Part 1 - Antisemitism and Cranks
Part 2- Conspiracy Theories & Controlled Demolition
Pt 3. 9/11 Demonized Muslims, Kay's Challenge
A blog posting from a recent interview by 9/11 truth activist Doug Brinkman featuring "Among The Truthers" author Jonathan Kay is almost complete.The working draft can be viewed from the blog:
* Your participation with comments to this working draft are both welcomed and encouraged!
-Petition for a Public Canadian 9/11 Investigation- Main Web Site: Ottawa Truth Seekers- http://ottawatruthseekers.ca/?page_id=18
-The Petition For a public Canadian 9/11 investigation - Edmonton Participates- http://www.civilinformationactivism.org/
Canadian Public Broadcasting TV Station TVO Interviews Gage, Zwicker, Zarembka with Hit Piece Author Kay
|Gage's feed is lost 20 minutes in|
Canadian Public Broadcasting TV Station TVO Interviewed AE911Truth's Richard Gage, AIA, Barrie Zwicker (Towers of Deception), Author Paul Zarembka on the program "The Agenda" with Steve Paikin.
| The Agenda with Steve Paikin
The National Post's Jonathan Kay, author of the hit piece "Among the Truthers," is interviewed alone for the first 15 minutes, then the debate begins. The satellite link connection with Gage in San Francisco is lost half way through the guest interviews.
Please post comments at http://www.tvo.org/cfmx/tvoorg/theagenda/index.cfm?page_id=3&action=blog&subaction=viewpost&post_id=15489&blog_id=323. You can access this link from the page containing Gage's interview video by clicking on the right where it says "Read blog post". Right now most of the comments have nothing to do with 9/11, and of those that do, few present much of the evidence.
This article by Byron Belitsos is now available in the May Issue of the Connection Magazine, Santa Cruz, CA. Thank you Byron for your thoughtful article, and thanks to the Connection Magazine for covering our event in your May issue.
Face the Shadow First:
Seeking the Hidden Dimensions of American and Global Politics
Probe Beneath the Surface of the Obama Era at the “Understanding Deep Politics” Conference
in Santa Cruz, May 14-16
By Byron Belitsos
Some say it began with the invasion of Iraq. Others, with the inauguration of George W. Bush for his second term. Many point to the day of 9/11. But those in the know—including ten distinguished speakers headlining the “Understanding Deep Politics” Conference in Santa Cruz this May 14-16—trace the era of deep politics further back: some to JFK’s assassination; others, to the aftermath of World War II. And a few speakers in Santa Cruz will stretch us back to Hitler, Lenin, Weishaupt, or Machiavelli, from there to ancient secret societies, and even back to the dawn of human governance itself—in the belief that conscious political deception is an inescapable feature of human nature. But all agree on the general definition of deep politics: It refers to government in which two dimensions of action always coexist: overt and covert, or benign and utterly ruthless.
Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-up of 9/11
May 3rd, 2010 12:01 AM
Book by Barrie Zwicker
A dozen carefully researched books have exposed the official story of 9/11 to be a terror fraud. Yet the mainstream media have monolithically failed to ask elementary questions about anomalies in this story. So-called alternative media have been little better. Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-up of 9/11 explains why and prescribes actions to break out the truth.
[Submitted to 911Blogger via email - LW]
Report from Boston
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.
This is a good opportunity to unite with a peace movement to get to the root of the so-called War On Terror, finally covering the false flag operation used to justify such dark measures as empire building. Thanks to Lenny for organizing the 9/11 part, and working to break through the barriers between truth and justice to unite for peace.
NEW ENGLAND ANTIWAR CONFERENCE
Saturday, January 30, 10:30 am-6 pm
MIT Bldg. 34-101, 50 Vassar Street
Registration: $15 general; $10 students & unemployed; Scholarships available. Lunches (box lunch or pizza) can be ordered in advance when you register on the website.
Advance registration is helpful but not required. Registration period at conference, including payment of registration fee, starts at 9:30 AM.
Panel 1: The Drive Towards Empire and Endless War (10:30 AM to Noon)
* Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report & Black is Back
* Saadia Toor, Action for a Progressive Pakistan
* Bruce Gagnon, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space
* Michael Schwartz, author of War Without End: The Iraq War in Context
Presented by the University of Waterloo 9/11 Research Group
Hagey Hall Humanities Theatre
May 31st, 2009
"As an international movement questioning the official story of 9/11 continues to grow, these Canadians are at the forefront." By R.D. Loyd
The subject of what really happened on 9/11 remains taboo in the mainstream media, particularly in the United States. 9/11 is too tragic an event; it is too close to home, an agonizing wound that still, literally, lies exposed in the center of lower Manhattan.
