the Montreal university told a city newspaper they are upset the institution is being used for the event.

One says it harms the school’s credibility.

This tour comes right on the heels of a free-speech controversy that erupted when U.S. pundit Ann Coulter had an appearance cancelled at the University of Ottawa.

One speaker believes the World Trade Centre buildings were destroyed by explosives, not the impact of two airplanes.

He wants the U.S. Congress to launch an independent investigation into the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The other speaker is a retired theology professor and author of several books on an alleged 9-11 cover up.

His discussion will focus on the legal and moral aspects of the war in Afghanistan, which was a response to the Sept. 11 attacks.

Skeptical faculty members welcome.

"Faculty members at the Montreal university told a city newspaper they are upset the institution is being used for the event."
Maybe those faculty members should come out and learn what the speakers actually have to say and why. Then if they still disagree, propose an alternative answer or theory that actually holds water. Isn't a university a perfect place to have this sort of discussion? Wasn't it the intellectuals and educated classes who spoke out against Hitler's lies and propaganda? Someone should invite these skeptical faculty members if they do in fact exist. maybe they would even like to debate the speakers.

In spite of silly remarks..

this is STILL an important event and a very important article.

Of course, some faculty members will think the school's credibility will be harmed. So what? Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead. I guarantee that any of those faculty members who attend Dr. Griffins' or Mr. Cage's talks with walk away a changed person. If they dare attend. Sad to say, having spent 15 years in the rarified air of academia, many will think it beneath their time, and smuggly turn a deaf ear.

But some won't, and therein lay no small victory.

One says it harms the school’s credibility.

"One"? Who is this one? Do any of these faculty have names?

It appears that the state of journalism is no better in Canada than in the US these days, eh?

Big Deal

David Icke spoke at Oxford. I am sure DRG has more credibility than Icke.

good point.

I wonder if the student press will cover this.

Credibility?

"One says it harms the school’s credibility."

Odd, isn't it, that believing the official story enhances credibility.

Gage & Griffin in Montreal

Good evening.

I have been monitoring a blog on cyberpresse.ca, here in Quebec, since before noon today, that has a conversation going on about this same topic. Around 400 comments were made over Richar Hétu's blog, who usually collects around 50 to 100 interventions from various bloggers on each of his articles. The discussion was started by an article in the french newspaper "La Presse", owned (in part I guess) by Power Corporation (for those who don't know this holding company, just google it). The article gives room specifically to the recipient of a chair at that same University, which is sponsored by... Power Corporation. Needless to say, he argues against the meeting.

It really is a "non-news" since, as someone else just pointed out, Universities are in reality THE LOGICAL place to present alternative views of the World.

In any case, the publicity is definitely enormous for the movement, I participated myself in the discussion a number of time and on each of my intervention, I invited people to attend next Monday night and see if they still think the same way afterwards. A lot of people did the same thing.

We'll see how it turns out on Monday.

Hang in there guys!

Anonymous

Isn't it interesting that the article is written by "The Canadian Press".

Who is the Canadian Press? This is a bs article, dismissive in tone, and it's written anonymously and quotes anonymous people who happen to have negative opinions of the event. Could "Canadian Press" not find anyone on staff at the University who approved of the invitation? Or did they, perhaps even a majority, and "Canadian Press" just failed to mention it. It seems to me that "Canadian Press" went out of their way to find some myopic closed minded pseudo-intellectual, who disapproves of the presentation(s).

I suppose though, we who struggle daily to educate others and spread The Truth, should be grateful to the Toronto Sun for even mentioning the event; free publicity and all that.

The corporate media is such an obvious sham; bias assiduously displayed.

SusPat

The official "story" of 911 is - dead!
911 Was "Another" Inside Job!

