Friday, April 20, 2007

Deconstructing Deceit: 9/11, the Media, and Misinformation

Saturday, April 21st, 1:00 to 5:00 PM
"Deconstructing Deceit: 9/11, the Media, and Misinformation"

Berkeley City College
2050 Center St., Berkeley, CA

An afternoon colloquium on recent historical public perception management, information control, and propaganda surrounding the events of September 11, 2001. The two sessions will focus on media coverage and misinformation around 9/11 issues with examples of case studies concerning the destruction of the WTC towers and Building 7. See link here for more info or here for a poster of the event.

Proceedings:

Session One - History and Context: A conversation between BCC history instructor Mickey S. Huff, MA, and KPFA's Guns and Butter host Bonnie Faulkner on the weaponization of information in U.S. history and media misinformation and alternative coverage on 9/11 issues;

Session Two - Case Studies and Misinformation: Architect Richard Gage, AIA, and research scientist Jim Hoffman, MFA, will focus on the role of media perception management and misinformation in cementing the official narrative of the 9/11 attack underlying the War on Terror -- particularly regarding the destruction of three WTC skyscrapers. Gage will present factual evidence challenging media and government reports on the "collapse" of the buildings while Hoffman will analyze various official accounts of misinformation and perception management.

Q&A will follow each session. Critical thinking is highly encouraged.

The event is part of the History of U.S. Media class for BCC's Global Studies Program and is sponsored by Project Censored, KPFA's Guns and Butter, SF911Truth, Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth, and Scholars for 911 Truth and Justice. The event is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible.

Contact: mythinfo@mac.com

Participants:
Bonnie Faulkner, producer and host of Guns & Butter, a one-hour public affairs program that is broadcast every Wednesday from1:00pm to 2:00pm on Pacifica's KPFA Radio in Berkeley, 94.1FM. The program regularly analyzes the events of September 11th, 2001 as a pretext for permanent war, including the phony war on terror, and the rationale for the emergence of a militarized police state. Guns & Butter regularly covers in-depth analysis of geopolitics, capitalism, war and state sponsored terror, in addition to programming on other subjects including Africa, China, genetic engineering, etc. Prior to joining KPFA, she was a co-producer of Project Censored's monthly public affairs radio documentary, "For The Record." (www.gunsandbutter.net)

Richard Gage, AIA, has been an architect for 20 years and has designed numerous fire-protected steel-framed buildings. He is employed with a San Francisco Bay Area architecture firm currently performing Construction Administration for a new local $120M High School campus. He became interested in the 9/11 WTC high-rise “Collapses” after hearing the startling conclusions of a reluctant 9/11 researcher, David Ray Griffin, on KPFA radio in May of 2006 which changed his life radically and launched his own unyielding quest for 9/11 Truth, and inspired him to found the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (www.ae911truth.org).

Jim Hoffman, MFA, has been researching the September 11, 2001 attack since the spring of 2003, when he began creating the now-acclaimed 9-11 Research website. On September 11, 2003, Hoffman gave the first in a series of talks, The Twin Towers' Demolition, exposing the fraudulence of the official collapse investigations and providing direct evidence of demolition. A software developer by profession, Hoffman performed pioneering work in mathematical visualization and has co-authored articles in Science and Macromolecules for work in polymer science. (http://911research.wtc7.net/)

Mickey S. Huff, MA, is adjunct faculty in history and critical thinking at Berkeley City College, Chabot College, and Diablo Valley College. He is co-director of the alternative polling group Retropoll (www.retropoll.org) and a Community Evaluator for Project Censored. He has been teaching the course “America, 9/11, and the War on Terror: Foreign/Domestic Policy, Media, and Propaganda” as part of critical thinking in history classes for the past 4 years as well as “History of U.S. Media.” Most recently, he has participated at a number of conferences on 9/11 issues including "Lifting the Fog: The Scientific Method applied to the World Trade Center Disaster;" Project Censored Annual Media Accountability Conference on “Suppression of Information and Post-9/11 Invasions;” ACME Coalition Conference, Champlain College in Burlington, VT, "Facing the Media Crisis: Media Education for Reform, Justice, and Democracy;" and at St. Mary's College public lecture series

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