To question the Bush administration’s explanation of 9/11 in America, regardless of any glaring anomalies in the official story, is tantamount to heresy or treason in the established media arenas. For a long time now, anyone who publicly questions the official 9/11 investigation is more than likely labeled a conspiracy theorist, a lunatic, and a nut case. Yet slowly, over time, we are beginning to hear the voices of a few journalists on the American airwaves asking questions about the events of September 11, 2001.
Due to a date error on the Corbett Report video posted yesterday, the blog entry has been removed. Corbett is re-editing the video to correct the error which placed some comments by Chomsky prior to the publication of "Fourteen Points of Agreement with Official Government Reports on the World Trade Center Destruction", by 10 days.
Until Corbett reposts, here is a piece produced by Snowshoe Films:
"THE SHAME OF NOAM CHOMSKY & LEFT GATEKEEPERS": featuring Barrie Zwicker;
Rethinking 9/11 - June 29 & 30
Walkerton ON - Jubilee Hall
The events of September 11, 2001 have changed the course of history, launching and sustaining the Global War on Terror.
Iraq and Afghanistan wars of aggression have caused the deaths of over one million civilians and thousands of soldiers, caused millions to flee their homes and cost hundreds of billions of dollars.
These events have from the beginning been shrouded in controversy and a growing movement of people around the world have been bravely calling for a serious and thorough investigation.
WERE WE DECEIVED? COMPLACENT? APATHETIC? . . .COMPLICIT?
Please join us at Walkerton's Jubilee Hall on June 29th and 30th as peace loving and truth seeking academics critically examine the events of 9/11.
(The new issue of Global Outlook magazine is now available. Please see below for details. - rep.)
Purchase magazine here;
NEWS RELEASE: The long awaited Volume 1 of the “Greatest Crime of All Time” series from Global Outlook is finally here! Volume 2, which was published first, in November of 2006, won wide acclaim from such 9/11 researchers as David Ray Griffin: “This should really be considered one of the major 9/11 publications, to be mentioned alongside the leading books.”
Now Global Outlook has published its next ground-breaking new book: “9/11: Solving the Greatest Crime of All Time – The Best of Global Outlook, Vol. 1." It is the result of six years of collective efforts to expose the truth and lies about 9/11. In it, Global Outlook has pulled together all the best articles from the back issues (#1 through #10) of Global Outlook and complied them in this 352-page book which documents the march of 9/11 activists toward the revelation that 9/11 was an INSIDE JOB.
“Assembling all the best articles from 80 different contributors, over a four year period [2002 to 2005], in one dynamic compendium focusing on the 9/11 Truth movement, is unprecedented,” says editor, Ian Woods. “This book will open more than a few eyes, that’s for sure!”
Contributing editors include author Barrie Zwicker and 9/11 researcher Terry Burrows. This is not only a collector’s item, and a key reference manual for all 9/11 Truthers – new and seasoned, but it is also a new tool that can easily bring fence-sitters into the movement. Reasonably priced, in full color, and in large 8 X 10 inch format, “9/11: Solving the Greatest Crime of All Time” is going to be a sensational best-seller.
On Wednesday, February 13th, Barrie Zwicker was invited to be a guest on the publicly funded TV Ontario television program, "The+Agenda+with+Steve+Paikin". The episode was originally billed as "Paranoid Political Imagination - Understanding conspiracy theories: Why do some people see things that most don't", this was on Monday the 11th.
The "agenda" seems to have been to have Zwicker on the show, showcase him as a paranoid "Conspiracy Theorist" and then have a panel follow up and explain why he was a paranoiac. However, Zwicker was so damn good in the opening segment with Paikin, that the episode was re-named, "Barrie Zwicker - Conspiracy Anyone?", and split into two distinct segments, the first with Zwicker, called "The Interview - Fact or fiction? Writer Barrie Zwicker on the real story behind 9/11", and the second segment a rather typical establishment rationalization of "Conspiracy Theories" called "The Debate: Conspiracy Anyone? - Why do some people see things that most don't? The rising popularity and seductive logic of conspiratorial thinking", which you can view as a streaming episode or podcast D/L at the show's website:
The second segment uses the film Zeitgeist as a launching point for a mundane round of excuse making for official lies.
The show's blog entry features some lively discussion, might as well chip in;
Paging Laurie Manwell, your expertise is required for a rebuttal to the TVO "panel"...
Michael Parenti in answering Barrie Zwicker's well put question to him, states that he supports a real investigation into 9/11.
