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September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows: Turning Tragedy into Hope for a Better World Paperback – January 1, 2003
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The mission of the September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows is idealistic: it opposes war in the name of their lost loved ones and advocates the prevention of terrorism by addressing the difficult problems that lie at its root, namely extremism, militarism, poverty, racism, ignorance, inequality, hatred, hopelessness, and rage. Angry opponents to the group's goals and pursuits, including some in the media, have labeled them "unpatriotic," "cowards," "ignorant," and "naïve"--particularly in response to their reaching out to the Afghani and Iraqi victims of U.S. military action. But fair-minded readers of this powerful book will certainly be moved by the courage, commitment, compassion, and moral conviction expressed by these extraordinary/ordinary people and their supporters. Joined together by their grief and dedication, the group shows how "people-to-people, you can make a difference." --Silvana Tropea
From Publishers Weekly
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One parent expressed a common sentiment, "I know there is anger. I feel it myself. But I don't want my son used as a pawn to justify the killing of others. I'm not willing to give our government carte blanche to take away our freedoms in the name of public safety." (Pg. 24) Later, another said, "I have always felt... that bombing Afghanistan was wrong... Bombing one of the poorest countries in the world wasn't the answer." (Pg. 128)
Potorti states, "The violent actions of September 11 were a crime against humanity perpetrated to terrorists, not an act of war waged by any particular nation. Nonetheless, the U.S. has attacked an entire nation and the public is being primed for more to come." (Pg.Read more ›