Aug 242011


Podcast Show #51
Friday, 19. August 2011

Lorie Van Auken, the mother of two children, lost her husband Kenneth Van Auken in the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. She is one of the “Jersey Girls” who, along with Kristen Breitweiser, Mindy Kleinberg, and Patty Casazza, fought the Bush administration for a commission to investigate the attacks. Ms. Van Auken is also a member of the September 11 Advocates.

Lorie shares her reflections ten years on about the events of 9/11 and her loss. She discusses the still- classified 28 pages of the JICI dealing with terrorist financing, the 9/11 families’ stalled lawsuit to bankrupt the terrorists and the direct interventions by the White House to protect the Saudi regime against the justice-seeking families, and the many uninvestigated questions and facts covered up by the 9/11 commission. She questions our current many-fronted wars and the senselessness of the occupation of and our military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan with Saddam Hussein and Bin Laden both dead, while our economy is crashing here at home. Ms. Van Auken talks about the three versions of the NORAD timeline, the passage of the Patriot Act as a vehicle to erode our civil liberties, NSA’s illegal wiretapping of our domestic communications under the guise of security, and more!

  One Response to “The Boiling Frogs Presents Lorie Van Auken”

  1. I would like to thank and acknowlege the work that the “Jersey Girls” have done over the years to bring out the truth of the events of 9/11. It was because of reading Kristen Breitweister’s book , “Wake-Up Call: The Political Education of a 9/11 Widow” that led me to investigate 9/11 in more depth.

    A recent article was published in the Guardian newspaper which talks about their lives now and how they have moved on from the devasting events of 9/11 and their courageous activism.