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.

Screening Guidelines for IN OUR SON’S NAME

ANNOUNCING THE ACCLAIMED FILM: IN OUR SON’S NAME IN OUR SON’S NAME is an intimate portrait of Phyllis and Orlando Rodríguez, whose son, Greg, dies with thousands of others in… 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 »

We Speak Out Against Torture

JUNE 2015 June 26 is United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture PT members joined Witness Against Torture last year to demonstrate on Global Day of Action… Read more »

A Century of Weapons of Mass Destruction is Enough!

APRIL 2015 Our Work: Several PT members attended a symposium at the New York Bar Association about Guantánamo last month. The theme was “Guantánamo After the SSCI Report On Torture”… Read more »

Breaking The Cycles of Violence

MARCH 2015 OUR WORK: PT member, Adele Welty, visited Guantánamo as part of a contingent of 9/11 families last month. CLICK HERE to read the powerful Miami Herald article about… Read more »

Torture Is Wrong

FEBRUARY 2015 OUR WORK: PT member, Talat Hamdani, represented Peaceful Tomorrows at the Rally to Close Guantánamo and End Torture on January 11, 2015. In her speech she made clear:… Read more »


JANUARY 2015 OUR WORK: PT founding member, Rita Lasar, was interviewed by Tim Mak/ The Daily Beast in December. Lasar says: “The military commission should be abandoned and the five… Read more »

Talat Hamdani Speaks at the 2015 Rally to Close Guantanamo and End Torture

Washington, DC , January 11, 2015 I am Talat Hamdani, mother of Salman Hamdani. Salman was a first responder, EMT & NYPD Cadet who responded to the call of duty… Read more »

Our Letter To Obama-December 2014

December 8, 2014 Dear President Obama, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows decries the use of torture for any purpose. We are family members who have been waiting for over… Read more »

A Human Rights Day Conversation

DECEMBER 2014 OUR WORK: Last month a number of PT members attended a workshop organized by Peace Action Massachusetts. PT member Valerie Lucznikowska reports that Noam Chomsky and other noted… Read more »

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