A number of AMAZING breakthroughs are taking place right now within the 9/11 Truth movement. There are so many, in fact, that we decided to compile them together into this single ACTION newsletter, rather than send them out one at a time. As such, this email is a bit longer than our normal action alerts. Please don't be put off by this! These are all VERY significant and inspiring events! Please take the time to read through each item. You won't be disappointed.
For example, the Family Steering Committee has released a list of 19 questions they want the 9/11 commission to ask former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani (item #3 below), which include why the rubble from the World Trade Center was illegally disposed of and not retained as evidence for an investigation into the cause of the buildings' collapse, and why WTC building #7 collapsed despite having sustained very little damage.
And as usual we ask you to please participate in the items that call for email action. Thanks to you, we have been extraordinarily successful with our past action alerts. For example, after receiving hundreds of emails, Amy Goodman has agreed to have David Ray Griffin on Democracy Now! This is a tremendous success! Now we are asking everyone to please send thank-you emails (item #2 below). Michael Moore has also received hundreds of emails in response to our action alert a few weeks ago. You can read some of the letters people wrote to him here: www.septembereleventh.org/alerts/moore-letters.php
Once again, thank you for everything you are doing to promote 9/11 truth and accountability, and please forward this ACTION newsletter on to others and post it to lists everywhere.
Emanuel Sferios Webmaster, 9/11 Visibility Project www.septembereleventh.org
9-11 Visibility Project ACTION Newsletter #2
Inside this edition:
1. 9/11 International Citizens' Inquiry: Toronto, May 25-30
1. 9/11 International Citizens' Inquiry Toronto, May 25-30
Plan to attend the largest citizen inquiry into 9/11 ever held, in Toronto May 25-30. Please visit www.911inquiry.org for details about the program, speakers, and how to register online.
The purpose of the Inquiry is to provide a forum for citizen 9/11 researchers to share the findings of their investigations with the general public. It is the most ambitious independent civic event of its kind so far and is entirely citizen-conceived, citizen-run, and citizen-funded.
Organisers of each phase of the Inquiry are working closely together, and feature length video documentaries of Inquiry proceedings are already in production. Proceedings will also be published in book and web form and will be important educational resources for the future.
With confidence sinking every day that the official U.S. government’s Kean Commission will ask any genuine truth-revealing questions about 9/11, the work of these independent citizen Inquiries has become even more important. The 9/11 Skeptic Movement out of which they have grown, is now rapidly becoming a real hope for a better future. We hope you will want to become involved.
Note: this is Phase 2 of the Inquiry. Phase 1 was held in San Francisco March 26-28, and Phase 3 is scheduled to commence in New York City on September 12, 2004. To watch video interviews from Phase 1, please visit www.snowshoefilms.com
2. Democracy Now to interviewing David Ray Griffin!
“Media activism works.” – Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now.
Thank you everyone who participated in our “Waking Amy” campaign. Your emails and phone calls to Democracy Now asking them to have David Ray Griffin on the show have paid off. Last week a group of us from the 9-11 Visibility Project met with Amy Goodman when she was here in Seattle on her book tour. After acknowledging she had received hundreds of emails, she told us she was definitely going to have Dr. Griffin on her show. I also called the studio today (May 13th) and spoke with producer Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who confirmed this. He said he was going to call Dr. Griffin's publisher, Interlink Press, immediately and set up a date for the interview.
This is a major breakthrough! Democracy Now reaches hundreds of thousands of viewers/listeners around the world, and is a mainstay for the peace and justice movement in the US. Now is the time to thank Amy and the producers and staff of Democracy Now. This is just as important as your earlier emails. We need to show them our support for their decision, which could trigger a shift in the alternative media's overall coverage of the 9/11 issue.
Please send the following email to Amy and the Democracy Now staff:
SAMPLE LETTER (copy and paste or use your own words)
----- Dear Amy and the folks at Democracy Now,
Thank you for committing to having Dr. David Ray Griffin on your show. This is a crucial step forward for the 9/11 families and citizens of the world who have been demanding for almost three years truth and accountability regarding likely Bush Administration complicity in the event of 9/11. Please contact the 9-11 Visibility Project as soon as you have a date for Dr. Griffin's interview, so they can help promote the show.
