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Brian Reeves – Printmaker, illustrator.
Brian Reeves received a BFA from the University of Northern Iowa and a MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has taught drawing, design, and digital imaging at Kansas City Art Institute, the Universities of Missouri and Wisconsin, and at Maine College of Art.
Reeves’ illustrations have appeared in publications including: The Progressive Magazine, The North American Review, Isthmus & Capital Times (Madison, WI, The Riverfront Times(St. Louis), and Review (Kansas City), where he held the title of founding Art Director. Reeves’ work also appears in Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes by Bill Fick & Beth Grabowski.
Reeves’ solo and collaborative work has been exhibited in Space Gallery, (Portland, ME.), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), and other venues. His works have been printed in numerous publications including Imprint of Place: Maine Printmaking 1800-2005, and Printmaking on the Edge.
Reeves received a Good Idea Grant from the Maine Arts Commission in 2008. He is the co-founder of Slop Art, based in South Portland, Maine.
Statement to AA911: Everyone who cares to look knows that the official conspiracy theory of 9/11 is a scam, including most of the 9/11 commissioners. Our role is to help our fellow humans admit they’ve been fooled. By speaking out and exposing past and future false flag operations and other crimes against Humanity we move forward toward a more peaceful, more pleasant, and more enlightened tomorrow.
Johan Reinholdz: Guitarist, Songwriter.
A Swedish native, born in 1980, Johan Reinholdz first picked up a guitar at the age of nine. His childhood hero was guitarist Kee Marcello. At age eleven, Johan discovered music with a harder edge, drawing inspiration from bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Pantera, and Slayer. He joined local bands during his teens, recording demos and playing gigs.
Over time, Johan’s musical influences expanded to new bands and genres. The Cure, Yngwie Malmsteen, Sisters of Mercy, Allan Holdsworth, Dream Theater, 70’s progressive rock, Enya, Atheist, Tori Amos, Marillion, jazz, fusion, and classical music all became sources of musical inspiration.
From 1995 to 1999, Reinholdz played with the heavy/thrash-metal band Widow. During this time, he also wrote music for various side projects, including gothic rock, classical-style guitar pieces, death metal, and progressive rock. In ’98, he recorded two demos; Maiden Voyage and Welcome to Forever.
Welcome to Forever attracted the attention of the record label WAR-music. During the summer and autumn of ’99, Johan wrote the songs for Extension of the Wish, and came up with the name for the band: Andromeda. As of 2011, Andromeda has released six albums including: Extension of the Wish (February 2001), II=I (August, 2001), Chimera (2006), Playing Off The Board, (2007), and The Immunity Zone (2008), and Manifest Tyranny (2011).
Since 2004, Johan has performed with the power metal band, Skyfire. The band’s CD Esoteric (2009), included the songs, Rise and Decay, Esoteric, and Misery’s Supremecy. Other bands that Johan has recorded with include Opus Atlantica, and Nonexist, who released Deus Deceptor, in 2002.
Will Rigby – Musician.
The North Carolina–born drummer is a founding member of critically acclaimed New York rocking pop band the dB’s, who have risen from their 1980s ashes to record a new album due soon. Rigby has performed and/or recorded with Steve Earle, Matthew Sweet, Laura Cantrell, Kelly Willis, Alex Chilton, Freedy Johnston, and others too numerous to mention. Rigby has released two solo albums: Sidekick Phenomenon and Paradoxaholic..
Personal Statement to AA9/11Truth.com: “Our society is endangered, impoverished, disinformed, and distorted by the suppression of crucial information–about 9/11, corruption to the point of sedition (Sibel Edmonds, Russell Tice), fraudulent elections, militarization of civil police—even single-payer health care’s popularity is purposefully disappeared. I hope that the truth about 9/11 will open the floodgates of a new and better society. Whether or not that is true, I demand that the cover-up end.”
Sara Ronco, Actress.
Statement to AA911: I desire not only the Truth, but peace in all the wolrd too. Desidero ardentemente la verità, anche la pace in tutto il mondo. I’d like to see in the future a day known as “The Truth Day”. Vorrei che in futuro ci fosse il giorno ricordato come “Giorno della verità”.
Sam Rosenberg – Actor.
Rosenberg recently wrote, co-produced and starred in, Stephen King High School: The Musical.
Rosenberg’s acting credits include roles in : Tales from the Tunnel, Tybult in Romeo & Juliet, Edward in, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me and Harold Hill in The Music Man.
Statement to AA911: It’s time we find out the truth and not the bullshit that the government is telling us. We are all being controlled by “the man,” and its time people stand up and fight “the man”.
Ruffstylz – Rapper.
A native of Cardiff, Wales, rapper Ruffstylz is legendary in hip hop circles for his ability to “rhyme for days.” He is the world record holder for the longest freestyle rap, having gone for 17 hours on October 11, 2009.
A prolific lyricist, well-known for his thoughtful rhymes, Ruffstylz has said: “I try my best to bring you the best lyrics and take you on a journey at the same time. Every verse I write has a start, middle and an ending.”
The co-founder of the music label Associated Minds, Ruffstylz has collaborated with hip hop artists Prince Paul, Taskforce, and Beatbox Fozzy. He has also written for Hip-Hop Connection Magazine. Although he is primarily a live performance rapper, his CDs include Case Closed, 1980 Grimes, and Lyrics.
Statement to AA 9/11Truth: “I support an independent investigation.”
Myspace Page: http://www.myspace.com/ruffstylz
Vic Sadot – Singer, songwriter, musician.
Besides being a singer-songwriter, Vic Sadot also plays guitar and 10-button accordion. He writes and performs a diverse selection of original rock, blues folk, and Cajun/Zydeco songs, in English and French – both as a solo act and with his Crazy Planet Band, which he started in 1979, and his Cajun/Zydeco Planette Folle Band, which formed in 1992.
Sadot’s music celebrates the folk traditions of Phil Ochs, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, and Tom Paxton. He writes and sings songs about love, nature, the environment, politics, and 9/11. His most recent CDs are Comin’ Home (1997), Broadsides & Retrospectives (2005), and 9/11 Truth & Justice Songs (2008).
Sadot’s 9/11 songs such as: Ballad of William Rodriguez, Cheney’s in the Bunker, Trouble in the Rubble and Blowback or Bloody Treason have drawn praise from notable social activists and 9/11Truth advocates William Pepper and Cynthia McKinney. Of Sadot’s music McKinney wrote: “On song after song, Sadot tells us too much of the sad, sad truth. Not only have I found in Vic a new friend who understands my passion for what is right, I’ve found someone who knows how to artistically communicate the critical issues of our day.” Sadot’s latest protest song, Courage to Resist, was inspired by the ongoing saga of Private Bradley Manning. To learn more about Manning and other whistlebowers visit: www.couragetoresist.org.
Statement to AA911Truth: “I was told about this site by David Ray Griffin after I sang four of my own “9/11 Truth & Justice Songs” at the 9/11 Film Festival in Oakland in September 2009. I’ve been reading 911truth.org since about 2003. I started writing songs about 9/11 as I learned about the fundamental flaws in the official conspiracy story. Many of these are on my CD titled 9/11 Truth & Justice Songs.”
Thomas B. Sawyer – Novelist, playwright, screenwriter.
For television, Emmy-nominated Tom Sawyer has written 9 network pilots, 100 episodes, and been head writer/showrunner or story editor on 15 network series. One of his greatest successes was as the head writer/showrunner of the series, Murder, She Wrote, for which he wrote 24 episodes.
Beyond television, Sawyer wrote, directed, and produced the cult film comedy Alice Goodbody. He was also the co-librettist/lyricist of Jack, an opera about John F. Kennedy that has been performed to acclaim in the US and Europe.
His first novel was the best-selling mystery thriller about the JFK assassination, The Sixteenth Man. Two of his books, Fiction Writing Demystified and Storybase, have been Writer’s Digest Book Club Selections. He has been nominated for the Edgar Award, the most prestigious award for mystery writers.
His latest book is No Place to Run, a 9/11-based thriller. Gerald Petievich, the author of To Live and Die in L.A., said of it: “No Place to Run is a thrill-a-minute ride toward the darkest alley in the darkest part of the American government – that place where the sins of our intelligence agencies finally meet the blinding light of day. Members of the 9/11 Commission who read this compelling and entertaining novel will squirm.” Ralph Pezzullo, the author of Jawbreaker, said: “[It] grips you by the throat immediately and doesn’t let go even after the breathless climax . . . because the questions it raises about hidden forces operating inside our government are staggering and important.”
