For immediate release.
Contact: David Swanson email@example.com 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 Newnham 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.
An excellent lineup of speakers is booked for Saturday November 3, 2007 at Saint Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut, to speak about 9/11 from various critical viewpoints. Steven E. Jones and Richard Gage will discuss the destruction of the WTC towers, John Feal will be there to speak for the 9/11 first responders, three 9/11 Family Members will be there; Donna Marsh O'Connor, Robert McIlvaine and Gordon Haberman. (Mr. Haberman will be speaking publicly for the first time at a 9/11 conference.) Rounding out the list of speakers is Dr. William Pepper, a man who has waded hip-deep through through infiltration as well as mis- and dis- information campaigns through his investigations into the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. His advice on quality of evidence should be taken to heart, as he has been targeted with tainted goods at least once before.
This looks like a top-shelf introduction to 9/11 skepticism, with some fine speakers... congratulations to the organizers!
Please watch and share these videos with your friends and family (again)
Please make a donation to the Feal Good Foundation www.fealgoodfoundation.com (again)
Please buy the rest of these shirts from We Are Change which also goes to the first responders. www.wearechange.org/2007/09/please-help-70-of-911-rescue-workers.html
Let's do more for these guys/girls than our criminal government has
John Feal on Star Jones
John Feal at Webster Hall
I wish to thank everyone for their support and well wishes. While I got a chance to make a difference in 3 lives last week while risking my own health, I want you all to know I will not stop there. From 9/11 responders to Americans across the board who need help while our federal govt sits idle, I will stress the message of compassion, love and caring for those less fortunate. I will also continue to be a big pain in the ass to those who should be helping and are not. Jon Gold you and the truth movement ROCK, ROCK, ROCK and if anyone needs my other kidney they can have it.
FealGood Foundation Founder
9/11 Responder Advocate
Good luck John. - Jon
John Feal, a Nesconset resident and former demolition expert, has dedicated his life to helping others after losing half his foot working at the World Trade Center site in the aftermath of 9/11.
BY STACEY ALTHERR | firstname.lastname@example.org
August 30, 2007
In January, John Feal was ready to give his kidney to a perfect stranger. But they weren't a good match.
That bad news led to a series of events that will culminate this morning in a Manhattan hospital and potentially save not one life, but three.
The daisy chain started by Feal includes six surgeons who will conduct three simultaneous kidney transplants at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.
Most of you have heard of John Feal. If by the off chance you haven't, John was a demolition supervisor that worked for six days at Ground Zero, until his foot was crushed by an eight-ton steel beam, resulting in the loss of half of his foot. He spent 11 weeks in the hospital, and a bit longer learning how to cope.
John is an amazing individual. He was willing to risk life and limb in order to help with the efforts down at Ground Zero. Since being hurt, he has become one of the leading advocates for 9/11 First Responders that are now sick and dying, and has started an organization called "The FealGood Foundation" that assists those very same responders.
Because of his efforts, he has managed to help 100's of 9/11 First Responders, if not more.
John is a very "colorful" individual with a heart of Gold. He holds no punches when speaking his mind, and I admire him for that. Here are some great John Feal quotes:
Open Letter from 9/11 Rescue Worker to Rudy Giuliani
Friday, August 10th, 2007
My name is John Feal. I am a 9/11 responder who was horribly injured at Ground Zero during the clean and recovery. I spent 11 weeks in the hospital fighting for my life and lost half of my left foot. But please do not feel sorry for me.
Yesterday in Ohio you praised yourself a hero and compared yourself to the real heroes of 9/11. You say you were there longer then most 9/11 responders -- that sir is an insult to the 9/11 community.
The thousands of responders including the three in Michael Moore's movie SICKO got sick on your watch. And while you paraded around being hailed a hero, the real heroes of 9/11 got sicker and many have died. Regina Cervantes, Billy Maher, and John Graham are heroes -- they are my heroes -- and they were forced by our government's neglect and denial to seek help elsewhere. So what if it was Cuba? If your wife or son was sick, and you were told the only place to get your loved one help was in Cuba, I believe sir you would not hesitate. So whether it is Cuba, Russia, China, Mars, Venus... help is help. And the problem is not where they got help, but that our great country and federal government failed them. You failed the real heroes of 9/11, and the great people of New York and now you want to run this country.
Attacking Michael Moore and the 9/11 responders is not the way for any self-proclaimed hero to act. Mr. Moore has helped these responders, has helped dozens more and is continuing to help these brave souls while elected officials sit idle and let heroes die.
