Sunday, October 29, 2006

American Use of War Pretext Events

A Canadian group, the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade, offers a publication titled Press for Conversion. In its 59 issues, Press for Conversion has explored a wide range of topics; of particular interest is Issue 50 (January 2003) which was devoted to exploring the history of US War Pretext events. Following is a description:

#50 (January 2003): Going to War: The American use of War Pretext Incidents. "This issue contains original research revealing that U.S. war planners have repeatedly used elaborate webs of deceit to con the public into rallying behind major wars whose real purposes involved building vast profits for small corporate elites. There has long been a specific pattern of trickery and propaganda that has been used to generate the much-needed domestic support for aggressive U.S. wars. This issue looks at seventeen case studies that occurred between 1846 and 2003. In each case, there were dramatic pretext incidents that aroused widespread sympathy and thus garnered much-needed public support for wars that would have otherwise have been unpopular. These incidents were either deliberately provoked, allowed to occur, completely fabricated or exploited after the fact. The real, largely economic, functions of these wars would not be accepted. Case studies include:1846: The Mexican-American War; 1898: The Spanish-American War; 1915: World War I; 1941: World War II; 1950: The Korean War; 1954: The Covert War Against Guatemala; 1962: Plans to Create Pretexts for War with Cuba; 1964: The Vietnam War; 1979: The Covert War in Afghanistan; 1983: The Invasion of Grenada; 1986: The Bombing the Libya; 1989: The Invasion of Panama; 1991: The Gulf War; 1999: NATO's War Against Yugoslavia; 2001: The Afghan War and the "War Against Terror;" 2003: The New Iraq War."

In addition, COAT is working on a documentary project about US War Pretext Events which includes case studies, common characteristics of pretext incidents, and underlying analysis. To learn more about project, visit the link noted above.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Upcoming Event: November 14, 2006

Sacramento 9/11 Truth will host an event featuring Ken Jenkins, videographer and activist, who will screen his latest film: 9/11 The Myth and The Reality. The film includes a presentation given by David Ray Griffin earlier this year in which he explains how the official story has become a sacred myth and explores nine commonly held myths about 9/11. Griffin's presentation is enhanced with graphics and video clips. A powerpoint presentation and discussion will follow the film screening.

The event is free and open to all.

Date: November 14, 2006
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: 909 12th Street, Sacramento

Friday, October 20, 2006

Law for the People Convention 2006

This weekend (October 18-22) an important convention is taking place in Austin, Texas. The National Lawyers Guild is hosting the Law for the People Convention that includes numerous panel discussions and workshops. Two major panels include:

The Surveillance State: Politics and Law. The panel will discuss the construction of a surveillance state in the U.S., government infiltration of political and activist groups, and the NSA warrantless electronic surveillance; and, analyze the current administration’s “unitary executive” theory of constitutional law.

Occupation and Resistance in Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq. The panel is co-sponsored by the National Council of Arab Americans and will discuss how United States imperialism, fueled by global racism and capitalism, uses military occupation as a weapon to enforce its economic and political hegemony and prop up its allies throughout the world.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

911 Truth DVD Project

The 911 Truth DVD Project exists to promote the truth about what happened on 9/11/01 and to force the government to investigate the matter fully and bring the true guilty parties to justice. Videos are a great way to spark interest in the truth; 911dvdproject's mission is to distribute DVDs that educate the viewer about the many unanswered questions concerning 9/11.

Titles Currently Available:
  1. Loose Change-Second Ed.
  2. Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime-First Ed.
  3. What’s the Truth?
  4. Who Killed John O’Neill?
  5. Terrorstorm
  6. Confronting the Evidence
  7. BYU Professor Steven Jones presents a case for controlled demolition of WTC 1, 2 & 7 at Utah Valley State College February 6, 2006
  8. The Great Illusion: Two Audio CD Set
To place an order, send an e-mail to
Include the dvd title(s) and quantity requested and the address where the DVDs should be shipped. You may also call to request DVDs, toll-free at 866-644-DVDS (3837) Pacific Time. The folks at have offered to take these phone requests and can suggest other helpful resources.

They request a small donation (to offset costs) after the person requesting the DVDs receives them in the mail, but will send them for free if the person does not have the funds. The recommended donation is $1 dollar each for orders less than 20 and $ .75 each for orders of 20 or more. They ask that orders be held to 50 (or fewer) disks, but encourage people to reorder when they run out.

Defense Committee Formed for the Liberty City 7

On September 28, 2006, the Miami Herald reported that activists announced the formation of the Liberty City 7 Defense Committee.

