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UQ Wire: Leaders Families Demand 911 Investigation

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100 Respected US Leaders & Families Demand 9/11 Investigation !

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Respected Leaders and Families Launch 911 Truth Statement Demanding Deeper Investigation into the Events of 9/11 -- HOW YOU CAN HELP AT BOTTOM !!

NEW YORK CITY, NY (Oct. 26, 2004) ­ An alliance of 100 prominent Americans and 40 family members of those killed on 9/11, today announced the release of the 911 Truth Statement, a call for immediate inquiry into evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur. The Statement supports an August 31st Zogby poll that found nearly 50% of New Yorkers believe the government had foreknowledge and "consciously failed to act," with 66% wanting a new 9/11 investigation.

Focusing on twelve questions, the Statement highlights areas of incriminating evidence that were either inadequately explored or ignored by the Kean Commission, ranging from insider trading and hijacker funding to foreign government forewarnings and inactive defenses around the Pentagon. The Statement asks for four actions: an immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Congressional hearings, media analysis, and the formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry.

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The Statement's list of signatories includes notables spanning the political spectrum, from Presidential candidates Ralph Nader (Independent Party), Michael Badnarik (Libertarian Party), and David Cobb (Green Party) to Catherine Austin Fitts, a member of the first Bush administration, as well as Washington veterans like Pentagon whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern. Other signers range from peace activists like Code Pink president Jodie Evans and Global Exchange's Kevin Danaher to retired lieutenant colonel Dr. Robert Bowman; from environmentalists like Randy Hayes and John Robbins to business leaders such as Paul Hawken and Karl Schwartz, CEO of Patmos Nanotechnologies; from populist journalist Ronnie Dugger to renowned investigative reporter Kelly Patricia O'Meara. The statement includes 40 noted authors, including New York Times #1 bestseller John Gray, as well as 18 eminent professors, historians, and theologians. Other notables include five-term Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, singers Michelle Shocked and Michael Franti, and actors Ed Asner and Mimi Kennedy.

The Statement was facilitated by, a leading coalition. The organization has also announced a press conference at Eliot Spitzer's Manhattan office at 2:00PM on Thursday, Oct. 28th where 9/11 family members and victim group representatives will file a formal complaint demanding the first criminal investigation of 9/11 events by the New York Attorney General.

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A complete statement and list of signatories follows.


We Want Real Answers About 9/11

On August 31, 2004, Zogby International, the official North American political polling agency for Reuters, released a poll that found nearly half (49.3%) of New York City residents and 41% of those in New York state believe US leaders had foreknowledge of impending 9/11 attacks and "consciously failed" to act. Of the New York City residents, 66% called for a new probe of unanswered questions by Congress or the New York Attorney General.

In connection with this news, we have assembled 100 notable Americans to sign this 9/11 Statement, which calls for immediate public attention to unanswered questions that suggest that people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.

We want truthful answers to questions such as:

1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked airliners not followed that day?

2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the attack?

3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the schoolchildren?

4. Why hasn't a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?

5. Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?

6. Why has Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI translator who claims to have knowledge of advance warnings, been publicly silenced with a gag order requested by Attorney General Ashcroft and granted by a Bush-appointed judge?

7. How could Flight 77, which reportedly hit the Pentagon, have flown back towards Washington D.C. for 40 minutes without being detected by the FAA's radar or the even superior radar possessed by the US military?

8. How were the FBI and CIA able to release the names and photos of the alleged hijackers within hours, as well as to visit houses, restaurants, and flight schools they were known to frequent?

9. What happened to the over 20 documented warnings given our government by 14 foreign intelligence agencies or heads of state?

10. Why did the Bush administration cover up the fact that the head of the Pakistani intelligence agency was in Washington the week of 9/11 and reportedly had $100,000 wired to Mohamed Atta, considered the ringleader of the hijackers?

11. Why did the 911 Commission fail to address most of the 39 questions posed by the families of the victims, in addition to almost all of the questions posed here?

12. Why was Philip Zelikow chosen to be the Executive Director of the ostensibly independent 911 Commission although he had co-authored a book with Condoleezza Rice?

Those who are demanding deeper inquiry now number in the hundreds of thousands, including a former member of the first Bush administration, a retired Air Force colonel, a European parliamentarian, families of the victims, highly respected authors, investigative journalists, peace and justice leaders, former Pentagon staff, and the National Green Party.

As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:

1. An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

2. Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.

3. Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.

4. The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry.

Given the importance of the coming election, we feel it is imperative that these questions be addressed publicly, honestly, and rigorously so that Americans may exercise their democratic rights with full awareness.

In closing, we pray and hope for the strength to approach this subject with wisdom and compassion so that we may heal from the wounds inflicted on that terrible day.

Note: All organizations are mentioned for identification purposes only. Individuals have signed this statement as an act of their own conscience, not to signify organizational endorsement.


