Another 9/11 anniversary passes and still our government stands by the official version of what happened. The current president has even gone so far to connect 9/11 truthers to holocaust deniers. I don’t see the truth coming out any time soon. In Oakland, the 9/11 film festival was a two day event this year, and once again the best work seems to be coming from overseas. Featured films included 7/7 Ripple Effect (from the BBC), Kill the Messenger (France), The New American Century (Italy), and Anthrax War which was made by two americans (Bob Coen and Eric Nadler), but they had to get production funding from a french company. By the way, Anthrax War has a companion book called Dead Silence and I would recommend it to anyone concerned about the billions of dollars spent every year in america for “bio-defense”. It’s hard enough to get people to turn out for 9/11 truth here in the “liberal” bay area. It’s even harder when you live in the deep south, like our intrepid reporter W.C. Moore. His report is included later in this newsletter. Project Censored has released another of their Top 25 Lists. We have the links for you to make it easy. Congrats to Monkey from Pirate Cat Radio for his recent marriage and glowing commendation from the San Francisco City Council. He has also invented something called a Bacon Maple Latte, which seems to be getting very popular. I’d also like to salute everyone at FCC Free Radio for raising the jolly roger antenna and thanks to everyone who came out for the Berkeley Liberation Radio tenth anniversary party. As always, your support is appreciated! -Paul Griffin (for the AMPB)
FCC to propose 'Net neutrality' rules
The head of the FCC plans to propose new rules that would prohibit Internet service providers from interfering with the free flow of information and certain applications over their networks. The proposals would uphold a pledge Barack Obama made during the presidential campaign to support Internet neutrality and would bar Internet service providers such as Verizon Communications Inc., Comcast Corp. or AT&T Inc., from slowing or blocking certain services or content flowing through their vast networks. Without strict rules ensuring Net neutrality, consumer watchdogs fear the communications companies could interfere with the transmission of content, such as TV shows delivered over the Internet, that compete with services the ISPs offer, like cable television. Internet providers have opposed regulations that would inhibit the way they control their networks.
Praise for the Pirates
Pirate Cat Radio has been the main pirate radio station broadcasting in San Francisco since San Francisco Liberation Radio was stormed by the Feds. A cafe and pirate radio studio, Pirate Cat Radio stands proudly on the corner of 21st and Florida in the Mission District. Local commercial radio is mostly a bad joke, run from corporations in other cities who choose the programming. Many radio show hosts don't live or haven't even been to San Francisco. College radio and pirate radio helps us all breathe a sigh of relief with local programming and live local DJs. Almost as cool as pirate radio is local government support. Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi visited the cafe and radio studio to present a certificate of highest recommendation for outstanding service to San Francisco. Take that FCC. For the station's founder and manager and the 50+ volunteers who keep the station running with fine programming, it's a welcome pat on the tushie from our local government. Congrads Pirate Cat Radio. Thank you San Francisco. Here's the words from the cert: "The Board of Supervisors of the city and county of San Francisco hereby issues and, and authorizes the execution of, this certificate of honor in appreciative public recognition of distinction and merit for outstanding service to a significant portion of the people of the city and county of San Francisco. Pirate Cat Radio, in recognition of your trailblazing efforts towards freeing the airwaves from corporate control, providing the community with training in radio broadcast skills, empowering voices ignored by traditional media outlets; and contributing to the advancement of the City's coffee culture through the unique creations of baristas of the Pirate Cat Radio Cafe; the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco, extends its highest commendation!"
FALL OFFENSIVE CALENDAR
September 30th, Wednesday 7 P.M.
“Time for a new economic system”, speakers discuss alternatives to war economy.
Presenting Earl Gilman, Gerald Smith BLR 104.1FM, and others. Refreshments provided. Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley
October 1st ,Thursday, 7 PM.
“ Poetry of Protest”, Local poets present work focused on the realities of war and
the current state of Americas Healthcare failures. Featuring Soul of BLR 104.1 FM, Katy Stuck, Bob Randolph and The CHAIRMAN. Open mike to follow. Café’ Mediterranean, Telegraph Ave. Berkeley. Between Dwight and Haste Streets.
October 2nd , Friday, 7 PM. ‘Single Payer Healthcare Not War’ Speakers’ Forum
and open mike at CODY’S PLAZA on Telegraph Ave. at Haste, Berkeley. With Michael
Delacour and Councilman Kriss Worthington.
October 3rd , Saturday, 1-5 P.M.
FREE Concert in the PEOPLE’S PARK, featuring world renowned Rhythm & Blues Artist Mr. JACKIE PAYNE, Dennis Wilmerth of the “Roving Tars”, and presenting Jada Simone, BLR 104.1 FM DJ and singer extrordinaire, Local Hip Hop artists GLOBAL
CULTURE and Yukon Hannibal, BLR DJ and Performance Artist.