Statement to AA911: “I absolutely, passionately believe that 9/11 was enabled by forces and interests high up in America – both government and commercial – people who knew it was in work, could have prevented it, but decided instead that it offered an excuse for another war – – something upon which our entire economy and incredible prosperity has depended since WWII. Something that, as 2001 neared its end, it was time for once again.
“Simply put, such an event would provide the trigger, the necessary provocation by which the Military/Industrial Complex could, a la Pearl Harbor and the Tonkin Gulf Incident, ‘sell’ it to the public. More than that, I find it difficult to imagine that anyone, on carefully reviewing as I did the events of that day, what led to them, and what has followed, could arrive at any other conclusion.
“First, the fact that the future hijackers were known to be taking flight-training – and supposedly not-monitored, plus – on the day – the lack of USAF fighter-planes in the Northeast Corridor and anywhere near Washington, D.C., and the “confusion” in which long-standing, previously-followed protocols about what should happen when airplanes are hijacked or even go off-course were ignored, it was clear then – and now – that something was certainly not kosher.
“In the writing-trade, we refer to such things as ‘plot-conveniences,’ devices that, in fiction, are so obvious that they are to be scrupulously avoided. The entire 9/11 scenario – including but far from limited to the above, as well as the highly questionable collapse of the Towers, and the cover-up of Flight 93’s having been shot down – contains far too many such ‘Whoa – just a minute now’ red-flags.
“Making that point was my major reason for writing No Place To Run. It struck me that I might try via popular fiction to reach even a few people who wouldn’t normally view things that way, and hopefully cause them to think about what America has become. To ask questions they might not have considered before. And – maybe – stir them to begin trying to change our country. And incidentally, the 9/11 Commission Report, which appeared at about the time I was finishing No Place To Run, failed to refute any of what my novel posits about the events of that day.”
Vauro Senesi – Journalist and political cartoonist.
Vauro Senesi’s political cartoons have been published in some of the most important Italian and other European newspapers, including Satyricon, Linus, Cuore, I Guaderni del Sale, L’Echo des Savanes, and El Jueves.
Generally known simply as Vauro, he was a student of Pino Zac, with whom he, in 1978, founded a satirical weekly newspaper named Il Male (Evil), which lasted until 1982. From 1986 to 2006, he was a regular columnist and cartoonist for Il Manifesto, a left-wing paper for which he continues to make contributions periodically. He then became the director of Boxer, a satirical e-weekly.
Crystal Sershen – Actress, Writer.
Crystal received her BFA in Cinema Studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and her MA in Classical Theatre at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She has performed on stages throughout Southern California and has been associated with some of Los Angeles’ most prominent theatre companies, including The Will Geer Theatricum, The Actors’ Gang, and City Garage. Crystal is also a writer, script consultant, and story editor, having worked with Oscar-nominated screenwriter Will Rokos, and on MTV’s Made, Bravo’s The It Factor, and VH1’s Totally Obsessed.
Statement to AA91: Like everyone who lived in NYC on September 11, I witnessed the populous of a nation rally together in loyalty to its fellows — and that somehow made each day bearable. The citizenry of that nation deserves the truth of the events leading up to, and the actual events of, that fateful day. Peace cannot exist without honesty, and we as citizens cannot pledge loyalty to a deceitful government. “Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.” – Mark Twain
Michelangelo Severgnini – Filmmaker, Writer and Musician.
Born in Crema, Italy in 1974, Michelangelo Severgnini was editor of Radio Onda d’Urto, from 1999 to 2001. In 2000, he wrote the book “Good morning, Pristina! – Diary of a Radio Journalist from Kosovo and Serbia“ (Prospettiva edizioni). In 2001, as contrabassist and composer, Severgnini recorded the album, 2001: Crashed Odysseys at the Outskirts of the Empire (MAP produzioni).
Severgnini completed his first documentary, The Return of Aarch: The Villages of Kabilia Shake, Algeria, in 2002. His second documentary, And the Tigris Placid Flows: Portraits from Occupied Baghdad (2004), earned several awards at Italian film festivals. Severgnini’s third independent work, Isti’mariyah – Windward Between Naples and Baghdad was chosen the best documentary at “Sole e Luna” Documentary festival in Palermo, Italy. The film also screened at the 2007 ArteEast festival, in New York.
From 2004 to 2008, Severgnini worked on several documentaries for Italian TV, including State of fear, which won the 2007 “Ilaria Alpi” award. In 2008, after being forced to quit his collabration with television due to the governmental political changes, Severgnini left his home country, Italy, and moved to Istanbul, Turkey, where he shot Katirlar Dogurunca: When the Mules will Give Birth.
Statement to AA911: Never trust the media; just enjoy your self reflection.
Nabil Saban – Actor, writer, film-maker.
In the 80s, together with the late Richard Tomlinson, Shaban co-founded the Graeae Theatre Company, which promotes performers with disabilities. In 1997, Shaban was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Surrey, for his efforts to change public perceptions of disabled people.
As an actor, Shaban has several film credits, including Born of Fire (1983), City of Joy (1992), Wittgenstein (1993), and Children of Men (2006). He is widely known for his portrayal of Sil in the BBC series Doctor Who. He also portrayed Sil in two serials: Vengeance on Varos(1985) and Mindwarp (1986).
Shaban was nominated Best Actor in Scottish theatre in 2005, by the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS), for his role as Mack the Knife in Bertolt Brecht’s Threepenny Opera. Shaban’s own play, The First To Go opened in May 2008, at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, played at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, and was featured at other Scottish venues.
In 2004, Shaban made a TV documentary, The Strangest Viking, which explored the possibility that Viking Ivar the Boneless may have suffered from osteogenesis imperfecta, the same condition as himself.
Shaban has performed with the Crass Collective, and appears regularly at the Edinburgh Fringe. His latest work is Dreams my Father Sold Me, a collection of poetry and graphic art. Shaban has his own film company, Sirius Pictures.
A versatile artist and committed activist, Shaban opposed the illegal invasion of Iraq. In protest, he returned funds he had received from the British Government to produce a film on the extermination of the disabled in Nazi Germany.
Statement to AA911: I have been a professional actor in the United Kingdom for 30 years, performing on stage, in TV (including Doctor Who), radio and film (including “City of Joy”, “Children of Men”). On that ignoble day in September 2001, watching the TV footage, I suspected a US conspiracy. Here is a link to my latest video, an animated short – We Have A Plan, Mr. President.
Charlie Sheen – Film and television actor.
Sheen has appeared in more than 50 feature films, including Red Dawn (1984), Platoon (1986), Wall Street (1987), Young Guns (1988), Major League (1989), The Rookie (1990), Hot Shots! (1991), The Three Musketeers (1993), The Arrival (1996), No Code of Conduct (1998), and Rated X (2000).
Turning to television in 2000, Sheen won a Golden Globe award (as well as receiving two ALMA Award nominations) for his lead role as Charlie Crawford on Spin City . Since 2003, he has played the lead role of Charlie Harper on Two and a Half Men, for which, besides winning the ALMA Award as Outstanding Actor in 2008, he has received two more ALMA nominations, a Screen Actors Guild nomination, two Golden Globe nominations, and four Emmy nominations.
With regard to 9/11, Sheen publicly expressed skepticism regarding the official account in March 2006 (Actor Charlie Sheen Questions Official 9/11 Story).
Then, after not speaking publicly about the issue for three years, he in 2009, just days before the 8th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, released a transcript of a fictional conversation (Twenty Minutes with the President), in which he calls on President Obama to launch a new 9/11 investigation.
Appearing on The Alex Jones Show on September 11, 2009 (Twenty Minutes With The President), Sheen challenged those who had publicly attacked him for speaking out on 9/11, such as Meghan McCain, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Bill O’Reilly, to debate him on CNN’s Larry King Live (Sheen challenges critics).
Robert Shetterly – Painter.
Robert (“Rob”) Shetterly was born in 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Although he graduated in 1969 from Harvard College with a degree in English Literature, a couple of courses in drawing changed the direction of his creative life — from the written word to the image. Also, during this time, he was very active in the Civil Rights and Anti-Vietnam War movements.
After completing college and moving to Maine in 1970, he taught himself drawing, printmaking, and painting while supporting himself by providing illustrations for various publications, including Audubon Adventures (a children’s newspaper put out by the National Audubon Society) and some 30 books. He also did the editorial page drawings for the Maine Times newspaper for many years.
