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Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino Disregards Questions About 9/11/01

WeAreChangeBoston: Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino Confronted at Boston 2009 Peace Hip Hop Fest

The musical performer Whodini got a free DVD of America Freedom to Fascism and Alex Jone's Endgame as well as a WeAreChange.org flier. If you know him ask him if he has seen the movies yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5Fa52Y0oyw

Celebrated FBI whistleblower supports new 9/11 probe

(From TheRawStory.com)

Ex-FBI Agent: 'Why I Support a New 9/11 Investigation'
By Coleen Rowley

In the absence of my being there in New York City to stand with the 9/11 families, first responders and survivors, I offer the following statement in support of your goal of a new investigation into the attacks of September 11th and the NYC CAN campaign to place it on the ballot for November.

Announcement: Project Expose MSM

Source: 123realchange.blogspot.com

Sibel Edmonds
5/27/2009

We all have been tirelessly screaming about issues related to Congressional leaders abdicating their main responsibility of ‘oversight.’ We have been outraged for way too long at seeing ‘no’ accountability whatsoever in many known cases of extreme wrongdoing. I, and many of you, believe that the biggest reason for this was, and still is, the lack of true journalism and media coverage -- which acts as the necessary pressure and catalyst for those spineless politicians on the Hill and in the Executive branch. Or, at least it's supposed to. So, in our book, the MSM has been the main culprit.

Well, here is a chance to turn the tables.

Sibel Edmonds: In Congress We Trust...NOT

The former FBI translator and whistleblower suggests blackmail may be at the heart of Congressional refusal to bring accountability and oversight to its own members - such as both Hastert and Harman - in matters of espionage and national security

Source: bradblog.com

Exclusive to The BRAD BLOG...
Guest Editorial by Sibel Edmonds
5/4/2009

I have been known to quote long-dead men in my past writings. Whether eloquently expressed thoughts by our founding fathers, or those artfully expressed by ancient Greek thinkers, these quotes have always done a better job starting or ending my thoughts - that tend to be expressed in long winding sentences. For this piece I am going to break with tradition and start with an appropriate quote from a living current senator, John Kerry: "It's a sad day when you have members of Congress who are literally criminals go undisciplined by their colleagues. No wonder people look at Washington and know this city is broken."

VICTORIA BC - ANNIE MACHON TOUR - May 24, 2009

7:00 pm, Sunday May 24th
Alix Goolden Performance Hall
907 Pandora St., Victoria
Tickets: $10.00

MI5 WHISTLEBLOWER SPEAKS OUT: THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE SECRET STATE
Former Intelligence Officer, a Cambridge Graduate, is on a Cross Canada Tour

Let Sibel Edmonds Speak: 4/10/09 Interview with Electric Politics

Sibel Edmonds has a new interview at Electric Politics (Run time 1 hour, 16 mins.) in which she talks about Turkey's involvement in the drug industry. The interview ranges into other issues, too, including the Deep State in the US, Heroin, money-laundering and terrorism.

Listen to it here: http://www.electricpolitics.com/podcast/2009/04/the_poppy_palace.html

Download it here: http://www.electricpolitics.com/media/mp3/EP2009.04.10.mp3

Sibel Edmonds is the most gagged person in US history. The government has repeatedly invoked the State Secrets Privilege in her case - not for reasons of 'national security' but to hide ongoing criminal activity. Please call Waxman and Conyers' offices and demand public open hearings into Edmonds' case.

Partial Transcript thanks to Luke Ryland.
http://letsibeledmondsspeak.blogspot.com/2009/04/sibel-edmonds-interviewed-by-electric.html

Background and Analysis of the Obama Administration.
http://rastibini.blogspot.com/2009/04/deep-state-and-change-you-can-believe.html

MI5 Whistleblower, Annie Machon, on BBC Radio Suffolk - Mon 8th Dec

MI5 Whistleblower and author of "Spies, Lies and Whistleblowers", Annie Machon, will be interviewed on BBC Radio Suffolk on the James Hazell show this coming Monday (8th) during a segment about, strangely enough, "Whistleblowing".

The interview should take place at around 9:25am GMT. If you live outside of Suffolk you can still tune in, click here.

