Tag Archive: CIA

Bringing the U.S. Torture Team Justice – TRNN Transcript

PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay, and welcome to this edition of the Ratner Report with Michael Ratner, who now joins us from New York City. Michael is the President Emeritus of…
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International War Crimes

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The Torturers: Donald Rumsfeld, President George W. Bush, Dick Cheney – TRNN Transcript

  The heavily redacted report on torture does not include Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. PERIES: So, Michael, it is a grim torture report. Give us the highlights. RATNER: You know, it’s certainly grim. I guess highlights is one word. I…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Important Revelations In New Leaks of CIA Torture Report – TRNN Transcript

Michael Ratner says that leaked portions of the Senate Select Committee Report obtained by Al Jazeera and McClatchy show clear evidence of torture by the CIA and other US officials authorizing it or engaging in it   MICHAEL RATNER, PRESIDENT…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Important Revelations In New Leaks of CIA Torture Report – TRNN Video Link

Michael Ratner says that leaked portions of the Senate Select Committee Report obtained by Al Jazeera and McClatchy show clear evidence of torture by the CIA and other US officials authorizing it or engaging in it  

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Holder’s Letter Does not Rule Out Targeting US Citizens Outside of Country (Non-citizens Can Be Killed Anywhere) – TRNN Transcript

Michael Ratner: Rand Paul’s filibuster forces Attorney General to acknowledge US president can not order the killing of US citizens on American soil but does not rule out the global campaign of targeted assassinations. MICHAEL RATNER, PRESIDENT EMERITUS, CENTER FOR…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Holder’s Letter Does not Rule Out Targeting US Citizens Outside of Country (Non-citizens Can Be Killed Anywhere) – TRNN Video Link

Michael Ratner: Rand Paul’s filibuster forces Attorney General to acknowledge US president can not order the killing of US citizens on American soil but does not rule out the global campaign of targeted assassinations.

International War Crimes

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Brennan Hearings: What is the Legal Basis for Drone Targeted Killings? – TRNN Transcript

Michael Ratner: There’s no reason why the legal argument defending targeted killing should not be made public. ACTIVIST: You are betraying democracy when you assassinate suspects! You are a shame to democracy when you [crosstalk] SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA), CHAIR,…
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International War Crimes

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Zero Dark Thirty, Manhunt and Obama Admin. Justify Use of Torture – TRNN Transcript

Michael Ratner: Recent films and Obama’s lack of prosecution of CIA and Bush Cheney for torture is creating conditions for its public acceptance. MICHAEL RATNER, PRESIDENT EMERITUS, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: It’s good to be with you, Paul. JAY: So…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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