liberal ["liberalis" L - suitable for a freeman, generous; "eleutheros" Gk - free] (adj) generous, open-minded, not subjugated to authoritarian domination; (n) one who believes in liberty, universal suffrage and the free exchange of ideas. elite ["eslire" Fr -- to choose fr.L "eligere" -- choose] (n) the choice part; best of a class; the socially superior part of society.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

September 11 Victims Families Declare 9/11 Commission Report A Failure

Tomorrow is the first anniversary of the release of the 9/11 Commission Report. And guess what?

Dr. Peter Phillips, the founder of Project Censored, will lead a National Press Club briefing entitled "The Failure of the 9/11 Commission Report and the Mainstream Media's Disregard." The briefing will feature scores of detailed examples of the Commission's flawed findings, self-censorship, misrepresentations and conflicts of interest that call the accuracy and integrity of their entire investigation into doubt.

Time: 1:00-2:30 PM, Friday, July 22, 2005
Place: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, Washington, DC
Sponsor: DC Emergency Truth Convergence

Some of the Family Steering Committee cofounders, Monica Gabrielle, Mindy Kleinberg and Lorie Van Auken will be there to air their grievances (as usual). The widows are still ticked off that after lobbying a resistant Bush Administration to form the Commission, the gave Jamie Gorelick a list of questions. 70% of the "unanswered" questions remain unanswered, even though Gorelick told the Family Steering Committee that the questions would be the 9/11 Commission's "roadmap."

Other heavies expected to weigh in at the podium during the proceedings include Dr. David Ray Griffin, Nafeez Ahmed and Danny Schechter.

What looks new about this event is the solidification of the "911 'Truth' Movement" combining the Victims' Families with the Independent Media and Critics.

According to Convergence spokesperson Peter Phillips,
The events of September 11 not only took thousands of innocent American lives, they have been repeatedly used to justify previously unthinkable policies of domestic repression, preemptive attacks, torture, and endless war.

We know most of these policies had been championed by powerful voices within this government long before 9/11, but without these outrageous 'surprise attacks' they could have never come to pass. If the 9/11 Report is dangerously inaccurate, as more and more evidence now indicates, the nation still needs an honest investigation of what really happened and why no one has ever been held accountable. In particular, we need to know whether the behavior of officials who seem to have profited most handsomely from 9/11 and its dark wake should be looked at once again.

Since we are anxious to get this crucial challenge to the American public and world at large, we are extending a special invitation to the independent media community and foreign journalists, who have a far better track record of investigating governmental deceit and exposing official treachery than the US corporate media.


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