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Aug 122019
 

Method developed by Brazilian and US researchers distinguishes between malignant and benign tumors and rules out false positive results.

The incidence of thyroid cancer among first responders who volunteered or were employed as firefighters, rescue personnel and cleanup workers at Ground Zero in New York on or after September 11, 2001, is three times higher than that in the general population.

Read the entire article:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/fda-bch080519.php

 Posted by at 12:15 am
Aug 032019
 

The resolution, drafted and introduced by Commissioner Christopher Gioia, was unanimously approved by the five commissioners. Members of the audience — including the families of fallen firefighters Thomas J. Hetzel and Robert Evans, both Franklin Square natives — joined in solemn but celebratory applause after the fifth “ay” was spoken.

Full article with many touching photos here:

https://www.ae911truth.org/news/540-new-york-area-fire-commissioners-make-history-call-for-new-9-11-investigation

 Posted by at 10:35 am
Jul 272019
 

Comedian Jon Stewart, an outspoken advocate for 9/11 first responders, blasted Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., for his objection Wednesday to a bipartisan bill to ensure a compensation fund for victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks never runs out of money.

The full story with video clips:

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/abomination-jon-stewart-blasts-rand-paul-blocking-9-11-victims-n1031136

 Posted by at 11:17 pm
Jul 072019
 

Lawyers’ Committee to File Mandamus Petition as U.S. Attorney Declines to Disclose Status of 9/11 Grand Jury Proceeding

The crux of the matter here:

The goal of this federal court filing will be to have the court confirm that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has acted in good faith by presenting the Lawyers’ Committee’s petition, amended petition, and petition supplements with accompanying evidence to a federal Special Grand Jury or to confirm that this has not occurred — and, if the latter, to obtain a court order requiring the U.S. Attorney to present the petition, amended petition, and petition supplements with accompanying evidence to a federal Special Grand Jury.

It sounds like this: not only does the Lawyers’ Committee not know whether the petition has been presented to a Grand Jury, they don’t even know whether or not a Special Grand Jury has even been impaneled.

Full article here:

https://www.lawyerscommitteefor9-11inquiry.org/2019/07/01/lawyers-committee-to-file-mandamus-petition-as-u-s-attorney-declines-to-disclose-status-of-9-11-grand-jury-proceeding/

 Posted by at 7:12 am
Jun 302019
 

Thousands of photographs taken at Ground Zero in the wake of the 9/11 attacks have come to light after they were purchased at an estate auction.

The photographs were shot among the rubble of the World Trade Centre towers during the clean-up operation between September and October 2001.

Unseen by the public ever since, the pictures emerged after they were bought by an archivist couple at the auction of a private estate.

A slide show of 30 images is in the article below:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/911-photos-world-trade-center-attacks-pictures-ground-zero-new-york-a8977271.html

 Posted by at 6:23 am
Jun 302019
 

By Robert Preidt

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A possible link between World Trade Center dust and prostate cancer in first responders has been found by researchers.

Exposure to dust at the New York City site after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks triggered chronic inflammation in the responders’ prostates, which may have contributed to their cancer, according to the Mount Sinai Health researchers.

They noted that inflammation has long been considered an important factor in prostate cancer.

“Several years ago, I saw a first responder in his 40s who began having symptoms of prostatitis, a painful condition that involves inflammation of the prostate, soon after exposure to the World Trade Center dust,” said researcher Dr. William Oh, chief of the division of hematology and medical oncology at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine.

“He ultimately developed a high-grade prostate cancer several years later. It suggested to me that there might be a link between his exposure and cancer, but I knew that I would need to examine it systematically,” Oh said in a Mount Sinai news release.

Full article:

https://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/news/20190624/911-dust-first-responders_prostate_cancers_linked

 Posted by at 6:17 am
Jun 302019
 

Luis Alvarez, a former New York City police detective who became a leading champion for extending health benefits to Sept. 11 first responders, died on Saturday after a battle with cancer he traced to the months he spent helping clean up the World Trade Center site. He was 53.

In announcing his death, the family of Alvarez celebrated him as a “warrior,” noting the “many lives he had touched.”

Alvarez, who went by “Lou,” was born in Cuba and grew up in Queens, served in the Marines before a two-decade stint with the New York Police Department.

Earlier this month, Alvarez sat alongside former Daily Show host Jon Stewart and delivered a wrenching testimony to Congress in support of new funding for the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund, which is set to run out of money by December 2020.

“Less than 24 hours from now, I will be serving my 69th round of chemotherapy,” a gaunt Alvarez told Congress. “I should not be here with you, but you made me come. You made me come because I will not stand by and watch as my friends with cancer from 9/11, like me, are valued less than anyone else.”

(Full story here:)

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/29/737314302/nypd-detective-who-testified-for-more-9-11-compensation-dies-after-battling-canc

 Posted by at 6:13 am
May 262019
 

New information released by the FBI has brought fresh scrutiny to the possibility that the “Dancing Israelis,” at least two of whom were known Mossad operatives, had prior knowledge of the attacks on the World Trade Center.

by Whitney Webb, Mint Press News

NEW YORK — For nearly two decades, one of the most overlooked and little known arrests made in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks was that of the so-called “High Fivers,” or the “Dancing Israelis.” However, new information released by the FBI on May 7 has brought fresh scrutiny to the possibility that the “Dancing Israelis,” at least two of whom were known Mossad operatives, had prior knowledge of the attacks on the World Trade Center…

(Full article link below)

https://www.mintpressnews.com/newly-released-fbi-docs-shed-light-on-apparent-mossad-foreknowledge-of-9-11-attacks/258581/

 Posted by at 8:48 am
May 192019
 

Justice Integrity Project Editor’s (Andrew Kreig) Introduction: Guest columnist Mark Channing Miller shares below his tool kit for everyone who wants to change the blackout of news coverage of the landmark legal filing this spring by family members of 9/11 terror attack victims and by independent researchers who seek to require public disclosure by the U.S. Justice Department of hidden federal government records.

Just under Miller’s introduction is his transcription of remarks by the lawsuit plaintiffs during their March 25 news conference near the federal courthouse and Justice Department headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, DC. The event was outside the Newseum, which was charging nearly $25 admission (including to see displays of 9/11 attack debris) but whose management tried to shoo from the public sidewalk the 9/11 lawsuit plaintiffs.

https://www.justice-integrity.org/1654-9-11-press-relations-tool-kit-for-hidden-records-suit

 Posted by at 10:36 pm
Apr 292019
 

First part of the file, translated to text:

This document is classified “ORCON/NOFORN” unless otherwise marked. (U)
On September 14, 2001, the Newark Division of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI-NK) initiated a Full Field
Investigation predicated upon circumstances indicating that five
(5) Israeli nationals, detained in conjunction with the PENTTBOMB
investigation, had reportedly videotaped the terrorist attack on
the World Trade Center (WTC) and may have possessed foreknowledge
of the same. The following summarizes the investigation to-date.

Here is a link to the pdf file:
https://www.ae911truth.org/images/PDFs/FBI-Newark-9-23-01-Report.pdf

 Posted by at 12:25 am