Now, his paintings and prints are in collections all over the United States and Europe. A collection of his drawings and etchings, Speaking Fire at Stones, was published in 1993. He is also known for his series of 70 painted etchings based on William Blake‘s Proverbs of Hell and his series of 50 painted etchings reflecting on the metaphor of the Annunciation.
More recently, he became a portrait artist and is now perhaps best known for his series Americans Who Tell the Truth, which includes over 150 such people, from Walt Whitman, Sojourner Truth, Chief Joseph, and Dorothy Day, through Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt, Cesar Chavez, and Martin Luther King, Jr., to William Sloane Coffin, Molly Ivins, Howard Zinn, and David Ray Griffin.
Rob Shetterly lives in Brooksville, Maine, with his partner Gail Page, who is also a painter.
Statement to AA911: Many people are intimidated from seeking and speaking the truth about crimes of state because they are quickly dismissed, marginalized and mocked as conspiracy nuts. But it is only by insisting on those truths that we can ever have anything resembling a democratic republic based in the rule of law. When one examines the facts of 9/11, it is clear that the official story is ridiculous. And not merely ridiculous: It is also a cover for a horrible crime in which many Americans most probably were complicit. This has to be honestly investigated.
David Simchock – Photography, Writing.
A native of Ewing, New Jersey, photographer David Simchock has had a life-long interest in the arts. After graduating from Rutgers University, in 1986, he began his professional life as a mechanical engineer in New York City, before moving on to corporate management in Great Britain. In 1999, he left his technical and managerial career to embark on a world journey which eventually lead him to five continents over a three-year period. In the course of his travels, he honed his photography skills, creating an impressive body of work. Upon his return to the U.S., Simchock pursued a career in freelance photography. In 2003, he founded, Vagabond Vistas Photography.
Simchock’s photographs have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Sunday Star-Ledger. In 2010, New Jersey Life Magazine published a piece on Simchock’s photography, Vision Quest. Most recently, Rutgers Magazine ran a piece on David, The Intrepid Traveler.
Simchock has photographed concerts and festivals all over the United States. His lens has captured numerous world-renowned artists, including B.B. King, Jay-Z, Roger Waters, Alison Krauss, Luciano Pavarotti, Coldplay and many others. He holds the honor of being one of the “official” photographers selected to contribute to the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival archives.
Statement to AA911: A new investigation is needed. There are too many unanswered questions, and too many lies have been told (and confirmed as lies). Those who died on 9-11-01 deserve a real investigation, as to all of those who have perished or have been maimed afterward due to the toxic Ground Zero site, or due to the wars that have been waged. Truth and justice shall prevail.
Hal Sisson – Veteran (Royal Canadian Air Force), retired lawyer (Q.C.), activist, author, and former stand-up comic. ( – )
Having reached the age of 88 in 2009, Sisson believed, before his death in December of that year, that he was probably the oldest active member of the 9/11 Truth Movement.
Besides co-authoring Coots, Codgers and Curmudgeons: Things Were More Like They Used to Be than They Are Now (1994), Sisson wrote The Big Bamboozle: A Burlesque Novel (1999), Caverns of the Cross (2002), A Fowler View of Life (2002), Maquiladora Mayhem (2003), and, most recently, Modus Operandi 9/11 (2007).
In 2007, he made a public presentation about 9/11 (Hal Sisson: 9/11 For Whose Benefit?). In this humorous talk laced with lawyer jokes, in which he contrasted the two conspiracy theories – the official theory and that of 9/11 Truth Movement – he made a serious point: “The U.S. government conspiracy theory is, by far, the least probable of any explanation of how or why the Trade Towers collapsed.”
As a member of Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, he signed its petition, which says: “Lawyers are trained to value the Constitution and the rule of law. We are trained to examine evidence and to spot cover-ups or inconsistencies in the evidence and bias in witnesses or decision-makers. Attorneys are also experts in weighing conflicting evidence. For all of the above reasons, many lawyers have concluded that the 9/11 Commission and other government examinations were wholly inadequate, and did not follow proper rules of
evidence or procedure. We are demanding an end to the 9/11 cover-up, and a full investigation by unbiased people with subpoena power … and the courage to demand that the Constitution and rule of law are followed, and all guilty persons held accountable for their actions.”
Statement to AA911: “I am100% behind the petition. Proving that 9/11 was an inside, false-flag scam is likely the best method of stopping the fascist police state that is rapidly descending upon us.”
Charles Ewing Smith (Chuck Smith) – Film and television sound and dialogue editor.
Having worked on many films, including Reservoir Dogs (1992), Coming to America (1988), Moscow on the Hudson (1984), The Santa Clause (1994), Showgirls (1995), Desperado (1995), and Free Willy (1993), Smith has received Golden Reel nominations for five of them: Weird Science (1985), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), RoboCop 2 (1990), Pulp Fiction (1994), and Twister (1996).
In 1999, he became the managing director of production for Leonardo DiCaprio’s internet/media company, Birken Interactive Studios.
Statement to AA911Truth: “Architects and engineers can see that the WTC buildings were brought down by demolition, not fire and pancaking as claimed by NIST and the 9/11 Commission. So can I. Plus nano-thermite (weaponized thermite) was found in the WTC dust by physicists. Also no steel buildings have ever come down by fire until 9/11, when 3 came down. REOPEN THE 9/11 INVESTIGATION. THIS EVIDENCE WILL NOT GO AWAY WITH TIME.”
M. Louise Stanley – Painter.
Born in Charleston, West Virginia, Louise “Lulu” Stanley spent her developmental years in California, where she became fascinated by the vast collection of classical paintings at the Huntington Library. Being introduced by her father to American regionalist painters, she was primarily influenced by Reginald Marsh, Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton.
In the early 1960s, she studied art at La Verne College but also took Life Drawing classes at Scripps College, where her free-spirited nude renderings and liberal attitude proved a bit risqué for some conservative faculty members. In 1965, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and discovered a creatively eclectic environment at California College of Arts & Crafts, where she earned her MFA. Since 1982, she has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute and evolved as a modernist painter. Influenced by underground comics, she uses humor, she says, as a tool to speak on parallel planes.
Statement to AA911: “I believe 9/11 is the ‘elephant in the room.’ The lies are stifling our society on every level. I don’t think we can go on as a nation until the truth about this one great event is examined and exposed. There is plenty of material out there. It is why Cheney was so frantic early on in this new administration, fearing he’d be ‘outed.’ He’s quiet now. Wonder why.”
Russell Stone – Vocalist, composer, writer.
Born in England and educated at Wymondham College until he left at age 18 to go into show business, Russell Stone began his career as a chorus boy in The Black and White Minstrel Show. He next toured with bands and worked as a session singer for various producers, including George Martin (producer of The Beatles), Tommy LiPuma, Giorgio Moroder, Michel Colombier and Henry Mancini.
He sang accompaniments for Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Adam Ant, Tony Bennett, Twisted Sister, Cliff Richard and Right Said Fred. He did voice work for TV and radio commercials. And in 1976 and ’77, he and his wife, Joanne, having formed R & J Stone, performed his song “We Do It,” which became an international hit (We Do It – R & J Stone ). Two years later, Joanne died.
In the 1990s, he earned a diploma in counseling and began a private therapy practice. Then, wanting to integrate therapy with his new-found interest in spirituality, he studied Transpersonal Counseling and Psychotherapy, earning an MA in 2004 with a thesis dealing with the transpersonal experience of the vocal method of Sounding, understood as “the expression of spontaneous and improvisational vocal sounds.”
Through this spiritual journey (which he describes in A Soul Song), he was brought back to music, as he began exploring the use of Sounding to experience the transpersonal state beyond ego consciousness, and the use of devotional composition and singing in group psychotherapy.
In 2007, he and composer/instrumentalist Craig Pruess began the At-Ma recording project. Fusing Eastern and Western influences and employing musicians from various traditions, it explores the relationship between voice, instruments, and the soul. In announcing At-Ma’s first album, City in the Sky, Stone wrote:
“A central aim of the music of At-Ma . . . is to imbue the pieces with a healing and integrating quality that acknowledges the deeper function of music which has been largely ignored in a contemporary, industrial culture. . . . In a modern, post 9/11 world, where powers-to-be strive to separate and control groups and individuals through ‘divide and rule,’ this is one powerful and heart-felt expression and counter-balance: to use the power of music and chant to bring unity and harmony.”
