August 24, 2009

On Monday, August 10, NYC CAN began a comprehensive review of the nearly 26,000 signatures invalidated by the New York City Board of Elections and City Clerk. With 26,003 signatures accepted as valid by the City, at least 3,997 additional signatures were needed to exceed the threshold of 30,000 signatures. 10 days, 50 volunteers and 1,000 man-hours later, we are thrilled to report we have so far discovered 6,924 signatures we will argue were wrongly invalidated.

In addition, the Court has granted an extension allowing us to complete our review of 6 unfinished volumes. We anticipate having well over 7,000 additional valid signatures once the review is complete. The 50+ individuals who helped conduct the review take great pride in knowing their work has stopped the silencing of 7,000 New York City voters and allowed their voices to be heard.

On Friday, August 28, we must serve a Bill of Particulars listing all signatures we argue should be deemed valid by the Court. Special Referee Louis Crespo will begin a line-by-line review of the disputed signatures on Tuesday, September 8, and is scheduled to complete his review by Friday, September 18.

Pending the outcome of the Court’s review of the disputed signatures, lawyers for NYC CAN and the City will begin arguing the legality of the petition’s proposed amendment to the City Charter.

Looking ahead, NYC CAN will submit an additional 28,000 signatures on September 3 to satisfy the requirement of 15,000 valid signatures needed to override the City Council’s failure to act on the petition. The 60-day period for the City Council to approve the referendum’s placement on the ballot ended today, August 24, 2009. If NYC CAN wins in court, the submission of 15,000 more valid signatures will guarantee the referendum’s placement on the ballot.

Legal proceedings are expected to last through the month of September, by which time a favorable determination from the Court is needed in order for the referendum to be placed on this November’s ballot. Over the last 25 years six ballot initiatives have been attempted in New York City. Only one has made it on the ballot: the 1993 initiative to limit New York City elected officials to two terms in office, whose supporters also had to go to court to prove the initiative legal before passage by the voters, and which was nevertheless undone by the City Council last year. We will battle against all odds to see that the initiative to establish a critically needed reinvestigation of 9/11 does not suffer the same fate as past ballot initiatives.

NYC CAN now calls upon its thousands of members and millions aware of the egregious inadequacy of the 9/11 Commission Report to help ensure our fight for a real investigation does not go unnoticed by the larger public. Nearly 80,000 New Yorkers have put pen to paper to call for the right of all New Yorkers to vote an impartial, independent investigation into existence. This momentous step forward in the quest for truth about September 11th will be looked upon with admiration across the globe. Through the ages those who have fought for justice did not win by backing down when their government said no. We will continue this fight and future efforts with the same determination that has gotten us to where we stand today.

Thinkers think and talkers talk. Patriots ACT.

Give us some numbers to call...

...we are angry and we are with you in this struggle. Now give us some people we can call and harrass over this so we can help you.

"Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government." -The Declaration of Independence

I'll tell you who to harass..........................

.......................any and all of the journalists, editors, managers, and owners of the alternative media.
They have been completely silent on this great, historical grassroots effort. They have purposely and collectively censored this information.
These are some of the venues in the alternative media that are participating in the conspiracy to censor all 9/11 information, evidence and news:

Amy Goodman of DemocracyNow
Alexander Cockburn of Counterpunch
Joshua Holland of Alternet (this one especially as Joshua has written several articles insulting the 9/11 movement...........this is a media venue that prides itself on bringing to its readers the information that the msm will not)
Justin Raimondo of

And anyone from Zmag, CommonDreams, Nation magazine, MotherJones, etc etc.

And I'd add...

Jon Stewart, The Daily Show
Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report

These guys (or most probably, their corporate bosses) seem to have drawn a line in the sand which stops at any and all things that even remotely touch upon 9/11 Truth. Despicable. They rightly slam many of our "leaders" for their misuses of executive privileges and their admittedly laughable foibles and personal absurdities. But they won't touch 9/11 unless it's only in passing. Their attitude is even more demeaning because the show originates out of New York. Why don't some NYCCAN reps (or others) go stand in front of the entrance to their building and try to politely inform them of this historical undertaking and its impending outcome in September. They even benefit from the cover of the 9/11 Anniversary, which seems to allow journalists to speak about, um, respin 9/11 according to the latest official talking points.

