Report on the 9/11 Truth Film Festival of 2017

This film festival was dedicated to the memory of Jim Marrs (1943–2017) and Dick Gregory (1932–2017), courageous voices for truth and justice.

The film festival was well attended and the entire archive is available online at No Lies Radio.

Details about Speakers in Order of Appearance

Our mistress of ceremonies, Bonnie Faulkner produces and hosts Guns and Butter, a one-hour public affairs program on KPFA and WBAI radio stations that investigates the relationships among capitalism, militarism and politics, reporting on who wins and who loses when the economic resources of civil society are diverted toward global corporatization, war and the furtherance of a national security state.

Adam Green is a citizen journalist, independent filmmaker, political activist, and geopolitical researcher from San Diego. He holds a degree in business from California State University, East Bay, where he studied finance, marketing and psychology. In 2014, Adam Green founded the Know More News YouTube channel and resigned from his position with a telecommunications company at the heart of the military industrial complex. Adam has a relentless passion for truth and justice, which drives him to uncover lies and expose propaganda. He produced Conspiracy Theory Exposed for the 9/11 Truth Film Festival.

Mickey Huff is the director of Project Censored and president of the nonprofit Media Freedom Foundation. He has edited or coedited eight volumes of Censored (published by Seven Stories Press in N.Y.) and contributed numerous chapters to these works dating back to 2008. Additionally, he has coauthored several chapters on media and propaganda for many other scholarly publications. Mickey Huff is currently professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is cochair of the history department. Mickey is cohost with former Project Censored director Peter Phillips of The Project Censored Radio Show.

Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is the author of three books, including Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters (2009) and Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie (2007). Kevin Barrett was also the lead editor, along with John Cobb and Sandra Lubarsky, of 9/11 and American Empire v.2: Christians, Jews and Muslims Speak Out (2006). Kevin ran for Congress in 2008, and has hosted multiple radio shows, including False Flag Weekly News.

Anthony J. Hall, Ph.D., is a tenured full professor at the University of Lethbridge. Last October he was illegally pulled from the classroom and suspended without prior arbitration on allegations that his scholarly commentaries on 9/11 truth may constitute “hate speech.” The university administrators took action against Prof. Hall partly because he connects Israel First partisans to the commission of the 9/11 crime and subsequent acts of false flag terrorism. Tony is currently a co-host, with Kevin Barrett, of the radio show False Flag Weekly News.

Byron Belitsos is an author, editor, journalist, and book publisher as well as a lifelong political activist.  He was an inaugural member of the board of and produced the “9/11 Truth Convergence,” one of the first 9/11  truth conferences. He is the CEO of Origin Press, where he edited and published Jim Marrs’ book Inside Job: Unmasking the 9/11 Conspiracies (2004).  He also helped produce the book’s later edition,  entitled The Terror Conspiracy (2006). He is also a longtime friend and publicist for William Pepper.

Our master of ceremonies, Peter B. Collins, hosts THE peter b. collins SHOW. He has been passionate about radio, news, politics, and national and international issues since high school, and he has been on the air in the S.F. Bay Area since 1976.

Bruce C. Baird Jr. has a B.S. in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University, an M.A. in American studies from the College of William & Mary and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Florida. He worked for the ARCO Oil & Gas Company for five years, earned a teacher’s credential from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, and was an assistant professor of history at the University of Alabama. After teaching high school history in Sacramento for fifteen years, he retired in June to devote his time to research, writing and activism. Bruce is a member of the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance.

William Pepper is a human rights lawyer most known for his defense of James Earl Ray in the trial for the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. Pepper is also the chief attorney for Sirhan Sirhan and has worked for over a decade to get a ruling for a retrial for the murder of Senator Robert Kennedy. Pepper has represented governments and heads of state, and has appeared as an expert witness on international law issues. In his 2016 book The Plot to Kill King: The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Pepper reveals dramatic new details of the night of the murder of Martin King, the trial, and why Ray was chosen to take the fall for a government-sanctioned assassination. His findings make the book one of the most important of our time—the uncensored story of the murder of an American hero that contains disturbing revelations about the obscure inner workings of our government and how it continues, even today, to conceal the truth. Bill Pepper has also been active in the 9/11 truth movement, including giving a keynote address at the historic 9/11 truth conference held in Chicago in 2006, and working closely with a distinguished team of lawyers now assembling a 9/11 legal strategy.

Films in Order of Appearance (with links to the online versions)

9/11 Suspects – Produced by James Corbett, 2016. A six-part series of podcasts produced by The Corbett Report  that focuses on suspects who might have had a role in the crime of 9/11 or were involved in the cover-up of that crime. The first two podcasts examine Christine Todd Whitman, from the EPA, and Richard Baer, a former CIA case officer. The last four podcasts conclude the evening presentation by examining Philip Zelikow, Rudy Giulani, General Ralph Eberhart and the Dancing Israelis.

