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David Adams: Musician
Drummer David Adams is a guest performer with the band Street Drum Corps. On the band’s second CD, We Are Machines, Adams wrote and performed on two tracks, Right Back Atcha and Drum Roll Please. Adams performs as a full time member of the band Super Groupie.
Statement to AA911: It is blatantly obvious that we have been lied to in regard to the official 9/11 fairytale! The official story in itself is a Conspiracy Theory. Anyone who will take the time, turn off their mind to the mainstream media and simply look at history and then look at the facts presented would see the simple truths. Once you are committed to denial, you just burrow deeper into it; but once you seek for truth and answers, you cease to stop researching!
Caroline Aiken: Singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist.
Writing and singing songs in many styles, including rock, blues, folk, country, and ballads, Caroline Aiken has been touring for 40 years.
She has headlined the Kerrville Music Festival since 1995, Seattle’s Bumbershoot since 1996, and the Folk Life Festival since 1976. She opened for Mother’s Finest and The B52s at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. In 1988, she performed with Martin Sexton. Aiken has recorded with and performed with the Indigo Girls, singing on their first recording and touring with them several times in the 1990s.
Statement to AA911Truth: “I never believed we received the truth from the government. Too much proof of lies and half truths and too much money to be ill gotten, and we’ve NEVER gotten the whole truth, and nothing BUT the truth, so help me God.”
Jack Alexander: Artist, Designer, Muralist
Born in San Francisco, California, Jack Alexender was a uniquely gifted child, with a precocious flair for the mystical. At age three, he drew vivid, dream-like landscapes in crayon of a land he later came to call “Home World.” In 1971, he earned a degree in Fine Art and Design from Pepperdine University.
Alexander’s eclectic professional career and journey as an artist and healer have included dramatic twists. In 1976, he accidentally drove his motorcycle off a cliff. He was pronounced dead on arrival by emergency room personnel and remained so for nearly three hours. During that time, he experienced life “on the other side,” where his visions resembled the ethereal realms he painted as a child.
From 1980 to 1992, Alexander worked as a professional artist in various capacities. He was Operations and Special Effects Coordinator for Circle Fine Arts Corporation in San Francisco. He designed and implemented themed display environments for Playboy, Disney, Warner Brothers, and others.
In the early 90’s, Alexander took a hiatus from his professional art career to live for six months on Water’s End Reservation in Northern Nevada. There, he trained under White Feather and his wife, Crawling Bear Claw, as their last Caucasian shamanic initiate into the Lakota tradition. He soon resumed his professional art career, which has included numerous exhibits and awards.
In the early 90’s, Alexander took a hiatus from his professional art career to live for six months on Water’s End Reservation in Northern Nevada. There, he trained under White Feather and his wife, Crawling Bear Claw, as their last Caucasian shamanic initiate into the Lakota tradition. He soon resumed his professional art career, which has included numerous exhibits and awards.
From 1996 to 2004, Alexander worked as a studio artist, art therapist and gallery director in Bali, Indonesia. From 2005 to 2009, he worked as a journeyman faux painter in Las Vegas, Nevada, painting murals, cloud ceilings, faux wood, faux marble, and other exotic finishes in major hotel-casinos such as the Paris, the Mirage, and the Venetian Palazzo Resort.
Since 2010, Alexander has lived and worked as an artist and healer in Sarasota, Florida. He paints commissioned murals, canvases and specialty faux finishes. In May 2010, he donated four months of his services to paint a mural at the Northwest Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Statement to AA911: Dear AA911 Truth, I just learned of your project and want to be involved. Count me in. Bravo! Oorah! Till then becomes now.
Steve Alten: Author.
New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten’s novels have sold millions of copies worldwide. His MEG series, about Carcharodon megalodon, the 70-foot, 70,000 pound prehistoric great white shark, was an international best-seller, as was his Domain series, about the Mayan Calendar’s 2012 doomsday prophecy. Both have been optioned as movies, along with The Loch, a modern-day Loch Ness Monster thriller. His tenth novel, Grim Reaper: End of Days will be released in October of 2010.
It was Steve’s eighth novel, The Shell Game that placed him high above the 9/11 Truth radar. Written in the guise of a thriller, the page-turner is actually a Trojan Horse that pulls back the curtain on the neocons and exposes the next false-flag event — a nuclear suitcase bomb that will be linked to Iran. Alten spent two years researching the story and working with sources whose information bleeds through the pages. And the author names names.
Alten received threats BEFORE and AFTER the novel was released and the stress took its toll — he was diagnosed with Parkinsons at the age of 47. Despite the setback, Steve spread the word about the lies behind 9/11 on conservative and liberal radio shows as well as major news networks. He was invited to be a panelist in the LA Times Book Fest, only to be canceled at the last moment without an explanation.
Statement to AA911: “How did Osama bin Laden manage to divert U.S. jet-fighters in the Northeast Air Defense Sector away from all four hijacked commercial airliners on the morning of September 11th, 2001? He didn’t. Vice President Dick Cheney did.
“On the morning of 9/11, five war game exercises under Cheney’s command purposely diverted U.S. jet-fighters over Iceland, Canada, Greenland, and Alaska. Interceptors stationed at Andrews Air Force Base were sent 200 miles out over the Atlantic, allowing the Pentagon to be hit.
“The most heinous attack in U.S. history was just a shell game – a false flag event designed to target Iraq’s oil reserves. And another event may already be in the planning stages.
“I spent three years of research writing The SHELL GAME, speaking to individuals who knew 9/11 was going to happen months in advance, their warnings rebuked by Intel people in the US. I received threats before and after the book came out.
There are no innocent snowflakes in an avalanche that leads to two wars and countless death — Cheney and his neocons are not the only ones responsible for 9/11 — every American who remains silent is equally as responsible.
“If you think the crime has been resolved, you either don’t know the facts or you don’t want to know. Only through a unified voice demanding a real investigation of the events of September 11, 2001 will the guilty be brought to justice. Count me in.”
Sheldon Anderson: Actor, Writer, Host, Stand-up Comic
Born in Minot, North Dakota, Sheldon Anderson worked as a stockbroker at UBS until 2004, before opting to pursue a career in comedy. He honed his improvisational skills for two years at Second City in Hollywood, before moving on to perform stand-up. An avid reader, Anderson’s thought-provoking comedy is inspired by eclectic influences, including the alternative news source infowars, author Mark Twain and the late comedian Bill Hicks.
Anderson stated in March 2009 to the Los Angeles Times: “I think comedy is tension and release. I think people financially are living under constant tension right now, so why not give them release?” He elaborated in a December, 2009 interview: “Let’s face it, the truth is sometimes hard to swallow, but when you’re laughing it somehow makes it easier… I also like to talk about more geo-political truths and there tends to be a smaller audience for that.”
Anderson expands on his global views in an interview with Jason Bermas, Sheldon Anderson on The INFOWARRIOR. While he often delves into serious issues in his stand-up, he directly tackles 9/11 and anomalies surrounding the collapse of WTC-7 in Truly Funny. He performs stand-up at The Comedy Store and at The Improv. His TV credits include My Magical World (2008), MANswers (2007), Universal Remote (2007), and Psychic Murders (2002).
Sheldon Anderson describes himself as a young soul; he says that he is excited about everything in life and he is constantly learning and exploring new things. As a comedian up on the stage, he has an exuberance and a true excitement for life. At a performance at the Improv a few weeks back, Anderson jetted across the stage as he performed his routine and the audience was not able to keep their eyes off of him as we all laughed throughout his entire set. There is a part of his bit that one has to actually see to truly appreciate, but the gist of it is his desire to have a GPS to help guide him through his life. The audience was in hysterics as he talked about this brilliant idea. When I asked him about it, he said that the idea came to him because of his longtime girlfriend, who just like this writer, tends to regularly get lost in Los Angeles.
Anderson explained it like this. “My girlfriend always calls me because she is lost and I’ll say just go west. And she’ll say which way is west?” Sadly, this writer can relate. “So, I’ll say just go towards the ocean. And she has a GPS on her blackberry ya know!” This writer also has a GPS on her blackberry and still manages to get lost on a regular basis. Comedy one can relate to tends to be the magic recipe. “So, I was thinking, she is always physically lost, and I am always lost in my life and relationships ( sounds like many guys I know ) and so I thought, I need a GPS for my life.” And a very funny bit was born. He goes on to joke about how such a GPS would help guide him in his life. Some of it may be a bit x-rated for this article, so you may want to go check out a show and see it for yourself.
When asked if he would really want a GPS for his life, his answer was interesting. “If you knew exactly what was going to happen in your life, why live it?” I still think a GPS might help one avoid making certain mistakes, but he does have a point.
Continue reading on Examiner.com: Sheldon Anderson – Comedian & More – Los Angeles Entertainment | Examiner.com
Statement to AA911: As a stand-up comic, I try and see the humor in everything. Although there is nothing funny about the events of 9-11, the video of the collapse of building 7 makes me laugh every time. I am not laughing at the destruction. I am laughing at the official story. The official story is such a blatant assault on my critical faculties that I cannot help but laugh. I am ridiculed by my fellow comedians for broaching this subject on stage. But, as a Schopenhauer stated, all truth passes through three stages, “First, it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” If comedy is about the unique point of view on events we all share, then I hope my humor and unique point of view on 9-11, helps to make people understand through laughter.
Edward Asner: Actor.
During his 50-year acting career, this seven-time Emmy Award-winning actor has appeared in dozens of shows, including Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Route 66, The Fugitive, The Outer Limits, Mission: Impossible, The Wild Wild West, The Mod Squad, Roseanne, Roots, and Rich Man, Poor Man.
