Tag Archive: Blog

Manhunt: The Rehabilitation of the CIA and Guess What? Torture Works! – Just Left Blog Post

As if ZDT (Zero Dark Thirty) was not enough. Wait until you all see Manhunt which I just did at Sundance. It’s a CIA propaganda film justifying torture, targeted killings etc. The agents who were in the film attended the…
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International War Crimes

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Happy New Year: Obama’s Gift & Suriname Flora/Fauna with a video by Jake Ratner of the Suriname Family Trip – Just Left Blog Post

Although I am sitting here in Suriname on this New Year’s day, it’s hard not to think of Obama’s gift to us for the New Year: the signing of the NDAA and it’s nasty confirmation of detention and kangaroo trials…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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Sundance Documentary on Paul Simon Playing South Africa Undercuts Power of Cultural Boycott – Mondoweiss and Just Left Blog Post

Whatever you think of Paul Simon’s music and especially Graceland (which I like a lot) a new movie at Sundance about the recording of that album could undercut the BDS campaign against Israel, and especially the cultural boycott. The film…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Israeli Judges Are the Confessors in Savage New Documentary on Legitimizing the Occupation – Mondoweiss and Just Left Blog Post

The new documentary, The Law in These Parts, is getting a lot of attention. Yesterday the New York Times published an Op-Ed piece that included a chilling excerpt of the film by Ra’anan Alexandrowicz that shows Israeli military officers displaying…
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International War Crimes, Palestine

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Guantanamo: Broken Promises, Broken Lives – Law and Disorder Radio Transcript – Just Left Blog Post

Michael Ratner: January 11th, here we are. We’ve completed ten years after 9/11, going into the eleventh year. The tenth anniversary of Guantanamo opening. On the actual anniversary, January 11th, I will be in London commemorating the opening of Guantanamo…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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NDAA: Why OK to Indefinitely Detain Non-Citizens, But Not Citizens? – Just Left Blog Post

1. By claiming roughly similar detention and trial by commission powers as Bush employed-powers which I find illegal and immoral– Obama, as a Democrat, has made them part of the fabric of our laws. No longer are they the aberration…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Blame Obama First–Then Congress for Not Ending Guantanamo and Its Underlying Practices – Just Left Blog Post

From my daughter: I’ve been reading about the new bill that was passed by the senate, what does it mean exactly? How is it different than what we have now? What does it mean for Guantanamo, anything? My Answer: 1….
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Against the Libyan War – Law and Disorder Radio Transcript (Excerpt) and Just Left Blog Post

The Libyan War was also addressed this week on Law and Disorder Radio (began broadcasting at 9:00 am EST on WBAI and around the country throughout the week). Attorneys and hosts Heidi Boghosian, Michael S. Smith and Michael Ratner (Center for…
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International War Crimes

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Permanent Gitmo and Permanent War: New National “Defense” Bill – Law and Disorder Radio Transcript (Excerpt) and Just Left Blog Post

On the latest Law and Disorder Radio (began airing Monday on WBAI and around the country on various radio stations throughout the week), co-host Michael Ratner (Center for Constitutional Rights) noted a bill which made it through the House and…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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The Murder of Arna’s Child: Juliano Mer-Khamis of the Jenin Theatre Company Assassinated – Mondoweiss and Just Left Blog Post

Juliano Mer-Khamis made the movie Arna’s Children about his mother’s Jenin theatre company, the children he taught there when young, and what became of them. When I told my 21-year-old daughter Ana about Juliano’s death she could just not figure…
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Palestine

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