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September 11

Be a Volunteer: An Inspirational Commencement Speech

MeiMei Fox | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

"I'm not important, but I have an earnest message for the world," Alison says. "You are not being asked to go shave your head and become a monk, but to imagine a world where everyone does their part."

Declassified 9/11 Documents Show Bitter Dispute Between CIA Officials

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) - Top CIA officials fought bitterly in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks over whether U.S....

Jessica Schulberg

U.S. Government Starting To Allow CIA Torture Victims To Discuss Their Own Memories

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For years, Guantanamo Bay prisoners’ memories of their time in CIA custody have been considered classified state secrets. Abu Zubaydah...

150 Years Of Heroism And Heartbreak In The New York City Fire Department

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.04.2015 | Impact

New York City's Firemen's Memorial sits on a quiet corner of the Upper West Side in Manhattan. On one side, there's a carving of a firefighter atop a ...

What Students Can Learn From the National 911 Flag

Mia Toschi | Posted 05.22.2015 | New York
Mia Toschi

The American flag can bring crowds to their feet, make grown men cry, and others salute. It is the ultimate symbol of sacrifice in our country. But one modern flag's journey is particularly poignant and provides a living testament to the resilience and compassion of the American people.

Camp David, President Obama, and the Refusal to Acknowledge History and Reality

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

Courting Arab leaders precisely as they undermine U.S. objectives gets it almost exactly backward. America's failures, under both Barack Obama and George W. Bush, stem from its unwillingness to break with allies taking actions that will result in disaster.

Austrian Baker Makes Dark Political Statement With Giant 9/11 Cake

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.01.2015 | World

An Austrian cafe owner and baker expressed his frustration with his country's main political parties this week, invoking the horrific attacks on 9/11 ...

Guantanamo Military Commissions Stall Again: Time to Move On

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

It's time for the U.S. government to put an end to this fiasco. The legitimacy of such important terrorism cases as the September 11 attacks is not something to be disregarded, nor is the impact on the victims' families, who have yet to see justice done. All the military commission cases could be reliably tried in the seasoned and successful U.S. federal court system.

9/11 Defendants Claim Military Commission Translator Assisted CIA Torture

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

It didn't take long for the Guantanamo military commission in the 9/11 case to stumble again -- this time when two of the accused co-conspirators said they recognized a translator in the courtroom from their time in a CIA black site.

New Claims Put Secret Pages Of 9/11 Report In The Spotlight

The New York Times | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A still-classified section of the investigation by congressional intelligence committees into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has taken on ...

France Must Avoid Becoming Like America After 9/11

Dominique Moisi | Posted 03.11.2015 | World
Dominique Moisi

So far, a climate of national unity is prevailing in France, just as it did in America immediately after 9/11. But how long will national unity prevail? The scars of colonialism are fresher in France than anywhere else in Europe; the country has Europe's largest Muslim minority; and, with moderates seeming particularly weak and divided, the extreme right is cresting in opinion polls. These ingredients could constitute a recipe for disaster.

"Little Syria" Shadows St. Nicholas Shrine at the World Trade Center

Todd Fine | Posted 12.22.2014 | New York
Todd Fine

Admirers of the history of this part of New York City should celebrate the impulse to rebuild St. Nicholas, which may help establish a sense of community in Downtown Manhattan and offer a needed connection to the past.

Secret Order Cancels Guantanamo Hearing On FBI Spying -- Government 'Transparency' In Action

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.16.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

I really hope family members of victims of the 9/11 attacks weren't planning on attending the hearings scheduled at Guantanamo Bay this week. It would be completely demoralizing to someone who suffered personally from the heinous mass murders that took place 13 years ago to find that once again, all efforts to bring the five alleged perpetrators to justice had stalled, and once again, no one's allowed to know why.

REPORT: 9/11 Hijackers Caught Testing Airport Security Months Before Attacks

The New York Post | Posted 10.05.2014 | Crime

At least three eyewitnesses spotted al Qaeda hijackers casing the security checkpoints at Boston’s Logan Airport months before the 9/11 attacks. The...

9/11 Illness Kills 3 Retired Firefighters In 1 Day

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 11.25.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be conne...

Life Sentence for Bin Laden's Son-in-Law Is Hardly 'Soft' on Terrorism

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 11.23.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Critics have expressed legitimate concerns about U.S. conspiracy law, saying it's too easy to convict some people accused of low-level terrorist assistance and sentence them to hard time in highly restrictive prisons. But the claim that the U.S. prison system gives terrorists rights that ought to be reserved for U.S. citizens is simply impossible to support.

'Reflections From Losing My Mother on 9/11'

Ed Tseng | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed Tseng

Meet Amish. He lost his mother on 9/11. She worked for Marsh & McLennan on the 97th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, right in th...

United We Stand Requires Actions, Not Just Words

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

Flag waving is not patriotism. Questioning and demanding that we live up to our values -- that is patriotism. And that is what we must do.

My September 11 Story

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 11.10.2014 | New York
Daniel P. Malito

We collectively share what happened 13 years ago, the events that changed our world forever, but each of us also owns a personal narrative from that fateful morning. Where I live, in the suburbs of New York City, we were especially hard hit.

I'll Never Forget the Moment New York Became One

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Melissa Jun Rowley

I'll never forget the pain and sorrow in the faces of people who posted countless Missing Person signs on the subway station walls. I lost my college roommate earlier that year in a tragic accident, and I still hadn't recovered. "How will an entire city and country ever recover from this?" I wondered.

Woman Who Lost Father On 9/11 Helps Newtown Victims Heal

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.11.2014 | Good News

Amanda Gregory often thinks of Sept. 11, 2001, the day she lost her father in the World Trade Center attacks. But there was one event in particular in...

Flashback: U.S. ATTACKED

The New York Times | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Hijackers rammed jetliners into each of New York's World Trade Center towers yesterday, toppling both in a hellish storm of ash, glass, smoke and leap...

Eleanor Goldberg

After 9/11, Hundreds Of Charities Launched. Now, Here Are The Few Left Standing

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact

In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, well-meaning supporters rushed to establish nonprofits that could address victims...

Street Art Tribute To 9/11 Victims Pops Up Across From World Trade Center

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.12.2014 | Arts

A new mural has emerged in New York, across the street from the site of the World Trade Center. The work of ever-controversial street artist Mr. Brain...

What It Was Like To Be an Iranian-American Woman In NYC on 9/11

Hedia Anvar | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Hedia Anvar

On September 13, I put on a dust mask and carried two grocery bags full of produce so that I could pass for a below-Canal St. resident and get close to Ground Zero. It was true that only residents were allowed to cross the barricades, but I felt a strong need to feel connected.