Statement to AA911: “Truth is sorely needed to counter the lies.”
Frank Strasser – Painter and musician.
Since graduating from Loyola Marymount Universtiy in 1976, Frank Strasser has been studio assistant to renowned glass artist Steven Correia, an assistant to acclaimed muralist Judith F. Baca at The Social and Public Arts Resource Center (SPARC) in Los Angeles, and a freelance artist.
His work as an artist also involves the design of websites (such as the site for AA911Truth).
As a musician, Frank has performed with bands in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, as well as Venice, California, where he lives.
Statement to AA9/11: “As the horrifying events of 9/11 unfolded, I was swept up in the emotional tumult of a stunned nation. Still, the strangely symmetrical collapses of the WTC towers troubled me. Equally baffling was the inexplicable failure of the most sophisticated defense apparatus in world history.
“After weeks spent listening to saber rattling talking heads and patriotic political rhetoric, I felt profoundly afraid… not of terrorists who hated American freedoms, but of the blind fanatical zeal seizing Americans. My own private 9/11 entailed disturbing questions set to a gut-wrenching rendition of God Bless America.
“One restless night, unable to sleep, I suddenly leaped out of bed and typed ‘9/11’ into my Google search engine. My skin crawled at what the volumes of available information strongly implied. Any reasonable review of the evidence left only two feasible options: incompetence or complicity.
“H. L. Menken once said: ‘Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.’ 9/11 has been used to justify the use of torture, the waste of billions of dollars on two wars, the deaths of American soldiers and innocent civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq, the passage of the PATRIOT Act and the resulting loss of civil liberties.
“The events of 9/11 have yet to be honestly investigated. Those who maintain open minds, pose intelligent questions, cite scientific evidence, and dare to suggest that the worst mass murder in U.S. history bears investigation are damned as ‘conspiracy theorists’ – regardless of their qualifications and credentials.
“I was honored to be asked to design this website, and I am proud to join the other artists who have signed this petition. As Buddha once said: ‘Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.’”
Elliott Street– Stage, film and television actor, playwright, and (former) college instructor.
Since receiving his Bachelor of Theater Arts from the Pasadena Playhouse, Elliott Street has appeared in many episodes of television series (including The Mod Squad, Mary Tyler Moore, Hawaii Five-O, Mayberry R.F.D., The Rockford Files, and Eight Is Enough).
He has also appeared in many films, including The Harrad Experiment (1973), Elvis (1979), The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang (1979), The Bear (1984), and Made in Heaven (1987). His recent films include Robert Redford’s The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), starring Matt Damon and Will Smith (2000), and Runaway Jury, based on the John Grisham novel of that name (2003).
In the 1990s, he returned to his home town, Meridian, Mississippi, to be the executive director for the restoration for its Grand Opera House. He began teaching Theatre Arts and Oral Communication at Meridian Community College, and also earned an MS degree in Mass Communications from the University of Southern Mississippi. In 2006, he co-founded and became the artistic director for The Company of Angels, a nonprofit theater company in Meridian, where he has directed several plays.
Statement to Patriots Question 9/11 (April 2009): “When I view the images of September Eleventh, I see the aftermath of contained, controlled demolition devices that denuded downtown New York City like a new Nagasaki! At the end of one day, three mega-skyscrapers had disappeared . . . , pulverized into toxic dust leaving curiously cut and strangely shaped scrap metal [, and] bits of body parts are found on buildings hundreds of yards away from the epicenter. . . .
“There is a happy ending to this tale . . . . [A]ll seven buildings were insured in April 2001 by landlord Larry Silverstein through the first ever anti-terrorist insurance policy. He collected over 2 billion dollars and the right to rebuild the Freedom Towers. Another happy ending indeed! Seven from one blow! Sept d’un Coup. Another giant story.
“Past generations of Americans have commemorated those who sacrificed their lives creating historic moments. We have gone forth into battle crying: ‘Remember the Alamo!’ ‘Remember the Maine!’ ‘Remember the Lusitania!’ ‘Remember Pearl Harbor!’ And more recently we all yelled, ‘Remember 9/11!’ We do indeed need to remember September Eleventh, but not for the reason fabricated. We must remember it because the giants are telling the tales now.”
Autobiographical Statement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bqGJ8388ZU
Whitley Strieber – Books, film, television.
Whitley Strieber has authored critically acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction in various genres. His early horror novels, The Wolfen (1978) and The Hunger (1982), were both produced as feature films.
Strieber’s New York Times bestseller Warday (1984, with co-author JamesKunetka) and the award-winning Wolf of Shadows (1985) depict “limited” nuclear war. Environmental collapse is the theme of two of his books, Nature’s End (1986, co-authored with James Kunetka) and The Coming Global Superstorm (1999, co-authored with Art Bell), on which the film The Day after Tomorrow was based. Strieber may be best known for what he calls his autobiographical trilogy, Communion (1985), Transformation (1988), and Majestic (1989). His recent novels include: The Grays (2006), 2012: The War for Souls (2006), and Critical Mass (2009).
With regard to 9/11, Strieber made the following entry in his journal on February 28, 2007 (http://www.unknowncountry.com/journal/?id=271):
The 911 Script and the Age of Terror
“I must admit that I have been deeply shocked by a story that appeared today on my website, to the effect that the BBC reported the collapse of WTC Building 7 23 minutes before it actually took place. Previously, the BBC claimed that it had lost all of its 9/11 coverage, but this video has now surfaced. I watched it myself, and sat there with my blood literally running cold as I saw their reporter saying that Building 7 had collapsed while it was still visible behind her, perfectly intact.
“Now, why wasn’t this just a simple mistake? CNN was reporting rumors that Building 7 might be about to collapse an hour before it happened.
“But the BBC reporter is clearly seen reading from a teleprompter. Obviously, she was reading something written on it, and not making up what would have then seemed to be a wild tale. In other words, she was reading a script, and that script had been put up on her teleprompter early. Not only that, she was sitting in front of a live image of the still-intact Building 7.
“Somebody wrote that script and did so while Building 7 was still standing. How could they know that it would collapse, even if it was unstable, even if there was a fire in the cellars?
“No, the author of the script did not think the building had collapsed. He knew that it would, and the statement was read early as a miscue. . . .
“I used to believe that the Administration let 9/11 happen so that it could have an excuse to attack Iraq and destroy our freedoms. . . . Given this latest piece of news, I think that anybody who seriously thinks that the whole event wasn’t carefully planned and fed to us as a scripted ‘news event’ needs to have their head examined. It was planned, period. Otherwise this reporter wouldn’t have been announcing one of the disasters before it happened. It’s inescapable.”
Statement to AA911: “When the former Senior Counsel and Team Leader to the 9/11 Commission and now Dean of Rutgers Law School publishes a book saying that government and military officials lied about 9/11, it is time for a new and objective investigation, entirely independent of political influence.”
Thomas Stubbs – Oil painting, Watercolor, Egg Tempera, Encaustic, Lithography, Intaglio, Xylography
Thomas Stubbs earned M.F.A.s from the University of Wisconsin (1985), and California State University, Fullerton (1992). For 20 years, he has taught, lectured, created works of art in various mediums, and exhibited widely.
A diverse artist, Stubbs has taught courses in Painting, Printmaking, Life Drawing, Animal Drawing, Figure Painting, Watercolor, Visual Thinking, Materials and Techniques, Anatomy and Perspective, and Art Appreciation. He has instructed at California State University, Fullerton, Laguna College of Art and Design, Mount San Antonio College, and Hollywood Art Center. He has lectured on, and demonstrated a variety of artistic techniques at Mount San Antonio College Gallery, Los Angeles County Fair, Saddleback College, Newport Harbor Art Museum, and at the La Habra Art Association, among other venues.
Stubbs’ works are in the permanent collections of Bank of America, Chicago, Illinois, Brigham Young University, Utah, Contemporary Museum of Art, Phoenix, Arizona, AT&T Communications, Metro Chicago, Illinois, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Chicago, Illinois, Western Electric Company, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, MacDonald Halstead, Inc., Los Angeles, and California Pitzer College, Claremont California, among others.
Stubbs’ work has been featured in one-man exhibits at: Cruz L.A. Gallery, Venice, California January (1999), CSU-Fullerton, Fullerton California (1993), Loyola-Marymount University, Los Angeles, California (January 1993), Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana (1984), Governors State University, University Park, Illinois (1983), Nicholas Vergette Student Memorial Gallery, Southern Illinois University (1979), and Hundley House Art Gallery, Carbondale, Illinois (1979).
