Conspiracy Theory in America: Author to Speak in Denver

We are indeed pleased to cosponsor the author of the newly released book, Conspiracy Theory in America, Dr. Lance deHaven-Smith. He will be in Denver, Colorado, for two presentations and book signings. Dr. deHaven-Smith will discuss the history and destructive implications of the term “conspiracy theory.” He will also share with us his research on State Crimes Against Democracy.

State Crimes Against Democracy (SCADs) are illegal or extra-legal actions committed at the highest levels of public office. According to Dr. deHaven-Smith, examples of SCADs that have been officially proven include the Watergate break-in and cover-up and the illegal arms sales of Iran-Contra. State Crimes Against Democracy should become a household term because it is desperately needed to give an organizing clarity to a special type of political high crime, one that threatens democracy itself, as opposed to political corruption for personal gain such as embezzlement or kick-backs.

Please join us for these events:

Thursday, September 5, 2013 (doors open at 6:30 PM for book signings; presentation at 7:00 PM)

The Conspiracy-Theory Conspiracy
Tattered Cover Bookstore, LoDo
1628 16th Street (at Wynkoop St.)
Denver, CO 80202
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At the Tattered Cover, Dr. Lance deHaven-Smith will discuss the origins and destructive implications of the term “conspiracy theory” as a dismissive put-down in U.S. public discourse.  Most Americans are unaware that the conspiracy-theory label was popularized by the CIA in a global propaganda program to deflect criticisms of the Warren Commission’s conclusion that President Kennedy was assassinated by a lone gunman.  The label has become a verbal defense mechanism used by political elites to suppress mass suspicions that inevitably arise when shocking political crimes benefit top leaders or play into their agendas, especially when those same officials are in control of agencies responsible for preventing the events in question or for investigating them after they have occurred. DeHaven-Smith’s presentation will be drawn from his new book, Conspiracy Theory in America, which was published in April 2013 by the University of Texas Press.

Friday, September 6, 2013 (doors open at 6:30 PM for book signings; presentation at 7:00 PM)

State Crimes Against Democracy in Modern American History
First Universalist Church of Denver
4101 E. Hampden Ave.
Denver, CO 80222

(NE corner of Colorado Blvd. and E. Hampden Ave.; enter parking lot from Ash St., one block east of and parallel to Colorado Blvd.)
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At the First Universalist Church of Denver, Dr. Lance deHaven-Smith will discuss the growing body of theory and research on elite political criminality in the United States.  In a 2006 peer-reviewed journal article, deHaven-Smith coined the term State Crimes Against Democracy (SCAD) to delineate a crime category for Watergate, Iran-Contra, Plame-gate, and other conspiracies in high office.  SCAD research has been highlighted in special issues of American Behavioral Scientist (February 2010) and Public Integrity (June 2011).  DeHaven-Smith’s new book, Conspiracy Theory in America, was published in April 2013 by the University of Texas Press. [Read more…]

Press Advisory: Denver Architects Convention Challenged with New 9/11 WTC Evidence

AE911Truth Contact: Kelly David
Phone: (925) 939-9002
Email: DenverAIA@ae911truth.org

Denver Architects Convention Challenged
with New 9/11 WTC Evidence

Public Invited to June 21 Presentation

Group says official reports Deeply Flawed
Calls for New Investigation

Local Contact: Frances Shure
Phone:  303-909-2053
Email:  franshure@estreet.com
Non-profit org: Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth
Announcing:  Richard Gage, AIA, Architect and founder of AE911Truth

Live Presentation – June 21, 2013, 7:00pm, Rm #110
Evidence Booth –  June 20 – 22, Exhibition Floor – #1355

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver, CO
Topic:  “Did You Know a Third Tower Fell on 9/11 – WTC Building 7”

Denver, CO — Thursday June 20 through Saturday June 22, the nonprofit group Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth), will host the new evidence at an exhibitor’s booth at the 2013 annual convention of the American Institute of Architects.

AE911Truth founder and CEO Richard Gage, AIA, Architect will be presenting the new evidence in a controversial multimedia presentation with Q&A on Friday night June 21 at 7pm in Room #110 also at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Gage represents more than 1,900 licensed and/or degreed architects and engineers who have signed a petition calling for a new, independent investigation into the 9/11 attacks. These building professionals are joined by more than 17,000 other supporters, including a broad professional cross-section of American society, including chemists, physicists, current and former service members, and others. Video loops and free literature will be on hand to help booth visitors understand the group’s evidence and concerns.

