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On Jul. 21 & 28, UFPPC's Monday night book discussion group, Digging Deeper, will discuss David Ray Griffin's two most recent volumes: 9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press (Olive Branch Press, March 2008) and Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to 'Popular Mechanics' and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory (Olive Branch Press, March 2007).[1]  --  Digging Deeper meets Mondays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mandolin Café (3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma)....

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WHAT:  Digging Deeper LII: David Ray Griffin's challenge to 9/11 orthodoxy
WHO:  Led by Mark Jensen
WHEN:  Monday, July 21 & 28, 2008 -- 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Mandolin Café, 3923 South 12th St., Tacoma, WA 98405

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United for Peace
of Pierce County
Study Circle:
July 21 & 28, 2008
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http://www.ufppc.org
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DIGGING DEEPER LII: DAVID RAY GRIFFIN'S CHALLENGE TO 9/11 ORTHODOXY

One of the leading voices challenging the official consensus on what happened on September 11, 2001, has been that of a 69-year-old retired professor of religion and theology. David Ray Griffin has now devoted five books totalling 1,536 pages to challenging what he calls "the public story about 9/11" and arguing that it is "riddled with internal contradictions" (9/11 Contradictions, pp. vi, 275). UFPPC's Monday evening book discussion group will spend two weeks examining Griffin’s two most recent volumes:

—David Ray Griffin, 9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press (Northampton, MA: Olive Branch Press, 2008).  "Griffin (The New Pearl Harbor, 2004), a 9/11 truth advocate, continues to explore the internal inconsistencies in the official version of the events of September 11 . . . Readers will be surprised by Griffin's finding that conclusive evidence is still pending; U.S. officials submit that bin Laden's prior orchestration of attacks is proof enough, but today bin Laden is on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list for directing several terrorist attacks — but not for 9/11.  Although readers might be wont to dismiss this book as pure conspiracy theory, it succeeds as a searing and close reading of the events of September 11."  —Publishers Weekly.

—David Ray Griffin, Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory (Northampton, MA: Olive Branch Press, 2007).  "An emeritus professor of theology with no previous interest in conspiracy theories, Griffin has dedicated himself since 2003 to the ‘9/11 truth’ movement . . . As Griffin aptly notes, "the assumption that conspiracy theories are inherently irrational" has recently taken root in American culture, making any attack on the official government record instantly dismissible, but Griffin takes to the difficult task with solid reasoning and true zeal.  All but the most dogmatic readers will find Griffin's evidence . . . detailed and deeply unnerving."  —Publishers Weekly.

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Since July 2004, United for Peace of Pierce County has been conducting “Digging Deeper,” a Monday-evening book discussion group, often in the form of a study circle. Topics have included peak oil, climate change, the corporation, torture, Iran, U.S.-Iran relations, the writings of Robert Baer, Islam, American immigration policy, Barack Obama and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Saul Alinsky’s life and writings, war and human nature, parallels between the U.S. and ancient Rome, the sustainability revolution, and the debt crisis, as well as abiding themes of war, peace, politics, and social change. Occasionally, the group has spent several weeks reading longer works, like Daniel Yergin’s The Prize or Robert Fisk’s The Great War for Civilisation.

DIGGING DEEPER meets every Monday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mandolin Café, 3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma, WA.

Participation is free. Some copies of the books are available for purchase or loan. Info: contact Mark Jensen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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United for Peace
of Pierce County
Study Circle:
July 21 & 28, 2008
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http://www.ufppc.org
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