Thank you and sincerely, -----
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You can view this action alert online here: www.septembereleventh.org/alerts/dn.php
3. Nineteen questions for Mayor Rudy Guiliani
On May 18th and 19th in New York City, the 9/11 commission will be questioning former mayor Rudy Giuliani. The family steering committee (www.911independentcommission.org) has issued the following list of 19 questions they want the 9/11 commission to ask. Here they are in the form of an ACTION ALERT. Please participate by sending the following statement of support to the 9/11 commission as well as alternative media outlets that might cover the story. Also, forward it to others and ask them to do the same. Let's exploit this window of opportunity!
LETTER TO THE 9/11 COMMISSION (copy and paste)
Dear 9/11 Commission,
Please ask former NYC Mayor Rudy Guiliani the following questions as requested by the Family Steering Committee.
1. A few short weeks after 9/11, tons of metal from the collapsed twin towers was sold to scrap yards in New Jersey. Thereafter, the steel was re-sold to other recyclers in the United States and overseas. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the “scrap” has ended up in India, Japan, South Korea, China and Malaysia.
It is the FSC’s position that the thousands of pounds of debris was crime-scene evidence. It should have been examined, catalogued, and stored in a secure location.
Why were the steel beams sold and shipped overseas and not retained as evidence? Was the material examined before it was sent overseas? If examined, then by whom? Were any diagnostic studies/tests performed? If not, then why? Whose responsibility was this?
Former FBI Acting Director Thomas Pickard said that the FBI wanted to take over Ground Zero and make it a crime scene as was done at the Pentagon. If that had occurred all materials from the scene would have been protected until an investigation was complete. Pickard also stated that you, Mayor Giuliani, would not allow the FBI access to the pit area. Is this accurate? If so, then what was your reason for keeping the nation’s chief investigatory team—the FBI, out of Ground Zero?
2. On 9/11, rooftop doors to both of the World Trade Center towers were locked. Thus, rooftop rescue by helicopter was impossible. Who made the decision to lock the rooftop doors? When was this decision made? Why was this decision made? Whose responsibility was it to communicate to the building leaseholders and occupants that rooftop doors would be locked in the event of a catastrophe and/or emergency? Did locking the rooftop doors violate New York City or New York State building codes?
3. Firefighters lost their lives on 9/11 due to faulty equipment, such as radios. These were the same radios that failed in 1993. Who was in charge of buying and testing equipment for the firefighters? During your administration were there any requests by either the NYPD or FDNY to increase budget appropriations for emergency apparatus such as radios?
4. Many high level officials were warned not to fly commercially, prior to 9/11. Were you warned not to fly? 5. As Mayor of New York City, did you interface with either the FBI/NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) or the FBI’s Bin Laden Unit from January 2001 to September 11, 2001? If so, what was the extent of your communications with them? What actions, if any, were taken on behalf of your administration at the request of the JTTF or the Bin Laden Unit?
6. What precautions were put in place after the 1993 WTC bombing to protect the citizens of New York City and the occupants of the WTC in the likely event of another attack?
7. After the 1993 bombing of the WTC, what, if any, measures were taken to ensure that in the next emergency, the evacuation of the WTC occupants would be swifter, more methodical, and more decisive?
8. What “Memorandums of Understanding,”(MOUs) if any, were in effect between the PA of NY&NJ, the City of New York, the FDNY and any other emergency agency that would address the need to respond to an emergency at the WTC? What legal implications, if any, did these MOU’s have? If they had no legally binding effect, then for what purpose did such agreements exist?
9. What, if any, emergency plan did the City of New York have in place prior to and/or on 9/11, considering that NYC was a “prime” terrorist target?
10. Why did you ask to have your records as Mayor of New York City sealed for 25 years?
11. Was there ever a recommendation to improve the venting of the emergency stairwells in the WTC after the 1993 bombing and if so, was it ever done?
12. Mr. Giuliani, several members of the Family Steering Committee attended a meeting with you in 2002 at which time you told us that you were against, and would not support, the formation of an independent commission to examine the events of 9/11.
