Tag Archive: Criminal Justice

The Skyjacker’s Tale Film Screening Announcement re: Virgin Islands v. Gereau, et al.

  PRESENTS THE SKYJACKER’S TALE  DIRECTED BY: Jamie Kastner Starring: Ishmael Muslim Ali (formerly LaBeet), Margaret Ratner Kunstler, Michael Ratner  OFFICIAL SELECTION: Toronto International Film Festival 2016 Opens in New York on Friday, June 30th at the Village East with…
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Civil Liberties, Personal & Profiles

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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 – Irvine 11 Case Update – Joe Allen on People Wasn’t Made to Burn – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

  Occupy Wall Street Protest Update Law and Disorder on Troy Davis – July 2007 / April 2008 / October 2008 / November 2008                 Israelis Announce They Want To Build 1,100 Houses in East Jerusalem 75th Anniversary…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes, Palestine

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Law and Disorder Radio – Black Panther and Political Prisoner Safiya Bukhari – Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal – Gaza Freedom March Reportback Speeches: Fida Qishta – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

 The War Before: The Story of Black Panther and Political Prisoner Safiya Bukhari – by Laura Whitehorn We’re delighted to have political activist and former Weather Underground member Laura Whitehorn back with us to talk about her new book titled The War…
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Civil Liberties, Palestine

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Military Tribunals or Civil Courts: Violations of the Laws of War or Criminal Acts? – PDF

Military Tribunals or Civil Courts: Violations of the Laws of War or Criminal Acts? On November 13, 2001, President Bush signed a military order establishing military tribunals to try noncitizens who are believed to be members of al Qaida or…
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Civil Liberties

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Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Docket Report – Fall 1996 – 30th Anniversary – Cases from August 31, 1995-August 31, 1996 – PDF

Docket Report Fall 1996 – 30th Anniversary Cases worked on by Michael Ratner: Belance v. FRAPH – Haiti – International Human Rights and Solidarity –  Pages 10-11 In re Constant – Haiti – International Human Rights and Solidarity – Page 11 Paul v….
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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John Hill – Criminal Justice – CCR Docket 1976-1977

After commuting Hill’s life sentence for the murder of a prison guard during the Attica uprising in September, 1971, Gov­ernor Carey, operating through the Parole Board, denied him parole for at least two more years. This decision came after Hill…
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Civil Liberties

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In the Matter of David Truong – Criminal Justice -CCR Docket 1986-1987

David Truong, a Vietnamese national, was convicted of espionage in 1978 and sen­tenced to a 15-year prison sentence. Prior to the conviction Truong was active in seek­ing an end to the war in Vietnam and worked for normalization of relations…
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International War Crimes

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United States v. Higgins – Criminal Justice – CCR Docket 1982-1983

Nineteen people. some members of the War Resisters­ League, were charged with interfering with government functions by attempting to leaflet taxpayers in the taxpayers resistance waiting rooms at the lRS building in New York City in April of 1981. The IRS said that leafleting…
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Civil Liberties

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In the Matter of Jerry Gaines and In the Matter of Fulani Sunni-Ali – Criminal Justice – CCR Docket 1982-1983

CCR attorneys have represented two witnesses in connec­tion with an ongoing special grand jury in the Southern District of New York. Eight witnesses have been jailed for contempt. Most are women with children. The grand jury was impanelled in the…
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Civil Liberties

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