Civil Liberties

Magna Carta at 800: A Promise Unfulfilled – TRNN Video Link

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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Law and Disorder Radio – Michael Ratner on Understanding the Cuban Reality – Speech by Sandra Levinson on US-Cuba Relations: What Does “Normalization” Mean? – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Ireland Same-Sex Marriages DOJ Reaches Settlement with Cleveland Over Police Excessive Use of Force Inquiry to Examine Racial Bias in the San Francisco Police Wyoming Criminalizes Sharing Photos and Citizen Science               Understanding the…
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Civil Liberties

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Law and Disorder Radio – Ginger Adams Otis on Fire-Fight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest – Fight to Reinstate Teacher Who Allowed Students to Send Mumia Get Well Cards – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Fire-Fight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest It has taken nearly a century of well-orchestrated grassroots organizing to squarely address rampant racial discrimination in the New York City Fire Department. In 1919 Wesley Williams became the first African-American…
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Civil Liberties

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National Lawyer’s Guild Speech Honoring Michael Smith – Speech Notes – PDF

Photo @ Robin Martin 2015 NLG Speech Honoring Michael Smith Michael debbie eli share a lot of our lives – One thing we don’t share is fishing—but we did once Going fishing tomorrow in Wisconsin -Michael’s brother in law-Michael used…
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Civil Liberties, Personal & Profiles

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Law and Disorder Radio – Susan Schnall, Jim Lafferty and Doug Rawlings on the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

50-Year Anniversary of the Vietnam War: Professor Susan Schnall From 1967 to 1969, during the Vietnam War, Lieutenant J.G. Susan Schnall was a Navy nurse stationed at a hospital in Oakland, California treating wounded Marines. She and other soldiers threw…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II – Wolfgang Kaleck on the Bush Torture Team Travel Restrictions – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Michael Ratner: This Year Marks Three Years of Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy Michael Ratner: Assange is in Embassy Pending Extradition to Sweden Regarding Allegations. No Charges. It’s Essentially Indefinite Detention. Michael Ratner: Wikileaks Posts the BND Transcripts (Germany…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes, Internet Freedom

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Law and Disorder Radio – FiSaraha International Film Festival – ACLU Lawsuit to Make Catholic Groups Provide Abortions to Undocumented Immigrants – Proposal to Award Chicago Police Torture Victims Reparations – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Attorneys Make United Nations Urgent Appeal Request for Mumia Abu-Jamal                         FiSaraha International Film Festival Co-host Michael Ratner recently attended the 11th FiSaraha International Film Festival in Africa’s Western…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – Tom Hayden on Cuba – Ajamu Baraka on Baltimore and the Right to Resistance – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Heidi Boghosian: The Committee to Save Mumia Abu-Jamal Places Ad in New York Times – “Mumia Abu-Jamal Is Dying in Prison from Medical Neglect” Listen, Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters As relations between the United States and Cuba are radically changing,…
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Civil Liberties

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Law and Disorder Radio – Play: Emmett, Down in My Heart – The United States, Saudi Arabia and the War in Yemen – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

U.S. Continues to Not Officially Recognize Armenian Genocide on 100th Anniversary Constitution and Freedom of Speech Threatened in Wake Of Anti-Boycott (BDS) Legislation in US and Israel University of Southampton Cancels Conference After Government, Israel Lobby Pressure Michael Ratner Exposes…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes, Palestine

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Ratner Report: The Palestine Exception to the First Amendment – TRNN Video Link

Any criticism of Israel and push for BDS is considered anti-Semitic – such extreme reactions are an indication of the success of the campaign. The most recent Stanford University case is another example of that success.

Civil Liberties, Palestine

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