Civil Liberties

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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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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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes, Personal & Profiles

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Remembering Michael Ratner – Louis Proyect – Blog

(Image TecNica Volunteers) Michael Ratner, one of the most effective and respected constitutional rights attorneys in the USA and president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, died of cancer yesterday. The NY Times ran an obit that was noteworthy for…
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Michael Ratner, Bold Civil Liberties Lawyer, Dies at 72 – Obituary – New York Times – by Sam Roberts – PDF

2016 Michael Ratner, Bold Civil Liberties Lawyer, Dies at 72 Michael Ratner, a fearless civil liberties lawyer who successfully challenged the United States government’s detention of terrorism suspects at Guantánamo Bay without judicial review, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 72….
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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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Just as Boycotts Are Making a Difference for LGBTQ People, Some Lawmakers Want to Shut Them Down – Slate – with Katherine Franke – PDF

2016 Just as Boycotts Are Making a Difference for LGBTQ People, Some Lawmakers Want to Shut Them Down In recent weeks, governors, mayors, major businesses, and entertainers have joined a boycott of North Carolina and Mississippi as a way of protesting…
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Civil Liberties

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After 54 Years, US Isolated and Forced to Renew Diplomatic Relations With Cuba – TRNN Transcript

On July 20, the Cuban flag was raised over Cuba’s newly reopened embassy in Washington, DC, marking a rapprochement in relations between the U.S. and Cuba after 54 years. Travel and banking restrictions have been eased but the two countries…
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Law and Disorder Radio – Cuban Embassy Reopens in Washington DC After 54 Years – Greece Economic Crisis – President Obama’s Record Of Pardons – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Cuban Embassy Reopens in Washington DC After 54 Years The Cuban Embassy had closed down in 1961. It reopened on Monday July 20, 2015. The Cuban flag was flown in front of the three-story building in Washington D.C. Our own…
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