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Impeach 9/11 Invest * Iraq Lost Billions +

12 June 2008
“If there ever was great cause for impeachment,
it would be over 9/11.”
-- Gore Vidal

1) Kucinich 911 Impeach - AZ truth – CA & NYC 9/11 Invest..
- - Dennis K & The House Vote on Impeachment
- - Supreme Court: Guantanamo Detainees Have Rights in Court
- - Arizona State Senator Karen Johnson Honors 9/11 Truth
- - Hungry For Truth - Day 16
- - Petition for Canadian 9/11 Investigation Read Into Parliament
- - NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative – Why So Important?
- - William Pepper Keynote - opening night of COPA RFK conference
- - The Report of the Citizens Commission on 9/11
- - Free Bees - 9/11's a Lie (Stayin' Alive)
2) The War Racket and Iraq’s Lost Billions +
- - BBC uncovers lost Iraq billions
- - US issues threat to Iraq's $50bn foreign reserves in military deal
- - US Seeking 58 Bases in Iraq, Shiite Lawmakers Say
- - McClellan To Testify About CIA Leak
- - Article XX Imprisoning Children – by David Swanson
- - Children, cancer, and nuclear power plants
3) RFK Manchurian Candidate + Speculation on Bilderberger meeting
- - Manchurian Candidate regarding RFK Assassination 40 years ago
- - Speculation about Obama, Clinton attending Bilderberger meeting

Editor’s Notes:

This is a pretty thick issue; lots of groundbreaking news, especially with Dennis Kucinich bringing up September 11 in the Articles for Impeachment. Meanwhile, energy costs are spiraling into our atmosphere; the weather is heating up. As per last issue, June is the time for uniting with NYC petitioners for a new 9/11-investigation. Any help in this regard is meaningful. The article by Peter Duveen "New York City Ballot Initiative Could Bring 9-11 Under Renewed Scrutiny" is what is happening! And as David Ray Griffin wrote: “There has never been a better time to get such an initiative on the ballot, because the 9/11 Truth Movement's case against the official account of 9/11 is now extremely strong---much stronger than it was just two years ago.”

For Independent Investigations
NYC 9/11 Ballot

Fourteen Points of Agreement with Official Gov.
Reports on the World Trade Center Destruction

(First peer-reviewed scientific journal published
article questioning government's official version.
BBC Reported World Trade Center Building
WTC-7 Collapsed 20 Minutes Before It Fell!

NY Times bestselling author's 9/11 Truth Novel
The Shell Game review by Jehan Abdur-Raheem
Also see following by Jonathan Mark and Kevin Barrett:
"Retaking the moment, The Shell Game potential"
"Why Steve Alten is Winning the Shell Game Debate"

Flyby News
will be tabling at
July 11, 12, and 13, 2008 - Forget-me-not Farm, VT
Valley 9/11 Truth
The Reflecting Pool
The first investigative drama to
challenge the official version of 9/11

Filmmakers will be joining us for Q & A
Media Education Foundation
Wednesday, July 23, 2008; 7:00 PM

"Fear not the path of truth
for the lack of people walking on it."

--Robert F. Kennedy

1) Kucinich 911 Impeach - AZ truth – CA & NYC 9/11 Invest..

- - Dennis K & The House Vote on Impeachment
- - Supreme Court: Guantanamo Detainees Have Rights in Court
- - Arizona State Senator Karen Johnson Honors 9/11 Truth
- - Hungry For Truth - Day 16
- - Petition for Canadian 9/11 Investigation Read Into Parliament
- - NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative – Why So Important?
- - William Pepper Keynote - opening night of COPA RFK conference
- - The Report of the Citizens Commission on 9/11
- - Free Bees - 9/11's a Lie (Stayin' Alive)

- - Dennis K & The House Vote on Impeachment
By Kevin Saville –


I'm pleased to see that the U. S. House of Representatives voted on House Resolution 1258, calling for the impeachment of President Bush. Roll Call 401 indicated Ayes, 251 (including Kucinich and 226 other Democratic plus 24 Republican); Noes, 166 (all Republican).

Rep. Kucinich shows amazing courage to stand up for what should be obvious.

The result of the vote is that H. Res. 1258 has been sent to the Judiciary Committee, where it will likely languish indefinitely. However, contacting Representatives to request support of the resolution may make a difference!

Source: http://rawstory. com/news08/ 2008/06/11/ house-voting- to-send-impeachment-resolution-to-judiciary-committee/

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Dennis Bernstein had a 20 minute interview with Dennis Kucinich on the Article of Impeachment
of The Dear Leader on Flashpoints

From: American Freedom Campaign info{at]americanfreedomcampaign(dot}org
Subject: Tell Congress: Impeach George W. Bush

Last night, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) introduced 35 articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush. Many of the articles -- which are listed at the bottom of this E-mail -- echoed calls and allegations we have been making since the launch of the American Freedom Campaign last July.

The next step is for the House to refer the articles to the House Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Committee will then determine -- by majority vote -- whether the grounds for impeachment exist. An objective review of the articles would undoubtedly demonstrate that many, if not most, of the articles prepared by Rep. Kucinich are backed up by sufficient grounds to proceed with the impeachment process.

