Synopsis/Context: 25% of the footnotes in the 9/11 Commission Report deriving from Torture used as “Testimony”; Obama’s Dec 2016 classification of the 6,700 pages of the 2014 Senate Intelligence Report on US Torture; Trump’s appointment of torturer Gina Haspel to head the CIA; Ray getting roughed up Capitol Police at the Senate hearings on May 10, 2018; and the 9/11 Truth Movement’s need to prioritize the release of the Torture Report so that it will be used to seek truth and justice via Prosecutions and Discoveries of those involved in the crimes.
Join the BORDC campaign! The Bill of Rights Defense Committee: Will the Senate Torture Report Disappear? May 2, 2016 by Chip Gibbons. We demand the release of all 6,700 pages of the US Senate Report on the US Use of Torture! http://bordc.org/news/will-the-senate-torture-report-disappear
See the April 28, 2016 Letter to The Honorable David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) on Executive Branch Copies of SSCI Report April 2016 by the Defending Dissent Foundation. http://fr.scribd.com/doc/311256933/Letter-to-Archivist-on-Exec-Branch-Copies-of-SSCI-Report-Apr2016
Advocacy for Principled Action in Government by these 28 organizations: Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic; Appeal for Justice Association of American Publishers; Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation; Center for Constitutional Rights; Center for Media and Democracy; Center for Victims of Torture; Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW); Coalition for an Ethical Psychology; The Constitution Project Demand Progress; Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; Essential Information; Federation of American Scientists, Project on Government Secrecy; Fellowship of Reconciliation; Government Accountability Project; Human Rights Watch; Human Rights First; National Religious Campaign Against Torture; National Security Archive;..
Dream Streets Radio Presents “Poems of Jean-Henri Sadot” is a video created from a 2003 radio audio track. This particular Dreamstreets show aired on July 28, 2003 in Newark, DE on WVUD, the Voice of the University of Delaware. The poems on this video are: Iron Hill, White Clay Creek, The Statue of Liberty; Summertime Sunset; Blizzard; Little Girl’s Bedtime; and The Moods of the Sea.
Steven Leach is the Host of Dream Streets on WVUD and the founding editor of the print version. Vic Sadot, son of the poet, is reading Jean-Henri Sadot poems, or sharing renderings of them into song as he relates the history behind the poems of Jean-Henri Sadot.
SYNOPSIS: Introduction & discussion of Jean-Henri Sadot’s childhood in Normandy, just across from England; his involvement starting at age 20 in WWII as a French soldier, Resistance camp participant in the Pyrennes Mountains on the Spanish border, and his escape from Nazi occupied France on a battleship running out of Toulon harbor that went to North Africa and then to Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York City for retooling for warfare in the invasion of Provence in 1944. Jean Sadot’s poems carry themes and perspectives on history and nature often grounded in local places or very personal experiences. He worked on the Chrysler assembly line and attended classes at the University of Delaware while raising 5 children with his wife Eleanor Lafferty, who grew up on a farm in Landenberg, PA and graduated from Kennett Square High School before serving in New York City as a Navy Wave office worker during WWII. They met in a Broadway Cafe and wrote letters until reuniting after the war.
There is a discussion of strained French-American relations in 2003 due to the new invasion and occupation of Iraq by the US and UK under G W Bush and Tony Blair. The French and Germans were very much against this war. G W Bush and Dick Cheney and the NeoCons had lied to make war and profited from it with their fellow “Masters of War”. In 2003 the US and UK were not supported in the military and cultural destruction of Iraq. Notably, NATO and France and Germany were against the invasion of Iraq as they were doing business there too, as were many American enterprises. At the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day Landing in Normandy France, President Bush insulted the French by comparing his recent 2003 invasion of Iraq to the 1944 liberation of France.