Asner is best known for his role as Lou Grant, first on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977), which won three “outstanding comedy” Emmys, and Lou Grant (1977-1982), which won two “outstanding drama” Emmys and a Peabody award. Asner won three Emmys (as well as two Golden Globes) for his role on the former show and two Emmys (as well as two Golden Globes) for his role on the latter. Because of additional Emmys for his roles in Rich Man, Poor Man (1976) and Roots (1977), he holds the record for male actors. (He also received Emmy nominations 10 more times.)
Asner has appeared in over 20 films, including Oliver Stone’s JFK (1991).
He has also had an extensive voice acting career, providing the voices for characters in many animated television series (including Spider-Man) and films, most recently providing the voice of Carl Fredricksen in the internationally-acclaimed animated feature Up (2009).
Also in 2009, Asner starred in his first-ever one-man show as Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Ed Asners Admiration of FDR Led Him to Take on the Challenging Role).
A respected lifelong social activist, Asner served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild, during which he spoke out against the US policy in Central America, especially El Salvador. He has served as the spokesperson for 2004 Racism Watch. And in April 2004, he wrote an open letter to “peace and justice leaders,” in which he said:
“I am Ed Asner. As you may know, I’ve dedicated much of my life to promoting peace & justice issues in America. I would like to suggest to you emphatically that the 9-11 truth movement is the most pressing issue of the peace & justice movement today. Here is why.
“9-11 has been used to justify ‘endless war’ and a continual rollback in civil liberties that seems to have no end in sight. Yet, 9-11 remains the least examined tragedy in modern American history.
“Americans would have never agreed to the last two wars and the Patriot Act’s disturbing policy . . . had it not been for 9-11. There are many disturbing issues around 9-11 that have yet to be examined in any meaningful way by our media, Congress, and even by the 9-11 Commission.” Read complete text.
Asner also signed the 2004 statement calling for a new 9/11 investigation that Van Jones also signed. After the revelation of Jones’s signature on the petition led him to resign as a White House environmental advisor, Asner, upon being asked, confirmed his continuing support for the statement. He now serves as the honorary leader and spokesperson for Actors and Artists for 9/11 Truth.
Ken Bachtold: Theatre
Ken Bachtold earned a Master Degree in Theatre from San Francisco State University. As an actor he has portayed Salieri in Amadeus, Gary Essendine in Noel Coward’s Present Laughter, Weller Martin in The Gin Game, Henry in The Fantastiks, and Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady.
In 1979, Bachtold founded A Company Of Players, in Greenwhich Village. As Founding Director, he produced and directed W. Somerset Maughm’s The Breadwinner; G.B. Shaw’s You Never Can Tell; J.B. Priestley’s Goodnight Children; Booth Tarkington’s Clarence; Jean Girardeau’s ‘Ring Around The Moon; J.B. Priestley’s Dangerous Corner; and J.M. Barrie’s Dear Brutus.
Statement to AA911: There are so many discrepancies in the “official” story that a serious independant investigation with official sanctity must be done. See the documentary about the four 9/11 widows, who were called “The Jersey Girls” and you’ll be outraged. The head of the commission directly blocked their questions!
Alexander ‘Ace’ Baker: Composer, visual effects, recording artist and performer.
Ace has composed music for television shows, such as American Dragster, and feature films, including Tycusstarring Dennis Hopper, and Intrepid featuring James Coburn. He has also performed as keyboardist with various recording artists, including Mary Wilson and the Supremes, Iron Butterfly, Gary Richrath/REO Speedwagon, Mother’s Finest, Clair Marlo, and Raquel Aurilia. Ace received a gold record for his drum beat programming on the 1989 Ice-T hit, Freedom of Speech.
With regard to 9/11, Ace signed the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth petition calling for a new investigation (http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php).
Statement to AA911: “I agree with the general sentiment of the statement in this petition, 9/11 surely was an ‘inside job.’ The ever-changing elements of the official story range from highly unlikely to physically impossible. I do not understand petitioning the government for a ‘truly independent investigation,’ I don’t believe government could ever be ‘truly independent,’ any more than a steel-framed skyscraper could crush itself into fine powder under its own weight.”
Cindy Barg: Singer / Songwriter for Lula Sweet
Cindy Barq was born in Littlefork, Minnesota. Her artistic sensibilities and deep love of nature were profoundly influenced by her childhood as an adopted Native American in a rural town of 900 near the Canadian border. As a young girl, she swam and fished in the cool, clear waters of Lake Kabetogama. As an outsider in an all-white town, she heard racist taunts. She left for Europe in the mid 80s.
Barg began singing at a young age. An early mentor, Norwegian “Mama Betty,” encouraged her to listen to diverse musical genres, including country, polka, rock, gospel, and pop. Barg’s first musical influence was Hank Williams, who wrote Kaw-Liga, about a shy Indian who missed his chance at love. She admires Beck for defying the music industry’s rule to stick with a “Musical Direction.”
A versatile singer, Barg has been a session vocalist for numerous musicians and bands, including: Ozark Henry, Falco, Southern Voodoo, Waxdolls, and Calvin Owens (B.B. King bandleader). As a singer/songwriter, Barg has performed with various groups, including the experimental progressive rock band No Mo Trevno. As houseband at Ghent’s Cafe Charlatan, No Mo Trevno featured Barg’s vocals on Peach Pie 13 Steppin Out, Tonight, and other songs. Barg was the first woman to co-write and sing lead on a Jupiler commercial in December 2009.
In 2010, Barg teamed up with songwriter and guitarist Dominique De Vos, drummer Kristof “Fred” Van Driessche, and bassist Karen Van Der Veken to form Lula Sweet. In October 2011, the ElectroPowerPop band released the single Wilderbliss. The band’s other recordings, Revolt, Joyride, and Hello Sailor can be sampled at Lula Sweet’s webpage. The band, based in Trent, Belgium, expects to release a new single in early 2012.
Statement to AA911: I remember very well what I was doing on September 11, 2001. My Mother had just sold her lake home after the death of her second husband. There was a great supply of firewood that had been seasoned and neatly stacked for use, but the new owner claimed he had no use for it and demanded we clear the property.
Together with my Brother and a family friend, we set out with heavy hearts bright and early to burn the wood. We had the radio going in the truck and spent the entire day in absolute shock feeding and stoking this massive mountain of flames, all the while listening in to the live events and reports on what felt at the time to be the beginning of the end of the world. I cried for weeks.
I was home helping my Mother move, but had left the U.S. over twenty years ago, because ever since I can remember I felt stifled by U.S. propaganda, the country’s focus on the superficial, it’s self-back-patting…and I knew as long as it were like that I would never live there again.
I had a life in Belgium and was not able to return to it because there were no planes for weeks. And so, I saw the story that I had heard being reported on the scene suddenly changed completely. I saw the brainwashing techniques being programmed on every television channel. The people were molded like putty into flag-wavers screaming for blood… but I felt the whole thing was a lie.
Those who know me are well aware 9/11 is a matter I feel very strongly about. Alas, I have spent many, many hours on my own looking for interviews with witnesses, reading about the mysterious disappearances or deaths of people who had planned to come forward as witnesses, listening to the architects and engineers for 9/11, etc. I share everything I feel gives solid reasons for people to also question the official 9/11 story. I am compiling a YouTube video playlist.
The whole world is calling for a thorough, independent investigation into the activities leading up to, including, and since September 11, 2001 regarding what is referred to as 9/11.
Sukhdan Baron: Actor
Baron also serves as a camera operator and does lighting and set design on The Cutting Edge television show.
Statement to AA911: I knew the government was hiding something when all I saw on the news was the limited amount of footage of that day and there was no mention of building seven for years and no footage of people mentioning that explosions took place in the lower floors.
Gina Belafonte: Actress, producer, artist, teacher, community activist.
Gina Belafonte has appeared in several films, including Beat Street (1984), Bright Lights, Big City (1988, Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland), Harmony (1990), White Man’s Burden (1995, John Travolta, Harry Belafonte), Robert Altman’s Kansas City (1996), Operation Splitsville (1999) and Old Love (2001).
Concerned – like her father, Harry Belafonte – with social justice, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Amer-I-Can Foundation for Social Change and is an active member of The Gathering For Justice.
Richard Greene: So why are you here at a 9/11 commemoration at ImmanuelChurch here in Los Angeles?
Gina Belafonte: I’m connected to 9/11TruthLA and to Lynn Pentz and Kathleen Rosenblatt [co-founders], who asked me to participate this afternoon. And though I did not lose a close family member in 9/11, one of my best friends did lose someone very, very dear to them and to this day it has affected their family quite deeply with a lot of emotional stress. And there is no picture op that is going to take care of the wounds that so many of us feel around the issues of 9/11.
Richard Greene: What do you hope that will happen as a result of the 9/11 Truth Movement? Another investigation? The impeachment of Bush and Cheney? Stopping another 9/11? What’s most important for you?
Gina Belafonte: I hope that people will continue to reach out into their communities and educate them about the truth and that people will never be discouraged in finding that truth, no matter how many walls they come up against, no matter how many barricades they come up against. People will always try to stop you especially when you’re getting to a deeper truth (audio at http://www.911truth.org).
Stephen Bennett: Portrait painter.
An internationally known American portrait painter, Bennett travels the world, painting indigenous peoples. His vibrant portraits, depicting faces of all ages, celebrate cultural and ethnic diversity.
