Durban And 9/11

By Ajamu Baraka, Black Agenda Report. -

The World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (WCAR) was a watershed conference for a number of reasons. Coming at the end of a decade-long series [...]

20 Years Of Post-9/11 Amnesia

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

The constant demand that we “Never forget!,” the events of September 11, 2001 is rather laughable. Forgetting is difficult after enduring 20 years of war propaganda. News stories about that day [...]

Congress Responded To 9/11 By Giving The White House A Blank Check

By Kevin Gosztola, The Dissenter. -

The authorization for military use of force (AUMF), which gave President George W. Bush’s administration a blank check for war after the September 11th attacks, still has not been repealed. On [...]

Calculating The Full Cost Of War

By Suzanne Gordon, The American Prospect. -

The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks that were used to justify multiple Middle Eastern interventions is a fitting [...]

Never Forget: Lessons Of The Post-9/11 Warpath

By Abby Martin, Empire Files. -

As the US Empire tries to leave its 9/11 warpath on Afghanistan & Iraq in the past, Abby Martin reviews the core lessons. "We've witnessed a striking conclusion to the Afghanistan War, where for [...]

Report: State Of Insecurity – The Cost Of Militarization Since 9/11

By Lindsay Koshgarian, Ashik Siddique, And Lorah Steichen, IPS. -

Twenty years after 9/11, the war on terror has remade the U.S. into a far more militarized actor, both around the world and at home. The human costs of this evolution are many — including mass [...]

A 9/11 Excerpt From ‘The Management Of Savagery’

By Max Blumenthal, The Grayzone. -

Two hours’ drive from Kandahar, in the southern Afghan desert city where the Taliban were born and where Osama bin Laden maintained his operational base, a February 2001 wedding ceremony became [...]

FBI Report Reveals New Connections Between 9/11 Hijackers And Saudi Officials

By Tim Golden And Sebastian Rotella, Propublica. -

The 2016 report was released late Saturday night under an executive order from President Joe Biden, who promised to make it public no later than the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks that [...]

The Second Afghan War And US Retreat From Central Asia

By Jack Rasmus, ZNet. -

There were actually two Afghan wars. The first began within a few weeks of the 9-11 tragedy, when the US was attacked by Al Qaeda with the assistance of elements of the Saudi Arabia ruling [...]

The Evil We Do Is the Evil We Get

By Chris Hedges, Scheer Post. -

I was in Times Square in New York City shortly after the second plane banked and plowed into the South Tower. The crowd looking up at the Jumbotron gasped in dismay at the billowing black smoke [...]

Ten Post-9/11 Measures That Targeted Muslim Americans

By Edward Ahmed Mitchell, CAIR. -

In the twenty years since September 11, 2001, our government has established dozens of laws, policies and programs ostensibly designed to prevent additional attacks on our nation. Some of [...]

How Can America Wake Up From Its Post-9/11 Nightmare?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Popular Resistance. -

Looking back on it now, the 1990s were an age of innocence for America. The Cold War was over and our leaders promised us a “peace dividend.” There was no TSA to make us take off our shoes at [...]

The Unlearnt Lessons Of 9/11, Twenty Years Out

By Mark Dunlea, Green Education and Legal Fund. -

Twenty years after 9/11, America is less safe, a deeply troubled country, ravaged by COVID, racism, inequality, extreme weather from global warming and political strife. Its political leaders [...]

Release Details Of Saudi Involvement Or Stay Away From Memorials

By Julia Conley, Common Dreams. -

Nearly 1,800 family members, survivors, and first responders who were affected by the September 11 attacks are intensifying pressure on the federal government to declassify information that [...]

It’s Almost Twenty Years Since 9/11

By Rebecca Gordon, Tom Dispatch. -

It was the end of October 2001. Two friends, Max Elbaum and Bob Wing, had just dropped by. (Yes, children, believe it or not, people used to drop in on each other, maskless, once upon a time.) [...]

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