The Toronto Hearings were sponsored by the International Center for 9/11 Studies and took place at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada during the period September 8 – 11, 2011. The Hearings aimed to present the evidence, accumulated over the past 10 years, that shows that the official story of 9/11 is incorrect and that a new investigation is warranted. The complete hearings comprise about 20 hours of video footage. From this footage, Press for Truth, a team of videographers, investigative journalists and political activists, has produced a 5 hour DVD which is now available for purchase. Press for Truth is not to be confused with the makers of the movie, “9/11: Press for Truth” that featured the stories of the “Jersey widows” whose spouses perished in New York on 9/11.
The DVD was produced by Steven Davies, Dan Dicks (who started Press for Truth as an alternative media group in Toronto in 2006), and Bryan Law. The DVD is titled: “The Toronto Hearings on 9/11: Uncovering Ten Years of Deception” and can be ordered here from the Press for Truth website.
According to Graeme MacQueen, who served on the Steering Committee for the Hearings, the written Final Report for the hearings is still being worked on and may be some time in appearing. The Final Report will include edited versions of most presentations as well as concluding statements by Panel members.
About the Hearings
Sponsor: The lead sponsor of the Hearings was the International Center for 9/11 Studies, established by U.S. attorney James Gourley.
Steering Committee: James Gourley, Laurie Manwell, Graeme MacQueen, Kevin Ryan and Adnan Zuberi.
Moderators: Michael Keefer (Canada) and Matthew Witt (United States).
Editor (Final Report): James Gourley.
Expert Witnesses: David Chandler, Jonathan Cole, Lance DeHaven-Smith, Richard Gage, David Ray Griffin, Niels Harrit, Barbara Honegger, Graeme MacQueen, Laurie Manwell, Cynthia McKinney, Peter Dale Scott, Kevin Ryan and others.
International Panel: Ferdinando Imposimato, the Honorary President of the Supreme Court of Italy; Herbert Jenkins, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at McMaster University; Richard B. Lee, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Toronto; David Johnson, Professor Emeritus of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Tennessee.
Video Trailer and Preview of “The Toronto Hearings on 9/11.”
Update September 9, 2012: Judge Imposimato recommends a criminal trial for 9/11
Judge Ferdinando Imposimato, honorary President of the Supreme Court of Italy, former Senior Investigative Judge, Italy, member of Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, and a Panel Member for the Toronto Hearings has announced that he is going to recommend that the International Criminal Court hold a criminal trial into 9/11. See also Imposimato’s letter to the Journal of 9/11 Studies.
Imposimato likened 9/11 to the Strategy of Tension in Italy in which NATO, assisted by the CIA and the Pentagon, carried out acts of terror in Europe in the 1950s and blamed the acts on communists and left-wing governments.
Imposimato was the presiding judge in a number of terrorism-related cases These include the kidnapping and assassination of President Aldo Moro, several cases against the Mafia, and the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II.
The Strategy of Tension is also known as Operation Gladio. The following BBC movie “Operation Gladio [BBC Timewatch, 1992] State-Sponsored Terrorism in Europe” deals with this subject.