His celebrity portraits of Michelle Pfeiffer, Sharon Stone, supermodel Iman, Tom Brokaw, and others have helped raised funds for AmFar(American Foundation for Aids Research), UNICEF, and other charitable organizations.
Bennett founded Faces of the World, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization committed to assist in preserving and empowering indigenous peoples through art, education and cultural exchange. Faces of the World is funded from the sale of Bennett’s paintings, donations and sponsorship.
Statement to AA911: With regard to 9/11, he made this statement in support of the petition by Architects and Engineers for 9/11Truth: “I am a portrait artist living in New York. I watched as trucks moved WTC material over the Williamsburg bridge on Sept 11 2001 in the evening and wondered what the rush was. I have since learned much about what has happened and am angry and want to do something to help. There is no doubt that the buildings were demolished with explosives. This crime must be investigated and the criminals exposed and prosecuted”.
Steve Bhaerman (aka Swami Beyondananda): Comedian, author, political and cultural commentator.
As Swami Beyondananda, he has written and performed “enlightening” comedy for over 20 years and has written four books:Driving Your Own Karma, When You See a Sacred Cow, Milk It For All It’s Worth, Duck Soup for the Soul, and his latest: Swami for Precedent: A 7-Step Plan to Heal the Body Politic and Cure Electile Dysfunction. He also writes a nationally syndicated spoof advice column, Ask the Swami.
Statement to AA911: “The sad history of human events has too often been about good people being mobilized against the wrong enemy, when the true ‘enemies’ are manipulation and deceit, even when perpetrated by our own side. In order for America to fulfill the destiny our founders imagined, we must cultivate the political and spiritual maturity to face inconvenient truths and mobilize around the human virtues and values that transcend religious or political differences. A genuine investigation of the 9/11 attacks will be a significant step in this evolution.”
Nanette Biers: Commercial illustrator.
A graduate with honors from UC Berkeley, Nanette Biers has
been a professional freelance illustrator for 30 years.
Her highly realistic oil-on-canvas paintings have been featured in annual exhibitions of the New York Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts Illustration Annuals. She has received awards from The San Francisco Society of Illustrators and The Graphic Artist’s Guild. Her career was profiled in the January/February 2001 issue of Communication Arts Magazine. She was chosen as one of five jurors for the Communications Arts Annual 2009 Illustration of the Year Awards.
Her clients have included Sony, IBM, DuPont, American Express, Bristol Myers, John Deere Credit, Northwest Airlines, APL Shipping Lines and Celestial Seasonings.
Statement to AA911: “A grassroots movement will be the only way to force the truth out into the open where a majority of Americans can see through the massive cover-up that took place regarding the true perpetrators of 9/11. Strength is built in numbers.”
Online Portfolio: http://morgangaynin.com/biers/
Jean-Marie Bigard – Comedian; also writer, director, and actor.
Jean-Marie Bigard is France’s best-known comedian (in French, humoriste). Drawing huge crowds for his shows, he has scheduled them in the largest venues, including the Palias Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, which holds 17,000, and the national stadium, which seats 80,000.
Bigard has also been extensively involved with the film world as a director, writer, and actor. He directed L’âme–soeur (1999). He served as a writer for Jean-Marie Bigard met le paquet (2000), Un vrai papa Noël (2008), and the Belgian comedy Le missionnaire (2009). And he has had roles in over 20 films, the most important one being in Le missionnaire, in which he played the lead character.
With regard to 9/11, Bigard first spoke out publicly in September 2008, calling the official account “an enormous lie.” Given Bigard’s fame plus the fact that he is a friend of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, his comment caused embarrassment for the government and a sensation in the press, much of which vilified him (read the full story). A few days later, Bigard apologized for his remarks and said he would “never speak again about the events of 11 September” (Bigard’s apology).
By the following summer, however, Bigard had decided that he could no longer remain silent. Choosing to use humor to undermine the power of the official narrative (Laughing at 9/11 with Jean–Marie Bigard), he created 11 videos (some with English subtitles), each one of which makes fun of some aspect of the official story (Bigard’s 9/11 video series).
In October 2009, he and Mathieu Kassovitz participated in a debate on French TV (televised 9/11 debate). Although they were not allowed time to say much, Bigard did manage to say that there was no proof of Bin Laden’s responsibility for the attacks or of an airliner crashing into the Pentagon.
Pasha Bocarie: Actor, Musician
While Pasha had a love for performing at a young age, he didn’t take acting seriously until his early twenties when he landed a role in George Lucas’ The Phantom Menace. His initial acting experience inspired Pasha to earn a BTEC diploma in dramatic art at prestigious Westminster College. He further honed his craft studying at the City Lit and Actors Centre in London.
Bocaries’s first major breakthrough as an actor arrived when he was cast in Ae Fond Kiss (2004), directed by Ken Loach . Pasha’s performance as Amar paved the way for guest star roles in hit BBC series Casualty and MI5.
Pasha also performs theatre. He toured the UK in: The Deranged Marriage and Lion of Punjab, in which he portrayed legendary Maharaja Ranjit Singh. In October 2011, Pasha performed in the critically acclaimed play Betrayed at the Lyric Theatre in Los Angeles. He portrayed an Iraqi citizen who works for the American government helping American troops understand the Iraqi culture.
Pasha recently starred in two foreign language feature films: Pusher, a British gangster film, released in the UK Oct 2010 & on DVD Feb 2011, and Fernes Land, which premiered in 2011 at the Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. Pasha reflects on his background as an actor in an extensive September 2011 interview with Aspiring Hollywood.
Pasha is also a multi-instrumentalist. He toured Europe in the West End musical theatre show TRASH as a percussionist and dancer. He was also the session drummer for the group JOI.
Statement to AA911: I support this petition and the reason behind it completely. A legitimate investigation needs to take place to bring those responsible to account. By doing so we will stop further genocide of innocent people taking place.
John Boncore: Actor.
John Boncore was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1952. His Mohawk name, Dacajeweiah, means “Splitting the Sky.” From age seven, he was reared in New York foster homes and youth detention centers. In 1971, Boncore became the only man convicted as a ringleader of the Attica State Prison rebellion, during which 43 inmates were killed. The event inspired two films, Against the Wall (1994), with Samuel L. Jackson, and Attica (1980), starring Morgan Freeman. Two documentaries, Attica, by Cindy Firestone (1974), and The Ghosts of Attica (2001), were also based on the uprising. In 1975, former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young cited Boncore as the number one political prisoner in the U.S.
As an actor, Boncore’s film and television credits include The Last Rites of Ransom Pride (2010), Men in Trees (2006), Alice, I Think (2006), Mindless Love (2005), DaVinci’s Inquest (2005), and Deep Water.
As a Native American activist, Splitting the Sky founded an organization to unite all Indigenous Peoples into a confederation called the League of Indigenous Sovereign Nations of the Western Hemisphere (LISN). In 1995, he was the Sun Dance Chief at Gustafsen Lake, British Columbia, during the Gustafsen Lake Standoff. The clash was precipitated when a rancher attempted to evict the Sun Dancers from what he claimed was his property. The incident evolved into a major protest against the occupation of native land. Splitting the Sky was an outspoken critic of the government’s handling of the incident and was among those who raised the issue of so-called “Aboriginal Title” under international law.
In 2001, along with his wife and co-author, Sandra Bruderer (She Keeps the Door), Boncore wrote a 635-page account of his lifelong struggle for justice: The Autobiography of Dacajeweiah [Splitting the Sky] John Boncore Hill: From Attica to Gustafsen Lake — Unmasking the Secrets of the Psycho-sexual Energy and the Struggle for Original People’s Title. As Kim Peterson wrote in DissidentVoice.org: “Splitting the Sky’s autobiography is a no-holds barred account: The high points and low points, the shameful episodes and prideful accounts are presented, from spitting in the face of of a despised lawyer to his stated desire to receive an honorary law degree and Nobel Peace Prize…. The book is extremely well documented, making it an indispensable reference source.” (Read the complete review.)
Boncore was among the first to openly call the events of 9/11 an inside job. Ironically, on September 10, 2001, Boncore and his family checked out of the Marriott Hotel, one short block from the World Trade Center. Had they stayed longer, as originally planned, they may have suffered the fate of 400 others in that area who lost their lives during the 9/11 tragedy. Fortuitously, the Boncore family left New York City early. Shortly thereafter, Boncore began his own investigations and became an outspoken critic of the official 9/11 story.
While many 9/11 researchers focus on the numerous incongruities and falsehoods of the government’s official account, Boncore studies the complex web of individuals and organizations he believes to be behind this crime. Through careful deconstruction of powerful financial entities, and the figures who occupy principal seats of power within these empires, he follows the age-old maxim of criminology: “follow the money.” As Boncore said in a 2008 interview with Dr. Bill Deagle, “I’ve spent the last seven years of my life investigating who is behind 9-11 in the quest to create the information necessary to call for intervention by apprehending these criminals and bringing them to justice.”
On November 29, 2008, at Saint Ann’s Academy in Victoria, British Columbia, Boncore delivered a fiery and authoritative summation of his extensive research into the powerful financiers and international agencies he believes were ultimately behind the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Hal Sisson wrote of Boncore’s presentation 911: Follow the Money, “He rivets you to your seat with a bolt from the blue. First, he backs up his contentions with meticulous research and then hits the audience with the logical result of the preamble, in an extremely intense and convincing manner.”
