Civil Liberties

Law and Disorder Radio – Lessons from Attica: From Prisoner Rebellion to Mass Incarceration and Back – Steven Salaita Sues University of Illinois Over Firing for “Uncivil” Gaza Tweets – Dan Georgakas on Syriza Victory in Greek Parliamentary Elections – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Lessons from Attica: From Prisoner Rebellion to Mass Incarceration and Back Fyodor Dostoevsky observed that “the degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” Our guest Dr. Heather Ann Thompson reports in her recent article…
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Civil Liberties, Palestine

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Law and Disorder Radio – G. Flint Taylor on the Racist History of Police Unions – Presentation by Steven Salaita: Inter-Nationalism: Encountering Palestine in American Studies – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

 Blood on Their Hands: The Racist History of Police Unions The NYPD police officer union’s outrageous assertion that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio had “blood on his hands” in the murder of two NYPD officers is consistent with the…
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Civil Liberties, Palestine

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Law and Disorder Radio – Chris Hedges, Earl Amin and Amos Caley on the Prison State of America – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

 Prison State of America: Chris Hedges, Earl Amin, Amos Caley Today we hear from three extraordinary people that will move you to anger, tears and outrage. Chris Hedges is an award-winning journalist and former New York Times Middle East bureau chief….
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Civil Liberties

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Law and Disorder Radio – US Cuban Foreign Policy Changes Strategy: Normalizing Relations – NYPD Unions Respond to Police Shootings, Say Protests at Fault – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

U.S. Cuban Foreign Policy Changes Strategy: Normalizing Relations We’re joined today by attorney Michael Krinsky, a partner in the famous law firm of Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman. This the firm that almost from the beginning has been representing…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Can Obama Lift the Embargo on Cuba Without Congress in Effort to Normalize U.S.-Cuba Relations? – Democracy Now Tanscript

We look at the details of the new normalized relations between the United States and Cuba, which include an easing of restrictions on banking, investment and travel, and discuss whether President Obama can lift the embargo on Cuba without congressional…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report on CIA Detention and Interrogation – Eric Garner’s Public Defender Says Cops and Prosecutors “Are a Team in Every Case” – Voices from the Foley Square Demonstration Protesting Eric Garner’s Death – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

  The Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report on CIA Detention and Interrogation Attorney Michael Ratner: The Senate Committee on Intelligence started the investigation in 2007 after 92 tapes of waterboarding were destroyed by the CIA. That’s where the investigation began. In…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Law and Disorder Radio – Glen Ford on Ferguson Protests – Ohio Bill to Keep All Details of Executions Secret – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Michael Ratner: Is Congress’s Decision on Obama’s Plan to Close GTMO Really a Setback as Newspapers Report? Congress was considering whether to allow Guantanamo detainees to be resettled in the United States. That’s something Obama wants to do because so…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Internet Freedom

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