Virginia Deane Abernethy, Ph.D., anthropologist, author, Population Politics

Ed Asner, actor, activist

Marshall Auerback, international portfolio strategist for David W. Tice & Associates, Inc.

Catherine Austin Fitts, Asst. Secretary of Housing in the first Bush administration

Michael Badnarik, Libertarian candidate for President

Byron Belitsos, publisher, Origin Press, author Planetary Democracy

Philip J. Berg, Esquire, former deputy attorney general, Pennsylvania

Medea Benjamin, activist, author, co-founder, Global Exchange and Code Pink

Dennis Bernstein, investigative reporter, radio host of KPFA's Flashpoints

Steve Bhaerman aka Swami Beyondananda, author, political comedian

Brad Blanton, Ph.D., psychotherapist, author, Radical Honesty

Saniel Bonder, spiritual teacher and author, Great Relief

Dr. Robert Bowman, USAF Lt. Col. (Rtd.), founder, Institute for Space and Security Studies

John Buchanan, author, candidate for the Republican Party Presidential nomination, 2004

Gray Brechin, Ph.D., author, environmental historian, professor, UC Berkeley

Fred Burks, presidential interpreter for Bush, Clinton, Cheney, and Gore

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D., author, professor of psychology and religion

Norma Carr-Rufino, Ph.D., author, professor of management, San Francisco State University

Angana Chatterji, Ph.D., scholar-activist and professor of anthropology

Paul Cienfuegos, co-founder, Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County

David Cobb, attorney, national presidential candidate, US Green Party

John Cobb, Ph.D., theologian, co-author, For the Common Good

Ernest Callenbach, founder/editor, Film Quarterly, author, Ecotopia

Kevin Danaher, Ph.D., author, speaker, co-founder, Global Exchange

Stephen Dinan, author, Radical Spirit

Ronnie Dugger, journalist/author, co-founder, Alliance for Democracy

Daniel Ellsberg, author, Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers

Jodie Evans, president, Code Pink

Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus of International Law, Princeton University

Michael Franti, musician, filmmaker, human rights worker

Jim Garrison, Ph.D., president, State of the World Forum, author, America as Empire

Bruce Gagnon, Chair, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space

Ric Giardina, author, consultant, speaker, former Director of Trademarks and Brands for Intel

John Gray, Ph.D., #1 bestselling author, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

Stan Goff, 25-year Army Special Ops veteran, author, Full Spectrum Disorder

Morton Goulder, Deputy Secretary for Intelligence and Warning under Nixon, Ford, and Carter

David Ray Griffin, Ph.D., theologian, author, New Pearl Harbor

Doris "Granny D" Haddock, campaign finance crusader, NH Democratic candidate for Senate

Thom Hartmann, radio host; author, Unequal Protection

Richie Havens, singer, songwriter, performer, artist

Paul Hawken, bestselling author, environmentalist, entrepreneur, founder of Smith & Hawken

Randy Hayes, founder, Rainforest Action Network, US National Director, Direction Conservation

Richard Heinberg, author, The Party's Over, core faculty, New College of California

Van Jones, executive director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Rob Kall, editor,, president, Futurehealth, Inc.

Georgia Kelly, executive director, Praxis Peace Institute

Sean Kelly, Ph.D., author, professor of philosophy and religion, CA Institute of Integral Studies

John Joseph Kennedy, Democratic Write-in Presidential Candidate for 2004

Mimi Kennedy, actress, Dharma and Greg, progressive activist

Faiz Khan, M.D., Triage Emergency Physician on 9/11, Assistant Imam

David Korten, author, When Corporations Rule the World

France Moore Lapp, author, Diet for a Small Planet; founder, Small Planet Institute

Scott M. Legere, 25 year radio broadcaster as Scott Ledger, Tampa FL

Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor, TIKKUN Magazine, author, Healing Israel/Palestine

Michael Levine, bestselling author of Deep Cover, journalist, 25-year veteran of the DEA

Joanna Macy, Ph.D., eco-philosopher, author

Enver Masud, founder, The Wisdom Fund, author, The Truth About Islam

Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst, co-founder, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity

Cynthia McKinney, five-term Congresswoman from Georgia

Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., author, professor, co-founder, Green Earth Foundation

Mark Crispin Miller, media critic, author, professor, New York University

Leuren Moret, geoscientist, radiation specialist, environmental commissioner

Ralph Nader, Independent candidate for President

Craig Neal, author, co-founder, The Heartland Institute, former publisher, Utne Reader

Jenna Orkin, Esquire, World Trade Center Environmental Organization

Kelly Patricia O'Meara, investigative journalist, public relations

Michael Parenti, Ph.D., author, Superpatriotism and The Terrorism Trap

Peter Phillips, Ph.D., professor, Sonoma State University, director, Project Censored

Henri Poole, Internet pioneer, board member, Free Software Foundation

Robert Rabbin, author, speaker, creator of

Paul H. Ray, Ph.D., sociologist, author, The Cultural Creatives

John Renesch, business futurist, author, Getting to the Better Future

John Rensenbrink, professor emeritus, Bowdoin College, co-founder, US Green Party