A passionately committed activist, in March 2009, Boncore was arrested while protesting the appearance of ex-U.S. President George W. Bush at a $400-a-plate luncheon for oil executives and politicos at the Telus Convention Center in Calgary, Canada. Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who has worked for many years in aboriginal rights with Boncore, gave a strong character reference on Boncore’s behalf. Before his sentencing, Boncore told the judge that if he was being fined $1,000 “for trying to apprehend a war criminal of the Bush administration, and possibly stop torture and murder,” then “bring it on.” Boncore elaborated in a March 18, 2009 interview with The Corbett Report:
“We’re basically saying George Bush and [ex-Vice President Dick] Cheney committed war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan and that they were behind 9/11. They manufactured 9/11 to justify an incursion into the Mid-East…. We intend to create a big welcoming party and condemn Bush for the war crimes, for the thousands of people who have died because of this manufactured war.”
Statement to AA911: Please refer to my 2008 video, 911: Follow the Money by Splitting the Sky.
Carole Jo Bradley: Stage Manager
In over 20 as a professional stage manager, Carole Jo Bradley has worked at theatres from New York to the Hawaiian Islands. A member of Actors’ Equity Association, Bradley has managed stages at every major venue in Kansas City along side many television and Broadway artists. Bradley is serving her fifth season at the Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City, Missouri.
Statement to AA911: I am also a spiritual counselor, and I believe in shedding LIGHT in all instances. Signing this petition is one way I can do that.
Fiona Branson: Actor, writer, director, musician.
Since graduating from the University of Reading, in 1984, with a B.A. in Film & Drama, Fiona Branson has worked extensively in theatre as an actor/musician. She is a member of the Actors Centre, London.
She was in the original cast of Stamping, Shouting and Singing Home by Lisa Evans, directed by Gwenda Hughes, Watford Palace Theatre. She played Ma Bogen in the The Arcola Theatre‘s first anniversary production of, I Can Get It For You Wholesale, directed by Mehmet Ergen & William Gallinsky. Branson directed Graeae Theatre‘s, The Jungle (1993), among other productions.
From 1993 – ’94, Branson appeared alongside, Timmy Mallet and Mike van Wijk, as Xtra One, on the children’s television series, Around the World in Eighty Seconds. Recently, Branson has appeared on two popular BBC television programs, Eastenders, and Silent Witness, A Body of Work (July, 2006).
As a musician, Branson was the original female singer with The Communards. In the late 70’s she played, bass and sang vocals with Watford-based punk band, The ‘S’ Haters. She has shared stages with, Asian Dub Foundation, Jo Bazouki & the Missing Puddings, Brain of Morbius, Clare Summerskill and others.
Branson regularly sings and plays solo acoustic sets, performing on guitar, banjo, and ukelele. Her original songs include, Iron Ore Becomes as Gold, and London Country Girl, with Sly & Robbie. The Ukelele Peace Song, recorded with Olympic Clampdown, was awarded Honourable Mention at the 3rd Peace-driven Song Competition, (2009). A live version of Branson’s The Ukelele Peace Song was selected for the CD, Stonehendge Free Festival 2.
Statement to AA911: in these revolutionary times for global media and worldwide human communication, when as humans on this precious planet we need to collectively address global warming, the world and all it’s peoples are demanding truth and craving peace. the hope for our future survival worldwide is based now upon our ability to honestly and openly confront all that has been done in order to create a sustainable future for our world – together.
Captain Richard Briggs Jr.: Department of Defense “Troops To Teachers” program participant as a Theatre Arts Teachers Grades K-12, Actor, Director, Producer
Statement to AA911: Statement: As a “farm boy” Iowa who retired in Central Texas; I say “We, the People of the United States of America, natural-born and bona fide tax-paying citizens, deserve the truth–the WHOLE truth–about what happened before-during-after events surrounding the false flag attack and murder of innocent citizens and civil liberties on 09 September 2001 in New York City, a field in Pennsylvania, and the Pentagon building in the District of Columbia.” I wholeheartedly, in accordance with that sacred oath I swore on 03 August 1978, as a 17 year old boy from Fairfield Iowa, “to defend our Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic”, support without hesitation, reservation, or purpose of evasion, the efforts of the Military Officers, the Scientists, Architects and Engineers, the Pilots, the Firefighters, the Lawyers, the Medical Professionals, the Actors and Artists, and other “Info Warriors” for 9/11 Truth. A s a Theatre Arts Educator, a Thespian, a Creative Spirit; I’ve always challenged my students and colleagues to be free-willed, free-thinking, discerning forces to ask why and stand for the, perhaps, “hard right” versus the “comfortable wrong.” So Mote It Be. Capt. R.A. Briggs, Jr. 29 December 2010.
S. Wolf Britain: Fully Physically Disabled Anti-War Poet; Writer; Blogger.
Statement to AA911: 9-11 is the “New Pearl Harbor” that the Project for a New American Century, made up of some of the biggest international criminals, including many of those guilty of war crimes and other crimes against humanity, wrote and prepared for prior to 9-11, saying that they needed “a new Pearl Harbor” in order to bring about their endless “War (OF!) Terrorism” and their “New World Order”, through getting most of the American people and many of the citizens of the rest of the world to go along with it. 9-11 is also the American “Reichstag Fire” which enabled these national and international traitors, criminals and true terrorists to undermine and do away with the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and to get away with constantly violating human rights and civil liberties with immunity and impunity. 9-11 further enabled these international mobsters and horrific monsters to bring in human-and-civil-rights-violating “laws”, such as the “U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act”, which are completely unconstitutional and violate many other national and international laws, and which were clearly prepared in advance and being held in waiting for their successful 9-11 coup against the United States, its people, and the people of the entire world.
Jaap Buitendijk: Movie Stills Photographer
Born and raised in Holland, Jaap Buitendijk traveled extensively as a teenager and moved to Britain in 1990. It was during his travels that he first picked up a camera and developed a passion for photography. Studying documentary photography at Newport School of Art, he was awarded a first class honours degree and the Fuji Professional Award for Film Stills in 1996.
Jaap has worked extensively as a stills photographer on the sets of numerous feature film productions such as Gladiator (2000), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Girl With A Pearl Earring (2003), The Constant Gardener (2005), Blood Diamond (2006), In Bruges (2008), Hugo (2011), and others.
Away from film sets, Jaap is an avid restorer of classic cars and a founding producer of No Agenda, an open source internet radio project.
Statement to AA911: 9/11 was an event orchestrated by a deeply corrupt globalist cartel who, unless they are held accountable, will continue their assault on people’s liberties and health through ever increasing arms, wars, surveillance, geo-engineering, ownership of mainstream media and education, pharmaceutical poisoning – and no doubt further ‘false flag’ attacks. The Military Industrial Complex cannot be stopped unless people educate themselves as to their actions and join other artists and actors in support of an independent investigation into 9/11.
Lee Burkett: Actor.
Lee Burkett has been a professional actor since 1985. He got his professional start at The Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania. He has done regional and summer stock theatre throughout much of the U.S.A. and has appeared in a number of Off- and Off-off Broadway shows.
Burkett has appeared in over 250 professional stage productions, numerous films and television, both episodic series and commercials. He has done voice-over work for The History Channel and numerous radio commercials. He is currently based in Allentown, PA where he spends much of his time working with The Enigma Players, a sketch improv comedy troop.
Statement to AA911: It is time, it is past time, for an honest investigation of the events of this tragic day. There are too many unanswered questions, too many instances of collusion and cover up, too many scientific facts being ignored. We can give no justice to the world if we do not zealously seek justice in our own country.
Jessie Calhoun: Musician.
Jesse Calhoun is a guitarist and lead vocalist in The Ameros, an alternative rock band with a political message. The Ameros have performed benefits for 9/11 first responders, vaccine choice efforts, and children with special needs.
The Ameros also host their own internet broadcast called Ameros Radio, where they expose corruption, discuss topical issues and host musical guests.
Statement to AA911: I’m Jesse Calhoun from the Ameros. I’d like to sign myself onto the list.
Gus Cantavero Jr.: Photographer, Videographer
Gus Cantavero Jr. received a BFA from Purchase College, SUNY, where he studied graphic design and photography. He currently lives and works as a professional photographer in Greenwich, Connecticut. He is an active member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).
As a photographer, Cantavero shoots a variety of subject matters, including portraits, architecture, and fashion. In his personal work he sometimes uses a combination of illustration and photography, antique cameras, or unusual lenses to achieve the desired effects. In his words, “I am always looking for a way to use my talents to produce art about society and liberty.”
As an activist, Cantavero writes a Campaign for Liberty blog and co-hosts In Context, a radio talk show broadcast on WPKN 89.5 FM in Bridgeport, CT, that features interviews, news, and call-ins. In Contavero’s words: “We cover all the important events that mainstream news ignores.” The show features extensive 9/11 programming. Cantavero also works with We Are Change.
Statement to AA911: The burden of truth to prove every possible motive and actor in the events of 9/11 should not be on the public to investigate. As citizens we have a right for justice to be given and as of January 24th, 2012 there have been no punishments for negligence in our national defenses and security agencies to stop the attacks.
Terry Carter: Actor, director, producer.
Carter is a Brooklyn-born producer-director with more than 50 years of involvement in theatre, television and film. His extensive multi-faceted background in communications embraces both dramatic and documentary production in the areas of education and entertainment.
He is best known internationally as an actor, for his co-starring roles as Sgt. Joe Broadhurst, on the seven-year hit TV series McCloud and as Colonel Tigh on the classic science-fiction series Battlestar Galactica.
Carter is president of Council for Positive Images, Inc., a non-profit organization he formed in 1979, dedicated to enhancing intercultural and interethnic understanding through audiovisual communication.
