UQ Wire: 911Truth.Org Newsletter 10/2/2006
Newsletter -- Week of 10/2/2006
1. World Can’t Wait Action Oct 5
2. The Death of Habeas Corpus
3. 911truth.org board member debates editor-in-chief of The Progressive
4. New documentary film Improbable Collapse Now Available!
5. Events Update:
9/24/06 Book Release event with Ray McGovern, Peter Dale Scott and David Ray Griffin
Peter Phillips-sponsored Media Accountability event November 3-4
6. Politics 9/11 Reminder!
7. Your input requested
1. This Week! Be A Part of the WCW Day of Mass Resistance!
There are just a few days until the massive day of resistance planned October 5 by World Can’t Wait. The list of cities with actions planned has mushroomed to more than 150 in the last week. To read the call to action, and to find an action in your area, visit www.worldcantwait.net
911truth.org supports WCW’s day of resistance, and has also released a statement criticizing the decision to deny march permits to WCW in Chicago and New York City.
If you are still unsure about the need to remove this criminal regime from power, see the next item:
2. Supine Congress Offers Support For Bill That Eliminates HabeasCorpus and Exonerates Torturers
The assault on individual liberties continues. Last week, a draconian bill passed in Congress, , S. 6166, will effectively strip persons of habeas corpus – the right to challenge one’s detention in a court of law. Instead of standing up to the Bush administration’s criminal assault on this most cherished civil protection, most of Congress is rolled over, with barely a whimper.
The legislation also shields from prosecution those who have ordered the torture of detainees, and its broad, undefined language allows that basically anybody can be designated an ‘enemy combatant’ and denied their basic rights. It also allows prosecutors to dispense with fourth amendment protections in the gathering of evidence.
What is happening in America?
One senator who at least spoke out in futile protest was Wisconsin democrat Russ Feingold. Another was Vermont’s democrat Patrick Leahy. But neither of these gentlemen, nor any or their colleagues saw fit to walk out, filibuster or otherwise show visible disgust with this profoundly un-American legislation.
Two new articles assessing the damage are up at the site this morning.
3. Mike Berger of 9/11truth.org Debates Matthew Rothschild of The Progressive
In what was a surprisingly congenial debate, 911truth.org media coordinator Mike Berger gets the best of editor-in-chief of The Progressive Matthew Rothschild in a debate on the Dino Costa radio program from Colorado. Rothschild appears out of his depth a bit, and even admits at the end of the debate that a new investigation is needed (you don’t say, Matthew!)
In the program’s second hour, Mike discusses the 9/11 attacks with Jim Plummer of www.stopthelie.com
4. Improbable Collapse Released!
The long-awaited final version of Mike Berger’s powerful documentary Improbable Collapse has been released. Ordering information is available at both the home page of www.911truth.org and at http://www.improbablecollapse.com/
"Immediately after 9/11, the verdict was in: A combination of fires and structural damage caused the progressive collapse of the Twin Towers and WTC 7. For many that watched the events in horror, however, the striking similarity to controlled demolitions was immediately apparent . . . and persistently haunting.
"Now, after five years of research, the hypothesis that controlled demolitions brought these buildings down has gained significant attention.
"Improbable Collapse is the only film to dismantle the official story about the collapse of the 3 WTC buildings using the government’s own reports. Based on the research of Dr. Steven Jones, Kevin Ryan and Jim Hoffman, the more likely explanation is controlled demolition.
"It is our hope that this information will empower the viewer to take action to defend their rights and their country. The Improbable Collapse DVD also includes an additional 20 minute film about the NYFD radio scandal that to this day has never been investigated.
"The film features Dr. Steven Jones, Kevin Ryan, James Hoffman, Dr. David Ray Griffin, Glenn Corbett, Mark Jacobson and William Veale, shot in New York City, Provo, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago and Indianapolis."
5. Kevin Ryan, Kevin Barrett and Steven E. Jones scheduled to speak at October Colorado 911 Visibility Events; Project Censored hosts Media Accountability Conference; More
a. The 911truth.org calendar is chock full of upcoming events, headlined by the Colorado 911 Visibility events planned for Oct 28-29. The program is entitled The Science of 9/11, the Suppression of Dissent, and a Nation in Crisis: Scholars for 9/11 Truth Speak Out
On Saturday, October 28, the program will be held at Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall at Denver University from 2-6 pm. On Sunday, October 29, the program will be held at the Math Auditorium of University of Colorado at Boulder from 2-6 pm.
Tickets are $6 and seating is limited. Visit www.colorado911visibility.org for more information.
b. Project Censored and Peter Phillips will host the first annual Media Accountability Conference, at Sonoma State University on November 3 & 4, 2006. The event will provide a forum for our award-winning authors to present the important stories missed by the mainstream over the past year.
The program will also provide an opportunity for journalists, academics and the "viewing public" to look at how information is controlled and shaped, to identify where the system breaks down, and to brainstorm strategies for launching new mainstream media and updating the journalistic paradigm that exists today.
