Monday, November 07, 2005

I am forwarding this message in the hopes that you are in Albany or can forward to someone who is. In Glens Falls, election day will be a bad joke; two terrible machine candidates running against a fake independent and a real one with no chance. We obviously need to nurture and foster the growth of a progressive movement that will allow for a principled run like that of Alice Green (in Albany). It is unfortunate that we do not currently have a mayoral candidate worth voting for but lets all celebrate the fact that Albany does! Lets pass this message along and hope that they can succeed where we have failed.

Peace,
Matt


There are many reasons to vote for Alice Green for Mayor on Tuesday. (Her name will be on the far right side of the ballot, Row 7, Column F).

You can vote to send a message to Jerry Jennings. That you support Charter Reform to give the City Council and citizens more say in our local government. That you are tired of Jennings' autocratic style of government, where it is Jerry's way or the highway. That you are worried about the City's finances, a house of cards built on selling space at the city's landfill that is under a DEC order to close,В while playing games with the City's Water Authority to hide the city's growing deficit. That you are tired of Jennings breaking his promises to expand the Pine Bush preserve. That you oppose a Mayor who is so scared of public input and scrutiny that he refuses to participate in any debates.

That you are tired of an Albany where many poor African-American neighborhoods are neglected by the Jennings administration, with hundreds of abandoned homes, where the police use racial profiling and over arrest young black males, where children suffer from poverty and neglect, where joblessness is endemic, where people are afraid to leave their homes at night.

Best of all, you can vote for Alice because you want her to be the next mayor.

You can vote for Alice on the Green Party line (7F) because you support Alice's program to put families first. That you support more emphasis on improving city services, not building more office space and a $200 million convention center for a downtown that is often a ghost town after work hours. That you want to "Green" the city of Albany, increasing open space and parks, a more aggressive program to remove lead paint from old homes, phase-out the use of pesticides,В to expand recycling and composting, and to take action to improve local air quality. That you want to improve mass transit and make it easier and safer to ride a bicycle.

Vote for Alice because you want a Mayor who will work cooperatively with the School Board to improve the education of our children. Vote for Alice because you want a Mayor who will give neighborhood residents a seat at the table in developing city programs, and who supports community input and cooperation with our criminal justice system. Vote for Alice because she will work to get Albany its fair share of tax revenue from the 66,000 workers who come to Albany each day.

You can vote for Alice since she was endorsed by NYS National Organization for Women, the civil rights group Fannie Lou Hamer PAC, and Metroland. Even the Times Union acknowledges that the only candidate in the Mayor's race that talked the truth about the problems facing the city and proposed comprehensive, creative solutions was Alice Green.

You can see Alice Green's program at http://nys.greens.org/alicegreen.

Please tell your friends, neighbors and co-workers to vote for Alice on the Green line, 7F, on the far right side of the ballot, this Tuesday. Please call 482-0952 if you need a ride to the polls.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

9-11 The Result Of US Gov't Conspiracy: Indie Press Says, "Well Duuhhh!"

Just another fifty years and the mainstream "press" will start to cover "loonies" like this David Griffin guy. He is saying what anyone who reads already knows; that 9-11 was staged and pre-planned and there was (at the very least) some U.S. governmental complicity.

Its kind of similar to when the CIA made plans - almost fifty years ago - to start a war with Cuba by staging hijackings and then flying the planes into tall American buildings, the mainstream press said nothing about that in any paper! The Northwoods Project was just declassified several years back confirming this "conspiracy theory". Apparently, the mainstream press is so cool that they simply felt it beneath them to cover this tragic misdirection of funds and ideology (kind of like ... Iraq).

Just remember this about the mainstream press; When it is no longer of any possible use to its readership, the truth will be printed on the front page in bold type.

Peace,
Matt Funiciello

9/11 Theologian Says Controlled Demolition of World Trade Center Is Now a Fact, Not a Theory

October 21, 2005 GlobalResearch.ca

In two speeches to overflow crowds in New York last weekend, notable theologian David Ray Griffin argued that recently revealed evidence seals the case that the Twin Towers and WTC-7 were destroyed by controlled demolition with explosives. Despite the many enduring mysteries of the 9/11 attacks, Dr. Griffin concluded, "It is already possible to know, beyond a reasonable doubt, one very important thing: the destruction of the World Trade Center was an inside job, orchestrated by terrorists within our own government."

On Oct. 15th and 16th, New Yorkers filled two venues to hear the prominent theologian and author of two books on 9/11 give a presentation entitled "The Destruction of the Trade Towers: A Christian Theologian Speaks Out." Dr. Griffin has continued to blaze a trail of courage, leading where most media and elected officials have feared to tread. His presentation went straight to the core of one of the most powerful indictments of the official story, the collapse of the towers and WTC 7.

Dr. Griffin included excerpts from the firemen's tapes which were recently released as a result of a prolonged court battle led by victim's families represented by attorney Norman Siegel and reported in the NY Times. He also included statements by many witnesses. These sources gave ample testimony giving evidence of explosions going off in the buildings. A 12 minute film was shown for the audiences, who saw for themselves the undeniable evidence for controlled demolition.

