Civil Liberties

1/7 The Vietnam War was a Seminal Event for Me – Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself – TRNN Biographical Interview Video

Mr. Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, tells Paul Jay that the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War transformed him from a “good liberal kid” into an activist questioning the role of America in the world

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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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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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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 Video

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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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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European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) Colloquium on Michael Ratner and Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) – Challenging the Powerful with Legal Means: Back to the Streets – Black Lives Matter (6/6) – Vince Warren with Moderator: Claire Tixteire

2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the passing away of its President Emeritus Michael Ratner (1943-2016), who had made CCR his political home for 40 years. In 2007,…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) Colloquium on Michael Ratner and Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) – – Challenging the Powerful with Legal Means: The Origins of Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) (1/6) – Margaret Ratner Kunstler in Conversation with Michael Smith

2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the passing away of its President Emeritus Michael Ratner (1943-2016), who had made CCR his political home for 40 years. In 2007,…
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Mourning the Loss of Michael Ratner, a Tireless Champion for Human and Civil Rights – American Jewish World Service Blog – by Ruth Messinger

I am heartbroken at the loss of Michael Ratner, a tireless champion of human and civil rights and a lawyer for justice everywhere. Michael led the Center for Constitutional Rights, a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative…
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