Now is the time to let your U.S. representative know that you strongly support impeachment hearings before the House Judiciary Committee and further proceedings on the House floor. Please take a moment to let your U.S. representative know that you support the impeachment of George W. Bush by clicking on the following link:

From torture to rendition to spying on Americans to abusing signing statements, Rep. Kucinich detailed all of the reasons why George W. Bush should be impeached. He included as Article XXVII one of the American Freedom Campaign's top issues: "Failing to Comply with Congressional Subpoenas and Instructing Former Employees Not to Comply."

The founders of our country feared more than anything else the prospect of an executive who put his own power and desires above the Constitution. Congress was given the power of impeachment so that it could remove any president who committed the high crime of violating the Constitution during his (or her) term in office.

A strong case can be made that no president in the history of this country is more deserving of impeachment than George W. Bush. If he is not impeached, the bar for impeachment will have been raised so high that it might as well no longer exist. Future presidents will know that they can violate the Constitution at will, confident in the fact that Congress does not have the courage as an institution to do anything about it.

We cannot allow this to happen. Please send an E-mail to your representative today urging immediate action on the impeachment of George W. Bush.

Once you have taken action yourself, please take a moment to forward this E-mail to as many people as you can.
Thank you for standing up for your country and the Constitution.

Steve Fox
Campaign Director
American Freedom Campaign Action Fund

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Here are the 35 articles of impeachment introduced by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) on June 9, 2008:

Article I - Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign to Manufacture a False Case for War Against Iraq.

Article II - Falsely, Systematically, and with Criminal Intent Conflating the Attacks of September 11, 2001, With Misrepresentation of Iraq as a Security Threat as Part of Fraudulent Justification for a War of Aggression.

Article III - Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction, to Manufacture a False Case for War.

Article IV - Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Posed an Imminent Threat to the United States.

Article V - Illegally Misspending Funds to Secretly Begin a War of Aggression.

Article VI - Invading Iraq in Violation of the Requirements of HJRes114.

Article VII - Invading Iraq Absent a Declaration of War.

Article VIII - Invading Iraq, A Sovereign Nation, in Violation of the UN Charter.

Article IX - Failing to Provide Troops With Body Armor and Vehicle Armor

Article X - Falsifying Accounts of US Troop Deaths and Injuries for Political Purposes

Article XI - Establishment of Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq

Article XII - Initiating a War Against Iraq for Control of That Nation's Natural Resources

Article XIIII - Creating a Secret Task Force to Develop Energy and Military Policies With Respect to Iraq and Other Countries

Article XIV - Misprision of a Felony, Misuse and Exposure of Classified Information And Obstruction of Justice in the Matter of Valerie Plame Wilson, Clandestine Agent of the Central Intelligence Agency

Article XV - Providing Immunity from Prosecution for Criminal Contractors in Iraq

Article XVI - Reckless Misspending and Waste of U.S. Tax Dollars in Connection With Iraq and US Contractors

Article XVII - Illegal Detention: Detaining Indefinitely And Without Charge Persons Both U.S. Citizens and Foreign Captives

Article XVIII - Torture: Secretly Authorizing, and Encouraging the Use of Torture Against Captives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Other Places, as a Matter of Official Policy

Article XIX - Rendition: Kidnapping People and Taking Them Against Their Will to "Black Sites" Located in Other Nations, Including Nations Known to Practice Torture

Article XX - Imprisoning Children

Article XXI - Misleading Congress and the American People About Threats from Iran, and Supporting Terrorist Organizations Within Iran, With the Goal of Overthrowing the Iranian Government

Article XXII - Creating Secret Laws

Article XXIII - Violation of the Posse Comitatus Act

Article XXIV - Spying on American Citizens, Without a Court-Ordered Warrant, in Violation of the Law and the Fourth Amendment

Article XXV - Directing Telecommunications Companies to Create an Illegal and Unconstitutional Database of the Private Telephone Numbers and Emails of American Citizens

Article XXVI - Announcing the Intent to Violate Laws with Signing Statements

Article XXVII - Failing to Comply with Congressional Subpoenas and Instructing Former Employees Not to Comply

Article XXVIII - Tampering with Free and Fair Elections, Corruption of the Administration of Justice

Article XXIX - Conspiracy to Violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Article XXX - Misleading Congress and the American People in an Attempt to Destroy Medicare

Article XXXI - Katrina: Failure to Plan for the Predicted Disaster of Hurricane Katrina, Failure to Respond to a Civil Emergency

Article XXXII - Misleading Congress and the American People, Systematically Undermining Efforts to Address Global Climate Change

Article XXXIII - Repeatedly Ignored and Failed to Respond to High Level Intelligence Warnings of Planned Terrorist Attacks in the US, Prior to 911.

Article XXXIV - Obstruction of the Investigation into the Attacks of September 11, 2001

Article XXXV - Endangering the Health of 911 First Responders

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Full document download -

The Kucinich 9/11-related Articles of Impeachment VIDEO:




In all of these actions and decisions, President George W. Bush has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President, and subversive of constitutional government, to the prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States. Wherefore, President George W. Bush, by such conduct, is guilty of an impeachable offense warranting removal from office.

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- - Supreme Court: Guantanamo Detainees Have Rights in Court
June 12, 2008 ABC News

Supreme Court: Guantanamo Detainees Have Rights in Court
In Stinging Defeat for Government, Detainees Have Right to Challenge Detentions
June 12, 2008

In a stinging defeat for the Bush administration, the Supreme Court ruled today that detainees held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have a right to challenge their detentions and that congressional legislation has failed to provide a reasonable substitute for such a hearing.