Carter has produced and directed award-winning dramatic and documentary programs for presentation on PBS and distribution worldwide. His Emmy-nominated, A Duke named Ellington, appeared in 2007.
Statement to AA911: “The American people are entitled to know the truth about 9/11, whatever that may be. Instead, we have been given only misinformation and illogical answers that raise even more questions about the official story. We are in desperate need of an unbiased, independent investigation into this tragedy and a full report of its findings.”
Trish Chaney: Actor, Technical Adviser.
Raised in Florida by two musicians, Trish Chaney was introduced to the arts at an early age. In high school, she won awards at statewide competitions in voice, dance, and acting. At 18, Chaney joined the police force. She served as a patrol officer and worked undercover for 7 years, before deciding to pursue acting.
In 2004, Chaney left the police force to study acting with Kathy Laughlin at the Performer’s Studio Workshop. She soon booked a commercial with Billy Mays. This lead to work in short films, commercials, infomercials and PSAs. Her first dramatic acting role came playing Aunt Anna in Nursery Crimes (2004).
Chaney remains busy on both sides of the camera. In addition to acting, she has offered technical support on film projects. Her credits include, Vanished (2006), Baine (2010), I (Almost) Got Away with It (2010), Eye Can Hear You (2011), The Writer – ThrillFest (2010), The Last War (2011), and Coming back Home, (2011.
Statement to AA911: I’ve been researching the “evidence” for many months now and the truth is so evident. I’m ex-law enforcement and a trained observer. It’s hard to swallow that the government I once worked for is capable of such an atrocity. But, as I have come to see – Power and Greed are the catalysts for this and many other government actions.
Tom Chelston: Singer-songwriter and activist.
After serving in the Navy as a medic – with a stint as a Marine Corps combat medic, which taught him something about the horrors of war – Tom Chelston, who had grown up in a musical family, started a band in Los Angeles in the late 1980s. Called The Verge, it quickly hit the charts with Newport Breezin.
Chelston next, turning to songwriting, achieved some commercial success, making the charts with A Change in Me and I’m a Mess with the IRS. He also, he later said, “probably wrote a hundred bad love songs.” But that phase of his career would be brought to an abrupt end by the attacks of 9/11.
Quickly launching Tom Songs, he began writing music to serve as therapy for 9/11 families. He later extended his outreach to families of soldiers “needlessly murdered in wars needlessly fought.” His best known songs of this type have been Since September (2001), which brought him together with the families of 9/11 victims and first responders; Never Forget (2005); and I Miss You (2005).
Moving from therapy to advocacy, Chelston in 2005 wrote and performed his most downloaded song, Bushwhacked, in which he described soldiers who died in Iraq as having been “Bushwhacked by a White House war based on White House lies.“
“The devil’s in the details
Who really pulled Tower 7 down?
The devil’s in the details
Fictitious weapons that were never found
The devil’s in the details
You slaughtered more people than Saddam Hussein
And he’s been living inside your brain.
”Statement to AA911: “The official 9/11 story is laced with lies, omissions and inconsistencies. Any idiot can watch the intentional demolition of WTC7 and draw the same conclusion. Are we a nation of people or sheeple? Step up and demand an investigation.”
Giulietto Chiesa – Television editor, film producer, journalist.
Chiesa, the chief editor of Pandora TV, was previously a journalist (1980 – 2004) and a member of the European Parliament (2004 – 2008). A member of Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, Chiesa is a key spokesman for the 9/11 Truth Movement in Europe. In September 2008, Chiesa, Thierry Meyssan and Leonid Ivashov participated in a debate on Russian Television about the events of 9/11.
Chiesa’s main contribution to the 9/11 Truth Movement has been the creation of a film, Zero: An Investigation into 9/11, which “has one central thesis – that the official version of the events surrounding the attacks on 9/11 can not be true,” says the film’s promotional statement. It continues: “This brand new feature documentary . . . explores the latest scientific evidence and reveals dramatic new witness testimony, which directly conflicts with the US Government’s account. Featuring presentations from two intellectual heavy weights, Gore Vidal, and Nobel Prize winner, Dario Fo, the film challenges assumptions surrounding the attacks.”
As a companion to his film, Chiesa edited a 2007 volume entitled ZERO. Perchè la versione ufficiale sull’11/9 è un falso, which is also available in Russian.
Statement to AA911: “I believe that those who have organized 9/11 are dangerous and are still in power. Searching for the truth is not a question of the past; it is a question of our common future. The world crisis is the laboratory of new, huge provocations. We made ‘Zero’ because we believe that to counter the lie made by images, we have to answer with images showing the truth.”
Jim Cirile: Freelance screenwriter and journalist.
Jim Cirile’s first films include Banned, Hardball, Bounty Hunters, and Hawk’s Vengeance. He is a columnist for Creative Screenwriting Magazine and a contributor to various online publications, including: The BRAD BLOG and Alternet.org.
In introducing an interview with Jarek Kupsc, the writer/director of The Reflecting Pool, Cirile wrote: “New feature film The Reflecting Pool may just be the ‘All the President’s Men’ of our time. No, it doesn’t have Hoffman and Redford. But it is a chilling and important fact-based investigative drama. Writer/director Jarek Kupsc (Slumberland) stars as Alex Prokop, a successful hard-hitting Russian/American journalist. As a last gasp before corporate takeover, his editor (Lisa Black) hands Prokop a bombshell assignment – to investigate the official version of 9-11” (read the complete interview).
In introducing an interview with Jarek Kupsc, the writer/director of The Reflecting Pool, Cirile wrote: “New feature film The Reflecting Pool may just be the ‘All the President’s Men’ of our time. No, it doesn’t have Hoffman and Redford. But it is a chilling and important fact-based investigative drama. Writer/director Jarek Kupsc (‘Slumberland’) stars as Alex Prokop, a successful hard-hitting Russian/American journalist. As a last gasp before corporate takeover, his editor (Lisa Black) hands Prokop a bombshell assignment — investigate the official version of 9-11” (read the complete interview).
Statement to AA911: In supporting the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth petition, he wrote: “Two airplanes knock down three steel skyscrapers? The cover-up is obvious; the US media, reprehensible and complicit” (http://www.ae911truth.org/).
Douglas Clegg: Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist.
A self-taught musician who plays guitar (6- and 12-string, steel), piano, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, and various wind instruments, Douglas Clegg has been writing songs since 1980. He has performed with musicians such as Patty Larkin, Dave Van Ronk, Livingston Taylor, Jonathan Edwards, Beppe Gambetta.
In 1987, he recorded his first album, Fill My Thirst, the title song of which was picked up by folk legend Bill Staines. In 1989, Clegg was a finalist in the 1989 songwriting competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival. In 1994, his “I Am That Man” was named Song of the Year by the New England Regional Country Music Association.
Clegg’s other CDs include Only Fools Predict the Weather (1994), I Want to Grow Up (1996), Looking for a Sign (1998), Light of the World (2000), and Tales of Content (2007).
Since 2003, he and singer/songwriter Kate Wallace have been booking Trinity Backstage, a monthly acoustic concert series they created in Santa Barbara, California, which features fellow artists in the Americana and folk genres.
Statement to AA911Truth: “From the moment I saw the news clips on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I stood aghast that the buildings fell. I felt, with strong intuition and logical conviction, that something was terribly amiss.”
Howard Cohen: Screenwriter, Producer.
Howard Cohen was born in Brooklyn, New York. In 1969, he started a 20 year career of running his own businesses as an editor and publisher of magazines, when he contracted to publish the Carnegie Hall Concert Programs. His publishing businesses included the creation and operation of a monthly family money management newspaper supplement that appeared in over 100 newspapers nationally with a circulation of more than 4 million.
After living in Woodstock, New York for two years, Cohen moved to Florida, where he lived for almost 20 years, before moving to Washington DC. He eventually went into the consulting business with former U.S. Ambassador Joe Wilson. Cohen and Wilson worked together during the period when Robert Novak, the conservative newspaper columnist, “outed” Joe’s wife Valerie Plame – a CIA covert operative specializing in weapons of mass destruction.
Cohen relocated to Hollywood, California. He wrote a screenplay. “Confession of a 9/11 Conspirator” is a feature film that dramatizes the first day of the President’s New Investigation of 9/11. Since the entire movie takes place in a public hearing room over the course of a single day – Cohen refers to his movie as “12 Angry Men meets C-SPAN”.
Statement to AA911: “Confession of a 9/11 Conspirator“ is willing to do what the world’s governments and legal bodies are unwilling to do – open a new investigation of 9/11 for the entire world to see. “Confession of a 9/11 Conspirator” is a dramatization of the first day of the President’s New Investigation of 9/11. Witnesses are real people portrayed by actors. Dialogue is based upon direct quotes or statements based on written documents – mainly the 9/11 Commission and NIST Reports. Video clips, animations, photos, charts, etc. will be used extensively in support of each testimony. Where appropriate, a split-screen format will allow witnesses and multimedia to be viewed simultaneously.
Remo Conscious – Singer, songwriter, and recording artist.
In 2003, Remo Conscious created Soul Cipher Records, then used this label to produce hip-hop music critical of the Bush government, including Down to the Wire and Let Me Live, through which he became widely known, followed in 2005 by an album, Thought Criminal: Journal of a Serial Killer.
One of the songs on that album was Lies. Including the official story of 9/11 among the lies, it contained the following lines:
We saw the towers fall to ashes like they where laced with bombs
Are you sure only 2 planes did that harm?
You told us flight 77 hit the Pentagon
But there’s no photo of parts man plus the science is wrong.
