Scholars for 9/11 Truth
Laurie Manwell on Dr. Katherine Albrecht's show "Uncovering the Truth" on We The People Radio Network
Laurie Manwell's latest Interview on Dr. Katherine Albrecht's show "Uncovering the Truth" on
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A REMASTERED VERSION OF THE CONTROVERSIAL FILM 'ZEITGEIST' WILL PREMIERE AT THE
"4TH ANNUAL ARTIVISTS FILM FESTIVAL" ON NOVEMBER 10TH IN LOS ANGELES.
A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH THE CREATOR, ALONG WITH VARIOUS SCHOLARS, FOLLOWING THE SCREENING IS BEING DEVELOPED AT THIS TIME AS WELL. (more info coming to zeitgeistmovie.com).
PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE COURAGE OF ARTIVISTS.ORG TO PRESENT THE FIRST MAJOR SHOWING OF "ZEITGEIST, THE MOVIE".
THIS IS THE FIRST TRUTH FILM TO BE SHOWN IN SUCH A FORMAT TO A LARGE, NEW AUDIENCE.
HERE IS THE 911 TRUTH SECTION OF THE FILM:
"By God we will come to the bottom of it."
This is classic... from late 2006.
New study from Pilots for 9/11 Truth: No Boeing 757 hit the Pentagon
Thu Jun 21, 3:01 AM ET
Pilots for 9/11 Truth obtained black box data from the government under the Freedom of Information Act for AA Flight 77, which The 9/11 Report claims hit the Pentagon. Analysis of the data contradicts the official account in direction, approach, and altitude. The plane was too high to hit lamp posts and would have flown over the Pentagon, not impacted with its ground floor. This result confirms and strengthens the previous findings of Scholars for 9/11 Truth that no Boeing 757 hit the buillding.
Madison, WI (PRWEB) June 21, 2007 - A study of the black box data provided by the government to Pilots for 9/11 Truth has confirmed the previous findings of Scholars for 9/11 Truth that no Boeing 757 hit the Pentagon on 9/11. "We have had four lines of proof that no Boeing 757 hit the building," said James Fetzer, founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth. "This new study by Pilots drives another nail into a coffin of lies told the American people by The 9/11 Commission":
With all of the struggles facing 9/11 truth why all the infighting? Molly Cheshire tries to get some answers.
ME (Tony Nicer) and JIM FETZER, on Molly Cheshire show NYC MNN Network.
Madison, WI (PRWEB) March 30, 2007 – Some members of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, a non-partisan organization of students, experts and scholars dedicated to exposing falsehoods and revealing truths about 9/11, have filed complaints against the National Institute of Standards and Technology for legal defects in its studies of events of 9/11 involving the Twin Towers and Building 7. James H. Fetzer, the society’s founder, believes these actions have the potential to break the back of the cover-up that has enveloped these events.
“It would be nice if the government would tell us the truth about our own history,” Fetzer said. “But all we get from the President, the Vice President, the Secretary of State and former Secretary of Defense is a ‘song and dance’ that keeps the American people in ignorance.” The complaints have been filed by Ed Hass, who edits The Muckraker Report; Morgan Reynolds, past Chief Economist in the Department of Labor in the Bush administration; and Judy Wood, former professor of mechanical engineering at Clemson University. Reynolds and Wood are both members of the society.
CBS Pulls "Hatchet Job" on Scholars for 9/11 Truth
I find it frightening how much focus is trying to discredit Dr. Jones. Let's focus on justice before we move on to theories in the public eye. We haven't caught the football yet, let's not run with it.
Clearly, the corporate media are promoting a flurry of 9/11 Truth hit pieces for a reason. What that reason is exactly, I don't know. Of course, Paula Zahn tried to smear 9/11 Truth with the brush of anti-semitism. CBS recently added a template hit piece, complete with references to aliens and Tom Cruise's baby. The CBS piece prompted a reply from Jim Fetzer.
Fetzer's response is as bizarre as the hit piece is typical. Consider his comments that appear in the first two paragraphs of this so-called news release:
“It [the CBS report] is chock full of false assertions, even including misidentification of Steven Jones, my former co-chair, as the society ’s founder.”
Filmmaker John Albanese, who is working on his upcoming film "Disinformation in the Information Age" will join DL Abrahamson on tonight's False Flag News radio on Republic Broadcasting Network (RBN).
False Flag News airs from 9-10 PM EST. The first half hour of the show will discuss the breakdown of the U.S. dollar, and the potential for diplomacy in Iran.
Then John Albanese will join the program at 9:30 to discuss his latest research and upcoming film. Topics will include the break-up of Scholars for 911 Truth, Jim Fetzer's controversial endorsement of "space beam" theories, message board disruptors, and concrete ways of winning the information war for 911 alternative research.
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[Editor's note: The piece by Steve Jones was posted on 911blogger.com with the
title, "Steven Jones Responds to the Three Stooges". Jim Fetzer posted a reply
later in the day. Here the two posts have been intergrated to join issues.]