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled June 12, 2008, that detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have a right to challenge their detentions in federal court.

The ruling invalidates portions of The Military Commissions Act of 2006.

The decision was 5-4, with Justice Anthony Kennedy joining the four liberal justices on the court.

Writing for the majority opinion striking down the Military Commissions Act of 2006, Kennedy wrote, "The laws and Constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in extraordinary times."

The stakes are enormous. The justices have thrown open the courthouse doors for the 270 detainees currently being held at Gitmo who will now argue that they should be able to be present in court with access to most of the evidence against them. It will also impact the cases of some detainees who have been charged with War Crimes.

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- - Arizona State Senator Karen Johnson Honors 9/11 Truth

Arizona State Senator Karen Johnson Honors Blair Gadsby &
Brings 9/11 Truth to the Arizona State Senate - June 10, 2008.

" particular, I would like to introduce to you a very courageous man named Blair Gadsby. I'm going to ask the folks with Blair to help him stand, as I tell you just a little bit about him. Blair is very weak, because he has been fasting for more than two weeks to try to bring attention to the cause of 9/11 Truth. This is the 16th day that Blair has gone without food, and spent his day outside the office of U.S. Senator John McCain, pleading with the Senator to take a look at new evidence of the 9/11 crimes.

We have one man here, who is sacrificing his own personal needs and desires, to stand boldly, pleading for the world to take notice, to question, to research, and not place their lives in the hands of media sound bites. To think for themselves, consciously and critically.

Blair is an educator, and to me this is what great educators do. Thousands of people all over the country, and actually, around the world have been watching on the internet as this hunger strike progresses here in Phoenix. I want Blair to know that I am one of his biggest fans, and that good people everywhere admire him for his courage and determination.

Please give a warm welcome to Blair Gadsby and the 9/11 Truth movement."

- Senator Karen Johnson, June 10, 2008.
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- - Hungry For Truth - Day 16
Blair Gadsby | Hunger Strike | hungry for truth | Karen Johnson

June 10, 2008 will be a moment in the 9/11 Truth movement we can all look back on and be extremely proud. For all of you who have spent countless hours reading books, watching DVD's, searching the internet, investigating what happened on 9/11, researching til 2, 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning, knowing you had to get up soon to go to work but you couldn't pull yourself away from this. For all of you who have been ridiculed, laughed at and have been told that you are nuts. For all of you who decided that it's time to do something about the obvious lies and cover-up by our government and media. For all of you who have stood on a street corner holding a 9/11 Truth sign and have absorbed a middle finger or heard the voice of a sheeple yelling, " GET A JOB !! " For all of you who have sacrificed your time, energy and money to organize a speaking engagement in your home town, only to be completely ignored by the media. For all of you who have made phone calls to your local representatives, radio stations, television and print media urging them to look into 9/11. For all of you who have experienced sleepless nights because you know something is very wrong with our country, our press and our democracy. For all of you who have a voice, but at times go unheard or suppressed. For all of you who stand up when it's uncomfortable, when it's inconvenient or when it's down right hard to do so. For all of you who stood by Blair and cheered him on. For all of you who continue to ASK QUESTIONS AND DEMAND ANSWERS. For all of you who wish you had a State Senator who could be your voice for you. For all of you who know that there is only one Senator from Arizona who stands for the Truth and it's not John McCain. It's Karen Johnson !! For all of you who work to achieve accountability for the victims of 9/11 and their families and for all of you who know 9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB, this is for you.
Thanks for your support over the last 16 days. These days will always belong to all of us.

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- - Petition for Canadian 9/11 Investigation Read Into Parliament

Canadian Parliament | March on Ottawa | Petition



Vancouver BC,
Drew Noftle

A few months ago various 9/11 Truth activists across Canada got together to compose a Parliamentary Petition demanding an investigation into 9/11. The first 500 signatures were submitted last week, verified, and accepted. This petition will be read into Parliament on Tuesday June the 10th, at approx 10 am EST, by East Vancouver member of Parliament Libby Davies.

Our Petition can be found here:

The 9/11 attacks not only killed 24 Canadians, but it is also our sole reason for participating in – and now enduring – the War on Terror. Upon the outset of the War in Afghanistan, former US Secretary of State Colin Powell (who will be in Vancouver June 12th) promised Canada a whitepaper linking the September 11th attacks with Osama bin Laden in exchange for our premature participation in the conflict in Afghanistan. This whitepaper never came, yet our troops are still fighting abroad.

Read more:

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- - NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative – Why So Important?

By Peter Duveen

PETER'S NEW YORK, June 4, 2008--Can they awaken a sleeping American public? That's what a handful of critics who question the government's version of the events of September 11, 2001 are banking on. In fact, they believe they have already achieved a measure of success, and are looking to translate that into votes, not for politicians, but for the formation of a commission that will investigate 9-11 more thoroughly.

The 9-11 ballot initiative is a grass-roots movement supported by a sizable number of groups and individuals that have serious questions about the federal government's official 9-11 Commission report of four years ago. If successful, it will give New York City voters a chance to establish a new commission that will look into the events of that day in what many hope will be a more satisfactory, less politicized, manner than previous investigations.

