Denver, Boulder, and Grand Junction Monthly Meetings: “9/11 Mysteries” May 2013

How do you destroy two 110-story, steel-framed massive skyscrapers at near free fall acceleration, straight down into what should have been the path of most resistance?

9/11 Mysteries is a careful deconstruction of the official story of the “collapse” of the three World Trade Center (WTC) buildings–the Twin Towers and WTC-7–set alongside clean, clear science. It is ninety minutes of pure demolition evidence and analysis, laced with eye-opening witness testimonials.The treatment of 9/11 is not one of politics or nationalism or loyalty, but one of strict and simple physics.

This is the film you should bring your still skeptical friends to watch. It reaches out to mainstream America with–no agenda, no finger-pointing–just the facts and scientific evidence and analysis. It is a story of eyewitnesses: World Trade Center worker William Rodriguez’s recollection of explosions in the sub-basement levels several seconds before the airplane crashed high above and of strange noises on the 34th floor; and Scott Forbes’s recounting of power-downs and evacuation drills in the towers in the days and weeks before 9/11, and of strange construction and drilling sounds coming from the adjacent floors above. Who and what were causing the unusual construction-like sounds and dust in the towers just weeks before the towers fell?

This is also the story of blasting technique: how shaped charges are strategically placed to slice through steel beams, allowing total control of how a building falls. This information sheds light about how a building can be purposely rigged to collapse and thus sheds insight into what happened on the fateful day of 9/11.

Here are what some independent researchers, scientists, and viewers said about the film when it was first available:

Excellent. The best of the 9/11 movies.
– David Ray Griffin, author of The New Pearl Harbor

Watch and decide for yourself.
– Rosie O’Donnell

WOW! is my reaction to this movie.
– Steven E. Jones, physics professor

A superb work and asset to the patriot community and America itself.
– Aaron Russo, producer/director, America: From Freedom to Fascism

9/11 Mysteries still is one of the best 9/11 films available. It provides the most compelling facts alongside the most professional production, and has thus been widely praised by film critics and academics alike.

Refreshingly, the film is devoid of the emotional sparring that so often surfaces in this highly charged subject. Rather, in honor of those who lost their lives on that fateful day, the film seeks to discover the full truth through an objective, evenhanded look at physical evidence, eyewitness testimonials, and expert analysis. You will find no name-calling, politicking, or crass appeals to emotion.

Through its careful investigation of the facts, the film shows how the “official story” not only fails to adequately explain the events of 9/11 –– it actually flies in the face of hard science. How can a 110-story building collapse at near free fall acceleration?  What happened to the undamaged steel core columns?  How was it possible that molten steel simmered under Ground Zero for months after the collapses, when jet fuel fires could not have melted the steel? These questions are not even addressed in the 9/11 Commission Report.

Another mystery is WTC-7, a building that housed the U.S. Secret Service, the Department of Defense, the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, the IRS, the CIA, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which housed over 3,000 case files of damning documents pertaining to the investigation of Wall Street corruption and insider-trading, such as the Citigroup and the Enron scandals. Although virtually ignored by mainstream media, WTC-7 also “collapsed” at near free-fall acceleration on 9/11. However, it was not hit by any airplane, and only suffered minor damage, and yet it too came straight down at 5:20 PM on 9/11 in 6.6 seconds.

Clearly, there is more to the 9/11 story than is being portrayed in mainstream media–or by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Please join us for the screening of one of the classic 9/11 documentaries examining the evidence of destruction of the three World Trade Center skyscrapers, and for a discussion following the film.

______________________________________

DENVER

Mark your calendars!  Colorado 9/11 Visibility Video and Action Meetings are held the 3rd Friday of each month in Denver.

When: Friday, May 17, 2013, 7:00 – 9:45 PM

Where: Hooked on Colfax Coffee-Books-Community, 3213 E. Colfax Ave., Denver  (303-398-2665) (1/2 mile west of Colorado Blvd., between Adams and Steele, on north side of Colfax) (Map)

*Admission is free, donations are welcome, and buy a beverage from Hooked on Colfax to support them*

Please observe the parking signs: Steele St., 16th Ave., and Colfax Ave. usually have available parking spaces.

Meeting Timeline:
7:00 – 7:20  Announcements, introductions
7:20 – 8:50  Video
8:50 – 9:30  Discussion

________________________________________

BOULDER

Mark your calendars!  Boulder 9/11 Visibility Video and Action Meetings are normally held the 4th Wednesday of each month.

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: University of Colorado, Boulder, Math Building, Room 350, third floor, northeast corner

Parking: Free parking is available after 5:00 PM on Colorado Avenue or in CU Lot 359 due west of the Math Building (but very competitive when school is in session).  Paid parking ($3 flat fee) is available in Lot 360 directly across the street from Folsom Field Stadium.

