Richard Gage AIA and AE911Truth Chief Operating Officer Kelly David discuss the next steps towards 9/11 justice that will happen in the new year, including plans to sue NIST for withholding information from FOIA requests. As well, they discuss how supporters can help AE911Truth in this important and historic effort.
Erik Larson is a 9/11 researcher and activist. In his view, the 9/11 Commission's failure to credibly account for how and why 9/11 happened, and the general acceptance or apathy of the media and the public toward the official story, represent national security and constitutional crises, and corruption in American society itself. Concerned for the US republic and the well-being of present and future generations around the world, Erik, among other things, has made well over 8000 9/11 Commission and other 9/11-related documents publicly available through two file sharing websites on the web. It's primarily this work that we have Erik on to talk about today.
I need to hire someone with a license to practice law in NYC to help us obtain some data. I already asked the people I know, and got ignored by the referrals I contacted. It's a simple job, the data I want was previously released, but was not made completely public.
Please contact me @ http://911blogger.com/users/jkeogh/contact if you know a lawyer who might be able to help.
"Following the pattern set by the National Security Agency (NSA), the Justice Department last week refused to disclose how, when, and how often the federal government uses GPS to track vehicles.
As a result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) petition filed last July, on January 16 the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) received two internal Justice Department memos setting out the department’s policies regarding tracking of citizens using GPS technology.
At least that’s what the documents purported to reveal. In reality, the pair of memos sent to the ACLU by the DOJ were largely blacked out, leaving all but the barest of background information completely redacted.
As is customary among the participants in the government project to place every American under constant surveillance and make every citizen a suspect, Justice Department attorneys argue that the information requested by the ACLU in the FOIA petition could be used to help criminals escape capture by law enforcement.
The ACLU isn’t convinced, however.
The CIA has released nearly 800 pages of newly declassified documents on Al Qaeda and the September 11 attacks.
The documents were released in response to an INTELWIRE Freedom of Information Act request for material referenced by the 9/11 Commission. Numerous documents were withheld, and those that were released have been heavily redacted. Despite this, it is highly unusual to receive any material from the CIA in response to a FOIA request, and they provide a fascinating look at the state of the agency's understanding of Al Qaeda over the years.
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|AE911Truth Blueprint Newsletter | Vol. XXXII | November 2011|
By David Kravets, from Wired, November 3, 2011
Bowing to political pressure, the Justice Department abruptly dropped proposed revisions to Freedom of Information Act rules Thursday that would have authorized the government to inform the public that requested records do not exist even if they do.
The proposal would have granted the government a new option to state that documents relevant to a FOIA request did not exist. According to the Justice Department’s proposal, if the government believes records should be withheld, the government agency to which the request was made “will respond to the request as if the excluded records did not exist.”
Under normal practice, which seems Orwellian enough, the government may assert that it can neither confirm nor deny that relevant records exist if the matter involves national security.
Civil rights groups, and a host of lawmakers from both sides of the spectrum, had blasted the Justice Department’s original proposal.
Thursday, September 8th, 2011
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ten years after al Qaeda's attack on the United States, the vast majority of the 9/11 Commission's investigative records remain sealed at the National Archives in Washington, even though the commission had directed the archives to make most of the material public in 2009, Reuters has learned.
The National Archives' failure to release the material presents a hurdle for historians and others seeking to plumb one of the most dramatic events in modern American history.
The 575 cubic feet of records were in large part the basis for the commission's public report, issued July 22, 2004. The commission, formally known as the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, was established by Congress in late 2002 to investigate the events leading up to the 9/11 attacks, the pre-attack effectiveness of intelligence agencies and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the government's emergency response.
By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, August 22nd, 2011
During the Bush-era, a great many Americans were swept up in the spying dragnet laid after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 by federal officials hoping to prevent another major terrorist attack -- people like pacifist Christians, liberal activists, families with members overseas and even street-level falafel sellers.
Now Americans can add another group to the list of those who were viewed as a potential threat: the staff of Antiwar.com.
Your support is needed for our appeal of a recent ruling by the U.S. District Court of Nevada which erroneously blocked access to responsive records from the FBI regarding the Pentagon attack and the cockpit voice recording from United Airlines flight 93. An attorney specializing in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is representing the plaintiff in this case at a reduced public interest rate. Funds will be applied to appeal court filing fees, the creation of required appeal briefs, and attorney travel expenses to the hearing to provide in-person oral arguments before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California in this matter.
Unfortunately, the legal services being provided cannot continue beyond what can be paid for. Please donate today so that this extensive effort to obtain long awaited 9/11 information can be completed.
After spending months obtaining and sorting the huge dataset from the ic911-FOIA
here follows the first post in a series focusing on the demolition of the North Tower .
Before you watch the images, I suggest you watch one of the best 9-11 videos made,
David S Chandlers 'North Tower Exploding' :
The crime of the century has gone overlooked for 10 years. It should be an insult to one’s intelligence that a national emergency occurred on 9/11, the date the same as the national number for emergency, 911. The branding of the September 11, 2001 attacks as “Nine-Eleven” alone should be suspicious enough, nevermind the fact that they were used for political gain by both Republican and Democrat administrations. 9/11 has been the catalyst for kicking the American Police State into high gear as well as the justification for offensive foreign policies, but perhaps even those aren’t enough reasons to convince some people that the subject needs further examination.
9/11 Helicopter Footage Hits WorldWide Media Headlines While Incriminating 9/11 FOIA Videos are Ignored
Recently acquired FOIA helicopter footage from 9/11 hit major media headlines.
The new video, some of it seen before (@ 4:00 min), is low-mid quality and mostly missing the very important aspects of the WTC Towers destruction; especially the onset of their destruction. It does however give good perspective to the dust cloud that covered thousands of people in Manhattan.
Over the last 9 years there have been many Freedom Of Information Act Requests filed pertaining to the events on 9/11/01. Very little of the information that has been acquired has had any major media attention if any at all.
HELP THIS STORY BREAK INTO THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA!
Thanks to James Gourley at the International Center for 9/11 Studies, the only individual to successfully sue NIST over a FOIA request for the entirety of the footage that’s been covered up for the past 10 years, we now have overwhelming evidence that disproves the official story of nine-eleven. Of the 5 terrabytes of data released, maybe 35% has been analyzed and posted on YouTube for the world to see. Even Gourley’s organization itself has not had the time to examine and post all of the new evidence and so other 9/11 researchers have taken up the task of downloading the raw data from the “NIST Cumulus Database” and posting the converted videos to YouTube and elsewhere all over the internet. We here at WeAreChangeNewJersey.COM will continue to post this new evidence until it is fully released.
Here are some of the best channels to get started investigating the new evidence: