Tag Archive: Close Guantanamo

Michael Ratner, Pioneering Civil and Constitutional Rights Lawyer, Dies at Age 72 – AlterNet – by Steve Rosenfeld

Michael Ratner, one of America’s great human rights crusaders and constitutional lawyers whose lifetime of activism began in 1960s protests, died Wednesday of complications from cancer. He was 72. Ratner’s work spanned five decades and more than a dozen countries….
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Personal & Profiles

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Law and Disorder Radio – Glen Ford on Ferguson Protests – Ohio Bill to Keep All Details of Executions Secret – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Michael Ratner: Is Congress’s Decision on Obama’s Plan to Close GTMO Really a Setback as Newspapers Report? Congress was considering whether to allow Guantanamo detainees to be resettled in the United States. That’s something Obama wants to do because so…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Internet Freedom

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Law and Disorder Radio – 10-Year Anniversary of Rasul v. Bush – Jeff Halper on Israeli Demolition of Palestinian Homes and Structures – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can’t Be Searched Without Warrant Oregon Federal Judge: Warrantless Bulk Surveillance Legal Oregon Federal Judge: No-Fly List Process Unconstitutional Center for Constitutional Rights No-Fly List Case Michael Ratner: Assange Files Papers to Dismiss Warrant NJ…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Failure to Close Guantanamo is an Existential Threat to Democracy – MSNBC – PDF

2014 Failure to Close Guantanamo is an Existential Threat to Democracy By Michael Ratner When we filed the first case challenging detentions at Guantánamo Bay shortly after the first men arrived there in 2002, we didn’t know what to expect. Family…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Speech Notes for Event Marking 10th Anniversary of Rasul v. Bush – PDF

2014 10th Anniversary of Rasul v Bush Great to see all my friends here Heroes in this long struggle insure fundamental rights to our clients; close gitmo esp nice gita 1st one to visit gitmo after rasul order– all Grown…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Ratner: Obama Must Move to Close Guantanamo Now – TRNN Transcript

MICHAEL RATNER, PRESIDENT EMERITUS, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: Good to be with you again, Real News and Jaisal. NOOR: So, Michael, what do you have for us this week? RATNER: You know, well, this week I’m sadly going to repeat…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Yes Mr. President, This Is Who We Are – TRNN Transcript

Michael Ratner and Paul Jay analyze President Obama’s defense of his drone and Guantanamo policies – a policy based on continuing US dominance in the Middle East; Obama’s speech was interrupted by Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin.  BARACK OBAMA, U.S. PRESIDENT:…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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