9/11 Inside Out: An Expert’s Guide to the 9/11 Conspiracy – Produced by Jeremy Rys, 2016. A well-researched overview of the crime of 9/11, focusing on the individuals, firms and organizations that were in a position to “make it happen.”

NIST Fail! A Conspiracy Funhouse Visualization – Produced by Stew Bradley, along with 19 other humorous films between 2011 and 2013 in the Stew’s Conspiracy Funhouse series. This film focuses on the shameful NIST Report on WTC 7.

Conspiracy Theory Exposed  Produced by Adam Green, 2017. This film is a shorter version of the widely viewed and highly rated documentary The Conspiracy “Theory” Conspiracy, which Adam Green produced in 2015 containing hundreds of news clips, declassified documents and incontrovertible evidence demonstrating the mainstream media’s propaganda campaign to marginalize and suppress “conspiracy theories.” Adam kindly produced this shorter version for the film festival.

Why Revisit 9/11? and Seven Countries in Five Years – The first clip is from the AE documentary 9/11 Explosive Evidence: Experts Speak Out, and highlights how 9/11 has been and is being used to pursue an imperialist military agenda and to curtail civil liberties.  In the second clip, General Wesley Clark shares in 2004 what he was told by a fellow ranking military officer in the weeks after 9/11 about plans to invade seven countries in five years.  Most of what he was told has already come to pass.

Calling OUT Bravo-7: Firefighters’ Perspectives of High-Rise Fires and 9/11 –Produced by Firefighters (2017). This is an abbreviated version of a longer film that focuses on fire physics and building designs. It explains why firefighters continue to battle high-rise fires without fear of sudden and complete building failure.

An Act of State – The Execution of Martin Luther King – A music video produced and performed by Vic Sadot, it was inspired by the work of William Pepper and his first book, An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King.

Stand for the Truth: A Government Researcher Speaks Out – Produced by Ted Walter for Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, 2017. In August 2016, Peter Michael Ketcham, a former employee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), began looking into the reports his agency had released years earlier on the collapse of the World Trade Center. What he found shook him to the core. Ketcham tells his story, and inspires us to believe that we can muster the courage to confront the truth — and heal the wounds of 9/11.

Remembering Rosko

Steve Rossoff “Rosko” 1943-2017

On September 29, 2017, Steve “Rosko” Rossoff died peacefully at home in Chicagoland after a year of being challenged by an aggressive cancer. He was 74.

Born in Washington, D.C., he was passionately involved in the life of Berkeley. He managed a hostel, was a licensed contractor, was a docent at the UCB Botanic Garden, had been in theater and dance productions in the area and had musical evenings at the hostel where he played string instruments. He was a homeopath for 30 years and co-founder of the Pacific Homeopathic Association.
He read voraciously in English and Persian, and wrote poetry in Persian.
Active in 9/11 truth-seeking, he researched, informed, and participated in the local activities in Berkeley and Oakland.
He left school at the age of 15 and spent his life as a self-taught learner.
A week before he died he wrote, “Remember, Death is also a gift of God.”
Rosko was a member of the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance. He cane to meetings, participated in events, hosted guests, gave advice, helped with mediations, and contributed greatly to the group. He will be missed.

“Rosko was kind, generous, witty, erudite and zany yet sensible. He welcomed me into the Hostel he managed to the point where I began to think of Berkeley as a second or third home. He contributed in many ways, large and small, to the 9/11 Truth movement, the peace movement and to the decency-among-humans movement. I had no idea he spoke Farsi but obviously there were many sides to this wise and thoughtful man. RIP Rosko. You made a significant difference for the better.”

Tony Hall
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance Marches for Science, Earth Day 2017, San Francisco

Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance
Marches for Science on Earth Day 2017
San Francisco

We made some posters especially for the occasion! We gathered at Justin Herman Plaza, where people were packed like sardines, before we funnelled onto Market Street, which we filled. The march proceeded to UN Plaza and then to the Civic Center.  We passed out many flyers to interested people, along the way.

2016 “The 9/11 Myth Sacred Cow” 9/11 Truth Film Festival

The 9/11 Myth Sacred Cow 9/11 Truth Film Festival9/11 Truth Film Festival of 2016 —
Exposing the Lie of the Century

Fifteen years after 9/11, the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance presents our 12th annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival.


Films include:

Incontrovertable Movie“Incontrovertible” – British documentary about producer Tony Rooke’s refusal in the British courts to pay fees that support “terrorism” and that also support the BBC—which announced the demise of WTC 7 before it happened. Rooke makes a strong critique of the official narrative about 9/11, and of the subsequent crimes that have hinged upon an unquestioned belief in this narrative. Filmmaker Tony Rooke will also speak.

