Wednesday, May 28th - Rally for NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative


When: Wednesday May 28th, 7:30 pm
Where: St. Mark's Church, 2nd Avenue @ 10th Street

(New York, May 22, 2008) - The New York City 9/11 Ballot Initiative Campaign, a non-profit, citizens based organization, whose goal is the creation of an independent commission to lead a new investigation into the tragedy of 9/11, will be holding a rally on Wednesday, May 28th at 7:30 PM at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery. The campaign hopes to put the issue of a new investigation of 9/11 on the November 2008 NYC ballot as a public referendum. Come and learn about this historic effort! Visit for full campaign details.

Featured speakers include:

Wayne Madsen, investigative reporter, retired NSA analyst
John Feal, 9/11 first responder, Director of the Feal Good Foundation
William Rodriguez, 9/11 hero and last survivor of WTC1
Sander Hicks, 9/11 author/researcher, founder of
Jesse Richard, founder of
Karen Johnson, state senator from Arizona (by phone)

The event will be moderated by the Reverend Frank Morales.

The rally will be an opportunity for the press and public to learn about the 9/11 Ballot Initiative Campaign and to fill out petitions. Upon reaching 30,000 valid signatures which are lawfully required to put the Initiative on the ballot, NYC voters will be enabled to create a fact-driven investigation of 9/11, which will be distinct from the former Kean-Hamilton Commission because this will go beyond political agendas by exploring all possible scenarios, following the evidence wherever it may lead. We have the potential to redirect the course of related political events which have had and will continue to have global repercussions just through exercising our constitutional right to create this public referendum calling for truth, accountability and justice.

This is now the time of reckoning. Japanese and Italian political officials have challenged the official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation. Jesse Ventura was recently on Howard Stern explaining that the towers had to be the result of controlled demolition. Karen Johnson, state senator from Arizona, has gone public supporting the work of Richard Gage and Steven Jones. Also, Steven Jones just had a second paper peer-reviewed. Now imagine the impact there will be if the voters of NYC show that we cannot accept the seriously flawed 9/11 Commission Report and are calling for a impartial, through investigation. This is totally possible!

A current count will be done over the next few days. We estimate having approximately 7,500 signatures. With just 300 people willing to spend 25-30 hours spare time with petitioning teams throughout NYC over the next 4-5 weeks, we can reach another 50-60,000 signatures! If you're in or near NYC, please sign the Guest Book at to get started. If you are outside of the area, we still need your support. Please direct anyone you know to our site and urge them to download the petition and mail it in today. Also, we are asking for your financial support. We ask everyone throughout the country to donate at least $25, the cost of an average meal for two. This will enable us to pay for advertising, materials, and staff. Obviously, the need is urgent. Just go to the Donate section on our site.

Now is the time to support this campaign for a new, honest and authentic investigation of 9/11! This is a culmination of all the work done by researchers and activists to expose the discrepancies in the official account and the nature of 9/11 as what PNAC described as a "New Pearl Harbor". We owe it to the victims, the first responders, ourselves, and future generations.

Suggested donation: $15, sliding scale accepted


Sponsored by the Steering Committee
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Am I...

The only person to have a problem with Wayne Madsen's work? "Sources... sources... everywhere sources..." but nothing ever verified, no one ever produced to substantiate claims, etc... I don't mean to "harp" on the NYC Ballot Intiative because I do support it, but I'm just getting a little frustrated that people aren't more careful about who they follow or ask to speak (I wonder if Wayne will mention the nuclear events that took place at Ground Zero, which, in my mind, makes a mockery of the afflictions the 9/11 First Responders are suffering from). And WHY can't these events EVER take place on a weekend? I can't tell you how many events have taken place in NYC that I would have been more than happy to drive up to, but couldn't because they took place during the week when I have to work.

Take note of the last thing he says.

YOU WILL BE DISCREDITED. Words that have haunted me since the day he said them.

Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?

I meant to answer your question when you asked it the other day

No - you're not the only one who has a problem with his "work".

Madsen is the guy who gave us Barbara Olson sighted running around Europe, correct?

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That was Tom Flocco... Madsen was actually the one to point out that the Austria/Poland (I think those were the two) border she was "sighted" at didn't exist... I used to be a fan of Madsen's... however, over the years, I have seen some pretty shady stories come out... especially the "nuclear event" story at Ground Zero... I was infuriated by that one.

Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?

Ah thanks for clearing that up

So many purveyors of shady stories, so little time...

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This is Doable!

Getting 30,000 verified signatures in NYC is doable. Let's all do our part to get behind this effort. Please contribute what you can. There is no more important priority for the 9/11 movement over the next month.

I wish I could support this

but as it stands right now it's a Les Jamieson boobytrap.

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He had Paula Gloria...

Speak at St. Mark's last night from what I understand. PAULA GLORIA?!? W... T... F...? Nothing changes...

Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?

I would totally expect our Paula & Co... gate crash this rally--with Les being strategically ineffectual. Maybe the WAC provocations were just a warm up act, see what they can get away with, like...