This is a collection of video clips and photos from the April 15, 2018 "End the Wars at Home & Abroad Spring 2018 Action" in Oakland, CA. A crowed gathered at 11 am at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater in Oakland and marched to Oscar Grant Plaza for a second rally in center city Oakland. (Also known as Frank Ogawa Plaza). The photos and video clips are arranged into a short video presentation of the event with segments from the recording of Masters of War released on the "Truth Troubadour" CD, which is available at CD Baby. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/vicsadot4
Mumia Is A Mountain is a poem by Frances L. Hillyard that was presented on February 20, 2017 in Fellowship Hall, the home of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists. The event was sponsored by the Social Justice Committee.
Frances was one of the poets, singer-songwriters, and speakers who responded to the call of poet Arnie Passman and the BFUU Social Justice Committee to commemorate the 59th birthday of the Peace Symbol. This is a one poem clip from the four poem session presented by Frances Hillyard to the small audience that attended on that rainy day in Berkeley. Her four poem session video is extracted from a 58 minute Public Access HD TV Creative Commons video named “Berkeley Celebrates the 59th Birthday of the Peace Symbol”, which is available for use on local Cable TV programming.
It marked the 59th Anniversary of the origins of the Peace Symbol. Born out of fear of nuclear mass destruction, it has become an essential part of our Peace Movement. Gerald Herbert Holtom created the Peace Symbol using the navy semaphore signals on February 21, 1958 in support of the "Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament". Holten had been a conscientious objector during World War II. He was a graduate of the Royal College of Art.
Frances Hillyard is an elder at the BFUU. She has been researching, writing, and participating in activist events on behalf of Mumia Abu Jamal for many years. She considers him to have been framed and to be a political prison due to his great abilities to articulate all matters of Black Liberation from an oppressive system based on mass incarceration, propaganda disinformation, and suppression and murder for those who resist the crushing of the spirit of the people to be free.
The Mural was found at a MARCH 13, 2014 post by Free Speech Radio News titled “Mumia Abu Jamal: Closed Schools” featuring Prison Radio audio of Mumia speaking.
Photo of Mumia Mural poste credit by Free Speech Radio News: Photo via Flickr user Dubnars’ photostream. Photo licensed under Creative Commons. Audio via prisonradio.org
“Lost Item Report” is a poem by Frances L. Hillyard about a woman in the town of Jenin in Palestine under Apartheid occupation.
Frances was one of the poets, singer-songwriters, and speakers who responded to the call of poet Arnie Passman and the BFUU Social Justice Committee to commemorate the 59th birthday of the Peace Symbol. This is a “one poem” clip from the four poem session presented by Frances Hillyard on that rainy day in Berkeley. Her four poem session video is extracted from a 58 minute Public Access HD TV Creative Commons video named “Berkeley Celebrates the 59th Birthday of the Peace Symbol”, which is available for use on local Cable TV programming.
The event in Fellowship Hall in Berkeley was sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Committee. This year marked the 59th Anniversary of the origins of the Peace Symbol. Born out of fear of nuclear mass destruction, it has become an essential part of our Peace Movement. Gerald Herbert Holten created the Peace Symbol using the navy semaphore signals on February 21, 1958 in support of the "Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament". Holten had been a conscientious objector during World War II. He was a graduate of the Royal College of Art.
Note: Several photos in the poem by Frances L. Hillyard about the town of Jenin in Palestine were used by permission of Ahmed Alomary who lives in Jenin, Palestine. During research Vic Sadot discovered Ahmed’s YouTube video, which has his Facebook photography page: facebook.com/AMDOphotos
Jenin Palestine (2:39) Ahmed ALomary YouTube & Photos All Rights Reserved. photos from jenin palestine with background music naseer shamma palestinian heritage.
The thumbnail photo for this video is from a blog by Leanne Mohamed. See what happens when you win a prize in the UK for speaking up for Palestinian rights and against the terrible toll of decades of Israeli militarized society imposing an Apartheid supremacist occupation on Palestine.