“9/11: Decade of Deception” – Canadian documentary chronicling the 2011 Toronto Hearings, highlighting the evidence presented by expert witnesses and the unanimous conclusion of an international panel of distinguished judges that there has not yet been a genuine investigation of 9/11 and that an independent investigation is urgently needed.

demolitionoftruth“The Demolition of Truth: Psychologists Examine 9/11” – American documentary examining the psychological impact of 9/11, individually and collectively, and what can be learned from the social sciences about healing from this traumatic event. Filmmaker Charles Ewing Smith will also speak.

Speakers include:

MacQueenGraeme MacQueen, PhD  Born and raised in Canada, Graeme MacQueen received his PhD in Buddhist Studies from Harvard University and taught in the Religious Studies department of McMaster University for 30 years. In 1989 he became founding Director of the Centre for Peace Studies at McMaster, after which he was co-creator of peace-building projects in several war zones.  He is a co-editor of the Journal of 9/11 Studies; a member of the 9/11 Consensus Panel; and was on the organizing committee of the 2011 Toronto Hearings on 9/11. He has published several peer-reviewed articles on the events of 9/11 as well as The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy. Since his retirement, he continues to do research, and recently completed a report entitled, “The October 22, 2014, Ottawa Shootings: Why Canadians Need a Public Inquiry.”

Peter-Phillips-300x270Peter Phillips, PhD  Former director of Project Censored, he has published 14 editions of Censored: Media Democracy in Action and is the author of the 2006 book Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney. He has received numerous awards for his work and continues to write op-ed pieces for independent media nationwide. He is co-host with Mickey Huff of the weekly Project Censored Show on KPFA.

Huff_MickeyMickey Huff  Director of Project Censored and professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College, where he is co-chair of the history department and teaches numerous courses such as “America, 9/11, and the War on Terror: Case Studies in Media Myth-Making and the Propaganda of Historical Construction.” He is on the board of the Media Freedom Foundation and is co-host with Peter Phillips of the weekly Project Censored Show on KPFA. He has been a co-editor, editor, and/or contributor to the award-winning Censored annual book series from 2008 to the present.

JohnMeadersJohn Meaders  Highly honored CHP police officer calling for a real investigation into 9/11. Amazingly, John Meaders was born in Brooklyn, New York City, on September 11, 1950, exactly 51 years before the tragic events of 9/11. He attended school in Staten Island and Brooklyn, and joined the US Army in 1975 for four years, attaining the rank of Specialist Fifth Class, or “buck sergeant,” and working as an Electronic Missile System Repairer. He joined the California Highway Patrol in 1981 and after five months of academy training began patrolling the freeways and county roads in the South Los Angeles area. In 1988 he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from California State University at Los Angeles in criminal justice, and he has been highly honored for his heroism within the CHP. After being promoted to sergeant in 2007, he transferred to Tracy, California, and then retired two years later from the Tracy office as a sergeant. He and his wife, Donna, reside in Loveland, Colorado, and enjoy their involvement in politics and political action.

tony-rookeTony Rooke – Producer of the film “Incontrovertible,” which documents his refusal in the British courts to pay fees that support “terrorism.” He is from Chichester in the South of England and has worked as a screenwriter and composer in both mainstream TV and the independent film world. He woke up to 9/11 around 2005, like many being alarmed and perplexed by the sudden collapse of WTC Building 7. As he says, “I come from a family full of police officers. My father, my sister, and my brother-in-law were all cops. Even I was going to be a cop, but color-blindness ruled me out of qualification. Nobody in my family trusts the official 9/11 story.” He despises most politicians, with the exception of Cynthia McKinney, whom he hails as a new Martin Luther King.

Charles-ewingCharles Ewing Smith — Producer of the documentary “The Demolition of Truth: Psychologists Examine 9/11,” which examines the psychological impact of 9/11, individually and collectively, and the healing process. Having worked as a sound editor in the film industry for many years, Chuck was executive producer with Richard Gage and co-editor of 9/11 Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out, which has become one of the most viewed 9/11 documentaries ever. After revisiting the many outtakes of interviews with psychologists in this film, he found considerable footage that had not been used in “9/11 Explosive Evidence” but which nonetheless contained a compelling message that should not be scrapped or edited into the dustbin. This discovery inspired him to utilize these interviews and expand upon them to create what became “The Demolition of Truth: Psychologists Examine 9/11.” Other film credits include “Pulp Fiction,” “Reservoir Dogs,” “Sin City” and “The Witches of Eastwick.” Chuck currently resides in Pasadena, California. A seeker for truth and justice, he has devoted much of his time and energy to raising public consciousness on critical issues.

