Press Conference with Sen. Mike Gravel and reception to follow (see below) St. Marks Church, 2nd Ave. & 10th Street, New York City Tues. June 17th, 5pm
Senator Mike Gravel Calls for New Investigation of 9/11, Supports NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative
(New York, NY, June 13, 2008) — On Tuesday, June 17th at 5pm, at Union Square in New York City, former Senator Mike Gravel, speaking on behalf of the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative Campaign, will call for a new and far reaching investigation of the crimes of 9/11. This comes in the wake of several developments which underscore the need for a truly independent, thorough, fact-driven investigation into the events of 9/11. Consider the recent book by NY Times veteran reporter Philip Shenon titled ?The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation? which highlighted the conflicts of interest of Executive Director Philip Zelikow. Consider the book by Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton titled ?Unprecedented? in which they stated they were “doomed to fail from the start” and they were lied to by NORAD regarding our absence of air defense. Consider the Articles of Impeachment nos. 33-35 by Dennis Kucinich which list hard evidence showing dereliction of duty, obstruction of justice, and malfeasance by the Bush administration. Consider the revelation of the destruction in 2004 of CIA tape recordings of suspects in Guantánamo Bay which were requested by the 9/11 Commission. Consider that Arizona Congresswoman Karen Johnson, who has called attention to the research of physics professor Steven Jones and architect Richard Gage, has called for a new 9/11 investigation. The list goes on and on?
However, Congress nor any other government body aren?t likely to take action. But through the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative the voters of New York City can create the conditions that would lead to the investigation which as many as 84 million Americans desire, according to a CBS/NY Times poll, for the purpose of revealing the mountain of information which was never addressed by the government?s own investigation as well as revealing the many shortcomings and contradictions that exist.
As many as 10,000 NYC voters have already signed the petition to create this public referendum. Many 9/11 family members and first responders also support this campaign. Furthermore, former Naval officer and NSA analyst turned syndicated investigative reporter, Wayne Madsen, has recently voiced his support, stating many current and retired intelligence professionals as well as members of foreign intelligence agencies would testify what they know about 9/11 in the venue provided by this new investigation.
Come hear why the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative is the campaign whose time has come and just why former Senator Gravel supports it. Visit www.nyc911initiative.org for further details.
NOTE: A reception will follow at St. Marks Church at 7:30pm, located at 2nd Ave. & 10th Street in the Parrish Hall. Light refreshments will be served. Suggested donation: $15.
Mike Gravel is a former Democratic United States Senator from Alaska who served two terms from 1969 to 1981, who became nationally known for his forceful attempts to end the draft during the Vietnam War and for having put the Pentagon Papers into the public record in 1971 despite risk to himself.
More recently, he has become a passionate advocate of the National Initiative for Democracy , which refers to proposals within the United States to allow for ballot initiatives at the federal level. In 2006, Gravel began a run for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in part to promote those ideas.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO SUPPORT THE NYC 9/11 BALLOT INITIATIVE
If you reside outside of the NYC metro area but know people who live here, please urge them to go to the site, download the petition, and volunteer to collect signatures. Also, we ask everybody to donate a minimum of $25 to help pay for petitioning staff, banners, and literature. The need is now.
MAY 28TH RALLY NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE
Thanks to Luis Bosch, you can now view the Rally for the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative, held May 28th on YouTube. The film clips are of Wayne Madsen, William Rodriguez, Sander Hicks, Jesse Richard, Chris Burke (family member), Frank Morales & Les Jamieson. Go to http://www.youtube.com/user/holyodv In addition, the April 28th Rally for the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative is now on YouTube: There are now great videos of the last Rally for the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative up on YouTube, thanks to Luis Bosch, a committed activist from Holyoke, Mass. Please view them at http://www.youtube.com/user/holyodv . Hear for yourself where Wayne Madsen reports that he knows people within the NSA that would testify if we were to succeed with this Ballot Initiative and create a new Commission! He also states that people within foreign intelligence agencies would testify! Does anybody need any more incentive than that to support this critical effort? Please go to www.nyc911initiative.org for full details and to donate to help with expenses. And don’t forget to tell the world about this historic action which is the culmination of nearly 7 years of alternative research and activism.