Issue 6 – June 2005

Current Affairs Essay
Will the Mainstream News Media Ever Expose the Truth About 9/11? (Intro) by J. F. Miglio
The 9/11 Commission Report: A 571-Page Lie by Dr. David Ray Griffin
Books of the Year (Nonfiction)
The Assassination of Julius Caesar  By Michael Parenti
The War on Freedom  By Nafeez Mossaddeq Ahmed
Crossing the Rubicon  By Michael Ruppert
Books of the Year (Fiction)
Candle in a Dark Time  By Virginia Stuart
My Life: A Story By Jesus Christ  By Christopher Miller
The Others at Monticello  By Esther Franklin
Recommended Reads
Medisin  By Dr. Scott Whitaker & Jose Fleming
American Trilogy  By Jefferson Lang
The Dogs of Bucharest  By George Guess
Ultimate WMD  By Ray Emerson
24/7  By Susan DiPlacido
The Rebirth of Cold Fusion: Real Science, Real Hope, Real Energy  By Steven B. and Nadine Winocur, Psy.D
Clearing Customs  By Martha Egan
Going Deeper: How to Make Sense of Your Life When It Makes No Sense  By Jean-Claude Koven
The Contradiction  By Julian Hampton
We'll Cry Tomorrow  By Raven Beam
H  By Natalie O. Baez
Imogene of the Pacific Kingdom  By Teresa Saari

Recommended Reads

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By Dr. Scott Whitaker & Jose Fleming
(866) 753-7330
Hard-hitting, eye-opening expose about “the causes and solutions to disease, malnutrition, and the medical sins that are killing the world.”

American Trilogy
By Jefferson Lang
Historical overview of the Sixties counterculture and a compendium of that era’s greatest songs and performers.

The Dogs of Bucharest
By George Guess
Gritty crime story about two Romanian detectives investigating a case that involves wild dogs attacking residents, government cover-up, and police corruption in Bucharest.

Ultimate WMD
By Ray Emerson
Imaginative and exciting sci-fi story about a strange gravitational anomaly over Egypt and a text that indicates that the forces of the Devil, known as Cthulhu, are trapped on the planet R’lyeh and are intent on returning to reoccupy the earth.

By Susan DiPlacido
Hip, fast-paced tale about a female Vegas card counter who falls for a casino dealer, but when the dealer’s past surfaces to haunt him, and threaten her, she’s forced to make a dangerous decision.…Read Reviews

The Rebirth of Cold Fusion:
Real Science, Real Hope,
Real Energy

By Steven B. Krivit and
Nadine Winocur, Psy.D
An illuminating history and examination of cold fusion technology, including the politics of bringing it to the market and the potential impact it would have on energy systems worldwide.…Read Reviews

Clearing Customs
By Martha Egan
A sinister, yet amusing tale of an ex-hippie owner of a small, struggling Latin American imports store who joins with her friends to fight corrupt custom officials whose harassment threatens to put her out of business.…Read Reviews

Going Deeper: How to Make
Sense of Your Life When It
Makes No Sense

By Jean-Claude Koven
A compelling, Carlos Castaneda-style odyssey in which a successful Los Angeles lawyer and his dog embark on a life-changing journey that leads them to Joshua Tree National Park where they encounter talking trees, white buffaloes, and a rap-spouting raccoon.…Read Reviews

The Contradiction
By Julian Hampton
Engaging crime drama about two best friends– one white, the other black– who fight for their lives and spiritual salvation in their hometown.

We’ll Cry Tomorrow
By Raven Beam
A provocative story set in the 1800s about how a white settler and a beautiful Cherokee Indian woman fall in love and endure the racism and cruelty of the time.

By Natalie O. Baez
Emotionally charged confessional written by a tenth grade girl who undergoes rejection, her mother’s abandonment, and the loss of three toes.

Imogene of the Pacific Kingdom
By Teresa Saari
Light-hearted and imaginative children’s story about a young girl’s adventures in a magic kingdom filled with memorable characters. …Read Reviews


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Will the Mainstream News
Media Ever Expose
the Truth About 9/11?

By J. F. Miglio

Since Sept. 11, 2001, there have been numerous books and hundreds of articles written about Bush administration and CIA complicity in the 9/11 disaster. Unfortunately, the mainstream news media have chosen to ignore most of them and have marginalized the rest.

As a result, many Americans are still in the dark as to what really happened on that fateful day. Which is why I felt it was important to print the following article. The article itself is based on a new book that points out the many inconsistencies and distortions surrounding the official story about 9/11. I don’t know if all the claims made in it are true, but I do know that in the interest of freedom and democracy, the Bush administration and the 9/11 Commission need to answer all the questions raised.

