Friday, June 18 2010 - Legal Response to 9/11
Judge Rejects Many Claims in 9/11 Cases
By Benjamin Weiser
June 17, 2010
A federal judge in Manhattan who was criticized by families of victims of 9/11 for taking too long to decide motions in lawsuits they had filed has handed down a ruling dismissing claims made against many of the defendants.
The judge, George B. Daniels of Federal District Court, has overseen a group of lawsuits filed in the wake of the attacks. The suits sought to hold charities, financial institutions and individuals responsible for providing money and other support to Al Qaeda.
The terrorism-financing suits are not related to separate 9/11 wrongful death and injury claims brought by families and rescue and cleanup workers that are before another judge and appear near resolution. Judge Daniels, in his ruling made public on Thursday, cited jurisdictional grounds in dismissing dozens of defendants.
Saturday, June 12 2010 - Other Important News
Federal judge calls Guantanamo inmate's detention 'unlawful'
June 10, 2010
By Michael Doyle
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has forcefully put Yemeni citizen Mohammed Mohammed Hassan Odaini on the path to freedom after eight years of incarceration at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Saturday, June 12 2010 - Other Important News
Pentagon Manhunt; Ellsberg, 'Assange is in Some Danger'
by Philip Shenon
June 10, 2010
The Daily Beast - Blogs & Stories
Anxious that Wikileaks may be on the verge of publishing a batch of secret State Department cables, investigators are desperately searching for founder Julian Assange. Philip Shenon reports. Plus, Daniel Ellsberg tells The Daily Beast: "Assange is in Some Danger."
(This story has been updated to reflect new developments on Assange's whereabouts, including the cancelation of a scheduled appearance in Las Vegas.)
Pentagon investigators are trying to determine the whereabouts of the Australian-born founder of the secretive website Wikileaks for fear that he may be about to publish a huge cache of classified State Department cables that, if made public, could do serious damage to national security, government officials tell The Daily Beast.
The officials acknowledge that even if they found the website founder, Julian Assange, it is not clear what they could do to block publication of the cables on Wikileaks, which is nominally based on a server in Sweden and bills itself as a champion of whistleblowers.
Thursday, June 10 2010 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Dr. Robert M. Bowman Talks '9/11 Truth To Power' on Visibility 9-11
June 9, 2010
Interview by John Bursill
Listen Here: http://visibility911.com/blog/?p=1749
Visibility 9-11 welcomes for the first time a tireless campaigner for peace, justice and liberty for the American People, hero and patriot Bob Bowman. In my opinion and from what Bob has achieved on a shoestring budget over the last six years, it is fair to say he would have in all likelihood become the current President of the USA in a different and truthful world. That is a world where we had a free and honest press in the US and had the truth of the 9/11 attacks exposed to all. Bob is the man that best represents the phrase speaking truth to power and was the man that brought that term to the 9/11 Truth Movement through speeches throughout America and the world!
In this interview Bob talks about issues and ideas never before raised with him on air. This interview is a must listen!
Tuesday, June 8 2010 - Other Important News
Rescheduled - Truth Activists (Gold & Veeder) on Trial Thursday
Update 6/9: Cindy sent out a message that this trial has been postponed. Her comments are below.
June 7: UPDATE: THE "LEGAL" SYSTEM IN DC IS SAYING THAT WE PROBABLY CAN'T RESCHEDULE THE TRIAL (FOR AN INFRACTION) UNTIL AUGUST, SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER. THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE FINANCIALLY AND CONSTITUTIONALLY. SINCE I HAVE ALREADY LOST HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS ON AIR-FARE AND DAYS OUT OF MY LIFE THAT I WILL NEVER GET BACK, ETC FOR THIS TRIAL, I AM DEMANDING MY SIXTH AMENDMENT RIGHT TO A SPEEDY TRIAL TO BE HELD WHEN I AM IN DC FOR SIZZLIN' SUMMER PROTESTS IN JULY.
THEY WANT TO BREAK ME, BUT I WASN'T BROKEN WHEN THEY KILLED MY SON--WHAT DO THEY THINK THEY CAN DO TO ME NOW?June 7, 2010
The trial for Cindy Sheehan and six others for their arrest in front of the White House on March 20th is this Thursday, June 10th at DC Superior Court, 500 Indiana, NW in room 120.
There will be a short pro-peace/pro-1st Amendment Rally and press conference at 8:15am in front of the Court.
Some statements from the "Peace Criminals" and their attorneys:
. . . Jon Gold: (Core Team Member of Peace of the Action and 911 Truth Activist arrested for crossing a police line)
Sunday, June 6 2010 - Other Important News
Canadian Man Could Be Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Implementing the Law
Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark will be speaking at the University of Calgary - Watch Live
Sunday, June 6, 2010, 4pm-6pm (Mountain time) [11pm-1am GMT]
Clark will speak about his relationship to Splitting the Sky, the man who attempted a citizens' arrest on George W. Bush in March 2009. Splitting the Sky was Ramsey Clark's client in the 1970s after his involvement in the Attica Prison debacle. Splitting the Sky will go to court on Monday, June 7th to hear the judge's verdict in this historic case.
