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Why We Were Falsely Arrested by: Amy Goodman, Truthdig Wednesday 03 September 2008

http://www.truthout.org/article/why-we-were-falsely-arrested?print

Excerpt:

"Nicole was videotaping. Her tape of her own violent arrest is chilling. Police in riot gear charged her, yelling, "Get down on your face." You hear her voice, clearly and repeatedly announcing "Press! Press! Where are we supposed to go?" She was trapped between parked cars. The camera drops to the pavement amidst Nicole's screams of pain. Her face was smashed into the pavement, and she was bleeding from the nose, with the heavy officer with a boot or knee on her back. Another officer was pulling on her leg. Sharif was thrown up against the wall and kicked in the chest, and he was bleeding from his arm."

Why We Were Falsely Arrested
Wednesday 03 September 2008

by: Amy Goodman, Truthdig

Do you like the taste of boots?

September 3, 2008

Peter B Collins visits with Amy Goodman and her producer Nicole Salazar who tell the story of the violent police over reaction and their respective arrests this past Monday, Labor Day, at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Democracy Now! June 17, 2008 Former Senator Mike Gravel Calls for Independent 9/11 Investigation and Prosecution of President

9/11 Truth edges into mainstream alternative news . . . This is a milestone. --Betsy

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/6/17/former_senator_mike_gravel_calls

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Democracy Now!
June 17, 2008

Former Senator Mike Gravel Calls for Independent 9/11 Investigation and Prosecution of President Bush and Vice President Cheney

The former Democratic senator from Alaska discusses his presidential campaign, his role in the releasing of the Pentagon Papers and his support for NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative Campaign, a grassroots group seeking to place an initiative on the ballot of the November 6th general election allowing registered New York City voters to create a new commission to investigate 9/11. [includes rush transcript]

Guest:

Sen. Mike Gravel, former Democratic senator from Alaska, who served two terms from 1969 to 1981, and a former candidate in the 2008 presidential election.

9/11 Ballot Initiative Campaign

WeAreCHANGE Minnesota Confronts Amy Goodman and Dan Rather on Bilderberg Group

Amy Goodman & Dan Rather confronted about Bilderberg Group

Dan Rather feigns ignorance. However, according to Bilderberg researcher and journalist Daniel Estulin, Rather,
formerly of CBS News, is a member in good standing.

Goodman’s facial expression, when asked about the Bilderbergs, in the video above is priceless,
so much so Minnesota Change decided to freeze-frame it and add the Jeopardy theme song.

Damn liars !

John Pilger Confirms Multiple RFK Shooters on Democracy Now! 6.5.2008

Amy Goodman made note of the 40th anniversary of the assassination of RFK today with a tribute that included a useful history of the life and times of RFK, but Goodman also parroted the establishment line that Sirhan Sirhan killed RFK. Following this statement, Goodman played a segment of an interview with Sirhan's brother, Munir. During the segment, Munir notes that Sirhan has no memory of what happened that night at the Ambassador Hotel, and never has been able to remember what happened that night. Goodman then talked to John Pilger on the telephone, and Pilger made the stunning admission that not only was he there that night 40 years ago, he heard multiple shots, says that the shots kept coming even after Sirhan had been wrestled to the ground, and he told this to the FBI. Something tells me that Pilger would strongly agree with the recently released acoustic evidence;

JOHN PILGER: ... Sirhan leapt up on a serving area, pointed a gun at him and fired. He was wrestled. Kennedy fell. He was wrestled to the ground, and then there were other shots.

There’s no question that there was another gunman, because one of the people who was hit, just grazed, was standing next to me, and that happened when Sirhan Sirhan had been wrestled to the ground. So that’s the interesting thing. There was another assassin or another several assassins. And then it was bedlam. And as you know, Kennedy died about twenty-four hours later.

AMY GOODMAN: John Pilger, what about Robert Kennedy’s views of Vietnam? Also, of course, your view is not the standard one, that there were other assassins.

I'm not even going to attempt to offer an explanation for Goodman's behavior here... there are no words...

Amy Goodman: "We need a complete investigation into what actually took place"

A few weeks ago we visited Amy Goodman at her no-Q & A book signing in San Francisco. She tried the "sorry, I've gotta run" thing but we weren't having it. When Joe asked her what was it about building 7 that deserved more investigation, she said "everything" and then "We need a complete investigation into what actually took place". When I asked her if she'd be willing to talk to someone from Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, she said she'd "like to find out more". Will she devote any of her considerable resources to pushing for a complete investigation or finding out more? Video by Joe.

The Eleventh Day of Every Month

WWW.911TRUTHLA.COM - My challenge to Amy Goodman! She Agrees to Watch "The Reflecting Pool"

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(1) UCLA/LA Times & Amy Goodman updates; (2) Jennifer/Victor video. Lionel/Cole? Other videos of my question/Amy's response?

THANK YOU NOTE TO SATURDAY'S TRUTH ACTIVISTS

For those who do not already know, many of us were prevented from asking any 9/11 related questions during the Goodman panel discussions at the Festival of Books and -- less directly -- at Amy Goodman's evening talk at Immanuel Presbyterian in Los Angeles.

