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The attached audio file of Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed was recorded at Rep. Cynthia McKinney's congressional briefing — The 9/11 Commission Report One Year Later, A Citizens' Response: Did the Commission Get it Right? on July 22nd, 2005. The following essay was originally submitted as part of the record for the congressional briefing.
The complete transcript and submitted written material from McKinney's briefing is available as a PDF and audio rcordings were available on radio.indymedia.org but this server is currently out of action. However a high quality video of the briefing is available in 3 parts:
- Part One - 696Mb avi
- Introduction by Verna Avery Brown, Opening Remarks by Cynthia McKinney, blessing by pastor Rebecca West, a critique of the 911 Commission Report read by Lorie Van Auken, accompanied by Monica Gabrielle and Mindy Kleinberg, further critique by John Judge, followed by ex-CIA analyst Mel Goodman's criticism of the very structure of the Commission, Paul Thompson examines NORAD/FAA response, Nafeez Ahmed examines the "al Qaeda" links, John Newman discusses Omar Saeed Sheikh, Marilynn Rosenthal dicusses prior knowledge (forewarnings) - approx. 3.5 hours
- Part Two - 697Mb avi
- Ann Norton's history of the Neocons and Leo Strauss, Peter Dale Scott on 9/11 and Deep Politics, Nafeez Ahmed extends the theme - examing the Muj specifically, Wayne Smith discusses International Law, Bob McIlvaine discusses his attempts to make a difference after the loss of his son, (the next segments focus on Civil Liberties - comments from Jumana Musa - Amnesty International, Elaine Cassel - Civil Rights lawyer, Rebecca Daugherty on Freedom of the Press), Mel Goodman criticizes the "Intelligence Reform" followed by McGovern - approx. 4 hours
- Part Three - 348Mb avi
- Former high-level CIA analyst Ray McGovern further demolishes the Commission, ex-CIA analyst David MacMichael gives a short history of useless Commissions, John Nutter talks about Covert ops, concluding remarks by McKinney - approx. 1 hour
Thanks to 911 Blogger for making this material available: Video: McKinney's 2005 Congressional Briefing | Nafeez Ahmed - "Ties With Terror: The Continuity of Western-Al-Qaeda Relations in the Post-Cold War Period".
See also this recording from 2006, Nafeez Ahmed "International Terrorism: The Secret History" and the War on Terror topic.
27-04-2007 20:50Has anybody fallen down with shock, with the revelation by the United Nations on Wednesday 25/4/2007, that the Iraqi Government has refused to co-operate with providing factual information, relating to the number of deaths, for this year, inside of democratic Iraq.
27-04-2007 18:08Please come to the demo in Hackney tomorrow to defend free ESOL
27-04-2007 17:17Money replaces God and has become our new religion, a universal totalitarian religion that never existed before.. Commodification of goods is more important than the goods themselves.
27-04-2007 16:49This is an overview of the trend seen in America of a failure of leadership during times of civil emergency. Law Enforcement is included. Following the Sept 11th attack, the US Federal govt has infused huge sums of money into law enforcement and even civilian training.
It appears that the answer to leadership in times of crisis in all sectors of US society
is to be found in the plain site, but is being missed by most citizens.
27-04-2007 16:32Upside-down logic in the land down under -- Internationally known racist, war criminal, Iraqi holocaust denier and coward prime minister of Australia, John Howard stated that [black] entertainer Snoop Dogg had been banned from entering Australia for “sound reasons … I have to be careful what I say in these matters but he has been ... well there are certain judgments that are made on certain advice that I can't go into, but the reasons for banning him are sound," said Howard. Perhaps the black rapper is also a HIV carrier and votes Democrat! Howard recently levelled more criticism on US Democrats in relation to the war in Iraq. The absurdity and hypocrisy of Howard’s behaviour is reaching levels unimagined by even his most fervent critics.
27-04-2007 15:45Students not profit demo at UMSU on May 1st. Also joint with anti war and anti climate change people.
27-04-2007 15:43!!!DIRECT ACTION TRAINING DAY!!!
Date: Sunday, May 6, 2007
Time: 10:00am (breakfast), 11.00am - 6:00pm (workshops)
Location: The Basement (just off piccadilly gardens, 3 mins walk from the bus stop!) On Lever Street (next to/ parralel to oldham street)
27-04-2007 13:11A young Muslim girl was arrested by police outside Sainsburys in Ladbroke Grove at noon on 27 April after being accused of illegally selling the Big Issue magazine on private property and "stealing money" from another Big Issue seller.
Pegasus Pub Function Room, Craddock Street, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton
details on www.wolvestuc.org.uk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGptkBmCK0c
The 13th Annual May Day Festival organised by Wolverhampton May Day Committee,
has been sponsored this year by: West Midlands Fire Brigades Union & West Midlands UNISON and Midlands TUC. It’s theme is: Keep Wolverhampton a fascist-free zone.
27-04-2007 09:31Take a few minutes to help support a prisoner.
27-04-2007 09:23In the wake of recent revelations of widespread torture and abuse at the Guantánamo Bay prison camp, the US Justice Department has taken legal action to restrict lawyers’ access to their clients incarcerated there. These lawyers have been an important source of news from inside the camp, despite being already subject to a strict set of rules established by the Pentagon and the DC Court of Appeals in 2004.
27-04-2007 08:56Government aware of approaching problem relies on citizens to cut water consumption when what is needed is an end to Civilsation to save Life on the planet.
27-04-2007 06:38When is holocaust denial not a crime? When the victims are not Jews it would seem! As the world begins to target the lies and excesses of conservative governments, coalition leaders are becoming more nervous and agitated as each day passes. But the monstrous oversight of all opposition parties – and it’s not accidental – is continued holocaust denial. There is no dismissing the figures from a world-renowned authoritative journal (Lancet). The 660,000 civilian dead in Iraq CONSTITUTE A HOLOCAUST in any ‘language’. The screaming figures can no longer be dismissed, avoided, or denied nor can the RESPONSIBILITY for the CRIMES.
27-04-2007 04:41Independent journalist Josh Wolf recently made headlines for spending more than 7 months in federal prison for his refusal to hand over video of a protest to authorities. Wolf is an anarchist activist and a video journalist based in the Bay Area of California.