Toronto Showing of 9/11 Mysteries and Guest Discussions with Barrie Zwicker, Graeme MacQueen, and Michael Keefer
Globaloutlook.ca, 911inquiry.org, and Toronto911truth.ca showed "911 Mysteries" at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto Thursday June 14th at 7:00pm. Speakers included Barrie Zwicker, Graeme MacQueen and Michael Keefer, with a turnout of about 165 people. Great discussions with these fantastic speakers and other 9/11 activists after the event at Laila's across the street. Thank you and kudos to the organizers for all of their hard work, especially Mike Cogan. Here's a picture of Barrie and me. :)
The prima facie case remains unrefuted.
“If raising disturbing questions about the official account would be seen as both unpatriotic and sacrilegious, it is not surprising that, as both Rena Golden and Dan Rather admit, the mainline press in America has not raised these questions. It is also not surprising that right-wing and even middle-of-the-road commentators on political affairs have not raised serious questions about the official account. It is not even surprising that some of them – including Jean Bethke Elshtain, a professor of social and political ethics –have declared that the accusation of official complicity is beyond the pale of reasonable debate, so that any arguments on its behalf can simply be ignored. Elshtain, calling the suggestion that American officials, including the President, were complicit in the attacks “preposterous”, adds: “This sort of inflammatory madness exists outside the boundary of political debate” and therefore does not even “deserve a hearing”. From this perspective, it is not necessary to examine the evidence put forward by critics of the official account, even though some of these critics are fellow intellectuals teaching in neighboring universities – such as two well-respected Canadian academics, economist Michel Chossudovsky and social philosopher John McMurtry [see below for relevant links]. Although Elshtain points out that “if we get our description of events wrong, our analyses and our ethics will be wrong too”, she evidently thinks it unnecessary to consider the possibility that the official description about the events of 9/11 might be wrong. Although this attitude is unfortunate, especially when it is expressed within the intellectual community, it is not surprising. What is surprising, however, is that America’s leftist critics of US policy, who are seldom worried about being called unpatriotic or sacrilegious, have for the most part not explored, at least in public discourse, the possibility of official complicity.”
“If a significant portion of the evidence summarized here holds up, the conclusion that the attacks of 9/11 succeeded because of official complicity would become virtually inescapable.”
The 2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards results have been announced. There were 2,690 entries from 50 US states, eight Canadian provinces and 17 overseas countries, in 65 categories. “Current Events” is category 34.
34. Current Events
Gold: Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-Up of 9/11, by Barrie Zwicker (New Society Publishers)
Silver: Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class, by Thom Hartmann (Berrett-Koehler Publishers)
It's all Barrie Zwicker's fault. He was the first media professional on the planet to start poking holes in the Bush administration's "Official Conspiracy Theory", on cable TV. He's Canadian, so, it must be his fault!
From Toronto to Vancouver, Canadians are wondering just what the hell went down on 9/11, and Zwicker is egging them on. This past week saw Zwicker roll into Winnipeg with architect Richard Gage and launched a three-day whirlwind of public presentations and appearances on Winnipeg's local cable television, with a big supporting role from Winnipeg's www.stoplying.ca ;
Zwicker and Stop Lyings's Dr. Joe Hawkins on CITY TV;
Zwicker on SHAW cable;
It's funny... these TV anchors are so... different compared to say, Hannity+&+Colmes, for instance.
sorry for the delay folks...still recovering
here is Barrie Zwicker on another local TV station for almost 20 minutes. it's currently airing every 90 minutes until Monday
....more event goodies to come.....
All three advertised public 9/11 Truth events in Winnipeg were filled to capacity on May 29 & 30. Richard Gage, AIA, Architect, took a crowd of over 200 through a Power Point presentation of solid evidence that the collapses of WTC 1, 2 & 7 could only have been the result of controlled demolition. Media critic, author, and documentary producer Barrie Zwicker presented the case that the media have been negligent in reporting about the 9/11 Truth movement. Questions from the audience found answers from both speakers. Even campus police were in attendance, listening.
Next we rushed back downtown to the historic Hotel Fort Garry, where Mr. Gage would present again to an audience of 300 at the magnificent Provencher Ballroom. The audience included several architect and a smattering of engineers, as well as some police, firefighters, and various professionals. At the end of Mr. Gage's presentation he polled the audience to see who now believed in the controlled demolition theory; nearly everyone raised a hand. Upon all chairs at this and each event we laid manila envelopes containing a copy of the 9/11 Mysteries DVD plus the "11 Remarkable Facts About 9/11" flashcard, and a collection of print articles, including (former) Winnipeg Sun editor John Gleeson's well-known recent column, "Scholars debate 9/11 findings." The Hotel Fort Garry Audience also received a data CD containing the recently released WTC blueprints.
