Tag Archive: Civil Rights

Michael Ratner: One Year Later, Still a Hero – Center for Constitutional Rights Legal Director – Baher Azmy

https://ccrjustice.org/home/blog/2017/05/11/michael-ratner-one-year-later-still-hero The day I learned of Michael Ratner’s passing, one year ago today, I had to travel to Richmond, Virginia to argue an appeal related to one of the Abu Ghraib torture suits CCR brought against an odious private military…
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International War Crimes, Personal & Profiles

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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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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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Mourning the Loss of Michael Ratner, a Tireless Champion for Human and Civil Rights – American Jewish World Service Blog – by Ruth Messinger

I am heartbroken at the loss of Michael Ratner, a tireless champion of human and civil rights and a lawyer for justice everywhere. Michael led the Center for Constitutional Rights, a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative…
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Civil Liberties, Personal & Profiles

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Law and Disorder Radio – Michael Ratner on Understanding the Cuban Reality – Speech by Sandra Levinson on US-Cuba Relations: What Does “Normalization” Mean? – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Ireland Same-Sex Marriages DOJ Reaches Settlement with Cleveland Over Police Excessive Use of Force Inquiry to Examine Racial Bias in the San Francisco Police Wyoming Criminalizes Sharing Photos and Citizen Science               Understanding the…
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Civil Liberties

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Law and Disorder Radio – Ginger Adams Otis on Fire-Fight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest – Fight to Reinstate Teacher Who Allowed Students to Send Mumia Get Well Cards – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Fire-Fight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest It has taken nearly a century of well-orchestrated grassroots organizing to squarely address rampant racial discrimination in the New York City Fire Department. In 1919 Wesley Williams became the first African-American…
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Civil Liberties

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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 – US Infiltrates Cuba with Fake Social Media Platform – John Brittain on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

 NLG Students at Boston’s Suffolk University Urge Disinvite of Abraham Foxman Commencement Honorary Law Degree Spanish Court Refuses to Close Guantánamo Torture Investigation When Radical Lawyers Take the Airwaves           U.S. Agency Infiltrates Cuba with Fake…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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