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May 17, 2007

"Bury my heart at Wounded Knee, Deep in the Earth, Cover me with pretty lies –
bury my heart at Wounded Knee. Didn't we learn to crawl,
and still our history gets written in a liar's scrawl.."

-- Buffy St. Marie

1) Debunker Buster – David Ray Griffin
- - Ground Zero Illnesses Clouding Giuliani's Legacy
2) Global Warming or Conversion of Military Industrial Complex?
- - Nuclear Weapons Materials Released to Landfills
- - More lies from Livermore nuclear weapons lab
- - Our oceans are turning into plastic...are we?
- - US government fans homeland terrorism fear
3) Sitcha: GOD will make the truth prevail
- - Attica fatalities and consequences daunt Virginia Tech Tragedy
- - A Native Perspective on Virginia Tech Headlines

Editor’s Notes:

David Ray Griffin’s Debunking 9/11 Debunking was released this month and reviewed in the first item. The subsequent article is on ground zero illnesses and the hypocrisy of the media posing Rudolf Giuliani as a September 11 hero. Item two begins with a powerful article by Bruce Gagnon: “Global Warming or Conversion of Military Industrial Complex?” Other segments include information on the toxic deadly filth of nuclear weapons, plastic oceans, and the US government edging towards martial rule. The third item includes transcribed letters from Sitcha Richard and Jehan Abdur-Raheem. This issue concludes with “A Native Perspective on Virginia Tech Headlines” -- Remember Wounded Knee, and Leonard Peltier?

Mysterious One,
We search for you along
this Great Red Road you have set us on.

Sky Father,
We thank you for this world.
We thank you for our own existence.
We ask only for your blessing
and for your instruction.

Sacred One,
Put our feet on the holy path
that leads to you,
and give us the strength and the will
to lead ourselves and our children
past the darkness we have entered.
Teach us to heal ourselves,
to heal each other
and to heal the world.

Let us begin this very day,
this very hour,
the Great Healing to come.

1) Debunker Buster – David Ray Griffin

- - Ground Zero Illnesses Clouding Giuliani's Legacy

Debunker Buster
by Tod Fletcher
May 12, 2007


Debunking 9/11 Debunking is a monumental accomplishment by David Ray Griffin. He exhaustively and definitively destroys the pretensions of four major "9/11 debunking" publications published in 2006, shortly before the fifth anniversary of the events. Although the book is organized into chapters dealing with each one of the four publications in turn, Griffin has such a broad knowledge of all the evidence pertaining to the events, and such command of logic and argument, that the book is thoroughly cohesive and progressively builds an integrated critique of all dimensions of the official theory. Debunking 9/11 Debunking will effectively serve as a veritable encyclopedia of not just the facts of 9/11, but of the best arguments to debunk the official (and semi-official) lies about the facts. Griffin, as usual, avoids speculation and focuses on showing that the official story of what happened that day cannot be true.

Debunking 9/11 Debunking is a tremendous book, which should be read by everyone. By utterly destroying each of the well-funded, best efforts of the government to defend its case in the court of public opinion, the book effectively finishes off the official conspiracy theory. With this book in its arsenal, the 9/11 truth movement is set to take the offensive. It is time to launch this Debunker Buster at the hardened fortresses of the mass murderers within. Do what the perpetrators fear most. Read this book!

For the complete article by Tod Fletcher, see:

For more on David Ray Griffin’s book, see: Debunking 9/11 Debunking

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- - Ground Zero Illnesses Clouding Giuliani's Legacy

Posted by - Tuesday, May 15 2007
Ground Zero Illnesses Clouding Giuliani's Legacy:

“Interesting to note that an internet search turns up info from this significant article at sites such as,,, and Blogger News Network, while mainstream "news" sources remain typically quiet about the truth. More interesting that, on the other hand, we're hearing daily about "Giuliani's presidential campaign" from these same MSM outlets. Lesson? Again ... politics takes precedence over human lives, health, and well-being.”
— Ed.

Ground Zero Illnesses Clouding Giuliani's Legacy
May 11, 2007

Anyone who watched Rudolph W. Giuliani preside over ground zero in the days after 9/11 glimpsed elements of his strength: decisiveness, determination, self-confidence.