This broadcast coincides very nicely with the event arranged to take place during that very evening in Ipswich, at which Annie will be speaking prior to a screening of the London Independent Film Festival's Best UK Documentary "The Elephant in the Room". Director, Dean Puckett, will also be joining us to answer questions.

Click here for more details of "The Elephant in the Room" East Anglia Tour.

We do hope you can listen in..and we look forward to seeing some of you soon.

Best Wishes,
East Anglia Truth
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Visibility 9-11 Welcomes National Security Whistleblower J. Michael Springmann

This week Visibility 9-11 welcomes former diplomat from the State Department's Foreign Service J. Michael Springmann. Mr. Springmann served postings in Germany, India, Saudi Arabia, and the Bureau of Intelligence and Research in Washington D.C. He is a published author of several articles on national security themes, and is an attorney in private practice in Washington D.C.

Michael has attended several 9/11 Conferences over the years, most notably, the 9/11 Omission hearings on 9/9/2004 chaired by former Representative and current Green Party candidate for President, Cynthia McKinney, as well as the recent conference in Keene, NH.

Included in this important interview is a discussion regarding a new article by Mr. Springmann titled, THE MISTAKE DEPARTMENT: One Example of Why American Foreign Policy is a Disaster that discusses the American Consulate General at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and it's relationship to 15 of the 19 alleged September 11th hijackers. In it, he says that "the Jeddah Consulate was not a State Department post but an intelligence services operation", "the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) routinely demanded (and got) visas for sleazy characters with no ties to either their home country or Saudi Arabia," and "these vile people were terrorists recruited by U.S. intelligence officers along with Osama bin Laden, then a CIA asset."

Direct download: visibility911_springmann.mp3

Those Who Dared: 30 Who Stood Up for Our Country

Both Sibel and Coleen are mentioned in footnotes in the back of the 9/11 Report. Sibel gave 3 1/2 hours worth of testimony, and with regards to Coleen, "the commission chose to only rely upon transcripts from the Joint Senate-House Intel Inquiry. [...] As far as Ms. Rowley is aware, no one from the FBI Minneapolis (3-4 Agents with direct information) was asked to provide testimony/info to the 9/11 Commission." - Jon

Source: citizensforethics.org

Full Report
Click Here (PDF)

7/16/2008

Today, CREW has released its newest study, Those Who Dared: 30 Who Stood Up for Our Country, recognizing the brave individuals who have acted and spoken out against unethical and dishonorable conduct in the Bush administration. The full report can be found here.

SAMARITAN THIEF ALERTS COPS TO 'TERROR' VAN

http://www.nypost.com/seven/07042008/news/regionalnews/samaritan_thief_alerts_cops_to_terror_va_118416.htm
SAMARITAN THIEF ALERTS COPS TO 'TERROR' VAN
By LARRY CELONA

Last updated: 7:41 am
July 4, 2008
Posted: 3:42 am
July 4, 2008

He's a criminal, but he "did the right thing" when it mattered - alerting cops to what he feared was a terror plot the day before the Fourth of July.

At about 5 p.m. yesterday, an unidentified thief with a police record broke into a red van that had been parked at 53rd Street and Second Avenue in Brooklyn's Sunset Park for about a month, a source told The Post.

He was stunned when he looked inside - it was filled with gas cans and Styrofoam cups containing a mysterious white substance with protruding wires and switches.

The street is lined with brownstones, and there's a ballet studio and a small Muslim school. So he drove the van 15 blocks to 37th Street and parked it at a desolate waterfront location behind the Costco store and next to some little-used piers.

Then he got out and called a cop he knows from his run-ins with the law.

