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The Skyjacker’s Tale Film Screening Announcement re: Virgin Islands v. Gereau, et al.

  PRESENTS THE SKYJACKER’S TALE  DIRECTED BY: Jamie Kastner Starring: Ishmael Muslim Ali (formerly LaBeet), Margaret Ratner Kunstler, Michael Ratner  OFFICIAL SELECTION: Toronto International Film Festival 2016 Opens in New York on Friday, June 30th at the Village East with…
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Civil Liberties, Personal & Profiles

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Michael Ratner: One Year Later, Still a Hero – Center for Constitutional Rights Legal Director – Baher Azmy

https://ccrjustice.org/home/blog/2017/05/11/michael-ratner-one-year-later-still-hero The day I learned of Michael Ratner’s passing, one year ago today, I had to travel to Richmond, Virginia to argue an appeal related to one of the Abu Ghraib torture suits CCR brought against an odious private military…
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International War Crimes, Personal & Profiles

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Is the Era of U.S.-Backed Anti-Castro Terrorism Over? Reflections on Restored Ties Between Nations – Democracy Now Transcript

Hundreds of dignitaries from Cuba and the United States gathered in Washington on Monday to mark the reopening of the Cuban Embassy after being closed for more than five decades. We speak to Congressmembers Raúl Grijalva and Barbara Lee; actor…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Grammy-Winning Musician Arturo O’Farrill and Ex-Head of US Interests Section in Cuba Vicki Huddleston Back Artists’ Call to Lift Cultural Boycott of Cuba – Democracy Now Transcript

As calls grow in Washington to reconsider policy toward Cuba, over a thousand artists, musicians and teachers are campaigning for free cultural exchange and allowing Cuban artists into the US. We speak with Grammy Award-winning Cuban American musician Arturo O’Farrill…
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Civil Liberties

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British Human Rights Lawyer Gareth Peirce and “Enemy Combatant” Co-Author Victoria Brittain Blast U.S.-Run Prison at Guantanamo Bay – Democracy Now Transcript

As we focus on the case of former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg, we speak with Victoria Brittain, co-author of his book, “Enemy Combatant: A British Muslim’s Journey to Guantanamo and Back” and leading British human rights lawyer, Gareth Peirce…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Reviving habeas corpus – TRNN Transcript

  PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR: For 600 of the individuals held at Guantanamo Bay have been denied the right to a trial, the right of habeas corpus. A landmark case will come before the U.S. Supreme Court on December 5…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Cheney pushes to make eavesdropping law permanent – TRNN Transcript – Part One

Ratner: Cheney is misleading the American people (1 of 3) PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR: In 1978, after the Watergate scandal, Congress passed a piece of legislation that was meant to limit the way governments spied on people’s communications. The Foreign…
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Civil Liberties

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