Thursday, April 29 2010 - Get Involved
9/11 Myths Exposed: Firefighters, Architects and Engineers Re-investigate the Destruction of the Three World Trade Center Skyscrapers
April 21, 2010
Double header presentation: Two speakers, two nights, two Bay Area cities
Friday and Saturday,
San Rafael and San Leandro, California
On September 11th, 2001 the greatest destruction and loss of life associated with the terrorist attacks took place in New York City. After almost nine years and numerous government investigations, many public misconceptions persist about the events of that tragic day, especially regarding the unprecedented destruction of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.
During this live multimedia presentation Seattle firefighter Erik Lawyer and SF Bay Area architect Richard Gage, AIA, will examine the myths surrounding the events at the World Trade Center. Using well-documented forensic evidence, news footage and eyewitness accounts, they seek to correct the public record.
Tuesday, April 27 2010 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Staying Reasonable with 9/11 Truth - A Powerful Path to Success! An Interview with Ken Jenkins
Interview and notes by John Bursill
Visibility 9-11 is excited to welcome for the first time long-term activist/organiser, film maker, writer, engineer and psychologist Ken Jenkins. Ken's qualities of patience, fairness, optimism and clear logical thinking are well displayed in this interview! I consider Ken a cornerstone of this movement pursuing 9/11 Truth, to which he has devoted nearly nine years of his life. Ken's work is primarily as a film maker. He has produced and directed documentaries for the likes of Richard Gage, David Ray Griffin and Dr Steven Jones, just to name a few. Ken's skills have been invaluable to the 9-11 movement and given us all valuable tools to help us all take many scientific and academic presentations to the the general public. Ken is a professional videographer and consistently provides these films at a high level of production value and offers them at a tenth of the cost to us to use in our activsm. It is true to say that without the efforts of Ken Jenkins and his right-hand man, hummux, our movement would be less successful! Visibility 9-11 sincerely thanks Ken and hummux for this very important and tedious work.
Ken is also a very popular speaker and generally talks about the psychological barriers to 9/11 Truth. He recently published an excellent article, "The Truth is Not Enough: How to Overcome Emotional Barriers to 9/11 Truth", which was requested by the magazine editors of Global Outlook for the 13th edition.
Friday, April 23 2010 - Get Involved
Griffin Speaking Tour begins April 23, Des Moines
[FULL TOUR DETAILS BELOW]
Nobel Peace Prize nominee speaking at Bradley
PEORIA -- "Is the War in Afghanistan Justified by 9/11?" is the theme of Dr. David Ray Griffin's speech set for Sunday at Bradley University.
Griffin is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, author, professor emeritus and co-director of the Center for Process Studies at Claremont University in Claremont, Calif.
He also has appeared on radio and television programs on the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Japan's national network. He was ranked 41st in the New Statesman's "The 50 People Who Matter Today."
Griffin will appear at Bradley as part of a 14-stop tour, which includes several locations in Maine, as well as Chicago; St. Louis; Des Moines, Iowa; Milwaukee; Louisville, Ky.; West Hartford, Conn.; Boston; Montreal; and Toronto.
Thursday, April 22 2010 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Event & Webcast Tonight, 4/22 - The Empire, Power and Propaganda Lecture - Project Censored's Peter Phillips & Mickey Huff:
THE EMPIRE, POWER, AND PROPAGANDA LECTURE SERIES
Final Event in the Series for Spring 2010 -- An evening with Project Censored: Media Democracy in Action
Please join the co-editors of Censored 2010 for a public talk and discussion
Truth Emergency International: Censorship, Propaganda, and American Empire
Thursday, April 22: 7pm PDT, 10pm EDT, 02:00 GMT
Wednesday, April 21 2010 - In the Media
The IRD's Attack on My ''Silly'' 9/11 Theories
Note: The IRD's "9/11 Conspiracy Theorist Dreaming Up New Absurdities" can now be read online, here: www.theird.org/Page.aspx?pid=1449. Dr. Griffin's speaking tour details, April 23 - May 8, can be found here.
RELATED: Excellent David Ray Griffin Interview on God.TV
David Ray Griffin
April 20, 2010
A right-wing neocon organization called the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD)1 -- which devotes itself to attacking religiously and socially progressive churches while supporting US imperial policies (going back to the Nicaraguan Contras funded illegally by the Reagan administration2 ) -- has recently put out a press release attacking my next book, which is scheduled to be published this coming fall. Saying that I am "back with another outrageous book" in which I allege "new absurdities," the IRD claims that I am "this time alleging that the Obama administration is attempting to undermine 9/11 conspiracy theorists."3
False Assumptions about My Forthcoming Book
However, if members of the IRD staff could have waited until my book had been published, so they could have read it before attacking it, they could have seen that it does no such thing. They could have seen that it simply deals with an article, entitled "Conspiracy Theories," co-authored in 2008 by Cass Sunstein and another professor at Harvard Law School.4 Using the "9/11 conspiracy theory" as their primary example of conspiracy theories, Sunstein and his co-author argued that the government should try to undermine it and that the best way to do this would be through a method they called "cognitive infiltration." In 2009, President Obama appointed Sunstein as the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.5 My forthcoming book is entitled Cognitive Infiltration: An Obama Appointee's Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory. Neither the title nor the book itself suggests that Obama will have Sunstein actually carry out this plan.