National Security Experts Censored By The 9/11 Commission

This was posted almost 3 years ago. Ever hear someone make the argument, "someone would have come forward...?" People did, and they were censored by the 9/11 Commission. - Jon

Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 12:02 AM

For more information contact: Sibel Edmonds, Director-National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, sedmonds@nswbc.org

The Following National Security Whistleblowers were turned away, refused, or ignored by the 9/11 Commission, even though they had direct & relevant information related to the Commission’s investigation:

Scott McClellan as Whistleblower-- NOT! (But "there was something good in what McClellan did")

Comments from Rob Kall at OpEdNews.com

Scott McClellan as Whistleblower-- NOT!

after putting down my dog Vanilla, on Friday, I wrote an article about it, and feeling in a forgiving mood, spoke kindly about Scott McClellan. I decided to write more about it today, especially after reading right winger Peggy Noonan, in yesterday's Wall Street Journal Op-Ed, who says,

"When I finished the book I came out not admiring Mr. McClellan or liking him but, in terms of the larger arguments, believing him. One hopes more people who work or worked within the Bush White House will address the book's themes and interpretations. What he says may be inconvenient, and it may be painful, but that's not what matters. What matters is if it's true. Let the debate on the issues commence.

What's needed now? More memoirs, more data, more information, more testimony. More serious books..."

And I got to thinking and wrote, on Friday that there was something good in what McClellan did. Some readers agreed with me. So today, after seeing him on Meet The Press, with Tim Russert, I thought I'd write a bit more about it. After a few paragraphs, in which I was moving toward calling McClellan a whistleblower-- not a clean one, but a stinky one who, nonetheless was doing some good, I decided to ask one of my whistleblowing heroes-- Sibel Edmonds. Fortunately, she straightened me out, making it clear that he made money and really didn't disclose anything new. We ended up having a half hour conversation.

Sibel told me she absolutely did NOT see him as a whistle blower, based on the entire community of whistle blowers she's involved with-- the National Security whistleblowers coalition. She told me,

"We call these people opportunists, because that's exactly what he is. "

Last call for Doxa documentaries (Strong Sibel plug from Vancouver Sun)

Thank you Vancouver Sun, for doing so much to promote this film

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/arts/story.html?id=9f510763-a3b6-4344-86b2-12340e3d727c

Yvonne Zacharias, Vancouver Sun
Published: Saturday, May 31, 2008
There's still time to catch a flick or two at the Doxa Documentary Film Festival before it ends Sunday. Here are our picks.
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Filmmakers from two European countries have turned the lens on U.S. malfeasance, shining a light on some its darker corners. Both films track a hero who struggles valiantly to bring a little justice to this world:

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The United States portrays itself as the land of freedom, but the film Kill The Messenger by Mathieu Verboud and Jean-Robert Viallet casts serious doubt on that notion. The film from France documents the cold, crass efforts by the powers-that-be in the U.S. to bring down Sibel Edmonds, an American of Iranian and Turkish origin who was hired by the FBI as a translator in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy. She spent months translating high-security clearance documents.

Can Truth Retain Its Independence? By Paul Craig Roberts

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20013.htm

Can Truth Retain Its Independence?

By Paul Craig Roberts

30/05/08 "ICH' -- - Justin Raimondo has a good column this morning on Antiwar.com. It is written as a fundraiser. But what it shows is that journalists (and whistle-blowers) who tell the truth in America are more likely to be pummeled than rewarded, whereas those who lie for powerful interest groups live high on the hog.

It wasn’t just Bush, Cheney, and the neoconservatives who deceived us into an illegal war in behalf of a hidden agenda. It was the American media. Raimondo names some of the culprits who are complicit in the deaths of some one million Iraqis, an unknown number of Afghans, and thousands of American soldiers.

It was all for a lie. A lie told by the President of the United States and his handmaidens in the media.

WaPo Dana Milbank Classifies Sibel Edmonds as "Kiss & Tell"

Edmonds hasn't written a book yet, has she? Though what she's written already could fill one. Milbank also mentions these people who've made statements on or were witnesses to 9/11 related things, i'm not familiar with all the names in his list: George Tenet, Richard Clarke, Paul O'Neill, Christy Todd-Whitman, Karen Kwiatkowski, Coleen Rowley

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2008/05/23/DI2008052303436.html

Transcript: Washington Sketch
Dana Milbank, Washington Post Columnist
Thursday, May 29, 2008; 1:00 PM

"Post columnist Dana Milbank, who serves as the capital's foremost critic of political theater in his Washington Sketch columns and videos, was online Thursday, May 29 at 1 p.m. ET to take your questions and comments about the things politicians say -- and the absurd ways they find to say them."