Stubbs’ deals with controversial topics. As he stated in a 2006 interview: “For inspiration, I draw from the things that are happening around me in society today and use that when I paint, draw, sketch or engrave… Just look at Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. There’s plenty of stuff right there for me to work with… The images I create aren’t nearly as gruesome as the images played out as part of the Bush administration’s war on terrorism… I’m not here to please anyone- I’m an artist who creates things that make people think. If they’re uncomfortable, so be it.”
In a 2003 interview, Stubbs’ discusses other sources of artistic inspiration. “It is not a social activity to make art. So with alternative radio or modern classical music to keep me company, I plug away for hours. I’ve been in the company of the greatest minds of our time, Bertrand Russell, Jonathan Kozol, Noam Chomsky, Michael Parenti, Greg Palast, Friedrich Nietzsche… Charles Ives, Arnold Schoenberg, Bela Bartok, Henryk Gorecki to name a few giants… On many occasions I’ve put my children into my paintings. I am just as likely to paint the things that I love deeply as those things that fascinate me on other levels.”
Statement to AA911: The evidence is overwhelming, but the mainstream media does not cover it. I have been following this ever since I met Eric Huffschmid, in 2002. I deduce that this was a false flag operation and US history is full of these events.
Andrzej Suda: Visual Artist Interior Designer and Decorator.
Andrzej Suda was born on the 4th of January, 1959, in Minsk Mazowiecki, Poland. Both of his parents were elementary school teachers. Patriotism is deeply rooted in Suda’s clan. One of his cousins, Captain Walenty Suda, was in charge of the attack on the NKVD Camp in Rembertów, the largest military operation against Stalinist forces to free prisoners scheduled to be sent to Siberia. Strong ethical and patriotic values preserved within his family prevented any moral deformation caused by everyday living in a corrupt communist state. Early in life, Andrzej decided to leave the Orwellian world of the Soviet Block.
Andrzej studied Industrial Design at the Academy of Fine Arts (Akademia Sztuk Pieknych) in Warsaw. He was active with the Independent Students Union (the student arm of Solidarity). He was chosen to create the field altar outside of the Jasna Gora Monastery. The altar was for the 1 Million People Mass celebrated by the Pope John Paul II during his second visit to Poland. Significantly, Andrzej’s altar design was to include a cross incorporating the “PW” (Polska Walczaca or Fighting Poland) symbol of the Polish underground army.
Despite threats of arrests, the cross was put in place at the last moment before the arrival of the Pope (and the media), preventing any police intervention. No arrests followed. The already weakening communist regime did not want to inflame the situation by persecuting a few monks and one art student for making the famous Polish historical symbol present on TV screens around the globe.
Andrzej graduated in 1982, one of the first professionally trained car designers in the Eastern Block. In 1983, London DESIGN Magazine published an article about him. In 1985, he immigrated to the USA, looking for a normal life away from communism. He found work as a painter and soon opened his own business painting and decorating churches, hotels and villas. His dream of a normal life pursuing the American dream did not last long. Unfortunately, the Polish government had not forgotten about him.
Through a series of “coincidences,” Andrzej met an attractive Polish immigrant. He later learned that her role was to become his girlfriend and use him as cover to penetrate U.S. law enforcement agencies, political circles and the defense industry. Andrzej became an unwitting pawn in a life-threatening web of deception and corruption at the highest levels of the U.S. government. When he discovered his situation, he contacted the FBI and other federal agencies.
Andrzej got help from honest people at the U.S. State Department who tried to deport his “girlfriend.” However, a Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces Committee, Congressman Duncan Hunter, stopped deportation procedures and issued her a Green Card with a new “A” number. All incriminating files simply disappeared. Andrzej’s case was investigated by the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice (O.I.G.).
In a 1991 interview with journalist Jeff Nyquist, an O.I.G. spokesman involved in Andrzej’s case admitted: “There is a problem at the Justice Department in Washington. Things were being short-circuited at the top. For some strange reasons, spies connected to Eastern European Mafia organizations were being allowed to operate freely on American soil.”
Assisted by the O.I.G., Andrzej collected hard evidence of high-level crimes until his investigation mysteriously stalled. He became a target of all imaginable forms of harassment, lawsuits and IRS investigations, based on fabricated charges, all aimed to destroy his life and erode his credibility. With the help of a few good people and good luck, he survived. Nevertheless, his career was effectively destroyed. Andrzej currently lives and works in Switzerland. He continues to pass his hard-earned wisdom along to those who will listen.
“The Cold War wasn’t real. The ruling forces of this planet need a perpetual enemy in order to keep the general population under control. Those who have read “1984” by George Orwell remember Emanuel Goldstein and his role. That’s all … so simple. So, my conclusion is that the Cold War was a staged performance necessary for the maintenance of existing Status Quo. Everybody who discovered the truth (or just asked too many questions) was eliminated. Now, after the “collapse” of communism, a new universal “enemy” was created – terrorism, and “the show goes on….”
The Italian association against organized and institutionalized abuse posted Andrzej’s case on its website. His case was written about in the 2005 book It’s Abuse, Not Science Fiction. He was a guest on independent radio programs, including Truth Brigade. He is included in the worldwide list of whistleblowers (look for American citizens).
Statement to AA911: When events of “911” took place, my first reaction was: “Oh, God! Now surely all people will wake up and finally understand what is really happening in this world.” I wasn’t surprised. My own experiences were good teachers of reality. You can read my story here, or read a more expanded version of events at: www.picassodreams.com/the-spin-conspiracy-of-the-cold-war.
Well, time passed and more lies were fed to the public, and the public did not wake up! Will they ever wake up?… After 24 years, I left the U.S.A. behind. I was betrayed, almost lost my life, definitely lost any hope for a better future there. This is exactly why I feel connected with the victims of “911” – they lost their lives because they became an expendable commodity to support somebody’s evil plan! In the aforementioned article, “Conspiracy of the Cold War,” one good quote closes it: “The world is a dangerous place to live – not because of the people who are evil but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” ~Albert Einstein
Jane Sun: Landscape artist.
Since her first one-woman show in 2003, Jane Sun has been active in the art world and known for her softly rendered and serene paintings. She is a member of the Santa Barbara Art Association, Santa Barbara Visual Arts, and SCAPE (Southern California Artists Painting the Environment).
Sun has exhibited at the Corridan Gallery, Gallery 113, Palm Loft Gallery and Divine Inspiration Gallery. In 2007, she was one of the featured artists in the ArtWalk at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. In September 2008, her work was featured at the Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery in Washington D.C.
Inspired by the French Impressionists, the American Impressionists and the local Oak Group artists, Sun’s mentors and teachers include Marcia Burtt, Rick Schloss, Glenna Hartmann, Thomas Van Stein, Michael Drury, Chris Chapman, Ted Goerschner, and Larry Moore.
Statement to AA911: It does not take a scientist to wonder how those towers can crumble in free fall speed with just the fire from jet fuel.
Daniel Sunjata – Actor: television, film, and stage.
Daniel Sunjata’s films include All My Children (2001), Brother to Brother (2004, Woody Allen’s Melinda and Melinda (2004), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009). He also narrated the 2009 film Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup.
Sunjata’s greatest acclaim on Broadway came in 2003 for his portrayal, in the Tony Award-winning play Take Me Out, of a gay major league baseball player. Sunjata won the Theatre World Award for best actor and also received nominations for the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award. In 2008, he starred with Kevin Kline, Jennifer Garner, and Chris Sarandon in the Broadway revival of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac (2008), which was then videotaped for a made-for-television film.
His many television appearances have included his 2002 role in the first episode of Sex and the City to have a post-9/11 theme. In 2007, he played the starring role of Reggie Jackson in the ESPN mini-series The Bronx is Burning. Since 2004, Sunjata has been in the comedic drama Rescue Me, playing the role of NYC firefighter Franco Rivera, who in the show’s fifth season (2009) takes the position that 9/11 was an inside job. (It was through Sunjata’s influence that these scripts were written.)
Sunjata had started speaking out publicly about 9/11 in 2007. The Latin Pride National Awards of that year gave him special recognition as “Voice of the Millions” for his role in Rescue Me and also for his advocacy of a new 9/11 investigation.
