[quote]C-SPAN has declined to cover the event despite strong interest expressed. Event organizers are now urging interested citizens to contact C-SPAN to lodge complaint of biased coverage.
Updated event Press Release is below:
UPDATED June 9, 2002
9-11 and the Public Safety: Seeking Answers and Accountability
To members of the press:
A international press conference and formal web site launch for UnansweredQuestions.org will be held on Monday, June 10th from 2-5 PM at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
The goal of this unprecedented press event and public inquiry is to pose pointed, as yet unanswered, questions regarding the failure of our national security infrastructure, and the response
that has sacrificed civil liberties and rewarded failure as opposed to ensuring performance and guaranteeing freedoms, now and in the future.
UnansweredQuestions.org is being launched by an independent, non-partisan network of citizens concerned about the growing number of issues surrounding September 11th that have yet to
be addressed or resolved; and their related public safety and Constitutional implications. Invited panelists will offer statements, present well-documented research, and ask incisive questions
relative to these issues while addressing how citizens can act now to ensure accountability from those in government directly responsible for public safety and upholding the Constitution.
The conference will be moderated by Catherine Austin Fitts, President of Solari and former Assistant Secretary of Housing during the 1st Bush administration.
Confirmed participants include:
1st Panel-- (approx. 45 min including Q&A)
Julie Sweeney, wife of Brian Sweeney, killed on United Airlines flight 175 into South WTC tower Julie will present her case for a full and open investigation.
Ryan Amundson, brother of Craig Amundson, killed at the Pentagon; co-founder of Peaceful Tomorrows.org. (issue focus TBA)
Derrill Bodley, also of Peaceful Tomorrows, lost his daughter Deora on Flight 93 (issue focus TBA)
Lorna Brett, Director of Media Relations, Nolan Law Group, representing 9/11 families on United Airlines hijacked planes. (issue focus TBA)
Mary Schiavo, Esq., lawyer for 32 passengers' families from all 9/11 hijacked planes, former Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation ('90-'96) and author of Flying
Safe, Flying Blind. Ms. Schiavo will speak to FAA accountability and Airline safety.
2nd Panel-- (Approx. 1 hr.)
Michael Ruppert, Editor of From the Wilderness Publications, investigative journalist; former Narcotics Officer, LAPD, will provide historical and geo-strategic context to the War on Terror.
He is currently on a lecture tour in Canada, speaking to sold-out audiences, and getting extensive press coverage.
Author, Judge for Yourself and Co-founder, Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA), will speak about the failure of US Air Defenses on September 11th.
Tom Flocco, investigative journalist, will discuss highly unusual insider trading in the trading days immediately preceding September 11th.
J. Michael Springmann, veteran of 20 years of foreign service, posted at the Saudi Embassy for a two years. Based on his experience there he will speak to "the CIA and terrorism."
Dr. Steve Camarota, Director of Research; Center for Immigration Studies; will address "Immigration and Terrorism."
Peter Erlinder, Professor of Constitutional Law, William Mitchell College of Law will discuss Constitutional issues relative to the Patriot Act.
Richard Ochs, freelance writer and researcher, will present his research into the anthrax attacks.
--Members of Congress have been invited to participate in the third hour of the conference.
Organizers maintain that it is the role of informed active citizens to insist upon standards of performance from our public officials in regard to the events surrounding 9-11 and ongoing
threats. Organizers are calling for a complete and public investigation of the failures of government agencies (FBI, CIA, INS, FAA) uncovered recently. This, they insist, requires a fuller
disclosure of the circumstances surrounding each case in order to effectively address documented misappropriation (or lack of appropriation), incompetence, negligence and possible
corruption. Doing so will ultimately foster an intelligence and national security apparatus that is effectively committed to the public safety and a government worthy of trust, operating within
the bounds of the US Constitution, and fully accountable to the American people.
Members of radio, television and print press are invited to attend. There will be ample opportunity for questions and follow-up, and one-on-one interviews with the panelists directly
following the event.
Press kits available beginning at 1:30PM outside Holeman Lounge, National Press Club
**Registration required for admittance**
Please contact Kyle F. Hence to register: 401-847-1963; firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Notes: C-SPAN has declined to cover the event despite strong interest expressed. Event organizers are now urging interested citizens to contact C-SPAN to lodge complaint of biased
coverage. 2) please look for event transcript and audio and/or video archives of the event to be accessible at <a href="http://www.unansweredquestions.org
</a> following the event.
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW; [corner of 14th & F St.]
Seems strange that CSPAN would pass on this one? Or not?
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