Tag Archive: Activist

Michael Ratner’s Army – The New York Review of Books – by David Cole

As Barack Obama looks to the end of his tenure as president and commander-in-chief, the prison camp he inherited at Guantánamo Bay remains one of his most frustrating challenges. He promised to close it on his second day in office….
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights, NYU – Speech Notes – PDF

2015 NYU Speech Notes NYU Vasuki Nesiah 11–moving to listen Admire commitment and global south and areas of liberation struggles–Ireland Actual physical courage-Egypt Palestine Israel particularly close to me And political courage lgbtq rights; (Uganda) so Africa and anc relation to shack…
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International War Crimes

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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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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Internet Freedom

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Truth Tellers as Heroes: Wikileaks and the Struggle for Democracy – Maverick Lecture Series – Trinity University – Speech Notes – PDF

2013 San Antonio Speech Notes 4/8 Version 6 San Antonio Final Cut  Michael Ratner I so appreciate your having me; your willingness to hear the unconventional ­ Lucky u have Bill Scanlon–2 gitmo  people-impressive; wonderful trip around San Antonio My…
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Internet Freedom

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2012 ECCHR Conference – Miscellaneous Notes – PDF

  2012 ECCHR Conference Misc Notes MR – talking in capacity as ECCHR Board Chair and President emeritus CCR Thanks to Bertha Foundation which made the two events this week possible: Wednesday: first ECCHR Alumni meeting); Today this conference on…
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International War Crimes

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National Lawyers Guild New York City Chapter (NLG-NYC) Spring Fling 2011 – Memorial Remarks on Judith Coplon Socolov, Susan Cohen and Rhonda Copelon, Heidi Boghosian Award Introduction – Speech Notes – PDF

  2011 NLG Spring Fling Memorial Remarks on Judith Coplon Socolov, Susan Cohen and Rhonda Copelon Speech Notes 2011 NLG Spring Fling Heidi Boghosian Tribute Speech Notes

Civil Liberties, Personal & Profiles

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Correspondence with Archbishop Desmond Tutu Regarding Clemency for David Gilbert – PDF

2010 Correspondence with Archbishop Desmond Tutu Regarding Clemency for David Gilbert From: Michael Ratner Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4.51 PM To: Desmond Tutu Cc: Michael Ratner Subject: Re: David Gilbert : Clemency and Governor David Patterson: Follow-up and Phone…
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Personal & Profiles

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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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