Those qualities were also on display over the months he directed the cleanup of the collapsed World Trade Center. But today, with evidence that thousands of people who worked at ground zero have become sick, many regard Mr. Giuliani's triumph of leadership as having come with a human cost.

An examination of Mr. Giuliani's handling of the extraordinary recovery operation during his last months in office shows that he seized control and largely limited the influence of experienced federal agencies. In doing that, according to some experts and many of those who worked in the trade center's ruins, Mr. Giuliani might have allowed his sense of purpose to trump caution in the rush to prove that his city was not crippled by the attack.

Administration documents and thousands of pages of legal testimony filed in a lawsuit against New York City, along with more than two dozen interviews with people involved in the events of the last four months of Mr. Giuliani's administration, show that while the city had a safety plan for workers, it never meaningfully enforced federal requirements that those at the site wear respirators.

At the same time, the administration warned companies working on the pile that they would face penalties or be fired if work slowed. And according to public hearing transcripts and unpublished administration records, officials also on some occasions gave flawed public representations of the nature of the health threat, even as they privately worried about exposure to lawsuits by sickened workers.

For the complete article, see:

For FN resources on this topic, see:
Bush Conspiracy and 9/11 Investigative Reports,
looking into the unanswered questions.

2) Global Warming or Conversion of Military Industrial Complex?

- - Nuclear Weapons Materials Released to Landfills
- - More lies from Livermore nuclear weapons lab
- - Our oceans are turning into plastic...are we?
- - US government fans homeland terrorism fear

Global Warming or Conversion of Military Industrial Complex?
By Bruce Gagnon

Global warming is on the minds of people all over the planet. They are talking about how strange their weather is these days. Severe fluctuations are causing new weather patterns alien to communities worldwide. Obviously, the growth in greenhouse gases is a primary reason for global warming.

Our lifestyle, especially in the U.S. with less than 5% of the world’s population, is a major contributor as we produce 25% of global carbon emissions.

But few ever ask what role the U.S. military plays in contributing to global warming. And as people like Al Gore and other environmentalists look for solutions, rarely is the Pentagon mentioned as a polluter and a place that we can look to for change if life is to survive on our mother Earth.

The Pentagon has been studying, and testing, the idea of using weather modification as a battlefield weapon for many years. Can we begin to talk about what impact weather modification experimentation could be having on our planet already?

In a recent article called What’s Possible in the Military Sector? Greater Than 100% Reduction in Greenhouse Gases, Green Party activist Don Fitz says “The military is the only sector of the economy where emissions of greenhouse gases can be reduced by greater than 100%…..Regular economic activity of the military is not exactly small. According to the February 2007 Energy Bulletin, the Pentagon is the single largest consumer of oil in the world. Only 35 countries consume more oil.”

Fitz continues, “This domination of industrial activity by the military is often referred to as the ‘permanent war economy.’ There is an even more insidious meaning to the phrase. That is the need of the military to have ever-shorter periods of time between wars. The only way to have a true test of a weapon is to use it against people…..Military spending is like a cancer which has metastasized throughout the body politic, with every congressional district demanding its place at the trough.”

Many environmental groups are working on solutions to global warming. One for example is the Apollo Alliance, which is calling for the creation of a new economy – a new industrial policy that moves toward building alternative sustainable technologies. Uniting labor and environmental groups, who usually are on opposite sides of the fence, the Apollo Alliance is showing that a new environmental policy can also create good jobs which is something the labor movement and low-income communities can get excited about.

But there is just one huge concern. Where will be funds come from to invest in this new industrial policy?

When the military industrial complex is soaking up over 50% of every American tax dollar, where will the funds come from to create the investment for this new industrial infrastructure? Space technology development will only exacerbate this trend as the Pentagon brags that Star Wars will be the largest industrial project in the history of the planet Earth.

Major private corporate industrial investment is leaving the country like rats off a sinking ship. Corporate disinvestment in U.S. industry is the reality today.

