Senate passes Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

From The Friendswood Journal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hailing it as a victory in the fight against terrorism, the 9/11 Families United for Justice Against Terrorism praised unanimous Senate passage of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA S.1535/H.R.3143) and thanked Senate cosponsor Senator John Cornyn (R-TX). The bill has enjoyed broad bipartisan support in both the Senate and the House and passed the Senate on Thursday, December 11.

Deanna Wirth of Forest, Virginia, said, “My father, Alfred Braca, was murdered on 9/11 where he worked at the WTC. The cowardly attacks of the hijackers and al Qaeda ripped my father from my family, but it could not take away my family’s resolve to seek justice and hold accountable those behind the attacks.”

“Never in our history has it been more urgent for us to end the flow of money to terrorists whose dangerous ideology led to the attacks of 9/11. We see the dangers everywhere from Syria to Africa and these dangers continue to be a threat to U.S. national security,” said Terry Strada of New Vernon, N.J., widow of Tom Strada, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. “JASTA is the product of over 5 years of work and negotiations. Thank you Senator Cornyn.”

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Death of Martin Cervellione

Martin Cervellione of the DDC has died of World Trade Center-related cancer. Details about his wake and funeral will be posted as soon as we have them.

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9/11 health center not testing for prostate cancer despite concern

By Amber Jamieson, NY Post

Health authorities pushed for prostate cancer to be included on the list of 9/11 cancers in 2013, but Mount Sinai Hospital — which treats and studies them at its World Trade Center Health Program — doesn’t even test for it.

EMT at Mt. Sinai. Photo by Christopher Sadowski

EMT at Mt. Sinai. Photo by Christopher Sadowski

Potential cancer sufferers don’t realize they aren’t being tested, says patient James O’Connell, whose diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer was instead delivered by his primary-care doctor.

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