John Robbins, author, founder, EarthSave International

William Rodriguez, 9/11 rescue effort hero, founder, Hispanic Victims Group

Neal Rogin, Emmy-award winning writer, performer, social observer

Allen Roland, Ph.D., psychotherapist, published author and peace activist

Rosemary Radford Ruether, professor of feminist theology, Graduate Theological Union

Michael Ruppert, publisher/editor, From The Wilderness, author, Crossing the Rubicon

Chris Sanders, founder, Sanders Research Associates

Karl W. B. Schwarz, President, CEO, Patmos Nanotechnologies, LLC

Peter Dale Scott, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, author, Drugs, Oil, and War

Firefighter Kevin Shea, FDNY Hazmat Operations

Michelle Shocked, singer/songwriter, activist

Indira Singh, risk management and computer systems consultant

J. Michael Springmann, attorney, former Foreign Service Officer, US Department of State

Douglas Sturm, Ph.D., university professor emeritus, Bucknell University

Marjorie Hewit Suchocki, Ph.D., theologian, author

Chuck Turner, Boston City Council

James W. Walter Jr., venture investor, philanthropist, founder of Walden Three

Dan Whaley, E-commerce pioneer, founder of, acquired for $750M

Burns H. Weston, J.S.D., Professor of Law Emeritus, Director, Center for Human Rights, U-Iowa

Howard Zinn, professor, historian, author, A People's History of the United States

Family Members

Joanne Barbara, wife of FDNY Asst. Chief of Dept. Gerard Barbara

Gayle Barker, sister of William A. Karnes, WTC

Michele Bergsohn, wife of Alvin Bergsohn, Cantor Fitzgerald

Derrill Bodley, father of Deora Bodley, passenger on Flight 93

Kathryn C. Bowden, sister of Thomas H. Bowden, Jr. WTC1, 104th floor

Janet Calia, wife of Dominick Calia, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC1

Maggie Cashman, wife of William Joseph Cashman, United Flight 93

Lynne Castrianno Galante, sister of Leonard Castrianno, 1WTC, 105th floor

Elza Chapa-McGowan, daughter of Rosemary Chapa, Pentagon

Bruce De Cell, father-in-law of Mark Petrocelli North Tower, 92nd floor

Ralph D'Esposito, father of Michael D'Esposito, WTC, 96th floor

Loisanne Diehl, Surviving Spouse, Michael D. Diehl, WTC2, 90th floor

Bill Doyle, 9/11 advocate, father of Joseph Doyle, Cantor Fitzgerald employee

Jonathan M. Fisher, son of Dr. Gerald Paul "Geep" Fisher, Pentagon

Michael J. Fox, brother of Jeffrey L. Fox, Tower 2, 89th floor

Laurel A. Gay, sister of Peter A. Gay, AA Flight 11

Ilene Golinsky, wife of Col. Ronald F. Golinski USA RET, Pentagon

Kristen Hall, daughter of fallen firefighter Thomas Kuveikis 9/11

Kurt D. Horning, father of Matthew D. Horning, WTC Tower One, 95th floor

Jennifer W. Hunt, wife of William C. Hunt, Euro Brokers

Lori, Jerry, and Beatrice Guadagno, sister and parents of Richard Guadagno, Flight 93

John Keating, son of Barbara Keating, passenger on AA Flight 11

L. Russell Keene II, father of Russ Keene III, WTC2, 89th floor, KBW

Peter Kousoulis, sister died in WTC

Barbara Krukowski-Rastelli, mother of William E. Krukowski, NYC firefighter

Laura and Ira Lassman, parents of Nicholas C. Lassman, died in WTC, Tower One

Johnny Lee, husband of Lorraine Greene

Alicia LeGuillow, mother of Nestor A. Cintron III

Francine Levine, sister of Adam K. Ruhalter, who died on 9/11

Christopher Longing, husband of Laura M. Longing, WTC1

Bob McIlvaine, father of Robert McIlvaine, WTC, Merrill Lynch

Mary McWilliams, mother of FF Martin E. McWilliams- Engine 22

Daryl J. Meehan, brother of Colleen Ann Barkow, WTC 1, 105th floor

Elvira P. Murphy, wife of Patrick Murphy, WTC 1

Natalee Pecorelli, sister of Thomas Pecorelli of Flight 11

James L Perry, M.D and Patricia J. Perry, parents of John W. Perry, Esq., NYPD Officer 9/11

Elaine Saber, mother of Scott Saber

Julie Scarpitta, mother of Michelle Scarpitta, WTC Building 2, 84th floor

Kathleen A. Stanton, WTC South, Injured Survivor

Elizabeth Turner, wife of Simon Turner, lost on 11th September 2001

Joan W. Winton, mother of David Winton, WTC, South Tower, 89th floor

David Yancey, husband of Vicki Yancey, American Airlines Flight 77

For a complete statement and list of signatories, see or

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