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The title of my April lecture tour is "9/11: Time for a Second Look." I will be pointing out that many people---including politicians and journalists---formed their ideas about 9/11 and the 9/11 truth movement early on, when there seemed little reason to doubt the Bush administration's honesty and when the 9/11 truth movement could be caricatured, without too much exaggeration, as a bunch of kids on the Internet.
But now we have abundant evidence of the Bush-Cheney's administration's willingness to break the law and to tell lies that would lead to millions of deaths. And the 9/11 truth movement is now led intellectually by scientists and other professionals, as shown by the emergence of various organizations, including Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth, Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice (which includes scientists), Veterans for 9/11 Truth, and the Scientific Panel to Investigate 9/11. The movement also includes several former intelligence officers.
Thanks to these professionals, the evidence that the official story is false is now overwhelming. The only problem is to get people to look at the evidence. Once they are willing to do this, they quickly see that the official story simply cannot be true.
Finally, the replacement of the Bush administration with the Obama administration is important in three respects. First, potential whistleblowers may become less afraid to come forward. Second, the media may become more willing to expose the dozens of contradictions and other problems in the official myth. And third, there is at least the chance for a real investigation. The petition for both Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth and Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, for example, ends by asking President Obama to authorize a new, truly independent, investigation.
David Ray Griffin
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
9/11: Time for a Second Look
“9/11 guru” David Ray Griffin to speak at Boston University, April 11, 2009
Matthew Rothschild of The Progressive calls David Ray Griffin “the guru of the 9/11 conspiracy movement.” Howard Zinn, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Boston University, says that “David Ray Griffin's provocative questions about 9/11 deserve to be investigated and addressed.” No single proponent of alternative theories concerning the events of September 11, 2001 has received more attention than David Ray Griffin, who will be giving a public lecture at Boston University’s Morse Auditorium on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 7pm. Dr. Griffin’s appearance at BU will be his first ever in Boston, after which he will embark on his second European tour, speaking about 9/11 in London, Brussels, Paris, Madrid, Lausanne, Lucerne, Hamburg, Stockholm, Trondheim, and Oslo. The BU event is co-sponsored by the Boston University School of Theology and the Boston 9/11 Truth Committee.
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David Ray Griffin is Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Theology, Emeritus, at Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA, where he is a co-director of the Center for Process Studies.†
Dr. Griffin has published (as author or editor) 34 books, primarily in theology, philosophy, and philosophy of religion, with special emphases on the problem of evil and the relation between science and religion.†
Seven of his books deal with 9/11: The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 (2004), The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions (2005), Christian Faith and the Truth about 9/11: A Call to Reflection and Action (2006), 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out (2006, co-edited with Peter Dale Scott), Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory (2007), 9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press, and The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the ExposÈ (2008). †
In 2008 Griffin also made presentations on 9/11 at the European Parliament and the Japanese Diet.†
In his latest book, The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 911, the Cover -Up, and the Expose, Dr. Griffin once again invokes the tragic events of December 7, 1941, laying out further evidence for why he believes the attacks of September 11, 2001 were an “inside job” — a false flag attack — that can be traced to the highest levels of the US government. In defense of his thesis, Griffin:†
–points out the continued failure of the mainstream press to investigate any of the serious questions and anomalies that contradict the official account of 9/11, and claims the media dishonestly uses the term "conspiracy theory" to preempt any criticism of the government’s own conspiracy theory involving 19 “radical” Muslims. ††
–deconstructs, using expert testimony, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) five “crucial claims” about the World Trade Center collapses, showing that NIST, in fact, provides no supporting evidence for any of its claims. He further points out that NIST and the 911 Commission ignored vast amounts of relevant evidence pointing to controlled demolition as the cause of all three WTC towers' (1, 2 & 7) collapses, among which were the sudden-onset, symmetrical collapses at near-freefall speeds, molten pools observed beneath all three debris piles even six weeks after 9-11, indicating temperatures considerably higher than jet fuel and/or office fires could possibly have generated, and residue of explosives found in Ground Zero's dust.†
–presents plausible motives that high-level government officials clearly had for orchestrating the 9/11 attacks. Griffin shows that the 9/11 Commission actively suppressed any mention of these motives, as well as the fact that key members of the Bush Administration were signatories to a radical plan drawn up in 2000 by a neo-conservative think tank named Project for the New American Century (PNAC), which called for dramatically increased militarization and global dominance. The PNAC document suggested the necessity for a “New Pearl Harbor” event to trick the American public into backing its agenda, hence, the title of Griffin’s first and latest exposé, The New Pearl Harbor (Revisited). ††
Dr. Griffin’s 9/11 books have been endorsed by Michael Chossudovsky, William Sloane Coffin, Harvey Cox, Richard Falk, Catherine Austin Fitts, David Griscom, Jim Hightower, British MP Michael Meacher, Mark Crispin Miller, Rosemary Ruether, Marcus Raskin, Paul Craig Roberts, Peter Dale Scott, Gerry Spence, Lorie Van Auken, Howard Zinn, and former CIA officials Robert Baer, Bill Christison, and Ray McGovern.†
Four of Griffin's books have been given special recognition: The New Pearl Harbor and The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortion received the 2006 Helios Foundation Award for 2006. Debunking 9/11 Debunking was a Bronze Medal Winner in the 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The New Pearl Harbor Revisited was named a “Pick of the Week” in 2008 by Publishers Weekly.†
His essays and interviews about 9/11 have appeared in such disparate publications as Zion’s Herald1, Hustler Magazine2,†Global Outlook3, LA Times Magazine4, Conversations in Religion and Theology5, Penthouse Netherlands6, Whole Earth Times7, Tikkun8, and Le Monde Diplomatique9.†
Dr. Griffin has been featured on “The Richard & Judy Show” (London)10, †C-Span (twice)11, †ABC News Radio12, “Tucker” on MSNBC13, †CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corporation)14, the BBC’s “Heaven and Earth,”15 and in over 400 radio talk-shows16, †including Democracy Now!17. †Many videos of his talks and interviews are available on the Internet18. ††
During the week prior to his lecture in Boston, Dr. Griffin will also give lectures in Wayne, PA, Vassar College, Portsmouth and Keene, NH.†
“For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Boston University School of Theology
Mary Elizabeth Moore, Dean
Boston University School of Theology
745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 110
Boston, MA 02115
Martha M. Reney, Executive Assistant to the Dean
Boston University School of Theology
745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 110
Boston, MA 02115
Boston 9/11 Truth Committee
Chris Gruener firstname.lastname@example.org cell 617-965-6552
Joseph A. Lopisi, Esq., email@example.com, office 781-643-6200, Website: www.lopisilaw.com
Rich McCampbell, Richard.McCampbell@crbusa.com office 617-475-3054 cell 857-998-8807
 “9/11: A Christian Theologian’s Response: Deceptions of Empire and the Anti-Imperial Gospel of Jesus,” Zion’s Herald, July/August 2005: 5-6, 39-40 (available at http://www.anthonyflood.com/griffin911xntheologiansresponse.htm <http://www.anthonyflood.com/griffin911xntheologiansresponse.htm> ).
