911 Truth Statement


New York, October 2004

We Want Real Answers About 9/11   On August 31, 2004, Zogby International, the  official North American political polling agency for Reuters, released a  poll that found nearly half (49.3%) of New York City residents and 41% of  those in New York state believe US leaders had  foreknowledge of impending  9/11 attacks and "consciously failed" to act. Of the New York City  residents, 66% called for a new probe of unanswered questions by Congress  or the New York Attorney General.

In connection with this news, we have assembled 100 notable Americans and 40 family members of those who died to sign this  9/11 Statement, which calls for immediate public attention to unanswered  questions that suggest that people within the current administration may  indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for  war.

               We want truthful answers to questions such as :

   1. Why are standard operating  procedures for dealing with hijacked airliners not followed that day?

   2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and  air defenses reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during  the attack?

   3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to  complete his elementary school visit, apparently unconcerned about his  safety or that of the schoolchildren?

   4. Why hasn't a single person been fired,  penalized, or reprimanded for the gross incompetence we witnessed that   day?

   5. Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and  abroad published the results of multiple investigations into trading that  strongly suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks,  resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?

   6. Why has Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI  translator who claims to have knowledge of advance warnings, been publicly  silenced with a gag order requested by Attorney General Ashcroft and  granted by a Bush-appointed judge?

   7. How could Flight 77, which reportedly hit the  Pentagon, have flown back towards Washington D.C. for 40 minutes  without  being detected by the FAA's radar or the even superior radar possessed by  the US military?

   8. How were the FBI and CIA able to release the  names and photos of the alleged hijackers within hours, as well as to  visit houses, restaurants, and flight schools they were known to frequent?

   9. What happened to the over 20 documented  warnings given our government by 14 foreign intelligence agencies or heads  of state?

  10. Why did the Bush administration cover up the  fact that the head of the Pakistani intelligence agency was in Washington  the week of 9/11 and reportedly had $100,000 wired to Mohamed Atta,  considered the ringleader of the hijackers?

   11. Why did the 911 Commission fail to address  most of the questions posed by the families of the victims, in addition to  almost all of the questions posed here?

  12. Why was Philip Zelikow chosen to be the  Executive Director of the ostensibly independent 911 Commission although  he had co-authored a book with Condoleezza Rice?

   Those who are demanding deeper inquiry now number  in the hundreds of thousands, including a former member of the first Bush  administration, a retired Air Force colonel, a European parliamentarian,  families of the victims, highly respected authors, investigative  journalists, peace and justice leaders, former Pentagon staff, and the  National Green Party.

 As Americans of conscience, we ask for four  things:

1. An immediate investigation by New York  Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.

2. Immediate investigation in Congressional  Hearings.  

3. Media attention to scrutinize and investigate  the evidence.  

4. The formation of a truly independent  citizens-based inquiry. 


Given the importance of the coming election, we  feel it is imperative that these questions be addressed publicly,  honestly, and rigorously so that Americans may exercise their democratic  rights with full awareness.

In closing, we pray and hope for the strength to  approach this subject with wisdom and compassion so that we may heal from  the wounds inflicted on that terrible day. 



Note: All organizations are mentioned for  identification purposes only. Individuals have signed this statement as an  act of their own conscience, not to signify organizational endorsement.