Most politicians understand this new reality very well. They know that weapons production is currently the number one industrial export product of the U.S. They know that major industrial job creation is largely coming from the Pentagon. Thus most politicians, from both parties, want to continue to support the military industrial complex gravy train for their communities.

Across the nation colleges and universities are turning to the Pentagon for greater research funding as Congress and successive administrations have cut back on scientific research and development investment. As this trend worsens we find growing evidence that engineering, computer science, astronomy, mathematics, and other departments are becoming “militarized” in order to maintain funding levels. Student protests against campus weapons research have been growing in recent years at places like the University of Hawaii, University of New Mexico, University of Oregon, and UC Berkeley.

It is abundantly clear that no real alternative sustainable technology investment will be possible on the scale needed to avert catastrophic global warming without conversion of the military industrial complex. It is imperative that the peace movement, environmental movement, social justice movement, and labor movements create a unifying vision and political demand calling on Congress to use our hard-earned tax dollars for conversion of the military industrial complex.

We must do as the old saying goes – follow the money. And increasingly the money in the U.S. today is in weapons production. By converting the military we can make large strides to dealing with greenhouse gases, create new sustainable industries and stop our free fall into endless war.

posted by Bruce Gagnon
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 6:26 AM

Bruce Gagnon
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
PO Box 652
Brunswick, ME 04011; (207) 443-9502;

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Reource: What’s Possible in the Military Sector?
Greater than 100% Reduction in Greenhouse Gases
by Don Fitz; April 30, 2007, see:§ionID=57

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- - Nuclear Weapons Materials Released to Landfills

New Report Finds Nuclear Weapons Materials Released to Landfills
Pathways Open for Reuse and Recycling

A copy of the full report can be found on the NIRS web site at:

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- - More lies from Livermore nuclear weapons lab
by Bob Nichols
Wednesday, 09 May 2007

San Francisco – "Hundreds of thousands of additional deaths and maimings is the Bay Area's thanks for being good neighbors to these the 'good Germans,' the desk murderers, who are just following orders," stated Pat Gray, long time San Francisco Bay Area resident and former Green candidate for Congress.

"A group of citizens of the Bay Area are seeking a lawyer to take legal action to stop the open air explosions set off by Livermore Lab in Tracy, California," she announced. "These open air explosions are sending clouds of depleted uranium oxide gas all over the Bay Area. It is well know that depleted uranium gas is a carcinogen and causes serious birth defects.

For the complete article and more information, see: and

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- - Our oceans are turning into plastic...are we?
Published in - Health & Fitness
Our oceans are turning into plastic...are we?
By Susan Casey, Photographs by Gregg Segal
May 11, 2007 - 11:45:03 PM

A vast swath of the Pacific, twice the size of Texas,
is full of a plastic stew that is entering the food chain.
Scientists say these toxins are causing obesity, infertility...and worse.

For the complete article, and photos, see:

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- - US government fans homeland terrorism fear
Washington consensus plans for martial law,
nuclear terror holocaust, behind closed doors
By Larry Chin
Global Research, May 15, 2007


The US government and Washington elites are aggressively ramping up their "war on terrorism" rhetoric and propaganda, stoking fear and paranoia in order to bolster their war agenda, and reinvigorate the mass public perception of new and growing "homegrown terrorism" threats to the US homeland.

The next phase of America’s war abroad (under the management of a post-Bush neocon/neoliberal consensus), and the deepening militarization of the US homeland towards a full police state, are well underway..

The world’s elites, from the "Preventive Defense Project" to the Council on Foreign Relations and other intelligence "think tanks", are actively engineering future policies for a nightmare scenario (both the orchestration of scenario itself, as with 9/11, as well as in response to "disorder" and civilian unrest.

Real and fake terrorism: products of Washington

It is a fact that "Islamic terrorism" has always been a "homegrown" product.

"Al Qaeda" and "Militant Islam" are creations of, and guided assets still working at the behest of, Anglo-American intelligence (the CIA, Pakistan’s ISI, etc.). Anglo-American involvement behind "terrorism", and the manufacture of the "war on terrorism", exhaustively documented in Michel Chossudovsky’s America's "War on Terrorism" , Michael C. Ruppert’s Crossing the Rubicon:The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil , and other investigations, continue to be the focus of ongoing official cover-up..