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Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman has spoken up in support of a new investigation. Please take into consideration, also, that despite the fact that she isn't all about a new investigation, she has spoken

up, and, she is a phenomenal journalist, daring to expose many things other journalists would not touch. It is to our advantage that those like her, few and far between, responsible

journalists, that is, are out there speaking up in behalf of humanity. Her career is expanding. We need those like her now. When she is in more prominent positions she will be able

to speak out more, giving more power for our interests in general. She should not speak excessively about this issue now, as she is ascending, and gaining more respect. She

should not lose momentum in the progression of her career. We know the way that happens when 9-11-01 and the government's many inconsistencies with actual science and

video evidence, the demise of those that speak up. Let's not allow her to be marginalized.

WE are unstoppable now.

Remember that one of our greatest obstacles is the media. Those like Amy Goodman gaining prominence is to our advantage. Let's not slow her down. She, at some point will be
unstoppable, and my bet is, she will be more outspoken than this point in time on 9-11-01. Thanks.

The most severe form of learning disorders are owned by those that "already know everything."

What you don't know

is that Amy Goodman is the worst enemy of 9/11 truth in alternative media. She doesn't even talk to 9/11 family members and dismisses AE911Truth. She was there, at WTC 7 and she's not talking. She framed DRG when he was a guest by also inviting Chip Berlet.

There comes a time when silence is betrayal. For Amy Goodman, that time has come long ago. Democracy now, or later? I prefer now.

'Ascending' toward what?

Sorry, but I can't help but see a lot of wishful thinking in this comment. Typically, whether in politics or in the news media, the leash gets tighter the higher one 'ascends.' And at no point, regardless at what stage of the career ladder one is at, will 9/11--of all issues--become 'safe' to start telling the truth about.

Daily Show Guests will have to Speak Out

I love Jon Stewart but agree that this show is a total 9/11 truth blackout. You would think that one of his guests might say something. This also underscores the need for more books. Phillip Shenon was interviewed and Jesse Ventura when their books came out. So the subject can be breached on air. We need more authors.

Keith Olbermann seems likewise compromised. Just the other night he ran down a litany of things the Bush admin. hyped for terror politics. And went into a tirade about how threats were exaggerated or old information was put out, and how terror levels were raised for political reasons.

AlterNet's latest insult

In today's article "Is Glenn Beck Finished?" AlterNet further insults 9/11 truth by conflating us with the other nonsense spouted by Beck, such as when Glenn Beck called Obama a racist and called for another Bin Laden attack on America as being helpful. Then the article says:

"He's hosted 9/11 truther Alex Jones on his show, and helped fan the bizarre conspiracy theory that FEMA plans to imprison dissidents in internment camps." Of course the problem here is that Alex Jones IS associated with the 9/11 truth movement in a very big way.

So AlterNet fails to report on NYC CAN and scientific findings while slamming 9/11 by association with undesirable things. Their MO is clear.

I just posted this...

On Amy Goodman's Facebook page, and all I said was "SHAAAME..."

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?

How can we help?

This update from NYC CAN neglected to tell us supporters outside of NYC how we can help.
Do you want us to write letters or what?

They are asking...

"to help ensure our fight for a real investigation does not go unnoticed by the larger public..."

That means to tell your friends and family about it. Tell your co-workers about it. Call/write your local media, and ask them to cover it. Call/write New York media, and ask them to cover it. Call/write what is considered to be the "alternative media" in this country, and ask them to cover it. Print flyers about NYCCAN, and hand them out during outside actions. Post about NYCCAN across the web. On sites that may be friendly, or may not be. There are a multitude of things you can be doing.

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?

send a check

sending funds is the most direct way to help the NYC CAN volunteers and workers. This supports adding more petitioners for the referendum vote, and for educational efforts where it counts most, in New York City.

Also, to find others in NYC and elsewhere to go to their web site

So they can continue building a massive grassroots movement. Taking these steps for truth and transparency, rather than denial and cover-up, will add pressure for the peoples' voices to be heard, eventually. It is important not to get negative, discouraged, or to give up because of the anti-Constitution obstructionists (i.e. media, governments, academic military complex).

There will also be a rally for NYC CAN at the conference in NYC on this upcoming 9/11 (weekend) anniversary -


I am...

Avoiding the "choir" this year, and am going to go pay my respects down at Ground Zero. I may pop my head in to Luke's event since the proceeds go to 9/11 First Responders, etc... but overall I am not happy about 1) the two separate events 2) some of the speakers. So as a matter of principle, I am avoiding the "choir." How dare ANYONE play games with the credibility of this cause during the time of year when the eyes of the world are on us (or EVER for that matter). It is inexcusable.

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?

Naomi Wolf...

Just promoted NYCCAN on Facebook.

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?