A group called New York City Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN) is working with Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth on a campaign to make the New York City Council launch an investigation into the anomalous destruction of World Trade Center Building 7.
The group emerged a little over a year ago to reorganize the petition drive for the ballot initiative that city officials eventually deemed legally invalid because it sought powers to initiate an investigation that State law doesn't confer upon citizens. Officials claimed that such powers are properly the domain of existing city agencies, the Manhattan District Attorney and the federal government.
NYC CAN, a coalition of 9/11 survivors, family members, first responders, and concerned citizens, is focusing on New York City’s 51-member city council rather than creating a new referendum. Group representatives, including NYC CAN’s Executive Director, Ted Walter, Bob McIlvaine, whose son Bobby was killed in the 9/11 attacks, along with engineers Tony Szamboti and <redacted by request>, have already discussed 9/11 related issues with seven council members, and reported that all but one were supportive.
McIlvaine said his only role in the meetings is to represent his son, Bobby. Explaining how he became involved in 9/11 activism, he said, “On April 8, 2004, I was absolutely livid after the testimony of Condolezza Rice. I've been angry ever since. I walked away from that hearing knowing that forces within the US orchestrated the murder of my son. I challenge anyone to prove me wrong.”
On March 1, McIlvaine personally delivered AE911Truth petitions to each of the New York City Council’s 51 members. Walter said that event marked the beginning of NYC CAN’s revised campaign. The group posted a video of McIlvaine on its web site to publicize the effort.
Tony Szamboti, a mechanical engineer who performs structural design and analysis in the aerospace industry, said the engineers’ role in the meetings is to answer questions council members may have about the science behind the destruction of WTC 7. “You have to discuss the fact that the building was undergoing full freefall acceleration for at least two and a quarter seconds in its initial fall, which NIST (National Institute for Standards and Technology) has admitted to. That’s about eight stories or over a hundred feet.” Szamboti said. “I explain to them that it’s pretty hard to have that occur without something removing the strength of the columns unnaturally, since freefall acceleration requires all of the potential energy to be converted into motion, with none of it being available to do any other work.” The group shows council members films of Building 7 falling and compares them to a model of what NIST describes in its report, pointing out the contradictions.
Another first. AE911Truth ran the first-ever 9/11 truth television ads on NY1 March 30 and April 2, 2010. NY1 is a cable-news television channel focusing on the five boroughs of New York City. Featuring the voice of Ed Asner, these 30-second spots mention nanothermite, show WTC 7 imploding and have great coverage of the AE911Truth.org website. They also coincided with Week 3 of the "Building # What?!" campaign. Watch the provocative TV ad and let us know what you think.
Special thanks to Jim Cirile and Deborah Blake for producing the video clip. I was delighted to help get this “on the air” and was honored to be able to fund it. I believe that it is one HOT commercial! And we couldn't ask for a better place to break new ground. NY1 News, which now has 1.5 million cable viewers, is Time Warner's 24-hour news channel in New York City, covering the city with more than 25 full-time reporters. NY1 is possibly best characterized by its tagline, ”No one reaches the hearts and minds of New Yorkers like NY1.”
Ed Asner is also an active supporter of 9/11 Truth and the voice of AE911Truth's radio campaign. We're pleased to announce that Asner's 30 second spot has aired nationwide on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory as well as Progressive Talk radio station KTLK in Los Angeles the week of March 15.
But this is just the beginning. With your financial help we can take this campaign national. And with a spokesman like Asner, people will listen. Clear Channel has allowed the spots to air without even blinking. To take the Asner campaign to the next step, please contribute now. Let’s make Ed proud of us – and get that new investigation by waking up the American people to AE911Truth.
