Architects engineers for 9/11 Truth Two people holding a banner of Architects engineers for 9/11 Truth see also: Architects engineers for 9/11 Truth Architects engineers for 9/11 Truth is an organization of architectural and engineering professionals 80 who support the world Trade center controlled demolition. 10 81 The group is collecting signatures for a petition to the United States Congress that demands "a truly independent investigation with subpoena power" of the september 11 dissertation attacks, which, according to the organization, should include an inquiry into the possible use of explosives. 82 83 Richard Gage, a san Francisco bay area -based architect, 84 founded Architects engineers for 9/11 Truth in 2006. 2 85 Investigations by the federal Emergency management Agency and the national Institute for Standards and Technology (nist) have concluded that the buildings collapsed as a result of the impacts of the planes and of the fires that resulted from them. 51 86 Gage criticized the government agency nist for not having investigated the complete sequence of the collapse of the world Trade center towers 87 and claims "the official explanation of the total destruction of the world Trade center skyscrapers has explicitly failed to address. 89 9/11 Truth 9/11 Truth was launched in June 2004 and has become a central portal for many 9/11 Truth movement organizations. It is run by janice matthews (Executive director 90 91 david Kubiak (International Campaign Advisor) 92 and mike berger (Media coordinator 93 among others, and its advisory board includes Steven. Jones and Barrie zwicker.
This was the first such programming on a major cable news station. Jones was criticized by his university for making his claims public before vetting them through the approved peer review process. He was placed on paid leave and has since retired. Accordingly, in April 2007, some 9/11 victims' family members and some members of the new Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice submitted an additional request for correction to nist, the containing their own views on the defects in the report. 77 nist responded to this request in September 2007 supporting their original conclusions; 78 the originators of the request wrote back to them in October 2007, asking them to reconsider their response. Pamphlets at National September 11 Museum Members of the movement distributed pamphlets that they say told the "truth" about the attacks at the national September 11 Memorial museum when the museum opened in may 2014. 79 Organizations Since the publication of the official reports, a number of interconnected 9/11 Truth movement organizations have been formed.
14 66 In response to a question, McCain said he did not meet Gadsby, adding: "Because i don't take well to threats." 67 nist report reaction An iron-rich sphere, found in the dust of the world Trade center, as documented by the United States geological. Rj lee's report states the spheres are indicative of molten iron. 68 69 Members of the 9/11 Truth movement claim the spheres indicate the presence of temperatures much hotter than office fires, or the presence of thermitic reactions. However, such spheres have been found to form when iron particles are affected by normal fuel fires. 73 Following the initial government investigation, the federal Emergency management Agency (fema) Report (may 2002) nist report, numerous responses were written by members of the 9/11 Truth movement. Many of these responses claimed that it ignored key evidence suggesting an explosive demolition, "distorted reality" by using deceptive language and diagrams, and attacked straw man arguments, such as the 2005 article by jim Hoffman entitled building a better mirage: nist's 3-year 20,000,000 cover. Jones, then a professor at Brigham young University, announced a paper criticizing the nist report and describing his hypothesis that the wtc towers had been intentionally demolished by explosives. This paper garnered some mainstream media attention, including an appearance by jones on msnbc.
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Several organizations of summary family members of people who have died in the attacks are calling for an independent investigation into the attacks. 56 In 2009, a group of people, including 9/11 Truth movement activist Lorie van auken and others who have lost friends or relatives in the attack, appealed to the city of New York to investigate the disaster. The new York city coalition for Accountability now collected signatures to require the new York city council to place the creation of an investigating commission on the november 2009 election ballot. 57 The group collected more than enough signatures to put the proposal before the voters, but New York supreme court Justice Edward Lehner stated that the petition overstepped what is allowable by city law, and ruled that, despite wording in the petition to allow for. 58 59 9/11 Commission Report reaction to the consternation of the families and adherents of the 9/11 Truth movement, many of the questions that the 9/11 Family Steering Committee put to the 9/11 Commission, chaired by former New Jersey governor Thomas kean, were not asked. 60 Lorie van auken, one of the jersey girls, estimates that only 30 of their questions were answered in the final 9/11 Commission Report, published July 22, 2004.
Citation needed The 9/11 Family Steering Committee produced a website summarizing the questions they had raised to the commission, indicating which they believe had been answered satisfactorily, which they believe had been addressed but not answered satisfactorily, and which they believe had been generally ignored. 61 In addition, the 339-page book, the 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, by david ray griffin, claimed the report had either omitted information or distorted the truth, providing 115 examples of his allegations. He has characterized the 9/11 Commission Report as "a 571-page lie". 65 On may 26, 2008 adjunct religious studies professor Blair Gadsby began a protest and a hunger strike outside the offices of Senator and Republican Party nominee for President John McCain 's office requesting McCain meet with the principal scientists and leaders of the 9/11. McCain had written the foreword to the book debunking 9/11 Myths: Why conspiracy Theories essay Can't Stand Up to the facts, published by the magazine popular Mechanics. 66 Arizona republican State senator Karen Johnson joined the protest in support. On June 10, johnson with Gadsby as her guest and other 9/11 Truth movement members in the audience, spoke before the Arizona State senate espousing the controlled demolition theory and supporting a reopening of the 9/11 investigation.
47 A 9/11 Truth movement protest sign, October 2009 In October 2004, the organization 9/11 Truth released a statement, signed by nearly 200 people, including many relatives of people who perished on September 11, 2001, that calls for an investigation into the attacks. It also asserted that unanswered questions would suggest that people within the administration of President george. Bush may have deliberately allowed the attacks to happen. Actor Edward Asner, former presidential candidate ralph Nader, former congresswoman Cynthia mcKinney, former assistant secretary of housing Catherine austin Fitts, author Richard heinberg, enver Masud, founder of The wisdom Fund, professors Richard Falk of the University of California, mark Crispin Miller of New York University. Weston of the University of Iowa college of Law and others signed the statement.
