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Guantánamo at 10: The Defeat of Liberty by Fear – The Guardian – PDF

2012 Guantanamo at 10: The Defeat of Liberty by Fear The unprecedented executive powers assumed by both presidents since 9/11 have crippled America’s body politic On 11 January 2002, the United States began showing major signs of what I call…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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A Right to Sleep in Tents – Letter to the Editor NY Times

To the Editor: Re “Bloomberg Says ‘Tent City’ Goes Beyond Free Speech” (news article, Oct. 17): Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s assertion that the Constitution doesn’t protect tents, but protects speech and assembly, is just wrong. Unfortunately for those involved in…
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Civil Liberties

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Anwar al-Awlaki’s Extrajudicial Murder – The Guardian – PDF

2011 Anwar al-Awlaki’s Extrajudicial Murder The law on the use of lethal force by executive order is specific. This assassination broke it – that creates a terrifying precedent  Is this the world we want? Where the president of the United…
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International War Crimes

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The 10th Anniversary of Dubious Military Authorization – The Progressive

Ten years ago this Sunday, Sept. 18, the United States set itself on a destructive course. That was the day President Bush signed the bill that Congress had just passed called the Authorization for Use of Military Force. Ten years…
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International War Crimes

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From Attica to Pelican Bay: How To Heed the Lessons of a Prison Uprising – The Nation

1971 Attica Forty years ago, on September 9, 1971, prisoners protesting medieval conditions rebelled at Attica, a maximum-security prison in upstate New York. Four days later the state launched a violent assault on the prisoners that left ten hostages and…
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Civil Liberties

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Habeas Corpus in a Time of Fear – American Enterprise Institute – PDF

2011 Habeas Corpus in a Time of Fear Today, nearly ten years since President Bush first sent detainees to Guantanamo Bay and 19 months after President Obama promised the infamous prison camp would be closed, it remains open. One hundred…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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What Impact Did 9/11 Have on America? – The Guardian – Michael Ratner: ‘The loss of liberty in the wake of 9/11 will remain the legacy we have left our children’

Our panel examines the cultural and political legacy of the al-Qaida attacks and the US response in the decade since Martin Kettle, Andrea LeBlanc, Hadley Freeman, Wajahat Ali, Michael Ratner, Peter Preston, Carie Lemack and Paul Pillar Michael Ratner: ‘The…
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Civil Liberties

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Heidi Boghosian: Our Friend, Comrade and Tireless Executive Director – National Lawyers Guild New York City Chapter (NLG-NYC) Spring Fling 2011 Event Program – with Michael Steven Smith – PDF

NLG Spring Fling Program Heidi Boghosian Tribute Article Heidi has been Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild for twelve years, through thick and thin, through the good, the bad, and sometimes even the ugly. She has been the organization’s…
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Civil Liberties, Personal & Profiles

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