Tag Archives: 9/11

No Place Called Home

Kim Schultz on the making of her play “No Place Called Home”, a reaction to 9/11 and the costs of war. Recently we as a nation commemorated the anniversary of 9/11. I along with my fellow New Yorkers and Americans … Continue reading

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The Pausing City: The Met Museum’s 9/11 Commemorative Concert

Cheyenna Weber is the National Organizer for 10 Years + Counting. She wrote this reflection of her experience at a 9/11 concert. She lives in Brooklyn. I woke uneasy on the 10th anniversary, slid my toes into new and stiffly … Continue reading

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Lament for the World

Writer  Nora Gallagher shares a poem she wrote while in residency at Blue Mountain Center during September 11th, 2001.  This poem was written at the Blue Mountain Center in Adirondack State Park, a writers and artists colony on a small … Continue reading

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Towards Peace

Beverly Braxton, a New York educator, writes about the Circle of Peace memorial she created with her students after 9/11 here. Braxton writes, “The Circle of Peace memorial is our tribute to all those whose lives ended on that tragic … Continue reading

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September 11, 2011, Blue Mountain Center

Ten years ago today at Blue Mountain Center, the 15 residents in session from late August to late September 2001, already a close community, grew closer still thanks to BMC executive director Harriet Barlow’s extraordinarily guidance through an unnavigable event. … Continue reading

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Terry Gross on “Top Secret America”

In her current series exploring the aftermath of September 11, 2011, on the tenth anniversary of the attacks, public radio’s “Fresh Air” host Terry Gross interviews one of the authors of Top Secret America: The Rise of the American Security State. … Continue reading

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New Narratives of the Costs of War

Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice (Voices of Witness) is a collection of oral histories edited by Alia Malek, author and former Department of Justice attorney. In the book, a compelling collection of eighteen oral histories of men and women  swept up in the … Continue reading

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How Safe Are You? What Almost $8 Trillion in National Security Spending Bought You

Chris Hellman of  National Priorities Project examines how much we’ve spent on “national security” since the 9/11 attacks in order to question whether (or not) we’re any more secure with almost $8 trillion invested: The killing of Osama Bin Laden did not put cuts … Continue reading

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