In honor of the victims and rescue workers lost in the terrorist acts of September 11th, 2001: Take action.
You can volunteer your time to read, reflect and become informed by a wide range of media outlets, and open a dialogue with others before committing to conflict.
What has happened is important. Putting the atrocities and terrible imagery of September 11th behind us is part of the healing process; however to ignore the events and policies that led to this assault is a luxury we cannot afford. We are fortunate to have a voice in the policies of our nation, and with this voice comes the responsibility to ask questions and speak out.
Intelligent, active and substantial inquiry into why and how this and other conflicts have arisen is vital to finding resolutions. We have put together a starting point of articles and links. Please, explore beyond them. Participate. Talk, and listen.
Be informed. Be opinionated. Be active.
Read commentary by military historian Victor Davis Hanson
Read a Q&A with Professor Noam Chomsky - a linguist and famous American activist/dissident
Read an essay by Afghan-American writer Tamim Ansary