Statement to AA911: For this statement, Sunjata submitted an essay he published in May 2009, Intellectual Dishonesty In The Age Of Universal Deceit: A Message to the Corporate Media and our Elected Officials. In this essay, he pointed out that there has yet to be any serious investigation “by the establishment or its media into the claim that 9/11 bears all the hallmarks of a complex covert operation of state intelligence; false flag terror; an inside job” – in spite of the fact that numerous well-credentialed individuals and organizations have provided abundant evidence for that conclusion. He then explained how he came to speak out about 9/11:
“Upon being hired to act the part of a post-9/11 NYC firefighter on Rescue Me, my research for the character led me to take a more objective look at what actually happened versus what we were told in the wake of the event. Nothing added up. No matter from which angle I approached 911, it invariably unraveled into contradictions and inconsistencies requiring the suspension of my logic and common sense in addition to several laws of physics. Slowly I came to the determination that I had no choice but to speak out, because (as Franco Rivera) I presume to represent the memories of the heroes who died that day, as well as the reality of the heroes who still mourn their loss.” I work with these men; looking them daily in the eye. Therefore it is a citizen’s act of moral conscience and social responsibility, nothing more. To know or even to merely suspect, and yet remain silent, would be anti-American, unpatriotic, and tantamount to betrayal.
“Therefore, this is no stunt on my part to gain publicity or to garner attention for myself by appearing edgy and controversial. . . . I would much rather direct media and public attention to those most credible dissenting experts who have looked at and analyzed the facts (circumstantial as well as forensic) and found that they do not fit the government’s theory of conspiracy.
“People like Professor Emeritus David Ray Griffin, Richard Gage (AIA), Physics Professor Steven Jones (co-author of the above mentioned peer reviewed study proving that explosives were in fact used to implode the WTC towers as well as WTC 7), William Christison (former CIA Station Chief and Director of Regional and Political Analysis), Ray McGovern (27 year CIA vet., and former Chair of National Intelligence Estimates), Coleen Rowley (former F.B.I. Special Agent and Minneapolis Division Counsel), and Sibel Edmonds must be given fair and open forums on mainstream media platforms, as well as access to those with the power and responsibility to reopen the 9/11 investigation; or rather, to finally conduct one as the case may be. Until that happens we will not be silent. We will not go away. We will not submit.”
Fan Site: http://www.daniel-sunjata.com/
Adam Syed – Symphonic violinist.
Adam Syed studied music at Ohio State University, where his instructors included Yfrah Neaman, David Updegraff, and Michael Davis. He also studied at Guildhall School of Music, and Cleveland Institute of Music. The conductors under whom he has performed include Franz Welser-Most, Pierre Boulez, Kurt Masur, and Sir Colin Davis.
Besides serving as concertmaster of the Ohio State University Orchestra, Syed held a two-year contract with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, one of the finest regional orchestras in the United States. And he has performed with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Ohio Valley Symphony, the National Repertory Orchestra, The Cleveland Institute Orchestra at Severance Hall, and the Guildhall Orchestra in London.
Statement to AA911: “I have been a 9/11 activist for over four years now and the case for a staged deception has grown stronger every year – from the NORAD stand-down, to the put options, to the controlled demolition of all three high-rise WTC buildings, to the various anomalies at the Pentagon and Shanksville. The time for debate is over. It’s time to act.”
Cliff Taylor – Actor, performer, and recording artist.
The films in which Taylor has appeared include Voyagers! (1982), Elaine May’s Ishtar (1987), Honor Bound (1988), the Emmy-nominated Bumbledown: The Lives and Times of Ronald Reagan (1989, voice artist), Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airlines Tragedy (1989), The Price of the Bride (1990), and Bullseye! (1990, starring Michael Caine and Roger Moore). His TV work has included the Bafta Award-winning Splitting Image (1984, voice artist) and General Hospital (1985).
While on a film set of Ishtar in Morocco, he and Matt Frewer (who had played the role of Max Headroom) came up with the idea of the Fez Brothers, with Taylor as Abdulfez and Headroom as Mohammed Fez. Starting in 1987 and continuing for 16 years, Taylor as Abdulfez hosted Abdul’s Used Camelot on MTV Europe.
Having played guitar and bass since 1966, Taylor currently holds workshops to teach American jazz and blues guitar (http://www.kansasguitar.com).
Statement to AA911: “Bush morphs into Obama and the 9/11 cover-up continues in to the next decade. Have a careful look at this video on YouTube, it speaks volumes on how the criminal conspiracy is stage managed from above.” Website: http://www.abdulscamelot.com/about.html
Christian Braad Thomsen – Director, writer, producer.
Since his first feature film, Kære Irene / Dear Irene (1971), multiple award-winning Danish filmmaker Christian Braad Thomsen has made many more – usually as both director and screenwriter – including Herfra min verden går / Wellspring of my World (1976), Drømme støjer ikke når de dør / Dreams do not make noise when they die (1979), Kniven i hjertet /The Knife in the Heart (1981, special Jury Prize-winner at the San Remo Film Festival), Koks i kulissen / Coke in the Wings (1983, aka Ladies on the Rocks, winner of the Director’s prize at the Atlantic Film Festival), Blå munk, Den / The Blue Monk (1998, winner of the Carl Dreyer Prize).
Also, since his first documentary film, The Slumstormer-trilogien / The Squatter Trilogy, he has made many more, including Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1972), Dusan Makavejev (1972), The One You Love (1980), Hvor mindets blomster gror / Flowers of Memory (1991, named Best Documentary at the Danish Short Film Festival), Karen Blixen – Storyteller (1996, named Best Documentary, Danish Short Film Festival), The Voice of Iran – Mohammad Reza Shajarian (2006), and Marilyn Mazur – Queen of Percussion (2006).
In 1992, Thomsen received a Government Arts Lifetime Grant; in 1999, he received the Dreyer Prize for overall cinema operation.
Gore Vidal – Novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and playwright.
Internationally acclaimed author Gore Vidal has enjoyed an eclectic and prolific writing career spanning six decades. A Newsweek critic called him “the best all-around American man of letters since Edmund Wilson.”
At age 19, while on an army ship in the Bering Sea, Vidal wrote the earliest of his 22 novels, Williwaw (1946), the first novel written about World War II. In 1948, he published The City and the Pillar, which sparked controversy with its frank homosexual themes. After 11 more novels, he established his reputation in the 1960s when he wrote three best-selling novels: Julian (1964), Washington, D.C. (1967), and Myra Breckinridge (1968), which was made into a film starring Raquel Welch, John Huston, and Mae West.
In the next few decades, Vidal wrote a series of seven historical novels that he dubbed Narratives of Empire: Washington D.C. (1967), Burr (1973), 1876 (1976), Lincoln (1984), Empire (1987), Hollywood (1990), and The Golden Age (2000).
Vidal also wrote five plays, including Visit to a Small Planet, which became a successful Broadway play starring Cyril Ritchard, after which it was made into a 1960 movie starring Jerry Lewis; The Best Man (1960), a successful Broadway play (revived in 2000), which was made into a 1964 film, for which Vidal wrote the screenplay, starring Henry Fonda and Lee Tracy; and An Evening with Richard Nixon (1972).
In addition to the screenplays already mentioned, Vidal also wrote several more, including The Catered Affair (1956), I Accuse! (1958), The Scapegoat (1959), Suddenly Last Summer (1959), and Is Paris Burning? (1964, with Francis Ford Coppola).
He also wrote over a dozen teleplays, including “Smoke” and “Barn Burning” (1954, both adapted from William Faulkner stories), “A Sense of Justice” (1955), “The Turn of the Screw” (1955, based on the Henry James story), “The Blue Hotel” (1955, adapted from the Henry James novel), “A Farewell to Arms” (1955, adapted from the Ernest Hemmingway novel), “The Death of Billy the Kid” (1955), and “The Indestructible Mr. Gore” (1959).
Vidal on 9/11: After the 9/11 attacks, Vidal was the first major intellectual to suggest that the public had not been told the full truth. In an October 2002 essay in London’s Observer, he wrote:
“Was Afghanistan . . . turned to rubble in order to avenge the 3,000 Americans slaughtered by Osama? Hardly. The administration is convinced that Americans are so simple-minded that they can deal with no scenario more complex than the venerable lone, crazed killer (this time with zombie helpers) who does evil just for the fun of it ’cause he hates us, ’cause we’re rich ‘n free ‘n he’s not. Osama was chosen on aesthetic grounds to be the frightening logo for our long-contemplated invasion and conquest of Afghanistan. . . .
