Skip navigation

Never Forget: 9/11 and the 20 Year War on Terror

The world changed on September 11th, 2001. The tragic deaths of almost 3,000 people and the destruction of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York City had a deep effect on the American people. 9/11 fundamentally altered the culture of the United States and its relationship with the rest of the world. The violence of that day was not confined, it spread throughout the world as America lashed out both at home and abroad. The almost 3,000 deaths of September 11th became hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of deaths from wars the US launched in retaliation. Tens of millions lost their homes. Join us, on Saturday, September 11th, as we reflect on the lessons of 9/11 and the lessons of the 20 year Global War on Terror. Register and get your Zoom link

We’ll hear testimonials from:

  • John Kiriakou
  • Vijay Prashad
  • Sam Al-Arian
  • Medea Benjamin
  • Jodie Evans
  • Assal Rad
  • David Swanson
  • Kathy Kelly
  • Matthew Hoh 
  • Danny Sjursen
  • Kevin Danaher
  • Ray McGovern
  • Mickey Huff
  • Chris Agee
  • Norman Solomon
  • Pat Alvison
  • Rick Jahnkow
  • Larry Wilkerson 
  • Moustafa Bayoumi 

In the name of freedom, and of vengeance, the United States invaded and occupied Afghanistan. We stayed for 20 years. With lies of ‘weapons of mass destruction' a majority of the country was convinced to invade and occupy Iraq, the worst foreign policy decision of the modern era. The Executive Branch was given sweeping authority to make war across borders and without limits. The conflict in the Middle East expanded under both Republican and Democratic Presidents, leading to US wars in Libya, Syria, Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, and more. Trillions of dollars were spent. Millions of lives were lost. We created the greatest migration and refugee crisis since World War II.

9/11 was also used as an excuse to change the relationship of the US government to its citizens. In the name of safety the national security state was given expansive surveillance powers, threatening privacy and civil liberties. The Department of Homeland Security was created and with it ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Words like ‘enhanced interrogation,’ a euphemism for torture entered the American lexicon and the Bill of Rights was tossed aside.

After the events of September 11th, 2001, “Never Forget” became a common expression in the United States. Unfortunately, it was not only used to remember and honor the dead. Like “remember the Maine” and “remember the Alamo,”  “never forget” was also used as a rallying cry to war. 20 years after 9/11 we are still living in the age of the ‘War on Terror.’

We must never forget the lessons of 9/11 or the lessons of the Global War on Terror, lest we risk repeating the pain, death, and tragedy of the past 20 years.

Please RSVP for the Zoom link.

This webinar is co-sponsored by:
The Coalition for Civil Freedoms
Historians for Peace and Democracy
United for Peace and Justice 
World BEYOND War
Project Censored
Veterans For Peace
CovertAction Magazine
Military Families Speak Out
On Earth Peace
National Network Opposing The Militarization of Youth


Can we count you in?






Danaka Katovich ·

814 RSVPS Patricia Daugherty Lucienne O'Keefe Ayesha Dias Stanislav Juznic Adrianne Aron Suzanne Sparks Olivia DiNucci Brian Reynolds Steven Geiger David Schlessinger Marcy Winograd Vicki Ryder Kate Tanaks Ally Hermes Hafida Benchehida Karen Kwiatkowski Sonny Rawls Eleanor Levine Ellen Davidson Harry Phillips Barbara Barnes adrian bernal Ann Wilcox Carol Workman Patricia Murphy Teddi Pappas McNamara Kerry willa bickham Joette Steger Luanne Miller Helen Young Susan Schacher Medea Benjamin Paul Appell MargaretAnn Bowers Karen Walter David Schwartzman David Kasper Vicki Ross WNYPeaceCtr Joan Stallard Kimberly Flynn Eric Swan Rachael Bliss Eileen Dunn Sean Ahern Ken Kohler Martha Rich Miriam Thompson

Who's RSVPing

  • Patricia signed 810 days ago

  • Lucienne signed 811 days ago

  • Ayesha signed 813 days ago

  • Stanislav signed 813 days ago

  • Stanislav signed 813 days ago

  • Stanislav signed 813 days ago

  • Adrianne signed 813 days ago

  • Suzanne signed 813 days ago

  • Olivia signed 813 days ago

  • Brian signed 813 days ago

  • Steven signed 813 days ago

  • David signed 813 days ago

  • Marcy signed 813 days ago

  • Vicki signed 813 days ago

  • Kate signed 813 days ago

  • Ally signed 813 days ago

  • Hafida signed 813 days ago

  • Karen signed 813 days ago

  • Sonny signed 814 days ago

  • Eleanor signed 814 days ago

  • Ellen signed 814 days ago

  • Harry signed 814 days ago

  • Barbara signed 814 days ago

  • adrian signed 814 days ago

  • Ann signed 814 days ago

  • Carol signed 814 days ago

  • Patricia signed 814 days ago

  • Teddi signed 814 days ago

  • McNamara signed 814 days ago

  • willa signed 814 days ago