For immediate release.
Contact: David Swanson firstname.lastname@example.org 202-329-7847
Sheehan and other riders are available for interviews.
WHAT: Gold Star Mother and "peace mom" Cindy Sheehan will lead a Tour de Peace bike ride across the United States from the grave of her son Casey in Vacaville, Calif., to Washington, D.C., following the mother road, historic Route 66 to Chicago, and other roads from there on to D.C. Bicyclers will join in for all or part of the tour, which will include public events organized by local groups along the way. Complete route: http://tourdepeace.org/the-route.html
WHEN: The tour will begin on April 4, 2013, nine years after Casey Sheehan was killed in Iraq, and 45 years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was killed in Memphis. It will conclude on July 3, 2013, with a ride from Arlington National Cemetery to the White House.
Nearly two years after Zadroga bill signed, Ground Zero workers and others sickened or injured in 9/11 attacks haven't been paid
By Susan Edelman
December 9, 2012
Ground Zero responders and lower Manhattan residents sickened or injured in the 9/11 attacks can forget about any financial help from Uncle Sam before the holidays.
Nearly two years after President Obama signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act on Jan. 2, 2011, no one has gotten a dime.
“We’re going into the third year of the law, and the fact that no one’s been compensated after eight years of hard work to get the bill passed is unacceptable,” fumed Ground Zero advocate John Feal.
Congress appropriated $2.7 billion for a reopened Victim Compensation Fund to dole out $875 million in the first five years and the rest in 2016.
So far, 15,000 firefighters, cops, hardhats and others who lived, worked or went to school downtown have registered as potential claimants. But only 1,500 have filed applications, officials told The Post.
By Susan Edelman - New York Post - March 11th, 2012
The law firm that reaped more than $200 million in fees and expenses in the city’s court settlement with 10,000 Ground Zero workers now says it won’t represent those filing compensation claims under the federal Zadroga Act because rules forbid them to further bill the same clients, The Post has learned.
“By preventing us to be paid for our overhead and services, it essentially precludes us from representing the interests of our litigation clients” in the new Victim Compensation Fund, says a letter from Worby Groner Edelman & Napoli Bern.
John Feal, an advocate for 9/11 responders, called it “disturbing and appalling” that the firm had repeatedly led clients to believe it would represent them.
“This firm made over $200 million from the mass tort — you would think there would be a moral obligation to represent those sick and dying under Zadroga pro bono,” he said.
Nothing in the Zadroga law prevents the firm from keeping the clients. But lawyers who already collected a 25 percent fee in the $680 million city settlement cannot charge the same clients any more. Other lawyers can charge a 10 percent fee.
RT filmed this emotional footage of 9/11 first responders pouring their hearts out at a speech just blocks away from where the twin towers fell. The rally was in response to Congress defeating a federal bill that would have provided billions of dollars in health care for those sickened by toxins released by the collapse of the World Trade Center towers Sept. 11, 2001.
Yesterday, John Feal, along with several other 9/11 First Responders went down to Washington D.C. to attend the hearing on the James Zadroga 9/11 Health And Compensation Act. From what I understand, he was singled out by the Congressmen, and applauded for his efforts. I want to say congratulations John. Just to give people an idea of how much you've fought for the responders, here's a little tribute to you (that barely covers your fight). Thank you for doing the right thing. I am very proud to say that you are my friend.
The EPA is a “bunch of brainiacs and bookworms who just look at numbers but don’t look at people’s pain,” said John Feal, a construction worker who lost half a foot in an accident while working in “the pit” at Ground Zero. “The people [downtown] and in Brooklyn pay taxes and deserve to know their tax money is going to protect their health.”
John Feal - [NYMetro, 12/13/2005]
8 acts come together to do what congress failed to do and help the 9/11 first responders.
This concert is going to rock. Here's what we need you to do. Do your own concert. This needs to catch on as soon as possible. I've tried other avenues of promoting this, but the truth is, me and bureaucracy don't get along very well. Yes, even bureaucracy within 9/11 truth. So do it yourself or with the group of friends who you trust. Here's what you need;
Dean Puckett director of The Elephant In the Room a new documentary about the 9/11 truth movement and Gareth of We Are Change UK appear on British TV to discuss the film and 9/11 truth in general THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM is Available to Watch and buy 1st September 2008 exclusively at: http://www.nosmokewithoutfire.co.uk
There is no reason why these videos should not be going viral right now. Post links on blogs, on your own website, everything. Support our heroes, support the 9/11 Responders. This is an absolute PRESSING issue right now that must be dealt with.
Mark in Philadelphia
Young Americans For Accountability
Former NYPD and Suffolk County Parks Officer, Who Responded to 9/11, to Receive Power Scooter From The SCOOTER Store at Benefit
Former NYPD and Suffolk County Parks Officer, Who Responded to 9/11, to Receive Power Scooter
From The SCOOTER Store at Benefit Event in Smithtown
Posted on : 2008-04-04 | Author : The SCOOTER Store
News Category : PressRelease
Surprise Donation Will Be Made to Middle Island Man, 32, Injured Twice in the Line of Duty
MIDDLE ISLAND, N.Y., April 4, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released by The SCOOTER Store:
WHO: Kevin O'Connor, 32, Middle Island resident, and former New York City patrolman and Suffolk County parks policeman
John Feal, President, The FealGood Foundation and benefit organizer Rep. Tim Bishop (NY - 1st District) Suffolk County Legislator John M. Kennedy Jr Anthony Pepe, a Mobility Manager at The SCOOTER Store George Santos, a Mobility Manager at The SCOOTER Store Anne Bauman, Vice President, The FealGood Foundation
WHAT: A surprise donation of a power wheelchair will be made during a benefit event honoring 9/11 responder Kevin O'Connor.
John Feal talks about Dennis Kucinich
Quote: "......people who have seen the bottom can rise to the top and continue to help others and keep that message..........I believe in helping others less fortunate..........."
Students seek aid for 9/11 workers
Friday, December 14, 2007
By Jessica Driscoll
MONROE TWP. Since 9/11, many first-responders have had to fight for medical benefits and workman's compensation for the injuries and illnesses they suffered, and a local group of fifth-graders have joined in with them.
The students of Doris Freeman's fifth-grade class are raising awareness of the rescue workers' plight and encouraging people to contribute to their cause.
"We researched how many first responders are now suffering from lung and kidney conditions and how the government often refused to help them," said fifth-grader Gianna Massi.
"We're trying to get people to realize this and to make donations to the Feal Good Foundation so they can be helped."
Todays show features:
'The Elephant in the Room' Dean talks with first responder John Feal
Mykal and Mohsin discuss 9/11 and The Propaganda Model
Toseef talks with Dylan Avery about Loose Change Final Cut
The show goes out 6pm - 7pm GMT on Resonance 104.4 FM Click here
Should you miss the show it will be made available in the archive later today Click here
[EDIT] Here is the actual link for an mp3 of the 8th show: Clicky
(This a 'rough cut' ....We are currently working on the post production of the entire event which will be available on DVD in the coming weeks. Please vist 911hartford.org for further updates.)
First Responder Panel:
Opening speech of John Feal, founder of the FealGood Foundation, followed by a question and answer period with John and foundation attorney Sean Riorden.