London schoolgirl targeted with 'appalling' online abuse after winning competition with pro-Palestinian speech: “Leanne Mohamed, from Ilford, won the Redbridge borough final in the Jack Petchey “Speak Out” Challenge but footage of her entry has sparked fierce debate and online abuse. In the speech, entitled “Birds Not Bombs”, she said her family was Palestinian and spoke of the death of her one-year-old cousin after relatives struggled to access medical treatment in Gaza.
An Act of State - The Execution of Martin Luther King video is being posted here in observation of the 50th Anniversary of the murder of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We need to be discussing the meaning of what we have learned after 50 years of study.
The song is based on the book of the same title by King family lawyer, William Pepper. The book tells the story of the trial that Pepper won on behalf of the King family in 1999 in a Memphis court where a jury of 6 black and 6 white jurors unanimously found Loyd Jowers and unnamed government conspirators guilty of murdering Martin Luther King. The King family had long determined that James Earl Ray was not the lone gunman in an act of hate, but rather that Ray was a patsy in a conspiracy to decapitate the unifying justice movement that Dr King represented. Loyd Jowers, a former Memphis cop, was the owner of the restaurant across the street from the Lorraine Motel where MLK was gunned down in broad daylight while in support of the struggle of the sanitation workers union for decent wages. Rather than an act of hate by a "lone wolf", the execution of Martin Luther King was a well-planned and covered up "act of state" by many rogue and racketeering operators. James Corbett's "The Truth At Last", and William Pepper's own recent presentations around this 50th anniversary of the execution of Dr. King deserve wide attention and discussion. See Dr. William F. Pepper - Keynote Speaker “9/11 Truth Film Festival” 9-11-2017 Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, California (52 min/27 sec) No Lies Radio Vimeo Archive https://vimeo.com/233568273 The national debate can't simply be directed from above by the Mockingbird Media.
Statement from William Pepper to Vic Sadot: “Thanks so much for the effort you and others are making in the common struggle to air the truth about how this Republic, and each one of us, lost Martin. Thank you for taking the time to put some important history into a ballad. This, of course, is the role of the Balladeer without whom much of history would be lost, especially in our time with the consolidation of control of the mainstream media. I am grateful. Bill Pepper”
The soundtrack was recorded in Berkeley by Sammy Fielding of Robot Envy Studio. The beautiful viola work is by Eric Golub. Singer-songwriter Vic Sadot is on the vocals and acoustic guitar using a gentle finger picking style.
Update: The master-mix of this song was released in December 2016 on a new CD by Vic Sadot at CD Baby titled "Truth Troubadour" (2017) – 18 songs sung by Vic Sadot. Featuring Eric Golub, Rob Sadot, Dean A Banks and Rbeast Hunter. https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/vicsadot4
There is a free download of this song at SoundCloud by Broadside Balladeer!
The song, Blowback Or Bloody Treason, was written by Vic Sadot after reading "Crossing the Rubicon" by Michael Ruppert, a former Los Angeles narcotics detective turned 9/11 Truth investigator. It calls for treating the events of 9/11 as a criminal act rather than simply accepting what politicians claim about the crime. Such questions as, who had the means, motive, and opportunity, are essential questions that any real-life, or any TV detective, such as Columbo, "Murder She Wrote", or CSI Miami shows, must employ to solve a murder. They always ask who might benefit from the crime, and they do not eliminate any suspects who merit scrutiny under such relevant questions. "Blowback" is the term used by the CIA to describe when groups hit back at the US for its war and military intervention policies. Many liberal critics jumped comfortably into this explanation of 9/11 before investigations even began. However, the "blowback theory" does not confront the facts or contradict the "official conspiracy story" told by Bush and Cheney immediately after the attacks, nor the 9/11 Commission Report released in 2004. This song highlights the verifiable facts and the unanswered questions presented by 9/11 Truth scholars such as Michael Ruppert, Richard Gage, Steven Jones, David Ray Griffin, Kevin Ryan, Barrie Zwicker, Graeme MacQueen, Christopher Bollyn, and numerous others.