I implore you, Rudy Giuliani, to meet these three wonderful human beings. I implore you, Rudy Giuliani, to step up to the plate and grow a set of Abe Lincolns and help all 9/11 responders who got sick on your watch. Many more will die if our great nation and not-so-great leaders continue to leave great New Yorkers and Americans without care. Shame on you sir for being a poseur and trying to capitalize on your mistakes while thousands of true heroes get sicker.
In closing, sir, I wish you great health and happiness, but not success in your presidential campaign unless you do what is morally right and start helping 9/11 heroes. If you couldn't help the people of our great city, then how in Sam Hill are you going to help the people of this country?
Sincerely & God Bless,
9/11 responder/advocate/founder of the Fealgood Foundation
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 6:04 PM
Wield Your Mighty Pen for Us, Mr. President
By 9/11 first responder John Feal, founder of the FealGood Foundation
NEW YORK -- A pen in my hands could make some difference in the lives around me, and I work through the FealGood Foundation to make sure the documents I sign relieve some of the suffering of my fellow 9/11 responders. If I could, I would use my pen as you used yours last week. I would save my buddies.
In commuting the prison sentence of your friend Scooter, you said you believed the sentence imposed was too severe. Boy, can I relate.
When I look at the life sentences imposed on 9/11 responders suffering with acute illness, financial and emotional ruin and nearly six long years of neglect by their city, state and federal government leaders, I fill with rage and frustration. You've seen some of us in 'SiCKO,' so I know you are aware of our plight. My pen can only relieve tiny bits of their suffering. Yours could lift much more.
BY MICHELLE VARGA
Thursday, July 5, 2007 4:51 PM CDT
Want to hear Doo Wop artists that make you “FealGood,” and enjoy a concert designed to help many 9/11 First Responders and their families?
Friend Entertainment, Ltd., along with the FealGood Foundation, will be hosting a “Doo-Wop for the First Responders of 9/11” concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 at Queens College's Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts/Colden Auditorium.
All of the profits from the show will go to foundations for the families of the First Responders of 9/11, said Norman Wasserman, creator of Friend Entertainment.
The concert will include performances by original Doo-Wop artists: Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, The Duprees, Frankie Lymon's “Legendary” Teenagers, Jay Siegel and The Tokens, Vito Picone and The Elegants and Cleveland Still and The Dubs, according to Wasserman, who began the fund-raising organization 19 years ago.
Big thanks to www.peppini.com
This is a video of Vito Valenti recently made by Sak from www.peppini.com. Because of the fund-raising we've done, and the help we are giving Vito, and the FealGood Foundation, this video is dedicated to the 9/11 Truth Movement.
Some representation by the Fealgood Foundation and a cameo by Vito.
David Weiss passed away on 9/11. He was one of the brave 343 firemen that gave their lives that day. In Arizona, I met David's sister, Michele Little. Since then, she and I have become good friends. She is one of the most positive people I know, and I am thankful for having met her. Through me, Michele met John Feal of the FealGoodFoundation. Michele is currently in the process of setting up a 9/11 Responders Fund in order to help out. She has asked that I help her out with some of the web stuff for her site. Here is a variation of the header I made.
Anyway, just wanted to share.
First Responder Benefit the Pinnacle of what should be an amazing weekend for activism.
Ohio: April 27 - 29th
To contact me or get active:
The first video is entitled, "Contagious Giving - Can We Pull It Off?" This is a concert John went to recently at Queens College. They let John speak, and he promoted the July 21st Benefit Concert. He managed to sell A LOT of tickets.
The second video is entitled, "John Feal on FOX & FRIENDS TV Broadcast April 16, 2007." As you can see, this took place today. John was debating Jeff Endean about whether or not Michael Moore is using first responders to make America look bad.
BIG THANKS to www.peppini.com
I already bought my ticket, and will be attending. If you can, please do the same. - Jon
Flyer To Hand Out With Other 9/11 Related Flyers
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Founder John Feal
Founder John Feal
To everyone in the 9/11 truth movement, by now most of you know I have formed a relationship with many of you and support your cause. This is due to Jon Gold, and his tremendous passion for the truth. While I cannot sit here typing and say what happened on 9/11/01 to those buildings is truth, fact, or fiction, I can say I stand behind you 100%, because anyone or any group that has the passion and tenacity to fight for what they believe in, well then I am proud to say I support your cause. If all 9/11 organizations, could only join together and support each other, maybe, just maybe real success would follow. My only goal is the same as yours, we seek the truth. Whether that day, those leading up to it, or why great Americans are sick and dying now because of it.