List/Grid Rule of Law: Guantanamo and Civil Liberties

September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows Rule of Law campaign mobilizes and amplifies the voices of 9/11 family members who support closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, restoring the rule of law, and ending indefinite detention and other violations of human rights that have become an enduring legacy of the U.S. “War on Terror.” Our goal for this initiative has been to strengthen the reasonable voices of 9/11 family members who support the rule of law in all aspects of dealing with the perpetrators and accused perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks. This includes the decision to conduct federal versus military trials, to close Guantanamo, to end indefinite detention, to end the military commissions, and related issues.

Peaceful Tomorrows has lobbied around legislation affecting immigrants as a result of 9/11, rejecting the stereotyping and scapegoating that sometimes accompanied otherwise positive and meaningful reform efforts.

See more about Guantanamo Bay in our new campaign section.

FEBRUARY 1, 2018: Human Rights Activists to Protest Trump’s Order to Keep Guantanamo Open in Grand Central Station

Contacts:  Colleen Kelly       718-944-5601   colleen@peacefultomorrows.org Jeremy Varon       732-979-3119   jvaron@aol.com Elizabeth Ramos   347-581-2677   nyc@worldcantwait.net Human Rights Activists to Protest Trump’s Order to Keep Guantanamo Open in Grand Central Station, Thursday 2/1 @ Noon What:   Demonstration/vigil… Read more »

Gorsuch Has History of Defending Torture

March 19, 2017 — To the Editor: On the surface, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, appears to be a pleasant and moderate man. But Mr…. Read more »

Interfaith Rally in Boston on the 2018 Guantanamo Anniversary

Terry Greene spoke at an Interfaith Vigil in Boston to Close Guantanamo and Stop Torture, January 11, 2018 Good evening, I am here representing September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows… Read more »

Guantanamo Anniversary January 11, 2018

Terry Rockefeller spoke at the Guantánamo Anniversary Rally in DC on January 11, 2018 When the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11,… Read more »

In Memoriam – Remembering Peaceful Tomorrows Co-Founder Rita Lasar (1931-2017)

We mourn the recent passing January 8th, 2017 of Rita Lasar, instrumental Co-Founder of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. Rita’s son Matthew writes: On September 11, 2001 terrorists attacked… Read more »

Report From The Pretrials At Guantanamo May_June 2016

  REPORT ON MY WEEK AT GUANTANAáMO AS AN NGO REP May 30 – June 3, 2016 Valerie Lucznikowska   “I got it.” That is the oft-repeated signature phrase uttered… Read more »

CLOSING GUANTANAMO in 2016

The members of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows never wanted an institution like Guantanamo, nor the black sites that predated it, to exist. From our founding we have searched for understanding… Read more »

Families of 9/11 Victims Support President’s Guantanamo Proposal

Today President Obama announced that Ash Carter and the Department of Defense will go forward with a plan to finally close Guantanamo Bay.  The members of September 11th Families for… Read more »

Report on a Week at Guantanamo Observing PreTrial Military Hearings (Week of Dec. 7th, 2016)

by Julia Rodriguez & Phyllis Rodriguez This summary is taken from our notes, brief summaries of motions provided by the defense teams and comments by the chief prosecutors to the… Read more »

September 11th Families Support the Reinforcement of Ban on Torture

  As family members of those killed on September 11th we have strong opinions regarding torture. The use of enhanced interrogation techniques, or torture by another name, was wrongly justified… Read more »

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