Naomi Wolf - The End of America & The Ten Steps to Fascism
A disturbing, inspiring talk by Naomi Wolf, author of "The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot" given October 11, 2007 at Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus.
Sydney 9/11 Truth Action - 11th October 2007
11th October was a coming of age for the Sydney 9/11 Truth Action Group. On that day we had our first encounter with the authorities. After five months of regular appearances at the Town Hall, on this occasion we were informed by city rangers that we had committed an offence (by setting up a card table and a banner). Subsequently were we told by the police that we were required to provide detailed information and identification in order to lawfully protest.
I have not yet sighted the legislation which supports all this. Please let me know if you find a web page with this information.
Massive Civil Disobedience and Arrests in DC, Sept 15, 2007
They wanted to deliver a letter. They were blocked by storm troopers.
I have a question: did anybody see this on TV .. or read about it in the paper? Please leave your comment below.
Greg Palast apologizes to Dr. Steven Jones: “An apology and hope for reasoned discourse”
Steven Jones (including emails from Greg Palast)
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Greg Palast responded to me on 9 Aug 2007: "An apology and hope for reasoned discourse " For the record, here is the exchange (in brief – several people had input to Greg and I including Peter Phillips, David Ray Griffin, Jack Blood, “Galen”, and Ron Rattner).
1. Dr. Jones email to Greg Palast (12 June 2007): Dear Mr. Palast, On May 10, 2007, in an INN TV interview, you made statements which were blatantly defamatory when you called me, by name, a "complete and utter fraud" and a "fruitcake." I demand either a retraction or substantiation of your accusations --publicly.
A lawyer friend affirms that your statements, available here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=r2oFTiEpIBQ , constitute "malicious defamation."
You taunted: "Mr. Jones, come at me!" Here I am.
I am ready to respond to your specific objections to my papers, or issues you wish to raise which support the "official story" of the Bush/Cheney administration, after you have first verified that you have actually read what I have written on the subject of controlled demolition at the World Trade Center:
I will respond then to your statements which support the Bush/Cheney or "official story" for 9/11 events, and I will assure that the exchange will be made public. I propose publication of our exchange in the letters section of the Journalof911Studies.com, but you may choose another venue which is open to the public. Be sure to include your explanation of the iron-aluminum-rich microspheres which I discovered in the WTC dust if your explanation differs from mine, as well as the rapid straight-down collapse of WTC 7.
Again, my lawyer friend describes your public remarks on INN on May 10, 2007, as "malicious defamation" and I think he is correct. Do you? You called me a "complete and utter fraud" and a "fruitcake." I maintain that I am of sound mind and not a fraud. However, I invite you to present your substantiation of these claims --or retract your egregious defamations.
Sincerely,Steven E. Jones, Ph.D.
PS --If you do not respond by July 25, 2007, I will consider other options. Thank you.Note that there are over one hundred engineers and architects listed in the Architects andEngineers for 9/11 Truth web site, ae911.org, along with many at the stj911.org site, soyou may wish to correct your mis-statement of last month that there are "no engineers"who challenge the official story.
2. Since Greg did not respond by July 25th (as requested), I wrote another email to himon July 27th, as follows: Dear Mr. Palast, I found and looked at the video clip from your interview on INN --where you refer to me by name, publicly, as a "complete and utter fraud" and a "fruitcake". You also say, to the camera and the public: "Mr. Jones, come at me!"
I wrote to you over a month ago (via INN), asking for a retraction --or at the very least, some substantiation for your hubris and slander. I received word back that you have backed off your assertion that I, a PhD physicist, am a "fruitcake." It's a start...
I'm ready to accept your offensive and public challenge --your unsubstantiated accusation that I am a "complete and utter fraud" --and hopefully this discussion can bring the 9/11 truth debate before a wider public audience.
I'm raring to go! Let's discuss options, shall we?
1. A lawsuit against you for slandering me publicly. All proceeds (in excess of court and lawyer costs) would go to Iraqi war refugees = victims of the 9/11 treachery, if I win. 2. A public debate on INN (where you spoke). 3. A written exchange --Letters to the Journal of 9/11 Studies, for example. That would be the most consistent with scientific tradition --you write up your substantiated reasons for making your statements and I will publish my response. I don't think you can do it! But give it a go: you should refute the 13 points I raised in my first paper on 9/11, as well as the supportive data I provide in my latest paper, in order to demonstrate that I'm a complete fraud as you assert. The papers are published for your convenience in the Journal of 9/11 Studies: A. http://journalof911studies.com/volume/200609/Why_Indeed_Did_the_WTC_Buil... B. http://journalof911studies.com/volume/200704/JonesWTC911SciMethod.pdf You can pull in scientists and engineers as you wish --and then I will do the same.