The IRD's premature criticism of my book is also wrong on another point. By speaking of what I will be "alleging," the IRD was supporting its press release's title, "9/11 Conspiracy Theorist Dreaming Up New Absurdities." The IRD's suggestion, in other words, is that I simply "dreamed up" the "absurdity" that someone connected to the Obama administration had a proposal for undermining 9/11 conspiracy theorists. However, the proposal made by Sunstein has been extensively discussed on the Internet.6 With a little research, therefore, the IRD could have learned that I had not simply made something up.
Saturday, April 17 2010 - 9/11 Consequences
WikiLeaks Video - The Greater Horror
April 15, 2010
by Michael Collins
There they are, the people who brought you every bit of the action in the WikiLeaks video and all of the other horrors flowing from invasion of Iraq. Madeleine Albright (far right, above), former Clinton Secretary of State, is a good place to start. From 60 Minutes:
Thursday, April 15 2010 - In the Media
Ahmadinejad urges Ban to probe 9/11 attacks
12 April 2010 France24.com
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the National Nuclear Day day in Tehran on April 9. Ahmadinejad has written to UN chief Ban Ki-moon, asking him to launch an investigation into the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, news reports said on Monday.
Wednesday, April 14 2010 - In the Media
Australian Broadcasting Corporation's 'Radio National' does Hit Piece on 9/11 Truth Advocates
April 13, 2010
By John Bursill, Engineer, 9/11 Truth Advocate and Researcher
On April 12th, 2010 ABC Radio National's "Counterpoint" host Michael Duffy decided to weigh in on the truth of the 9/11 events. In this clearly biased and ludicrous attack on those who would question the still unexplained events of September 11, 2001, Duffy demonstrated he has done little research into the matter. Seemingly, he has decided research is neither warranted nor required to make wild assumptions about and apply derogatory labels to 9/11 researchers and their questions.
In this short and emotive hit piece Duffy uses an excerpt from a recent lecture given by Clive Williams, Adjunct Professor at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University (ANU), to provide the spin. Professor Williams lays out an overview of the 9/11 Conspiracy Theories as part of his lecture called "Terrorism Conspiracy Theories and the 1978 Sydney Hilton bombings, Lockerbie, 9/11 and the London 7/7 bombings". This lecture will be played in full on Radio National's "Big Ideas" on Sunday 18th April at 5pm and is available in podcast at the ABC. In this excerpt Williams skims over the evidence of an alternate "conspiracy", citing the predictable "straw man" arguments and loose journalistic attempts to look at the evidence, using the Discovery Channel's laughable documentary, "9/11: Science and Conspiracy" as a reference. Ironically, Williams uses these absurdities ignorantly in his attempt to debunk the experts who are actually qualified to comment on such matters, and -- surprise, surprise -- he also conveniently forgets to mention them. In a desperate attempt to make sense of his "reality", Williams rolls out the blind academics' favourite proof that 9/11 was just as we were told -- yes, it's the argument that the government is, without doubt, just too damn incompetent to pull off such a complicated plan! Unfortunately, this so-called educator misses the irony in the stark "official reality" that 19 poorly trained and ill-equipped Arab hijackers did pull it off!
Duffy introduces this crude attempt at journalism as follows:
Monday, April 12 2010 - In the Media
Hansen: Official 9/11 story is hooey, critic maintains
April 12, 2010
by Marc Hansen
Des Moines Register Editorials
David Ray Griffin comes to Drake University on April 23 to tell us why the official explanation for the 9/11 attack on the United States doesn't hold water.
Monday, April 12 2010 - In the Media
NYT 'Bent Over Backwards' to Deny Ground Zero Health Risks It Now Reports
April 8, 2010
by Julie Hollar
As yet another study is released documenting the damaging health effects of breathing in toxic Ground Zero dust, it's good to see corporate media outlets taking it seriously. (Most media outlets, anyway--the New York Post continues to give a platform to deniers.)
It's worth remembering, though--since they won't remind you--that for many months after 9/11, some outlets--the New York Times in particular--downplayed the fallout and mustered shockingly little journalistic skepticism of government reassurances about safety.
Monday, April 12 2010 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Back Erik Lawyer, Founder of Firefighters for 9-11 Truth
Interview by John Bursill
April 8, 2010
Listen Here: http://visibility911.com/blog/?p=1694
343 brave New York City Firefighters died on 9/11. This episode of Visibility 9/11 is dedicated to them!
If you have not heard the name Erik Lawyer it is one to remember. Erik is a full time firefighter and is a new, shining light in the 9/11 Truth Movement. He has been impressing all he meets with his simple message demanding a thorough criminal forensic investigation of the 9/11 World Trade Center catastrophe. He and his fire-fighting comrades want the authorities to do their job and carry out an investigation in accordance with fire scene investigation protocols, to which he and all US firefighters adhere religiously.
