Free Julian Assange

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 16, is Free Julian Assange Day worldwide.

To watch 15 minutes of a protest held last April outside Britain’s embassy in Washington, please click HERE .

There is little or nothing in the news media or online about tomorrow’s events so this video will have to do.

An Appeal for Money

Those who lived in the land of deep darkness, on them light has shined. — Isaiah 9:2

The message below from the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry came in, as is, last night:

Dear [Reader],

The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry is working hard to reopen 9/11 investigations. In addition to a NYC Grand Jury, we would like to have Grand Juries concerning the alleged crash of United Flight 93 near Shanksville, the alleged crash of American Flight 77 into the Pentagon, and a Grand Jury convened concerning the Obstruction and Failure of Government to prevent the 9/11 crimes.

On September 6, 2019 the Lawyers’ Committee sued the United States Attorney William Barr and Geoffrey Berman, United States Attorney, Southern District in Manhattan in New York City to have them comply with the Federal statute which requires United States Attorney Berman to present to a Federal Grand Jury evidence of controlled demolition of the World Trade Center Towers given to him by the Lawyers’ Committee. Berman had previously informed the Lawyers’ Committee that he would comply with the law regarding presentation of evidence to a Grand Jury.

On March 25, 2019 the Lawyers’ Committee sued the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington D.C. on a Mandamus action containing seven counts for not assessing and reporting to Congress as mandated by Congress, evidence not previously considered by the original 9/11 Commission. In addition, the Lawyers’ Committee is involved with litigating three Federal Freedom of Information actions and an Open Public Records action in New Jersey.

To properly investigate crimes almost 20 years old, the Lawyers’ Committee needs to hire and work with professional investigators and to conduct needed outreach. These are important investigations which cost a considerable amount of money that need to be done, and which our government failed to do. The evidence of 9/11 crimes not considered by the government’s “official” story must be gathered and presented to a Grand Jury in order for Truth and Justice to prevail.

If not now, then when?

Your support is most needed and appreciated.

The Lawyers’ Committee is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Contributions are tax deductible.

David R. Meiswinkle, President/Executive Director

Mick Harrison, Director of Litigation

‘Loose Change’

Many who bother to look at this blog have probably already seen the 9/11 documentary “Loose Change,” at least once. For some reason I saw it for the first time tonight.

If you haven’t ever watched it, please set aside an hour and ten minutes, make yourself comfortable, click HERE, and watch the second edition of it.

— Mark

Truth, Media & Politics

Dorothy Day would be 122 today. She was born on Nov. 8 in 1897, in Brooklyn. (She died on Nov. 29, 1980, in Manhattan.)

Here’s a quote of hers:

DON’T WORRY ABOUT BEING EFFECTIVE. JUST CONCENTRATE ON BEING FAITHFUL TO THE TRUTH.

But, shouldn’t one try both to be faithful to the truth and to be effective? The best answer may rest with the key word “worry.” Try to be faithful to the truth and be effective. Try not to let lies dominate your country’s foreign policy — or other policies of your government. And don’t worry.

Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard opted for truth concerning the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001: what happened, who made it happen, how, why? The vehicle for this would be U.S. House Resolution 662, introduced by her on Oct. 29. (Please see mention of this in the blog entry just below this one.)

News of her decision was made known on the Internet and — surprisingly — also in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, and the Connecticut Post (out of Bridgeport), all of which used an Associated Press report. This represents something of a change for mainstream media outlets, for which 9/11 truth has fallen into a category of information best left unrelayed, or verboten to relay.*

Her proposing House Resolution 662 may just be an example of truth and effectiveness rolled into one political act. How will her House colleagues react? How many cosponsors signed onto a similar House resolution in 2017? How many votes will the 2019 version get? Will that vote get any coverage in the news media? Hint: was there any news coverage, at all, of U.S. Senate Resolution 610, in 2017?

If she were alive and in her prime, how would Dorothy Day view all this? How would she act?

Happy Birthday, Dorothy!

Aloha, Tulsi!

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* A previous version of this blog entry erroneously said the New York Times, the Washington Post and AP neglected to report on Ms. Gabbard’s introducing U.S. House Resolution 662, promising to correct it if it was wrong. In fact, the AP did report on it and the Times and the Post were among the news organizations that used the AP report by Karen Matthews. The previous version also got the date of her House action wrong.

Gabbard Seeks Declassification of All 9/11 Documents

Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard this week called on the federal government to declassify and release all information regarding the Sept. 11th, 2001, attacks.

All Americans deserve to know the truth about what happened and who was involved,” the Hawaiian U.S. representative said, becoming the first presidential candidate to demand release of the documents.

House Resolution 662 echoes Senate Resolution 610, adopted without objection in October 2018, calling for declassification of all 9/11 documents.

It is allied with petitions filed with the U.S. Attorney for the District of Southern New York in April and July 2018 demanding that a Special Grand Jury be empaneled to examine evidence of federal crimes associated with the destruction of three World Trade Center skyscrapers.

It is also allied with a lawsuit filed last summer in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., against the FBI in connection with a required external review of the agency’s investigation of 9/11 crimes.

For background on these, click HERE.