I prefer choice #3.
You should also back up your claims of "no engineers" supporting my claims regarding demolition using cutter charges) of the Towers and WTC7. Note the papers by engineers in the Journal of 9/11 Studies. You should read, as background, the seventy-plus peer-reviewed papers in this Journal. Also, count over 140 members in the ae911.org (architects and engineers for 9/11 truth.) group. I can prove that this claim of yours is complete and utter nonsense by my finding just one engineer against your 'No engineers' claim --Here you go: Gordon Ross and Tony Szamboti both support the mentioned claims from my papers and are both mechanical engineers. I could name others, of course.
I'm ready to move on this --in a public venue. I've come at you, accepting your challenge. Now its your move --which choice above do you prefer? Or do you suggest an alternative? Silence on your part in view of your affront would be most cowardly and would tend to choice # 1. This might be of most benefit to the Iraqi war refugees but would also be least scientific.
Dr. Steven E. Jones
3. 29 July, Greg Palast to Steven Jones (based on a third-party email to us both, which Greg quotes to me and asks about): Dr. Jones,Do you agree with the content or sentiments of this letter copied to you, particularlyparagraphs 8 and 9 which I've placed in bold below?
[PARAGRAPHS 8 AND 9 from an email Greg and I both received:]In addition to being "gatekeepers of the left", these eight people have something else incommon: they all hail from a particular tribe whose name can not be spoken withoutinviting charges of being anti-Middle-Eastern, or, more commonly and ad nauseam, anti-Semitic. This expression, anti-Semitic, is a clever term used by people who have azealous dedication to Israel to describe anyone who doesn't share their steadfast devotionto this particular apartheid state. The implication is that one can not be critical of Israelwithout being critical of Jews and if you're critical of Jews you must be ethnocentric anddisparaging of all Semitic people. Ironically enough, Arabs make up the majority of theSemitic people . Because of this shrewd framing, criticism of Zionism, the fanaticalfidelity to an apartheid Jewish state in the "holy land" gifted to Jews by Yahweh, isimpossible.It's pretty clear at this stage of our collective investigation into the crimes of 9-11 that theperpetrators include not only elements within the USG but also individuals aligned withIsrael, be they "dual citizens" or straight up Mossad agents. Anyone wanting to protectthese criminal miscreants within the USG and the "special" (master/slave) relationship
between Israel and the USG is going to do everything in their power to discredit the people such as yourself and Doctor Jones who have put together so many of the pieces of the 9-11 puzzle. [name withheld --email sent to Jones, Palast and others]
4. Dr. Jones responds to Greg Palast.
In direct answer to your question: No, I do not. Let me make this clear.I have brought forth evidence, compelling in my opinion and that of many others, that aluminothermic cutter-charges ("thermite" charges) were used in the destruction of the WTC buildings. I have also brought out arguments regarding the time-of-fall of WTC 7 relative to the time-of-fall of building destroyed by explosive demolition --and other arguments --which point again to the use of cutter charges in the destruction of these buildings.
With regard to "whodunnit", this is beyond physics, and I do not claim to know. Yes, I have paraphrased/cited Webster Tarpley with regard to who MIGHT be involved, for this is his area of expertise and study.
As for myself, I am willing to say based on the evidence I have seen --besides the hard physical evidence which is the subject of my research in this area --that Vice President Richard Cheney should be impeached and given a fair trial. Impeachment is a peaceful and Constitutional remedy and I am exercising my rights as an American citizen in calling for this remedy. Questions regarding the beginnings of the Iraq war and 9/11 should certainly be included in those impeachment proceedings. Beyond that, I do not personally point a finger...
Now, Greg, will you address the questions I posed to you?
5. Greg Palast's reply (9 August 2007), subject line: "An apology and hope for reasoned discourse " Dr. Jones,It seems, unfortunately, that you did not receive my message sent through Peter Phillips
An article in the Guardian, Sept. 5, 2006, claims that I asserted that the 9/11/2001 attacks were "an 'inside job', puppeteered by the neoconservatives in the White House to justify the occupation of oil-rich Arab countries, inflate military spending, and expand Israel.” The article also alleges: “says Jones "We challenge this official conspiracy theory and, by God, we're going to get to the bottom of this.” I never spoke of this alleged notion to “expand Israel” at all, nor did I use the phrase ascribed to me, “by God,” which I consider to be profane. The entire quotation ascribed to me is NOT MINE, nor did the author (Christina Asquith) of the article interview me at all. Where her quotation came from, I do not know – but the words are not mine. I wrote to the Guardian strongly objecting to their attributing statements to me that I did not make – but received no reply nor retraction. http://education.guardian.co.uk/egweekly/story/0,,1864524,00.html
and Jack Blood some weeks back. Peter and Jack, both of whom I know and respect, assure me that your research, even if I remain unconvinced by it, was thoughtful and your conclusions sincerely drawn.