Why did you oppose the creation of this commission? Given the revelations that have emerged during commission hearings, do you still regard their work as unimportant and unnecessary? Do you now believe it is beneficial to have the public well informed about the actions of the government, its agencies and its public officials?
13. On 9/11, no aircraft hit WTC 7. Why did the building fall at 5:20 PM that evening? Larry Silverstein is heard on a PBS tape saying “I remember getting a call from the, E.R., fire department commander, telling me that they were not sure they were gonna be able to contain the fire, and I said, “We've had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it.” And they made that decision to pull and we watched the [WTC 7] building collapse,” said Larry Silverstein, WTC Leaseholder. – PBS (9/10/02) Does “pull” mean demolished? What do you know about this?
14. Regarding the air quality of Ground Zero during and after the 9/11 attacks, did the City of New York at any time carryout screenings or tests independent of the EPA? If so, what were the results of those tests? Immediately after 9/11 did you, Mayor Giuliani, have any conversations with Christine Whitman about the air quality at Ground Zero and lower Manhattan? Where are all records of these conversations? What was the substance of these conversations? What actions were taken or not taken as a result of Ms. Whitman’s opinions or recommendations? Were you in agreement with Ms. Whitman’s official position to not deem Ground Zero a superfund site? If so, what was the basis of your reason?
15. On the morning of 9/11 Battalion Chief Pfeiffer stated over an open emergency radio that Flight 11 hitting WTC 1 was, “not an accident”. At exactly what time did you consider the City of NY under attack? Was it before or after the second plane had hit WTC 2?
16. During the summer of 2001 what contact did you have with the FBI/NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force and FBI Headquarters? Former FBI Acting Director Thomas Pickard has said that the FBI shared all information concerning possible terrorist threats with NYC officials. What precautions and protocols did you enact as a result of JTTF information? What precautions and protocols did you enact as a result of the credible threat posed by al-Qaeda during the week of sentencing at the Embassy bombing trial at the Federal Courthouse in downtown New York City?
17. Please detail all contact you had during the summer of 2001 with FEMA. What actions were carried out at the direction of FEMA? Specifically, what was the content of your conversations with Mr. Joe Allbaugh?
18. Please explain the presence of the FBI at the WTC during the two weeks prior to 9/11. Were you informed of their increased surveillance? How was the City of New York included in such increased surveillance? What actions were carried out by the NYPD to facilitate the FBI’s increased surveillance?
19. Mr. Giuliani, immediately following the attacks an after action report was ordered for the Pentagon. Was a similar report ordered for New York City? If not, why not? -----
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4. NYC event May 22nd: Stop the 9/11 Cover-up!
If you live in the New York area, please attend the following event sponsored by NY 9/11 Truth (www.ny911truth.org). The event is FREE, with suggested donation.
STOP THE 9/11 COVER-UP: A SEPTEMBER 11TH WIDOW SPEAKS OUT
May 22, 2004 6 PM (doors), 7 PM (speakers) The Riverside Church, Harlem NYC
ELLEN MARIANI Lost her husband Neil on UA 175, is among the more than one hundred families of Sept. 11th who have refused the U.S. government's hush-money settlement (average award: $1.8 million) so that they can pursue legal action to discover the truth.
PHIL BERG Former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania, is Mrs. Mariani's counsel in her historic lawsuit against the Bush administration for racketeering (RICO), allowing the Sept. 11th attacks, and obstruction of justice.
SANDER HICKS Publisher of Jim Hatfield's controversial Bush biography “Fortunate Son,” journalist with INN World Report, is a powerful voice within the 9/11 Truth Movement.
AND SPECIAL GUEST SCOTT RITTER Former Marine and UN Chief Weapons Inspector for Iraq, boldly stated before the invasion that Iraq had no significant weapons of mass destruction. He is a powerful voice against war and against the challenge to constitutional government at home.
Join 9/11 Widow Ellen Mariani and her lawyer Phil Berg, former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania to learn about their RICO (federal racketeering) suit against President Bush and other high level members of his administration based upon prior knowledge of 9/11; knowingly failing to act, prevent or warn of 9/11; and the ongoing obstruction of justice by covering up the truth of 9/11.