I saw your post on 911Blogger. Here's what happened. Paula has been asking me and Frank Morales for weeks about doing a presentation on Nonviolent Communication to show her interview of Marshall Rosenberg, founder of this method of conflict resolution. She called me last Sunday saying she was going to be on Howard Stern the next morning and asked again to do this presentation and would mention St. Marks on the show along with the Ballot Initiative. After several hours of thinking through it as well as getting her agreement that there would be no talk of no-plane theories or anything other than NVC in the context of 9/11 outreach and petitioning, I went for it thinking that there would be huge exposure for the Ballot Initiative.

A few days later Luke emailed me and directed me to the MP3 of the Stern show. I listened to it and was appalled. It was a total freak show. Nico was on and was his usual vile self, calling me a war criminal. Just to think, I never did anything to him to illicit this abuse. But since he attacks everybody, I guess I'm in good company. I then cancelled Paula for the Sunday event at St. Marks and instead we screened Improbable Collapse. Attached is a photo of 3 of our folks counting petitions the same night. So it's important to set the record straight.

Since I have rarely blogged on the site (due to time challenges), I guess I don't have a login setup and couldn't respond online. I tried but I didn't see a way to register. So it would be great if you'd post the above.


Was anybody there?

Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?

I think...

The bottom line with regard to this is that Les should know better than to invite Paula Gloria to speak, even without her Howard Stern "total penetration" appearance. I remember the video of when Nico tried to put a moustache on Sabrina, essentially trying to "assault" her, and then Luke, and Sabrina were talking to the police saying they had video footage of it... Paula Gloria walks up, and says that she had video footage of them trying to attack Nico. Something that was complete, and total nonsense. She promotes "no planes" at the WTC... so even if she agreed not to talk about it, he STILL shouldn't have let her speak simply because of her "irresponsible" approach to the 9/11 attacks, and that she can't be trusted to BE responsible. I used to defend Les ALL OF THE TIME because he is one of the most active members of this movement. However, I stopped doing that once I saw how horrible his judgment is, and that he doesn't mind promoting bs (or can't seem to differentiate between good information and bs). Whatever, the reason... as I said, nothing changes. The definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes, and expecting different results.

Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?

Les Jamieson

Les said: Since I have rarely blogged on the site (due to time challenges), I guess I don't have a login setup and couldn't respond online. I tried but I didn't see a way to register. So it would be great if you'd post the above.

He designs websites, but cannot figure out how to register on 9/11 Blogger? That's interesting.

Les said: After several hours of thinking through it as well as getting her agreement that there would be no talk of no-plane theories or anything other than NVC in the context of 9/11 outreach and petitioning, I went for it thinking that there would be huge exposure for the Ballot Initiative.

Why is he even considering hosting Paula Gloria in the first place when Les himself is saying he is aware that she is a proponent of no-plane disinformation? You would think that after his very visible conflict with Nico at St Marks Church over Urantia, he would be a bit more resistant to give an associate a forum. Many sympathized with Les after that conflict and he became more immune to criticism as a result of that event.

Remember, this is the same person who organized the Ready for Mainstream conference that mixed Tarpley and Fetzer with Pepper and Schoenmann.

The same person who was caught distributing Criminal Politics, a blatantly anti-Semitic magazine, at St Marks Church several years ago.

One thing we need to do is to somehow communicate to Ralph Schoenmann and William Pepper what Les has been doing. Judging by his interview with Michael Wolsey, Schoenmann should be open to a critical view of Les Jamieson.

Great stuff

I really do hope that the ballot initiative is successful, it is the best thing we can hope for at this moment in time.
One thing I would say that in order to get the signatures people should really not be approached by people that are aggressive in their techniques. By tis I mean that we should just concentrate on getting the signature rather than preaching to people like a Jehovah witness.


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June 3rd folks!!! Hello realism?

They have one week from today to finish collecting 30,000 signatures plus at least 20% more to account for spoilage. It has taken them months to collect 3,000. There isn't some huge team arriving to help, and from what I understand, you can't collect signatures unless you are a resident or have taken a course.

The ballot initiative is dead. I wonder why they are trying to raise money for it. I wonder who really thinks that this failed strategy is the "culmination of all the work done by researchers and activists."


...they say their GOAL is to have 30,000+ signatures by THE END OF JUNE....also, they already have 7,500 signatures, not 3,000....

Also, FWIW, I find Madsen highly credible, if not infallible...the reason, IMO, he gets sources within the intelligence community to talk to him is precisely because he keeps them anonymous. He has done some great work lately on the recent triple assassinations of Palfrey, Hamad, and Carnaby.

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Doesn't change my point

I know they have more than 3000. That's how many they had a month ago. My point was that it took a long time. Looks like they've picked up 3000 plus in a month. Do you think they can get six times as many in the next month? I suppose I shouldn't say its impossible. I'm not optimistic, nor am I rooting for success.

Oh, and the goal line used to be June 3rd. I guess they have moved it back. I stand corrected.


seems like a SMALL number to me in NYC.