This song was released on 9-11-11 on a CD titled "9/11 Truth & Justice Songs" by Vic Sadot
Trouble in the Rubble was written by Vic Sadot after reading the Associated Press article on the 9/11 rescue dogs by Amy Westfeldt. It was run in the Washington Post on Oct 20, 2006. It also ran in the News Journal of Wilmington DE and numerous other papers on Oct. 21, 2006. It reveals the curious fact that many of the rescue dogs of 9/11 had their feet burned by "white-hot debris". The reporter did not question or explain how this came to be. While this story is consistent with other reports of pools of molten steel still being "white-hot" many weeks after the free-fall collapse and disintegration of the World Trade Center towers, it is not consistent with the official conspiracy story that the towers fell into rubble as a result of jet fuel fires after Muslims flew planes into the World Trade Center buildings. This news story inspired this topical song. AP Story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/...
Trouble in the Rubble (Lyrics by Vic Sadot)
Well, the story in the paper 'bout the rescue dogs at the 9/11 tragedy
Said the dogs were'nt suffering like the humans were from diggin' in the dangerous debris
Asbestos in the air! Toxic powder everywhere! All around the WTC!
And though the EPA said it was all ok, it was later proved not to be!
There was trouble in the rubble of the WTC! There was danger that they could not see!
Asbestos in the air! Toxic powder everywhere! And a strange "white-hot debris"!
There was trouble in the rubble of the WTC! Pools of molten steel burned brilliantly!
And in the news we learned that the doggies' feet were burned by a strange "white-hot debris"!
Now, many months have passed since the data was amassed to document disturbingly!
That many lung and brain killing ailments came compounding the initial tragedy
While humans worked for months at the crime scene site, the dogs were mostly there for days
But all of them dug in the deadly dust, and breathed in the toxic haze!
Well, the workers searched the "Ground Zero" ruins in vain, responding unselfishly!
Yes, at first they found a few, then for months found no one new in the depths of the WTC
Well, the workers didn't know that in the rubble down below the truth was burning secretly!
There was no one left alive cause no one could survive that strange "white-hot debris!
Now, many good firemen and rescue workers too are dead and gone before their time.
And many unanswered questions challenge you about this terrible crime.
But one of those burning questions ought to be answered rather easily!
It's the one that explains scientifically that strange "white-hot debris"!
Now, someone sent the firemen up the Towers that day to put the jet fuel fires out!
And someone sent the rescue and removal workers in... Of that there is no doubt!
And jet fuel isn't known to melt steel beams away... It hasn't got a history!
But demolition charges make vacuums that a'way... And that's no mystery!
Copyright Nov. 16, 2006 Victor Rene Sadot / BMI / Orbian Love Music
William Rodriguez was the head janitor in the World Trade Center with twenty years of employment there. He had experienced the first basement bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. In that first attack 6 were killed and about 1,000 people were injured. But the building did not collapse that time. On 9/11/01 Willie became a ground zero hero for rescuing people like Felipe David, whose face and arms were burned by an explosive fire in a basement elevator. At first, William Rodriguez was proclaimed a hero for getting people out of the World Trade Center. He was invited to dine at the White House as a guest of George W. Bush, and he met other power-politicians like Hilary Clinton. He was even offered to be funded to run for political office. William Rodriguez testified to the 9/11 Commission about the explosions that he had heard below the maintenance office on sub-level #1 in the North Tower. His testimony, like that of Norman Mineta, Sibel Edmonds, and countless others, was omitted from the final report. Rodriguez served as the Hispanic Victims group leader. He has toured the world as a 9/11 Truth activist in the years since 9/11. Vic Sadot interviewed William Rodriguez in August 2005 to write this song. Vic sings and plays the guitar and the 10 button Pointe Noir accordion, and the other tracks and sound work are by Zone Parker.