In this historic convergence of the 9/11 truth and anti-war movements, Ms. Mariani and her attorney Philip Berg will be joined at this event by outspoken Iraq war critic and former UNSCOM weapons inspector Scott Ritter, in his first appearance at a 9/11 centered event in what is largely seen as a sign, along with the high visibility of the 9/11 cover-up issue at the large March 20th anti-war events in New York and San Francisco, of the increasing perception among the anti-war movement that government complicity in the events of 9/11 is a very real possibility.
On May 22nd, at the Riverside Church, where Martin Luther King delivered his historic April 4, 1967 speech against the Vietnam War, the new Antiwar movement and the 9/11 Truth movement shall combine into a powerful new presence that declares: “Those who seek peace and justice must fight first for truth and freedom.”
5. Sample letter to mainstream newspapers
The Bush Administration is on the defensive with all that is happening in Iraq. Now is the time to bombard the media with the 9/11 issue. The following is a sample letter to the editor to send to your local newspapers. We have carefully written this letter in a way to maximize its chances of being published, by focusing on issues that have already been addressed in the mainstream media and by using the “acceptable” lead-in of “debunking conspiracy theories.” (Remember in your letter to the editor to include your city and phone number at the end. Newspaper internet links can be found at www.onlinenewspapers.com)
SAMPLE LETTER (copy and paste or use your own words)
It is time to debunk the growing number of conspiracy theories surrounding the Bush Administration and 9-11. How can we do this? By getting some answers to critical questions being asked by the 9/11 families. If 9/11 resulted from massive intelligence and air defense failures, as the Administration maintains, why has no one been held accountable? Why has not a single person has been reprimanded? And why has the 9/11 commission not addressed these important questions? Simple answers could easily dispel accusations of Administration complicity.
For example, FBI Agent Coleen Rowley stated that when her office attempted to alert higher ups in the FBI of the suspicious, pre 9-11 activities of Zacharias Moussaoui, the heads at FBI . . . “seemed to have been consistently, almost DELIBERATELY thwarting the Minneapolis FBI agents' efforts.” Why? And why did George Tenet, Director of the CIA, take no action when he received the now famous Phoenix Memo in August 2001 titled, “Islamic Extremists Learn to Fly,” which warned about Al Queda members attending US flight schools?
Massive air defense failures occurred on 9/11 violating standard operating procedures of NORAD and the FAA. On top of this the Administration had received numerous threat warnings from multiple sources specifically mentioning hijackings. This should have resulted in an even higher state of air defense readiness. Yet on 9-11, NORAD was bizarrely unable to scramble fighter jets to intercept any of the hijacked planes. Why? There was over an hour and a half between the time when the first planes were known to be hijacked and Flight 77 is claimed to have hit the Pentagon? Why has no one in the FAA or NORAD been reprimanded for these incredible air defense failures?
Why did Bush sit in an elementary school for over half an hour after being told the country was under attack, seemingly unconcerned about what was happening as well as for his own personal safety? Why did he not do his job as Commander in Chief? And why has the 9/11 Commission not held him accountable for this?
And what was the head of Pakistani Intelligence, Ahmad Umar Sayeed Sheikh, doing in Washington DC on 9/11 meeting with Administration officials? According to the Times of India, this man had wired $100,000 to Mohammed Atta in the weeks before 9/11. After this was revealed, he quietly resigned and has never been investigated by the Administration.
And then there are the insider stock trades made during the few days prior to 9/11 against United and American Airlines, which netted over $2.5 million in “winnings” on 9/11. These “put options” were made through AB Brown Trust, whose CEO used to be a man named Buzzy Krongard, the current Executive Director of the CIA. To date these winnings are still unclaimed, and the neither the FBI nor the Federal Exchange Commission has investigated who mad them.
These are just a few of the unanswered questions surrounding 9/11 that are not being addressed by the Kean commission. (More of them our detailed in Dr. David Ray Griffin's meticulously sourced book, “The New pearl harbor.”) And it's questions like these that fuel the conspiracy theories surrounding 9/11. If the Bush Administration has nothing to hide, they should debunk the conspiracy theories and provide answers to the above questions. If not they will forever cast a shadow over the events of 9-11, and over our nation as a whole.
your name -----
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