(For the uninitiated, the unsure, and even the disgusted)
Before you go throwing around "wackos, wingbats, nutjobs and conspiracy theorists, etc..." or listening to those who are, learn a little about the people who call themselves the 9/11 Truth and Justice Movement:
1. The 9/11 truth movement is diverse, democratic, and non-partisan. This is not a far right-wing or far left-wing movement. There are Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hispanics, Whites, African Americans, rich, poor, PhD professors, college students, truck drivers, teachers, lawyers, doctors, architects, Reverends,atheists, democrats, republicans, and independents. There is no "type" of truther, because the truth knows neither religious, ethnic, social nor ideological boundaries.
2. The 9/11 Truth movement is not a conspiracy movement. Believe it or not, the majority of people involved in criticism of the government's official story (the 'official conspiracy theory' as many have come to call it) do not know what really happened on 9/11, and they admit that. However, in admitting this they demand that we all should and moreover must know the truth about what did happen. Most agree that whatever the government's story, it does not hold up to charges of at the very least, omission and distortion if not outright lying. The majority of people involved in the 9/11 Truth movement have far more questions than theories, and almost everyone will acknowledge that no conclusions are possible until a thorough, transparent, citizen-led investigation occurs without the obstructionist tactics and top-secret classifications that our government has become all too good at deploying.
AE911Truth will be included in five evenings of lectures featuring Dr. David Ray Griffin, Richard Gage, AIA, and Dr. Graeme MacQueen which are scheduled in Ontario and Quebec from April 30th to May 4th.
San Francisco Bay Area architect, Richard Gage, AIA, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth with more than 1,000 petition signers calling for a new investigation, will present the overwhelming evidence of explosive–controlled demolition of all three WTC skyscrapers on that historic day September 11, 2001. He presents the latest forensic evidence on the features of controlled demolition in relation to the Twin Towers and WTC Building 7: Sudden Onset of Destruction, Symmetrical Collapse & Progression, Explosions, Demolition Waves, Near Free–fall Acceleration, Total Dismemberment, Lateral Ejection of Steel, Adjacent Structures, Sounds and Flashes, Explosions, Pyroclastic–like Clouds, Iron Spheres, Molten Metal, and Evidence of Thermite incendiaries and nano–therimite composite explosives. He also discusses the ASCE, FEMA & NIST Reports, Whistle Blowers, Destruction of Evidence, Expert Corroboration, and Foreknowledge.
Two–time Nobel Peace Award nominee Dr. Griffin is quoted, “Whereas it is widely recognized that the US–led war in Afghanistan is illegal under international law because it was never authorized by the UN Security Council, most Americans believe that it is morally justified as a response to the 9/11 attacks, and many believe it is still justified as a necessary means to prevent another attack originating from that region. My lecture will present evidence showing that both of these beliefs are untrue, and that the 9/11 Truth Movement and more traditional Peace and Anti–War groups should be able to combine forces to oppose this illegal and immoral war.”
Dr. Graeme MacQueen, a student of expert testimony regarding the collapses of the Towers, and author of Did the Earth Shake Before the South Tower Hit the Ground, helped found the Centre for Peace Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and is currently the co-director of the project Media and Peace Education in Afghanistan.
Scans of original drawings (found here) of the North Tower of the World Trade Center have been published online by a coalition of independent 9/11 researchers and
Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2007 — A coalition of independent 9/11 investigators and journalists today announced the online publication of a set of original blueprints of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The set is composed of over 200 never-before-published drawings, including plans, elevations, and details, given to physicist Dr. Steven E. Jones by an individual interested in a more complete analysis. Groups presenting the plans include Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice, 9-11 Research, and Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. A multi-resolution drawing viewer for the blueprints is located at 9-11 Research. Richard Gage, AIA, Architect, the founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, said, "We cannot truly understand what happened in these historical structural failure events when we are not allowed access to the construction documents."
Gage believes that, given the profound differences in the official collapse theories, the need for more investigation is clear. "First they come up with the "pancake theory", then they changed it to the "column failure theory". We don't believe that either of those theories are supported by the available evidence."