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Despite Celebrated Orders Closing Gitmo and Banning Torture, Has Obama Kept Rendition Intact? –Democracy Now Video

New questions are being raised about the Obama administration’s commitment to fully reverse Bush administration policies relating to the so-called war on terror. Two weeks ago, President Obama signed executive orders to end torture and extraordinary rendition and shut down…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Despite Celebrated Orders Closing Gitmo and Banning Torture, Has Obama Kept Rendition Intact? – Democracy Now Transcript

When President Obama signed executive orders to end torture and shut down Guantanamo, did he leave open the controversial rendition policy of kidnapping foreigners abroad? We host a debate between human rights attorneys Michael Ratner and Scott Horton. AMY GOODMAN:…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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The Future of U.S. Law in War on Terror After Guantanamo Speech Video Brandeis University – Video

Brandeis alumnus Michael Ratner ’66, who was one of the first attorneys to take on the legal cases of Guantanamo detainees, was part of a series of related campus events focusing on the future of American law and morality in…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Hitting Close to Home: Art and Human Rights from Slavery to Guantanamo – Brandeis University – Speech Notes – PDF

2009 Hitting Close to Home Art and Human Rights from Slavery to Guantanamo Speech Notes Art and Human Rights Hitting Close to Home: Art and Human Rights from Slavery to Guantanamo First time I have had to speak since election…
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Michael Ratner on Torture ‘Loopholes’ — CounterSpin Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting Audio Link

  Also on CounterSpin today: President Obama’s executive order said to ban torture, hasn’t settled the issue for many commentators. Some on the right and in the corporate media seem to be happy to see what they suggest are loopholes in the…
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Law and Disorder Radio – Obama Inauguration – Chris Hedges and Abdeen Jabara on Gaza – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Host Updates: Caution Against Trapdoors in the Executive Orders to Close Guantanamo Hole allowing for a possible Preventive Detention System Obama Doesn’t Mention Global War on Terror Army Techniques of Interrogation Apply To All Agencies Including CIA Every CIA Secret…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Palestine

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Obama’s Orders on Guantanamo and Torture – TRNN Transcript

Michael Ratner comments on Obama’s executive orders, loopholes, and the prosecution of Bush/Cheney. MICHAEL RATNER, PRESIDENT, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: Good to be with you, Paul. JAY: So President Obama announced the closing of Guantanamo. He dealt with the issue…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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On Closing Guantanamo: A Sisyphean Struggle – Huffington Post

With the signing of yesterday’s executive orders to close Guantanamo and end torture, we are finally seeing the beginning of a reversal of some of the nastiest inhuman practices of the Bush administration. Yes, it may take another year to…
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