Tag Archive: Constitution

Law and Disorder Radio – How a U.S. Police State is Being Built – Paul Wright on Prison Profiteers – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Bricks in the Wall: How a U.S. Police State Is Being Built We hear speeches from co-host Michael Steven Smith and Vince Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. They were among the speakers at the Brecht Forum…
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Civil Liberties

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Harper’s Magazine Forum: “Is There a Case for Impeachment?” – Video

Presidential Impeachment Proposals Harper’s Magazine hosted a forum titled “Is There a Case for Impeachment?” Panelists talked about the historical provision for and definition of impeachment in the U.S. Constitution, abuses of executive power and meaning of high crimes and…
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Civil Liberties

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Democracy, Constitutionalism and the War on Terror – Amherst College – Speech Notes (Early Draft) – PDF

2004 Democracy Constitutionalism and the War on Terror Democracy Constitutionalism and the War on Terror Questions get raised about democracy, the constitution —whether must give way, stretch, in war on terror—new paradigm Democracy and terrorism—can Const and terrorism—first, 4, etc…
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Civil Liberties

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US Civil Liberties in September 11’s Wake: A Roundtable Discussion with Jamie Fellner, Elisa Massimino and Michael Ratner – Human Rights Dialogue – PDF

2002 US Civil Liberties in September 11’s Wake Dialogue: Let’s start with the situation immediately following the September 11 attacks. It was a frightening time—all the more so here in New York. People who had never really thought about patriot­ism were…
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Civil Liberties

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Interview with KDVS 90.3 FM on the Legality of War in Yugoslavia – Transcript – PDF

1999 Interview with KDVS Regarding Legality of War in Yugoslavia Interview with Michael Ratner of Center For Constitutional Rights in New York, regarding the lawsuit by members of Congress against President Bill Clinton, challenging the legality of the air war in…
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International War Crimes

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Letter to Congressman Dennis Kucinich Regarding Authorization for Use of US Military Force in Kosovo – with Jules Lobel – PDF

1999 Letter to Dennis Kucinich Regarding Authorization for Use of Force in Kosovo Hon. Dennis Kucinich 1730 Longworth H.O.B. Washington. D.C. 20515 Re: Has the President received authority to use force in Kosovo? No. Dear Congressman Kucinich: We are writing…
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International War Crimes

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Some Not So Inalienable Rights: Why Some Citizens Have Nothing to Celebrate – with Margaret Ratner Kunstler – Constitution Exhibit – Temple Gallery – PDF

1987 Some Not So Inalienable Rights: Why Some Citizens Have Nothing to Celebrate 1987 Constitution Exhibit Postcards In 1857, Frederick Douglass explained why another celebra­tion of liberties, analogous to that of the 200th anniversary of the Constitution, was irrelevant to…
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Civil Liberties, Personal & Profiles

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Contragate, the Constitution and Covert Action – PDF

Contragate, the Constitution and Covert Action DRAFT INTRODUCTION Many of us are disappointed and troubled by the course of the Iran-contragate hearings. The hearings are revealing the facts regarding the administration’s illegal sales of arms to Iran and the illegal…
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International War Crimes

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