1. Virginia Deane Abernethy, Ph.D., anthropologist, author, Population politics

2. Ed Asner, actor, activist

3. Marshall Auerback, international portfolio strategist for David W. Tice & Associates, Inc.

4. Catherine Austin Fitts, Asst. Secretary of Housing in the first Bush administration

5. Keidi Obi Awadu, aka The Conscious Rasta, talk show host, LIBRadio

6. Michael Badnarik, Libertarian candidate for  President  

7. Byron Belitsos, publisher, Origin Press, author Planetary Democracy  

8. Philip J. Berg, Esquire, former deputy  attorney general, Pennsylvania

9. Medea Benjamin, activist, author, co-founder,  Global Exchange and Code Pink  

10. Dennis Bernstein, investigative reporter,  radio host of KPFA's Flashpoints  

11. Steve Bhaerman aka Swami Beyondananda,  author, political comedian  

12. Brad Blanton, Ph.D., psychotherapist,  author, Radical Honesty

13. Saniel Bonder, spiritual teacher and author,  Great Relief  

14. Dr. Robert Bowman, USAF Lt. Col. (rtd.),  founder, Institute for Space and Security Studies  

15. John Buchanan, author, candidate for the  Republican Party Presidential nomination, 2004  

16. Gray Brechin, Ph.D., author, environmental  historian, professor, UC Berkeley  

17. Fred Burks, presidential interpreter for  Bush, Clinton, Cheney, and Gore  

18. Norma Carr-Rufino, Ph.D., author, professor  of management, San Francisco State University  

19. Angana Chatterji, Ph.D., scholar-activist  and professor of anthropology  

20. Paul Cienfuegos, co-founder, Democracy  Unlimited of Humboldt County  

21. David Cobb, attorney, national presidential  candidate, US Green Party

22. John Cobb, Ph.D., theologian, co-author, For  the Common Good

23. Ernest Callenbach, founder/editor, Film  Quarterly, author, Ecotopia

24. Kevin Danaher, Ph.D., author, speaker,  co-founder, Global Exchange

25. Stephen Dinan, author, Radical Spirit  

26. Ronnie Dugger, journalist/author,  co-founder, Alliance for Democracy

27. Rachel Ehrenfeld, Ph.D., Director, American  Center for Democracy, author, Funding Evil  

28. Daniel Ellsberg, author, Secrets: A Memoir  of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers  

29. Jodie Evans, co-founder, Code Pink  

30. Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus of  International Law, Princeton University  

31. Michael Franti, musician, filmmaker, human  rights worker

32. Janeane Garofalo, actress, comedienne, talk  show host, Air America Radio  

33. Jim Garrison, Ph.D., president, State of the  World Forum, author, America as Empire  

34. Bruce Gagnon, Chair, Global Network Against  Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space

35. Ric Giardina, author, consultant, speaker,  former Director of Trademarks and Brands for Intel  

36. John Gray, Ph.D., #1 bestselling author, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus  

37. Stan Goff, 25-year Army Special Ops veteran,  author, Full Spectrum Disorder  

38. Melvin Goodman, senior fellow, Center for  International Policy, author, former Senior Analyst, CIA, professor,    National War College

39. Morton Goulder, Deputy Secretary for  Intelligence and Warning under Nixon, Ford, and Carter

40. David Ray Griffin, Ph.D., theologian,  author, New Pearl Harbor

41.Doris "Granny D" Haddock, campaign finance  crusader, NH Democratic candidate for Senate  

42. Thom Hartmann, radio host; author, Unequal  Protection  

43. Richie Havens, singer, songwriter,  performer, artist

44. Paul Hawken, bestselling author,  environmentalist, entrepreneur, founder of Smith & Hawken  

45. Randy Hayes, founder, Rainforest Action  Network, US National Director, Direction Conservation  

46. Richard Heinberg, author, The Party's Over,  core faculty, New College of California  

47. Van Jones, executive director, Ella Baker  Center for Human Rights

48. Rob Kall, editor, OpEdNews.com, president,  Futurehealth, Inc.  49. Georgia Kelly, executive director, Praxis  Peace Institute  

50. Sean Kelly, Ph.D., author, professor of  philosophy and religion, CA Institute of Integral Studies  

51. John Joseph Kennedy, Democratic Write-in  Presidential Candidate for 2004  

52. Mimi Kennedy, actress, Dharma and Greg,  progressive activist

53. Faiz Khan, M.D., Triage Emergency Physician  on 9/11, Assistant Imam  

54. David Korten, author, When Corporations Rule  the World  

55. Frances Moore Lappé, author, Diet for a  Small Planet; founder, Small Planet Institute  

56. Scott M. Legere, 25 year radio broadcaster  as Scott Ledger, Tampa FL

57. Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor, TIKKUN  Magazine, author, Healing Israel/Palestine  