It has been clear for months that the scandal-ridden Bush administration, collapsing under the weight of its own criminality, and plummeting public confidence and political support, is desperate to manufacture the appearance of progress, even triumph, in its waning months. In order to portray themselves as the Homeland’s premier "anti-terrorist" saviors, Bush and his functionaries must now attempt to sell their ability to solve to bogus problem with "terror" arrests and foiled plots, which have recently included the capture and execution of certain key Al-Qaeda" figures.

The official "Al-Qaeda" narrative itself is being given a makeover. "Al-Qaeda", "on the move", is being implanted into the Anglo-American empire’s new hot spots, the new targets of Western military-intelligence intervention, such as Iraq, Irbil (near Iran), Somalia and even Gaza.

In addition, with America’s Middle East war agenda derailing under Bush-Cheney management, new bipartisan political desperation to "restore order", shared by neocons and neoliberals alike, is resulting in a push towards a new and even more dangerous phase of the "war on terrorism", and an increased potential for new manufactured crises and "new 9/11s".

As it was on the morning of 9/11, all eyes must remain locked on the guilty parties in Washington---the political criminals who are "above the law", armed with the power to manipulate, control and exterminate broad sections of humanity, within the US homeland and abroad.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Centre for Research on Globalization.

For the complete article, see:

3) Sitcha: GOD will make the truth prevail

- - Attica fatalities and consequences daunt Virginia Tech Tragedy
- - A Native Perspective on Virginia Tech Headlines

Sitcha: GOD will make the truth prevail
[The following is a transcript of a letter from Sitcha Richard to Jonathan Mark.]

May 12, 2007

Dear Jonathan

Thank you for nourishing me with news that we don’t get in the mainstream media. I enjoyed especially two articles: the waters of knowledge versus the waters of uncertainty and war on consciousness. Truly, there are many things going on that people do not know, and those who rule the world do everything they can to hide their faces and deeds, keeping the majority in the dark of ignorance.

People who are smart enough to know what is going on, or who have witnessed the truth, are either silenced or do not have enough means to publicize what they know; the big media, owned by the rulers of the world, censor key information. Mind control starts with the educational system. I am a graduate of my country Law of Yasunde (sp?) University. I learned International Law, International Relations, International Development Law, etc.. with many kinds of books we were asked to read . . . they taught us what they want us to know, but the truth and the reality are somewhere else, and you have to read books written by activists and independent intellectuals to understand how this world is ruled. I couldn’t have known this side of reality if I wasn’t in jail, because while free I did not have time to read or the opportunity to get all these books.

I thank you also for having put the update on my case in flyby news. My case is one example of how the truth is hidden. They place emphasis to focus the attention of people to something else, and far away from the real problem. It’s a technique that works well for them, but I believe GOD will make the truth prevail. Hoping you all the best. Love and Peace; Your friend, -- Sitcha Richard

FlybyNews overview on Sitcha Richard --

In April 2001, Richard Sitcha fled Cameroon after being imprisoned and tortured by the government’s security forces due to his involvement with the political protests against the Bepanda Nine killings. Fearing for his life, Richard applied for political asylum as soon as he arrived in the United States. The United States government granted Richard asylum in January 2003. Life was looking up for Richard—he could now realize his dreams of going back to school and bringing his wife and two children to the US. On September 18, 2003, however, the US government revoked Richard’s asylum and arrested him in the courtroom. He has been in jail, without charge, ever since that date! For more information, visit - Also, in FN archives, see: Dennis J. Kucinich and the Sitcha Connection; also an article by Richard Sitcha, My Way of the Cross; and updates of March , May, August, 2006, and April, 2007 from the Sitcha Defense Committee.

