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1 August 2007
Interview:  Jim Fetzer will be the guest of host Lee
Rayburn, guest host, on Air America (nation-wide)
7-8 PM/CT on (mp3 )

2 August 2007
Interview:  Jim Fetzer will be the guest of host Lee
Rayburn, guest host, on Air America (Madison, WI)
6-8 AM/CT on (mp3 )

3-5 August 2007
Conference: The Science and the Politics of 9/11: What's Controversial,
What's Not.  Kevin Barrett, Jim Marrs, Judy Wood, Jerry Leaphart, Bob
Fitrakis, Morgan Reynolds, Dave von Kleist, Ace Baker, Leuren Moret,  
Alfred Webre, Doug Rokke, and others Location, Madison, WI. Details on  
home page.

Most of the conference was broadcast live over and archived:

Extensive notes of the proceedings were prepared by Kris Knight (transcript).


                     THE MADISON CONFERENCE
                               3-5 August 2007

                   "The Science and the Politics of 9/11:
                      What's Controversial, What's Not?"

Scholars for 9/11 Truth is sponsoring its first conference, which is
on "The Science and the Politics of 9/11:  What's Controversial, What's
Not", from 3-5 August 2007 at the Radisson Madison in Madison, WI.
The purpose of this conference is to provide an opportunity (a) to review
multiple proofs that the "official account" of 9/11 cannot possibly be
true, (b) to explore some of the issues that have generated controversy
in the research community, (c) to afford the opportunity for students
of 9/11 to interact personally with leading investigators, and (d) for the
participants to reflect upon 9/11 in the context of the neo-con agenda.
A final session will be devoted to assessing the state of current research.


This cutting-edge conference boasts thirteen stellar speakers:

ALEXANDER "ACE" BAKER, a music composer and producer, is
currently the co-composer for "American Dragster" on ESPN
and has also been the composer for independent feature films,
such as "Mohave Phone Booth", winner of multiple film festival
awards and scheduled for SHOWTIME.  In scoring for film and
television, Ace works with digital video on a daily basis.  He has
completed a study of television film fakery involving the hit on
the South Tower, which is entitled, "Chopper 5 Composite".

KEVIN BARRETT, Ph.D., the leading 9/11 activist in the
world today, is the author of TRUTH JIHAD, co-editor of
9/11 AND AMERICAN EMPIRE, and the founder of MUJCA-NET,
a society that brings together Christians, Muslims, and
Jews in pursuit of the truth about 9/11.  He will present
an overview about political aspects of 9/11 activism.

JAMES H. FETZER earned his Ph.D. in the history and the
philosophy of science.  A former Marine Corps officer,
he has published 28 books, including, most recently, THE
contributions from eleven experts on different aspects
of the case.  The founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, he
also maintains the society's web site at

BOB FITRAKIS, Political Science Professor at Columbus State
Community College, Columbus, OH, earned his Ph.D. from
Wayne State University and his J.D. from The Moritz College
of Law at Ohio State.  He has published many books, including
DOMINANCE.  An expert on election fraud, he has received
many awards for excellence in investigative journalism.

BARBARA HONEGGER, graduate of the Naval War College master's
program in National Security Decisionmaking and the Senior
Military Affairs Journalist at the Naval Postgraduate School,
the Department of Defense's premiere science, technology, and
national security affairs graduate school, she is the author
of "The Pentagon Attack Papers", which David Ray Griffin has
suggested will "transform the discussion of what happened at
the Pentagon".  The author of OCTOBER SURPRISE, the first book
to expose the origins of Irangate, she was one of two members
of the Ronald Reagan Administration to resign from conscience.

JERRY V. LEAPHART, J.D., is an activist civil rights
trial lawyer and a bar member in New York, New Jersey,
and Connecticut.  He has more than 33 years experience
as a lawyer in both domestic and international areas.
He was the moving force behind the use of the Data
Quality Act to submit Request for Correction to the
NIST, which may lead to shattering the 9/11 cover-up.

JIM MARRS, an investigative journalist and best-selling author,
has published books on many controversial subjects, including
UFOs, secret societies, and the assassination of JFK. CROSSFIRE,
for example, was a primary source for Oliver Stone's "JFK".
His work on 9/11 now includes INSIDE JOB:  UNMASKING THE 9/11
AND THE LOSS OF LIBERTY (co-authored with Barbara Honegger).

LEUREN MORET, an independent radiation specialist, has
worked in 46 countries as a professional geo-scientist.  An
expert witness on DU weaponry at the International Criminal
Tribunal for Afghanistan in Tokyo in 2003, she was recently
appointed an expert witness on DU weaponry for the Canadian
Parliament.  She has published on exotic weapons, including
HAARP, weather-modification, tectonic warfare, mind-control,
4th generation nuclear weapons, and scientific issues related
to 9/11.  She also received a University of California President's
Mentoring Fellowship in the Sciences during her Ph.D. research
on atmospheric dust and the history of the Earth's magnetic field.

MORGAN REYNOLDS, Ph.D., Economics Professor Emeritus at
Texas A&M University and former Chief Economist in the
Department of Labor in the Bush Administration, he has
also served as Director of the Criminal Justice Center
at the National Center for Policy Analysis, Dallas, TX.
The author of six books, he has taken a leading role in
studies that support the conclusion that no big planes
crashed on 9/11.  He has a web site at

DOUG ROKKE, Ph.D., former Director, U.S. Army Depleted
Uranium Project, earned his B.S. in physics at Western Illinois
and his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics and technology education
the University of Illinois.  He has taught undergraduate and
graduate courses in environmental science, environmental
engineering, nuclear physics, and emergency management, and
served as a staff physicist at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign for 19 years.  His military career spanned
four decades, including combat duty in Vietnam and Gulf War I.