Directions: From 28th St., turn west on Colorado Ave.; go through the lights at Regent St. and Folsom Avenue.  The Mathematics Building will be on your left at the Folsom intersection, although you must proceed west to the parking lots and walk back to the building.  http://www.colorado.edu/pts/sites/default/files/attached-files/UCB_ParkingMap2012-13_WEB_1.pdf

Meeting Timeline:
6:00 – 6:30  Announcements, introductions
6:30 – 8:00  Video
8:00 – 8:30  Discussion

________________________________________

GRAND JUNCTION

When: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Where: Beans About Beans, 759 Horizon Drive (located by Enzo’s Pizza, across from Grand Vista Hotel), Grand Junction, CO (Map)

Program: Details can be seen at http://www.meetup.com/GrandJunctionInfoCinema/events/116874192/

Denver, Boulder, and Grand Junction Monthly Meetings: “The Power Principle Part II – Propaganda” and “9/11 In the Academic Community” April 2013

Our April meeting in Denver and Boulder will include a short presentation by Joseph Karuna. Joseph has assembled an impressive packet of 9/11 educational materials that he presented this month to many well-placed officials at the National Conference on Media Reform in Denver and the Conference on World Affairs in Boulder. He will have packets available for a donation.

Following this, Denver will screen the excellent and hard-hitting documentary by Scott Noble, The Power Principle Part II: Propaganda (1 hour, 40 minutes), and  Boulder will screen the new documentary by Adnan Zuberi, 9/11 In the Academic Community: Academia’s Treatment of Critical Perspectives on 9/11 (1 hour).  We will provide copies of The Power Principle Part II: Propaganda to attendees in Boulder. Grand Junction will screen The Power Principle Part II.

Denver and Grand Junction Film:  In his documentary trilogy The Power Principle, Scott Noble, focusing on the last 70 years, does not soft-pedal his historical account of how the U. S. empire was constructed. Part I: Empire documents how U.S. foreign policy, whether under Republican or Democratic regimes, is based on (1) the interests of major corporations and a tiny elite to increase profits and (2) the U.S. government’s interests in maintaining and expanding its imperialistic influence. Part III: Apocalypse details how externally–and increasingly internally–this has caused massive poverty and suffering, genocide, war, coups, crushed unions and popular movements, and environmental destruction.

Following World War II American foreign policy planners were faced with a choice: to embrace democracy in all of its forms in various countries or to suppress huge populations around the globe through violence. It chose the latter. [Read more…]

Denver, Boulder, and Grand Junction Monthly Meetings: “Reel Bad Arabs” and “Attack of the Drones,” March 2013

Please join us for this month’s educational meeting featuring the screening of two films.

Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (50 minutes)

This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged from the earliest days of silent film to today’s biggest Hollywood blockbusters. Featuring acclaimed author Dr. Jack Shaheen, the film explores a long line of degrading images of Arabs –– from Bedouin bandits and submissive maidens to sinister sheikhs and gun-wielding “terrorists” –– along the way offering insights into the origin of these stereotypical images, their development at key points in U.S. history, and why they matter so much today. Dr. Shaheen shows how the persistence of these images over time has served to desensitize and “naturalize” prejudicial attitudes toward Arabs and Arab culture.

Shaheen inspires critical thinking about the consequences of these Hollywood caricatures, and he challenges viewers to recognize the urgent need for counter-narratives that do justice to the diversity and humanity of Arab people and the reality and richness of Arab history and culture. He reveals that a number of these films have been made with the cooperation of the Department of Defense.  (The recent Hollywood film “Zero Dark Thirty” is a prime example of the use of theatrical films to further instill fictitious official narratives into the minds of the American public.)

Most of us in modern America understand that stereotypes are morally wrong and simply not truthful, but stereotypes take a long time to wither away. Often we find them comfortable, and we resist adjusting our perceptions of a people who have been maligned. We (and Hollywood) have, nonetheless, corrected our stereotype of Jews, Afro-Americans, and Native Americans, among others.Our hats are off to Dr. Jack Shaheen who continues this consciousness-raising American tradition. In the last segment of this documentary Shaheen talks about several recent films that begin to break down the stereotypes. He ends with an expression of hope in young, creative filmmakers who are moving beyond the stereotypical and bigoted depictions from Hollywood.

“Washington and Hollywood spring from the same DNA.”  -  Jack Valenti, Former President and CEO of Motion Picture Association of America

 Attack of the Drones  (a 24-minute Al Jazeera report) [Read more…]