After Dylan Avery, the writer and director of the Loose Change series, heard it, he used it in the trailer for Loose Change 2nd Edition (2006).
In 2007, he wrote, at Avery’s request, Loose Change, which he performed at the end of Loose Change Final Cut. His focus on 9/11 continued in We Know (included on his 2007 album Infiltration), which says:
It was a September morning when America was tricked
By sick men with strict plans to create conflict
And get rich by any means even if it meant death
For innocent civilians, the stage was set
For a New American Century where world domination
Is motivation enough for the towers cremation
Complete obliteration, for all to see
A public execution on live TV. . . .
The masters of deception are running the globe
They lack souls sold our sons and daughters for black gold
In full attack mode, it’s the final push
What the Reichstag was for Hitler 9/11 is for Bush . . . .
This ain’t a war on terror it’s a war on truth
I’ll believe Osama did it when you show me the proof
The 9/11 commissions rendition of truth is fiction
Tower 7 ain’t mentioned why the omission?
Statement to AA911Truth: “I believe that the tragic attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001 must be investigated by a truly independent group. There are too many questions that remain unanswered.”
Sean C. Cooper: Actor, Voiceover Artist.
Sean Cory Cooper was born in Hartford, Connecticut. At age 12, his family moved to South Ozone Park, Queens, NY. After graduating from John Adams High School, he attended Kingsborough Community College briefly, before dropping out to pursue acting full time.
Cooper studied acting at HB Studios, Weist Barron-Hill, and with various private teachers. He began his acting career working in NY theatre, where he appeared in many off-Broadway productions. He earned his Equity card while working for “The Floating Hospital“, under the TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) contract.
Cooper’s feature film credits include Cradle 2 The Grave (2003) with Jet Li and DMX. Most notably, he appeared in the Academy Award-winning film Crash (2004), starring Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, and Matt Dillon.
Cooper has appeared, both on-camera and as a Voiceover Artist, in various commercials, including Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep commercials, and others. He also voiced the role of David Weston in the Terminator: Salvation video game (2009) and the role of Lt. Col. Sinor in the videogame 2012: Ice Age.
Statement to AA911: I’ve had questions about the official story of 9/11 for quite some time (and lost a few friends for asking those questions). I would like to see a new, independent investigation, because the official story doesn’t add up at all.
Jim Corr: Recording artist and performer.
Jim Corr plays keyboard and guitar and does vocals for The Corrs, an Irish pop/rock/Celtic band formed with his three sisters; Andrea, Caroline and Sharon. The Corrshave sold over 30 million CDs and performed on tour with U2, Celine Dion, and the Rolling Stones. Albums include Forgiven, Not Forgotten (1995), Talk on Corners (1997), In Blue (2000), VH1 Presents: The Corrs, Live in Dublin (2002), Runaway (2003), Borrowed Heaven (2004), Home (2006), and Dreams: The Ultimate Corrs Collection (2007).
The Corr siblings were honored in 2005 by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of their musical talents and also their charitable work to raise funds for Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, victims of the Omagh Bombing and other charities. Jim and his sisters were also involved in the Live 8 concerts, performing at Edinburgh in 2005 alongside Bono, Annie Lennox, Eddie Izzard, Bob Geldof and others. Jim also performed at Nelson Mandela‘s 46664 concert in South Africa, to help raise awareness of the growing AIDS epidemic in Africa.
While being interviewed by Matt Cooper on Today FM’s Last Word in May 2008 (hear the interview), Corr said: “When you study 9/11, it becomes very apparent, once you wade through the dis-info and everything related to that, it becomes apparent that not only it was all not what it seems, but it was a staged terrorist attack. It’s what they call a ‘false flag’ operation… First of all, we’re led to believe that 19 hijackers armed with box cutters, orchestrated by a guy in a cave, carried out 9/11. Well, as it turns out, none of those 19 hijackers’ names were on the passenger manifest of the airplanes. At least 8 of them have turned up alive, wondering why their names have been associated with this… But there are so many inconsistencies with this. It’s very important to understand 9/11 because, as I say, it’s the nexus doorway into the bigger picture of what is going on and the push towards global governments. Look at those buildings as they come down. They come down at freefall speeds, collapsed neatly into their own footprint. The cement – everything was absolutely pulverized. They didn’t find a chair. They didn’t find a desk. So, what caused that? It couldn’t have been jet fuel. It certainly doesn’t burn hot enough to do that. It must have been explosions.”
Statement to AA911: “9/11 was an inside and outside job, a staged terrorist attack, what they call a ‘false flag operation’! Align yourselves with the truth and let us all be on the right side of history. God bless.” (My views on 9/11 are available at 9/11 – The Uncomfortable Truth.)
Gabriella “Lella” Costa: Actress, writer.
An Italian star of stage, film, radio and television, Lella Costa is perhaps best known for her theatrical monologues. After graduating from Milan Filodrammatici, she debuted in Repertoire (1980), written by Stella Leonetti. She wrote and performed in Adlib (1988), followed by Coincidences / Coincidenze (1990), Malsottile (1992), Two / Due (1994), Magoni (1995), The Dagger in Loden / La Daga nel Loden (1996), Tired of War / Stanca di Guerra (written in collaboration with A. Baricco) (1998), Another Story / Un’altra Storia(2000), and Exact Words / Precise Parole (2002).
She also narrated Eyes Writings / Occhi Scritti (2001) and performed in The Vagina Monologues / Monologhi della Vagina by Eve Ensler (2002), La Traviata (2005), Alice, a Marvel of Country / Alice, una Meraviglia di Paese (2007), Hamlet, and Amleto (2009).
With regard to 9/11, she co-narrated the documentary film Zero: An Investigation Into 9/11, which argues “that the official version of the events surrounding the attacks on 9/11 can not be true”.
Filmography: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0182223/ (IMDB Italian Entry)
Lanny Cotler: Feature film director, screenwriter, producer, novelist.
Cotler wrote the screenplay for, The Earthling, a 1980 film starring William Holden and Rick Schroder. Cotler wrote and directed Heartwood, a 1998 film starring Jason Robards and Hilary Swank. A veteran of the 1964 free speech movement as a UC Berkeley student, he remains politically active, founding a local chapter of Transition – United States, in WiIlits, California.
Cotler defended a demonstrator being harassed at a July 4th parade and found himself at the heart of a political rift similar to that found in most American communities. “I said to my daughter,” Cotler wrote, “There goes a man with a morality-based grievance and the courage to express it peacefully in public.” (http://articles.latimes.com/2002/sep/06/local/me-dissent6)
Statement to AA9/11Truth: “No way the Official explanation can be true. If democracy is of, by and for the People, then the People have a responsibility to get to the truth — esp. if our elected representatives are mostly corrupted by the bribes of Big Money. FIND THE TRUTH!”
Paul Cross: Stage, film, and television actor; writer, producer, director.
Writer, executive producer, and star of Ice Pawn (1989). Writer and director of the award-winning documentary about the office of the Presidency, Follow the Leader (2002). Writer and director of the award-winning documentary West End Story (2002). And writer, director, co-producer, and star of Severe Visibility (2007), a fact-based feature film that challenges the official account of 9/11.
In a review of Severe Visibility, Dr. Henry Makow wrote:
“On Sept. 11 2001, filmmaker Paul Cross was doing post-production work in Washington DC when he heard about the ‘terrorist’ attack. He visited the crash-site just five hours after impact and could plainly see the official story was a lie.
“‘There was no passenger jet wreckage; the lawn wasn’t scorched; lamp posts, fences and construction materials in the path of the jet were untouched,’ Cross told me. ‘If this was a hoax, then the attack on the World Trade Centre was also a hoax.’
“Cross, 45, characterizes his pre-9-11 self as a ‘flag-waving patriot’ who ‘voted Republican all my life.’ He was crushed. ‘I love my country. I was in mourning for weeks, literally in tears for what has become of this country.’
“He decided to alert his fellow citizens by making the feature film Severe Visibility about a Pentagon accountant, Major Stanley Kruter, who is slightly injured in the attack. He ‘has his head buried in the sand’ but begins to question the official story when approached by a British investigative reporter
“Cross opted to make a feature instead of a documentary because he felt documentaries preach to the converted. He wanted to reach ordinary Americans who could identify with the cognitive dissonance his hero experienced as he tried to comprehend the implications of the hoax and its mass acceptance.” (Read the full review here)
Statement to AA911: “If the felons who instigated the events of 9/11 are not made accountable for their actions then it is no doubt a certain guarantee that the crimes perpetrated on the world that day will happen again. When that comes to pass it is inevitable that what is left of our Constitutional rights as Americans will be annihilated permanently. If that occurs then God help all of us who live in this remarkable country for a nation as great as the United States cannot be ravaged simply for monetary advantage.”
Joseph Culp: Actor, filmmaker and producer.
Film credits include leading roles in Alan J. Pakula’s Dream Lover (1986), Monte Hellman’s Iguana (1988), The Arrival (1991), The Fantastic Four (1994), Chase Morran (1995), The Secret Life Of Houseson PBS (1994), and Maria Novaro’s El Jardin del Eden (1994). He was featured in HBO’s Full Eclipse (1993), the noir thriller Innocents (2000), Ron Howard’s Apollo 13 (1995), and Mario Van Peebles’ Panther (1995), Los Locos (1997), and Badaassss (2003).
Culp also co-produced and co-starred in The Reflecting Pool (2007). Written and directed by co-star Jarek Kupsc, it is billed as “the first investigative drama to challenge the official version of 9/11″.