Thirty thousand signatures of registered New York City voters are needed to put a proposition on the November ballot. An additional 15,000 signatures are required in the event the City Council rejects the initiative. Because city residents were so directly affected by the events of 9-11, there is a high likelihood that the proposition will be approved if put to a vote.

On September 11, 2001, two aircraft crashed into each of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan. The buildings, and a third nearby 44-story office tower, collapsed, or as some might have it, disintegrated, later that day. On the same morning, an explosion and fire at the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C., which the government attributed to a third aircraft collision, resulted in further loss of life, while a fourth airliner was said to have come down over rural Pennsylvania, resulting in the deaths of all on board. Shortly after the events, in which some 3,000 people lost their lives, the government came up with a scenario involving 19 hijackers of Middle East origin, who were said to have commandeered the aircraft and deliberately crashed them into their targets. It is the government's version that was chiefly reflected in the 9-11 Commission report, released in 2004.

A great number of unresolved issues in both the report and other government explanations of the events of September 11, 2001 have led to a public outcry for the formation of a new commission.

"It will allow us for the first time to have a real investigation" and "justice for those people who died on that day," said Frank Morales, pastor of St. Mark's Church in the Bowery, addressing a rally at his church last week to support the ballot initiative. "It appears that there are elements within our own government...who were at least complicit in what happened that day," Morales said. Morales's introductory address was followed by remarks from a long list of notables in the 9-11 Truth movement.

The media has not accurately reflected the reality of the events of 9-11, said Jesse Richard, founder of TV News Lies [], a website that documents the inaccuracies and misrepresentations in mass media reporting. The commissioners of the government's 9-11 Commission "weren't told to go and find out what happened; They were told what happened," Richard told his audience. Richard particularly questioned the failure of the nation's strategic defenses, which were unable to stop the World Trade Center attacks, even though fighter pilots have "standard operating procedures that they practice every single day." His main object of ridicule, however, was the mass media. "Treat them like the enemies that they are," he said. "Don't call them media." Richard had practical advice to volunteers who intend to help with the signature campaign. "Don't start with the 9-11 stuff; start with something you can touch their hearts with."

Others stepped up to the podium, each giving their own unique perspective of why a new 9-11 investigation was important.

"I know that our government is lying to us," said Chris Burke, who lost a relative in the collapse of the twin towers. "People are not doing a good God-damned thing about it."

"There's nothing we can do today to bring (back) my brother, my friends," and the others that lost their lives, Burke said, "It's the people in this room," he said, who will make a new investigation possible by gathering the signatures to put a new investigation on the ballot.

Wayne Madsen (, an independent journalist and author of "Overthrow a fascist regime on $15 a day," noted that a formal reinvestigation of 9-11 would bring new witnesses out of the woodwork. "There are so many things left uninvestigated," said Madsen, He said many in government "would be wiling to testify about what they saw happen on 9-11." These are patriots who do not fear government reprisals, Madsen said. "The only piece of paper they're concerned with is the United States constitution."

Madsen said he had been told by sources that Flight 93, the commercial airliner that the government contends fell to the ground during a passenger revolt against hijackers, was actually shot down by fighter pilots.

A new investigation, Madsen said, is necessary to vindicate those who had lost their lives in pursuit of the truth. He related the story of John O'Neill, who was forced out of the FBI after losing a briefcase containing sensitive information. After he resigned from the FBI, O'Neill took a job as head of security at the World Trade Center, and died in the rubble of the towers while trying to rescue people.

Roland Carnaby was another person in the know who died mysteriously in April after an alleged altercation with police. "They shot him to death" while he was retrieving his Blackberry, Madsen said.

Still another person who may have had important information on the 9-11 attacks was found stabbed to death 36 times "with his own pen knife." His death was ruled a suicide.

"We owe it to John O'Neill" and other individuals who have recently lost their lives to have a new 9-11 investigation, which he said. "could open up the necessary mechanisms" put George Bush and Dick Cheney "in prison where they belong." Madsen said he believes the perpetrators of 9-11 had planned to stage a fascist coup. "And that is exactly what they did."

Sander Hicks (, who owns the Vox Pop coffee bars in Brooklyn and Manhattan and has written and spoken extensively on 9-11, expanded on a similar theme: the deaths' of 9-11 activists. "The coverup has grown violent; the coverup has slain one of our own," Hicks said, referring to David Graham, an activist who claimed to have met with two of the alleged 9-11 hijackers in 2000. Graham's death was ruled a suicide, but many in the 9-11 Truth community believed it was a government rub-out. Hicks said he would use his coffee bars as "a locus for people power" in promoting the 9-11 ballot initiative.

William Rodriguez (, who is believed to have been the last person out of the north tower before it collapsed, and who was a member of the World Trade Center maintenance crew on the day the planes hit the buildings, had just arrived from Italy, where Rodriguez said he addressed an international group of neurosurgeons on the health effects of 9-11. "Seven years of lies, seven years of manipulation," he cried, referring to the government's attitude toward 9-11.

Rodriguez had kind words to say about his friend Madsen, with whom he worked to uncover some of the truths about 9-11. "I was homeless, living under a bridge," Rodriguez said. "He (Madsen) took me to dinner." The two discussed various facets of 9-11, and Rodriguez told Madsen that a video store owner in New Jersey had informed the FBI that two of the hijackers and some Israelis found cheering in the aftermath of the attacks were among his customers. Days later, the FBI confiscated the hard drive that contained the proprietor's customer list, Rodriguez said. "When he (Madsen) tried to get this information out, they stopped him."

