Tag Archive: Executive Order

Law and Disorder Radio – John Pilger on Why the Rise of Fascism Is Again the Issue – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Attorney Heidi Boghosian Tells of How She and Johanna Fernandez Found Out Mumia Abu-Jamal was Rushed to Local Health Facility Campaign to Bring Mumia Home         Attorney Michael Ratner: Hobby Lobby State Religious Freedom Acts    …
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Law and Disorder Radio – Gaza Freedom March – Chilean Socialist Victor Toro Facing Deportation – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

National Lawyers Guild Asks Obama To Withdraw the Nomination of Sharon Brown to the Board of the Legal Services Corporation Obama Issues Executive Order:  Classified National Security Information Restructure                 Historic International Support: Gaza…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes, Palestine

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The National Security State: It Did Not Begin With “W” Nor Will it End With “O” – University of Iowa Center for Human Rights 10th Anniversary Symposium Keynote Address – Speech Notes – PDF

2009 University of Iowa Speech Notes Thank Burns—and Director Greg Hamot 10 years of Center—- Special Place—not on the coasts—yet significant—- Significant —not just location but because involved in both political and civil rights— And—economic and social rights—a bad step…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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The Torture Commission Trap – CounterPunch and Just Left Blog Post

Today I awoke to read that a number of human rights type groups have called on President Obama to create a commission of accountability to investigate and report publicly on torture and the cruel and inhumane treatment of detainees. There…
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International War Crimes

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Obama and the Future of the Imperial Presidency: Abuses of Power and Redressing the Wrongs of the Bush Administration – New York Society for Ethical Culture Advocacy Forum – Speech Notes – PDF

2009 Obama and the Imperial Presidency Speech Notes Ethical March 25 2009 Changes—half way measures; half full or empty Crawling out of a dark pit— Rolling back the practices—where are we– Gitmo 2 baskets 3 baskets; ec definition; bagram habeas;…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Organization of American States – Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Hearing on Accountability for Violations of Human Rights in the United States – Audio

Proceedings in Spanish and English. Michael Ratner’s presentation begins at 11:52.

International War Crimes

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The First 100 Days and Beyond: Restoring the Constitution – Lotos Club – PDF

2009 Lotos Club Speech Notes Lotos pamphlet books Alex CCR Bd—special place—work describe other: nyc fire dept.; stop and frisk; shell— Carole Havana Jake Great moment to be here Remarkable moment—African American—ccr founded—my experiences Remarkable to be rid of Bush—off…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Despite Celebrated Orders Closing Gitmo and Banning Torture, Has Obama Kept Rendition Intact? –Democracy Now Video

New questions are being raised about the Obama administration’s commitment to fully reverse Bush administration policies relating to the so-called war on terror. Two weeks ago, President Obama signed executive orders to end torture and extraordinary rendition and shut down…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Despite Celebrated Orders Closing Gitmo and Banning Torture, Has Obama Kept Rendition Intact? – Democracy Now Transcript

When President Obama signed executive orders to end torture and shut down Guantanamo, did he leave open the controversial rendition policy of kidnapping foreigners abroad? We host a debate between human rights attorneys Michael Ratner and Scott Horton. AMY GOODMAN:…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Michael Ratner on Torture ‘Loopholes’ — CounterSpin Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting Audio Link

  Also on CounterSpin today: President Obama’s executive order said to ban torture, hasn’t settled the issue for many commentators. Some on the right and in the corporate media seem to be happy to see what they suggest are loopholes in the…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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