58. Michael Levine, bestselling author of Deep  Cover, journalist, 25-year veteran of the DEA  

59. Joanna Macy, Ph.D., eco-philosopher, author  

60. Enver Masud, founder, The Wisdom Fund,  author, The Truth About Islam  

61. John McCarthy, former Special Forces  Captain, president, Veterans Equal Rights Protection Advocacy

62. Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst,  co-founder, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity

63. Cynthia McKinney, five-term Congresswoman from Georgia

64. Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., author, professor, co-founder, Green Earth Foundation

65. Mark Crispin Miller, media critic, author, professor, New York University

66. Joseph W. Montaperto, New York City Fire Department

67. Leuren Moret, geoscientist, radiation specialist, environmental commissioner

68. Ralph Nader, Independent candidate for President

69. Craig Neal, author, co-founder, The Heartland Institute, former publisher, The Reader

70. Jeff Norman, executive director, Tour of Duty

71. Jenna Orkin, Esquire, World Trade Center Environmental Organization

72. Kelly Patricia O'Meara, investigative journalist, public relations

73. Michael Parenti, Ph.D., author, Superpatriotism and The Terrorism Trap

74. Edward L. Peck, former US Ambassador and Chief of Mission to Iraq, former Deputy Director to the White House   Task Force on Terrorism