On 9/11 so many things happened for the first time and the one that is of greatest concern to Erik and his group, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, is the near complete destruction of evidence at this fire crime scene and the subsequent monumental cover up and obfuscation of the little remaining evidence. Independently gathered evidence clearly demonstrates that incendiaries and explosives were used to facilitate the three WTC buildings destruction. For more information, see the Visibility 9-11 Special Report, Thermite Fingerprint- The Loaded Gun of 9-11.
Saturday, April 10 2010 - In the Media
The Accountability Movement - Interview
Guns and Butter
April 7, 2010
on KPFA 94.1 or at KPFA.org
Interview with investigative reporters and authors, Kristina Borjesson, Charlotte Dennett and Peter Dale Scott.
Kristina Borjesson is editor of "Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose The Myth of a Free Press" and "Feet to the Fire: The Media After 9/11: Top Journalists Speak Out".
Charlotte Dennett is author of "The People v Bush: One Lawyer's Campaign to Bring the President to Justice and the Grassroots Movement She Encountered Along the Way" and co-author with her husband, Gerard Colby, of "Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil".
Peter Dale Scott is author of "The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11 and the Deep Politics of War", "The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire and the Future of America", "Deep Politics and the Death of JFK", and "Crime and Cover-Up: The CIA, the Mafia and the Dallas-Watergate Connection" among many other books.
"Guns & Butter" investigates the relationships among capitalism, militarism and politics. Maintaining a radical perspective in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, "Guns & Butter: The Economics of Politics" reports on who wins and who loses when the economic resources of civil society are diverted toward global corporatization, war, and the furtherance of a national security state.
Produced and hosted by Bonnie Faulkner.
Friday, April 9 2010 - Legal Response to 9/11
Defend Lynne Stewart and Resist Repression
For more information about this shocking situation, see Taking Aim's compilation of programs and info about Ms. Stewart here, and for more background, Schoenman's article, Who Bombed the U.S. World Trade Center?
with Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone
April 7, 2010-
Lynne Stewart has for forty years defended the poor and the oppressed against arbitrary authority and false charges
Lynne Stewart, together with former Attorney-General Ramsey Clark and Abdeen Jabar defended Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, who was tried and convicted of plotting to blow up noted landmarks, including the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, Statue of Liberty, and to assassinate Senator Alphonse D'Amato and U.N. Secretary General Boutros-Boutros Ghali
Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman was innocent of these charges and had no part in the initiation, planning or execution of these presumptive plots.
Indisputable and massive evidence has demonstrated that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, through its operatives, including Emad Ali Salem, was, in fact, the author of these plots and planned, initiated and financed these and other acts of terror, including the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 in a "false flag" operation.
Attorney General John Ashcroft launched a cynical campaign to persecute and prosecute Lynne Stewart for "aiding and abetting terrorism" based upon her serving as defense attorney for Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman.
The Justice Department has undertaken the persecution and prosecution of Lynne Stewart because she defended her falsely accused client zealously and refused to be intimidated by the drumbeat of government propaganda arising from its false "war on terror".
Thursday, April 8 2010 - First Responders/Health Effects
Aftermath of 9/11: Study Shows Firefighters' Breathing Problems Never Went Away
Study Finds Rescue Workers from Sept. 11 Had Lung Problems Seven Years Later
By Lauren Cox
ABC News Medical Unit, April 7, 2010
More than seven years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, rescue workers still had trouble breathing after they inhaled from the cloud of dust that enveloped southern Manhattan, a new study concludes.
[See video available at source, http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Asthma/firefighters-911-lung-problems-study-finds/story?id=10313156 , "Study shows no recovery for 9/11 rescue workers who suffered acute lung damage".
Doctors conducted a seven-year study of members of the New York City Fire Department who responded to the World Trade Center attacks between Sept. 11 and Sept. 24, 2001. The researchers were able to include 91 percent of the responding workers -- a total of 10,870 firefighters and 1,911 EMS workers.
Wednesday, April 7 2010 - 9/11 Consequences
Judge dismisses scores of Guantanamo habeas cases
By Carol Rosenberg
April 5, 2010
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has dismissed more than 100 habeas corpus lawsuits filed by former Guantanamo captives, ruling that because the Bush and Obama administrations had transferred them elsewhere, the courts need not decide whether the Pentagon imprisoned them illegally.
The ruling dismayed attorneys for some of the detainees who'd hoped any favorable U.S. court findings would help clear their clients of the stigma, travel restrictions and, in some instances, perhaps more jail time that resulted from their stay at Guantanamo.
U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan wrote that he was "not unsympathetic" to the former detainees' plight. "Detention for any length of time can be injurious. And certainly associations with Guantanamo tend to be negative," he wrote.
But the detainees' transfer from Guantanamo made their cases moot. "The court finds that petitioners no longer present a live case or controversy since a federal court cannot remedy the alleged collateral consequences of their prior detention at Guantanamo," he wrote.
|home | about us | contact | research | grassroots | calendar | links | search|