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We Care For Refugees

FEBRUARY 2017 It is with an aching, heavy heart that we announce the passing of Rita Lasar on January 8, 2017, at home, surrounded by her beloved family. As many… 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 »

Remembering Marla Ruzicka

On January 12, 2002 four strangers, brought together by the fact that each of them had lost a close relative on 9/11, arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan and were met at… Read more »

Military Justice: Secrecy Shrouds Guantanamo Hearings

by Mathieu von Rohr in Guantanamo The biggest terrorism trial in American history has yet to begin, but many are already questioning whether it can approach fairness. Aggressive surveillance tactics,… Read more »

I Am Haunted By the Other Gitmo. The One I Did Not See.

I just returned from a prison where only the detainees, a judge, prosecutors, defense lawyers, witnesses, a lottery selected press pool, a lottery selected group of NGOs, and 5 lottery… Read more »

What Happens to Justice in a Perpetual War?

By John Knefel June 25, 2013 4:45 PM ET I. Emma Barker-Lasar is 19 years old. She attends community college in central New Jersey and works part-time for minimum wage at… Read more »

“…these five men in spite of who they are deserve the fairest, most transparent and honest trial…”

September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows founding member, Rita Lasar, store is currently observing the pre-trial motions in Guantanamo and has shared her opinion with Miami Herald reporter, Carol Rosenberg:… Read more »

PT Members Observe Pre-Trial Hearings In Fort Hamilton/ Brooklyn

Rita Lasar and I attended the Guantanamo hearings through CCTV this week at Fort Hamilton Army Base in Brooklyn.  (Each of us missed some portion of the events, but one… Read more »