Ramsey Clark will arrive in the Canadian oil-patch city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, this coming June 6th and 7th, mounting pressure on Judge Manfred Delong, who is presiding over the sentencing process in an epochal trial which some have dubbed"The trial of Splitting the Sky versus George W. Bush." Splitting the Sky (STS) on the advice of legal experts Ramsey Clark, Gale Davidson and Anthony J. Hall attempted a citizen's arrest on George W. Bush on March 17, 2009 when the former US president was addressing an audience of business people at the TELUS Convention Centre in the downtown of Calgary (2). In his March 2010 trial STS invoked the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes legislation, which was enacted by the Canadian parliament in 2000, to submit to the court that he was implementing the law by seeking to apprehend Bush, and was unjustly arrested by police who were in effect "aiding and abetting a credibly accused war criminal." Former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney came to Calgary to attempt to testify in the March trial but was prevented from doing so as the judge shut down the trial earlier than anticipated. Instead McKinney spoke at the University of Calgary in support of Splitting the Sky (3). It is hoped by supporters of justice that the arrival of Ramsey Clark in Calgary will help to publicize this unprecedented case in Canadian legal history, the knowledge of which the state and their media accomplices have made a concerted effort to suppress and censor from the public domain.
Friday, June 4 2010 - 9/11 Precedents
US Navy Veterans Continue to Seek Justice for Israeli Attack
Please see also related link at the end of this story to an interview with Joe Meador today.
June 1, 2010
by Dahr Jamail
t r u t h o u t | Report
The Israeli military has attacked a flotilla of international peace activists, killing as many as 19 innocent civilians while they were carrying ten tons of aid to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. This is not the first time the Israeli military has attacked a nonthreatening entity in international waters.
On June 8, 1967, while sailing in international waters, the US Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty was attacked by air and naval forces of the state of Israel. Of the Liberty's crew of 294, more than half were killed or wounded. More than 40 years later, survivors are still seeking justice.
The Israeli forces attacked with full knowledge that the Liberty was an American ship, yet survivors have been forbidden to tell their story under oath to the American public.
Joe Meadors was on the Liberty during the attack.
Friday, June 4 2010 - Get Involved
NYC CAN, AE911Truth ask NYC city council to investigate WTC Building 7
Please see also related article by David Ray Griffin, "Building What? How SCADs Can Be Hidden in Plain Sight".
June 3, 2010
by Shawn Hamilton
A group called New York City Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN) is working with Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth on a campaign to make the New York City Council launch an investigation into the anomalous destruction of World Trade Center Building 7.
The group emerged a little over a year ago to reorganize the petition drive for the ballot initiative that city officials eventually deemed legally invalid because it sought powers to initiate an investigation that State law doesn't confer upon citizens. Officials claimed that such powers are properly the domain of existing city agencies, the Manhattan District Attorney and the federal government.
Friday, June 4 2010 - In the Media
Glenn Beck pins blame for 9/11 attacks on Saudi Prince, major News Corp. stakeholder
June 3, 2010
Stephen C. Webster
Rupert Murdoch may be getting an unpleasant phone call soon, if it hasn't come already.
That's because Glenn Beck, the Fox News network's popular opinion host, just blamed the world's 19th richest man -- Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud -- for the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
As it happens, the Prince is a major investor in News Corporation; at seven percent of the company's shares, he's second only to Rupert Murdoch himself. Fox News is just one piece of the massive corporation. Murdoch, likewise, owns nine percent of the Prince's Arab media empire Rotana.
Most people would call the situation awkward, to say the least.
Claiming that the U.S. would have acted similarly to Israel in raiding the Gaza aid flotilla, Beck on Thursday afternoon drew an usual analogy between the disastrous military operation that left nine activists dead and the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.
"Didn't we almost kind of do that?" he asked. "Right after 9/11, when Rudy Giuliani-- do you remember? Saudi Arabia came and said, 'We wanna help!'"
Beck motioned toward a large graphic on a screen behind him.
"This guy came over and said, 'I wanna give you a $10 million check.' Rudy Giuliani said, 'Ya see that over there? I don't think we want your help. You already sent us help, and you flew that help into the plane-- into the trade centers.'
Friday, June 4 2010 - 9/11 A/V Galleries
Recent 9/11 Truth Conferences - Video Archives
Video of three recent conferences is available online.
Treason in America - Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, March 6-7, 2010.
Understanding Deep Politics - Santa Cruz, CA, May 14-16, 2010
Hard Evidence Tour Down Under 2009 - Sydney, Australia, November 14-21, 2009.
