Hijacking Catastrophe: The Legacy of 9/11
Ray McGovern, Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence
Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

Ray McGovern served as a CIA analyst for 27 years. He chaired
the National Intelligence Estimates and conducted early morning
daily briefings with George Bush. He recently attracted wide-
spread attention when he publicly confronted Donald Rumsfeld
about his claims concerning weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
As the fifth anniversary of 9/11 approaches and with the midterm
election just two months away, McGovern tells us how the President
succeeded in hijacking catastrophe - making a silk purse out of a
sow’s ear of torture and why we’re knee deep in the big muddy and
the big fool says to push on and on and on now on the road to Iran.
Call 911: Workers In Peril at Ground Zero!
with representatives of the WTC Monitoring & Treatment
Center at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, the NY Environmental
Law & Justice Project, Restaurant Opportunity Center, &
National Mobilization Against Sweatshops

Recent attention has focused on the struggle to get care and
compensation for the nearly 40,000 hitherto forgotten workers
who labored on the WTC cleanup under unsafe working
conditions. After years of protests, some of their concerns are now
being met. But still out the public view are the concerns of residents,
students, and employees in the WTC area who were exposed to
poisonous air toxins when they were prematurely encouraged to
return, the exploitative working conditions at Ground Zero and the
thousands of workers who lost their jobs at and around the WTC.

Much of the $20 billion pumped into NYC by the federal government
went to line the pockets of wealthy companies to supposedly keep
them downtown. As the new book "Lost Towers" documents, the
working victims of the WTC disaster were left to fend for themselves
proving once again that disaster capitalism takes care of the moguls
first. Exploitation and callousness in the redevelopment of the site
has led to one of the worst occupational disasters in American history-
with 58 workers dead, & 17,400 injured or sick.
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