75. Peter Phillips, Ph.D., professor, Sonoma State University, director, Project Censored

76. Henri Poole, Internet pioneer, board member, Free Software Foundation

77. Robert Rabbin, author, speaker, creator of TruthForPresident.org

78. Paul H. Ray, Ph.D., sociologist, author, The Cultural Creatives

79. John Renesch, business futurist, author, Getting to the Better Future

80. John Rensenbrink, professor emeritus,  Bowdoin College, co-founder, US Green Party

81. John Robbins, author, founder, EarthSave  International

82.William Rodriguez, 9/11 rescue effort hero,  founder, Hispanic Victims Group

83. Neal Rogin, Emmy-award winning writer,  performer, social observer

84. Allen Roland, Ph.D., psychotherapist,  published author and peace activist

85. Rosemary Radford Ruether, professor of  feminist theology, Graduate Theological Union

86. Michael Ruppert, publisher/editor, From The  Wilderness, author, Crossing the Rubicon

87. Chris Sanders, founder, Sanders Research  Associates

88. Karl W. B. Schwarz, President, CEO, Patmos  Nanotechnologies, LLC

89. Peter Dale Scott, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus,  author, Drugs, Oil, and War

90. Firefighter Kevin Shea, FDNY Hazmat  Operations

91. Michelle Shocked, singer/songwriter,  activist

92. Indira Singh, risk management and computer  systems consultant

93. J. Michael Springmann, attorney, former  Foreign Service Officer, US Department of State

94. Douglas Sturm, Ph.D., university professor  emeritus, Bucknell University

95. Marjorie Hewit Suchocki, Ph.D., theologian,  author

96. Chuck Turner, Boston City Council

97. James W. Walter Jr., venture investor,  philanthropist, founder of Walden Three

98. Dan Whaley, E-commerce pioneer, founder of  GetThere.com, acquired for $750M

99. Burns H. Weston, J.S.D., Professor of Law  Emeritus, Director, Center for Human Rights, U-Iowa

100. Howard Zinn, professor, historian, author, A  People’s History of the United States

Family Members

1. Joanne Barbara, wife of FDNY Asst. Chief of Dept. Gerard Barbara

2. Gayle Barker, sister of William A. Karnes, WTC

3. Michele Bergsohn, wife of Alvin Bergsohn, Cantor Fitzgerald

4. Derrill Bodley, father of Deora Bodley, passenger on Flight 93

5.  Kathryn C. Bowden, sister of Thomas H. Bowden, Jr. WTC1, 104th floor

6. Janet Calia, wife of Dominick Calia, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC1

7. Maggie Cashman, wife of William Joseph Cashman, United Flight 93

8. Lynne Castrianno Galante, sister of Leonard Castrianno, 1WTC, 105th floor

9.  Elza Chapa-McGowan, daughter of Rosemary  Chapa, Pentagon  

10. Bruce De Cell, father-in-law of Mark  Petrocelli North Tower, 92nd floor

11. Ralph D'Esposito, father of Michael  D'Esposito, WTC, 96th floor

12. Loisanne Diehl, Surviving Spouse, Michael D.  Diehl, WTC2, 90th floor  

13. Jonathan M. Fisher, son of Dr. Gerald Paul  "Geep" Fisher, Pentagon  

14. Michael J. Fox, brother of Jeffrey L. Fox,  Tower 2, 89th floor

15. Laurel A. Gay, sister of Peter A. Gay, AA  Flight 11  

16. Irene Golinsky, wife of Col. Ronald F.  Golinski USA RET, Pentagon

17. Lori, Jerry, and Beatrice Guadagno, sister  and parents of Richard Guadagno, Flight 93  

18. Kristen Hall, daughter of fallen firefighter  Thomas Kuveikis 9/11

19. Kurt D. Horning, father of Matthew D.  Horning, WTC Tower One, 95th floor

20. Jennifer W. Hunt, wife of William C. Hunt,  Euro Brokers  

21. John Keating, son of Barbara Keating,  passenger on AA Flight 11

22. L. Russell Keene II, father of Russ Keene  III, WTC2, 89th floor, KBW  

23. Peter Kousoulis, sister died in WTC  

24. Paul & Barbara Kirwin, parents of Glenn  Davis Kirwin, Cantor Fitzgerald 105th floor  

25. Barbara Krukowski-Rastelli, mother of  William E. Krukowski, NYC firefighter

26. Laura and Ira Lassman, parents of Nicholas  C. Lassman, died in WTC, Tower One  

27. Johnny Lee, husband of Lorraine Greene  

28. Alicia LeGuillow, mother of Nestor A.  Cintron III  

29. Francine Levine, sister of Adam K. Ruhalter,  who died on 9/11

30. Christopher Longing, husband of Laura M.  Longing, WTC1  

31. Bob McIlvaine, father of Robert McIlvaine,  WTC, Merrill Lynch

32. Mary McWilliams, mother of FF Martin E.  McWilliams- Engine 22

33. Daryl J. Meehan, brother of Colleen Ann  Barkow, WTC 1, 105th floor  

34. Elvira P. Murphy, wife of Patrick Murphy,  WTC 1

35. Natalee Pecorelli, sister of Thomas  Pecorelli of Flight 11

36. James L Perry, M.D and Patricia J. Perry,  parents of John W. Perry, Esq., NYPD Officer 9/11  

37. David Potorti, brother of James Potorti,  North Tower, WTC, Marsh & McLennan  

38. Grissel Rodriguez-Valentin, wife of Benito  Valentin, WTC1, 94th floor  

39. Alissa Rosenberg-Torres, widow of Luis  Eduardo Torres, post-9/11 mother, writer  

40. Elaine Saber, mother of Scott Saber  

41. Julie Scarpitta, mother of Michelle  Scarpitta, WTC Building 2, 84th floor  

42. Paula Shapiro, mother of Eric Eisenberg,  WTC2  

43. Kathleen A. Stanton, WTC South, Injured  Survivor  

44. Elizabeth Turner, wife of Simon Turner, lost  on 11th September 2001

45. Adele Welty, mother of Firefighter Timothy  Welty, FDNY, Squad 288

46. Joan W. Winton, mother of David Winton, WTC,  South Tower, 89th floor  

47. David Yancey, husband of Vicki Yancey,  American Airlines Flight 77