Tag Archive: Dissent

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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Manning and the Media – Panel Presentation – Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkSDNN9gAco Michael Ratner, attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, during a panel presentation on “Manning and the Media” on the eve of Bradley Manning’s long-delayed trial. Ratner and the CCR are representing Wikileaks and Julian Assange, as well as…
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Internet Freedom

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Law and Disorder Radio – Cuban Embassy Reopens in Washington DC After 54 Years – Greece Economic Crisis – President Obama’s Record Of Pardons – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Cuban Embassy Reopens in Washington DC After 54 Years The Cuban Embassy had closed down in 1961. It reopened on Monday July 20, 2015. The Cuban flag was flown in front of the three-story building in Washington D.C. Our own…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights, NYU – Speech Notes – PDF

2015 NYU Speech Notes NYU Vasuki Nesiah 11–moving to listen Admire commitment and global south and areas of liberation struggles–Ireland Actual physical courage-Egypt Palestine Israel particularly close to me And political courage lgbtq rights; (Uganda) so Africa and anc relation to shack…
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International War Crimes

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From Guantanamo to Wikileaks: Taking on the State in a Post 9/11 World – Bard College – Speech Notes – PDF

  2015 Bard College Speech Notes 9/11 paradigm shifting – constant – what needs Empire war race capitalism rampant inequality No matter the topic its always been about fighting against the US — Of course wikileaks snowden Gitmo Torture–prosecutions War—…
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Civil Liberties, Internet Freedom

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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

1/7 The Vietnam War was a Seminal Event for Me – Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=11537   I’ve been wanting to do this series for a long time. Michael Ratner is one of our regular guests. He’s also…
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Civil Liberties, Personal & Profiles

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American PEPs (Progressives Except for Palestine) Facilitate Israeli War Crimes – Alternet

American PEPs (Progressives except for Palestine) Facilitate Israeli War Crimes It appears the Mayor De Blasio is establishing himself as a PEP: progressive except for Palestine. The perennial foreign policy question that is Israel bubbled up for many New Yorkers…
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Palestine

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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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