Tag Archive: AlterNet

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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Rumsfeld Flees France Fearing Arrest – AlterNet – Article

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld fled France today fearing arrest over charges of “ordering and authorizing” torture of detainees at both the American-run Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and the U.S. military’s detainment facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, unconfirmed…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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Impeaching George W. Bush – AlterNet – by Onnesha Roychoudhuri

From discussion to action — Michael Ratner and his fellow lawyers have drafted a call to impeach President Bush. Until recently, talk of ousting President George W. Bush has proved little more than a distant rumbling. For too long, impeachment…
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Civil Liberties

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