NYC 9-11 Truth Takes
Back Ground Zero
The Bush Regime Engineered 9-11 Lessons from Activist Trenches
Majority of New Yorkers Supports the Truth Movement!
* Police illegally and forcibly move two people holding
* Respectful Dialogue on the Streets of NYC
* Homeland Security Spies?
* Next event, January 10th
(special to From The Wilderness)
January 4th, 2003 -- ( FTW ) The NYC
Truth Movement permanently, and completely, took back
Ground Zero from the Neo-Conservative false-patriotic
agenda today. In true New York fashion, 911 Truth activists
unveiled the now legendary banner, which read, “THE
BUSH REGIME ENGINEERED 9-11” in front of the World
Trade Center footprint.
At least 20 women over the age of 40, of all ethnic backgrounds
said, “God bless you for being here”. Dozens
of photos were taken by New Yorkers and tourists from
all over the world (oddly enough, including tourists
from Saudi Arabia), and people were dying to get our
information. 90% of the people were open to hear what
we had to say, 9% were not, and less than 1% were very
frightened of us so they did what any frightened animal
does, bark as loud as they can. Another small percentage
of people disagreed with us whole-heartily, but chose
to engage us in intelligent dialogue. This included off-duty
military personnel, more on that later in this report.
But it’s clear, and definitive – New York
supports the 9-11 Truth Movement. The NY Truth Movement
is calling for an international day of solidarity this
Saturday, January 10th. We will be at Ground Zero and
by extension, so will you. Make signs and banners of
whatever 9-11 Truth message you want to support, and
hand out printed educational material.
All day we championed American Patriot Ellen Mariani;
we told everyone of the lawsuit she filed against the
Bush administration for allowing the 9-11 attacks to
happen for political gain. Over 1,000 Deception Dollars
were handed out. One woman was distributing (9/11-family
member) Mindy Kleinberg’s historic statement to
the so-called “Independent” Commission to
investigate 9-11. We let everyone know the Commission
has been reduced to a Cover-Up Commission
Some handed out the recent, brilliant, New York Press
which had 9-11 as the cover story. There were multiple
strategies implemented. The diverse opinions of the
NY Truth Movement were well reflected. I primarily stuck
with what I believe is the most damning evidence of
all, the controlled demolition of World Trade Center building
Destruction of our Rights
Right at the very start, my fellow activist Jeff Blank
was physically grabbed and forced backwards away from
the front of the World Trade Center Path Station. He
was tossed across the street for merely holding a sign.
Jeff is a professional resistor of fascism, he heads
the “Stop the Police State Coalition”;
Lyn Stewart is his defense attorney. Jeff created our
sign, and has been promoting this message in NYC for
months. Nico Haupt held the banner with Jeff, and as
the police forcibly moved them, Nico briefly grabbed
onto a street pole in resistance.
I wasn’t there for any of this. I showed up just
after the fact as Jeff was in the street yelling, loudly,
about free speech and what it means to be free. Very
boldly, he compared Bush regime to the German Nazi
regime. Police and Military looked on, as Jeff finished what
he had to say, scattered applause came from a few who
showed early support.
Police try to
get Jeff Blank to move again, this time without
grabbing him, but try to trick him – didn’t
That was the last of the police blatantly
subverting our Constitutional Rights to free speech.
Officer Collins told us to move our sign because we were “blocking
a bus stop” but it was funny, no busses were running.
Not to mention that we were more than 10 feet away from
the bus stop. In fact, we weren’t blocking the
bus stop at all. Some vendors actually were right in
front of the bus stop, and they immediately moved once
the cops messed with us.
Once they moved, the bus stop wasn’t blocked – end
of the issue in our eyes. The vendors get hassled regularly
even though they have permits. They were very much on
our side, and I am personally grateful for their silent
solidarity. We weren’t moving, not after they illegally,
physically, threw two of us across the street because
of their own fear of democracy and free speech. There
is nothing illegal about holding a sign in NYC; we were
completely within our rights. The police state mentality
must be stopped, and will be stopped, by the New York
At one point, two
men were visibly upset with the wording of our sign.
They asked us directly why we were doing this, and
how could we possibly call the Bush administration
For the most part, I was the one responding to them.
I quite simply pointed to the illegal theft of the 2000
election. Plus many in Europe have compared our illegal
invasion of Iraq to Germany’s 1939 invasion of
Poland. He did not agree completely, though there was
much I was saying I could see he did agree with. He said
he defends our country everyday so that people like us
can do what we do. He clearly stated that we were within
our rights, and said with a smile, “Hey man, this
is New York!” I couldn’t agree more.