VealeWilliam Veale retired in 2006 as Chief Assistant Public Defender in Contra Costa County, California after 31 years of trying death penalty cases and the like.  He taught Criminal Trial Practice at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California for eleven years.  In 2008 he and famed civil rights lawyer, Dennis Cunningham, filed a lawsuit on behalf of April Gallop, a soldier injured during the 9/11 attack at the Pentagon, against former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard Myers accusing them of complicity in mass murder and treason.  The case was dismissed in the District Court as frivolous, and the dismissal was affirmed and sanctions imposed by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.  The opinion of that Panel, which included John Mercer Walker, Jr. a first cousin once removed of former President George W. Bush, omitted reference to the principal allegations in Gallop’s Complaint.  Despite the $15,000 sanctions, Veale continues to advocate for legal actions against those most obviously responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

bonniefaulkner2Mistress of Ceremonies Bonnie Faulkner – Host of the weekly KPFA show Guns and Butter, which investigates the relationships among capitalism, militarism and politics.

Grand Lake Theatre
3200 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA
Thursday, September 8, 2016, 1 pm – 10 pm

The 9/11 Truth Film Festival will be webcasted live and archived at  No Lies Radio. No Lies Radio is also assisting in the live stream in New York City on Sept 10-11 where Graeme MacQueen, William Veale and others will gather and discuss legal strategies at  Justice in Focus: 9/11 | 2016 – A Weekend Symposium in NYC .

2014 NCA911TA “9/11 Truth Film Fest” Photos

2014 Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance “9/11 TRUTH FILM FESTIVAL” Photo Album by Truth Troubadour Vic Sadot

These are mostly screen-shots taken from the No Lies Radio live-stream archive of the “9/11 Truth Film Festival” held at the elegant Grand Lake Theater on 9/11/14 in Oakland, CA. The event was organized by the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance. The live stream will be available for 30 days for a small donation at





Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects

“Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects” by Kevin Ryan. Book Review by Vic Sadot originally posted 6-27-14 at Truth Troubadour Blog at Blogspot. “Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects” by Kevin Ryan is one of the greatest 9/11 Truth books yet! And there have been some great ones, such as “The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions” and “The New Pearl Harbor Revisited” by David Ray Griffin, “Crossing the Rubicon” by the late Michael C. Ruppert, “Towers of Deception” by Barrie Zwicker, and “The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America” by Peter Dale Scott.



The esteemed Professor of Literature at UC-Berkeley, Dr. Peter Dale Scott, wrote this endorsement for the work, “Over the last decade, Kevin Ryan has been one of the most intelligent and useful analysts of what happened on 9/11, on topics ranging from the scientific analyses of how the WTC towers collapsed to the broader political background of the event. It is a most welcome opportunity to have the fruits of his researches collected in a book.”

Kevin Ryan, author of “Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects”. “Kevin Ryan is the co-editor of 9/11 Studies and a whistleblower from Underwriters Laboratories. He has contributed to many books and scientific articles on the subject of 9/11, and has made presentations around the U.S. and Canada. He has appeared on National Public Radio, Air America Radio, Pacifica Radio, C-SPAN Book TV, and Colorado Public Television.” Kevin Ryan’s blog is titled “Dig Within”.

Kevin Ryan, author of “Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects”. “Kevin Ryan is the co-editor of 9/11 Studies and a whistleblower from Underwriters Laboratories. He has contributed to many books and scientific articles on the subject of 9/11, and has made presentations around the U.S. and Canada. He has appeared on National Public Radio, Air America Radio, Pacifica Radio, C-SPAN Book TV, and Colorado Public Television.” Kevin Ryan’s blog is titled “Dig Within”.

