Peaceful Tomorrows was founded, in 2002, by family members of those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. who have united to turn their grief into action for peace and justice. Their founding mission statement called for “a multilateral, collaborative effort to bring those responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks to justice in accordance with the principles of international law.”
The Iraqi civil-society organization LaOnf (which means no violence in Arabic) is a network of Iraqi activists building a nonviolence movement to resist occupation, terrorism and corruption in Iraq. Peaceful Tomorrows is launching a Solidarity Campaign in support of LaOnf.
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Many thanks for the supporting links.
I've seen articles (and have a couple in my files somewhere) about More Peaceful Tomorrows dating back as far as 1998. Several names of current members appear within those articles pre-dating September 11, 2001. One article included a mention that the group received some of its funding from the Teresa Heinz-Kerry led Tides Foundation and I've another report saying funding continued at least into 2003. I personally know one pre-9/11 member of the group whose son died in the WTC on 9/11.
As I stated above, the group merely expanded its name, post-9/11, to September 11 Families for More Peaceful Tomorrows. Their pacifism did not deter the murder of their loved ones, nor the murder of mine.
I am not offended that no one from my family was invited to that meeting. Yet I am outraged that pacifists, al Qaeda's lawyers and a few 9/11 family members who support the ACLU, a couple of 9/11 truthers, and self-appointed "family steering committee" members are in control of who has "policy" input.
What this amounts to is the Obama administration deliberately blocking the true extent of outrage felt (some of which had been expressed to pre-existing designated contacts) from the media and America in general, and using a cherry-picked few 9/11 family members as the point people for the effort.
Is there proof of their agenda? Yes; a talking-points memo. And if one of their proxies reads this, she'll know what I am talking about.