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Michael Ratner

I first saw Jake’s father, Michael Ratner, speak in Massachusettes while I was on a road trip in college; I happened across a flyer for a lawyer speaking on consequences of the War on Terror while in Northampton for the…
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Remembering Michael Ratner: Radical Lawyer, Global Activist, Loyal Friend Today we mourn. Tomorrow we continue his work. By Phyllis BennisMay 12, 2016 One of our movement’s champions, Michael Ratner, died yesterday. He was one of the greats among radical lawyers….
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Michael Ratner: The Leading Progressive Lawyer of a Generation – Just Security – by Harold Koh

I just heard that Michael Ratner passed away from complications due to cancer. His New York Times obituary is here. My heart is broken. Michael was an extraordinary lawyer and and even more outstanding human being. I first saw Michael when I was…
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Michael Ratner Outtake

Michael Ratner Outtake My favorite outtake interviewing Michael Ratner a few years ago during my time with the Center for Constitutional Rights. In one 30 second clip: his feelings on building a community for activists, his humor and warmth, and…
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The Flipagram that Isabel Coixet and I made for ‪Michael when he got sick last August: https://flipagram.com/f/abIDLpCEJB

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From the Coalition of Immokalee Workers Concert For Fair Food in Florida — March 2015 from left: Lucia Allain CJ Frogozo Jake Ratner Michael Ratner Karen Scott Mercer Brockenbrough xo Karen Scott

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Dear Karen, Jake and Ana, I love this picture of Michael receiving T’ruah’s Raphael Lemkin award in 2006. The award is named after Lemkin because, as you may know, he was a Holocaust survivor who went on to create the…
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