Dr. Griffin listed ten characteristics of the collapses which all indicate that the buildings did not fall due to being struck by planes or the ensuing fires. He explained the buildings fell suddenly without any indication of collapse. They fell straight into their own footprint at free-fall speed, meeting virtually no resistance as they fell--a physical impossibility unless all vertical support was being progressively removed by explosives severing the core columns. The towers were built to withstand the impact of a Boeing 707 and 160 mile per hour winds, and nothing about the plane crashes or ensuing fires gave any indication of causing the kind of damage that would be necessary to trigger even a partial or progressive collapse, much less the shredding of the buildings into dust and fragments that could drop at free-fall speed. The massive core columns--the most significant structural feature of the buildings, whose very existence is denied in the official 9/11 Commission Report--were severed into uniform 30 foot sections, just right for the 30-foot trucks used to remove them quickly before a real investigation could transpire. There was a volcanic-like dust cloud from the concrete being pulverized, and no physical mechanism other than explosives can begin to explain how so much of the buildings' concrete was rendered into extremely fine dust. The debris was ejected horizontally several hundred feet in huge fan shaped plumes stretching in all directions, with telltale "squibs" following the path of the explosives downward. These are all facts that have been avoided by mainstream and even most of the alternative media. Again, these are characteristics of the kind of controlled demolitions that news people and firefighters were describing on the morning of 9/11. Those multiple first-person descriptions of controlled demolition were hidden away for almost four years by the City of New York until a lawsuit finally forced the city to release them. Dr. Griffin's study of these accounts has led him beyond his earlier questioning of the official story of the collapses, to his above-quoted conclusion: The destruction of the three WTC buildings with explosives by US government terrorists is no longer a hypothesis, but a fact that has been proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

It's important to note that Dr. Griffin is one of many prominent intellectuals -- including the likes of Gore Vidal, Howard Zinn, Peter Dale Scott, Richard Falk, Paul Craig Roberts, Morgan Reynolds and Peter Phillips--who have seen through the major discrepancies of the official explanation of 9/11 and have risen to challenge it. These brave individuals represent the tip of an ever-growing iceberg of discreet 9/11 skeptics. Indeed, 9/11 skepticism appears to be almost universal among intellectuals who have examined the evidence, since there has
not yet been a single serious attempt to refute the case developed by Dr. Griffin and such like-minded thinkers as Nafeez Ahmed and Mike Ruppert. As for the general public, polls have shown that a strong majority of Canadians (63%, Toronto Star, May '04) and half of New Yorkers (Zogby, August 2004) agree that top US leaders conspired to murder nearly 3,000 Americans on 9/11/01.

How, then, can the mainstream US media continue to ignore the story of the century? Perhaps the best answer was given by Dr. Griffin himself in the conclusion of his talk, and is worth quoting at length:

"The evidence for this conclusion (that 9/11 was an inside job) has thus far been largely ignored by the mainstream press, perhaps under the guise of obeying President Bush's advice not to tolerate "outrageous conspiracy theories." We have seen, however, that it is the Bush administration's conspiracy theory that is the outrageous one, because it is violently contradicted by numerous facts, including some basic laws of physics.

"There is, of course, another reason why the mainstream press has not pointed out these contradictions. As a recent letter to the Los Angeles Times said:

'The number of contradictions in the official version of . . . 9/11 is so overwhelming that . . . it simply cannot be believed. Yet . . . the official
version cannot be abandoned because the implication of rejecting it is far too disturbing: that we are subject to a government conspiracy of "X-Files" proportions and insidiousness.' "The implications are indeed disturbing. Many people who know or at least suspect the truth about 9/11 probably believe that revealing it would be so disturbing to the American psyche, the American form of government, and global stability that it is better to pretend to believe the official version. I would suggest, however, that any merit this argument may have had earlier has been overcome by more recent events and realizations. Far more devastating to the American psyche, the American form of government, and the world as a whole will be the continued rule of those who brought us 9/11, because the values reflected in that horrendous event have been reflected in the Bush administration's lies to justify the attack on Iraq, its disregard for environmental science and the Bill of Rights, its criminal negligence both before and after Katrina, and now its apparent plan not only to weaponize space but also to authorize the use of nuclear weapons in a preemptive strike.

"In light of this situation and the facts discussed in this lecture---as well as dozens of more problems in the official account of 9/11 discussed elsewhere --- I call on the New York Times to take the lead in finally exposing to the American people and the world the truth about 9/11. Taking the lead on such a story will, of course, involve enormous risks. But if there is any news organization with the power, the prestige, and the credibility to break this story, it is the Times. It performed yeoman service in getting the 9/11 oral histories released. But now the welfare of our republic and perhaps even the survival of our civilization depend on getting the truth about 9/11 exposed. I am calling on the Times to rise to the occasion."

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Dr. Griffin's speech given at the University of Wisconsin earlier this year, entitled "9/11 and the American Empire," was broadcast twice on C-SPAN. In late September Dr. Griffin was asked to give expert testimony at hearings sponsored by Cynthia McKinney and the Congressional Black Caucus investigating the 9/11 Commission Report. He is currently Professor Emeritus at Claremont at the Claremont School of Theology, California.

This weekend's events were sponsored by NY911truth.org, WBAI and the Muslim-Christian-Jewish Alliance for 9/11 Truth: http://mujca.com.
Kevin Barrett Coordinator, MUJCA-NET: http://mujca.com