“Post-9/11, the American media were filled with pre-emptory denunciations of unpatriotic `conspiracy theorists’, who not only are always with us but are usually easy for the media to discredit since it is an article of faith that there are no conspiracies in American life. . . .
“[T]he media were assigned their familiar task of inciting public opinion against bin Laden, still not the proven mastermind. . . . We were quickly assured that Osama’s enormous family with its enormous wealth had broken with him, as had the royal family of his native Saudi Arabia. The CIA swore, hand on heart, that Osama had not worked for them in the war against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Finally, the rumour that the Bush family had in any way profited by its long involvement with the bin Laden family was-what else? Simply partisan bad taste.”
Vidal also published a little book in 2002 entitled Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta, in which he pointed readers, including David Ray Griffin, to Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed’s 2002 book, The War on Freedom: How and Why America Was Attacked September 11, 2001, which Vidal called “the best, most balanced report, thus far.” Vidal thereby played an important role in the early days of the 9/11 Truth Movement.
Gore Vidal for Re-Investigating 9/11 (Video: April 2008)
Bio: PBS Bio – Gore Vidal
Kate Wallace – Singer, songwriter.
Said by Maya Angelou to have “the voice of an angel,” Kate Wallace, after beginning her career in Los Angeles, spent a decade as a songwriter, producer, and recording artist in Nashville.
A main-stage performer at the Kerrville Folk Festival since 1993, she has been the New Folk winner at both the Napa Folk Festival and the Sierra Folk Festival. She has also sung back-up vocals for various recording artists, including John Stewart, Peter Gallway, Tom Kimmel, Michael Lille, Sally Barris, Dana Cooper and Tom Prasada-Rao.
She has produced and recorded four CDs: Kate Wallace (1995), containing Going Through The Emotions, which earned her the Johnny Mercer Songwriting Award; Two Lane America (1998); Too Long From the Sea (2000); Politics and Religion (2006); and Ruby Slippers (2010). She also produced and contributed a song to Artists for Change, a CD to support Jubilee Economic Miniseries.
Since 2003, she and singer/songwriter Douglas Clegg have been booking Trinity Backstage (http://www.trinitybackstage.com), a monthly acoustic concert series they created in Santa Barbara, California, which features fellow artists in the Americana and folk genres.
Statement to AA911: “I am interested in the truth. I don’t believe we have ever gotten even close to it with regard to what happened on September 11, 2001. Perhaps we should dwell on the here and now rather than what is long past, but what happened on that day has so influenced the mess we are in today, that I believe the world deserves answers to questions that have been carefully articulated by Dr. Griffin and others as to what the Bush Administration may have allowed to happen—nevermind participated in.”
Bent Warburg – Actor, singer.
Since beginning his acting career in the 1960s, Danish actor Brent Warburg has appeared in numerous films, including Den gale dansker / The Mad Dane (1969), I Jomfruens tegn / The sign Virgo (1973), Skytten / Sagittarius (1977), Fængslende feriedage / Captivating Holidays (1978), Slingrevalsen / Sway Waltz (1981), Mord i mørket / Murder in the dark (1986), Hannibal og Jerry / Hannibal og Jerry (1997), Motello / Motel (1998), Tid til forandring / What’s Wrong with this Picture? (2004), Bondefanget / Nimbus (2005).
As a singer, Warburg has sung with traditional big band jazz orchestras, including that of the legendary pianist and band leader Niels Jørgen Steen.
Statement to AA911Truth:
Andrew Lowe Watson – Musical composer.
During his early career, Andrew Lowe Watson was a pianist as well as a composer, with the London Times describing him in 1983 as “a virtuoso very much in the mould of Pollini.” In 1988, he formed a jazz trio and later performed with the modern dance group YB Dance. Since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1996, he has concentrated solely on composing.
As a composer, he showed promise early, winning, for his Master’s degree at Cambridge University, its Chamber Choir Competition.
In 1994, he was commissioned by the Brüder Grimm Märchenfestpiele (Brothers Grimm Festival) in Hanau, Germany, to write the music for a new Grimm musical. It was so successful that he was commissioned to write seven more new works.
2004 brought the premiere of his opera Marianne Dreams, which he wrote in collaboration with Catherine Storr, on the children’s novel of that name. For the bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar in 2005, he wrote an overture, Trafalgar 1805, which was also used in August 2005 by BBC Radio 4 as music for “Afternoon Theatre.”
In 2006, the CD Maerchenhaft, which contained four of his songs from the Grimm musicals, was released.
In 2007, his composition For the Fallen, written in tribute to those who have died in the Iraq war, was a finalist in the 2007 Fauxharmonic Orchestra Adagio Competition. Other recent works include Thames, an orchestral piece compose for the 2012 London Olympics.
Statement to AA911: “I support the efforts of all those who work to educate and inform the public, media and politicians of the serious and glaring anomalies, omissions and distortions that were published in the original 9/11 Commission Report, and urge that a new and fully independent investigation is needed so that the truth may finally be known about the terrible events of that day, which have changed the course of history.”
Mark Weiler – Actor
Born and raised in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, Mark Weiler displayed a precocious interest in acting and theatre. He has most recently appeared on NBC’s Federal cover-up thriller, The Event, as Agent Josh Miller, and can be heard as the long-running voice of Suzuki automobiles.
Weiler’s other recurring network roles include Detective Jim Keller on ABC’s The Forgotten opposite Christian Slater, and Marcus on CW’s What I Like About You, directed by Emmy Award Winner, Shelley Jensen, and starring Jennie Garth and Amanda Bynes.
Mark began his professional acting career playing “Eddie Stallion” in World Record Guy, which played at the 2001 AFI, Mill Valley, Santa Barbara, Seattle, New Orleans and New York Comedy Film Festivals.
Weiler starred in Virus (2002), which was nominated Best Short Film at the California Independent Film Festival. Virus screened at the Sacramento Festival of Cinema, Newport Beach Film Festival, Festival of Festivals in Palm Springs and was selected to represent the prestigious Lee Strasberg Film Program.
Next, Weiler played leading roles in Soul Shooter, and in the award winning socio-political drama The Counter: “Film That Matters” Redemptive Storyteller Award (2006), Sidewalk Moving Picture Film Festival (2006), “Excellence in Film”, Sedona International Film Festival (2007), First Prize at the Indie Producer Short Film Fest (2007), First Prize – Johnstown Film Festival (2007), and Audience Choice for Best Short at the Long Island Film Expo (2007).
Statement to AA911: It appears from the facts that the truth about 9/11 and wars that followed, have not been accurately disclosed by the US Government.
Allan C. Weisbecker – Novelist, screenwriter, filmmaker.
Allan Weisbecker is best known for his three semi-autobiographical novels: Cosmic Banditos: A Contrabandista’s Quest for the Meaning of Life (1986), which became a cult phenomenon; In Search of Captain Zero: A Surfer’s Road Trip Beyond the End of the Road (2001); and Can’t You Get Along with Anyone? A Writer’s Memoir and a Tale of a Lost Surfer’s Paradise (2006), which Weisbecker calls his most ambitious work.
ALLAN, CAN YOU FILL THIS IN: ON WHAT DID YOU COLLABORATE WITH THEM?
In 2008, Weisbecker began working on a 9/11-related film, Water Time: The Surf Travel Diary of a Madman.
Comments about 9/11: Weisbecker’s blog for September 11, 2009, includes the following comments (read full entry here):
“I’m writing on . . . the 8th anniversary of the terrorist attacks upon this country that killed nearly 3,000 of us, and based upon which the United States went to war, twice; well over a million people so far are dead as a result, including over 5,000 U.S. military casualties.
“Added to those murdered outright in the attacks, scores have died as a result of breathing the air at ‘ground zero’ during the clean up. As is now publicly known, Bush’s EPA lied, saying that environmental conditions were fine in the weeks following 9/11; the truth was quite different. It’s been estimated that over the coming years more will die from ground zero-related respiratory diseases than were killed that day.”
A later blog entry contained the following comments (read full entry here):
“A couple weeks ago I attended the Oakland 9/11 Truth Film Festival, a symposium for folks who understand that elements of the U.S. government were behind the 9/11 attacks. Honey and I . . . didn’t want to miss anything. I especially didn’t want to miss the lecture by David Ray Griffin, whose book The New Pearl Harbor re-aligned my psychical compass; over the last three or four years since reading (and re-reading) it, the research I’ve done has stirred a yearning that cannot easily be communicated. Still, I try, though; the film I’m making is my latest attempt.
