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Four of the West’s Boldest Dissidents Gather in London for July 14th “Debunking the War on Terror” Symposium 

The forthcoming “Debunking the War on Terror” symposium in London brings together four of the most outspoken and eloquent challengers to the Zio-American imperial order that has emerged post-September 11th. While most of the left and antiwar movements have chosen to remain “loyal opposition,” each of these four individuals has gone one step further, by challenging the very roots of the mainstream Western consensus and accepting the physical, professional or intellectual exile that ensues. If the consensus is starting to shift, it is due in large part to such bold challenges as these.

Kenneth O’Keefe, the symposium’s Master of Ceremonies, renounced his US citizenship and left the USA after the events of September 11th and the ensuing US wars of aggression. He organized the human shield project, an attempt to prevent Bush’s attack on Iraq by placing US and European volunteers beside likely bombing targets. More recently, he has gained broad media exposure for his defense of the humanitarian aid ship the Mavi Marmara–he was “directly involved in disarming two Israeli commandos” on that ship–and subsequent brutalization by Israeli authorities.

Gilad Atzmon, who will be speaking on “From Promised Land to Promised Planet: Zionism and Neoconservatism,” is an outspoken opponent of Zionism and highly critical voice of Jewish identity politics. An Israeli-born British jazz saxophonist, his album “Exile” was the BBC’s “jazz album of the year” in 2003. He is also an acclaimed novelist and political essayist whose views on Zionism, empire and resistance provocatively challenge the boundaries of what passes for polite Western discourse.

Dr. Kevin Barrett, one of America’s best-known critics of the “war on terror,” has been blacklisted by the University of Wisconsin since 2007 due to his political views. A Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, he is the author of Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie (2007) and of Questioning the War on Terror (2009/2010) as well as the lead editor (with theologian John Cobb and Jewish Studies professor Sandra Lubarsky) of 9/11 & American Empire Vol. II: Christians, Jews, and Muslims Speak Out (2007; Arabic version 2009). He will address, “Islam, Neoconservatism, and the Unwarranted ‘War on Terror'”.

Dr. James Fetzer, Distinguished McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth, is the founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, a non-partisan association of faculty, students, and scholars, in fields as diverse as history, science, military affairs, psychology, and philosophy, dedicated to exposing falsehoods and to revealing truths behind 9/11. Scholars was the first 9/11 research society to make an impact on public discussion about the events of 9/11. The Scholars’ first book, The 9/11 Conspiracy (2007) and DVD, The Science and Politics of 9/11 (2007), provide evidence of a conspiracy and cover-up, which was designed and executed to manipulate the American people into supporting illegal wars and unconstitutional measures out of the fear those atrocities induced. He will address, “Are wars in Iraq and Afghanistan justified by 9/11?”

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Please come and participate and forward to all:

RE:  “Debunking the ‘War on Terror’:  Three Perspectives”
        14th July 2010, 6:30-9:30 PM, Friends House, Euston Road opposite Euston Station

 Participants will analyze three different rationales that have been advanced to justify wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan to ascertain whether they are true or false.

The event will be held in The Large Meeting Hall of Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London.  Friends House is on the south side of Euston Road directly opposite Euston Station (BR main line, Victoria and Northern underground lines).  The doors will open at 6 PM.  Admission is £5 on the door.

For more information, visit  You may also contact Declan and Lola Heavey, in London.


  1. Kevin, Mr O'Keefe may be one of the few human beings alive today to exceed your passion. He just ripped into the BBC Hardline host with no apologies and zero loss of control. Mr. O'Keefe is as dynamic as they come and very articulate for an ex-Marine. I didn't think such individuals were stll around! I hope you fill us in on what appears to be an exciting affair in the U.K. Hats off to you. Maybe, it's the Irish?

  2. Anonymous

    Wendy Campbell congratulates Jim Fetzer on organizing the conference:


    I am just so thankful for activists such as you, Gilad, Kevin, and Kenneth O'Keefe, and the fact that you are converging many of the various aspects of the Zio-American War Monster that We the People must rise up and stop in its tracks.

    As I see it, there are many aspects to confronting the Zio-American War
    Monster, and just like the parable about the blind man feeling the different parts of the elephant, all the parts of the Zio-War Monster must be acknowledged and confronted in order to fight the Monster head on.

    As I see it, the various parts of the evil War Monster include:

    #1) Zionism, a racist, land-stealing, murderous ideology — Zionism must be
    delegitimized entirely, just as Nazism has been.

    #2 ) Israel as the physical expression of the ideology of Zionism — the Jewish supremacist state of "Israel" must be dismantled just like the
    apartheid regime of South Africa was dismantled, in much the same way and
    manner, beginning with a Truth and Reconciliation Council, as in So. Africa,
    and culminating in replacing the Zionist regime with a truly democratic government where all have exactly the same rights under the law regardless of religion, race, creed, ethnicity, country of origin, gender, etc.

    #3) And the Palestinian refugees' Right to Return must be recognized and faciliated by the world and the UN, with reparations from the US, Israelis and Jews in the diaspora, and England and all the countries that voted for
    the Jewish supremacist state of IsraHELL in the first place in 1948.

    #4) Jews who live in the NEW country of Palestine-Israel who cannot abide by
    the new truly democratic government of Palestine-Israel will be invited to
    leave as peacefully as possible and the many various rich Jewish philanthropist organizations and individuals throughout the world will help them relocate if necesssary to countries where their relatives and friends
    live or any country that was involved in helping to legitimize IsraHELL in the first place in 1948.

    #5) The story of the USS Liberty must not be covered up in mainstream media or schools any longer. And Israelis /Jews involved shall pay reparation to the individual families involved who were damaged by the attack.

    #6) Of course, a true investigation of the 9-11 attacks by concerned Americans who really want the Truth about 9-11 will need to take place, with forensic evidence, etc., and NO stone unturned, which includes a thorough
    and complete and public investigation of the obvious Israeli connection to 9-11 AND the subsequent immoral US "war on terror" which is really a "war OF terror". All those involved with the cooking up the false allegations that
    led to taking the US into war in the Middle East after 9-11 must be interrogated and punished as necessary with prison, etc., for their treacherous crimes against humanity.

    #7) The US media monopolies need to be broken up and affirmative action mustnbe applied. Right now, you might as well call it "jewsmedia" instead of newsmedia, since it is completely dominated by Jews who spoonfeed Israeli and Zionist propaganda to Americans day in and day out. Joel Stein of the LA
    Times spells out the Truth about who controls the US media. He even names the names. The only thing he is concerned about is that Jews keep on dominating US media.

  3. Kevin, I am most curious about the Israeli claims that the commandos that stormed the Peace Flotilla were 'armed' with paintball guns. Please promise to talk to Ken and write of what he has to say about it.

  4. Anonymous

    Please post a website where we might listen to the presentations.

  5. It was a fantastic event — great mix of personalities and views! I'll be posting a link to the video when it's available, hopefully in less than a week.

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