Rodriguez said officialdom feels increasingly threatened by the 9-11 truth movement. ""They're afraid; They don't want this information to come out," he said. He encouraged 9-11 activists to work to make the 9-11 ballot initiative a reality. Referring to many in the 9-11 movement as "the couch potato activists," he urged people to "go outside and make a change."

Rodriguez also announced that an upcoming film that he is in the process of producing on 9-11, "Last Man Out," will have a co-producer who is a major figure in the entertainment field.

A surprise speaker, albeit by amplified cell phone, was Arizona State Senator Karen Johnson, who recently made waves by publicly announcing her skepticism of the official explanation of 9-11. "To me, the 9-11 Commission was a white-wash," she told the audience as Les Jamison, a 9-11 activist who played the role of master of ceremonies for the rally, held a cell phone to the microphone. "We really haven't had a truly independent 9-11 investigation, and I think it's high time that we did," she said. It is crucial, she said, "just to make the time in the next few weeks" to gather 30,000 or more signatures needed to put a new 9-11 investigation on the ballot. "We've got to have the answers to the many questions that surround the attacks on 9-11," she said.

Jamison patched two other speakers into the sound system so that the audience could hear their remarks. Lt. Col. Robert Bowman (retired), who was a career military man and an experienced pilot, said: "What we do know is that the official story is hogwash." He noted that there was no good explanation for why fighter pilots were unable to intercept the allegedly hijacked flights. If the government had done nothing, he said, "the twin towers would still be standing. That is not interference; it is treason."

Jamison then phoned up West Coast activist Mike Marino, who said he believed the 9-11 truth movement would triumph "because the truth is more powerful that the deception," adding, "We got the truth on our side."

David Ray Griffin, author of several books on the government's role in the events of 9-11, issued a statement supporting the ballot initiative. "The evidence that 9-11 was an inside job is overwhelming," Griffin said. For those who volunteer for the signature drive, Griffin said, "your name will surely be included in the universe's list of heroes."

[More information on the 9-11 ballot initiative, including information on how to participate in the volunteer signature campaign, can be found at]


The original article, with photographs of the event, can be found at
Also posted at

For recently posted videos of this NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative rally, see:

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Please support the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative by sending a financial contribution.
Here’s the online link to contribute.

Or write a check made payable to NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative, and mail it to
NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative, 1173A Second Avenue, Suite 155, New York, NY 10065.

Or for supporting volunteers collecting signatures ASAP, send a check made payable to:
Civic Empowerment Network (in memo write: NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative) and send to:
9/11 Ballot Initiative, P.O. Box 1063, Cooper Station, NY 10276

For a video of Les Jamieson, of the Civic Empowerment Network talking about the proposed voter initiative to amend the New York City Charter to create a temporary commission to investigate the events of 9/11. Produced by Gary Popkin. Originally aired August 7, 2007. See:

For Independent Investigations - NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative -

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- - William Pepper Keynote - opening night of COPA RFK conference
Via: Hot Potato Mash blog

Monday, June 09, 2008

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Dr. William Pepper on James Earl Ray's Innocence, Sirhan Sirhan's Innocence, 9/11 Truth and Prosecuting War Crimes

Dr. William F. Pepper is an internationally acclaimed lawyer who defended James Earl Ray in a 1999 civil trial (supported by Martin Luther King's family) where the jury found Ray not responsible for the MLK assassination. Now Pepper is defending Sirhan Sirhan for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, a case he says is “an easier one than the assassination of Martin King and the innocence of James Earl Ray”.

Last Thursday Pepper spoke about all of his projects, including 9/11 truth and prosecuting the Bush administration for war crimes, to a packed celebrity filled house in Los Angeles. Among those in attendance were Ed Asner, Gina Belafonte, Judd Nelson and 9/11 author Professor David Ray Griffin. Videos of his talk follow below...

Part 1 (6:21) - Introduction

In Part 1 Pepper talks about his background, childhood and motivation. He also speaks about the time he spent in Cuba playing baseball where he got to know Fidel Castro. According to Pepper, Castro foresaw much of what is happening in the United States today:

“When, in that massive country to the north, the masses of the people ever understand what it is that their ruling class has done to them and is doing to them, there will be such a torrent of opposition. They will rise like never before and then there will be the world’s greatest social revolution, the American second revolution.”

The video concludes with Pepper explaining how he came to work for Robert F. Kennedy and Martin King:

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- - The Report of the Citizens Commission on 9/11

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- - Free Bees - 9/11's a Lie (Stayin' Alive)
The 'Free Bees' are looking for help in spreading their '9/11's a lie' music video and song far and wide. Reluctantly they have decided that even though they're extremely proud of the work, they are releasing it anonymously.
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By John Scott Lewinski June 10, 2008

A YouTube-based, political cover/parody act calling itself The Free Bees rewrote the lyrics of the 1970s disco anthem and Saturday Night Fever theme Stayin' Alive to promote the theory that the tragedy of 9/11 was a home-grown conspiracy.