What makes “Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects” unique and important is that it names people who were in a position to make sure that the outcome was the one that happened. Kevin Ryan names another 19 suspects, a list that includes people who could order a US military stand-down; people who could control the media story; people who could terrorize Congress with anthrax attacks; people who had the means to use remote control of airliners; people who had access to nano thermite and to the steel frames of the World Trade Center towers that 19 Muslims would never have had in order to cause 10 second disintegration style demolitions; people who could assure that nobody got court-martialed, fired, demoted, or even reprimanded as a consequence of the monumental failures of the day but rather rewarded; people who could create a marketable myth and control the exploitation of the lie for repressive laws and resource wars of choice abroad; people who could control and assure a cover-up of the crimes. Some of those named will be familiar if not expected to be suspected, such as Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld, and NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, CIA Director George Tenet, FBI Director Louis Freeh, and Generals Myers and Eberhard. Rumsfeld_Giuliani_at_World-Trade-Center_9-14-01Donald Rumsfeld and Rudy Giuliani at the 9/11 Crime Scene on 9-14-01 Others named may not be as well-known to the public, but they held key positions of power that relate to the crime. They all had the means, motive, and opportunity, and they all benefited considerably from these crimes. These would be Frank Carlucci of the Carlyle Group, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Deputy Sec of State Richard Armitage, National Security Director Condoleezza Rice and Deputy National Security Director Richard Clarke, Carl Truscott of the Secret Service, Deputy Secretary of Defense John Deutch and SAIC corporation, Paul Bremer, Brian Michael Jenkins, Wirt Walker of KuwAm, Barry McDaniel of Stratesec, as well as Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, and other NeoCons from the Project for the New American Century calling for a “new Pearl Harbor”. Two good introductions to the book are the interviews done with Kevin Ryan by Abby Martin on “Breaking the Set” on RT and Bonnie Faulkner on “Guns & Butter” Pacifica Radio Network. Bonnie-Faulkner_text_911TruthFilmFest2013GrandLakeOaklandCANoLiesRadioAllanRees_photoVicSadot      “9/11:The 19 Suspects the Government Wants to Hide”  (10:40) | Think Tank 9-10-13 Abby Martin speaks with Kevin Ryan, co-editor of the Journal of 9/11 Studies and author of ‘Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects’, a book that explores 19 alternative suspects that he alleges had the real means and motive to pull of the 9/11 attacks. 9/11: The 19 Suspects the Government Wants to Hide | Think Tank 9-10-13 Abby Martin speaks with Kevin Ryan Video of Abbey Martin Interview of Kevin Ryan Video of Bonnie Faulkner Guns & Butter Radio YouTube Interview of Kevin Ryan Kevin Ryan Interview with Bonnie Faulkner on “Guns & Butter” Radio Show The information in “Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects” is detailed and documented in a scholarly manner with a common sense language in the tradition of Tom Paine. It makes a solid case for why these individuals should be investigated as “suspects”. If these suspects are guilty of the crimes of 9/11, then a prosecution and conviction of them would completely change human history, bring hope and justice to the world, and end the phony “war on terror”. The lies and myths of 9/11 have been used for destabilizing and attacking numerous weaker countries with valuable resources and strategic locations. 9/11 was used as the justification for illegal kidnappings and torture, the removal of fundamental rights like habeas corpus from the common law and the inalienable Bill of Rights in the US Constitution, and the placement of puppet regimes to privatize and militarize the earth under fewer further consolidated global corporations. Thomas-Kean_Philip-Zelikow_Lee-Hamilton_9-11cover-up-commissionThomas Kean, Philip Zelikow, and Lee Hamilton of the 9/11 Commission appointed by President George W. Bush Of particular interest are the actual creators of the “War on Terror”, people who wrote about it and pumped it up for years and then posed in media interviews as “experts” on the subject that they profited from in the aftermath of the tragedy. Florida Republican Senator Porter Goss, a former CIA operative, and Senator Bob Graham played key roles in the Congressional “investigation” that pre-dated the ill-fated President George Bush mandated 9/11 Commission headed by Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton, but really run by Executive Director Philip D. Zelikow, an Assistant National Security Director to Condoleezza Rice, who should have been investigated instead of investigating and was opposed by 9/11 victim families, such as the Jersey Girls in the documentary titled “Press for Truth”. 911press-for-truth_the-jersey-girlsIt may seem depressing to take a deeper look into the darker side of the US corporate oligarchy captured state apparatus of the Republic of the United States. However, it is liberating and enlightening for those who break on through the mind numbing matrix to an analysis of the crimes that makes sense of the event and the exploitation of it. Kevin Ryan is the co-editor of the Journal of 9/11 Studies and a whistleblower from Underwriters Laboratories. He has contributed to many books and scientific articles on the subject of 9/11, and has made presentations around the U.S. and Canada. He has appeared on National Public Radio, Air America Radio, Pacifica Radio, C-SPAN Book TV, Free Speech TV, and Colorado Public Television. Another-Nineteen_candle-at-vic-sadot  To get the book, go to the secure E-store for Another Nineteen Or for discounted rates for Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate Suspects at Amazon TRUTH TROUBADOUR SONG FOR THIS BLOG TROUBLE IN THE RUBBLE TROUBLE IN THE RUBBLE Visit Kevin Ryan’s Blog “Dig Within” Vic Sadot Official Music Site

In Memory of 9/11 Researchers
Michael C. Ruppert and John Judge

in-memory of John Judge and Michael C. Ruppert
It is with great sadness that the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance marks the passing of two of the finest researchers into the events of 9/11 — Michael C. Ruppert and John Judge.

Michael C. Ruppert
was a former LA Detective, whistleblower and investigative journalist, and one of the first people to speak out on the inconsistencies of the official story of 9/11. In later years he wrote extensively about 9/11 on his website, From the Wilderness. He also wrote one of the most comprehensive books on the subject, “Crossing The Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil.” Ruppert died on April 13, 2014, of an apparent suicide.

