Sep 212016
 

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/201817013/debunking-conspiracy-theories

Russians have poisoned Hillary Clinton. Elvis Presley is alive and well. The Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared in the Indian Ocean is the same one shot down over the Ukraine.

These are just a few of the many, many conspiracy theories that flourish in the echo chamber of the internet.

Mick West is a science writer and is dedicated to the art of debunking wild theories that circulate online and helping other people do the same, with his website, Metabunk.

Sep 192016
 

A huge thank you and congratulations to Wellington Activist Chris Ashley who recently made a presentation at his Toastmaster’s club about Building 7. His presentation was so compelling that he not only won Toastmaster of the Day but also interested his colleagues into learning more about the scientific evidence behind the three building collapses on 9/11.

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You can read a post about Chris’s award and presentation at the Terrace Toastmasters website

http://www.terraceat12.org.nz/congratulations-toastmaster-of-the-day-chris-2

Sep 062016
 

A big thanks to Roger Morris who has organised a free screening of Tony Rooke’s compelling documentary Incontrovertible at Everybody’s Theatre in Opunake, Taranaki to be screened on Sunday 11 September 2016 at 12.00 noon.  I am sure this will attract a good audience, and hopefully a few of our police and fire officers!    If you haven’t seen the film yet you can watch it online – here   In my opinion it is one of the best 9/11 films made.

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Jan 152016
 

9/11 as False Flag: Why International Law Must Dare to Care

Amy Baker Benjamin
Auckland University of Technology

January 10, 2016

Emory International Law Review, Forthcoming

Abstract:
At the heart of contemporary international law lies a paradox: The attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001 have justified nearly fifteen years of international war, yet the official international community, embodied principally in the United Nations, has failed to question or even scrutinize the U.S. Government’s account of those attacks. Despite the impressive and serious body of literature that has emerged to suggest that 9/11 was a classic (if unprecedentedly monstrous) false-flag attack, international statesmen, following the lead of scholars, have acted as if there is no controversy whatsoever. This disconnect between the growing (alternative) evidentiary record of state responsibility for the attacks and the focus of international institutions is impossible to sustain if those institutions are to maintain any semblance of viability and meaning.

In a three-step process, this Article seeks to connect the international community to the possible reality of 9/11-as-false-flag. First, it shows that it is highly rational to question the official 9/11 account given the historical record of the first half of the twentieth century, which reveals a pattern of false flag attacks over which the international community openly fretted and tried to exercise jurisdiction. Second, it analyzes the reasons why intellectual elites and the statesmen they influence are behaving irrationally in not inquiring into the possibility of 9/11-as-false-flag, deconstructing a multi-faceted motive into all its unsavory parts. Third, it argues that the means for ceasing this irrational behavior is readily available, as the United Nations need only carry out its core and incontrovertible “jury” function of determining the existence of aggression in order to exercise a long-overdue oversight of the official 9/11 narrative.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 39

Keywords: 9/11, False Flag, Lochner Formalism, Article 51, pretextual self-defense, aggression

To download the paper or read as Pdf in your browser – click here

or here SSRN-id2713267

Oct 302015
 

We attended this highly informative and sobering lecture which was hosted by the Pacific Institute of Resource Management at Victoria University of Wellington on Thursday 29 October at 5.30 pm. I highly recommend a listen to this lecture which is now posted at the Pacific Ecologist Website link here

The United States has been the dominant world power since World War II, even prior to USSR break-up, as indicated by more than 70 governments overthrown by the US in that period. The USSR collapse led to a complete reshaping of the European landscape, but at the same time China has emerged as a leading world power, as it had been before the 17th century. In recent years its growing financial and economic strength is transforming not only China, but also laying the foundations for a completely new economic order through a ‘new silk roads’ policy that is accompanied by a network of regional and world-wide agreements. Once again Eurasia is at the heart of what Sir Halford Mackinder in 1904 called the ‘world island’. For the west, these developments will shape the foreseeable future world-wide.

James writes on geopolitical issues with a legal and human rights perspective. He was educated at Canterbury, Victoria and Auckland Universities, and has practised as a barrister in Brisbane since 1984. He publishes in Counterpunch and New Eastern Outlook, and presents to organisations such as the Australian Institute for International Affairs.