Tag Archive: Article

Should the U.S. Intervene in Libya? – Letter to the Editor NY Times

To the Editor: “Discord Grows on the Politics of Intervention” (front page, March 8) describes the tactical and political risks of American intervention in Libya, but nowhere does it state that such an action would be illegal unless authorized by…
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International War Crimes

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Why There Should be a Case Against George W. Bush Under Torture Law – CNN

There was widespread support among scores of human rights groups and many others for recent efforts to have Switzerland open a preliminary investigation for torture against former President George W. Bush during his planned (and now canceled) visit to Geneva….
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Bringing the ‘Bush Six’ to Justice – The Guardian

Former department of justice official John Yoo testifying before the House judiciary committee during a hearing on the Bush administration’s interrogation policy in 2008 in Washington, DC. Yoo is one of six former Bush officials who may now face prosecution…
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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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U.S. Should Not Condone Israeli Attack – Their View – Online Bonus Column Michael Ratner

The United States has to stop letting Israel get away with murder. Israel believes, and so far correctly, that it can violate the most basic protections of law with impunity. Each time Israel has done so, the United States has…
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International War Crimes, Palestine

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Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Assessment of the Obama Administration’s Record – Draft – PDF

2010 CCR Assessment of the Obama Administration’s Record Obama: One Year Later. Change? CCR’s Assessment of the Obama Administration’s First Year Candidate Obama campaigned on a promise of change. For many, his election inspired hope that we would finally see…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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C.I.A. Convictions in Italy – Letter to the Editor NY Times

To the Editor: The Nov. 5 news article “Italy Convicts 23 Americans, Most Working for C.I.A., of Abducting Muslim Cleric” states that the convictions “may have little practical effect.” I doubt that is the sentiment of the convicted C.I.A. agents….
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International War Crimes

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Michael Ratner on Litigation Versus Lobbying as a Strategy to Achieve Change – in A Documentary Teaching Companion to Storming the Court, by Brandt Goldstein, Rodger Citron and Molly Beutz Land – PDF

2009 Michael Ratner on Litigating Versus Lobbying as a Strategy to Achieve Change At different junctures in the McNary case, you relied on litigation and then on lobbying to try to win the freedom of the Haitians on Guantanamo (and…
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International War Crimes

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