September 2009 STJ911 Newsletter


September, 2009


Dear Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice,

This month’s newsletter includes essays, announcements and recommendations for actions you can take this anniversary to help educate the public about challenges to the official story of 9/11/01.  See the end of the newsletter for 8th Anniversary events going on.

We are also proud to extend the announcement of new groups and sites — a new group called “Scientists for 9/11 Truth” is starting, as are the new websites, The Science of 9/11, a site which focuses on the science of the controlled demolition, and 9/11 Truth News, a news and discussion site created to provide news, promote action, recognize challenges, and welcome the curious.

Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice now has over 800 members and is continuing to grow every day with increasing numbers of prominent people signing onto the challenges to the official story of 9/11/01.

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Recent Member Events, Presentations and News

a) New Essays Debunk National Geographic’s 9/11 Hitpiece

Finally, an Apology from the National Geographic Channel

by Kevin R. Ryan

The website for the new television show also suggests that the National Geographic Channel’s apology will be offered directly by the Turkish professor Mete Sözen, a long-time supporter of government myths about terrorism.  Sözen is not just a professor at Purdue but was a leader of the FEMA investigation into what happened at the Pentagon on 9/11. He was also the director of the Department of Defense’s Blast Mitigation for Structures program, and is therefore another example of the many explosives experts that came up with only non-explosive stories for what happened on 9/11
See full article here.

Exchange of Emails (March 2009) with Robert Erickson, Producer of the National Geographic Special on 9/11

by Steven Jones

A special on 9/11 has just been shown on the National Geographic Channel, produced by Robert Erickson. Robert also conducted interviews with me and others. In March 2009, Prof. David Ray Griffin and I and Gregg Roberts exchanged emails with Robert Erickson which demonstrate our efforts to get Mr. Erickson and his team to be accurate and fair in their treatment of our scientific work regarding 9/11 – particularly the evidence for the use of explosives in the World Trade Center destruction. For the record, then, I have pulled together our exchanges of emails.
See full essay here.

National Geographic Does 9/11:
Another Icon Debased in Service of the Big Lie

by Jim Hoffman

The 2009 iteration of this spectacle is notable for the contrast between the designated brand and the obligatory message. That brand, best known for its high-brow photojournalistic National Geographic Magazine, has existed since 1889, complete with a non-profit Society dedicated to education in geography, archaeology, history, world cultures, and natural science. One can’t help but wonder how National Geographic’s many benefactors would feel if they understood how the brand was being used to prop up the “War on Terror” with its Popular-Mechanics-style attack piece to be aired on August 31, 2009.
See full essay here.


b) Utah Weekly Covers Steven Jones

We All Fall Down

24 August 2009
By Eric S. Peterson

In the fall of 2005, Brigham Young University professor Steven Jones presented this simple principle in a BYU campus auditorium packed with hundreds of people to illustrate how several of the World Trade Center towers fell too quickly on Sept. 11, 2001, to have only been hit by planes. To reach free-fall speed, Jones explained, the building’s floor supports would have needed to be blown apart. In other words, the carnage of 9/11 would have required another catalyst of destruction beyond hijacked planes—an explosive to cause the buildings to implode.

See full article here.


b) Historic PBS Airing of 9/11 Evidence

Interview with Denver PBS Producer Shari Bernson

This episode of Visibility 9-11 welcomes to the program Shari Bernson, Membership Director and Executive Producer at KBDI-TV, Channel 12 in Denver Colorado.  KBDI has taken bold steps in recent months with an historic airing of 9-11 Press for Truth in June 2009, and 9-11 Blueprint for Truth in August 2009. The interview provides a behind the scenes look at some of the decision making processes which went into selecting this documentary for airing.  See “Viewer Buzz” at KBDI for the many supportive and thankful comments following the program. Download this important episode of Visibility 9-11 here.

Here are some things you can do to help:

1) Contact your local PBS station and provide them a copy of ‘9/11 Press for Truth’ and ‘9/11: Blueprint for Truth.’  Tell them of the great success KBDI Colorado Public Television has had with their pledge drives with these films and suggest that they screen them.

2) Look for an opportunity to volunteer for your local PBS station.

3) Donate anytime to KBDI!


c) Interview with Dr. Frank Legge on his new Pentagon paper

Truth News Radio Australia Interview: Dr. Frank Legge on the Pentagon Attack

Visit our podcast page:

Download the mp3 audio » click here

Tonight we welcome Dr. Frank Legge back to show for an extended discussion on one the most vexed questions about 9/11: what hit the Pentagon?  Dr. Legge has written an important paper on this topic which has been published at the Journal of 9/11 Studies. As Dr. Legge stresses, there are two essential points to note:

  • Nothing should have hit the Pentagon.
  • This implies a stand-down order existed, as appears to be confirmed by Mineta’s testimony to the 9/11 Commission.The authorities could easily show us what hit the Pentagon but they do not.


d) New research videos by David Chandler

South Tower Smoking Guns

South Tower Smoking Guns New
This video narrates a collection of diverse phenomena in the debris cloud of the South Tower that point to explosive demolition.

