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.

Promoting Human Rights And Dignity

MARCH 2016 OUR WORK: We reacted to Obama’s announcement regarding the Closure of Guantánamo: CLICK HERE to view our statement. A BIG ACCOMPLISHMENT! Peaceful Tomorrows (PT) has been officially entered… Read more »

A Positive Alternative To Violence

FEBRUARY 2016 OUR WORK: Several more screenings of In Our Son’s Name were arranged by PT members and supporters in January and more screenings are in the process of being… 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 »

Working On Peace In 2016

JANUARY 2016 OUR WORK: Julia and Phyllis Rodriguez visited Guantánamo Bay Prison to observe the PreTrial Military Hearings from Dec 5-12, 2015: CLICK HERE to read their extensive report. Phyllis… Read more »

Report on a Week at Guantanamo Observing PreTrial Military Hearings

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 »

Maintaining Our Own Humanity To See The Humanity Of Others

DECEMBER 2015 OUR WORK: More PT members are visiting Guantánamo: Phyllis and Julia Rodriguez have been chosen to attend the pretrials from Dec 4 – Dec 11. Phyllis has visited… Read more »

Advocating Nonviolence Not Revenge

NOVEMBER 2015 OUR WORK: PT member and Chair of PT’s Rule of Law Committee, Colleen Kelly visited Guantánamo for two weeks (Oct 19 – Oct 30) to observe the pre-trials… Read more »

Inspiring Through Education and Action

OCTOBER 2015 OUR WORK: Congressional Visits in D.C. on September 14 and 15: PT members Colleen Kelly, Rita Lasar and Terry Rockefeller traveled to attend meetings and to cover three… Read more »

Hate Hurts, Hope Heals

SEPTEMBER 2015 OUR WORK: #Enough!: A campaign to abolish war is a new non-partisan global campaign that will be launched on September 21st by the Afghan Peace Volunteers, a close… Read more »

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