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September 11th

Republicans, Please Hear Me Out

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Rebecca Bohanan

Video of Hillary played on the screen. "You're like her," my grandma said. "She works so hard. And she is so strong. See, even when she's sad, she's strong. She's your example. When you're sad, you can be strong, too. Do you understand me?"

Concerns of a 21st Century Black, Muslim Woman

Bulaong Ramiz | Posted 06.09.2016 | Black Voices
Bulaong Ramiz

I hope the next time you hear a racist, sexist, Islamophobic remark you think about me, my family, and this story. I'm a member of your community and so are billions of others just like me. Let's move forward from fear and discomfort to a place of courage--together

WATCH: Fareed Zakaria, Reza Aslan Discuss Saudi's Terrorism Influence

The WorldPost | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 04.25.2016 | World

On April 25, Fareed Zakaria will present a special CNN program titled “Why They Hate Us," a follow-up to his post-9/11 Newsweek story that explored ...

Military Commissions Drag on at Guantanamo While Obama Keeps Promising to Close It

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 02.15.2016 | World
Daphne Eviatar

President Obama has been saying for the past eight years that he wants to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Although Congress hasn't made it easy, his insistence on continuing to prosecute these cases in the military commissions only undermines the credibility of his convictions.

Two Hours in Time on 9/11 with Phil Penman

Brad Hobbs | Posted 02.01.2016 | New York
Brad Hobbs

Phil Penman is a British photographer who has been living in New York for over 15 years. During his time in NYC Phil has photographed some iconic imag...

Coming of Age in the 21st Century

Douglas Brunt | Posted 12.19.2015 | Politics
Douglas Brunt

I've seen terrorism close up but I don't live in a state of terror at all. For perspective, the world today is a safer place than it was during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Berlin Airlift, World War II. For people living in Europe and the United States, there has never been a more peaceful time or better quality of life. The terrorists haven't won. I just grew up.

New Politicized Visa Restrictions Harm Iranians and Undermine America's Core Values

Omid Memarian | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Omid Memarian

The ACLU calls H.R.158, passed last Tuesday by overwhelming support (419 yes), as a measure calling for "blanket arbitrary discrimination based on nationality and national origin."

To Paris on Embracing Multiculturalism in the Wake of Terror

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics
Mellini Kantayya

Paris, please learn from what we did right and then do better. Accept and rejoice in your whole self--your Muslim community, your Jewish community, your African community--you are all Parisians. You are all French.

Bernie Sanders Won The Debate. Hillary Clinton Sounded Like A Republican

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Hillary Clinton might be a liberal icon to some, but in reality, she's the only candidate with neoconservative advisers and a hawkish foreign policy. If you dread more American involvement in the Middle East, perhaps Clinton might not be your choice for president.

Paris: Why We Must Break the Circle of Insanity

Ted Lewis | Posted 11.15.2015 | World
Ted Lewis

As I awoke this morning, thinking about the gruesome attacks in Paris last night I reflected on the cataclysmic mistakes we made after September 11.

Helping Children Cope With Crisis

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Children desperately need adults to help them process and cope within the violent and uncertain world we have created for them. They also need to see adults working with and for them to create a better, safer nation and world for tomorrow

Defense Secretary's Criticism of Military Judge Order Could Derail 9/11 Case

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.30.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

When Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, called a military judge's order "outrageous" earlier this week, they probably didn't intend to throw a wrench into the pending 9/11 military commission case.

"He Kept Us Safe" (Before He Kept us Safe)

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

If you're a Republican like Jeb Bush, and your brother also happens to be responsible for the worst military blunder in American history, the subject of the September 11 attacks can be very confusing and complicated.

Conversation With Court Sketch Artist Janet Hamlin

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

I met Janet Hamlin while freelancing on a TV show earlier this year. We both work as scenic artists and when I learned she is also a court sketch arti...

Meeting Pope Francis Was One of the Greatest Days of My Life

Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D. | Posted 09.28.2015 | Religion
Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D.

Pope Francis embodies the tenderness of God's mercy. From comforting families who lost loved ones on September 11 in New York City to proclaiming hope to the prisoners in Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia, Pope Francis has embodied God's tender mercy.

My Brother Died in 9/11, But I Don't Fear Muslims

Andrew Rice | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Andrew Rice

My brother was killed 14 years ago in the World Trade Center by terrorists who claimed to be devout Muslims. I have learned that what they claimed to be is irrelevant. What they believed, their fears, their warped world-views -- that's what was significant. It mattered what made them tick, not what religion they claimed.

18th Birthday of WWO and the Tragedy of 9/11

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

9/11 is a reminder that with tragedy, there is resiliency and lessons learned. We go on and life is renewed and we are hopeful. I am inspired by all those who suffered losses on that day and will always honor this day for its historical significance and the reminder that Worldwide Orphans has a birthday on that day.

Can We Keep the Empathy State of Mind Alive?

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Alyssa Piperis

The 14th anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone. My social media newsfeeds are filled with less outward sensitivity and commemoration today than they w...

Here's Why Hate Crimes Happen

Lakhpreet Kaur | Posted 09.14.2015 | Religion
Lakhpreet Kaur

Sadly, many Americans were ignorant about their Sikh-American neighbors before the 9/11 crisis. And, when people don't know much about a group, they're likely to stereotype against them. So, a deeper education about Sikh-Americans may help prevent hate crimes against them.

Budweiser Honors 9/11 Victims With This Touching Ad

LittleThings | Posted 09.11.2015 | Good News
LittleThings

As you can see in the following video, the ad was recreated on the 10th anniversary in 2011 to include the newly-constructed Freedom Tower, but again, only to acknowledge that awful day and pay tribute to the heroes who were affected.

What I Never Expected From The Boy Who Called My Dad A Terrorist On 9/11

Aman Ali | Posted 09.11.2015 | Religion
Aman Ali

He goes "I bet it was your father flying that plane." And as if it was some kind of Pavlovian reflex, I grabbed him by his shirt and came inches away from punching him in the face so hard that I probably would have altered the structure of his face.

Let's Roll for a Real Living Wage

Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | New York
Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D.

There comes a time in all of our lives when we need to live for something worth dying for. I'm in this fight for a Real Living Wage because I dream of a world where everyone makes a Living Wage and can return home to a warm hearth to break bread with their loved ones and revolutionary friends.

Never Forget

Barbi Appelquist | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Barbi Appelquist

I've traveled to/from New York City's three major airports a countless number of times since my first flight to New York when I started Barnard College this time of year 21 years ago. But flying from LaGuardia Airport today on September 11 to the Toronto International Film Festival has been a surreal experience.

Marking the 14th Anniversary of September 11th

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Our thoughts and hearts are also with our military who serve us abroad and protect us here at home. The United States and our allies across the world are working every day to fight terrorism. We must continue those efforts and we must promote peace and freedom.

After 9/11, Bernie Sanders Voted Against Iraq. Hillary Clinton Calls Her Vote A 'Mistake'

H. A. Goodman | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

While some naysayers gleeful claim that Bernie Sanders isn't a Democrat, they conveniently forget that he stood up for liberal principles when they weren't popular, and when Democrats like Hillary Clinton aligned themselves with the GOP. Clinton had the same intelligence as Sanders, but made the wrong decision after 9/11.