My unfortunate characterization of you as a "fruitcake" was based on your assertion that Jesus met with Mayans after His resurrection -which, Peter explained to me, was not a scientific finding but a deeply held religious belief rooted in your Mormon faith…
Some of your admirers have accused me of more serious misdeeds: that I knowingly conspired in mass murder (though I understand you do not endorse this view). I am quite disturbed that commentary on the September 11, 2001 attack has become so poisoned; and as a result, reasoned discourse is just impossible.
Therefore, except for those reports on the attack in my published books and as I have reported on BBC or other established outlets, I withdraw my comments on the topic. I have decided to remove myself from the debate entirely -and leave the field to those more expert than me.
I wish you well.
6. Steve's reply to Greg, 11 August: Greg,
Thank you, apology accepted.
The subject line of your email carries some hope for future "reasoned discourse," which is what I seek. ("An apology and hope for reasoned discourse ")
The hard evidence supporting the use of planted cutter-charges in the destruction of WTC 7 and the Twin Towers is very strong and I hope you will retain at least an open mind about these matters. The corporatocracy described by John Perkins has tentacles that are being exposed as we research what really happened on 9/11. I am certainly not accusing you of complicity in any way. There are questions I would like to see posed to Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and a few others...
Sincerely, Steven E. Jones
7. “Final” email sent 13 August to Greg Palast: Dear Greg,
I would urge you to consider my published, peer-reviewed papers which I have attached for you, regarding my research on what really happened on 9/11/2001 (particularly, the evidence for intentional demolition of the Towers and WTC 7). I believe these will be mostly understandable, and I further invite you to send them to "experts" as you wish for comment on the arguments I raise.
Indeed, I invite such criticisms of CONTENT as most seem to prefer to dismiss me as a "fruitcake" without even reading my papers --can you imagine that?
Can you imagine a scholar or serious investigator taking such an ad hominem approach -especially considering what is at stake if society as a whole continues to swallow the "official" 9/11 myth?
Gypsy Confronts 9/11 Commissioners
I know this is not new news, but since it is new to me, I am posting here.
Gypsy is a challenging and inspiring activist for 9/11 Truth and other issues. You can find out more about her by visiting her website.
9/11 Truth Hits Melbourne
On 11th September 2007, the 9/11 Truth movement came to Dandenong, a beautiful verdant suburb on the south-east edge of Melbourne, surrounded by forests and mountains.
Jenny and her friends and family set up a banner at the Markets and spent the day talking to passers by.
Unfortunately, due to the wind, the audio quality is not very good.
New Video: WTC 7 -The Smoking Gun of 9/11
Why We Must Ban Tasers In Australia
The following video is extremely disturbing, so much so that it may well be the spark that starts a revolution in America. There are parallels with the infamous Rodney King incident, however in this case the victim is an articulate, white, middle class university student, there is no riot taking place, and arguably no threat of violence.
Indeed the only explanation for the police action is that free speech is now effectively outlawed in the United States.
It is also quite clear that the taser is being used as an instrument of punishment and torture, rather than serving any practical purpose of keeping the peace.
After reading the following excerpt from the official police report, you may want to go back and watch the video again. It will become clear that, not only was the young man illegally detained and assaulted in front on hundreds of witnesses, but the criminal police are determined to falsely charge him.
9/17/2007 14:33 INITIAL MALLO, NICOLE LYNN 048 JVINSON 9/18/2007 15:24
On 09/17/07 at 1015 hours, I was working an overtime function at the University Auditorium for Accent presents Senator John Kerry. There were approximately 350 plus people in attendance. At approximately 1245 hrs., Ambassador Jett informed the audience that there would be a question and answer session and that Senator Kerry would only be answering about 6 questions, 3 on each side of the room where there were microphones set up. Senator Kerry told Ambassador Jett that he might be able to answer a couple more, time permitting. Senator Kerry was answering questions during the “question and answer stage” of his presentation when the audience was told there would only be one question left to be answered. After the question was answered, Senator Kerry stated the question and answer was over and thanked the audience for asking their questions. The approximate number of people in line asking questions was about 20, and Senator Kerry answered about 8 questions. All of the people standing in line started to dissipate and either sat back down or started to leave. As Senator Kerry was ending his speech, a man disrupted the senator by screaming, yelling, and flailing his arms. The man moved his way down the aisle yelling, “Why don’t you answer my questions, I have been waiting and listening to you speak in circles for the last two hours.”
