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September 11th

Arab and Muslim Identity Amongst the Boston Wreckage

Faisal Al-Juburi | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Faisal Al-Juburi

In times like this, I do not want to renounce everything Arab and Muslim about me, but I do want to embrace without reservation the part of me that is American by birth and upbringing.

Run. Walk. Serve. 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk

Danilo Minnick | Posted 06.02.2013 | New York
Danilo Minnick

April 21 is the inaugural 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Family Day, an event to encourage public service and support of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

A War and an Opportunity

Seth Moulton | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Seth Moulton

Ten years ago we had the chance, as a people united, to do something great. Many of us tried harder in Iraq than most will ever know, but America could have left a far better legacy for its children from this past decade than we have.

Still Searching For Human Remains From 9/11

AP | Posted 06.01.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The New York City medical examiner's office says it has started sifting construction debris from the World Trade Center site in an ef...

9/11 Hearings Continue to Disappoint

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.17.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Pre-trial hearings in the case of the five alleged plotters of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks continued at Guantanamo Bay from Monday to Thursday. More than 11 years after the crimes were committed, the case remains nowhere near going to trial.

Senior Gitmo Commander Didn't Know of Secret Surveillance Capabilities Under His Command

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.15.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Questions about monitoring of privileged attorney-client communications continued to swirl around the pre-trial hearings taking place at Guantanamo Bay on Wednesday.

U.S. Could Eavesdrop On 9/11 Plotters' Conversations

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.14.2013 | World

The US government was capable of eavesdropping on whispered conversations between the suspected plotters of 9/11 and their lawyers in court at Guantan...

Testimony Confirms Microphones in 9/11 Courtroom Could Capture Confidential Conversations

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Testimony from the special 9/11 courtroom at Guantanamo Bay this morning confirmed what defense lawyers have been complaining about for weeks now: The microphones in the courtroom are sensitive enough to pick up lawyers' conversations with their clients.

Ryan J. Reilly

9/11 Mother Speaks Out Against Guantanamo During Visit (VIDEO) | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- Phyllis Rodriguez, the mother of a victim killed in the Sept. 11 attacks, still opposes holding the trial of five me...

9/11 Military Commission: More Tragedy Than Farce

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.03.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

It would almost be funny if it weren't so sad. Four days of military commission hearings at Guantanamo Bay this past week yielded little more than confusion about the law and heightened suspicion of the U.S. government.

Defense Seeks Suspension of 9/11 Hearings Due to Fears of Government Eavesdropping

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's lawyer on Thursday morning asked the military commission judge presiding over the trial of the five accused masterminds of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to halt all court proceedings until the court could determine who might be listening in on defense lawyers' conversations.

Defense Lawyers Want Access to Secret Gitmo Prison Camp

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Should defense lawyers in the September 11 terrorism case be allowed to visit the secret camp where their clients are imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay? And if so, how much access to the prison is enough?

Secrecy Continues to Dominate 9/11 Hearings

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

It was another chaotic day at the Guantanamo military commissions. When Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's lawyer started talking this afternoon about his request for information pertaining to his client's case, someone -- it's not clear who -- hit the censor button.

Obama's Gitmo, Four Years Later

Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics
Ryan J. Reilly

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE -- At around 8 a.m., a civilian airplane chartered by the military and full of lawyers, human rights representatives and journa...

Top 5 Reasons to Preserve the CIA Black Sites

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four co-conspirators have asked the government to preserve the notorious "black sites" where U.S. agents tortured detainees after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Here are five good reasons the government should do so.

Military Commission Won't Say Whether US Constitution Applies to 9/11 Case (Updated)

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

In an opinion not yet publicly released by the Office of Military Commissions, the judge presiding over the trial of the five co-defendants accused of masterminding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has said he won't decide whether the U.S. Constitution applies to the case.

9/11 Cancer Study Raises Even More Questions

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 02.17.2013 | New York

CHICAGO -- The most comprehensive study of potential World Trade Center-related cancers raises more questions than it answers and won't end a debate o...

A Changed Landscape After Sandy

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Landscape is an important part of our daily lives. We take it for granted that it will remain a constant until a disaster comes and sweeps away the familiar. The more you assume that landscape is a constant, the more disorienting it is when it suddenly and calamitously changes.

In Sandy's Wake, New York's Landscape of Inequity Revealed

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Michelle Chen

New York will survive Sandy, but so will the city's persistent inequalities and environmental precarity. So when the electricity comes back on, working people should understand that before the next crisis hits, they need to leverage the devastation to generate new political and economic power.

The Selective Patriotism of the Benghazi-Gate Conspiracy Theorists

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

During the Bush years, the Republicans used to say it was unpatriotic to criticize the commander-in-chief when troops were in harm's way -- that it would endanger the lives of our soldiers and damage morale. But this deeply heart-felt declaration of wartime patriotism has now been completely abandoned.

Questions of Legitimacy Hang Heavy Over 9/11 Trial

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.19.2012 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Defense lawyers aren't told what evidence is classified, need the prosecution's approval to call witnesses, and have to defend their clients in a commission that may have been unlawfully influenced by senior U.S. officials, they told the Guantanamo court.

Sheen, Harrelson Set To Star In 9/11 'Truther' Film

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.19.2012 | Entertainment

Sept. 11th was surely one of the most defining and poignant moments in American history. The events of that day have been rehashed in countless televi...

Politicizing the Benghazi Attacks

Joel Rubin | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Joel Rubin

Who would you trust then, to get the terrorists who killed these four patriotic Americans in Benghazi? The people who got bin Laden or the people who forgot bin Laden?

Battles Over Government Secrecy Dominate 9/11 Hearings

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The definition and use of classified information, and the public's right to hear it, is proving to be one of the most important issues arising in pre-trial hearings in this historic September 11th terrorism prosecution.

Defendants Can Wear Camouflage to Court, Just Not a US Military Uniform

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.16.2012 | World
Daphne Eviatar

As a long row of camouflage-clad U.S. soldiers lined the courtroom wall, lawyers for the five September 11 defendants argued this morning that their clients should also be allowed to wear camouflage or other military-style clothing in the courtroom if they wanted to.