Winnipeg Sun on 9/11 Truth event: Columnist calls it "paranoid nonsense"; letters to editor all pro-Truth
The Winnipeg Sun's columnist Stephen Ripley was not impressed by Barrie Zwicker's presentation on Wednesday. Ripley employed typical smear tactics:
"This isn't the place to challenge Zwicker's theories about the events of Sept. 11. If you want to believe George W. Bush and the U.S. government were complicit in the mass murder of some 3,000 people, that's your right. You can also believe the CIA killed John F. Kennedy, the moon landing was faked and Sanjaya was the real winner of American Idol while you're at it.
But the charges levelled at the media by Zwicker and his fellow panelists deserve closer attention. Despite the applause they received from the audience -- roughly 90% of whom indicated they believe the U.S. government was involved in 9/11 -- they failed to make their case. Heck, they barely even tried."
We can knock one media outlet off the hit list....... thank you CITY TV
Local Mirror: http://www.911podcasts.com/display.php?vid=219
It was about a month ago when I saw Richard Gage's online video. After looking into his credentials, I said to myself "he's the ticket". The whole plan came to me in an instant. If we could get Richard Gage in town to speak to a group of his peers, we could then take those awoken architects and engineers to the first responders. The architects build the buildings the firefighters fight fires in...the firefighters would have a hard time arguing the simple physics with a bunch of architects and engineers.
Dr Hawkins came over and wanted to do even more 9/11 activism when I showed him Mr Gage's video and I said "we need to get this guy here to speak to his peers and some firefighters"....his response was, "ok, lets do it". Neither of us like to sit back and watch the world go by, so he was on the horn right away to get Gage up to the great white north. Believing in nothing on a small scale, the plan escalated to bringing in Barrie Zwicker and inviting all the local journalists to a round table discussion on the media silence. Bam! Dr. Joe hooks up Barrie Zwicker to come in and host the discussion. Hey, since all the teachers at the university got a dvd or 2, let’s get both Zwicker and Gage to speak at the university. More phone calls and the university was booked.
Richard Gage, Barrie Zwicker, and Dr. Joe Hawkins are going to rock Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada next week.
More details at StopLying.ca
"The American empire is imploding and going down, it is already visible before our eyes. The ideological and the political currency and cachet of this government... it's disgraced around the world. The American government is hated more than at any time in my lifetime, so we really have an empire that's in a slow-motion decline and it will decline. My two worries are... they are going to do a lot of bloodshed, a lot of wreckage before it goes down, and that what stands to replace them is the Chinese empire, and the Chinese empire is a lot more experienced than the American empire, which would be rather parvenue by Chinese standards. "
- Prof. John McMurtry.
I've blogged a couple of times now about a forthcoming documentary from the Australian production company, Upstream Media, called Shadowplay. I'm happy to report that Shadowplay is finally coming to fruition due to the dedicated work of Upstream's Gillian Norman. Her long-distance co-producer is Ian Woods of Global Outlook.
Thanks in part to donations from visitors of 911blogger, Shadowplay is emerging as a strong piece with a serious focus on 9/11 and the decline of the American empire.
One of the most 'controversial' chapters to appear in any 9/11 book, was written by Barrie Zwicker in his 'Towers of Deception'. This 'controversial' but true, accurate and highly education chapter has found its way onto the internet, and has been reproduced as far as I can see word for word and illustration for illustration. So if you would like to analyze the methods of propaganda, and dissect through the obfuscation here are the links:
Here are two reviews of the book from Amazon.com, which particularly mention this specific chapter as forming the basis of opinion concerning the book, and the review written about it:
The first reader gives the book 2 Starts out of 5 (2/5):
I gave the book two stars mainly because Zwicker's treatment of Noam Chomsky, with its continual oscillation between fawning adulation and vituperative disgust, is worth a read.
The second reder gives the book 5 Starts out of 5 (5/5):
California architect to deliver presentation on World Trade Center collapses
Local architects, engineers, police, firefighters and paramedics to attend events at University of Manitoba & Fort Garry Hotel
10 May 2007
Richard Gage, AIA, Architect, a Berkeley, California-based designer of fireproofed steel-framed buildings, will be in Winnipeg on Tuesday, May 29 to deliver a pair of lectures explaining the controversial 2001 collapses of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers and the 47-storey WTC 7.
I recently dug up an episode of one of my favoutrite Canadian alternative radio shows, Elephant Talk, which is broadcast from CHLY 101.7 in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
Progressive Canadian journalist Barrie Zwicker was the guest, discussing his new book Towers of Deception, The Media Cover-Up of 9/11.
One of the hosts of the show, James Booker, asked the award-winning journalist and university professor about something that had been on my mind for months, ever since I read Noam Chomsky’s uncharacteristicly emotional and logically stunted arguments against the hypothesis that 9/11 was a covert operation perpetrated by criminal elements of the US government.
Visit indoctriNATION to listen to Barrie Zwicker on Elephant Talk
The following is a transcription of part of their conversation (from 14:56 to 21:27):