Here Michael is interviewed by Alison Weiner, Media Mayhem host on the subject of 9/11

Northern California 9/11 Truth singer-songwriter, Vic Sadot, dedicates the song “Blowback or Bloody Treason” to Michael Ruppert

John Judge
was one of the foremost researchers into the assassinations of the Kennedy brothers and MLK. He was the founder and director of Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA), a group dedicated to researching and exposing these events. Judge also spoke frequently on the inconsistencies of 9/11 to audiences around the country as an insider. Having grown up in a Pentagon family he describes details of missile batteries around the Pentagon and why the planes on 9/11 were allowed in restricted air space unhindered. Judge died on April 9, 2014, in what looks like complications from an earlier stroke.

Here John explains his background and analysis of events of those day:

For more about John Judge:
In Memory of John Judge – Godfather and Pioneer of Alternative Media

And, here Bonnie Faulkner from KPFA Guns and Butter Remembers both Judge and Ruppert:

The Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Univeralists (at 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA) will be holding a film series on two separate nights in honor of both Judge and Ruppert. On Thursday, May 8, 2014 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, will be a film series in remembrance of John Judge Films shown are: John Judge in 1994: “The Hidden History of the United States: Who Really Runs America? – Part One: from The Eclectic Point of View (1:59:39). After a brief intermission, we will show the short (38:23) “Closing Remarks” by John Judge to the 50th Anniversary Conference on President Kennedy’s Murder , which was presented on November 24, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. The theme was “Fifty Years in Denial is Enough: Free the Files! Find the Truth!

…and, on Friday, May 23, 2014 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, will be a film series in remembrance of Michael C. Ruppert. Film show: “THE GREAT AWAKENING” (1:17:43) – The Great Awakening Speech empowers and invites humanity to change the way it thinks and perceives reality. On 9-11-2011 Mike Ruppert, the ‘tracker of truth’ , spoke in Seattle. He evoked a powerful, inspiring, selfless message of incorruptible truth and awareness; shining a bright light in an age of darkness and deceit.

Thank you for being speakers of truth in a time of lies. You will be missed.

Condolences to Michael and John’s families.

Why We Need to Understand: 9/11, New Enemies, and the Global War on Terror

Thanks for visiting our site and expressing interest in finding the truth about what really happened on 9/11. Before you dive into the details, we’d like to provide an overview, a frame that will allow particulars to make more sense. For many of you, much of what follows will draw on what you already know.

Historical scholarship has demonstrated that with the demise of the Soviet threat, neoconservatives, bankers, military contractors and other elites felt an acute need for a replacement, for a new larger-than-life enemy.

Although the particulars of this “enemy deficit” were new in the 1990s, the problem faced by ruling elites was not. First, governments seek to control their populations, and magnified outside threats have always served as a primary means of control. Like cowboys driving a herd of cattle while shooting at imaginary Indians, governments brandish threats to make their citizens circle the wagons and hunker down.

Secondly, everyday people aren’t eager to march off to war. Without a scary, often demonized outside threat, elites would face much more difficulty building public support for their militarism. Without wars, they wouldn’t be able to realize the profits they derive from seizing other countries’ resources, producing war materiel, or loaning huge sums to governments doing massive military spending.

Thus one of the time-honored ways to generate public support for wars is by provoking, simulating or reporting attacks attributed to defined enemies. In fact, neoconservatives were quite explicit about their desire for a traumatic event dramatizing a formidable new enemy. By 2000, the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) pointed out that it would be impossible to increase military spending and pursue America’s global-domination project, “absent some catastrophic event-like a new Pearl Harbor.” Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz were all members of PNAC when it issued this call; just months later, they held powerful positions in the Bush administration.

Patterns Under the Radar

But was Pearl Harbor a uniquely “catastrophic event” in American history? Let’s look at three other examples with an eye to connecting the dots:

  • the Mexican-American War of 1846 involved a provocative incursion into Mexico which caused the Mexicans to fire on troops under Gen. Zachary Taylor. As a result of its easy victory, the young Republic gained a vast area, including California and most of today’s Southwest.
  • Operation Northwoods, which was seriously considered as a way to launch an attack on Cuba in 1962, involved simulations of “Cuban” attacks. These were to be staged both over the Caribbean and in American cities. This classic “false flag” scheme was canceled by JFK.
  • the Gulf of Tonkin “incident” of 1964, in which North Vietnamese torpedo boats supposedly “attacked” an American warship, actually never happened. Nevertheless, this contrived attack prompted Congress to pass a resolution endorsing an agonizing, genocidal “police action” that raged for eleven years afterward. Nearly three million people died in the Vietnam War, and countless others were wounded physically, psychologically, or both.

These, of course, are only three examples among many. A review of the history will reveal that few if any of America’s major wars began without reliance on one or more of these schemes. Justifications for wars are particularly necessary in more democratic countries, since their wars require a higher degree of public approval of those of authoritarian societies. Contrived crises, then, are a typical tactic in a long American tradition.