“These officers are going to arrest me”. I didn’t see any officer directly next to him until I noticed Officer Wise walking down trying to get his attention. The man was screaming and yelling obscenities until Senator Kerry told him to calm down and that he would take his question, but he needed to calm down. At that point, the man stated, “You will take my question because I have been listening to your crap for two hours”. The man at that point turned to his friend and said, “Are you taping this? Do you have this? You ready?” The man was talking to a woman who was there to film him. Before asking the question, I had a chance to ask the man if he was a student and he stated, “I don’t have to tell you.” I the asked him if he knew the rules to the student code of conduct and he said, “What?” I informed the man that after he asked Senator Kerry the question that I needed to talk to him outside. After asking the question, the man would not let Senator Kerry finish his statement and kept badgering the senator about his beliefs, talking about “blow jobs”, and yelling as loud as he could as to sensationalize his presence. At that moment the Accent Director, Max Tyroler, asked us to take him out of the auditorium and had his microphone turned off stating, “He had said enough.” Officer Wise and I grabbed both of the man’s arms and asked him to come with us out of the auditorium to speak with us. The man then lifted me up and pushed Officer Wise to avoid being taken into custody. As he pushed and kicked Officer Wise, Sgt. King grabbed him and escorted him out of the room, but the man pushed Sgt. King out of the way and was yelling and trying to get back down the aisle. At this point Officer Sexton, Officer De Jesus, and Officer Lamb tried to assist Officer Wise and Sgt King in getting a hold of the punching and kicking irate man while Officer Dean, Officer Passero, and Officer Spurlin were present trying to assist.
The man continued to scream and yell as well as push, kick, and elbow the officers attempting to take him into custody. After multiple attempts to tell him to stop resisting, the man said, “No” and continued to push and elbow the officers. Only one handcuff was placed on the man as he continued to punch his way out of the hold. The officers could not get a hold of his other arm as he was kicking, punching, and elbowing into officers. After many attempts to get the man to comply, he chose to continue actively resisting the officers. I obeyed the command from Sgt. King to utilize the taser for the continuation of non-compliance by the man. One contact tase to the man’s left shoulder was deployed for the duration of its cycle. After the cycle ended, the man was asked to comply and stop resisting and for a brief moment he did, at which time he was placed in handcuffs. After he was lifted to his feet, he kept screaming and yelling to let him go by continually pushing the officers. I read the man his Miranda rights and explained why he was being placed under arrest. As the man was escorted down stairs with no cameras in sight, he remained quiet, but once the cameras made their way down stairs he started screaming and yelling again. Some of the comments that the man made were “You can’t kill me.”, “They are giving me to the government.” and “They are going to kill me.”
The man was identified not only by the people there filming for him, but also by a business card he had on him that had his picture on it.
I asked him if he was Andrew Meyer and he said, “Yes, I am.” Meyer was transported to the Alachua County Detention Center by my myself and Officer Vinson. Meyer stated he just wanted Senator Kerry to hear what he had to say and that he was upset when he ended the questions without being heard. Meyer stated, on the way to the jail, “I am not mad at you guys, you didn’t do anything wrong, you were just trying to do your job.” Meyer was laughing and being lighthearted in the car, his demeanor completely changed once the cameras were not in sight. Meyer did ask, at one point, if the cameras were going to be at the jail.
Meyer was charged with disturbing the peace (interfering with a school function) and resisting with violence. A use of force report was filled out and Meyer was sent a Judicial affairs form for his actions. None of the officers injured needed to seek medical attention and the injuries sustained from this incident were digitally documented.
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Osama Bin Laden 6th Anniversary Video
The next time an Official Conspiracy Theory believer says to you "but Osama admitted he did 9/11!", sit him down and make him watch this.
John Pilger - Freedom Next Time
Australian journalist, author, film maker John Pilger speaks about global media consolidation, war by journalism, US military's quest for domination/hegemony in the post 9/11 era, false history in the guise of 'objective' journalism. Filmed in Chicago at Socialism 2007: Socialism for the 21st Century by Paul Hubbard. June 16, 2007 Broadcast on Democracy Now - The War and Peace Report - August 7, 2007
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