Michael Keefer, Professor of English at the University of Guelph
His presentation, "Critical Thinking on 9/11 and the War on Terror", addressed an audience at the University of Waterloo. There were several important topics covered such as mitigated skepticism, scientific method, witch hunts and torture, hermeneutics, the hierarchy of evidence and the flawed arguments of defenders of the official narrative of the events of 9/11.
Transcript/Summary of the Presentation:
Setting the Stage for Historic Hearings in Toronto
Written by Mike Bondi, PEng - AE911Truth.org
“The media will have to examine this,” says Adnan Zuberi. “They can’t just dismiss it.”
To capitalize on the strategic importance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the International Center for 9/11 Studies ( http://www.ic911studies.org/ ) is sponsoring a four-day set of hearings, September 8-11, at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. Officially called “The International Hearings on the Events of September 11, 2001”, this historic gathering of panelists, expert witnesses, and numerous key figures in the 9/11 truth movement is being more commonly referred to as the “Toronto Hearings" ( http://torontohearings.org/ ). Focusing primarily on the scientific forensic and other evidence and eyewitness testimony, with emphasis on the destruction of the three World Trade Center high-rises, the Hearings will identify some of the best evidence regarding the events of 9/11, thus encouraging and enabling national and/or international legal agencies to pursue formal investigations.
Part 1 - Antisemitism and Cranks
Part 2- Conspiracy Theories & Controlled Demolition
Pt 3. 9/11 Demonized Muslims, Kay's Challenge
Should George W. Bush Be Arrested in Calgary Alberta
To Be Tried For International Crimes?
Anthony J. Hall
Professor of Globalization Studies
University of Lethbridge
(For presentation as the annual distinguished lecture sponsored by the Sociology Department of the University of Winnipeg, 6 March, 2009)
George W. Bush and Omar al-Bashir
Serious allegations of criminality are swirling around ex-US President George W. Bush and current Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. In late February of 2009 it was reported that the Hague-based International Criminal Court was preparing to issue a warrant for al-Bashir alleging his culpability for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. As the documents were being prepared against Sudan’s head of state, ex-President Bush was preparing to initiate a series of high-paying speaking engagements beginning in Calgary Alberta on March 17. Bush’s visit to Alberta’s oil capital tests the consistency and authenticity of the Canadian government’s “unequivocal” position that “Canada is not and will not become a safe haven for persons involved in war crimes, crimes against humanity or other reprehensible acts.”1
See parts 2 - 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJDyQqB0EE0&feature=related
Michael Keefer, Professor of English at the University of Guelph and former president of the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, presented Canada's "War on Terror" at the University of Toronto on November 14, 2008. Keefer breaks down the foundations of the "War on Terror" by critically analyzing contemporary investigative journalism, 9/11, election fraud, Canada's role in Afghanistan, the Toronto 18 frameup, and the loss of civil liberties.
Along with Professor Paul Zarembka, Keefer's moving speech led to the formation of a new chapter at the University of Toronto. Special thanks to Dr. Richard B. Lee, Adam Parrott and Adnan Zuberi for organizing the conference. Prof. Zarembka's talk will be posted soon.
Professors Anthony Hall, Michael Keefer, Graeme MacQueen and John McMurtry - "9/11 and the Global Community"
THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF 9-11-2001
Professor PAUL ZAREMBKA (USA), Professor of Economics, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY. Editor of "THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF 9-11-2001",
General Editor for RESEARCH IN POLITICAL ECONOMY, and FRONTIERS IN ECONOMETRICS.
CANADA's "WAR ON TERROR"
Professor MICHAEL KEEFER (CANADA), Professor of English, University of Guelph, Graduate Royal Military College of Canada, Former President, Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English. Widely published on "War on Terror", "Toronto 18", 9/11, and philosophy.
Friday November 14, 2008, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Sidney Smith Hall, University of Toronto
100 St. George St.,Toronto, at Huron, one block west of St. George Street, 2 blocks east of Spadina
The original podcast from the Canadian TVO is no longer streaming, so here is a re-post at video.google;
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.
A couple of Canadians to round out my Vancouver coverage.
Connie Fogal, leader of the Canadian Action Party;
"NAFTA is the first step to a New World Order"
Prof. Michael Keefer discusses the "Toronto 17";
(You'll have to turn up the audio for this one, sorry!)
Related blog entry: The Canadian Terror Plot.
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. :)
296 Brunswick Ave. Toronto ON
MANUFACTURING TERROR: 9/11 and the Toronto 17
Friday, Mar 30, 9:30 PM
Loose Change Viewing
Saturday, Mar 31, 4:30 PM
MANUFACTURING TERROR: 9/11 and the Toronto 17
Saturday, Mar 31, 7:00 PM
Notice that on Saturday, Loose Change is followed by the Manufacturing Terror talk, so that is the day to go if you wanna see both. See ya there!
by Michael Keefer - 11-17-2006
The first thing to say by way of preliminaries—and I’d better get it in quickly before someone suggests that I’ve turned up late or over-weight for a pre-match weighing-in—is that I’m not overjoyed with the pugilistic metaphor of my title.
But some sort of response to the volley of attacks on 9/11 researchers and activists with which the Counterpunch website marked the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 seems called for.
Counterpunch co-editor Alexander Cockburn set the tone of these pieces with an article describing theologian and ethicist David Ray Griffin, the author of The New Pearl Harbor (2004) and of The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions (2005), as a “high priest” of the “conspiracy nuts”—whom Cockburn denounces as cultists who “disdain all answers but their own,” who “seize on coincidences and force them into sequences they deem to be logical and significant,” and who “pounce on imagined clues in documents and photos, [….] contemptuously brush[ing] aside” evidence that contradicts their own “whimsical” treatment of “eyewitness testimony and forensic evidence.”
It’s a characteristically forceful performance, if at times slipshod. (One small sign of carelessness may be the manner in which Cockburn slides from calling 9/11 skeptics a “coven” to comparing them, a few sentences later, to “mad Inquisitors […] torturing the data—as the old joke goes about economists—until the data confess.” Readers brought up to think that the victims and perpetrators of witch-crazes have not customarily been the same people may find this unintentionally amusing.)
Link found at: DemocraticUnderground.com