New York City activist

January 16, 2008

“9/11: Press for Truth” – my response to an official-story defender’s comments

ref1 has asked me to comment on this review of “9/11: Press for Truth”:

January 4, 2008

Statements by Lorie Van Auken, Mindy Kleinberg, and Donna Marsh O’Connor

Thanks to YT for calling our attention, in the Truth Action forum, to the following statements by 9/11 family members.

The first is a letter by two of the famed “Jersey Girls,” Lorie Van Auken and Mindy Kleinberg, who, in 2002, successfully pressured Congress to create the 9/11 Commission. According to YT, their letter, below, was published in the New York Times on December 26, 2007:

September 25, 2007

9/11 family groups vs. Giuliani

Filed under: 9/11,9/11 families,Giuliani,World Trade Center — Diane @ 5:45 pm

Thanks to Rudy Watcher for calling attention to the New York Daily News article 9/11 coalition set to ‘Swift-boat’ Rudy Giuliani today by Jordan Lite, Monday, September 24th 2007.

A coalition of 9/11 families and rescue workers plans to continue efforts to derail former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s bid for President at a midtown fund-raiser today.

“[Giuliani] wasn’t a hero on 9/11. He was a failure on 9/11,” Riches said.

“On the body of my dead son, he’s running for President.”

Giuliani’s handling of the terrorist attack and its aftermath has become a flash point as he campaigns for the GOP presidential nomination. Critics say his reputation as “America’s Mayor” glosses over pre-9/11 policies that cost lives in the twin towers and on The Pile.

Riches’ group, 9/11 Parents and Families of Firefighters and WTC Victims, claims faulty radios and a lack of communication between firefighters and police officers prevented responders from escaping from the buildings when they were about to fall. It also charges that Giuliani’s statements about air quality at the site allowed workers there to get sick.

Looking for more information about this group, I found the following:

The organization “9/11 Parents and Families of Firefighters and WTC Victims” does not seem to have a website.

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