Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

British Human Rights Lawyer Gareth Peirce and “Enemy Combatant” Co-Author Victoria Brittain Blast U.S.-Run Prison at Guantanamo Bay – Democracy Now Transcript

As we focus on the case of former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg, we speak with Victoria Brittain, co-author of his book, “Enemy Combatant: A British Muslim’s Journey to Guantanamo and Back” and leading British human rights lawyer, Gareth Peirce…
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Yes Mr. President, This Is Who We Are – TRNN Transcript

Michael Ratner and Paul Jay analyze President Obama’s defense of his drone and Guantanamo policies – a policy based on continuing US dominance in the Middle East; Obama’s speech was interrupted by Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin. BARACK OBAMA, U.S. PRESIDENT:…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Federal Court Weighs Gitmo Force-feeding – TRNN Transcript

MICHAEL RATNER, PRESIDENT EMERITUS, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: It’s good to be with you, Jessica. DESVARIEUX: So, Michael, what are you working on this week? RATNER: Well, this is Guantanamo week. And the Center for Constitutional Rights has [represented Guantanamo]…
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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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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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Why the $655 Million Verdict Against the PA is Not A Victory for Human Rights –TRNN Transcript

Last week, Michael Ratner’s report was on the trial against the PA and the PLO in New York and its verdict. The piece was titled “Prejudicial Trial, Prejudicial Verdict: $218 Million”. Michael Ratner is joining us today from New York…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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The Torturers: Donald Rumsfeld, President George W. Bush, Dick Cheney – TRNN Transcript

  The heavily redacted report on torture does not include Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. PERIES: So, Michael, it is a grim torture report. Give us the highlights. RATNER: You know, it’s certainly grim. I guess highlights is one word. I…
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