Dr. Joel Hirschhorn, an engineer, wrote: “Whether you see yourself as a truth seeker, patriotic American, independent thinker or voter, or just someone with bad memories of 9/11, you should make an effort to view The Reflecting Pool … Though a drama, it is based on meticulously researched facts about 9/11 as revealed in the bonus material on the DVD” (read the full review).
Statement to AA911: “As an artist and citizen growing up in America I came to see that the truth about U.S. policies, both foreign and domestic, was not always easy to find. Without truth and transparency, it is impossible to achieve the democracy we aspire to be. A truly free and democratic country must have access to the truth, or it cannot make informed choices.
“The events of 9/11 informed many choices for America, with arguably some of the most negative, hurtful, and disastrous consequences. It is now a well-accepted fact that the original 9/11 Commission was ‘set up to fail’ and did not get the full picture of 9/11, and instead perpetuated many myths.
“The fact that most people don’t know there was a building called WTC 7 that was completely demolished hours after the Twin Towers, without ever being hit by a plane is an example of how ill-informed we are. Qualified researchers from nearly every profession of the private sector have called the government’s official story into question and can show ample evidence to contradict almost every facet of the 9/11 story shown to us through the media. 9/11 was not an accidental lapse of security nor a surprise to the highest levels of U.S. and world governments. This can be shown and proved.
“My partners and I made The Reflecting Pool, the first investigative drama about 9/11, to bring some of these discrepancies to a wider public with the hope of inspiring others to ask more questions and demand honest answers about these history-altering events. As an artist it is my responsibility to seek the truth in my art, as a citizen it is my responsibility to demand truth from my government, if I want my children to have hope of living in a true democracy.
“I grew up the son of veteran actor Robert Culp, an artist who put his ideals on the line championing civil rights in the 1960s. 9/11 Truth is a civil rights issue in the extreme, and one that I am willing to take on for my own conscience and the good of our country. We are all still suffering the effects of 9/11, economically, militarily, legally, culturally, not forgetting the victims, the sick and dying, and the families who lost loved ones, whose pain will last a lifetime.
“I join with other actors and artists in support of a new independent investigation of the events of 9/11, wherever it may lead, in hopes of bringing the right people to justice, healing some of the terrible wounds, and setting an example and standard of truth for future generations. We should demand nothing less.”
Joe D’Angelo: Music, Theater, Poetry.
With five recent years of service to Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company, this fundraiser, writer, videographer, and guitarist has taken leave on ‘active sabbatical’ to pursue his lifelong interest in social justice. Joe D’Angelo’s areas of focus include: promoting honest investigative journalism, aquaponic, bio-dynamic agricultural projects, and increasing awareness of the dangers surrounding Monsanto‘s round-up ready genetically-modified organisms.
D’Angelo’s background includes work as a cameraman at I.A.T.S.E. Local 720, Las Vegas. He studied ‘Crazy Wisdom‘ with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche at Naropa Institute, in Boulder Colorado. He studied at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, under the auspices of Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. D’Angelo volunteers at the Chicago Lighthouse [for the blind] and sits Vigil for Seasons’ Hospice. As a trained hospice care-giver, he helps patients transition to the next level. As a 9/11 truth activist, D’Angelo works full-time with Richard Gage, AIA, and Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth on the Action Group Team, the Volunteer Team, Legal Team, and as national Fundraising Team Leader.
As AE911Truth’s Chicago Action Group Coordinator, D’Angelo coordinated a February 2012 event in conjunction with The Nation of Islam. The event, 9/11 What Really Happened and Why?, held at the Rosemont Convention Center. featured speakers Kevin Ryan and Richard Gage, and drew 3,000 guests.
Statement to AA911: “My views on 9/11 are in evidence from the wealth of valuable information that I post on the web. I have read four of David Ray Griffin‘s books and studied his videos, The Myth and the Reality and Let’s Get Empirical, repeatedly, as well as those of other scholars, and scientists. I have also read the manuscript for Howard Cohen’s A Violation of Trust, and look forward to the films completion. The AE911Truth DVD 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out is available at: http://911expertsspeakout.org/.”
Mark Dann: Recording engineer, musician.
In his state-of-the-art recording studio, Mark Dann has recorded a number of popular artists in various genres. His clients have included Art Garfunkel, Garth Hudson(The Band), Richie Havens, Arlo Guthrie, Suzanne Vega, Pete Seeger, Ray Charles, Toots and The Maytals, The Dharma Bums, Shawn Colvin, and many others. View the (complete list).
As a musician, Dann is primarily a bassist, but he also plays electric 12-string guitar, acoustic guitar, and octave mandolin. He regularly performs and co-produces with legendary New York folksinger Rod MacDonald. Mark co-produced, engineered and performed on MacDonald’s politically-charged and critically-acclaimed CDs: No Commercial Traffic (2002), Recognition (2003), A Tale of Two Americas (2005), and After the War (2009).
Statement to AA911: “The official story is a lie, and only because of media complacency was this not obvious from the start.’
Website: Mark Dann Recording
Elias Davidsson: Composer, music educator, international human rights and social justice activist.
As a composer, Davidsson has produced 20 volumes of original compositions for musical education, including The Red Carousel – 18 Easy Piano Duets.
As a significant figure in the 9/11 Truth Movement, he was invited to contribute a chapter to The 9/11 Conspiracy, edited by James Fetzer (2007). And back in 2004, just after The 9/11 Commission Report had appeared, he wrote a critique, in which he said:
“The number of anomalies that has been reported by independent researchers regarding 9/11 is staggering. A simple google-search with the string “unanswered questions 9/11” yields over 20,000 sites. These extend to the alleged reasons for the collapses of the two World Trade towers and the lesser known collapse of WTC-7 (which was not hit by an aircraft), the implausibility of a passenger aircraft hitting the Pentagon and disappearing without trace, the alleged shooting down of UA 93 in Pennsylvania, the lack of debris of the crashed planes, the removal and destruction of forensic evidence, the relaxed conduct of various public leaders on the fateful day, prescient remarks by US leaders, and so forth. Many, though not all, of these anomalies are discussed in Prof. David Ray Griffin’s book The New Pearl Harbor, published earlier this year.
“The above account demonstrates that far from closing the story of 9/11, the report of the Commission of Inquiry may be considered as evidence of a criminal cover-up by the members of the congressional Commission. Such a cover-up may have unforeseeable consequences for the American people as well as for world peace. I appeal to all those who initially felt compassion towards the families of the victims of 9/11: Please do not let these families down in their quest for the truth. They are entitled to know who committed the crimes, who assisted in their commission and in which circumstances their beloved died. We all should insist that the full truth, and nothing but the truth, on the crime of 9/11 be revealed” (www.globalresearch.ca).
Statement to AA911: “The U.S. authorities have never produced any evidence in support of their accusations that Muslims perpetrated the mass murder of 9/11. They have gagged witnesses, destroyed forensic evidence, refused a real investigation and covered-up the criminals. The have in addition arrested hundreds of innocent people that they tried to connect to 9/11 and coerced other governments to convict innocent people. All of that can be summed up as ‘guilty demeanor.’ I support [AA911Truth’s] statement as an act of solidarity with the American people, the victims of 9/11 and the victims of the wars conducted on the base of the lies on 9/11.”
Achille Arthur De Lucia: Artist.
Achille De Lucia was Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1926. The 85 year old WWII Navy Combat Veteran, studied at the Pratt Institute. Now retired, De Lucia worked as an illustrator and publicist for Exxon, Bechtel, and others.
An inventor, De Lucia designed and patented the Universal Portable Brake Pedal Locking Device for Vehicles among other inventions.
As a 9/11Truth activist, De Lucia signed the Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth (AE911) Petition.
As an artist, De Lucia’s paintings include, Box Cutter, inspired by his distrust of the official account of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
Statement to AA911: Believe it or not, I’m retired from Exxon, and worked for Bechtel, and other companies doing Illustration and publication. I went to school at Pratt Institute on the GI Bill. I am an 85 year old WWII Navy combat Veteran who fought in the South Pacific aboard two Aircraft Carriers.
My painting Box Cutter, was inspired by my desire to find out what really happened that day. I never was fully satisfied with the official story. I started the 4×6 foot painting shortly after 9/11 when I began to realize that all the dust and flying beams had to come from tremendous force not usually associated with simple collapse.
Thank you for giving me this opportunity to help my country.
Maurizio di Tollo: Songwriter, Musician, Producer.
Maurizio di Tollo has collaborated with various influential Italian progressive bands over the past decade. In 2001, di Tollo sang vocals and played percussion with Distillerie di Malto (Malt Distillery) on their CD Il Manuale Dei Piccoli Discorsi (The Manual of Small Speeches). He also performed with Finisterre and Rohmer. He played percussion on Hostsonaten‘s critically-acclaimed CDs Winterthrough (2009), and Summereve (2011).
Since 2004, di Tollo has toured and recorded with La Maschera Di Cera (Mask of Wax). He performed drums and vocals on the critically-acclaimed CD LuxAde (2006). Positive critical response to LuxAde landed the popular Italian band a coveted day two slot at the 2007 Northeast Art Rock Festival (NEARFest), in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. The band’s latest release Petali Di Fuoco (Petals of Fire), also features di Tollo on percussion and vocals.
Beginning in 2008, di Tollo has played drums with Moongarden on their two latest CDs. Songs from the Lighthouse (2008) features, It’s You, and The Lighthouse Song. The 2009 release, A Vulgar Display of Prog, contains the songs MDMA, Demetrio and Magdalen, Boromir, and Aesthetic Surgery.
