Tag Archive: Article

Granting Immunity Makes Obama Complicit – Room for Debate: The Memos: Torture Redefined – New York Times

Yes, it is good that President Obama ordered the release of four more of the torture memos issued by the Office of Legal Counsel during the Bush administration. The inhuman interrogation techniques those memos authorized which include waterboarding, walling (in…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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We Need a Special Counsel – Room for Debate: A Truth Commission for the Bush Era? – New York Times

A criminal investigation and prosecution of the torture conspirators is a necessity, not a choice. As Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba, who investigated the Abu Ghraib scandal for the Pentagon, declared in June 2008: “There is no longer any doubt…
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International War Crimes

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On Closing Guantanamo: A Sisyphean Struggle – Huffington Post

With the signing of yesterday’s executive orders to close Guantanamo and end torture, we are finally seeing the beginning of a reversal of some of the nastiest inhuman practices of the Bush administration. Yes, it may take another year to…
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The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld – Amnesty International Magazine – with Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)

2009 The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld In response to the attacks of September 11, 2001, top officials of the Bush administration authored an era of torture, rendition and secret detention—criminal acts for which they must be held accountable. In his…
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International War Crimes

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A Balm for U.S.: Closing Guantánamo – Letter to the Editor NY Times

Re: The Price of Our Good Name (editorial, Nov. 23, 2008) To the Editor: We applaud The New York Times for recognizing the domestic and international importance of closing Guantanamo Bay as a means of signaling the end of a…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Don’t Repackage Gitmo! – The Nation – with Jules Lobel – PDF

  Shutting down Guantánamo is long overdue. We shouldn’t recreate it by another name.         2008 Don’t Repackage Gitmo! President-elect Obama should be applauded for reiterating his promise to close the prison camp at Guantánamo. It has…
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Civil Rights Lawyer Calls on Rumsfeld et al to Answer Charges – Daily Hampshire Gazette – by Larry Parnass – PDF

2008 Civil Rights Lawyer Calls on Rumsfeld et al to Answer Charges A constitutional lawyer known for challenging the Bush administration is litigating his newest case between the covers of a book. Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional…
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Can the President Detain Anyone Indefinitely? – Institute for Public Accuracy

Ali al-Marri, who was living in Peoria, Illinois, with his wife and children, was awaiting trial in 2003. A month before his trial, he was deemed an ‘enemy combatant’ by the president. He has been held in solitary confinement ever…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Behind Fences & Beyond the Law: An Interview with Michael Ratner – The Indypendent

  In February 2002, the Center for Constitutional Rights was the first, and for years the only, law organization to challenge the detention of those being held without legal redress at the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. At the time,…
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Michael Ratner on Missing CIA Tapes, Torture and the Supreme Court – Truthout – by Matt Renner

I sat down with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), to talk about his work on behalf of prisoners in the so-called War on Terror. His organization, a nonprofit legal advocacy group, has been fighting for the…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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