After some intense, emotional debate, we came to a point
of understanding and respect. His main point was that
we were calling HIS BOSS (Bush) a criminal and that reflects
on him and other military men and women. I won’t
reveal how he defends our country; he shared this with
me in such a way that he did not expect it to be reported.
I completely understood his impression, and immediately
explained that is not the case. We are not, in any way,
attacking him and others who defend this country. A Bronx
Vet recently told me soldiers in Iraq don’t have
the proper vest to stop the caliber of bullets being
shot at them. I said, “do you think this guy (Bush)
cares about our soldiers? $87 billion and they can’t
get our boys the proper vests to save their lives? This
guy is no patriot”.
We even went as deep as to talk about Pearl Harbor. I
brought up the definitive book that proves Roosevelt
knew and provoked the Pearl Harbor attack, “Day
of Deceit”. This man immediately understood, and
silently seemed to agree. We left one another respectfully;
the friend he was with even walked off with some of our
information. Here is an intelligent patriot who wants
to serve his country…
Hopefully, he will read our info and see that 9-11 was
a war game. Hopefully, when he is involved in a future
war game scenario he will think about the information
we gave him. Hopefully, he is a true patriot and will
be there to thwart the plans of the treasonous traitors
that lurk in the shadows of the military-industrial-governmental
Regardless, I will hope for the best, and continue to
protest until we get the bulk of this administration
subpoenaed, under oath, and in prison where they belong
before they have a chance to stage another attack and “delay” the
election. William Safire has predicted exactly that will
happen as an “October Surprise” before the
Let us remember, Safire is a political insider, Nixon’s
former speechwriter. I don’t think there will
be another election if we don’t get these criminals
thrown out, so we must get them subpoenaed and in prison
ASAP. That is my #1 priority (but hardly my only strategy).
Now is the time for everyone to be in the streets and
demand the White House be subpoenaed. More strategies
are coming to ensure this happens.
In addition, I ran into more than one fireman who completely
understood where we were coming from. These brave souls
have many unanswered questions and may be able to puncture
the Achilles heal of the Bush regime. Time will tell.
Homeland Security ‘Watching’?
I don’t know who this guy
was, but he was behind us for 2 hours, watching us, with
an earpiece for a cell phone on his right ear, talking to
someone the entire time. He was not a tourist, he was
not interested in anything the vendors were selling,
and he just stood there and watched us. When he saw
me observing him, he would casually look away.
Maybe I’m just paranoid?
NYC has a homeland security department, but there is
no guarantee this guy was a part of that. This
the only suspicious person lurking around. When
I first got there a man came up to me and interrogated
me about who ‘we’ were, how often ‘we’ do
this, do ‘we’ get harassed often… this
guy reeked of being undercover.
I don’t know, but considering that
we have military armed with automatic rifles in Penn
Station, and often in NYC subways, this is highly possible.
Manhattan is completely militarized and likely infested
with all types of spies. That’s why many in the
NY Truth Movement are in complete solidarity with the “Stop
the Police State Coalition”, and Frank
the Police Campaign”.
Victims Family Members Still Get No Respect
Surrounding the WTC footprint
are metal fences that hold black
plaques meant to be
some form of commemoration.
The new path subway station has
been erected right where a majority of the 9-11 victims’ remains lay. The
Coalition of 9-11 Families request for the Path Train
station to be named the “World Trade Center Memorial
Station” was completely ignored. That’s just
disgusting! One very simple, respectful, decent, compassionate
request is completely ignored by Port Authority and New
York State. Just pathetic, completely heartless, no empathy,
no understanding of what type of loss was experienced
on that day. They already ignored much of the Coalition
of 9-11 families were promised, and now they can’t
even make a very simple, respectful, name change?
In my opinion this is very similar to the struggle to
properly honor the remains at the African ancestral
burial grounds in NYC. At least the 9-11 families don’t
have to deal with the 400 years of racism that surrounds
African struggle in this country.
All they have up in commemoration at Ground Zero are
these very average plaques that say much more about
the history of the WTC then they do about the victims.
In the near future, the NY 9-11 Truth Movement hopes
to raise awareness about the plight of the victims’ family
members who, in part, feel they have been deceived
in their dealings with the State of New York, Port Authority,
and the LMDC (Lower Manhattan Development Corporation).
Unearthing the Truth
The most interesting aspect of what we did on January
3rd, 2003 was the discovery of some hidden secrets
that are still kept close to the footprint of the former World
Trade Center. As the 9-11 Truth Movement reclaims the
World Trade Center footprint, truth, as is its nature,
shall continue to rise from the ashes.
[Michael Kane is a freelance-writer and activist in the
9/11 truth movement living in Long Island, New York.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org]