Statement to AA911: “There are at least 2974 reasons in order to expect the truth”
Mark Dotzler – Artist.
Mark Dotzler is an American artist making sculpture. He loves metal, science and technology. Deep relational aesthetics often play an important part in his work (see Nicolas Bourriaud), which is also influenced by the minimal artists of the 1960s.
Instead of using the industrial materials of that period, he often uses today’s more scientifically advanced materials and many of the technological things that surround us all. Computer microchips (silicon wafers), computer hard drives, antennas and thermionic valves (early binary code devices) are just some of the materials he began using when he first started making artwork at the age of forty. His influences include Constantin Brancusi, Richard Serra and Marcel Duchamp.
Mark Dotzler has exhibited with professors from Washington Universityʼs School of Art (in St. Louis) and also has his artwork in the Presidentʼs office of The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. Recently he completed a major outdoor commission for the Catholic Church in Chicago.
Statement to AA911Truth: Nothing is more important. All of our futures are being controlled by that day. As a visual artist I often speak through my art and suggest you see “The Spit“.
Elizabeth Morag Emmerson: Painter, poet, photographer.
Born in Scotland in 1954, Elizabeth Morag Emmerson displayed a precocious interest in the arts. After dabbling briefly at film and photography, she studied at St Martins School of Art, and West Surrey College of Art & Design, (now the University for the Creative Arts).
Living in London in her twenties, Emmerson closely associated with Lindsay Kemp and his theatrical company. She modeled at the Royal Academy Schools, at the Slade School of Art, and privately for Leon Kossoff. Lucian Freud admired Emmerson’s art and suggested that she quit her job to seriously pursue painting.
Emmerson continues to paint, draw, photograph, and create in textiles. She has exhibited and created commissioned works at: Guildford House Gallery, IBM Innovation Centre, Bank of Ireland, Wembley Conference Centre, Bush Hotel, Redgrave Theatre, and other venues.
Statement to AA911: Knowing and not knowing the truth about 9/11 is a torment that has stricken our times. To ignore it is to be complicit in the bloodshed.
Paola Esposito: Film director and casting director.
From 1986 to 2004, Paola Esposito was an assistant producer and casting director, working with some of Italy’s top directors, including Nanni Moretti and Michael Radford. She worked on dozens of films, including Consigli per gli acquisti (1996), E allora mambo! (1998), La stanza del figlio / The Son’s Room(2000, directed by Nanni Moretti, which was awarded Palma d’Oro at Cannes), and Uno su due / One Out of Two (2004).
Having also worked on short commercial films, such as Posta Italiane (2000, directed by Michael Radford), she in 2005 began directing such films, creating 26 of them.
Since 2006, she has devoted herself to a project for the Italian school system called Media Literacy, which she created (along with Dr. Marco Grollo, an educational expert) to help both teachers and students learn how to decode media messages.
Statement to AA911: “I totally agree with Giulietto Chiesa’s thinking that 9/11 has been a huge fraud, inflicting damages to all human beings. It has also been a hugely powerful weapon against peace in the world and its disastrous threat to millions, if not billions, of people’s lives. Searching for the truth is a necessity in order to stop the barbarity of the never-ending war that started on 9/11″.
Marc Estrin– Novelist, writer, and musician; activist, and Unitarian minister.
A former professor of theater, music, and writing at Goddard College, Estrin is currently a cellist performing with Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra and other musical groups.
Having written two non-fiction books – Rehearsing With Gods: Photographs and Essays on the Bread & Puppet Theater (2004), and reCreation: Some Notes on What’s What and What You Might Be Able to Do About What’s What (1973) – Estrin has more recently authored several works of fiction: Insect Dreams, The Half Life of Gregor Samsa (2002), The Education of Arnold Hitler (2005), Golem Song (2006), The Lamentations of Julius Marantz (2007), The Annotated Nose (2008), Skulk (2008), The Good Doctor Guillotin (2009) and his latest novel Tsim-tsum (2010).
Of Skulk (2008), subtitled “A Post-911 Comic Novel.” One reviewer wrote: “Skulk may be fiction, but it speaks more truth than the 9/11 Commission Report.” Another reviewer said: “Contemplating 9/11 conspiracies would be no laughing matter except in the hands of a writer who once (INSECT DREAMS) resurrected and apotheosized Gregor Samsa’s discarded insect carcass. Now in SKULK, this master satirist raises questions of our national (ir)realities to breathless heights” (Read the full review).
An interview with Kevin Quirk, who was planning a book about 9/11 activists, contained the following exchanges:
Kevin Quirk: How and when did you first got involved in seeking the truth about 9/11?
Marc Estrin: I was immediately suspicious when I saw the buildings fall, and suspected foul play. The event didn’t correspond with any other physical incident I had ever experienced. But my initial thoughts were focused on the potentially catastrophic aftermath – just what the Bush administration would do with the occurrence. Later in the day, when I saw Building 7 come down, I was convinced all three buildings were brought down by controlled demolition, but had no way to follow up on this. In the succeeding weeks and months, my activist attention was detoured into the ominous response of our government. It was only when I read The New Pearl Harbor that I was able to begin putting the pieces together. I responded especially to [David Ray] Griffin’s eight levels of possibility – from the administration simply taking advantage of the event to pursue a pre-existing agenda to the possibility of its active planning and execution. I’ve been able to use this scheme as a heuristic matrix to pursue my further investigations. . . .
Kevin Quirk: How has your search for 9/11 truth impacted your life?
Marc Estrin: It’s been quite a burden, not only considering the time it has taken to read, watch, listen to, and study the material, but because of the depression it leaves behind, depression concerning the irrationality of most people’s responses. Ignorance I can understand, when the MSM has so gotten behind the official story and obscured or pooh-poohed all else. But smart people, political people, lefties, people with an informed and developed criticism of the administration, and an understanding of the real history and politics of the United States, respected friends, co-workers and colleagues – most use the same gesture when I bring up the issues: the hands are thrown up, palms out, to face level, and the mouth says ‘I’m not going there.’ They all say the same sentence: ‘I’m not going there.’ They don’t believe anything else Bush says, but they believe this whole, preposterous 9/11 story. I don’t get it, I don’t get it, I don’t get it.
Statement to A911: “I’ve tried to make an end-run around the general censorship concerning 9/11 issues with my comic novel, Skulk, which addresses itself beyond the choir of 9/11 activists to the readers of literary fiction.”
Austin Farwell: Actor, screenwriter.
Born in San Antonio, Texas, Austin Farwell sang lead vocals in a punk band, the Edgar Allan Hoes, while attending high school in the Philippines.
Farwell graduated from International School Manila, in 2001. In May of 2005, he graduated from the College of Santa Fe with a B.F.A. in acting.
Statement to AA911: We will never rest until a new investigation brings the true culprits to justice!
Gary Fox: Musician, Songwriter.
Musician Gary Fox played bass and keyboards with the band Physical-Graffiti-The-Led-Zeppelin-Tribute. Fox played the role of Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones as the band toured the world for the past 20 years, performing over 2,000 shows. Here, Fox is featured playing mandolin on Going to California.
Fox wrote a song after reading about Pentagon Sept. 11 attack survivor April Gallop in David Ray Griffin‘s book The New Pearl Harbor, Revisited. He sings and plays all of the instruments on the original song, April’s Soul.
Statement to AA911: Art in the truest sense challenges us to dig deep within and question our core values. 9/11 is the cover-up of the century, and as an artist, I feel called to do whatever I can to bring out the facts. Here’s a link to a song (April’s Soul), I wrote and performed about Pentagon attack survivor, April Gallop.
Justin Freeman, aka Ravi: Multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, composer, overtone singer, and music workshop leader.
Ravi (Justin Freeman) plays kora, electric kora, berimbao, percussion, bells, gongs, singing bowls, ethnic flutes, congas, bongos, aeolean/wind harp, and guitar, and also does overtone (throat) singing. Ravi has played kora (West African harp) in his unique style since 1985. He has been called “a walking testament to the success of multiculturalism.”
Ravi has released numerous collaborations and solo albums, many of which he engineered and produced. Recording projects include: Neuneneu (Humanity) with the Mehenaku Amazonian Indians and Marlui Miranda, Kora Colours, The Overtone Choir, The Afro-Indian Project, The Afro-Brazilian Project,plus solo performances and duets with Marlui Miranda and Pops Mohamed. He has also produced the guided meditation CD Chakra Dance (2006) and Golden Voice, a CD by spiritual musical legend Bhagavan Das (2007).
Ravi has worked with musicians in various genres worldwide: Folk & World: Baaba Maal, Pops Mohamed, Jacqui McShee, Frankie Armstrong, Wendy Stewart, Steve Gorn, Ty Burhoe, Eric Roche, Harry Manx Fusion: Talvin Singh, Pete Lockett, Manu Katche, Pino Palladino Classical: Nigel Kennedy, Janet Perry, Legends: The Yarbirds, Phil Manzanera, Gary Boyle, Jon Lord, Danny Thompson, Stephane Grappelli, Psycadelia: Daevid Allen, Arthur Brown Cult: Suns of Arqua, Tribal Drift, Loop Guru, New Age: Deva Premal, Miten, Krishna Das, Craig Pruess, Bliss, Prem Joshua, Chinmaya Dunster Brazil: Paulo Moura, Marlui Miranda, Armando Marcal, Dom um Romao, Robertinho Silva.
Statement to AA911: “There are so many elephants in the room! e.g., building no.7. The truth will out – we’re tired of the lies.”