Dear Friends and Fellow Advocates for Answers and Accountability December 31, 2009

December 31, 2009

Dear Friends and Fellow Advocates for Answers and Accountability,

As we look ahead to 2010, we at NYC CAN would like to offer our deepest thanks to everyone who contributed to a remarkable and historic campaign, and we would like to take a moment to celebrate the achievements that give us much to build upon in 2010.

2009 was a year of tremendous progress for our cause. Among a long list of successes, a peer-reviewed paper was published in a mainstream scientific journal documenting the discovery of active thermitic material in the World Trade Center dust; the petition of architects and engineers calling for a new investigation into the WTC destruction has leaped to nearly 1,000 signatories while founding member Richard Gage, AIA travels the world delivering his analysis of the buildings’ demise to thousands of concerned citizens and leaders. The increasing strength and credibility of our message is evidenced by the ever greater frequency of media breakthroughs casting a positive light on the questions we pose.

Thanks to your support, NYC CAN is proud to consider the ballot initiative campaign in New York among the many victories that furthered our cause in 2009. 80,000 New Yorkers – nearly 8% of the number who voted in the 2009 mayoral election in America’s largest city – signed a petition calling for a new 9/11 investigation. Just last week we learned one of those 80,000 signatories is a councilmember elect, intent upon helping us advance our cause with the local government once in office. A few hundred thousand more New Yorkers, while not prepared to take the leap of faith and sign the petition, were directly educated about the need for a new investigation. A dozen mainstream news outlets in the United States and Europe covered the campaign’s success, and perhaps most importantly, a tectonic shift occurred – after eight years of research and education, we have begun to collectively hone in on the endgame.

It is this “endgame” to which NYC CAN will continue to dedicate itself in 2010. In the months since the ballot initiative campaign ended, we have recuperated, reflected and regrouped. After committing more than a year to the single objective of a ballot initiative, NYC CAN’s approach in 2010 will expand to a multi-pronged pursuit of educational, legislative and legal avenues to bringing about a true investigation:

1) “Vote For Answers 2010”, a national campaign of local ballot initiatives aimed at moving 9/11 into the light of open public discussion and manifesting the public’s will for a new and truly independent 9/11 investigation.

2) Continuous education and lobbying of supportive New York City officials.

3) A civil law suit to be filed by 9/11 families to bring real 9/11 evidence into federal court.

4) “Common Sense”, an educational campaign tying all of NYC CAN's efforts together, comprised of credible, expert spokespeople capable of winning the hearts and minds of the American people.

The first step on the promising road ahead is already underway. NYC CAN has teamed up with the Monadnock 9/11 Truth Alliance and other New Hampshire advocates to launch Vote For Answers New Hampshire.

Because only 25 signatures are required for the insertion of an article on New Hampshire town ballots, Vote For Answers New Hampshire has set an ambitious goal of placing its article on 40 town ballots across the state at local elections this spring. The article reads:

Shall New Hampshire's Congressional Delegation be instructed to pursue a new and independent investigation to address thoroughly all of the evidence and unanswered questions related to the events of September 11, 2001? (The record of the vote on this article shall be transmitted by the Town of ________ to New Hampshire's Congressional Delegation.)

Already, petitioning efforts are underway in 21 towns, and several Town Halls have confirmed the wording is appropriate to be placed on their ballot.

The campaign has been publicly endorsed by the Former Mayor of Keene Michael E.J. Blastos, as well as by a bipartisan lineup of current and former State Representatives including Peter Allen, Peter Espiefs, Betty B. Hall, Paul Harrington, Barbara Hull Richardson and Charles Weed. All seven local New Hampshire leaders have signed their names to the following statement to be printed in the Keene Sentinel and other local newspapers next week:

“As current and former public servants, it is our duty to raise our voice with those from across the country and around the world to call attention to the omissions and falsehoods in the official account of the events of September 11, 2001. The good people of New Hampshire are asked to sacrifice ever more in the War on Terrorism and yet there has been no true investigation into the events of September 11th for which this war is being fought. So long as our policies continue to be based on those tragic events, it will never be too late for honest answers to reasonable questions that to this day go unanswered. In defense of our nation and in defense of freedom itself, we must get to the bottom of what happened.”

If you live in New Hampshire or if you have friends in New Hampshire, please contact us at so that we can expand the reach of the campaign to include as many towns as possible. With success in New Hampshire we will pave the way for Vote For Answers 2010 to be carried out next November in a dozen other states that allow non-binding voter initiatives.

We will keep you updated as this effort and our other efforts unfold over the coming months. If you have skills or experience related to political organizing, public relations, legal work, graphic design or web design and you are looking for ways to contribute, we invite you to contact us and help shape the next step forward in 9/11 advocacy.