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- - Attica fatalities and consequences daunt Virginia Tech Tragedy
[The following are excerpts from letters from Jehan Abdur-Raheem]

From Jehan Abdur-Raheem
May 3, 2007

Peace Brother Jonathan,

The recent Flybys arrived. I was very interested in the update on Richard Sitcha’s case. The more I learn about his case, the angrier I get, because I know how often such things happen. There are thousands of horror stories about injustices across this country. I ready the many convictions that have been overturned over recent years, as the result of DNA testing. Some of those convicted sat on Death Row for years, until people like Barrie Sheck, of the Innocence Project, forced courts and D.A.’s to order blood tests to exonerate men and women for rapes and murders.


May 12, 2007

“What I’d like is for you to address the fact that all the Media is claiming the Virginia State Killings, a few weeks ago, was the single most mass murders of that nature in US history, but they’re wrong! More prisoners and guards were shot in Attica in 1971 when N.Y.S. Governor Rockefeller, ordered the National Guard to storm the prison rather than continue negotiations to release hostages in exchange for the improvement of prison conditions and to stop prisoner abuse. Ten prison guards and 29 prisoners were killed outright, and many others were wounded by gun fire and beatings --- We can’t let America forget that our worse atrocity was committed by our own government; not some mad immigrant on a rampage. In Virginia the death-toll was 32 dead, 15 wounded… Let America do the math and then question themselves about what’s worse … A slaughter by some crazy man, or a slaughter by elected officials, National Guards and Prison staff, all assigned to and paid to protect Americans; not kill them? Of the 80 wounded at Attica, some were crippled for life --- It took over 20 years to litigate compensation for the injuries they suffered --- Rockefeller went on to become Vice-President, then later died of a heart attack in bed with a prostitute … God bless America! Enough for now – Stay strong and keep up the struggle.”

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For related information, see: A Nation Behind Bars: the buried talents of a population.

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- - A Native Perspective on Virginia Tech Headlines
Thursday, April 19, 2007
By Kat Teraji

Bury my heart at Wounded Knee, Deep in the Earth, Cover me with pretty lies - bury my heart at Wounded Knee. Didn't we learn to crawl, and still our history gets written in a liar's scrawl. They tell 'ya "Honey, you can still be an Indian d-d-down at the 'Y' on Saturday nights." - lyrics to "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," written by Buffy St. Marie

"The worst shooting rampage in American history…" "Massacre and Mourning, 33 die in worst shooting in U.S. History," and "Rampage called worst mass shooting in U.S. history." "What first appeared to be a single shooting death unfolded into the worst gun massacre in the nation's history." You've seen and heard these headlines and reports all week as the media provided non-stop coverage of the tragic shooting of 33 people at Virginia Tech University on Monday.

"The worst in U.S. history…" Really? It is certainly the worst shooting on a college campus in modern U.S. history. But if we think it is the worst shooting rampage in U.S. history, then we are a singularly uneducated nation.

"I can't take one more of these headlines," said Joan Redfern, a member of the Lakota Sioux tribe who lives in Hollister. We met at First Street Coffee to talk while we scanned Internet stories. "Haven't any of these people ever heard of the Massacre at Sand Creek in Colorado, where Methodist minister Col. Chivington massacred between 200 and 400 Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians, most of them women, children, and elderly men?"

Chivington specifically ordered the killing of children, and when he was asked why, he said, "Kill and scalp all, big and little; nits make lice."

At Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota, the U.S. 7th Cavalry attacked 350 unarmed Lakota Sioux on December 29, 1890. While engaged in a spiritual practice known as the "Ghost Dance," approximately 90 warriors and 200 women and children were killed. Although the attack was officially reported as an "unjustifiable massacre" by Field Commander General Nelson A. Miles, 23 soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor for the slaughter. The unarmed Lakota men fought back with bare hands. The elderly men and women stood and sang their death songs while falling under the hail of bullets. Soldiers stripped the bodies of the dead Lakota, keeping their ceremonial religious clothing as souvenirs.

"To say the Virginia shooting is the worst in all of U.S. history is to pour salt on old wounds-it means erasing and forgetting all of our ancestors who were killed in the past," Redfern said.

For the complete article, see:

FN note.. Let us also not forget the plight of Leonard Peltier. His life is a story of inspiration and hope to get the corruption out of government, and to free this innocent man defending his people under attack by federal and local GOON authorities.

For the great healing and to learn more ~ Free Leonard Peltier

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