Monday, October 5th, 11 AM to 2 PM. Political Rally with Live Music, gathering at
University Ave. and Martin Luther King Blvd. Supporting ‘Single Payer Health Care
Promoting 911 Truth in the bible belt
by W.C. Moore
After having worked as an associative sponsor and host of the San Francisco 911 International Inquiry in 2004 alongside a group of dozens of volunteers, organizing a 911 Truth event as a sole promoter in a southern red state was quite a lonely and exhausting experience. Never-the-less, I consider the event went well, although not due to popular attendance. Merely by the numbers it was quite much a disappointment since I had only about 22 total attendees over both the early and evening presentations. However, from past experience and from an awareness of the mindset of bible belt folks down here, I was not especially surprised though it was a tad disappointing considering the outlay of promotion, advertising and foodstuff. But on the favorable side I had several people who were clearly moved and seemingly even shocked upon becoming apprised of information and testimonials they had never heard or seen before. And most fortunately, I did have 4 of my A-team friends and relatives who volunteered assist for the day of the event. Although I had mailed flyers to some 2 dozen persons whom I knew from earlier days, not one among them showed up. Several people who acknowledged that they were planning to attend, also were no-shows. I had put up flyers at numerous cafes and eateries, etc., more on that later. A few attendants had seen the ad I ran on the local cable channel outlet, sandwiched there among the funeral announcements and such. Some of the more interesting aspects were: a couple of ladies in attendance acknowledged they were from New York and that they had lost a friend in the catastrophe. As the presentation proceeded, with each startling and sobering testimonial that ensued, I noticed them looking at each other. I felt they were maybe on the fence, hoping against hope that our government was not involved but rapidly coming over in recognition that their worst nightmares had been confirmed - that their friend was indeed victim of a maniacal plot orchestrated by our own government. Several others expressed appreciation of the presentation and offered volunteer assist for possible future events. There were three or four of my friends/relatives who, although they had heard much of my talking and a few of my videos over recent years, just then had the disturbing reality gel for them due to the substance of the presentational videos. I spent weeks editing and carefully selecting short segments and did the video DJ approach of making mainly brief introductory commentaries between pieces to keep them moving quickly but to hold attention by keeping them short. At a few of the venues where I had placed flyers, I noticed them to be disappearing over a few days. Presumably, most were taken by truly concerned individuals, but a few may have been removed by conservatives who thought them shameful to imply government complicity. I do know that one person complained to the proprietors of a local eatery that such material should not be up on their bulletin board. But being a regular customer and having apprised most of the personnel about my presentation, they had no problem with them being posted. There was another location, a convenience store out in the country where a flyer had endured a bout of graffitti. At the top was written, "Join all the crazy people here'. And at the bottom it said, "UFO's and aliens will be there too". This was of note because the person had to have taken the flyer out if its plastic sheet protector, written the comments there-on and then replaced it back in the protector. One of my acquaintances who attended was a retired naval vet. He's been totally incredulous all along as to government complicity, at least in part because of his history with the military. But he complimented me on the quality of the presentation and then left fairly soon afterwards. I got the impression that he'd been moved by what he'd seen and that just maybe he was having a hard time dealing with it. Another friend, also from way back with whom I attended junior high was clearly a tad shocked with some of the revelations. He's one who had been avoiding looking at the 911 video I'd sent him over 2 years ago - in part because as he admitted, he was 'trying to get up the nerve to watch it." He also admitted that he planned to attend the earlier presentation for fear of a greater likelihood that someone might be taking pictures or license plates of attendees during the evening event. Also, the community center that I rented had a morning meeting scheduled for a group of mayors from around the county. The evening before, I had moved in most of my equipment and displays. The sign that I made for out front which said, "911 WTC Update", had been left within the room leaning against the back wall but facing towards the front. When we went in after their meeting I noticed that the sign had been turned around facing the wall so that its message was not visible to the mayors. Apparently the set-up crew figured it would disturb the mayors' sensibilities to merely have such a sign visible. If they only knew - the week before I had repainted the sign from its previous message, "911 Was an Inside Job", out of concern for the mindset of these fuddy-duddys.
W.C. Moore is a former San Francisco radio journalist now living in Georgia. For contact: email@example.com
