Director Of 9/11: Press For Truth Endorses NYCCAN

Ray Nowosielski

From 2003 to 2006, I devoted much of my life to directing the documentary Press For Truth. I and my colleagues made this movie because we wanted to make a wider audience aware of the amazing story and important issues championed by our heroes, "the Jersey Girls".

These four mothers from New Jersey, widowed on 9/11, were still fresh in their grief as they began a noble fight for what they saw as a common sense cause: an independent investigation. Such an endeavor, they felt, would determine all pertinent facts related to the murder of their husbands so that We the People would have the necessary information to properly deal with any and all wrongdoers and to fix any problems with America's systems of protection for it's citizens. Only by doing this could they ensure that nothing like what happened to their loved ones would ever happen to anyone else's loved ones.

It is important to understand that were it not for the fourteen months of constant, devoted lobbying by the Jersey Girls and eight other victims' relatives, calling themselves the 9/11 Family Steering Committee, there would have been no 9/11 Commission. This was *their* investigation, and from the outset they presented it's chairman, Tom Kean, and the rest of the commissioners with a list of over 300 detailed questions that they knew needed answered. In my opinion, there could be no better gage for assessing the success or failure of an investigation into September 11th than to examine how well it did in answering these questions.

In July 2004, that commission concluded it's work and released it's Final Report. Jersey Girls Mindy Kleinberg and Lorie Van Auken began the time-consuming task of cross-referencing the 571-page report with their original list of questions, dividing them into lists of "answered", "partially answered", and "not answered". By the time our team showed up at Lorie's house with our cameras in the spring of 2005, they had just completed this work. They were heart-broken to reveal for the first time in our movie that 70% of their questions had not been answered.

I endorse the new efforts of the New York City Coalition for Accountability Now ( to get a new investigation onto this November's ballot. It is long overdue. Such a new investigation must include subpeona powers and an oversight role for the victims' relatives. I hope that you too will do whatever you can to support this effort.

Thank you Ray.

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?


is Amy Goodman, Charlie Sheen, Michael Moore, Thom Hartmann, Ed Begley Jr, Ralph Nader, Rosie O'Donnell, Jesse Ventura, Gore Vidal, Willie Nelson?

Any combination of these names could stir up quite a bit of press and attention to NYC CAN.

“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.


Trying to get Amy to cover it.

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?



July 27, 2009

SEVENTY THOUSAND New Yorkers signed the NYC CAN petition, raising their voices in support of NYC CAN’s demand for accountability. They have chosen to place the decision to create a new 9/11 investigation – a REAL 9/11 investigation – exactly where it belongs: before the voters of New York City this November. The voices of SEVENTY THOUSAND Americans who believe in democracy and believe that government exists to serve the people – and not the other way around – have been GAGGED by ONE so-called “PUBLIC SERVANT” – The New York City Clerk – who denied the petition and the voice of the people.

Welcome to America. Democracy denied.

Did you REALLY expect those in halls of power to honor the WILL OF THE PEOPLE? Did you expect this demand for accountability to go uncontested by those who have forgotten the very meaning of the word? Perhaps this obstruction of democracy would go unchallenged in THEIR America. Not in OUR America.

9/11 family members, first responders and survivors expected nothing less than business as usual and ARE NOT HAVING IT. They are preparing to take the City of New York to court to challenge the wrongful denial of our right to decide on the creation of a new 9/11 investigation.

Friends, your determination and generosity have brought us to this crucial moment. TRUTH IS AT THE CROSSROADS, DEMOCRACY UNDER FIRE AND THE DEFINING MOMENT IN THE QUEST FOR ACCOUNTABILITY IS UPON US. This is YOUR movement and nothing may bring you closer to attaining truth than NYC CAN. Stand in the light and demand ANSWERS, not in the shadows of those who would deny you such answers.

THE BIG NEWS: the most experienced election lawyer in New York City stands ready to represent the 9/11 families, first responders and survivors in court in an HISTORIC FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY AND TRUTH. BUT WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. This is your chance – your ONE chance – to stand with the 9/11 families, first responders and survivors, and demand accountability. THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE WORKED FOR, AND WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE IF WE STAND TOGETHER NOW.

Donate over $25 and we’ll mail you a free NYC CAN button. Donate over $50 and you will receive a free NYC CAN button and a well-made NYC CAN t-shirt.

ACT RIGHT NOW. Go to – – and donate whatever you can to bring the quest for answers to the biggest stage it has ever had: THE NEW YORK CITY BALLOT.

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” Theodore Parker

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

Just Gave $50 for the Third Time

If Not Me? Who? If Not Now? When?