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.

Summary of Activities in 2019

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On the 18th Anniversary Of the Opening of Guantanamo Bay Prison

January 11, 2020 Speech Delivered at the “Justice Now: Close Guantánamo & End Torture Rally” My nephew, Adam Arias, was murdered on 9/11 in the World Trade Center with almost… Read more »

Don’t Execute the 9/11 Plotters

New York Daily News, Opinion December 31, 2019 Flushing: I am opposed to the death penalty for the five men on trial for plotting 9/11. My opposition does not spring… Read more »

Why We Rely On You For A Peaceful 2020

Dear Friends! I am writing to you today about the long shadow of September 11, 2001 and the fact that our voice is still needed. More than 18 years have… Read more »

The Torture Report: Reflections by Colleen Kelly

Torture was never okay The first time I saw Khalid Sheik Mohammed I was at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. Mohammed — the alleged mastermind of 9/11 — was behind triple-paned… Read more »

Toward A Peace Process For Afghanistan

New York, December 5, 2019 Let us have a beginning to a real peace process in Afghanistan.  For this to be possible, it is necessary that negotiations be resolutely widened… Read more »

The Torture Report: Reflections by Nancy Meyer

The Torture Report by Nancy Meyer The Report is a captivating movie. Nothing in it – from the government-sponsored cruelty experienced by captives depicted in the torture scenes to the… Read more »

The Torture Report: Reflections by Valerie Lucznikowska

October 2019 Who are we? As Americans. As individuals. This thought gripped me when I first heard of the kidnapping and torture of people captured as suspected terrorists. The subsequent… Read more »

The Torture Report: Reflections by Terry Kay Rockefeller

Reflections by Terry Kay Rockefeller On September 10th, 2001, I was a proud citizen of a country based on the rule of law and adherence to fundamental human rights –… Read more »

Adele Welty’s Review of “The Report”

November 2019 Just when I think I’ve seen or heard it all in my eighty-plus years, along comes an explosive expose’ to wake me up – again.  Although not unique to… Read more »

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