The song and video (above), 9/11's a Lie, kicks off with the lyrics, "Well you can tell, By the way the buildings fell, There was something wrong, Now it's time to tell..." The refrain includes "Whether you're a brother, Or whether you're a mother, 9/11's a lie, 9/11's a lie, Neo-cons are shaking, The world has started waking, 9/11's a lie, 9/11's a lie..."

There's no official statement yet on how the surviving members of the Bee Gees feel about having their iconic hit rewritten.
also posted at

For FN’s archives, see:
The Bush Conspiracy and 9/11 Investigative Reports,
looking into the unanswered questions.

2) The War Racket and Iraq’s Lost Billions +

- - BBC uncovers lost Iraq billions
- - US issues threat to Iraq's $50bn foreign reserves in military deal
- - US Seeking 58 Bases in Iraq, Shiite Lawmakers Say
- - McClellan To Testify About CIA Leak
- - Article XX Imprisoning Children – by David Swanson
- - Children, cancer, and nuclear power plants

- - BBC uncovers lost Iraq billions
By Jane Corbin
BBC News

A BBC investigation estimates that around $23bn (£11.75bn) may have been lost, stolen or just not properly accounted for in Iraq.

The BBC's Panorama programme has used US and Iraqi government sources to research how much some private contractors have profited from the conflict and rebuilding.

A US gagging order is preventing discussion of the allegations.

The order applies to 70 court cases against some of the top US companies.

War profiteering

While President George W Bush remains in the White House, it is unlikely the gagging orders will be lifted.

To date, no major US contractor faces trial for fraud or mismanagement in Iraq.

The president's Democratic opponents are keeping up the pressure over war profiteering in Iraq.

Henry Waxman, who chairs the House committee on oversight and government reform, said: "The money that's gone into waste, fraud and abuse under these contracts is just so outrageous, it's egregious.

"It may well turn out to be the largest war profiteering in history."

In the run-up to the invasion, one of the most senior officials in charge of procurement in the Pentagon objected to a contract potentially worth $7bn that was given to Halliburton, a Texan company which used to be run by Dick Cheney before he became vice-president.

Unusually only Halliburton got to bid - and won.

Missing billions

The search for the missing billions also led the programme to a house in Acton in west London where Hazem Shalaan lived until he was appointed to the new Iraqi government as minister of defence in 2004.

He and his associates siphoned an estimated $1.2bn out of the ministry. They bought old military equipment from Poland but claimed for top-class weapons.

Meanwhile they diverted money into their own accounts.

Judge Radhi al-Radhi of Iraq's Commission for Public Integrity investigated.

He said: "I believe these people are criminals.

"They failed to rebuild the Ministry of Defence, and as a result the violence and the bloodshed went on and on - the murder of Iraqis and foreigners continues and they bear responsibility."

Mr Shalaan was sentenced to two jail terms but he fled the country.

He said he was innocent and that it was all a plot against him by pro-Iranian MPs in the government.

There is an Interpol arrest warrant out for him but he is on the run - using a private jet to move around the globe.

He stills owns commercial properties in the Marble Arch area of London.

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- - US issues threat to Iraq's $50bn foreign reserves in military deal
By Patrick Cockburn, Friday, 6 June 2008

The US is holding hostage some $50bn (£25bn) of Iraq's money in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to pressure the Iraqi government into signing an agreement seen by many Iraqis as prolonging the US occupation indefinitely, according to information leaked to The Independent.

US negotiators are using the existence of $20bn in outstanding court judgments against Iraq in the US, to pressure their Iraqi counterparts into accepting the terms of the military deal, details of which were reported for the first time in this newspaper yesterday.

Iraq's foreign reserves are currently protected by a presidential order giving them immunity from judicial attachment but the US side in the talks has suggested that if the UN mandate, under which the money is held, lapses and is not replaced by the new agreement, then Iraq's funds would lose this immunity. The cost to Iraq of this happening would be the immediate loss of $20bn. The US is able to threaten Iraq with the loss of 40 per cent of its foreign exchange reserves because Iraq's independence is still limited by the legacy of UN sanctions and restrictions imposed on Iraq since Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in the 1990s. This means that Iraq is still considered a threat to international security and stability under Chapter Seven of the UN charter. The US negotiators say the price of Iraq escaping Chapter Seven is to sign up to a new "strategic alliance" with the United States.

The threat by the American side underlines the personal commitment of President George Bush to pushing the new pact through by 31 July. Although it is in reality a treaty between Iraq and the US, Mr Bush is describing it as an alliance so he does not have to submit it for approval to the US Senate.

Iraqi critics of the agreement say that it means Iraq will be a client state in which the US will keep more than 50 military bases. American forces will be able to carry out arrests of Iraqi citizens and conduct military campaigns without consultation with the Iraqi government. American soldiers and contractors will enjoy legal immunity.

The US had previously denied it wanted permanent bases in Iraq, but American negotiators argue that so long as there is an Iraqi perimeter fence, even if it is manned by only one Iraqi soldier, around a US installation, then Iraq and not the US is in charge.

The US has security agreements with many countries, but none are occupied by 151,000 US soldiers as is Iraq. The US is not even willing to tell the government in Baghdad what American forces are entering or leaving Iraq, apparently because it fears the government will inform the Iranians, said an Iraqi source.

The fact that Iraq's financial reserves, increasing rapidly because of the high price of oil, continue to be held in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is another legacy of international sanctions against Saddam Hussein. Under the UN mandate, oil revenues must be placed in the Development Fund for Iraq which is in the bank.