On Sept 11, 2011 Vic Sadot released a CD titled "9/11 Truth & Justice Songs", which is now available at CD Baby:
Official Website for Vic Sadot Music:
“Beware of those who joke about sending in the drones!” - Scroll down below lyrics to see the link to Barrack "Obama Jokes About Killing Jonas Brothers With Predator Drones" (00:29) mmflint (Michael Moore )channel - Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, May 1, 2010: "The Jonas Brothers are here. (Applause.) They're out there somewhere. Sasha and Malia are huge fans. But, boys, don't get any ideas. (Laughter.) I have two words for you, predator drones. (Laughter) You will never see it coming. (Laughter.) You think I'm joking? (Laughter.)" http://youtu.be/WWKG6ZmgAX4
This song was written by Vic Sadot for the 4-10-11 visit of Bruce Gagnon, founder of the Global Network Against Nuclear Power and Weapons in Space (See link to space4peace dot org at bottom below lyrics), to speak at Fellowship Hall in Berkeley, CA. The recording was done Oct 12, 2012 at Robot Envy Studio in Berkeley with Vic Sadot on vocals and acoustic guitar, Rob Sadot on electric guitar, Eric Golub is on violin, and Sammy Fielding is sound engineer and owner of the studio. This soundtrack is a free mp3 at Sound Cloud by Broadside Balladeer. Here are the lyrics!
Full Spectrum Dominance
US corporate killers want more weapons in space!
They want “full spectrum dominance” all over the place!
By land, air, and sea... and by satellite too!
And all throughout cyberspace they want to spy on you!
Full spectrum dominance is the policy
Making systemic violence and tyranny!
Full spectrum dominance makes us all the enemy!
But a better world is possible! This ain't the way it has to be!
No, it's not paranoia! It's legitimate fear!
The New World Order is already here!
If we don't want to descend into a stinkin' fascist state
We better make some better history before it's all too late!
Now the media manipulators make a false world view!
Make the victims the aggressors! Make the lies seem true!
Making death and destruction from tax dollars spent!
Making ill-begotten profits for the one percent!
They got the great historic jump on us by doing genocide
The holocaust on native Americans is still denied
Now depleted uranium weapons do the same
To Afghans and Iraqis! And it's done in our name!
They're banning demonstrations 'cept in “free speech zones”!
They're planning violations of what the law condones!
You know a human being is more than flesh, blood and bones!
Beware of those who joke about “sending in the drones”!
Come on now, People! Open up your eyes!
It's time to stop swallowing all these corporate lies!
It's time to be aware and care, and to be wise!
Come on now, People! Keep your eyes on the prize!
Copyright April 1, 2012 Victor René Sadot, BMI, Orbian Love Music
Written by Vic Sadot for the Bruce Gagnon April 10, 2012 speech for the Social Justice Committee of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists. www.vicsadot.com
The song is a free mp3 at Sound Cloud/BroadsideBalladeer
“Beware of those who joke about sending in the drones!” - Obama Jokes About Killing Jonas Brothers With Predator Drones (00:29) mmflint channel - Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, May 1, 2010: "The Jonas Brothers are here. (Applause.) They're out there somewhere. Sasha and Malia are huge fans. But, boys, don't get any ideas. (Laughter.) I have two words for you, predator drones. (Laughter) You will never see it coming. (Laughter.) You think I'm joking. (Laughter.)" http://youtu.be/WWKG6ZmgAX4
Full Spectrum Dominance at Global Network Against Nuclear Weapons and Power in Space! Lyrics and link to the free SoundCloud song about the New World Order. http://www.space4peace.org/music.htm#vic
The song was released on 9/11/11 on a CD titled "9/11 Truth & Justice Songs" by Vic Sadot at CD Baby.