DAVE VON KLEIST was among the first to spot problems with
the videos of the planes hitting the South Tower, which were
featured in his documentary on 9/11, "In Plane Site".  He co-
hosts "The Power Hour" with Joyce Riley, which can be accessed
at  An outstanding activist and researcher
who has been instrumental in focusing attention on the planes,
his latest DVD, "9/11:  Ripple Effect", has just now been released.

ALFRED WEBRE, J.D., M.Ed., author, lawyer, futurist, peace activist,
environmental activist, and space activist who promotes the ban of
space weapons, was a co-architect of the Space Preservation Treaty
and of the Space Preservation Act, which was introduced to the U.S.
Congress by Representative Dennis Kucinich and is endorsed by more
than 270 non-governmental organizations worldwide. Webre is a judge
on the Kuala Lumpur International War Crimes Tribunal and is the
International Director of the Institute for Cooperation in Space.
He is co-author of the 9/11 Independent Prosecutor Act, and author
and Leuren Moret have proposed a Citizens 9/11 War Crimes Tribunal.

JUDY WOOD, Ph.D., may be the most qualified scientist studying
9/11 in the world.  She holds a B.S. in civil engineering, an
M.S. in engineering mechanics, and a Ph.D. in materials
engineering science.  A former professor of mechanical
engineering at Clemson University, Dr. Wood has done
pioneering research on the destruction of the WTC and
maintains a web site at, which is the
most important research web site in the 9/11 community.


The Science and the Politics of 9/11: What's Controversial, What's Not
3-5 August 2007, Madison, WI

The conference will be held at the Radisson Hotel Madison,
517 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison, WI 53719.  Information about
the hotel may be located on-line at

The hotel provides complimentary breakfasts, has a pool and
exercise room, with very nice accommodations.  The rooms run $99 per night.
Registration, including two lunches, will run $125.


FRIDAY, 3 August 2007

7-10 PM, Registration

SATURDAY, 4 August 2007

7-9 AM, Registration


Jim Fetzer, Scholars, Dave von Kleist and Barbara
Honegger, Independent Scholars, Kevin Barrett, MUJCA

Noon-1 PM:  Deli Sandwich, Soup, and Salad Buffet


Judy Wood, Scholars, and Bob Fitrakis, Independent Scholar,


Jerry Leaphart, Morgan Reynolds, Judy Wood, Scholars

6-8 PM:  Dinner on your own on the town


Doug Rokke, Military Expert, Leuren Moret and Alfred Webre,
Independent Scholars

SUNDAY, 5 August 2007


Morgan Reynolds, Scholars, Ace Baker, Scholars,
and Doug Rokke, Military Expert


Jim Marrs, Scholars, Dave von Kleist and Barbara
Honegger, Independent Scholars, Jim Fetzer, Scholars

1 PM-2 PM:  Hot Lunch Buffet, Closing Remarks

The conference will be limited to 150 participants.
The program ends early on Sunday for afternoon flights.
The hotel has a limo service to the Dane County/Madison Airport.


Rooms at the conference rate are only guaranteed
until 13 July and thereafter depend upon availability.
And you must register in order to reserve your room.

To register, send a check to Scholars for 9/11 Truth,
800 Violet Lane, Oregon, WI 53575.  Please contact Jim Fetzer,
Program Chair, if you have any suggestions or recommendations.

This is the conference of the year, which pushes the envelope
of scientific research in a concerted effort to finally figure
out what actually happened on 9/11.  You don't want to miss it!


James H. Fetzer
Scholars for 9/11 Truth
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There is an important logical difference between refuting a theory,
such as the official account, and discovering how these things were
done.  The piece, "Why doubt 9/11?", archived on,
for example, offers about two dozen proofs that the government's
account is not only provably false but, in crucial respects, even
violates laws of physics, of engineering and of aerodynamics.  It
follows that the official theory is "just fine" as long as you are
willing to believe impossible things!  That's all it demands of us.

Figuring out how these things were done is another matter entirely.
The leading account of how this was done involves appealing to two
chemical "cutter charges" known as thermite and thermate, which is
the hypothesis advanced by Steven Jones.  Unfortunately, the case
he has made for this approach appears to be weak from the point of
view of scientific inquiry.  The growing realization that thermite/
thermate are most unlikely to be able to explain what happened has
led me to encourage the study of unconventional alternative causes.

Indeed, conventional explosives seem to be inadequate to account for
the breadth and depth of damage to the Twin Towers, much less to the
World Trade Center as a whole, which included four other buildings
beyond the North and South Towers and WTC-7, which appears to have
been taken down by a classic controlled demolition.  The towers, by
comparison, appear to have been destroyed?largely pulverized?by
means of a novel form of top-down demolition.  References below.

In addition to the modes of destruction of the WTC, attention will focus
on television video fakery in the coverage of the impact of the Boeing
767s that are presumed to have hit the Twin Towers.  The existence
of examples of video fakery appears to be extensive and raises both
fascinating and difficult questions about what actually hit the towers.
Could there have been real plane crashes and video fakery, too, which
was intended to conceal features of the planes or their impacts?  The
conference will explore video fakery and what happened and why.


The Science of 9/11 with Judy Wood and Morgan Reynolds
2 January 2007, "The Dynamic Duo", Jim Fetzer, host

Jim Fetzer, On Scientific Method and 9/11 Research (audio)
"The Dynamic Duo", 17 May 2007, Part 1 , Part 2
AKA "The Manipulation of the 9/11 Community" (transcript)

Stephen Phillips, A Critique of Steve Jones "new paper"
[Editor's note:  The author is a theoretical physicist
specializing in superstring and brane theory, who is the
author of three books and a former university lecturer.]

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