Tuesday, June 1 2010 - Other Important News
Nobel-winning Elders deplore Gaza flotilla attack
"A time comes when silence is betrayal." ` Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
For coverage of Israel's massacre in international waters of between 10 and 20 civilians who were traveling with a group from 50 countries, which occurred last night as the civilians were sleeping aboard six ships carrying tons of humanitarian relief to Gaza, please see WitnessGaza.com, the Free Gaza Movement and Gaza Freedom March. Video of beginning moments of the attack can be seen at these sites and others. It is important to go beyond corporate news' reporting of this atrocity to understand why nations around the world are taking immediate action and issuing fiery statements of reproach. As of now, the extent of the U.S. response has been: ""deeply regrets the loss of life and injuries sustained and is currently working to understand the circumstances surrounding this tragedy." A list of responses with links is available at Gaza Freedom March's Emergency Response Plan.
Johannesburg, May 31, 2010
The Elders group of past and present world leaders, including former South African president Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, on Monday condemned as "completely inexcusable" the deadly Israeli attack on a flotilla carrying aid for Gaza.
At least 10 people are reported to have been killed when Israeli commandos raided the boats on Monday in an operation that has drawn international condemnation.
"The Elders have condemned the reported killing by Israeli forces of more than a dozen people who were attempting to deliver relief supplies to the Gaza Strip by sea," the 12-member group said in a statement issued in Johannesburg, where it met over the weekend.
Friday, May 28 2010 - First Responders/Health Effects
Local pols push 9/11 health care bill through committee
By Meghan Neal
Downtown Express - Volume 23, Number 3 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | May 28 - June 3, 2010
U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney and Jerry Nadler gathered with 9/11 first responders at
Ground Zero last Sunday. Photo courtesy of US Rep. Maloney's office
U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney and Jerry Nadler paid a visit to ground zero on Sunday to highlight a 9/11 health care bill that has been dragging through Congress for nearly nine years. The bill cleared a huge hurdle on Tuesday when it passed its final committee vote, sending it to the house floor.
"It's a difficult bill, a complicated bill, a costly bill," said Maloney. The legislation would provide $11 billion in federal funds toward health care and compensation for first responders and survivors who are sick as a result of toxins left in the air after the 9/11 attacks.
Maloney and Nadler were joined by a group of the bill's supporters: police, firefighters, 9/11 first responders currently suffering from health problems, members of the New York delegation and Lower Manhattan residents.
Thursday, May 27 2010 - Research/Evidence
Building What? How SCADs Can Be Hidden in Plain Sight
David Ray Griffin
Published May 27, 2010
The collapse of WTC 7 created an extraordinary problem for the official account of 9/11 for several reasons.
Thursday, May 27 2010 - Get Involved
Guantanamo Bay Whistleblower Retaliated Against - Take Action
May 27, 2010
Text of email from National Whistleblowers Center
A former prosecutor who blew the whistle on the abuse of our Constitution in the Guantanamo Bay military commissions is now in danger of losing his 19-year military career. Lieutenant Colonel Darrel Vandeveld was retaliated against for having the courage to follow orders and speak the truth about the mockery of due process afforded to detainees in Guantanamo Bay.
On June 1, a military promotions board will meet, ironically, not to honor or promote Lt. Col. Vandeveld, a highly decorated member of the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps who served in Bosnia, Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan, as both a solder in combat and a prosecutor. More than likely, they will smear his name, preventing him from an honorable retirement just 4 months away from 20 years of outstanding service to our nation.
Lt. Col. Vandeveld needs your help to defend his honor, as he has stood up to defend the Constitution.
Monday, May 24 2010 - 9/11 Consequences
'Continuity of Government' Planning: War, Terror and the Supplanting of the U.S. Constitution
These remarks were presented by Dr. Scott at the Understanding Deep Politics conference, held May 14-16 in Santa Cruz, CA.
by Peter Dale Scott
May 24, 2010
The Asia-Pacific Journal, 21-2-10
In July 1987, during the Iran-Contra Hearings grilling of Oliver North, the American public got a glimpse of "highly sensitive" emergency planning North had been involved in. Ostensibly these were emergency plans to suspend the American constitution in the event of a nuclear attack (a legitimate concern). But press accounts alleged that the planning was for a more generalized suspension of the constitution.
As part of its routine Iran-contra coverage, the following exchange was printed in the New York Times, but without journalistic comment or follow-up:
Both North's attorney and Sen. Daniel Inouye, the Democratic Chair of the Committee, responded in a way that showed they were aware of the issue:
But we have never heard if there was or was not an executive session, or if the rest of Congress was ever aware of the matter. According to James Bamford, "The existence of the secret government was so closely held that Congress was completely bypassed."2 (Key individuals in Congress were almost certainly aware.)
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