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
This is to inform you that I (along with chemist Kevin Ryan and many others)
have withdrawn from association with Jim Fetzer (JF) and "his" version of
Scholars for 9/11 Truth, and to provide reasons for this action.
1. On the Scholars web site he manages ( www.st911.org ), Jim Fetzer casts
aspersions on my research regarding the use of thermates at the World Trade
Center on 9/11/2001 -- which is fine as long as he provides serious technical
objections, which he has not done. At the same time, JF is promoting on the web
site notions that energy-beams from WTC 7 or from space knocked the Towers down.
I have invited Jim repeatedly to view the video of my talk given 11/11/06 at the
University of California at Berkeley which provides the latest physical
evidences for thermate use, reinforcing the data in my published paper. He
I just read that Fetzer has kicked out Steven Jones for censoring Rick Siegel. What I thought was particularly interesting was that he described this move as "temporary" until a
more formal structure for the Scholars can be implemented.
The fact that I could do such a thing as founder of Scholars, however, no doubt qualifies as another reason for the need for the society to incorporate and attain more formal structure.
That's straight from the horse's mouth.
I would ask why Fetzer decided to excercise this authority when he himself admits that his authority is illegitimate, but it's really a moot point.
The Scholars Group has imploded. I think it's time to take a good hard look at what's been going on in the name of Truth, and to reappraise the situation. Do we want to create a mini-industry with a star system? What are our larger policitical goals? Wehere should we be focussing our energies? Frankly I think we ought to be pushing for impeachment and for a new investigation as part of those proceedings. I also think the evidence of foreknowlege, the war games, and NORAD's lying to the commission ought to be front and center.
I wrote this, and sent it to Jim Fetzer and Steve Jones, yesterday.
Jim Fetzer and Steve Jones are co-chairs of the group Scholars for 9/11 Truth. Their personality styles are clearly opposite. Dr. Fetzer is fearless and outspoken, willing to go toe-to-toe and win against blowhards like Sean Hannity. Dr. Jones is humble, soft-spoken and thoughtful, thinking through the consequences of his every word, a team player, a person of faith who walks softly but carries a big stick (of rigorous science and analysis).
But let's put aside the personality differences. And let's put aside discussion about one or the other of them being a disinfo agent or egotistical or a glory-seeker or a control freak or a gatekeeper limiting the allowable topics or a bully or a quack (these topics may be worth discussing elsewhere. Indeed, if one of them is truly a disinfo operative, then all bets are off). Let's assume that both scholars have good intentions -- to uncover the truth of 9/11 and to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Let's just focus on the differences in their perspectives and philosophies.
I wrote to Kevin Barrett and asked if he was planning on leaving Scholars for 9/11 truth. He wrote back the following. It seems written for public consumption so here it is:
No and yes.
More on this later...meanwhile see, below.
As activists, when people ask us "what do you think of X theory about what happened," our answer should always be "well, that theory is no more improbable than the official story, whose probability is zero...but our job is not to prove what happened, but to show that the official story is demonstrably false, and force a new investigation."
The case of st911 is tricky, because it's dedicated to research more than activism. I think researchers have to be willing to allow other researchers to propose hypotheses, no matter how outlandish-sounding. The best response is evidence-based critique, not ad-hominem attack.
Morgan Reynolds, who was himself critiqued way too harshly by Jim Hoffman, seems to have caught the ad-hominem bug in his silly attacks on Steven Jones, which mix legitimate critique with ill-founded invective. I hope Steve can keep his cool and his trademark professional politeness, ignore the misrepresentations, and stick to evidence-based critique of whatever new hypotheses are proposed. So far Steve and David are the two researchers who have best combined lucid research with professional demeanor, and I don't expect that to change any time soon.
Meanwhile I hope to have Steve on the new GCN radio show "The Dynamic Duo" ASAP. I think a case can be made that my co-host on that show and st911 colleague Jim Fetzer is jumping the gun by prematurely hyping the exotic weaponry hypothesis, and I want to argue that activists should focus on the gaping holes in the official story, not exotic weaponry.
Above all, the format for proposed 9/11 debates needs to be a simple pro versus con on the 9/11 Commission Report -- that's the only debate that matters, and it's one we can't possibly lose.
P.S. Important caveat: I haven't had time to look at the exotic weapons arguments in enough detail to have an informed opinion of their scientific (as opposed to rhetorical) merits.
Following is a copy of my email to Dr. Steven E. Jones and Dr. James Fetzer, inviting them to speak at the National Press Club. The invitation itself is news.
Hi, Steve & Jim:
On behalf of the McClendon Group Chairman John Edward Hurley of the National Press Club, I hereby invite both of you to speak at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 10, 2007.
Dinner will be in the McClendon Room at 6:30pm, and your presentations will begin at or about 7:00pm. If this date does not work for you, then we may be able arrange another Wednesday date for January.
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On behalf of all Americans & others who sincerely seek the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about the methods, motives, and perpetrators of the events of September 11, 2001, I strongly urge you to accept this invitation.