To learn this song or to play the chords, use these progressions:
Verse: GGDD / CCGG / GGDD / CCGG
Chorus: DDCC / EmEmB7B7 / CCGG / DDEmEm
Bridge: CCGG/ DDB7B7/ CCGG/ DDEmEm
Posted in honor of Pat Tillman's Nov 6, 2017 birthday. He would have been 41 this year. (RIP 11-06-1976 - 4-22-2004)
The song was written by Vic Sadot after reading the Editor & Publisher AP story, and others, after Pat Tillman’s death. See “Was Pat Tillman Murdered? – AP Gets Coroner Documents” 7-26-07 Editor & Publisher. (Lyrics below)
Excerpt: “Army medical examiners were suspicious about the close proximity of the three bullet holes in Pat Tillman’s forehead and tried without success to get authorities to investigate whether the former NFL player’s death amounted to a crime, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. ‘The medical evidence did not match up with the, with the scenario as described,’ a doctor who examined Tillman’s body after he was killed on the battlefield in Afghanistan in 2004 told investigators. The doctors – whose names were blacked out – said that the bullet holes were so close together that it appeared the Army Ranger was cut down by an M-16 fired from a mere 10 yards or so away...”
Ballad of Pat Tillman (lyrics)
Pat Tillman was a kind and a caring little boy
He brought his mom and pop a lot o’ laughter, pride, and joy
They tried to teach their son how to tell the right from wrong
How not to be a bully just because you’re big and strong
Young Tillman was a legendary famous football star
He was handsome. He was humble, and admired from afar
He made a lot o’ big plays for his Arizona team…
And he made a lot of money in the American dream!
But after Nine-Eleven, he had to throw it all away
To fight those “evil doers” who could kill in such a way
When the Towers and the Pentagon were scenes of blood and death
Pat Tillman swore to avenge them or to breathe his dyin’ breath
So remember Patrick Tillman when those flags are all displayed
How the Empire stole “Old Glory” for a fear and hate parade!
Yes, remember Patrick Tillman! The many like him lies have made!
And Hell has no fury like a patriot betrayed!
First Instrumental Bridge:
He believed the “official story” Bush told of the attack
To take the “war on terror” to Afghanistan and Iraq
He started asking questions from those far-off battlefields
He was reading Noam Chomsky… to his mother he revealed
On that fateful day when those bullets cut him down
Well, he was hailed a hero in every little town
The Pentagon exploited him as a recruitment poster boy
Made up a phony story for the media to deploy
His parents at the funeral were torn with grief and strife
They were used just like young Patrick who’d just lost his only life
The tragic truth was not revealed! It was “friendly murder”, not the foe!
They were lied to like the “hero” of the propaganda show
(chorus) Second Instrumental Bridge
They were roundly castigated when they dared to tell aloud
How their son investigated…How that also made them proud
How he planned to work for peace, if he’d ever make it back
Pious pundits called them “traitors” in a wolf pack attack
Pat Tillman was a legendary famous football star
He was handsome. He was humble, and admired from afar
He made a lot of forays for his Army Ranger team…
But Patrick died for Bush’s lies…For a nightmare, not a dream!
Alive he might be helping take the treason team apart
He was bravely asking questions, yes, and he was very smart
If Nine-Eleven Truth reveals a home-made psy-war raid…
Then this phony “war on terror” ‘s just a cover-up charade!
Copyright 2006 Victor Rene Sadot BMI Orbian Love Music
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"Truth Troubadour" BitChute Channel showcases songs and videos by Vic Sadot. There is a pre-existing "Truth Troubadour" YouTube Channel, and a "Truth Troubadour Blog" at Blogspot that you are invited to check out! The latest CD released by Vic Sadot is titled "Truth Troubadour" (Dec 2016). On 9-11-11 Vic released a CD titled "9/11 Truth & Justice Songs". All remain available at CD Baby!
Truth Troubadour (2017) – 18 songs sung by Vic Sadot. Featuring Eric Golub, Rob Sadot, Dean A Banks and Rbeast Hunter. https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/vicsadot4
9/11 Truth & Justice Songs (9/11/11) sung by Vic Sadot
Broadsides & Retrospectives CD (2005) by Vic Sadot at CD Baby
Comin’ Home CD (1997) by Vic Sadot & Planète Folle at CD Baby