The funds are under the control of the Iraqi government, though the US Treasury has strong influence on the form in which the reserves are held.

Iraqi officials say that, last year, they wanted to diversify their holdings out of the dollar, as it depreciated, into other assets, such as the euro, more likely to hold their value. This was vetoed by the US Treasury because American officials feared it would show lack of confidence in the dollar.

Iraqi officials say the consequence of the American action was to lose Iraq the equivalent of $5bn. Given intense American pressure on a weak Iraqi government very dependent on US support, it is still probable that the agreement will go through with only cosmetic changes. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the immensely influential Shia cleric, could prevent the pact by issuing a fatwa against it but has so far failed to do so.

The Grand Ayatollah met Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, the leader of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), which is the main supporter of the Iraqi government, earlier this week and did not condemn the agreement or call for a referendum. He said, according to Mr Hakim, that it must guarantee Iraqi national sovereignty, be transparent, command a national consensus and be approved by the Iraqi parliament. Critics of the deal fear that the government will sign the agreement, and parliament approve it, in return for marginal concessions.

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- - US Seeking 58 Bases in Iraq, Shiite Lawmakers Say

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- - McClellan To Testify About CIA Leak

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- - Article XX Imprisoning Children – by David Swanson

Local Official Caught Imprisoning Children
By David Swanson

Ooops. Scratch that. It was not a local official. No need to get excited. No need to end the practice or hold the criminal accountable. No need to mention the scandal in news reports. It's actually President George W. Bush. There's nothing to see here. Move along. Shop. Eat. Vote. Sleep. Perish.

Or take seriously the following article of impeachment introduced on Monday evening by Congressman Dennis Kucinich:

Article XX

In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty under Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution "to take care that the laws be faithfully executed", has both personally and acting through his agents and subordinates, authorized or permitted the arrest and detention of at least 2500 children under the age of 18 as "enemy combatants" in Iraq, Afghanistan, and at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention relating to the treatment of "protected persons" and the Optional Protocol to the Geneva Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, signed by the US in 2002 . To wit:

In May 2008, the US government reported to the United Nations that it has been holding upwards of 2,500 children under the age of 18 as "enemy combatants" at detention centers in Iraq, Afghanistan and at Guantanamo Bay (where there was a special center, Camp Iguana, established just for holding children). The length of these detentions has frequently exceeded a year, and in some cases has stretched to five years. Some of these detainees have reached adulthood in detention and are now not being reported as child detainees because they are no longer children.

In addition to detaining children as "enemy combatants," it has been widely reported in media reports that the US military in Iraq has, based upon Pentagon rules of engagement, been treating boys as young as 14 years of age as "potential combatants," subject to arrest and even to being killed. In Fallujah, in the days ahead of the November 2004 all-out assault, Marines ringing the city were reported to be turning back into the city men and boys "of combat age" who were trying to flee the impending scene of battle -- an act which in itself is a violation of the Geneva Conventions, which require combatants to permit anyone, combatants as well as civilians, to surrender, and to leave the scene of battle.

Under the Fourth Geneva Convention, to which the United States has been a signatory since 1949, children under the age of 15 captured in conflicts, even if they have been fighting, are to be considered victims, not prisoners. In 2002, the United States signed the Optional Protocol to the Geneva Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of children in Armed Conflict, which raised this age for this category of "protected person" to under 18.

The continued detention of such children, some as young as 10, by the US military is a violation of both convention and protocol, and as such constitutes a war crime for which the president, as commander in chief, bears full responsibility.

In all of these actions and decisions, President George W. Bush has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and Commander in Chief, and subversive of constitutional government, to the prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States. Wherefore, President George W. Bush, by such conduct, is guilty of an impeachable offense warranting removal from office.


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- - Children, cancer, and nuclear power plants

Reasonable Doubt: Children living near nuclear facilities face an increased risk of cancer.
by Ian Fairlie Global Research,
April 24, 2008 New Scientist

AMONG the many environmental concerns surrounding nuclear power plants, there is one that provokes public anxiety like no other: the fear that children living near nuclear facilities face an increased risk of cancer. Though a link has long been suspected, it has never been proven. Now that seems likely to change.

Studies in the 1980s revealed increased incidences of childhood leukaemia near nuclear installations at Windscale (now Sellafield), Burghfield and Dounreay in the UK. Later studies near German nuclear facilities found a similar effect. The official response was that the radiation doses from the nearby plants were too low to explain the increased leukaemia. The Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment, which is responsible for advising the UK government, finally concluded that the explanation remained unknown but was not likely to be radiation.

There the issue rested, until a recent flurry of epidemiological studies appeared. Last year, researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston carried out a meta-analysis of 17 research papers covering 136 nuclear sites in the UK, Canada, France, the US, Germany, Japan and Spain. The incidence of leukaemia in children under 9 living close to the sites showed an increase of 14 to 21 per cent, while death rates from the disease were raised by 5 to 24 per cent, depending on their proximity to the nuclear facilities (European Journal of Cancer Care, vol 16, p 355).

This was followed by a German study which found 14 cases of leukaemia compared to an expected four cases between 1990 and 2005 in children living within 5 kilometres of the Krümmel nuclear plant near Hamburg, making it the largest leukaemia cluster near a nuclear power plant anywhere in the world (Environmental Health Perspectives, vol 115, p 941).

