Date/Time: 09/09/2004 12:00 am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Symphony Space,
2537 Broadway at 95th St.
A press conference will be held at 11:30 am,
the hearings run from 1:00-7:00 pm,
followed by evening documentary screenings at 8PM and 9:30PM.
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Contact: Kyle F. Hence, 9/11 CitizensWatch — www.911citizenswatch.org — www.911truth.org
212-243-7787, cell: 401-935-7715 — email@example.com
New York, NY (September 7, 2004) – Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney will chair a panel that will hear testimony presented by whistleblowers and investigative journalists at the first “9/11 Citizens’ Commission” hearings this Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St. A press conference will be held at 11:30 am, and the hearings run from 1:00-7:00 pm, followed by evening documentary screenings at 8PM and 9:30PM.
Former LAPD narcotics investigator and author Michael Ruppert, will present stunning findings from his three year investigation, while Paul Thompson will give an overview of pre-attack warnings. Bob McIlvaine, who lost his son on September 11th, will join McKinney and Dr. Faiz Khan, who treated 9/11 victims at a triage unit following the attacks. The event comes on the heels of a new poll released by Zogby International which shows that nearly half (49.3%) of New York City residents believe members of the Bush Administration had specific foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks and “consciously failed” to stop them (http://www.zogby.com/news). Nearly two-thirds (65.6%) call for re-opening the investigation by Congress or the New York State Attorney General.
“Given these poll findings we believe it’s imperative that common citizens follow up on investigating 9/11 where the official 9/11 Commission fell well short of a full accounting,” said Kyle Hence, communications director of 9/11 CitizensWatch, a group which monitored the 9/11 Commission. “The 9/11 Commission Report failed to answer the majority of questions posed by victims’ family members, including those about multiple specific warnings from overseas, the spiking of FBI investigations, terrorist financing, the lack of defensive air response and the inadequately explained breakdown of the national chain of command that morning.”
The Zogby poll revealed deep skepticism among all the adults surveyed, with both self-identified “very conservative” and “very liberal” respondents doubting the 9/11 Commission report findings and calling for new effort toward a full accounting.
In response to government’s 9/11 Commission report and in support of the Citizens Commission, the group 911truth.org is developing a “9/11 Omission Dossier” (www.911truth.org) while 9/11 CitizensWatch plans release of “The 9/11 Omission Report” later this month. These reports and Thursday hearings raise serious doubts about the credibility of the 9/11 Commission and point to evidence indicating foreknowledge or planning by as-yet-unidentified U.S. and foreign actors involved in the attacks, as well as official, possibly criminal misconduct before, during, and after the attacks.
Another event calling into question the ‘official story’ on 9/11, particularly the explanations offered by the collapse of building #7 is scheduled for September 11th. 8-10:30PM at the Manhattan Center [see www.summeroftruth.org for more information].