September 2nd was another Red Letter Day in the battle for Ground Zero because we were informed that the judge in our suit against the Port Authority to make the Silverstein financials public has called for oral arguments on November 12th. So it was not the slam-dunk the Port Authority expected it would be…
April 23rd was a Red Letter Day in the battle for Ground Zero. Although none of the media reports come close to conveying the significance of what took place at the Port Authority’s monthly Board Meeting, the article linked above is as good as any.
An article in the April 9th New York Post online reported on a Freedom of Information lawsuit we filed against the Port Authority of NY & NJ on the previous Friday: “A citizen watchdog slapped the beleaguered Port Authority with a lawsuit because the agency has refused to hand over financial information about the rebuilding of the World Trade Center.”
We have been trying to untangle this tangled web for a long time — as the links below will show. We are planning to post almost five years of monthly statements to the Port Authority’s board of commissioners. The statements will be presented in one pdf document so that the statements will be searchable. While it is clear that our inquiry has evolved, the fundamental focus on the abuse of power has not. We have consistently identified and addressed key PA activities and procedures in advance of the agency’s accelerating scandals and difficulties. And we will continue to do so.
The people have been deceived and robbed blind to support a project they would reject if they knew the facts. That is as corrupt as it gets. If we couldn’t get something right when the overwhelming majority of Americans agreed upon and cared about it, how can we solve any of our other problems? We can’t, until we examine the way we were ripped off at Ground Zero, and fix the institutions that are selling every American short in fundamental, existential ways.
If we accept that fixing this is beyond us, we may as well admit we are a nation in decline, because it will be obvious to the rest of the world. Our national character, resolve, and reputation are at stake. Critically important matters are still being shamefully mishandled at Ground Zero. We at the Twin Towers Alliance remain standard-bearers for a WTC that is worthy of the price our nation paid on 9/11. The World Trade Center is ground that the American people cannot afford to lose twice.
The scandal surrounding Governor Christie and the George Washington Bridge debacle should disturb everyone, no matter what his or her political stripe. But what troubles us at the Twin Towers Alliance more than the abuse of power by aides of the governor is that the same politicians and the same journalists who are so disturbed about this episode have turned a blind eye to the colossal abuse of power that has been going on for more than a dozen years at Ground Zero. Read more