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2nd Anniversary Issue: Parallel Universe * CIA Mind Control * Pacifica Under Siege

18 August 2001

Congratulations for all of us working for a free society on this second anniversary day of Flyby News and the Cassini Earth flyby. Your subscribing, reading, (and especially) acting on these issues are truly important. Many thanks, too, for those contributing to Flyby News. This includes the mainstream media. (Since we are non-profit, providing electronic information for research and educational purposes, we are able to use copyrighted materials.) In the right context, the press can be a positive force for transformation. In addition, those organizations and individuals contributing to Flyby News are truly appreciated. This is the substance that Flyby simply transmits. Regular contributors include the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, Disclosure Project, Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, Committee to Free Lori Berenson, Bill Smirnow, Arise Action Network and many others. Keep an eye on the Flyby News link page for more listings in the coming weeks..In today's issue the two first stories were received from the Butterfly World Update. Flyby News is inspired from the momentum of those taking a stand on the threats against world peace and health. Our work to be successful may require a miracle, but such is the nature of life, and being conscious is part of the solution.

The first item makes much sense philosophically to some, but can be a stretch for others. In such a diverse parallel expanding universe on another planet, the Cassini Earth flyby could have proved disastrous. We could count our lucky stars by having this threat in our past, but the future is just as dangerous. Stopping the arms race from reaching into outer space is key to peace and health on Earth. This requires free thinking, which is why the second and third items in this issue are important, too. Your subscribing to such news is what keeps us going, and gives another chance for our unity to to be effective in making major changes. Hopefully we will be part of the solution on Earth, transforming the ways of fear, power, control and selfishness, to the way that helped give each of us a choice and breath of life, the love in Creation that unites us all.

1) Our Universe Not Alone, Say Scientists
2) TRANCE Formation of America
3) Amy Goodman and Pacifica Under Siege

1) Our Universe Not Alone, Say Scientists

To my friends in all the universes. Didn't we see this circa 1967

Sunday, March 25, 2001
By United Press International

Spanish and American astrophysicists claim the universe we inhabit contains an infinite number of other universes like our own, called O-regions, that we will someday be able to contact. Jaume Garriga, of the University of Barcelona, and Alexander Vilenkin, of Tufts University, call the concept "many worlds in one."

As they explained to United Press International, these universes are likely similar to our own - share similar life forms, for instance - because they share a key feature with our world: a finite number of distinct histories. A history is the way something has evolved in time and will continue to evolve. Until now, physicists have never been able to make such an assertion.

The team will publish their hypothesis this fall in the journal Gravitation and Quantum Cosmology.

Are these ideas far-fetched? Alan Guth says no.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist told UPI, "Do I think that the ideas are viable? Definitely yes. In fact, I very much admire the precision with which the ideas are expressed. I consider the work of Alex Vilenkin and his collaborators to be the leading work in this field."

He explained, "What is new in their article is the realization that the total number of possible histories for each universe is finite."

An infinite number of universes like our own is a concept Guth - one of the foremost authorities on a concept called the inflationary universe - finds startling.

"That's a pretty mind-boggling conclusion," Guth told UPI from his Cambridge, Mass. office.

The idea that an infinite number of universes exist gives rise to some interesting, and troubling, implications.

"Whenever a thought crosses your mind that a terrible calamity might have happened," Vilenkin told UPI, "you can be assured that it has happened in some of the other O-regions."

Furthermore, since some O-regions have histories identical or nearly identical to our own, "if you nearly escaped an accident here, then you were not so lucky in some of the O-regions with the same prior history," he said

The worlds Garriga and Vilenkin imagine are not entirely calamitous, and may even be amusing.

"Distant copies of ourselves play all sorts of different roles" in these other worlds, Vilenkin said. In fact, "there are infinitely many O-regions where Al Gore is president and - yes - Elvis Presley is still alive!"

According to Vilenkin, Guth's work gave rise to the idea of many worlds in the first place. Guth formulated the now well-accepted idea that the universe is expanding - or inflating - and published the best-selling book "The Inflationary Universe" in 1997.

