Tag Archive: Article

Just as Boycotts Are Making a Difference for LGBTQ People, Some Lawmakers Want to Shut Them Down – Slate – with Katherine Franke – PDF

2016 Just as Boycotts Are Making a Difference for LGBTQ People, Some Lawmakers Want to Shut Them Down In recent weeks, governors, mayors, major businesses, and entertainers have joined a boycott of North Carolina and Mississippi as a way of protesting…
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Civil Liberties

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It’s Been Two Weeks Since a UN Panel Declared That Julian Assange Should Be Freed. Why Is He Still Detained? – The Nation

It’s time to end Julian Assange’s arbitrary detention at the hands of Sweden and the United Kingdom. By Melinda Taylor, Carey Shenkman and Michael Ratner On February 5, the United Nation’s highest authority on detention, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD), found that our client…
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Internet Freedom

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UN Victory in Assange Case – Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Blog – with Melinda Taylor and Carey Shenkman

In a major legal victory for international human rights law, the UN acknowledged the risk of extradition to the United States faced by journalist Julian Assange. This decision marks a significant development in the law of detention, and has enormous…
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Internet Freedom

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Congress Must Stop Giving Presidents Power to Make Endless War – MSNBC

Talk of the Middle East dominated Capitol Hill this week. But while the media and congressional Republicans flocked to the Capitol to see Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliver his contentious address, the real discoveries were being made in a…
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Civil Liberties

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Brandeis 50th Reunion Statement – PDF

2015 Brandeis 50th Reunion Statement Brandeis began my transition into a radical that wanted to change the world and particularly take on the US role in repression and war. Where else could I hear Malcolm X, Marcel Duchamp, Allen Ginsberg…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes, Internet Freedom, Palestine, Personal & Profiles

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Israel’s Actions Against Palestinians Violate Human Rights – AlterNet – PDF

2014 Israel’s Actions Against Palestinians Violate Human Rights The country and its leaders must be held accountable in courts throughout the world. It’s been less than a month since Israel launched the most recent phase of its war against Hamas…
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Palestine

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Failure to Close Guantanamo is an Existential Threat to Democracy – MSNBC – PDF

2014 Failure to Close Guantanamo is an Existential Threat to Democracy By Michael Ratner When we filed the first case challenging detentions at Guantánamo Bay shortly after the first men arrived there in 2002, we didn’t know what to expect. Family…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Brandeis Shouldn’t Cut Ties to Palestinian University – An Open Letter to the President of Brandeis – The Forward – PDF

2014 Open Letter to Brandeis President Fred Lawrence Dear President Lawrence: By this letter I am resigning from the advisory board of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis. While I appreciate that you were willing…
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Palestine

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