and now, for your reading pleasure, The Holy Grail of the Unconscious
Project Censored Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009
#1. Over One Million Iraqi Deaths Caused by US Occupation
# 2 Security and Prosperity Partnership: Militarized NAFTA
# 3 InfraGard: The FBI Deputizes Business
# 4 ILEA: Is the US Restarting Dirty Wars in Latin America?
# 5 Seizing War Protesters’ Assets
# 6 The Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act
# 7 Guest Workers Inc.: Fraud and Human Trafficking
# 8 Executive Orders Can Be Changed Secretly
#9 Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Testify
# 10 APA Complicit in CIA Torture
# 11 El Salvador’s Water Privatization and the Global War on Terror
# 12 Bush Profiteers Collect Billions From No Child Left Behind
# 13 Tracking Billions of Dollars Lost in Iraq
# 14 Mainstreaming Nuclear Waste
# 15 Worldwide Slavery
# 16 Annual Survey on Trade Union Rights
# 17 UN’s Empty Declaration of Indigenous Rights
# 18 Cruelty and Death in Juvenile Detention Centers
# 19 Indigenous Herders and Small Farmers Fight Livestock Extinction
# 20 Marijuana Arrests Set New Record
# 21 NATO Considers “First Strike” Nuclear Option
# 22 CARE Rejects US Food Aid
# 23 FDA Complicit in Pushing Pharmaceutical Drugs
# 24 Japan Questions 9/11 and the Global War on Terror
# 25 Bush’s Real Problem with Eliot Spitzer
CAPTAIN FRED’S WORLD CRUISE #92
download from radio4all.net or archive.org
C'est La Vie - Amadou & Mariam
Tauba Tauba - Kailash Kher & Kailasa
All I Know - Julian Marley
Afrika Hot! - Dead Prez
Kamussekele - Dog Murras
Charanga E-350 - The Spam Allstars
America - K'naan
Invaders Must Die - Prodigy
Nobody Moves (Til We Say Go) - Street Sweeper Social Club
Cool And Collect - 10 Ft. Ganja Plant
Sine Language - The Crystal Method
Ibajekbe (What If) - Femm Nameless
Own Rebel - Prezident Brown
Look To The Sun - Lawrence Blatt
Should Have Done More - Watermelon Slim
Sixteen Is Too Young - Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
Pra Que Pedir Perdão - Ana Costa With Oswaldo Cavalo
Boris And His Felt - Dufus
Doghouse - The Twisters
Carnival Again - Biggie Irie
Spirit Dance - Ben Dowling
AMPB RECORD CHART
for the week ending september 19
# TITLE - ARTIST - LABEL
1 PULSE OF THE PEOPLE -DEAD PREZ-INVASION MUSIC
2 DANCE THE WORLD-VARIOUS ARTISTS-WORLD MUSIC NET
3 OM 5-VARIOUS ARTISTS-OM
4 (SELF TITLED) -STREET SWEEPER SOCIAL CLUB -S.S.S.C.
5 IN A DIS YA TIME-THE ITALS-VP
6 ESCAPE FROM THE CHICKEN COOP -WATERMELON SLIM-NORTHERN BLUES
7 DIVIDED BY NIGHT -THE CRYSTAL METHOD-TINY E RECORDS
8 THE MAGIC COUPLE-AMADOU & MARIAM-UNIVERSAL
9 COBA COBA REMIXED -NOVALIMA-CUMBANCHA
10 PARIS TO CUBA-MARIO GRIGOROV-WARM & GENUINE
11 BUSHROCK-10 FT. GANJA PLANT-ROIR
12 COMMON PROSPERITY-PREZIDENT BROWN -TOMORROW'S CHILDREN
13 THE COLOR OF SUNSHINE-LAWRENCE BLATT -LMB MUSIC
14 AWAKE-JULIAN MARLEY-TUFF GONG
15 IN MONSTROUS ATTITUDE-DUFUS-ROIR
16 SOCA GOLD 2009-VARIOUS ARTISTS-VP
17 INVADERS MUST DIE-THE PRODIGY-TAKE ME TO THE ....
18 BACH IN HAVANA-TIEMPO LIBRE-SONY
19 THE ROUGH GUIDE TO AFROBEAT REVIVAL -WORLD MUSIC NET
20 PUTUMAYO PRESENTS BRAZILIAN CAFE-PUTUMAYO
21 DARK WAS THE NIGHT -VARIOUS ARTISTS -REDHOT
22 TROUBADOUR-K'NAAN-A & M
23 ...AND THE HORSE...-SCOTLAND YARD GOSPEL CHOIR-BLOODSHOT
24 COME OUT SWINGIN'-THE TWISTERS-NORTHERN BLUES
25 LIVE FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN-CLAPTON/WINWOOD -REPRISE
26 WORLD RISING-BEN DOWLING-VISION SOUND
27 REGGAE GOLD 2009-VARIOUS ARTISTS-VP
28 YATRA -KAILASH KHER & KAILASA-CUMBANCHA
29 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL ARABIA-VARIOUS ARTISTS-EMI
30 HERE I AM-GROUNDATION-(SELF-RELEASED)
31 (THE ALBUM)-WILCO-NONESUCH
32 PUTUMAYO PRESENTS SALSA VARIOUS ARTISTS-PUTUMAYO
33 FAR-REGINA SPEKTOR-SIRE
34 GET LUCKY-MARK KNOPFLER-REPRISE
35 THE ROUGH GUIDE TO AFRICAN STREET PARTY -WORLD MUSIC NET
36 SENTIMENTAL AND ANIMATED-VARIOUS-TRONE MUSIC
37 MONTEGO BAY-QUEEN IFRICA-VP
38 FROM THE ROOT-ZAC HARMON-NORTHERN BLUES
39 THE RESISTANCE-MUSE-WARNER BROS.
40 RACHMANINOV ETUDES-ALEXANDER ROMANOVSKY -DECCA
AMPB REPORT #92
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