Four days of international hearings (September 8-11, 2011) will be held at Ryerson University in Toronto on the tenth anniversary of this pivotal event.
The events of September 11 have provided a pretext for a War on Terror that has replaced the Cold War as a global conflict framework within which military invasions and occupations have taken place.
The focus on military solutions to complex human problems has sidetracked humanity at the very moment when peaceful interaction is needed to address genuine challenges facing humanity.
Objectives of the Hearings:
(1) To present evidence that the U.S. government’s official investigation into the events of September 11, 2001 is seriously flawed and has failed to describe and account for the 9/11 events.
(2) To single out the most weighty evidence of the inadequacy of the U.S. government’s investigation; to organize, classify, preserve, and publicize that evidence;
(3) To submit a record and a summary of the Hearings, together with signed Statutory Declarations by witnesses, to relevant governments, groups and international agencies with the request that a full and impartial investigation be launched into the events of September 11, 2001
(4) To engage the attention of the public and media through witness testimony as well as through public talks and media events during the four day event.
Expert witnesses and scholars from the independent 9/11 research community will include:
David Chandler, mathematician;
Jon Cole, engineer;
Richard Gage, architect;
Former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel;
9/11 scholar Dr. David Ray Griffin;
Chemist Dr. Niels Harrit;
Physicist Dr. Steven Jones;
Prof. Emeritus Dr. Graeme MacQueen,
Peace Studies, McMaster University;
PhD candidate Laurie Manwell;
Chemist Kevin Ryan;
9/11 scholar Dr. Peter Dale Scott; and
Political scientist Dr. Lance DeHaven-Smith.
The Hearings are not in themselves a new investigation, but rather a gathering and presentation of the evidence collected over the last 10 years showing that the government account is incorrect and that a new investigation is needed to fully explore the lines of evidence presented.
The Toronto Hearings are being sponsored by the International Center for 9/11 Studies, and will be moderated by Dr. Michael Keefer (Canada) and Dr. Matthew Witt (U.S.). The final report will be edited by attorney James Gourley.
The Steering Committee invites your support and participation in helping to publicize and finance this strategic mission.
The Committee will welcome any offers of resources or assistance in support of the Toronto Hearings, using the contact form at http://torontohearings.org/about.