Scare in Another Era

The biggest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution that has to start with each one of us. — Dorothy Day (1897-1980)

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Today’s mail brought the October-November issue of The Catholic Worker, an eight-page newspaper not available online. One of two page-1 articles, headlined “The CW’s Radical Associates,” is by Jim Reagan. It begins with this paragraph:

“The President of the United States claims to be the subject of a witch hunt and our Senate majority leader complains of being a victim of McCarthyism. At the same time they denounce members of Congress as socialists and communists. There is a twisted irony here for the most widely known witch hunt in US history (save perhaps the actual Salem witch trials of 1692-93) was the second Red Scare following World War II when socialists and communists were targeted. McCarthyism was only one part of the Red Scare but the term is often applied to the entire era. A brief look back at McCarthyism, the Red Scare it was a part of, and the response of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker offers an informative and cautionary story.”

Don’t Ignore Honegger

Much of Barbara Honegger’s talk in Zurich, entitled “Parallels Between the World Trade Center and Pentagon Evidence and Why It Really Matters” (see entry below this one), will be transcribed in this blog.

For now, a few quotes:

* “Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth has been so successful because of its laser focus on pre-placed explosives, and — very important — because they ignore the planes at the World Trade Center towers. They don’t talk about the planes. They don’t need to talk about the planes. Because they’re just a cover story. We now understand that.”

* “The main message of my presentation is that to be successful our movement finally turn its full attention to the Pentagon, which it is about to do. I believe it’s critical for our success that the movement does exactly the same thing at the Pentagon. We must ignore the planes.”

* “The plane doesn’t matter – as you will see in this presentation – any more than it does at World Trade Center 1 or 2. Because as we will demonstrate here, pre-placed explosives are the key to both what really happened at the World Trade Center towers and Building 7 as well as at the Pentagon. Not only the key to what happened, but the key to who did it.”

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It is hoped that readers’ interest will be whetted by carefully viewing, at least once, the video in the previous entry. As time permits, more of her talk will be transcribed and added to this page.

Two Whistleblowers

Katharine Gun and Julian Assange

Please take a look.

— Trailer for the new British movie “Official Secrets,” based on The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War: Katharine Gun and the Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion, by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell (2008). Keira Knightley plays Gun, the GCHQ intelligence officer who leaked a memo on efforts to compromise U.N. Security Council non-permanent members who would vote on a resolution to approve the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

— And from ConsortiumNews.com:

Judge Denies Assange Extention on Extradition Hearing.” Coverage by Joe Lauria of the hearing in London Monday on the appeal by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for additional time to prepare his opposition from Britain to the United States.

EDITORIAL: Don’t Railroad Julian Assange to Virginia.” Commentary on the U.S. government request to have Assange extradited to Virginia to stand trial.

— And from EdwardCurtin.com:

Craig Murray on Julian Assange.” Edward Curtin begins: “I rarely post other people’s articles here, but this one should be read by every person with an ounce of conscience left. There is no doubt that the U.S. and U.K. governments, monsters of cruelty and injustice, are torturing and trying to kill Julian Assange for exposing their evil actions all around the world. Please read this and join in defense of a most courageous and suffering man of truth.”

Patsies and Framing

Someone asked this fall what a “patsy” is, having looked it up in a dictionary only to find a brief definition.

Here’s one meaning: “[perh. fr. It. pazzo fool] 1903 : a person who is easily victimized : PUSHOVER.”

Here’s another: “Slang. A person who is cheated, victimized, or made the butt of a joke. [Origin unknown.]”

Here’s another: A fall guy.

Is it a kind of citizen?

No, it has nothing to do with citizenship, or government. Lee Harvey Oswald was a patsy. So were James Earl Ray and Sirhan Sirhan.

Oswald, accused of assassinating President Kennedy in 1963, was murdered three days later after declaring his innocence on TV before millions of viewers while in Dallas in police custody. Ray was convicted of murdering Martin Luther King, Jr., in April 1968 and died in prison for it before being posthumously exonerated in a Memphis court in 2015. Sirhan, convicted of murdering Sen. Robert Kennedy June 1968, is in prison; he is currently being represented by William F. Pepper, Esq.,* who achieved Ray’s posthumous exoneration.

Oswald, Ray, and Sirhan were framed. What is “frame”?

Here’s a dual definition: “8. Slang. a. To rig evidence or events so as to incriminate (a person) falsely. b. To fix (a contest) to as to ensure a desired fraudulent outcome: frame a prize fight.”

Here is a three-part definition: “3 a : to devise falsely (as a criminal charge)  b : to contrive the evidence against (an innocent person) so that a verdict of guilty is assured  c : FIX [to influence actions, outcome, or effect of by improper or illegal methods <the race had been ~ed>]

It is highly likely that Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda were framed so as to ensure their guilt in the court of public opinion as sole perpetrators of the mass murder and mega-mayhem (which continues) of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, known as “9/11.”

Elaborate framing of designated high-profile patsies requires years, hundreds of participants in government agencies and businesses, and considerable unaccounted-for money (slush funds).

To achieve the intended, perceived sole guilt of these patsies, the control of news organizations is essential, as are key assets in book publishing and distribution, entertainment, academia, organized religion, organized labor, activist groups, and politics.

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Pepper details his successful investigative and legal effort in The Plot to Kill King: The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (2016).