This week the Weekender began coming out on Friday afternoon. Items were added later, and more may be added on Saturday.
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20th Anniversary Conference: One source of information about the September 2001 terror attacks and what happened — or didn’t — before, during and after them is an eight-hour online conference titled “From 9/11-Anthrax to the Pandemic: Life and Liberty in the Balance.” Click HERE for the schedule, a lineup of speakers, and how to register.
Sponsored by the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, the live-streamed event begins at 1 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. It will be archived for seven days for attendees who arrive late or want to watch all or parts of it later or again.
Price of admission is a suggested donation of $20, but “any size is ok.”
I recommend sending the Lawyers’ Committee some amount of money, even $5, to see how what the speakers say stacks up against mainstream news outlets’ 9/11-related stories. The latter have tended to refer to people who don’t accept the mainstream stories as “conspiracy theorists” — when they acknowledge the existence of these people at all.
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He Won’t Be On-screen Saturday: One person not participating in the Saturday conference described above is Wayne Madsen. He said why in a column reprinted yesterday in this blog titled “2021 Hijacking.” Read it HERE. Andrew Kreig of the Justice Integrity Project had called on Thursday to ask what I thought about some things going on in the 9/11 truth “movement” including vocal disagreement with prevailing views of Covid 19 and ways to combat it. Kreig recommended the newest entry on the Wayne Madsen Report. Madsen let me reprint it yesterday because the Saturday conference was just two days away; normally he requires more time after publishing something on his blog. Madsen doesn’t name the conference he is boycotting, probably out of respect for most of the speakers. (Maybe he wasn’t invited.) He’ll probably have a look at it, though.
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Mainstream News Sources 1: With weekend approaching, the big story throughout the country is THIS ONE bannered across the top of page 1 in Friday’s New York Times, headed “BIDEN ISSUES SWEEPING MANDATES FOR SHOTS: Push to Cover Two-Thirds of Workers — ‘Our Patience Is Wearing Thin.” Read it HERE as picked up on msn.com.
The president’s announcement was a blessing for government and mainstream media managers who doubtless welcomed a diversion from discordant coverage of deteriorating official narratives.
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Mainstream News Sources 2: Most of page 1 of the weekend newsprint edition of USA Today is devoted to promoting “9/11: 20 Years Later,” a special section. “America Doesn’t Forget: We grieve those we lost on a terrible morning 20 years ago. And we remember.”
There are three stories in that section. The one headlined “A Monday that ended an era: The day before 9/11, life seemed abundant and terrorism existed in remote places,” written by staff members, does not appear online.
“Several aspects of life altered after 9/11 terror,” by Hadley Barndollar
”How Muslims are telling their stories,” by Hannah Adele and Danielle Parhizkaran, gets the views of “eight influential Muslim Americans” about how the terror attacks and Islamophobia have changed life in the United States.
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Abrupt Changing of the Guard at AE911Truth: A week or so ago the founding director of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Richard Gage, was replaced by board member Roland Angle, a civil engineer. Gage was apparently fired by the board of directors after Spike Lee’s interview with him and inclusion of his views on matters unrelated to the building collapses at the World Trade Center caused a well-publicized revision of a documentary series directed by Lee. (For more about the matter, click HERE and scroll down.)
Less-said-about-that-the-better is how AE911Truth is handling Gage’s firing — similar to how mainstream media have uniformly handled the organization for its entire 15-year existence, so far. Gage was slated to speak this Saturday at the 20th Anniversary Conference of the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry but is no longer.
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Mainstream News Sources 3: E.J. Dionne begins his latest column with this: “The primary lesson we should take from the events of Sept. 11, 2001, is to be wary of lessons we think we have learned from traumatic events. Trauma can undermine the clear thinking and calm deliberation big decisions require.”
One translation: “The primary lesson we should take from the events of Sept. 11, 2001, is to be wary of anything networks and newspapers feed viewers and listeners and readers about any traumatic event because it can undermine the clear thinking and calm deliberation that are required.”
Find Dionne’s column HERE on a North Carolina newspaper’s website. As always, note the uses of “we,” “us” and “our” throughout. (It also appeared in the Springfield Republican and dozens of other newspapers in the United States.)
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Mainstream News Sources 4: On page 1 of Friday’s Springfield Republican under the headline“Too young to remember, Gen Z reflects on 9/11: Knowledge of attacks comes from school, family, internet” is the fruit of Elizabeth Román’s conversations with young people from Holyoke, Springfield, Chicopee, Agawam and Maynard. What do they think? Where do they get their information?
One of them, Melissa Nieves-Torres, 22, says, “I feel it is something that is not talked about in high school or college. It’s glossed over, but I think it should be talked about more and we should understand the historical significance of that because it impacts us to this day.”
Find the story online HERE.
— Mark Channing Miller