March 31, 2010

9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

A group of more than 200 family members of 9/11 victims has released an emotional new web video imploring the Obama administration to remain true to its plans to try terrorist suspects in civilian court.

"As 9/11 families, we have suffered greatly and waited almost nine years to see justice done with our own eyes," O'Connor says. "We understand that you face political pressure to back down. We ask that you do not allow fear and prejudice to govern your decision -- as we are not afraid. We know our country is strong enough to hold on to our values in the face of terrorism."


March 19, 2010

Indonesian Forces Implicated in New Assassinations, Tapped by Obama for Renewed US Aid

In a Democracy Now! exclusive, investigative journalist and activist Allan Nairn reveals US-backed Indonesian armed forces carried out a series of assassinations of civilian activists in late 2009. The news comes as the White House moves towards increasing aid to the Indonesian military and lifting a twelve-year ban on the training of the notorious Indonesian military unit known as Kopassus. A US-trained Kopassus general who coordinated the assassinations confirmed to Nairn an Indonesian army role in the killings. [includes rush transcript]

UPDATE (3/24):

In Indonesia, investigative journalist Allan Nairn is facing possible arrest for exposing that US-backed Indonesian armed forces assassinated a series of civilian activists last year. Since Allan Nairn broke the news of the assassination program on Democracy Now! on Friday, the Indonesian press has been buzzing with the allegations. A military spokesman told the Jakarta Globe that the military is considering legal action against Nairn. Earlier today, Nairn issued a public challenge to the Indonesian military to arrest him so that he could face off with the military in open court. [includes rush transcript]

UPDATE (3/26):

Indonesian human rights groups held a news conference today in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, calling on the Indonesian army to stop denying the exposé by journalist Allan Nairn that US-backed Indonesian armed forces assassinated a series of civilian activists in the province of Aceh last year. The human rights groups called on police to arrest those responsible for the assassinations and distributed Nairn’s piece to the press. The two human rights groups, Kontras and Imparsial, were founded by Munir, the country’s leading human rights advocate who was assassinated by Indonesian intelligence in 2004. [source]

UPDATE (3/31):

Indonesian TV Station Cancels Nairn Interview Due to Military Pressure

And in an update to a story we have been closely following, Indonesia’s national news channel, TV One, canceled an appearance by investigative journalist Allan Nairn today due to pressure from the Indonesian army special forces unit Kopassus. Nairn recently revealed Kopassus had been involved in the assassination of political activists in Aceh last year. Last week the Indonesian military threatened to arrest Nairn for defiling the good name of the Indonesian armed forces. As we went to broadcast, Nairn was heading to the TV station to hold a news conference to expose the Indonesian military’s role in canceling the broadcast. [More info at] [source]

March 11, 2010

9/11 Monthly Update - March

ABC Vs. Loose Change

Many people think the News media has already fulfilled, or is adequately fulfilling, its duty to inform the public about important social issues, such as serious flaws in the official 9/11 reports. Please watch this recent interview with Loose Change filmmakers by ABC Nightline.

Part I

Part II

Here is the ABC News final report -- The Truther Movement.

To be sure, this report is less slanderous and calumnious than usual. However, the important 9/11 evidence of treason is hardly mentioned nor examined...

Here is some decidedly fair and balanced coverage of the 9/11 truth movement.

Here are just a few examples of unfair and unballanced coverage of 9/11 in the media.

Bob McIlvaine (who was refused an interview from ABC Nightline) is a family victim of 9/11. His son was murdered. He has been pursuing 9/11 truth and justice ever since that dreadful day, seeking whatever media attention he can attract to share his message -- that the US government's official 9/11 account is nothing but an official cover-up. His story is told, along with many others, in 9/11: Press for Truth produced by the "Jersey Girls", a group of concerned family victims. 70% of this group's questions went unanswered by the official 9/11 Commission report.

If you haven't already, I ask you to please watch their excellent video documentary now. It's important.