Civil Liberties

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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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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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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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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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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Law and Disorder Radio – The Ongoing Racial Crisis in the United States – Legal Framework to Litigate Climate Change Gains Traction – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Proposal to Add Women to Central Park Statues. Yes! But How About Black Women Such as Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman? Yes, Victory for Iran, But at Its Heart Still Imperialism, Just Softer and With Israel’s 200 Nukes    The Ongoing…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Wikileaks Revelations Expose US NSA Tentacles Reaching into Allied Governments Around the World – TRNN Transcript

DESVARIEUX: So Michael, so many revelations coming out this week, WikiLeaks revelations. Can we just talk about some of the most significant ones? RATNER: This week and last week. I actually wanted to address two topics. One is the revelations…
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Civil Liberties, Internet Freedom

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Wikileaks Revelations Expose US NSA Tentacles Reaching into Allied Governments Around the World – TRNN Video Link

CCR’s Michael Ratner breaks down how documents expose United States economic and political spying as CCR calls on UN to protect publishers as well as whistleblowers.

Civil Liberties, Internet Freedom

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Law and Disorder Radio – Centennial of Woody Guthrie’s Birth (Rebroadcast) – National Lawyers Guild Honors Co-Host Michael Smith – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Julian Assange Update Wikileaks Continues to Release Cables 17 Secret Documents Revealed on Trade and Services Agreement Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Cables Released 70,000 Saudi Cables Released Espionnage Élysée                   Woody Guthrie –…
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Civil Liberties, Internet Freedom

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Court Reinstates Case Against Former Attorney General, FBI Director and INS Commissioner – TRNN Video Link

Calling it a “big victory”, Michael Ratner says that after 13 years, the Center for Constitutional Rights will be able to proceed with its case against top Bush administration officials for post-9/11 abuse of immigrant detainees.

Civil Liberties

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Court Reinstates Case Against Former Attorney General, FBI Director and INS Commissioner – TRNN Transcript

SHARMINI PERIES, EXEC. PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome to the Michael Ratner report on The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. On June 17, a U.S. appeals court reinstated a long-running lawsuit against several Justice Department officials…
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Civil Liberties

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Magna Carta at 800: A Promise Unfulfilled – TRNN Transcript

The Magna Carta, or Great Charter, turns the ripe old age of 800 on Monday, June 15th. It’s considered a seminal building block of democracy because simply put, it established that everyone is subject to the rule of law. King…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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