“Doctor Griffin is professor of theology and renowned author; aside from 8 books on 9/11, he has written some 20 books on theology, philosophy and the philosophy of science. I put the latter into its own category because science – as both a discipline and a way of looking at the world – is so critical to understanding the events surrounding 9/11. To put it simply, science is why we — Dr. Griffin and I and many others – can inform you, without hesitation or doubt . . . that 9/11 was perpetrated by an element of (or behind) the U.S. government. . . .
“Click here to see Dr. Griffin’s importance regarding world affairs, according to The New Statesman, the famous British magazine. . . . So please, if you are ‘an actor’ or ‘an artist’ please consider joining aa911truth.”
Statement to AA911: “I ask myself literally every day how so-called journalists in this country, especially those of the ‘liberal/left,’ can live with themselves in their participation in the most horrendous cover-up of the most horrendous crime in U.S. history. My personal crusade is to make living with themselves as difficult as possible.”
Jim Wellman – Musician, writer, animator, producer.
A founding member of The Brand New Heavies, an acid jazz and funk band that gained a cult following in London in the 1980s, Wellman played saxophone and keyboards on its debut album, Brand New Heavies (1990, 1991). He also wrote two of the album’s most popular songs, Stay This Way and Dream Come True, and co-wrote People Get Ready, which appeared on the gold collection, The Very Best Of Brand New Heavies (2001).
In 2005, having formed a group called Postmodern Jazz, Wellman brought together a talented ensemble of musicians, including legendary vibraphonist Roy Ayers, to produce an album entitled Love Not Truth, which Wellman wrote and produced. The title song had been written in spring 2001, Wellman explained, “as a plea to western ‘democracy’ to wake up and count the chickens, but unfortunately events later that year made the situation infinitely worse with our ‘good versus evil’ stance.” Writing about one of the other songs, Darkness Into Light, Wellman said: “This one is for all artists who dare to wear their hearts on their sleeves. They may never change the world, but it is a glorious failure to attempt to do so, and inspire someone else to take up the challenge” (http://www.postmodernjazz.com/main.html).
Statement to AA911Truth: “The most important war in history is now reaching a decisive phase, although the media will not report on it. That is because it is an information war between their owners and the people.
“The owners do not want the people to know that the last 100 years have been the bloodiest, most inhumane cynical and environmentally damaging era in the unimaginably long evolution since our primitive ancestor Lucy first stood up and evolved consciousness around 5 million years ago.
“They do not want to say that this disastrous era coincides with the advent of mass communication and their total control over its output and agenda.
“On 911, in their most cynical attempt yet to manipulate democracy, they made two big mistakes. Firstly, they attempted to explain the explosive demolition of 3 asbestos-ridden white elephant buildings on the impact of plane crashes an hour earlier, defying simple but unbreakable laws of physics.
“Secondly, they miscalculated their ability to cover it up. Although their media and ingrained politicians have censored all the facts of the incident for 8 years, they underestimated the net as a new form mass communication not under their control, and the will of a significant and growing percentage of the population who will never let this event be forgotten until we have a reasonable explanation of what happened.
“These mistakes have left them vulnerable for the first time ever. We can see they are worried because on their news they call us mentally ill, or kooks, or bizarrely accuse us of hate crimes, merely for seeking a plausible explanation of the events of 9/11. Therefore, I wholly endorse this petition and although I can’t claim to be even a z-list celebrity, I choose to shine any limelight I receive for my work on 9/11 truth.”
Karin Wells – Classical Oil Portrait Painter Member, Portrait Society of America and winner of numerous National and International Awards for Portraiture.
Statement to AA911: My world radically shifted when I was hired by a family to paint a young woman who died in the WTC North Tower on 9/11. Her image captured my heart and I couldn’t rest until I learned more about why and how she died. I had never considered the possibility that 9/11 was an inside job. It was easier for me then to believe that NORAD and the FAA were operated by nincompoops than to entertain the possibility that maybe they were under orders to allow (or maybe even facilitate) these attacks. As I began to examine the facts it overwhelmed me – sort of like trying to take a tiny sip of water from a fire hose. For nearly a year was too distracted to paint – I could only read and have nightmares. When I finally was able to wrap my mind around the scientific evidence of controlled demolition, I was forever changed. Since then I’ve heard credible eyewitnesses and whistleblowers speaking out – but the media isn’t listening and doesn’t report. The major problem I have found in talking about 9/11 is that most people simply refuse to examine the evidence – or even look at it. It is understandable – but not acceptable – that they prefer to ignore those things that disturb a comfortable view of reality. It is hard for anybody to question deeply held beliefs – even when all evidence clearly shows that belief to be mistaken. Time can pass but I will continue to fight for a new and honest investigation into 9/11 – with subpoena power and whistleblower protections. I speak out whenever and wherever I can. To this end, I have begun my new painting project – painting the portraits of people who have the courage and integrity to speak their truth – despite the personal cost – simply because it is “the right thing to do.” What a privilege it is to paint these “everyday heroes” so that future generations will have a role model for the endless possibilities of a divine human soul motivated by good intention.
Howard Wexler – Cinematographer, director of photography, and independent filmmaker.
Howard Wexler has been the cinematographer or director of photography for dozens of films, including Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (2000); Echoes of Enlightenment (2001), named Best Feature at the Ajijic Festival Internacional de Cine; The Toy Factory (2004); the comedic faux documentary Sex Sells: The Making of ‘Touché’ (2005); George Bush Goes to Heaven (2006); Coffee Date (2006); named Best Feature Film at both the Sedona and Breckenridge film festivals; Tru Loved (2008); House of Usher (2008); Playing with Fire (2008); Edgar Allan Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum (2009); and Forbidden Zone 2: The Forbidden Galaxy (2010).
In 2009, Wexler produced and directed 9.9.09, which was named Best Sci Fi Feature at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, and its lead actress, Kelly Pendygraft, was named Best Actress.
Statement to AA911: “It’s about time.”
Buddy Winston – Comedy writer, script writer, actor, stand-up comedian.
A former stand-up comedian, Buddy Winston was from 1990 until 2006 a writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Also, besides writing for his own regular columns, Out of Buddy Experience and Words of Winston, he has written humorous material for many media outlets, including the New York Times, USA Today, Time magazine, Newsweek, and The Huffington Post .
Statement to AA911: “After reading a lot of the evidence suggesting that the public was not given the full picture relating to what actually happened on 9/11, I fully support a complete disclosure of the facts. Americans need to take off their veil of denial in regard to events that may point to criminal behavior by their own elected officials and hold them fully responsible for their crimes of humanity. We have become a nation of hypocrites in regard to terrorist activities and need to activate peace by example instead of politically motivated condemnation. The “it’s too horrible to believe” thought process leading to washing our consciousness of the evils of complacency may just be the inactivity that leads us to a fall much louder than did the Roman Empire. Time to open our eyes wide enough to take in the truth and restructure the madness.”
Geza X, aka Geza Gedeon – Recording artist, performer, record producer, writer, and novelist.
Geza has also taught in UCLA’s Recording Arts and Sciences curriculum. One of the founders of the Independent recording scene in Los Angeles, Geza has produced for major record labels: MCA, Interscope, Maverick, EMI, Capitol, RCA, Priority, Triple X and others.
Geza produced some of the first “Indie” records in America, including classics by influential California punk bands: Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, The Germs, The Avengers, The Weirdos, and Red Cross. In ’97 Geza produced Meredith Brooks‘ hit single Bitch, #2 on Billboard’s Top-40 Chart for six weeks,1998 Grammy nominee for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and Best Rock Song.
Writing in support of the petition by Architects & Engineers for 9/11Truth, Geza said: “I have watched many videos and read books by qualified professionals. It is obvious that some form of ‘inside’ orchestration was necessary to cause the collapse of the buildings. The owner of the WTC complex admitted on national television that he had ‘pulled’ Building 7 to avert further tragedies. How the hell did they rig explosives in there during a national emergency? They had to be installed before the fact, something requiring months of preparation. Only the gullible have fallen for the official story” (http://www.ae911truth.org).
Statement to AA911: “I have been following this story for years. The architects and engineers who have spoken out about this make the reasons abundantly clear. A free society cannot exist without the disclosure of criminality on the part of elected officials. I am convinced that the Bush White House manipulated events in a way that has now cost our civil liberties.”
Ray Zimmerman, Filmaker.