In 2009, van Jones, a former advisor to President Obama, said he hadn't fully reviewed the statement before he signed and that the petition did not reflect his views "now or ever." In 2006, Steven. Jones, who became a leading academic voice of the demolition theory, 2 published the paper "Why Indeed Did the wtc buildings Completely collapse?". 51 he was placed on paid leave by Brigham young University following what they described as Jones's "increasingly speculative and accusatory" statements in September 2006, pending a review of his statements and research. Six weeks later, jones retired from the university. 52 In the same year, 61 legislators in the. State of Wisconsin signed a petition calling for the dismissal of a university of Wisconsin lecturer kevin Barrett, after he joined the group Scholars for 9/11 Truth. Citing academic freedom, the university provost declined to take action against Barrett.
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Many adherents of resume the 9/11 Truth movement allege that the buildings of the world Trade center were destroyed by controlled demolition, a theory of major importance for the 9/11 Truth movement. Communication The Internet plays a large role both in the communication between adherents and between local groups of the 9/11 Truth movement and in the dissemination of the views of the movement to the public at large. Colorado public Television has aired several films produced by the movement such as 9/11 Explosive evidence: Experts Speak out, a documentary produced by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, which once was one of the "most shared" and "most watched" programs on the national pbs. The station's airing of such films has been controversial for the affiliate and pbs. 40 41 History In the aftermath of the september 11 shakespeare attacks, different interpretations of the events that questioned the account given by the. Among others, michael Ruppert 42 and Canadian journalist Barrie zwicker, 43 published criticisms or pointed out purported anomalies of the accepted account of the attacks. French author jean-Charles Brisard 44 and German authors Mathias Bröckers 45 and Andreas von Bülow 46 published books critical of media reporting and advancing the controlled demolition thesis of the destruction of the world Trade center towers. In September 2002, the first "Bush Did It!" rallies and marches were held in San Francisco and oakland, california organized by The All people's coalition.
Through their engagement, they each find their own fulfillment and satisfaction. Together, they contribute to the persistence, resilience, and exaggerated claims of acceptance (in general public) of the movement. 34 views main article: 9/11 conspiracy theories Many adherents of the 9/11 Truth movement suspect that United States government insiders played a part in the attacks, or may have known the attacks were imminent, and did nothing to alert others or stop them. 24 Some within the movement who argue that insiders within the United States government were directly responsible for the september 11 attacks often allege that the attacks were planned assignment and executed in order to provide the. With a pretext for going to war in the middle east, and, by extension, as a means of consolidating. 22 23 According to these allegations, this would have given the bush administration the justification for more widespread abuses of civil liberties and to invade Afghanistan and Iraq to ensure future supplies of oil. 24 In some cases, even in the mainstream media, "hawks" in the White house —especially former Vice President Dick Cheney, and members of the Project for the new American Century, a neoconservative think tank—have been accused of involvement in, or awareness of, the alleged plot.
but "a mainstream political reality." 22 Others, such as Ben Smith of Politico and the minneapolis Star Tribune have stated that the movement. 27 28 The washington Post editorial staff went further describing the movement as "lunatic fringe." 29 Mark fenster, a university of Florida law professor and author of the book conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture, 30 says that "the amount of organisation". Kennedy, 3 though this is likely the result of new media technologies, such as online social networks, blogs, etc. The 9/11 Truth movement is active in the United States as well as in other countries. 15 In 2004, john Buchanan ran for president on a 9/11 Truth platform. 31 32 Jeff Boss ran in the 2012 us presidential election on a 9/11 Truth platform. Rticle in skeptical Inquirer, bartlett and Miller do an overview and analyze the members of the 9/11 Truth movement community. The authors find that people involved in this movement, which seemingly is a disparate group with very diversified backgrounds, could be classified into three groups. They join the movement for different reasons, loosely self-assemble to fill different roles, and are united by their shared mistrust in experts and the establishment (government and reputable sources of knowledge) and conspiratorial stance.
They suggest a cover-up and, at the least, complicity by insiders., they analyze evidence from the attacks, discuss different theories about how the attacks happened and call for a new investigation into the attacks., some of the organizations assert that there is evidence that individuals. United States government may have been either responsible for or knowingly complicit in the september 11 attacks. Motives suggested by the movement include the use of the attacks as a pretext to fight wars. Afghanistan and, iraq and to create opportunities to curtail American civil liberties. 2 16 Support for the movement is negligible from professionals in relevant fields, such as civil and aerospace engineering. 17 Contents Characteristics Name Truth oliver movement sticker "9/11 Truth movement" is the collective name of loosely affiliated 16 18 organizations and individuals that question whether the United States government, agencies of the United States or individuals within such agencies were either responsible for or purposefully. The term is also being used by the adherents of the movement, 22 23 who call themselves "9/11 skeptics 24 "truth activists 25 or "9/11 Truthers 26 while generally rejecting the term "conspiracy theorists". 18 25 Adherents Adherents of the 9/11 Truth movement come from diverse social backgrounds.
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Supporters of the 9/11 Truth movement at an anti-war demonstration in Los Angeles, October 2007. Adherents of the 9/11 Truth movement are conspiracy theorists who dispute the mainstream account of the. September essays 11 attacks of 2001. The group disputes the commonly accepted account that. Al-qaeda terrorists hijacked four airliners, crashed them into the pentagon and New York's, twin Towers, whereupon the crashes led to the collapse of the Twin Towers. The primary focus is on missed information that they allege is not adequately explained in the official. Nist theory, such as the collapse. World Trade center.