The writer of the article, David Ray Griffin, is professor emeritus at the Claremont School of Theology and has authored or edited over two dozen books, including God and Religion in the Postmodern World, Religion and Scientific Naturalism, and The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11.

The 9/11 Commission
Report: A 571-Page Lie

By Dr. David Ray Griffin

In discussing my second 9/11 book, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, I have often said, only half in jest, that a better title might have been “a 571-page lie.” (Actually, I was saying “a 567-page lie,” because I was forgetting to count the four pages of the Preface.) In making this statement, one of my points has been that the entire Report is constructed in support of one big lie: that the official story about 9/11 is true.

Another point, however, is that in the process of telling this overall lie, The 9/11 Commission Report tells many lies about particular issues. This point is implied by my critique’s subtitle, “Omissions and Distortions.” It might be thought, to be sure, that of the two types of problems signaled by those two terms, only those designated “distortions” can be considered lies.

It is better, however, to understand the two terms as referring to two types of lies: implicit and explicit. We have an explicit lie when the Report claims that the core of each of the Twin Towers consisted of a hollow steel shaft or when it claims that Vice President Cheney did not give the shoot-down order until after 10:10 that morning. But we have an implicit lie when the Commission, in its discussion of the 19 alleged suicide hijackers, omits the fact that at least six of them have credibly been reported to be still alive, or when it fails to mention the fact that Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapsed. Such omissions are implicit lies partly because they show that the Commission did not honor its stated intention “to provide the fullest possible account of the events surrounding 9/11.” They are also lies insofar as the Commission could avoid telling an explicit lie about the issue in question only by not mentioning it, which, I believe, was the case in at least most instances.

Given these two types of lies, it might be wondered how many lies are contained in The 9/11 Commission Report. I do not know. But, deciding to see how many lies I had discussed in my book, I found that I had identified over 100 of them. Once I had made the list, it occurred to me that others might find this summary helpful. Hence this article.

One caveat: Although in some of the cases it is obvious that the Commission has lied, in other cases I would say, as I make clear in the book, that it appears that the Commission has lied. However, in the interests of simply giving a brief listing of claims that I consider to be lies, I will ignore this distinction between obvious and probable lies, leaving it to readers, if they wish, to look up the discussion in The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions. For ease in doing this, I have parenthetically indicated the pages of the book on which the various issues are discussed.

Given this clarification, I now list the omissions and claims of The 9/11 Commission Report that I, in my critique of that report, portrayed as lies:

  1. The omission of evidence that at least six of the alleged hijackers—including Waleed al-Shehri, said by the Commission probably to have stabbed a flight attendant on Flight 11 before it crashed into the North Tower of the WTC—are still alive (19-20).
  2. The omission of evidence about Mohamed Atta—such as his reported fondness for alcohol, pork, and lap dances—that is in tension with the Commission’s claim that he had become fanatically religious (20-21).
  3. The obfuscation of the evidence that Hani Hanjour was too poor a pilot to have flown an airliner into the Pentagon (21-22).
  4. The omission of the fact that the publicly released flight manifests contain no Arab names (23).
  5. The omission of the fact that fire has never, before or after 9/11, caused steel-frame buildings to collapse (25).
  6. The omission of the fact that the fires in the Twin Towers were not very big, very hot, or very long-lasting compared with fires in several steel-frame buildings that did not collapse (25-26).

…Read More

Books of the Year

OR Books of the 2004
The Assassination of
Julius Caesar

By Michael Parenti
Pulitzer-prize nominated author and scholar examines ancient Roman history from a populist viewpoint, arguing that Caesar was assassinated for being a champion of the people.

OR Books of the 2004
The War on Freedom
By Nafeez Mossaddeq Ahmed
Riveting and well-researched expose of how and why America was attacked on 9/11, including information about faked terrorism and mass media manipulation by the Bush administration.

OR Books of the 2004
Crossing the Rubicon
By Michael Ruppert
Hard-hitting, iconoclastic editor/publisher of “From the Wilderness” strips the power elite to the bone and takes a shocking look at the decline of the American empire at the end of the age of oil.


Books of the Year

OR Books of the 2004
Candle in a Dark Time
By Virginia Stuart
Compelling, emotionally charged story of how a Danish woman risks her life to save Jews from Nazis during World War II.

OR Books of the 2004
My Life: A Story
By Jesus Christ

By Christopher Miller
Innovative and provocative story of the life of Jesus Christ told as a first person narrative.

OR Books of the 2004
The Others at Monticello
By Esther Franklin
Award-winning historical novel that explores the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and his slaves, especially Sally Hemings and her children.


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