As the visible universe expands, or inflates, it gives birth to new universes. Since inflation is eternal, new universe creation is also eternal.

"In an eternally inflating universe, anything that can happen will happen; in fact, it will happen an infinite number of times," Guth told UPI.

Guth also believes the many-worlds hypothesis has profound philosophical implications.

"We already know that our planet is merely a tiny speck in a vast cosmos, but now we are being told that we do not even hold a unique copyright on our own identities," Guth told UPI. "Instead, each of us is actually only a single copy of an infinite number of beings that are completely identical to ourselves."

Copyright 2001, United Press International, All Rights Reserved


2) TRANCE Formation of America

"It is perfectly possible for a man to be out of prison, and yet not free - to be under no physical constraint and yet to be a psychological captive, compelled to think, feel and act as the representatives of the national state, or of some private interest within the nation, wants him to think, feel and act.

The nature of psychological compulsion is such that those who act under constraint remain under the impression that they are acting on their own initiative. The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free. That he is not free is apparent only to other people. His servitude is strictly objective."

-- Brave New World Revisited, Aldous Huxley, 1958

TRANCE Formation of America is the first documented autobiography of a victim of government mind control. Cathy O'Brien is the only vocal and recovered survivor of the Central Intelligence Agency's MK-Ultra Project Monarch operation. Tracing her path from child pornography and recruitment into the program to serving as a top-level intelligence agent and White House sex slave, TRANCE Formation of America is a definitive eye-witness account of government corruption that implicates some of the most prominent figures in U.S. politics.

On August 3rd, 1977 the 95th U.S. Congress opened hearings into the reported abuses concerning the CIA's TOP SECRET mind control research program code named MK-Ultra. On February 8th, 1988, a top-level MK-Ultra victim, Cathy O'Brien, was covertly rescued from her mind control enslavement by Intelligence insider Mark Phillips. Their seven year pursuit of Justice was stopped FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY. TRANCE Formation of America exposes the truth behind this covert government program and its ultimate goal: psychological control of a nation.

For more information on the campaign and book, TRANCE Formation of America, visit

3) Amy Goodman and Pacifica Under Siege

From: "Bill Smirnow"
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 04:23:02 -0400

More outrages on the part of Eutrice Leid & "Friends" at "Pacifica." This cannot be allowed to continue! Leid & her EVIL, lying cowardly cohorts must go. Amy Goodman, "Democracy Now" & the fired & banned producers must be restored with their and our [listeners/supporters] freedom of speech also reinstated. Please do everything possible to spread the word & act.

-Bill Smirnow

----- Original Message -----
From: "Juan Gonzalez"
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2001 12:43 AM
Subject: Amy Goodman Physically Accosted