Restorative Knowledge

Truth or ConsequencesUnderstanding this pattern—and how the attacks on 9/11 fit into it—is one of our best safeguards against still more unnecessary wars. Beyond helping to resist militarism, however, understanding 9/11 provides a window into how political systems function, or more likely malfunction. Learning about 9/11, then, offers full immersion in Realpolitik, providing an understanding of what actually is. With that awareness, we can imagine a politics that would better serve more of us.

This keen and critical understanding is also essential to restoring and renewing American democracy. Starting with the self-serving conceptions proposed by many of the Founders, our democracy has fallen far short of the exalted ideals of Jefferson, Madison, and Paine. Civil rights guaranteed in the Constitution have faced unprecedented attacks. And the critical thinking so essential to democracy has sunk to a low ebb.

This said, there is much to be gained from understanding what has gone awry. We need to comprehend the failures of democratic institutions implied by the power of “shadow-government” factors-from neocons to the intelligence apparatus to the financial system that has exerted so much influence on recent presidents. When banksters rule, poor people beg for bread.

Waging a Global War on Terror

The standard narrative of 9/11-that 19 Islamist hijackers commanded by a rich Saudi from Afghanistan underpins the open-ended War, which included a doctrine of preemptive strikes. Already the US has used this doctrine to attack two countries, Afghanistan and Iraq, both of whose governments had little if anything to do with 9/11. Washington has justified torture and “extraordinary renditions” as necessary responses to terrorism. Through the USA Patriot Act, it also moved into various violations of the Constitution, including electronic surveillance of American citizens.

To justify its invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Bush administration had to fabricate absurd connections between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. Uruguayan historian Eduardo Galeano has observed that the war in Iraq “was born of a lie and has been generating more lies ever since.” True enough. But the same could be said about the conflict in Afghanistan and the events of 9/11 that made them both possible.

Magnified Threats

Fear mongering is tied to the Official Story of 9/11. From that time onward to the present, Islamic terrorism has been presented as the major threat to Western societies-and especially to the US and the UK. It’s often remarked that if Osama bin Laden hadn’t existed, governments would have had to invent him. Perhaps they have. At the minimum, they have exploited his potential to shock. Recall that one of the most menacing bin Laden tapes was widely broadcast just days before the 2004 presidential elections.

Bin Laden hasn’t just been a bigger-than-life boogie man; he and the trauma surrounding 9/11 have also served as convenient distractions. When 9/ll scholars trying to examine the institutional factors underlying the attacks, they’re often limited by public obsessions with al Qaeda. And when more thoughtful analysts point to other, much more foreboding threats such as the nuclear arms race, overpopulation, or global climate change, they have difficulty moving the discussion beyond the immediate fears generated by the horrific images of the World Trade Center. Given the magnitude of the “shock and awe,” then, 9/11 has proved to be the most effective psychological operation (“psy op”) in human history.

Beyond Media Failures: Being the Media

While many Americans are skeptical about this and other myths, the information they receive from corporate and government news outlets gives them little basis for informed, intelligent critique. Although nearly half of the US population has doubts about the Official Story, the mainstream and even much of the “alternative”/progressive media have not provided either the historical background or the contemporary contexts needed to critique the government’s mythic story. Armed with these, it’s not hard to debunk.

The failure of the news media to meet its responsibilities in a democracy have forced the 9/11 truth movement to rely more heavily on documentary videos, smallcirculation books, and web sites. These vary in quality, of course, so it behooves the truth seeker to select well researched books and videos by David Ray Griffin, Steven Jones, Kevin Ryan, and Richard Gage—plus reliable sites such as 911Truth, 911Blogger, AE911Truth, and sf911Truth. Such recommendations are hardly exhaustive, but they’re good places to continue your search.

Welcome to the quest for truth about 9/11. The questioning, critical thinking, healthy skepticism, and intellectual curiosity that probably brought you here will no doubt serve you well.

Noam Chomsky’s “Willful Ignorance of 9/11” by Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan Responds to Noam Chomsky Ridicule of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth founded by Richard Gage: “Willful Ignorance” in Dig Within Blog

Noam Chomsky recently engaged in a smear campaign against Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth by misrepresenting what their efforts are, what they actually say, and their size, which he called “miniscule”. After some 30 email  correspondences with Noam Chomsky, author-researcher Kevin Ryan has regretfully had to conclude that Chomsky has not availed himself of information about 9/11 that is readily available to everyone after these many years, including the information sent to Noam Chomsky by Kevin Ryan. That includes his new book titled “Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects”.

Kevin Ryan calls Noam Chomsky’s dismissal of 9/11 research a position of “willful ignorance”. In his Florida speech Noam Chomsky responded to a question about World Trade Center Building 7 by claiming that he did not to know enough about the basic laws of physics to evaluate the destruction of the World Trade Center buildings on 9/11/01, saying that he would defer to the authority of people with credentials. 

