“A Guiding Light for 9/11 Truth.” A Tribute to Graeme MacQueen

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“Suppose our imaginations can embrace the possibility that the 9/11 attacks were orchestrated by elements in the U.S. government. In that case what do we do next? There is no mystery. Once the imagination stops filtering out a hypothesis and allows it into the realm of the possible, it can be put to the test. Evidence and reason must now do the job. Imagination cannot settle the question of truth or falsity any more than ideology, morality, or ‘common sense.’ ” Graeme MacQueen, 2017 [1]

“Along with his remarkable intelligence and wide-ranging analytical skills, MacQueen’s dedication to peace and justice made him a force to be reckoned with. Although he became the leading expert on testimonies related to 9/11, including those from firefighters, first responders, and media sources, he contributed much more to the cause and his contributions will continue to light the way forward.”
 Kevin Ryan, co-editor with Graham MacQueen of Journal of 9/11 Studies (April 26, 2023)[2]


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At a time on the world stage when multiple events seem to be happening simultaneously – a drone attack on the Russian Kremlin, additional bank stock collapses in the U.S., the restoration of Iran-Saudi diplomatic ties under the watch of China, the fighting between rival generals battling for control of resource-rich Sudan taking hundreds of lives and displacing hundreds of thousands more, and the ongoing general strikes and mass demonstrations in France in response to the French government’s pension reforms, it can seem difficult to decide which topic should be highlighted first. However, at a time when a prominent and profound voice in the 9/11 Truth movement has been silenced by the expiration of its mortal coil, at that time, it’s not hard at all for this show to make up its mind.

Graeme MacQueen, a Religious Studies Professor, and the founding Director of the Centre for Peace Studies, both at McMaster University, and also what would become a major brain developing the cogent arguments that the official narrative of the September 11 attacks, like the damaged buildings themselves, could no longer stand erect in the face of the flawless logic directed against them!

MacQueen, also the co-editor of Journal of 9/11 studies, the organizer of the Toronto Hearings on 9/11: Uncovering Ten Years of Deception, and author of The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy and the more recent ebook The Pentagon’s B-Movie. Looking Closely at the September 2001 Attacks has passed away on April 25, following a long trial with cancer.

Graeme MacQueen is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG). Archive of Graeme MacQueen’s GR articles.

Not only has he left behind his beloved wife, daughter, brother and sisters. He has left an enormous number of admirers and fans, sitting in disarray and knowing that they will never again hear his dulcet tones explaining to us carefully the details of a terrible attack on our nation apparently coming from those we expected to look after us.

As you will hear in this episode of the Global Research News Hour, we have assembled a number of people who welcomed the opportunity to express their thoughts about this remarkable man, and the impact he had on their own vision, not only on 9/11, but on peace, and the ways in which activism can spring us to another level of conscious commitment to a righteous path.

Our remarkable roster includes former journalist Barrie Zwicker, 9/11 activist and researcher Ted Walter, former AE911 Truth head Richard Gage AIA, James Corbett of the Corbett Report, Professor Emeritus Michael Keefer, sociology professor Edward Curtin, writer and tech researcher Dave Ratcliffe, and energy healer Kathleen Mackay.

We have attached their stories separately in the YouTubes below. We start though with a written contribution on Graeme’s legacy available from his widow, Sharon MacQueen.

Barrie Zwicker is a former journalist and media critic. He wrote for the Globe and Mail, Toronto StarVancouver ProvinceSudbury StarDetroit News, and Lansing State Journal. He is the author of the 2006 book, Towers of deception: The Media Coverup of 9/11.

Ted Walter was the director of strategy and development for AE911Truth from 2015 until early 2023. He is the author of AE911Truth’s 2015 publication Beyond Misinformation: What Science Says About the Destruction of World Trade Center Buildings 1, 2, and 7 and its 2016 publication World Trade Center Physics: Why Constant Acceleration Disproves Progressive Collapse and co-author of AE911Truth’s 2017 preliminary assessment of the Plasco Building collapse in Tehran. He holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Richard Gage, AIA is a 30-year San Francisco Bay Area architect and member of the American Institute of Architects. He is the founder and former  CEO of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. He now leads the charge for a new WTC investigation.His current site is RichardGage911.org

James Corbett started The Corbett Report website in 2007 as an outlet for independent critical analysis of politics, society, history, and economics. He is an award-winning investigative journalist and based in Japan.

Michael Keefer is an Emeritus Professor of Literary Studies from the University of Guelph. He has been researching and analyzing electoral interference in the 2011 Canadian Federal election. He has also been active investigating 9/11 Truth.

Edward Curtin is a prominent author, researcher and sociologist based in Western Massachusetts.  He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG).

Dave Ratcliffe is a technology buff active in preserving crucial historical materials on his website. He helped produce Graeme MacQueen’s latest ebook The Pentagon’s B-Movie. Looking Closely at the September 2001 Attacks.

Kathleen Mackay is an energy healer in Ontario.

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Statement by Sharon MacQueen, wife of Graeme MacQueen:

“One of the things that many people might not know about Graeme was his love of ancient languages. Even as a boy, he used to pore over his father’s Greek bibles, fascinated by the Greek language.  While he was studying Buddhism at Harvard, he loved learning Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan and Classical Chinese.  His PhD thesis actually included nine languages.

In celebration of the 40th anniversary​‌ of World Literacy of Canada, Graeme collaborated with Griffin Ondaatje and a number of well known Canadian authors to retell traditional tales from the East. At first Graeme’s role was to translate some of the stories from their original languages that would then be re-told. At some point, it was suggested that Graeme re-tell a couple of the stories he had translated, which he did.  The stories were anthologized and published by Harper Collins in 1995 :”The Monkey King and Other Stories”.  (I think it may have since been re-published under a different title).

A few years later, we were thrilled to learn that one of Graeme’s stories had been adapted by the Indian school curriculum and included in a Grade 6 Reader to be used by hundreds of thousands of Indian children to learn to read English.

As a result of Graeme’s love of languages which began when he was still a child, he brought an Indian story that had lain dormant for 2,500 years to Canada centuries later which was then given back to Indian children as part of their heritage.  I think this is a wonderful example of the interconnectedness of life and stories across time, space and culture.

And to brag a bit: some of the other stories in The Grade 6 Reader were written by literary greats such as Oscar Wilde, Louisa May Alcott, Guy de Maupassant, and Alexander Dumas. Graeme’s story sits between one by William Wordsworth and Alfred Lord Tennyson.”

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  1. Graeme MacQueen (2023), ‘The Pentagon’s B-Movie: Looking Closely at the September Attacks’, published by Ratical.org; https://ratical.org/ratville/JFK/Sep11PentagonsBMovie/Contents.html
  2. https://digwithin.net/2023/04/26/remembering-graeme-macqueen/

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