FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY
July 21, 2005 1:00 AM
CONTACT: DC Emergency Truth Convergence http://truthemergency.us
W. David Kubiak, 207-332-3071, Kyle Hence, 401-935-7715
September 11 Victim Families who Fought to Create the 9/11 Commission
Declare it a Failure on the First Anniversary of the 9/11 Report.
- 9/11 families join researchers to ask independent media and the foreign
press for help
WASHINGTON - July 21 - On Friday, July 22, 2005, one year to the day after
the release of the "9/11 Commission Report," Project Censored founder, Dr.
Peter Phillips will lead a National Press Club briefing entitled "The
Failure of the 9/11 Commission Report and the Mainstream Media's
Disregard." The briefing will feature scores of detailed examples of the
Commission's flawed findings, self-censorship, misrepresentations and
conflicts of interest that call the accuracy and integrity of their entire
investigation into doubt.
Time: 1:00-2:30 PM, Friday, July 22, 2005
Place: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, Washington, DC
Sponsor: DC Emergency Truth Convergence http://truthemergency.us
Lead presenters are 9/11 family members and Family Steering Committee
cofounders, Monica Gabrielle, Mindy Kleinberg and Lorie Van Auken. After
the FSC members' 18 months of lobbying finally forced a 9/11 investigation
and the Commission's creation, they submitted hundreds of unanswered
questions that Commissioner Jamie Gorelick promised would be their
investigation's "road map". However, by these courageous widows' count,
the Commission ignored approximately 70% of their concerns, and also
suppressed important evidence and whistleblower testimony that challenged
the official story on many fronts.
Next, renowned theologian, Dr. David Ray Griffin, will address "9/11 and
the Mainstream Press." Griffin's new book, "The 9/11 Commission Report -
Omissions and Distortions," analyzes over 115 specific lies, omissions and
misrepresentations contained in the final document. He not only details
individual lies and the larger patterns they form, he also documents
glaring conflicts of interest within the Commission, especially the
executive staff who steered, shaped and effectively wrote the final
After Dr. Griffin, four-time Emmy award winner and "Weapons of Mass
Deception" producer Danny Schechter will examine the corporate media's
vital role and proven tactics in defending "official story" explanations
of events like 9/11, Abu Graib, and the "War on Terror" as whole.
There will also be a presentation by British researcher Nafeez Ahmed,
whose first 9/11 book, "The War on Freedom" is now an award-winning
bestseller in Europe. Mr. Ahmed's new book "The War on Truth" is already
being hailed by geo-political scholars as the definitive deconstruction of
the official 9/11 myth thus far.
This briefing is especially designed for the independent media and foreign
press, and kicks off the DC Emergency Truth Convergence, an unprecedented
three-day series of collaborative events between diverse truth movement
researchers, veteran & victim family advocates, and indie media activists.
According to Convergence spokesperson Peter Phillips, "The events of
September 11 not only took thousands of innocent American lives, they have
been repeatedly used to justify previously unthinkable policies of
domestic repression, preemptive attacks, torture, and endless war.
"We know most of these policies had been championed by powerful voices
within this government long before 9/11, but without these outrageous
'surprise attacks' they could have never come to pass. If the 9/11 Report
is dangerously inaccurate, as more and more evidence now indicates, the
nation still needs an honest investigation of what really happened and why
no one has ever been held accountable. In particular, we need to know
whether the behavior of officials who seem to have profited most
handsomely from 9/11 and its dark wake should be looked at once again.
"Since we are anxious to get this crucial challenge to the American public
and world at large, we are extending a special invitation to the
independent media community and foreign journalists, who have a far better
track record of investigating governmental deceit and exposing official
treachery than the US corporate media."