The opening night keynote, 11/3, presented by physicist Steven E. Jones, will offer a critical and compelling perspective on some of the suppressed information regarding 9/11.
To learn more
about the conference and for registration information,
c. Here’s some inspiring audio from the well-attended September 24th KPFA event in Berkeley, CA in honor of the release of 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, edited by Peter Dale Scott and David Ray Griffin. The event featured remarks from Scott, Griffin, Kevin Ryan and Peter Phillips and was hosted by Ray McGovern. (Please see an excellent review of this new book at http://www.911blogger.com/node/3168)
6. Help Politics911 Pick Up Steam!
Politics911 is well underway, and we need your help!! Following are the details. Please forward this action plan far and wide, and get busy - elections are less than 5 weeks away!
The goal: Every candidate for federal office this year is asked to go "on the record" regarding 9/11 and the need for a new investigation by responding to a questionnaire delivered by his/her constituents. We are finding a few out there willing to actually represent the nearly 50% of their constituents who want a new investigation - are your state's candidates among those? Time to put the "Represent" back in Representative!!
Specifically, we need your help to poll every congressional candidate in the country on their understanding of 9/11 truth, its relation to current domestic & foreign crises, and their support for an independent new inquiry. The campaign will then highlight promising 9/11 truth supporters and try to promote their election.
We obviously cannot do this without a lot of people taking part -- in groups or individually, but there are now many thousands of readers on this list, and only about 1,200 candidates, so this is certainly doable if you help.
Helping with this historic initiative can be both easy and fun -- often rare attributes in grassroots 9/11 land -- and have an enormous lasting impact to boot.
All you have to do is:
a) Read through all the campaign info at http://tinyurl.com/ejfqy
b) Choose the other people you would like to work with in your group or area. Note: Anyone with a little care and intelligence can brief and poll a candidate as a single individual. It is often just a lot more interesting and effective if several or more people collaborate to game plan their approaches to specific candidates and maximize the impact of the survey's message both upon the candidate's staff and the surrounding community. Bird-dogging (questioning candidates openly at public events) also ideally requires at least three persons - a questioner, a videographer and someone recording sound to preserve and share a record of their responses.
c) Register as a user at 911truthgroups.org/911Truth
d) Choose a role (poller, bird-dogger, tactician, etc.) and the candidate campaign(s) you will focus on.
e) Deliver 9/11 truth literature to each campaign (see "Politics 911" Briefing Resources), poll the candidate(s), report back the results at the website above, and post links to your audio or video files if bird-dogging was involved. Note: You can also submit responses by snail mail to 911truth.org PO Box 5407, Woodridge, IL 60517 or by fax to 630-971-0500.
f) Last and most important, help 9/11-friendly candidates in your region and beyond in any way you can. A list of 9/11 truth candidates is now on the front page at 911truth.org, with links to their websites
That's all it takes - a few hours of interesting, intelligent effort and you can help change history. Please sign up and get started today. You can see how cynically certain candidates are exploiting fear and 9/11 today, and we must turn that all around.
Helpful Polling Hints:
When you approach uncommitted or unpolled candidates, introduce your 9/11 points or questions with respect to issues the candidate professes to care most about - e.g., Iraq, the Patriot Act, the deficit economy, Big Oil/global warming, etc. Gently suggest how 9/11 largely caused or exacerbated the candidate's prime issues, and note how many people now believe we need a totally new 9/11 investigation to see how this all came to pass.
Use the Zogby poll numbers , the prominent names on the 9/11 Truth Statement, or quotes from the 9/11 Commission-founding "Jersey Girls" who insist huge questions still remain.
Be respectful and polite, but also relentless until each candidate responds. As you well know, there is no more important issue today in order to understand our times, identify worthwhile candidates, and begin to take our country back.
If you have any questions, please direct them to email@example.com
7. We want to hear from you!
Politics911 is a campaign that came together as a response to the call for strategies at our Chicago conference, "9/11: Revealing the Truth, Reclaiming Our Future." As always, we want your continuing input.
Please send us your ideas and suggestions for the strongest strategies you feel the 9/11 truth movement should be pursuing. In particular, send details! Who have you identified who can help put your plan into motion, what organizations should/can we begin collaborating with more closely, how can we raise the resources needed to make your idea a reality . . . now's the time! Let's make it happen..
As always, we thank you all for your continuing, powerful efforts. We especially thank those of you who have donated this month, to keep us going. We have raised just over half of our 2006 budget... those of you who have not donated, please consider whether you can help today.
And of course, please feel free to contact any of us with your ideas and suggestions, or questions.
The 911Truth.org Steering Committee
Janice Matthews, Executive Director
Mike Berger, Media Coordinator
Gabriel Day, Outreach & Networking Coordinator
David Kubiak, International Campaign Advisor
Erik Larson, Volunteer Coordinator, Los Angeles, CA,
Bryan Sacks, Research/Editor
Michael Wolsey, Rocky Mountain Program Coordinator
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