Friday, September 11, 2009

Today my blog honors September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, by posting this letter from them that I got today:


To All Our Friends and Loyal Supporters,
Today marks another solemn anniversary for the members of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. Yet we recall how even as the swords of injustice and violence pierced our hearts, some found the strength to say "NO!" to the powers moving to respond with savage revenge. Today we ask for your continued support to end the wars that have been carried out in our loved ones' names and restore the rule of law in the U.S.
Afghanistan
We are deeply troubled by arguments that the war in Afghanistan is "the good war." In response, Peaceful Tomorrows published the report, "Afghanistan: Ending a Failed Military Strategy." With your help, we will continue to raise the voices of 9/11 family members to oppose military action that causes tragically high numbers of civilian casualties, and support diplomacy and humanitarian aid.
Nonviolence in Iraq
As Peaceful Tomorrows continues to work for the end of war and occupation in Iraq, we are honored to help spread the hopeful message of La'Onf, ("No Violence," in Arabic) the growing network of Iraqi organizations dedicated to nonviolence.
Guantanamo Prison and the Office of Military Commissions
Peaceful Tomorrows' Guantanamo Committee is working hard for a just conclusion to the prison closing, to ensure legal and fair trials for those charged, and to see that our nation rejects all forms of torture and complies with international law regarding the treatment of prisoners.
The International Network for Peace
All of us have been inspired by our friends in the International Network for Peace [INP], a partnership of 17 organizations founded by individuals directly affected by political violence and war who, like the members of Peaceful Tomorrows, have chosen to work for nonviolent solutions to conflict.

Thank you for the support you have given us over the last eight years. We will continue to work for Peaceful Tomorrows for all.
September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
Nominated Twice for a Nobel Peace Prize
To send a contribution by check, write to:
Peaceful Tomorrows P.O. Box 1818 Peter Stuyvesant Station New York, NY 10009

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