Remember, when you bash the mainstream press........

don't forget the alternative press.
You will not see any of this information on Alternet, or Common Dreams, or in the Nation mag, or Z mag, or MotherJones, or counterpunch.org, or antiwar.com, or DemocracyNow, or Grit, or any other alternative media site that has a large following.
So, maybe it is unfair to just hit at the msm.
In fact, if the alternative media had done their jobs, with millions of progressives finally getting the information, then the mainstream media finally would have been embarrassed to present 9/11 truth, in some form.
But alternative media decided to censor ALL of 9/11 truth.
It was up to them, and they criminally made decisions to defraud the American public.
Shame on ALL journalists in the US.

Ever wonder why there are architects and engineers for 9/11 truth, Medical professionals for 9/11 truth, Clergy for..............well............so many professions for 9/11 truth, but NO JOURNALISTS FOR 9/11 TRUTH.
Shame on them all.

IMAGINE if we all worked as hard as Gage and Griffin...

IMAGINE if we all worked as hard as Gage and Griffin...

...All Journalists

More to the point on this question - if they tell us that 50% in the US no longer believe the "story" and 33% of Canadians don't believe it (these are quotes from the CBC), then those numbers should extend to not only the media, but our governments, the military etc.

So, the question becomes, why is it that those numbers are not reflected in the media and our governments, in terms of willingness to discuss and question the subject?

The numbers prove to us that there is an active cover-up going on.

SusPat

Real numbers?

"if they tell us that 50% in the US no longer believe the "story" and 33% of Canadians don't believe it"
Are these real numbers? Can they be verified in any way? If so the trend is definitely moving very fast in the direction of "we the Truthers."
It is incredible to think that such a gulf exists between what the media propogate and what the public actually believe. Surely there will come a tipping point in which the whole paradigm collapses not unlike the collapse of Soviet Russia.

Wiki has a decent article on 9/11 polls

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks_opinion_polls#cite_note-5

Seems around half the population at least doubts the official story to some extent or another, in both the US and Canada.

911 and Polls

Yes - the numbers I quoted were correct; they come from the CBC. The numbers were stipulated to, by the CBC, in a piece they did on 911 - "The un-official story of 911".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkYlbpS-vVI

Cheers,

SusPat

Bravo.........the word is seeping out..............

Seems like no matter how much they try to censor the truth, it keeps seeping, slowly but surely all around the edges.

It will be interesting to see if the local media and the university media cover these events.

Please, if anyone ends up having access to the press releases after the events, please post them. It will be interesting to see how they portray it all.

Edited for truth, coherency, and respect for paragraphing

Three Canadian universities will be hosting a speaking tour by prominent debunkers of the official 9/11 conspiracy theory. Americans Richard Gage and David Ray Griffin thoroughly refute the misguided notion that foreign terrorists linked to al-Qaeda could have acted alone in carrying out the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Richard Gage, a career architect, presents evidence which proves the Twin Towers and WTC 7 were destroyed not simply as a result of the two airplanes which impacted the towers, but rather with considerable assistance from explosives within all three buildings. He, and the nearly 1200 credentialed members of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth he represents, are working to spread awareness of the need for the U.S. Congress to launch an independent investigation into the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

David Ray Griffin is an esteemed theologian and prolific author, with ten of his more recent books addressing various aspects of the 9/11 cover-up. His current focus is on discussing the legal and moral depravity of the war in Afghanistan, which was secretly planned prior to 9/11, yet publicly sold as a response to the attacks.

This tour comes right on the heels of a free-speech controversy which was manufactured when U.S. pundit Ann Coulter's appearance at the University of Ottawa was canceled by its own organizers. However, unlike Coulter, neither Gage or Griffin show any inclination towards such chicanery. They will give lectures at the University of Toronto, Carleton University and the University of Quebec in Montreal over the coming days.

Some faculty members at the Montreal university told a city newspaper they are upset the institution is being used for the event, one having claimed it harms the school’s credibility. We are unable to report even their names though, let alone any rational basis for their displeasure, and hence can't rightly recommend giving credence to such complaints.

hee hee

these anonymous "media" persons are such jack asses it is almost too much to believe....
maybe they are secretly on our side.
you really nailed 'em dogcatcher!