Tag Archive: Columbia Law School

Michael Ratner’s Army – The New York Review of Books – by David Cole

As Barack Obama looks to the end of his tenure as president and commander-in-chief, the prison camp he inherited at Guantánamo Bay remains one of his most frustrating challenges. He promised to close it on his second day in office….
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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Reed Brody Flipgram Compilation Photos – Adelante, Michael!!!

https://flipagram.com/f/abIDLpCEJB I made this Flipagram for Michael in August 2015 up at the farm with my partner Isabel Coixet when Michael was just diagnosed.  He watched it over and over. Pictures include (in order): Michael at Joel Kovel and DeeDee…
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Personal & Profiles

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Law and Disorder Radio – New Cuba-US Pact and Remaining Cuban Five Prisoners Released – Scott Horton on the Torture Report – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

New Cuba-US Pact and Remaining Cuban Five Prisoners Released Attorney Michael Ratner: We’ve been covering this case for years on here. They were wrongfully convicted. They had been sent into Miami to stop Miami-Cuban terrorism against Cuba. The U.S. in…
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International War Crimes, Internet Freedom

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3/7 MLK and a Radicalizing Moment in American History – Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself – TRNN Biographical Interview Transcript

Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay how the message and death of Dr. King, the army occupation of Baltimore and the police attack on the Colombia U. protest profoundly shaped the rest of his life. PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome…
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Civil Liberties, Personal & Profiles

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3/7 MLK and a Radicalizing Moment in American History – Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself TRNN Biographical Interview Video

Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay how the message and death of Dr. King, the army occupation of Baltimore and the police attack on the Colombia U. protest profoundly shaped the rest of his life

Civil Liberties, International War Crimes, Personal & Profiles

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1/7 The Vietnam War was a Seminal Event for Me – Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself – TRNN Biographical Interview – Transcript

I’ve been wanting to do this series for a long time. Michael Ratner is one of our regular guests. He’s also one of my favorite guests. He’s also a board member of The Real News Network. And as you know,…
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Civil Liberties, Personal & Profiles

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1/7 The Vietnam War was a Seminal Event for Me – Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself – TRNN Biographical Interview Video

Mr. Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, tells Paul Jay that the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War transformed him from a “good liberal kid” into an activist questioning the role of America in the world.

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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Aviva Stahl Interviews Michael Ratner – Transcript – PDF

2012 Aviva Stahl Interviews Michael Ratner AS: How did you get interested in civil rights law? How did you make it to the CCR? MR: Well came out of the ’60s. I went to Columbia Law School. Of course the…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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