In Dig Within, Kevin Ryan Ryan wrote that Chomsky made “an attempt to belittle, and downplay the sacrifices of, people seeking the truth”. Ryan reveals what Chomsky’s gate-keeper game is all about since he has a long history of dismissing deep political conspiracies going back to the JFK murder-coup of 1963. Chomsky supported the basic findings of the Warren Commission that Oswald acted alone. Kevin Ryan is co-founder of The Journal of 9/11 Studies and has a new book out titled “Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects”

Ryan states, “I’ve copied Chomsky on more than two peer-reviewed scientific articles in mainstream journals that describe evidence for demolition at the WTC… Chomsky acknowledged receiving the book in August and wrote to me that he was ‘pleased to have a copy of the book, and hope to be able to get to it before too long’.”


The Huffington Post ran an article by Ashley Alman on 11-26-13 titled: “Here’s The Video To Share With Anybody Who Still Buys Into 9/11 Truther Stuff”. The writer uses the video posted by the person who posed the question to Noam Chomsky, Bob Tuskin, without crediting him or covering his commentary at his video.

Bob Tuskin YouTube Channel, Oct 18, 2013 – Florida 9/11 Truth activist Bob Tuskin poses a question to Noam Chomsky. He and his movement get ridiculed by Chomsky, but no rational response to the question posed was given. Rather than discuss the scientific points made in recent years by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Chomsky calls AE911Truth a “miniscule group”.

This avoidance of questions and the use of a haughty anti-intellectual engagement of the matters under debate has been going on for a long time. Such methodology only leads to speculation about what Chomsky must really think and whether he is under threats or if he is simply a “Left Gatekeeper” used to make certain topics “taboo” to keep them out of legitimate analysis of pivotal events. 


Kevin Ryan, author of “Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects”. “Kevin Ryan is the co-editor of 9/11 Studies and a whistleblower from Underwriters Laboratories. He has contributed to many books and scientific articles on the subject of 9/11, and has made presentations around the U.S. and Canada. He has appeared on National Public Radio, Air America Radio, Pacifica Radio, C-SPAN Book TV, and Colorado Public Television.” Kevin Ryan’s blog is titled “Dig Within”.

Related links from N CA 9/11 Truth Alliance member, singer-songwriter Vic Sadot


Vic Sadot Music Report: Noam Chomsky & 9/11 “BLOWBACK OR BLOODY TREASON” Questions – “NOAM CHOMSKY & The WILLFUL IGNORANCE OF 9/11”. Kevin Ryan responds to recent Chomsky remarks in Florida ridiculing Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth as a “tiny” group. Vic Sadot Music Report aimed a Broadside Ballad at Chomsky with a post of the BLOWBACK OR BLOODY TREASON music video from  TRUTH TROUBADOUR YouTube Channel featured in the post on the Kevin Ryan exposé of Noam Chomsky’s specious complaints about people who continue to look into 9/11 and demand accountability.

9/11 Truth Film Festival 2012 – An Exploration of Deep Events

2012 9/11 Truth Film Festival

Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
September 11
2:00 PM – 11:00 PM

9/11 was the most audacious false flag of all time, but it also fits into a long historical pattern of what this year’s film festival’s featured speaker Peter Dale Scott has termed “deep events”. Scott defines deep events as those that are “systematically ignored or falsified in the mainstream media and public consciousness.”

At our eighth annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival we will explore deep events related to 9/11, such as the Oklahoma City Murrah building bombing of 1995, revealed in the new film A Noble Lie. One of the film’s producers, Chris Emery, will be joining us to introduce the film.

We will examine questions regarding the perpetrators of tragedies such as 9/11 and Oklahoma City in the new film Fishead, which not only explores the roles of high functioning psychopaths in our governmental and corporate institutions, but also illuminates paths to solutions.

And as we have done in all our annual 9/11 film festivals, we will feature the latest 9/11 films, including highlights from The Toronto Hearings on 9/11 – Uncovering Ten Years of Deception, a DVD that documents the speakers from last year’s historic event; and the most recent, shorter version of AE 9/11 Truth‘s remarkable new film 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out.

9/11 Truth author Mark Gaffney will be joining us to present evidence from his new book Black 9/11 – Money, Motive, and Technology. Mark is also the author of The 9/11 Mystery Plane – And the Vanishing of America.

Professors Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff of Project Censored will join us again to look at the mainstream corporate media’s role in covering up deep events and marginalizing those that work to expose them.

We are again honored to have Bonnie Faulkner of Guns and Butter, serving as MC. Guns and Butter airs on KPFA 94.1 every Wednesday at 1:00 PM.

The 9/11 Truth Film Festival will be held once again at the historic Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave, Oakland, 94610. The film festival is produced by the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance –