American Empire and the Commonwealth of God



American Empire and the Common wealth of God

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American Empire and the Commonwealth of God

"This is an enormously urgent and important book. It suggests how all the religious traditions can-and must-contribute to an unprecedented civilizational transformation. I plan to use it in my own teaching and to commend it to everyone I know."- Harvey Cox, Harvard Divinity School

"A scathing critique of the aims, policies, impact, and pretensions of the American Empire. While their criticisms may be familiar to some readers, it is their alternative futures that offer such a practical and morally compelling alternative to the disaster that looms ahead. Anyone concerned about the future of American world leadership must read this book." - Joseph C. Hough Jr., President and William E. Dodge Professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary, New York

Four distinguished scholars here level a powerful critique of the rapid expansion of the emerging American empire and its oppressive and destructive political, military, and economic policies. Arguing that a global Pax Americana is internationally disastrous, the authors demonstrate how America's imperialism inevitably leads to rampant irreversible ecological devastation, expanding military force for imperialistic purposes, and a grossly inequitable distribution of goods-all leading to the diminished well-being of human communities.

David Ray Griffin is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Theology at Claremont School of Theology, Professor of Religion Emeritus at Claremont Graduate University, and Codirector of the Center for Process Studies. He is the author of the popular bestsellers The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 and The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions.

John B. Cobb Jr. has held many positions, including Ingraham Professor of Theology at the Claremont School of Theology; Avery Professor at the Claremont Graduate School; Fullbright Professor at the University of Mainz; and Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt, Harvard, and Chicago Divinity Schools.

Richard A. Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Emeritus, at Princeton University. Falk is an honorary member of the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law and a member of the editorial boards of The Nation and The Progressive.

Catherine Keller is Professor of Constructive Theology in the Theological and Graduate Schools of Drew University.

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Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11

A Call to Reflection and Action


Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11

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Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11

"WARNING: If, like most Americans calling themselves Christian, you prefer the comfort of acquiescing to the official version of 9/11 and the imperial wars it facilitated, DROP THIS BOOK NOW. But if you are open to the grace of honest inquiry and the risk of following the historical Jesus in confronting the evils of empire, this rigorously argued book is a MUST READ." - Ray McGovern, CIA veteran analyst now with Tell the Word, a project of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour, Washington, D.C.

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9/11 & American Empire, Volume 1

Intellectuals speak out

911 & American Empire V1

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9/11 & American Empire, Volume 1

Practically from the moment the dust settled in New York and Washington after the attacks of September 11, a movement has grown of survivors, witnesses, and skeptics who have never quite been able to accept the official story. When theologian David Ray Griffin turned his attention to this topic in his book The New Pearl Harbor (2003), he helped give voice to a disquieting rumble of critiques and questions from many Americans and people around the world about the events of that day. Were the military and the FAA really that incompetent? Were our intelligence-gathering agencies really in the dark about such a possibility? In short, how could so much go wrong at once, in the world's strongest and most technologically sophisticated country?
Both the government and the mainstream media have since tried to portray the 9/11 truth movement as led by people who can be dismissed as "conspiracy theorists" able to find an outlet for their ideas only on the internet. This volume, with essays by intellectuals from Europe and North America, shows this caricature to be untrue. Coming from different intellectual disciplines as well as from different parts of the world, these authors are united in the conviction that the official story about 9/11 is a huge deception manufactured to extend imperial control at home and abroad.

Contributors include Richard Falk, Daniele Ganser, David Ray Griffin, Steven E. Jones, Karin Kwiatkowski, John McMurtry, Peter Phillips, Morgan Reynolds, Kevin Ryan, Peter Dale Scott, Ola Tunander.

About the Author
Peter Dale Scott is a former Canadian diplomat and professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book is Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina. His next book is entitled The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America. A poet, he was a winner in 2002 of the Lannan Poetry Award.

9/11 & American Empire, Volume 2

Muslims, Jews, and Christians Speak Out


911 & American Empire V2

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9/11 & American Empire, Volume 2

Inspired by David Ray Griffin's internationally acclaimed book The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11, this anthology presents a variety of perspectives on 9/11 and empire from authors who identify with one of the major Abrahamic traditions. Co-edited by a major Christian theologian (John Cobb), a Jewish scholar (Sandra Lubarsky), and a Muslim scholar (Kevin Barrett), the book features essays by 9/11 revisionists and activists alongside those of noted writers and scholars, including several of the leading religious intellectuals of our time. The writers offer reflections on 9/11 and empire informed by the moral principles of their religious traditions as well as by the obligation to engage in thoughtful dialogue with those of other traditions. While the question of of the Bush administration's and Us military and intelligence leaders' possible complicity in 9/11- and the moral implications of facing that possibility-is at the forefront of the book's agenda, it also addresses the way 9/11 has been used to expand the US empire's "global domination project"-raising profound moral questions that confront all of us, whatever our views on 9/11 complicity and whatever our faith, worldview, or national/ethnic identification.

Contributors include Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, Kevin Barrett, Faiz Khan, Enver Masud, Yasmin Ahmed, Tamar Frankiel, Roger Gottlieb, Marc Ellis, Sandra Lubarsky, Rabbi Michael Lerner, John Cobb, David Ray Griffin, Carter Heyward, Catherine Keller, and Rosemary Radford Ruether.


9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA

Answers to the "unanswered questions of 9/11"!


Synthetic Terror

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9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA.

Forthright, erudite and eloquent, Webster Griffin Tarpley answers the "unanswered questions of 9/11" and the non (sen)sequiturs of the government's conspiracy theory, showing how this kind of inside job actually works. He puts 9/11 in its real context of great power conflict and the ruling oligarchy.


Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11


The New Pearl Harbor

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Taking to heart the classic idea that those who benefit from a crime ought to be investigated, here the eminent theologian David Ray Griffin sifts through the evidence about the attacks of 9/11--stories from the mainstream press, reports from abroad, the work of other researchers, and the contradictory words of members of the Bush administration themselves--and finds that, taken together, they cast serious doubt on the official story of that tragic day.

He begins with simple questions: Once radio contact was lost with the flights, why weren't jets immediately sent up ("scrambled") from the nearest military airport, something that according to the FAA's own manual is routine procedure? Why did the administration's story about scrambling jets change in the days following he attacks? The disturbing questions don't stop there: they emerge from every part of the story, from every angle, until it is impossible not to suspect the architects of the official story of enormous deception.

A teacher of ethics and theology, Griffin writes with compelling logic, urging readers to draw their own conclusions from the evidence. The New Pearl Harbor is a stirring call for a thorough investigation into what happened on 9/11. It rings with the conviction that it is still possible to search for the truth in American political life.




An Analysis of the September 11th Attack

By Eric Hufschmid- Also in German, translated by MirkoBalke


Painful Questions English Edition

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Painful Questions German Edition

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This book has the color photos, diagrams, and the analysis to show that the World Trade Center towers and Building 7 were demolished with explosives that were placed in the buildings in preparation for the 9-11 attack.

This book is being used by people around the world to support the accusation that the US Government was the primary conspirator in the 9-11 attack.

If you believe Osama bin Laden attacked us without our government's assistance, why not find the flaws in this book, put these accusations to rest, and help restore America's credibility?

If you already believe the attack was conducted by the U.S. government, this book will help you educate your fellow citizens on the unbelievable corruption in our world.

From the Author
Even people who refuse to believe that our government was involved in the 9-11 attack have found this book intriguing. So what you got to lose? Why not learn about the attack and see if you can figure out what happened?

From the Publisher
Large paperback book, 8.5 by 11 inches, on high-quality, coated paper for excellent reproduction of color photos.

Eine Herausforderung an den kritischen Verstand!

Wie konnte WTC-Gebäude 7 am Abend des Anschlags zu einem kleinen Trümmerhaufen zusammenfallen?

In Eric Hufschmids Buch „Painful Questions“ werden verdächtige Aspekte der September-Anschläge und die darauf folgende Antwort der US-Regierung diskutiert.

Können Sie sinnvolle Antworten auf die Fragen dieses Buches geben? Bis heute hat niemand zu diesen äußerst schmerzhaften Fragen Stellung genommen. Die Unfähigkeit auf diese Fragen zu antworten, lässt die Vermutung zu, dass es sich um eine Inszenierung handle. Oder haben das Militär, das Pentagon und sämtliche Nachrichtendienste einfach nur versagt?

Wie auch immer die Antwort sein mag, wir haben auf jeden Fall ein Problem:

Entweder mit einer inkompetenten amerikanischen Regierung oder mit korrupten Politikern, die nicht davor zurückschrecken, die Menschen ihres eigenen Landes zu ermorden.


NEW: The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions And Distortions

An Analysis of the September 11th Attack

by David Ray Griffin


9/11 Commission Report - Omissions and Distortions

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Under the magnifying glass of David Ray Griffin, eminent theologian and author of The New Pearl Harbor , the 9/11 report appears very shabby. In fact, there are holes in the places where detail ought to be thickest: Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld has given three different stories of what he was doing the morning of September 11, and that the Commission combines two of them and ignores eyewitness reports to the contrary! Acting Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Myers, saw the first tower hit on TV, and then went into a meeting, where he remained unaware of what was happening for the next 40 minutes! The Commission reports, that the FAA did not inform military that the fourth airplane appeared to have been hijacked-contrary to both common sense and the word of FAA employees! The 9/11 Report fails to mention even in a footnote the serious allegations made by Colleen Rowley, FBI whistleblower and Time person of the year?

David Ray Griffin's critique of the Kean-Zelikow report makes clear that our nation's highest leaders have lied according to eyewitness reports, research, and the dictates of common sense. The Commission charged with the task of investigating all of the facts surrounding 9/11 has succeeded in obscuring, rather than unearthing, the truth.

"It is rather more to bring closure than to investigate the anomalies surrounding the event. For the dominant media in the US they have largely succeeded. All the more reason why it is important that its failure even to mention these anomalies not go unnoticed. For those who still seek the truth and hope for a serious investigation of the facts, Griffin's careful analysis of the report is essential reading." -- John B. Cobb, Jr., Professor of Theology, Emeritus, Claremont School of Theology

"Through an incisive and carefully documented review, David Ray Griffin skillfully refutes the findings of the 9/11 Commission and questions the official 'bipartisan' account of what happened. He shows how the dramatic events of September 11 were used by the Bush Administration, through media disinformation, to mislead public opinion, with a view to justifying the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq under the banner of the global Centre for Research on Globalization/Universityof Ottawa.

"Once again, a President of the United States reluctantly appointed a commission to investigate a calamitous event in American history and once again, a commission created more questions than it provided answers. David Ray Griffin's latest book amply explains why the 9/11 Commission can now be placed in the same category as the Warren and Tower Commissions as dissemblers and varnishers of the truth." -- Wayne Madsen, syndicated columnist, investigative journalist

"In this masterful sequel to The New Pearl Harbor, David Ray Griffin unveils a disparity between official 9/11 "spin" and independently researched 9/11 fact so glaring as to suggest the possibility of a constitutional crisis unlike anything our country has ever known. In this new study, as in its predecessor, he simply details the hard, cold evidence that seriously--and alarmingly--challenges the independence, impartiality, and thoroughness of the 9/11 Commission. For anyone serious about combating terrorism, let alone upholding constitutional democracy, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, is a must read." --Burns H. Weston, Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus, The University of Iowa

"This is a painstaking and devastating demolition of the lies transmitted by The 9/11 Commission Report, and also the new lies invented by it in an effort to reconcile the government1s impossible chronologies. Time after time, David Ray Griffin uses credible eyewitness accounts to refute the Report1s methods and allegations, particularly with respect to the stand-down and shoot-down orders issued on that infamous September 11 and the attack on the Pentagon. Those concerned with preserving our Republic in these troubled times should pay particular attention to his focus on the disturbing behavior of the core group who appear on that day to have misdirected the defenses of our country. In the coming national debate over 9/11, Griffin1s book will strengthen the cause of those who believe that the best defense for democracy is not blind fealty to leaders, but the truth."--Peter Dale Scott, author of Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina.