South Tower Smoking Guns (Follow-up) New
After finding the projectile that turns a sharp corner while trailing white smoke (which I have dubbed the “Angle Rocket”) I looked for it in other videos and found it in several.

See David’s website: 9/11 Speakout


e) Two new essays by Kevin Ryan on demolition access to the WTC

Demolition Access to the World Trade Center Towers: Part One – Tenants

by Kevin R. Ryan
July 9, 2009

Who could have placed explosives in the World Trade Center towers? To answer that question, we should first consider who had access to the buildings, specifically the areas of the buildings that would be relevant to a demolition operation.

Demolition Access To The WTC Towers: Part Two – Security

by Kevin R. Ryan
August 13, 2009

Given the considerable evidence in support of the WTC demolition theory, it is reasonable to ask if Al Qaeda’s reach allowed it to have unlimited and secretive access to the three WTC skyscrapers that were destroyed that day, which were among the most well-secured facilities in the world at the time.


f) New 9/11 News and Discussion Website!

“9/11 Truth News”

A new website about 9/11 truth news and commentary has been created by several activists and members of Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice to provide a safe and productive venue to read, view, debate the news and events of the day about the efforts to expose the truths of the 9/11/01 attack.  Take a look at this brand new website, join up and consider contributing an opinion, news or research piece.  The site will be up soon after the 8th Anniversary.


g) Russia Today Covers 9-11 Truth

Richard Gage and Russia Today reporter at DC AIA Convention

9/11 Truth Still in a Cloud of Smoke?

Watch the video at:
Russia Today


Did Nanothermite Take Down the WTC?

Could the most audacious terrorist attack in history be a “sophisticated masterpiece of demolition”?

Watch the video at:
Russia Today

h) New 9/11 Science Website!

“The Science of 9/11”

This site sets out a series of arguments that explosives were used in controlled demolition. These are backed up by a substantial number of papers, most of which are peer reviewed.

See the new site here:


i) New Book by David Ray Griffin

The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7

Why the Final Official Report about 9/11 is Unscientific and False

“Once again, David Ray Griffin has taken on a complicated piece of the 9/11 story and made it understandable. Whether you are a novice about 9/11 or have been following the inconsistencies of the government’s story closely, you will find Griffin’s new book enlightening.”
—Lorie Van Auken
, widow of Kenneth Van Auken

Read more information here.


j) New DVD of Steven Jones Presentation on Nanothermite

Nanothermite: What in the World is High-Tech Explosive Material Doing in the Dust Clouds Generated on 9/11/2001?

This new DVD contains the dynamic multimedia presentation given by Dr. Jones in Sacramento, CA, on April 30th, 2009 with the follow-up Q & A.

Get the DVD here.

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Recent Member Contributions

The Journal of 9/11 Studies

Volume 26 – July 2009
What Hit the Pentagon?
Dr. Frank Legge

Did the Earth Shake Before the South Tower Hit the Ground?
Prof. Graeme MacQueen

Volume 25 – May 2009
Controlled Demolition at the WTC: An Historical Examination of the Case
Dr. Frank Legge

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8th Anniversary Events

Date: Tuesday September 8th, 2009, at 6:00 pm
City/State: San Francisco, CA
Richard Gage, AIA
Richard Gage will speak at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco.  Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, bringing together its more than 18,000 members for over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy. Programs are also broadcast on the local Bay Area PBS radio station.
Venue: The Commonwealth Club
Location: 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
Get tickets and info here

Date: Friday, September 11, 2009 at noon and 8:00 pm
City/State: Brussels, Belgium
‘UNITED FOR TRUTH’: Gathering and Film Showing
UFT’09 is the third and consecutive annual event demanding an international investigation on the 9/11 attacks and termination of wars and security policies.  United for Truth is a citizen initiative, a European platform – not an organization.  This year there will be two gatherings: Friday 11 September at noon, Arts avenue, in front of the USA Embassy and at 16h Place du Luxembourg, in front of the European Parliament. Then, at 20h, a screening of the movie ‘Zero’, followed by a discussion with the director.

Date: Friday, September 11, 2009, 7:00 AM
City/State: Berkeley, CA
9/11 Truth Freeway Blogging
Location: I-80 Overpass, Addison St, Berkeley, CA  USA
To reach as many people as possible on the anniversary of 9/11, a massive blogging campaign on the I-80.