This was upstaged by the yet more surprising KiKK studies (a German acronym for Childhood Cancer in the Vicinity of Nuclear Power Plants), whose results were published this year in the International Journal of Cancer (vol 122, p 721) and the European Journal of Cancer (vol 44, p 275). These found higher incidences of cancers and a stronger association with nuclear installations than all previous reports. The main findings were a 60 per cent increase in solid cancers and a 117 per cent increase in leukaemia among young children living near all 16 large German nuclear facilities between 1980 and 2003. The most striking finding was that those who developed cancer lived closer to nuclear power plants than randomly selected controls. Children living within 5 kilometres of the plants were more than twice as likely to contract cancer as those living further away, a finding that has been accepted by the German government.

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Radiation and Public Health Awareness -- The Radiation and Public Health Project (RPHP) was established by scientists and physicians dedicated to understanding the relationships between low-level, nuclear radiation and public health. The RPHP Tooth Fairy Project "..grew out of the work of Dr. Jay Gould, Director of the Radiation and Public Health Project and author of The Enemy Within: The High Cost of Living Near Nuclear Reactors. By analyzing 50 years of US National Cancer Institute data, Dr. Gould proved that.of the 3,000-odd counties in the United States, women living in about 1,300 nuclear counties (located within 100 miles of a reactor) are at the greatest risk of dying of breast cancer.." Before the Cassini-Earth-flyby, a Letter of Concern by Dr. John W. Gofman provided ample evidence showing why there is no safe dose for alpha particles emitted by the radioactive decay of plutonium. This concern has also been realized by the impact from the use of Uranium Munitions, which has caused much harm to soldiers and civilians, but especially to the young. For more resources and actions on these issues, see: Nuclear Information and Resource Service, New England Coalition, and Citizens Awareness Network.

3) RFK Manchurian Candidate + Speculation on Bilderberger meeting

- - Manchurian Candidate regarding RFK’s Assassination 40 years ago
- - Speculation about Obama, Clinton attending Bilderberger meeting

- - Manchurian Candidate regarding RFK’s Assassination 40 years ago
On the 40th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination on June 5, 1968 and death on June 6th, National Geographic has produced a powerful new documentary, CIA Secret Experiments. This riveting video reveals astonishing new facts on the assassination at minutes 28 to 37. Numerous facts in the film suggest that RFK may actually have been killed by a manchurian candidate programmed to commit the murder under the influence of hypnotic mind control.

The RFK assassination is only one section of what is one of the best documentaries exposing top secret government mind control programs. To view a five-minute trailer of this disturbing, yet incredibly important video visit the first link below. For the entire 45-minute film see the second link. For an even more revealing documentary on the same topic by the History Channel.

For the complete article and video links, see:

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- - Speculation about Obama, Clinton attending Bilderberger meeting

Speculation about Obama, Clinton attending Bilderberger meeting
Did they or didn't they?
Speculation about Obama, Clinton attending Bilderberger meeting
Posted: June 07, 2008
By Alyssa Farah
© 2008 WorldNetDaily

Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Va., site of the Bilderberg conference this weekend

WASHINGTON – Sen. Barack Obama ditched his unsuspecting press entourage yesterday to attend a secretive meeting with Sen. Hillary Clinton.

But where did that meeting take place? Was it at the secretive Bilderberg conference in Chantilly, Va.? So far, neither campaign is talking.

The 56th Bilderberg meeting is still going on this weekend at the Westfields Marriott, according to various sources. But attendance is a well-guarded secret – along with the agenda, which tends toward the promotion of globalist ideas.

The Bilderberg Group made a press release available explaining the agenda for the meeting.

"The conference will deal mainly with a nuclear free world, cyber terrorism, Africa, Russia, finance, protectionism, U.S.-European Union relations, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Islam and Iran. Approximately 140 participants will attend, of whom about two-thirds come from Europe and the balance from North America," the release stated. "About one-third is from government and politics, and two-thirds are from finance, industry, labor, education and communications. The meeting is private in order to encourage frank and open discussion."

Additionally, a list of the conference's attendees was released and included James A. Johnson, who was named this week to the three-person team vetting possible running mates for Obama. Rampant speculation in the blogosphere says the Obama-Clinton meeting last night was held to arrange the New York senator as Obama's vice-presidential candidate.

Attendees at the Bilderberg conference included Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle and Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the board of governors for the Federal Reserve.

Hillary Clinton is no stranger to Bilderberg. Bill Clinton attended the 1991 meeting in Germany shortly before he was elected president. According to reports, he attended again in 1999 when the meeting was held in Sintra, Portugal, and Hillary herself may have attended the 2006 meeting in Ottawa, Canada.

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Bilderberg meeting attracts prominent politicians, businessmen
Andrew McLemore
Raw Story
Friday June 6, 2008

The 56th Bilderberg Meeting, an annual conference of influential politicians and businessmen, began Thursday in Chantilly, Virgina, according to a press release from the organization.

The Conference will end Sunday and deals mainly with a nuclear free world, cyber terrorism, Africa, Russia, finance, protectionism, US-EU relations, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Islam and Iran.

According to the press release, the meeting is private in order to encourage frank and open discussion.

About 140 participants will attend, of whom about two-thirds come from Europe and the balance from North America. About one-third is from government and politics, and two-thirds are from finance, industry, labor, education and communications.
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