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The Midwest 9/11 Truth Conference, Champaign-Urbana, IL, 22 September 2013

The Midwest 9/11 Truth Conference Update     

Many changes have occurred over the last couple of weeks with the Midwest 9/11 Truth Conference. 
First, the date has been moved to Sept. 22, 2013
 and we have new guest speakers and broader focus.  
Our new conference speakers are 
Wayne Madsen and James Fetzer, Ph.D. (bios below).  

Both are 
internationally known and respected in their fields.  Both have been featured in the national and

international media.  Both have 
websites and publish articles that are read by millions all over the world.  

They are both experts on 9/11 Truth and can place 9/11 in a historical perspective to understand complex

and controversial events in order to explore their scientific, political and social dimensions See Facebook page

Photo: <a href=https://www.facebook.com/steve.francis13 Announcing The Midwest 9/11 Truth Conference with Wayne Madsen and James Fetzer PhD, as guest speakers... sponsored by http://www.newsfollowup.com ... they will debunk Dr. Judy Wood and critique AE911Truth's Explosive evidence, and put 9/11 into a historical perspective that showing it as one of the most heinous crimes of the 21st century that has led to the deaths of at least 2 million people. ..Sept 22, 2013, Urbana Free Library, Urbana, Illinois, auditorium." /> 
Honoring the dead by revealing how they died
After a short introduction by Steve Francis and David Johnson, there will be an airing of the documentary film 
by Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. "Explosive Evidence: Experts Speak Out".  This documentary has 
been distributed all over the world and has won awards on PBS as one their the most watched documentaries. 
Then Jim Fetzer will pick up where "Explosive Evidence" leaves off and explain the latest research on what
happened on 9/11 and how it was done, emphasizing what science has to tell us about 9/11.  Wayne Madsen
will complement the science of 9/11 with the politics by discussing who was responsible and why it occurred. 

Wayne Madsen, Investigative Journalist
Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist, author and columnist. He has written for 
The Village Voice, The Progressive, Counterpunch, Online Journal, CorpWatch, Multinational Monitor, News 
Insider, In These Times, and The American Conservative. His columns have appeared in The Miami Herald, 
Houston Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Columbus Dispatch, Sacramento Bee and Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 
among others.

Madsen is the author of The Handbook of Personal Data Protection (London: Macmillan, 1992), an acclaimed 
reference book on international data protection law; Genocide and Covert Operations in Africa 1993-1999 (Edwin 
Mellen Press, 1999); co-author of America's Nightmare: The Presidency of George Bush II (Dandelion, 2003); 
author of Jaded Tasks: Big Oil, Black Ops & Brass Plates; Overthrow a Fascist Regime on $15 a Day; and 
The Manufacturing of a President: the CIA's Insertion of Barack H. Obama, Jr. into the White House.

Madsen has been a regular contributor on RT and PressT and a frequent political and national security analyst 
on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and MS-NBC. Madsen 
has taken on Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity on their television shows.  He has testified as a witness before the 
US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and an terrorism investigation panel of the 
French government.

Madsen has some twenty years experience in security issues. As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the 
first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. He subsequently worked for the National Security Agency, 
the Naval Data Automation Command, Department of State, RCA Corporation and Computer Sciences Corporation. 
Madsen was a Senior Fellow for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a privacy public advocacy 
organization. Madsen is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Club.

Jim Fetzer, Founder, Scholars for 9/11 Truth
James H. Fetzer, a former Marine Corps officer, is Distinguished McKnight University Professor on the Duluth
campus of the University of Minnesota. A magna cum laude in philosophy graduate of Princeton University in 
1962, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and became an artillery officer who served in the Far East. 
After a tour supervising recruit training in San Diego, he resigned his commission as a Captain to begin work 
in the history and philosophy of science at Indiana in 1966. He completed his graduate work by earning his
Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of science from Indiana in 1970.
          He has taught at a wide range of institutions of higher learning, including the Universities of Virginia (twice), 
Cincinnati, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, New College of the University of South Florida, and UMD, where he served 
from 1987 until his retirement in 2006. His honors include a research fellowship from the National Science Foundation 
and The Medal of the University of Helsinki. He has published more than 100 articles and reviews and 20 books in 
the philosophy of science and on the theoretical foundations of computer science, artificial intelligence, and cognitive 
science. His biographical sketch has appeared in the Directory of American ScholarsWho's Who in the Midwest
Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World.
          In 1992, he organized a research group consisting of the most highly qualified experts to study the death of
JFK, which led to the publication of Assassination Science (1998), Murder in Dealey Plaza (2000) and The Great
Zapruder Film Hoax (2003).  He founded Scholars for 9/11 Truth in 2005 and invited Steve Jones to serve as his 
co-chair.  He organized the first national conference for Scholars in Madison in 2007 and published its first book, 
The 9/11 Conspiracy: The Scamming of America (2007).  He also organized Scholars' first international conference 
in Vancouver in 2012.
         He was the keynote speaker at The American Scholars Conference hosted by Alex Jones in Los Angeles in
2006.  That year, he also appeared on "Hannity & Colmes" (twice) and later on "The O'Reilly Factor".  He was flown
to Athens to be the featured speaker on 9/11 on a 3.5 hour television program broadcast worldwide by satellite.  He
was flown to Buenos Aires to speak in 2008 and again in 2009, where he was the main speaker at The International
Symposium on 9/11 Truth and Justice.  He organized another symposium in London in 2010, "Debunking the "War on
Terror'".  He has been widely interviewed on radio and television. 
This symposium will explore the physical, scientific, political and criminal aspects of 9/11 letting the chips fall
where they may. I will keep everyone informed of any changes related to The Midwest 9/11 Truth Conference.
Steve Francis

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