In closing, Janette MacKinlay – the courageous 9/11 survivor who gave the first sample of WTC dust to Dr. Steven Jones and has been an invaluable member of NYC CAN’s Executive Council – created a holiday arrangement of Ikebana art called “Flame of Truth” that she wanted to share with everyone to wish us all a warm and happy holidays. Her work is dedicated to finding solace and hope after September 11th – you can view more of it at

From everyone at NYC CAN, we thank you for your incredible support, and we wish you a happy and enriching New Year. Together we can make 2010 a breakthrough year.


Ted Walter

Thinkers think and talkers talk. Patriots ACT.

New York Authorities Have Jurisdiction To Investigate 9/11

New York City (District Attorney) and New York state (Attorney General) authorities have the authority to investigate the scientific evidence for demolition of the WTC. What happened at the WTC in the months and weeks prior to 9/11 will likely explain why the towers were destroyed.

A major New York state and New York city effort (via media ads and other means) seeking accountability is long overdue. Funding for such an effort could equal or exceed that acheived by the NYCCAN effort.

AE9/11Truth and NYCCAN seem to possess the savvy to lead such an effort.

The federal government listens to no one, but local NY authorities are more subject to the will of the public.

This seems to be one of the last avenue toward 9/11 accountability available to truth seekers.


Thanks, Ted, for the update and your valiant effort. The proposed ad campaign could be very compelling if the safety of skyscrapers is included - even the judge was shocked that there was no investigation of 9/11 as to building safety (and in reality only a cursory review.) Quotes should also be included by Rodriguez and the late Jennings. These quotes are Q.E.D.

NY States Attorney Generals offices

are housed in a Larry Silverstein owned building on 120 Broadway

Why doesn't anybody report that?

2010 Zogby 9/11 Poll

In additon to specific campaigns to present and promote the scientific evidence for controlled demoliton of the World Trade Center--- NYC CAN should consider funding a New York 9/11 Opinion poll. I emailed this suggestion to Ted W. previously and he responded that it was "an excellent idea." This would put new wind in the sails of the truth movement.

I agree that NYC CAN should focus on the NYC District Attorney and State Attorney General as Aidan has repeatedly urged.

As for fundraising I would expect NYC CAN to practice what it preaches regarding accountability. I would like to see specific "chip in" amounts reflecting the dollars raised for definite campaigns. Donors should always know the amounts received and spent. Full disclosure.


It gives me no pleasure to be a naysayer, but I see nothing in the track records of either of the machine-run city or state governments of New York that leads me to believe they are any less committed to defense of the official conspiracy theory than are the feds. With all that's wrong with the official account of the crimes that took place in NYC, it speaks volumes about the priorities of NY officials that they have not taken any initiative on their own to get to the bottom of things. Exposing the truth about 9/11 would be so damaging to the political status quo in this country that those currently benefiting from it--including those holding public office--have a motivation to keep that truth from coming to light.

Any such efforts should be undertaken with expectations adjusted accordingly, lest disillusionment take its toll on the movement, as a result of expending so much energy on pleading with our adversaries in power--i.e., defenders of lies and opponents of the truth--to please, please, change their ways, become like us and do the right thing.

Good point..

"The federal government listens to no one, but local NY authorities are more subject to the will of the public."

I like the idea of science fairs proposed here by NH chemist Marc Basile who has proposed his own research for review. Imagine a 2nd peer reviewed paper confirming Dr Jones research and the mountain of evidence on tour throughout NY and NH, from Buffalo to Manchester. Let people come and see for themselves. Its one thing to wake up local politicians, but another to get them to act. Public awareness goes a long way in getting them to do just that. Invite local professional AE groups to attend both for and against.



One of the long term goals of 9.11 truth

should be to move youngsters into politics & replace one of the current actors.

The Ron Paul movement is all about that & needs to be given some credit.

Didn't really want to make a

Didn't really want to make a full blog post about this... but FYI... (found on ReddIt)

"I am a debunker of 9/11 conspiracy theories."

we're still with you

As a proud citizen of the great state of N.H. I feel a great sense of pride to be part of the movement here in N.H to bring those responsible for the crimes of not just 9/11, but crimes again the great people of the U.S.A. and the world to justice. As evidenced we have been vigilant in our task and have seen many rewards along the way, but we still have a long way to go. I feel that the start of the new decade will bring us much reconciliation between the peoples of this planet and that the coming times will define us as species of great power and understanding. We have to decide now what legacy we will leave for our children. Welcome to the OUR new world.

How do you get a fair shake in NY

when one of the main suspects (larry silverstein) who owned & develped WTC7 from the ground up.. HOUSES the attorney generals offices of NY? I believe they occupy 6 floors paying rent to Silverstein Properties.

I also believe Silverstein was a $ major backer of young Cumo's Dad.