Their milestone DVD 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out, which was aired/pledged locally at PBS affiliate Colorado Public TV, will be provided to the 14,000 architects in attendance. The documentary, which features 43 technical and building experts including high-rise architects, structural and fire protection engineers, etc., had become the most watched & shared video on the national PBS.org website.

Volunteers will be presenting scientific evidence that the group says contradicts the official explanation of what brought down the World Trade Center twin towers and little-known Building 7.

The group’s website cites evidence for explosive demolition as the cause of the destruction of the three World Trade Center towers on 9/11. AE911Truth points in particular to the destruction of a third skyscraper, 47-story World Trade Center 7. This building was not hit by an aircraft, yet collapsed straight down in less than seven seconds for more than 100 feet of free-fall – showing no resistance at all. Experts note that this undisputed fact alone rules out the official collapse explanation, which is based only on fire.

Free-fall means that virtually all of the supporting heavy steel structure was shattered and moved out of the way by something other than the weight of the upper section. If the upper section had been crushing weakened, overloaded steel, the collapse would necessarily have proceeded at a slower pace than free-fall. According to the group, this follows from simple high school physics.

NIST, the federal agency last assigned to investigate the destruction, admitted both of the key facts above, after being confronted by physics instructor David Chandler at a technical briefing. Yet the agency left unchanged its conclusion that fire alone brought down these steel-framed skyscrapers, for the first time in history, evenly, rapidly, and exactly in the manner of a classic controlled demolition.

Both the 9/11 Commission Report and the leader of the NIST study admitted that the twin towers also came down “essentially in free fall.” Yet the vast majority of the NIST report on the twin towers admittedly analyzed only the conditions that brought the buildings to the point where they were poised for collapse, without analyzing the details of the collapses themselves. The report’s authors complained of inadequate computer power to conduct a simulation of the actual collapses.

Yet several simple computer simulations written by independent researchers, notably those by Jim Hoffman (http://911research.wtc7.net/wtc/models/) and Stephen Keeling (http://math.uni-graz.at/keeling/wtc/wtc.html) have been available online for many years now. They show that on very conservative assumptions, the destruction of each tower should have taken much longer or should have come to a halt long before reaching the ground.

AE911Truth bases its conclusions solely on forensic evidence and does not engage in conspiracy theories or in assigning blame for the destruction. The group’s conclusions are shared by hundreds of scientists, senior-level military, intelligence and government officials; pilots and aviation professionals; scholars and university professors; 9/11 survivors and family members; and media professionals around the world.

Not a Fringe Phenomenon

The 9/11 Truth movement, which Time magazine called “a mainstream political reality,” is gaining rapid momentum.  Gage has presented more than 300 times at events covering 82 U.S. Cities and 27 foreign countries.  Fox TV’s KMPH (Fresno) interview of Gage attained over 200,000 YouTube views in two weeks.

Energetic Material Found in World Trade Center Dust

A Danish chemist, AE911Truth petition signer Dr. Niels Harrit, was interviewed by Danish network television on April 6, 2012. The interview, now viewed nearly 250,000 times, discusses the advanced nano-engineered residues found in the World Trade Center dust by an international team. These residues point to the use of nanothermite in the Towers’ destruction. Nanothermite was developed in the 1990s by US national laboratories and defense contractors, and takes advantage of the highly exothermic thermite reaction plus small particle size to increase the power of explosives and rocket fuels. These troubling new findings are shown in Gage’s presentation.

The convention takes place at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver June 21-22. The group is expected to be one of the only nonprofit organizations attending the convention.

Video: Denver Premiere of 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out, Final Version

Michael Storm of We Are Change Colorado gifted us all with this video of the Denver premiere of 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out, Final Version, held at First Universalist Church of Denver and sponsored by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Colorado 9/11 Visibility, and the First Universalist Church Community Forum. This video includes attorney Earl Staelin’s introduction of Richard Gage, AIA, and Gage’s introductory remarks to us, and after the film it shows a panel of four psychology professionals answering questions from the audience.

Also, you can go to the YouTube channel at this link to “Like” the video and make comments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG8Q18TqJjw&list=UU6BrBdkp3dfR6XK8b2nGhYg&index=2&feature=plcp