† †“What If Everything You Know about 9/11 Is Wrong?” Interview with Bruce David and Carolyn Sinclair, Hustler Magazine, August, 2005: 32-35, 108 (available at http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20050604140153943 <http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20050604140153943> †[text only] and http://911truth.org/docs/drgHfull.pdf (with graphics).
† “Truth and Politics of 9/11: Omissions and Distortions of The 9/11 Commission Report,” Global Outlook (www.GlobalOutlook.ca <http://www.GlobalOutlook.ca/> ), Issue 10 (Spring-Summer 2005), 45-56.
† “Getting Agnostic about 9/11” (an interview conducted by Mark Ehrman), LA Times Magazine, August 28, 2005 (http://www.latimes.com/features/printedition/magazine/la-tm-crgriffin35aug28,1,3835884.story?coll=la-headlines-magazine <http://www.latimes.com/features/printedition/magazine/la-tm-crgriffin35aug28,1,3835884.story?coll=la-headlines-magazine> ).
† †“Response to Ian Markham” (to Markham’s review of The New Pearl Harbor), Conversations in Religion and Theology, 3/2 (November, 2005): 220-236.
† †“Rokende Pistolen Gezocht: De Echte Daders Achter 9/11” (Interview), Penthouse (Dutch), December, 2006: 088-091.
† †“9/11 Under Attack: David Ray Griffin: Why the Official Story Just Doesn’t Make Sense.” Interview by Abigail Lewis. Whole Life Times, September 2006: 53-54.
† †“The American Empire and 9/11,” Tikkun, March-April 2007) †(http://www.tikkun.org/magazine/tik0703/frontpage/empire911 <http://www.tikkun.org/magazine/tik0703/frontpage/empire911> ).
† †“The Truly Distracting 9/11 Conspiracy Theory: A Reply to Alexander Cockburn,” Le Monde Diplomatique Norway, English version, March 2007 (http://www.lmd.no/index.php?article=1408#fotnoter <http://www.lmd.no/index.php?article=1408#fotnoter> ).
† June 22, 2004.
† †(1) “9/11 and the American Empire: How Should Religious People Respond?”, Lecture at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, April 18, 2005, broadcast on C-SPAN2 [BookTV], April 30, 2005 (available at http://www.911blogger.com/2005/04/proper-release-of-griffin-in-madison.html); BookTV, C-SPAN 2, November 24 & 25. (2) “9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out,” September 24, 2006, Berkeley, CA, edited by Peter Dale Scott and David Ray Griffin. The event featured remarks by Griffin, Scott, Peter Phillips, Kevin Ryan and Ray McGovern, who served as host.†
 ABC News Radio, September 11, 2005.
† †“Tucker,” MSNBC, August 9, 2005 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxKW3EqbfRE).†
 < “9/11: Truth, Lies and Conspiracy: Interview: David Ray Griffin,” CBC News, August 25, 2006 (http://www.cbc.ca/sunday/911griffin.html <http://www.cbc.ca/sunday/911griffin.html> ).
† †“Heaven and Earth,” BBC1, September 10, 2006 (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9181676883393469552 <http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9181676883393469552> ).
† ††For some of these, see http://www.radiodujour.com/guests/griffin_david_ray/index.html <http://www.radiodujour.com/guests/griffin_david_ray/index.html> .
† †“The New Pearl Harbor: A Debate On A New Book That Alleges The Bush Administration Was Behind The 9/11 Attacks,” Democracy Now! May 26, 2004 (http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/05/26/150221 <http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/05/26/150221> ). Wednesday, May 26th.
† †See http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=david+ray+griffin&num=10&so=0&start=30 <http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=david+ray+griffin&num=10&so=0&start=30> .
† †Independent Publishers (http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1157&urltitle=Announcing%202007%20Independent%20Publisher%20Book%20Awards%20Results <http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1157&urltitle=Announcing%202007%20Independent%20Publisher%20Book%20Awards%20Results> ).
† Publishers Weekly, November 24, 2008 (http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6617001.html?industryid=47159 <http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6617001.html?industryid=47159> ).