Date: Friday, September 11, 2009 11:00 AM
City/State: San Francisco, CA
Truth Action
Location: Halliday Plaza, Powell and Market Streets, San Francisco, CA

Date: Friday, September 11, 2009 11:00 AM
City/State: Ultimo, Sydney, NSW Australia
Sydney 9/11 Anniversary Action at ABC Studios Ultimo
Venue: ABC Studios Ultimo
Location: 700 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW Australia
The Sydney 9/11 Truth Action Group will be outside ABC studios all day on 11 September for a media focused campaign adopted and supported by many worldwide, including Dr Jones and Dr Legge. The objective is to get the ABC to fulfill their charter as a tax payer funded broadcaster and cover the real news about 9/11 with special emphasis on the petition from and the recent peer reviewed paper: Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe.
For further details call John Bursill: 0414 878499 or Hereward Fenton: 0415 059675
See the article: and the website:

Date: Friday, September 11, 2009 8:00 PM
City/State: Houston, TX
911 Film Screening — “Steven Jones: ‘Nano-thermite'”
Venue: Havens Center
Location: 1827 W. Alabama, Houston, TX
A cutting-edge educational event.

Date: Friday, September 11th, 2009 5:00 – 10 PM
City/State: Chicago, IL
Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for 9/11 Ground Zero First Responders
Venue: Bethlehem United Church of Christ
Location: 2746 N. Magnolia Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
Food, raffles and prizes, fun, community, and some special guests!  Some raffles and silent auctions include: U2 tickets!!, a piano ($650 value), gift certificates at restaurants such as ‘the Signature Room at the 95th’ (95th floor of the Hancock Center), Olive Garden and Goose Island, Caribou Coffee treats, assortments of beer and wines, $160 valued gift certificate to a hair salon, Art, photography, lots of sports memorabilia, Cubs and Sox tickets, and more..!  All proceeds will go to the Feal Good Foundation.  Over 800 9/11 Ground Zero First Responders have died since 9/11, and over 8,000 need immediate medical assistance.
Entry fee: $7/Adult, $5/Child, $20/Family
See: fealgoodfoundation

Date: Wednesday & Thursday September 9th – 10th, 2009 All Day
City/State: Oakland, California
9/11 Film Festival & Speakers
Venue: The Grand Lake Theater
Location: 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, California
The 5th Annual 9/11 Film Festival is a benefit for the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, and the NYC Coalition for Accountability Now (NYCCAN).  Speakers include Richard Gage, AIA, Dr. David Ray Griffin, Janette MacKinlay, and more.

Date: Saturday September 12th, 2009 3:30 pm
City/State: Keene,NH
Kevin Ryan – The Emerging Science Around the World Trade Center Destructions
Venue: Alumni Recital Hall, Arts Center, Keene State College
Location: 229 Main Street, Keene, NH
A nine table expo will be running in the lobby starting at 2:00 pm with Kevin’s presentation beginning promptly at 4:00 pm. For more information contact Aaron Rothberg at arothberg [at] keene [dot] edu or leave a message at 603-358-2590.

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What Can You Do?

Calling for a Media Focused Protest on 9/11/09!

By John Bursill – Australian Activist and Engineer

What I propose is an all out, all day attempt to get the “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe” paper reported on in the press by demonstrating in front of corporate media facilities worldwide.  With simply the “Thermitic Materials Paper” in one hand and the “9/11 Blueprint for Truth” DVD in the other, we have a completely rational and non-conspiratorial basis to demand that the press investigate the possibility of controlled demolition of the World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7 on 9/11.

See full story here.

Contribute an Essay or Write Content for the Website
If you’ve written a 9/11-related essay or article or letter to the editor which you would like to contribute to the website, please pass it on to us and we will consider it for publication.

Host an Event
Please consider hosting an event featuring members of STJ911 to present a scientific argument of truth of the attacks on 9/11/01. Hosting an event may seem like a daunting task but can be tremendously rewarding both for a local 9/11 group and its community, as well as the movement itself. Several events in 2006 and 2007 were extremely successful and focused on science, were held on university campuses and garnered important news coverage (see: Those who have hosted events involving Scholars members would be glad to give pointers and recommendations for your event. Campuses are one of the best locations for credible educational events.

Participate in the Information War Online
While the mainstream media typically refuses to cover the unanswered questions of 9/11/01, or simply present ad hominem-filled diatribes, dozens of discussion forums all over the Internet are raging in an information war to keep the facts away from the public or distort the ones already available. If you enjoy debate and discussion and are online often, we urge you to get involved on forums and post links and strong arguments to make the case for our work. Many debates are time-wasting, but some are worthwhile, so choose how to spend your time best. Always include links to your favorite websites when you post, using phrases that people are likely to search for in the visible text of your link. This helps the search engine ranking of the page you are linking to.

Participate in the Information War Offline
Letters to the editor, calls to radio shows, emails to representatives, and roadside actions are some of the most important work we can engage in because we take our message directly to the public and our public officials. A single banner on a multi-lane highway for just minutes can be read by thousands of individuals who never get online at all. Participate in an action, letter or call-in and report back on a discussion forum, ours or any of the others.

Edit a 9/11 Page on Wikipedia
Recently, more 9/11 activists have been contributing to Wikipedia and have managed to gain new ground for pages there. Please consider editing one of these pages:

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Thank you,

The STJ911 Committee

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