Amy Goodman, "Democracy Now!", Dr. William F. Pepper and the NYC ballot initiative.

At the end of Ms. Goodman's recent appearance at Modern Times Bookstore in San Francisco a group of us approached her to get her on the record regarding the need for a new investigation. After waiting patiently for her to finish signing everyone's book, cosmos asked her directly if she thought we needed a new investigation (yes, there is video) and she replied that she thought everything about 9/11 needs to be investigated (cosmos had led with a question about WTC 7).

I asked her if she was familiar with Dr. William Pepper and his new book, she lit up and said she was very interested in his book. I suggested to her that she have him on the show and that she also endorse the NYC 9/11 ballot initiative. She then hurried away with one of her handlers without further comment.

I think one thing we could do, as part of a formal Week of Truth or just informally and beginning immediately, would be to contact Ms. Goodman and Democracy Now! and ask her to have Dr. William Pepper on her show to talk about his book and the NYC ballot initiative.

Willie Nelson, Democracy Now!, and 47 seconds of 9/11 Skepticism!

Ya gotta start somewhere... thanks, Willie! This very brief segment from a much longer interview at Democracy Now!, February 21, 2008.
http://www.democracynow.org/2008/2/21/musical_legend_willie_nelson_on_farm

(BTW, the 440 MB torrent for the entire episode is absolutely screaming right now;
http://ewheel.democracynow.org/dn2008-0221.mp4.torrent )

How Karl Rove and Torture Influenced The 9/11 Report

How Karl Rove and Torture Influenced the 9/11 Report
By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
Posted on February 11, 2008, Printed on February 11, 2008
http://www.alternet.org/story/76572/

The following is a two-part transcript on the 9/11 Commission Report recently conducted by Democracy Now!. The first explores the role that Karl Rove may have played in influencing the report's findings, and the second looks at how information gained through torture form a major part of of the 9/11 Commission Report.

Former 9/11 Commission Chief Philip Zelikow on Allegations He Secretly Allowed Karl Rove & White House to Influence 9/11 Probe

Philip Shenon, author of The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation, recently suggested on Democracy Now! that Philip Zelikow, the executive director of the 9/11 Commission, sought to minimize the Bush administration's responsibility for failing to prevent the September 11th attacks. Shenon also revealed that Karl Rove repeatedly called Zelikow during the probe. In the following interview, Zelikow responds in his first broadcast interview since the publication of Shenon’s book.

An Open Letter to Amy Goodman

Dear Amy,

It's been a while since I've written, and I see that you have done a few segments that draw attention to some of the problems that swirl around 9/11. You had a "debate" between the "Loose Change" crew and "Popular Mechanics", you brodcast Sen. Leahy's statement; "...why did 9/11 happen on George Bush’s watch when he had clear warnings that it was going to happen? Why did they allow it to happen?", you confirmed via journalist Marc Perelman that indeed, two of the cheering "movers" spotted on the Jersey shore on 9/11 were MOSSAD agents, and this past week you had Philip Shenon on the show regarding his new book, you helped circulate the news that the CIA tortured the main 9/11 suspects upon which the 9/11 Commission built its foundation, and today (2/7) you somewhat aggresively interviewed Philip Zelikow.

So it does seem like Democracy Now! is finally snapping out of a kind of trance. It does seem like there is a willingness to challenge the official 9/11 narrative. Perhaps it's time to make amends with a 9/11 skeptic who has done plenty of work deconstructing the 9/11 Commission, David Ray Griffin. You had him on your show on May 26, 2004, and you said to him;

"Can you name an expert you have relied on, for example on the issue of the world trade center towers going down, expert in structural engineering who has said it is impossible for the explanation to be the planes hit, and the fires caused the towers to go down?...

...Name just one. Name just one structural engineering expert who said it is not feasible that the planes caused the towers to go down."

Well, there are at least 3 structural engineers now questioning the way that the towers came down, and a whole bunch of other engineers and architects over at Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

It's time for the "debate" format to hit the skids, Amy. It's time to let 9/11 skeptics air their grievances on your program without an establishment shill shouting them down or insulting them, when it's clear that an earnest and balanced debate is not likely to happen on a live-broadcast news digest anyhow. (By the way, Griffin beat the tar out of the Popular Mechanics book last year, I highly recommend his book, "Debunking 9/11 Debunking".)

Democracy Now! Interviews Phillip Shenon, Tuesday, Feb 5, 2008

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviews Phillip Shenan for approximately 30 minutes during its tuesday broadcast. Although I have not read his book, "The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation", I have to applaud his mention of several important conflicts of interest to do with Phillip Zelikow, (well known to the 9/11 Truth Movement at large as revealed by David Ray Griffin in his criticisms of the commission), especially his extensive relationship with Condoleeza Rice-- National Security Council staff colleagues, coauthoring of a book, and comembers of the National Security Council transition team.