Tag Archive: Central America

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) Colloquium on Michael Ratner and Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) – – Challenging the Powerful with Legal Means: The Origins of Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) (1/6) – Margaret Ratner Kunstler in Conversation with Michael Smith

2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the passing away of its President Emeritus Michael Ratner (1943-2016), who had made CCR his political home for 40 years. In 2007,…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes, Personal & Profiles

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6/7 Fighting Reagan’s Secret, Illegal Wars – 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. We’re continuing our series on Reality Asserts Itself with Michael Ratner, who now joins us in the studio again. Michael’s president emeritus of…
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International War Crimes, Personal & Profiles

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6/7 Fighting Reagan’s Secret, Illegal Wars – Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself TRNN Biographical Interview Video

Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that Reagan ushered in a period of murderous suppression of opposition to US hegemony in Latin and Central America.

International War Crimes, Personal & Profiles

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5/7 Puerto Rican Independence Movement and Cuba Further Radicalized Me – Michael Ratner on RAI Reality Asserts itself – TRNN Biographical Interview Transcript

Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that in the 70’s, the thrust for a more radical movement in New York was led by the fight for Puerto Rican independence. If there’s one important story that gets almost zero coverage today, it…
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Civil Liberties, Personal & Profiles

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Speaking Freely: Michael Ratner on the National Lawyers Guild 1960s-80s – Video

https://vimeo.com/76473031 In this video, Ratner describes how he became introduced to the Guild while attending Columbia Law school (where he would revive the NLG student chapter), and how the Guild inspired him to litigate politically, not just legally–describing himself as…
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Civil Liberties

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Statutes of Liberty – Washington Post – by Lynne Duke – PDF

2003 Statutes of Liberty Michael Ratner is in a cavernous college hall speaking to hundreds of students one recent evening. He’s hyped. He’s talking fast. The crusader at the lectern. This is what he loves to do: sound the alarm…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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Public Interest Law Foundation Achievement Award – Columbia University – Speech Notes – PDF

1999 Columbia PILF Speech Notes  

International War Crimes

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National Lawyer’s Guild Speech Notes – PDF

1995 NLG Speech Draft I just want to cry and hug my friend Harold; my most moving moments with him on GTMO, in an HIV camp–a place from Dante’s 9th circle of Hell; warmest and most beautiful friend a person…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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National Lawyers Guild Program Honoring Michael Ratner – Speech Notes – PDF

1995 National Lawyers Guild Speech Notes I just want to cry and hug my friend Harold; my most moving moments with him on GTMO, in an HIV camp–a place from Dante’s 9th circle of Hell; warmest and most beautiful friend…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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