NEW: The Great Conspiracy

The 9/11 News Special You Never Saw


The Great Conspiracy

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THE GREAT CONSPIRACY: The 9/11 News Special You Never Saw is a 70-minute sequel to The Great Deception, a ground-breaking 44-minute video also by Barrie Zwicker.

He was the first mainstream journalist in the world to go on air (in January 2002) and ask hard questions about the official story of 9/11. The Great Deception is a compilation of his series of seven commentaries on 9/11. In The Great Conspiracy, Zwicker updates and expands his critique. He analyses the use of fear to befuddle the public. He deconstructs the so-called “war on terrorism.” He examines in depth the failure of the military on 9/11 and George Bush’s highly inappropriate behavior that day. He finds the 9/11 Commission to be a total cover-up operation.

Throughout, he analyses the role of the mainstream media as complicit in keeping the public massively misinformed and befuddled. And he suggests what we can do. Those who have seen both works find them complementary

Barrie Zwicker is an independent documentary producer and social and political activist. His latest work is THE GREAT CONSPIRACY: The 9/11 News Special You Never Saw, on DVD, soon on VHS. Its world premiere was Sept. 9th at Symphony Space in New York City; its Canadian premiere at Toronto’s Bloor Cinema Sept. 11th. The Great Conspiracy was enthusiastically received at both premieres.

He was Director of the International Citizens’ Inquiry Into 9/11, held in Toronto May 25-30 May 2004, at University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall. It featured 40 presenters from three continents. He sparked the citizens’ inquiry which he first proposed in late October 2003. The inquiry organization, Skeptics’ Inquiry For Truth (SIFT) was incorporated in January 2004 and continues as an educational and activist group.

Prior to December 2003, Zwicker was resident regular media critic (the only such in Canada) for 15 years with Vision TV, Canada’s only independent not-for-profit TV channel. Vision TV is available in more than 8-million Canadian homes via cable and DTH satellite.


NEW:Crossing the Rubicon

The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil


Crossing the Rubicon

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The attacks of September 11, 2001 were accomplished through an amazing orchestration of logistics and personnel. Crossing the Rubicon discovers and identifies key suspects - finding some of them in the highest echelons of American government - by showing how they acted in concert to guarantee that the attacks produced the desired result.

Crossing the Rubicon is unique not only for its case-breaking examination of 9/11, but for the breadth and depth of its world picture - an interdisciplinary analysis of petroleum, geopolitics, narco-traffic, intelligence and militarism - without which 9/11 cannot be understood.

The US manufacturing sector has been mostly replaced by speculation on financial data whose underlying economic reality is a dark secret. Hundreds of billions of dollars in laundered drug money flow through Wall Street each year from opium and coca fields maintained by CIA-sponsored warlords and US-backed covert paramilitary violence. America's global dominance depends on a continually turning mill of guns, drugs, oil and money. Oil and natural gas - the fuels that make economic growth possible - are subsidized by American military force and foreign lending.

In reality, 9/11 and the resulting "War on Terror" are parts of a massive authoritarian response to an emerging economic crisis of unprecedented scale. Peak Oil - the beginning of the end for our industrial civilization - is driving the elites of American power to implement unthinkably draconian measures of repression, warfare and population control. Crossing the Rubicon is more than a story. It is a map of the perilous terrain through which, together and alone, we are all now making our way.

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