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.

“We Are One: Reunifying A Country Divided” – An Event Summary

We started our conversation with a panel of NYC activists. As the moderator, Sarah Sayeed introduced and later on challenged our panelists with questions about their continuing work. She thanked… Read more »

Reports from Guantanamo January 2019

Colleen Kelly’s latest trip to Guantanamo Bay Prison last month was recorded on three videos to include the general public in the workings and shortcomings of the pretrial hearings.  … Read more »

Jessica and Leila Murphy Speak at January 11, 2019 DC Rally To Close Guantanamo

J: Good afternoon, and thank you all for your presence here today. My name is Jessica Murphy, (and my name is Leila Murphy). On September 11, 2001, our father, Brian… Read more »

9/11/2018: Valerie Lucznikowska Marks the Anniversary

Valerie Lucznikowska’s Speech at Friends’ Meeting House in NYC on September 11, 2018 Saturday I attended the funeral of an acquaintance’s 31-year-old son who had died suddenly last week in… Read more »

Seventeen Years Later

Dear Friends in Peace: We face another September 11th without our loved ones. The time widens. In it there is healing; yet the rift also widens as more days, more… Read more »

Statement from September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows Concerning the Nomination of Gina Haspel as Director of the CIA

Torture is immoral and illegal. No one who played an operational role in torture, oversaw a “black site” where torture was committed, or destroyed evidence of torture rather than promote… Read more »

Save Our Future – Save Our Children!

Those of us who have suffered due to rampant violence demand real progress. Those of us who lost loved ones due to violence during the 9/11 attacks join youth around… Read more »

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 »

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