Tag Archive: Attica

Michael Ratner, Bold Civil Liberties Lawyer, Dies at 72 – Obituary – New York Times – by Sam Roberts – PDF

2016 Michael Ratner, Bold Civil Liberties Lawyer, Dies at 72 Michael Ratner, a fearless civil liberties lawyer who successfully challenged the United States government’s detention of terrorism suspects at Guantánamo Bay without judicial review, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 72….
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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Michael Ratner, Lawyer Who Won Victory for Guantanamo Detainees, Dies at 72 – Washington Post – by Emily Langer – PDF

2016 Civil Liberties Lawyer for Detainees Michael Ratner, a civil liberties lawyer who mounted legal challenges to U.S. military actions abroad, helped represent WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that defined legal rights for…
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Personal & Profiles

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Law and Disorder Radio – Lessons from Attica: From Prisoner Rebellion to Mass Incarceration and Back – Steven Salaita Sues University of Illinois Over Firing for “Uncivil” Gaza Tweets – Dan Georgakas on Syriza Victory in Greek Parliamentary Elections – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Lessons from Attica: From Prisoner Rebellion to Mass Incarceration and Back Fyodor Dostoevsky observed that “the degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” Our guest Dr. Heather Ann Thompson reports in her recent article…
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Civil Liberties, Palestine

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Law and Disorder Radio – 50-Year Anniversary of the Free Speech Movement – Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Professor Salaita Press Conference Update 13th Anniversary of 9/11 Michael Ratner: You Can’t Have Imperialism Abroad and Democracy at Home Michael Ratner: The Legal System is Done For September 11, 1973 Anniversary – Chilean Coup D’état September 7, 1971 Anniversary…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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4/7 The Butcher of Attica – Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself TRNN Biographical Interview Video

Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that Gov. Rockefeller ordered the 1971 massacre of rebelling black prisoners to send a message throughout the US prison system.

Civil Liberties, Personal & Profiles

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4/7 The Butcher of Attica – Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself – TRNN Biographical Interview Transcript

PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome back to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Baltimore, and we’re continuing our series of Reality Asserts Itself interviews with lawyer–I should say, radical human rights lawyer Michael Ratner, who now joins…
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Civil Liberties, Personal & Profiles

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Law and Disorder Radio – Medical Professionals Complicit in Torture – Vince Warren on Guantanamo – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

  From Attica to Pelican Bay – by Michael Ratner Inmates of Attica Correctional Facility v. Rockefeller (PDF) Clergy Sex Victims Demand Justice – CCR Lawsuit People Living in Poverty at All-Time High Law and Disorder Show – Troy Davis –…
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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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Law and Disorder Radio – The Color of Law: Ernie Goodman, Detroit, and the Struggle for Labor and Civil Rights – Ira Rheingold on the Foreclosure Crisis – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Omar Khadr Plea Deal                                   The Color of Law: Ernie Goodman, Detroit, and the Struggle for Labor and Civil Rights The Color of Law recreates…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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