Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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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Obama Administration Leaves Door Wide Open for Torture to Occur Again – TRNN Transcript

ANTON WORONCZUK, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Anton Woronczuk in Baltimore. We’re joined now by Michael Ratner. He’s the president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York, and he’s also a board member…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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American Exceptionalism at Play in Interpreting the Convention on Torture – TRNN Transcript

Back in 2009, upon taking office, President Obama issued an executive order that forbade cruel interrogations and practices of torture by U.S. officials anywhere, including the CIA. In 2005, standing up against the Bush administration, Mr. Obama (then Senator Obama)…
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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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Federal Court Weighs Gitmo Force-Feeding – TRNN Video Link

Well, this is Guantanamo week. And the Center for Constitutional Rights has represented Guantanamo detainees for many years–actually, the first case. But it’s Guantanamo week in the sense that finally forced feeding at Guantanamo is going on trial–or went on…
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Brooklyn Pathmaker to Peace “From Guantanamo to WikiLeaks: Taking on the State in a Post-9/11 World” – Video and Audio

Audio link Despite the effort of the 600 lawyers we put together, we have not been able to close Guantanamo, and this is emblematic of the darkness that we have sunk into. Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, Jeremy Hammond, Edward Snowden…
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From Guantanamo to Wikileaks: Taking on the State in a Post 9/11 World – Brooklyn Law School – Speech Notes – PDF

2014  From Guantanamo to Wikileaks: Taking on the State in a Post 9 /11 World

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Internet Freedom

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The World Made A Much More Dangerous Place by the U.S. Since 9/11 – TRNN Transcript

MICHAEL RATNER, PRESIDENT EMERITUS, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: Sharmini, it’s good to be with you and, of course, The Real News. PERIES: So, Michael, what are your thoughts on this somber occasion of the 13th anniversary of 9/11? RATNER: As…
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The World Made A Much More Dangerous Place by the U.S. Since 9/11 – TRNN Video Link

The United States should have held Saudi Arabia and Pakistan criminally responsible for 9/11 instead of launching wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Real News Network

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