' ''We conclude that these arrests were wrongful, politically motivated and racially motivated,'' said Max Rameau of Miami CopWatch, a lead group organizing the defense committee...Family members of three of the men -- Narseal Batiste, Stanley Phanor and Lyglenson Lemorin -- stood shoulder to shoulder, wearing t-shirts that featured the men's photographs and the words: "The U.S. government is the real terrorist!'' '

In addition to the defense committee there is a movement to Free the Liberty City 7 that "calls on all lovers of freedom and social justice to unite" with the following demands: the immediate release of the Liberty City 7; reparations to the families of the Liberty 7 for emotional, physical and psychological trauma inflicted by the ordeal; an international press conference held by all major media denouncing all slanderous comments made of the Liberty City 7 – including accusations of terrorism and criminals.

It is well known that there is no basis for the accusations made by the state against the LC7, yet we are left to wonder what will happen to groups/individuals such as the LC7 now that the laws have been amended.

Article from July about the LC7 from Miami Indymedia:

Understanding 9/11

The following information was obtained from the website Arsenal of Hypocrisy, maintained by film maker Randy Atkins. Randy has a link to an overview titled: The 9/11 Operation: A Summary that puts the whole operation into perspective. The following key statements were taken from the AOH website as well.

“One of the main objectives of war propaganda is to ‘fabricate an enemy.' As anti-war sentiment grows and the political legitimacy the Bush Administration falters, doubts regarding the existence of this illusive ‘outside enemy’ must be dispelled.

“Propaganda purports not only to drown the truth but also to ‘kill the evidence’ on how this ‘outside enemy,' namely Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda was fabricated and transformed into ‘Enemy Number One.' The entire National Security doctrine centers on the existence of an ‘outside enemy’ which is threatening the Homeland.”As Michel Chossudovsky points out in The Anglo-American War of Terror: An Overview:

“I was not involved in the September 11 attacks in the United States nor did I have knowledge of the attacks. There exists a government within a government within the United States. The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of these attacks within itself; to the people who want to make the present century a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity. That secret government must be asked as to who carried out the attacks." Usama Bin Laden

Usama Bin Laden is not named as the perpetrator of 9-11 by the FBI: When asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on Bin Laden’s Most Wanted web page, [Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI] said, “The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.”

"It’s the function of the CIA and other intelligent agencies under orders from the bankers (Federal Reserve) to keep the world unstable, to propagandize and deceive the people. To instill fear and teach hatred of other peoples around the world, so that the American people will let the military/industrial/intelligence/media construct spend massive amounts of money for wars of conquest on energy rich nations. "
Randy Atkins, Film Maker

Saturday, October 07, 2006

9/11 Truth Candidates

This election year features several 9/11 truth candidates running for office. Candidates represent a cross-section of political affiliations and include candidates from eight states and Ireland. The following information was obtained from

The following campaigns have fully endorsed the need for new criminal probe into 9/11 supervised by victim families.

Howie Hawkins, Grn, NY, Senate

Dr. Bob Bowman, Dem, FL, House Dst 15

Carol Brouillet, Grn, CA, House Dst 14

David Nolan, Lib, AZ, House Dst 8

Samm Simpson, Dem, FL, House Dst 10

Bob Fitrakis, Ind, OH, Governor

Dennis Morrisseau, Ind, VT, House

Craig Hill, Grn, VT, Senate

Donna Mancini, Lib, KY, House Dst 3

Michael Metti, Lib, CA, Senate

Matt Woodson, Ind, OK, House Dst 5

Brian Moore, Ind, FL, Senate

Morgan Stack, Irish parliament, in Cork South Central and Kerry North constituencies.

Know of other 9/11 Truth candidates? Please notify:

Additional information available at Veterans for 9/11 Truth, 9/11 Truth Candidates for Congress page.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Regulated Resistance

In Spring 2005, Newtopia Magazine's Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Charles Shaw drafted two critical pieces. The magazine closed its doors in September 2005 but the archived articles remain.

Regulated Resistance: Is it possible to change the system when you are the system?
Regulated Resistance: Pt. 2 - The Gatekeepers of the So-Called Left

The articles include key information about how various issues are kept at bay in the anti-war movement including 9/11 Truth. The term "gatekeeper" seems to offend many, particularly those who support the gatekeepers; on the other hand, some have said that is too kind a term. Whatever term is used, withholding the truth by silence or omission is a large problem facing the activist community. Media activists such as TVNewsLies have it right, half of the story is one complete lie...what about ignoring the story altogether?