Tag Archive: Activism

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) Colloquium on Michael Ratner and Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) – Challenging the Powerful with Legal Means: Back to the Streets – Black Lives Matter (6/6) – Vince Warren with Moderator: Claire Tixteire

2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the passing away of its President Emeritus Michael Ratner (1943-2016), who had made CCR his political home for 40 years. In 2007,…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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Michael Ratner, Pioneering Civil and Constitutional Rights Lawyer, Dies at Age 72 – AlterNet – by Steve Rosenfeld

Michael Ratner, one of America’s great human rights crusaders and constitutional lawyers whose lifetime of activism began in 1960s protests, died Wednesday of complications from cancer. He was 72. Ratner’s work spanned five decades and more than a dozen countries….
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Personal & Profiles

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Michael Ratner at the 2011 ALBA Annual Celebration

http://www.albavolunteer.org/2011/05/ratner-speech-available/

International War Crimes

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A New Stage in the War on Dissent – Socialist Worker

Michael Ratner is the president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, a leading organization in opposing the dismantling of civil liberties under the Bush, and now Obama, administrations. He spoke with Nicole Colson about the recent raids on the homes…
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Civil Liberties

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Benefit Celebrating Judy Lerner’s 50 Years of Activism – Speech Notes – PDF

2010 Benefit Celebrating Judy Lerner Invitation 2010 Benefit Celebrating Judy Lerner Speech Notes  (Judy and David Lerner Pictured) How did she get to CCR–knew bill in the 50s in Westchester—Jane’s 6th grade teacher–­Despite closeness to bill, ak and morty—points out…
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Personal & Profiles

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