> August 12, 2001
> Friends,
> On Friday afternoon, Amy Goodman was physically accosted by WBAI Interim General Manger Eutrice Leid.
> According to eyewitnesses, Amy came upon two WBAI staffers rifling through the personal possessions of fired WBAI Program Director Bernard White. Amy objected to the invasion of privacy, and when the two people refused to stop, she went to her office, got her camera, and took a picture of their illegal search.
> WBAI manager Eutrice Leid, who appeared on the scene at that point, ripped the camera out of Amy's hands and walked into an adjacent office. Amy followed her and demanded her camera back. Leid simply laughed in Amy's face, saying she would have the film developed herself. Leid, a tall robust woman who towers over Amy and weighs at least 50 pounds more than her, then physically shoved Amy out of the way and marched down the hallway to her own office whereupon she shut the door. But Amy would not be intimidated. She stood outside Leid's office and again demanded the camera back. Leid finally relented, opened the door and handed it to Amy.
> Amy reiterated that it was wrong to be going through Bernard White's possessions. Leid asked her how she knew anyone was doing that. Amy replied that she had witnessed the incident. "Just like you witnessed the massacre in East Timor?" retorted Leid sarcastically, echoing a common slander that has now been made by several WBAI staffers who are followers of Leid: that the 1991 East Timor massacre that Amy witnessed and reported about was fabricated by her.
> For those who live in the WBAI listening area, this incident will come as no surprise. We have heard numerous on-air diatribes by Leid and her followers routinely vilifying Amy and other dissidents at the station. Amy has been threatened with violence, made the object of racist and sexist slurs, and denounced as a "criminal," a "saboteur" and a "Svengali" who is responsible for the entire Pacifica crisis. Leid has said that Amy's contribution to Pacifica is "vomit" and "defecation" and her followers have at times used sexist epithets to degrade Amy, even deriding her on the air as "childless."
> Amy has directed numerous complaints to interim executive director Bessie Wash and to the Pacifica Board majority about the harassment and slander, but they refuse to intercede. Are they waiting for Leid or one of her stooges to physically assault Amy?
> We urge you to act now.
> 1) Stop the threats, slander and physical intimidation against Amy Goodman
> 2) Resign. Step aside and allow for new leadership to begin the rebuilding process.
> Together we can stop this madness.
> Venceremos,
> Juan Gonzalez
> Stop the Harassment of Democracy Now!
> The Pacifica Campaign is a grass-roots organization representing listeners and staff alike, fighting to preserve Pacifica's 50-year tradition of progressive, community-based radio.
> Tax deductible contributions to support the work of the Pacifica Campaign may be made to our fiscal sponsor, a 501 (c) (3) organization. Make checks payable to: Institute for Media Analysis-Pacifica Campaign. Our mailing address: The Pacifica Campaign, 51 MacDougal St., #80, New York, NY 10012.

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From: "MHF/PMI"
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2001 11:22 PM
Subject: KPFA - KPFK - KPFT - WBAI - WPFW: The Pacifica Radio Network

> Amy Goodman was walking around the station at WBAI with a mask over her face to protest surveillance cameras installed by Pacifica management.
> Because she did not feel safe, she went to a different studio to do her show. As of today, WBAI began re-broadcasting Amy's old programs rather than playing the new programs she made where she felt safer.
> If you think this is outrageous, there's something you can do. The Committee to Remove Pacifica Board (CRPB) and its Listeners' Lawsuit legal team have researched and built their case against Pacifica for over two years. Now they are ready to take depositions from all major participants. This will cost an estimated $250,000 and they need your help.
> remove board members who have abused their authority violated their own rules of operation, and wasted listener funds .give listener-sponsors voting rights . recover damages from individual directors for any misappropriation of funds . amend the bylaws and elect new directors.
> The Pacifica Foundation Board of Directors, which holds legal title to the network's assets and licenses, has relentlessly abused its authority. They censored and fired programmers and locked out station staff. They fired their controller of twenty years and denied five board members access to financial information. They refused to testify before state and federal investigative bodies. Celebrities, nationally-respected progressives, and elected officials have talked to them. Listeners like you demonstrated, wrote thousands of letters, and filled their phone lines. Now the Board has hired two of Washington D.C.'s most high-powered law firms to fight listener-sponsors in court while they continue to destroy the network.
> Amy needs decent working conditions to produce Democracy Now! The people of Houston, Texas need local news reporting. KPFA listeners need to know their station will not be compromised or sold. We all need the Pacifica Radio Network to remain independent, commercial-free, and listener-sponsored.
> A founding purpose of the MHF is to protect civil and economic rights of the general public. MHF has focused on protecting local control of public assets and created the Public Media Initiative to protect this important public forum. Of three lawsuits against Pacifica, only the CRPB Listeners' Lawsuit seeks local democratic membership control of Pacifica. Membership control that can give listener-sponsors voting rights, elect responsive, accountable board members whose vision and guidance, rebuild Pacifica into the national treasure it is, and sustain the future of the Pacifica Network.

MHF is raising funds through efforts such as this letter to continue providing grants to the CRPB. The Internal Revenue Service has ruled that the MHF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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