Tag Archive: Gitmo

Is Obama Making Good on His Promise to Close Gitmo? – TRNN Video Link

Four months after Pres. Obama recommitted to close Gitmo, TRNN contributor Michael Ratner gives us an update on the status of the prison.

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Guantanamo Hunger Strike Forces Debate About Detention – TRNN Video Link

Michael Ratner: Just when it seemed the illegal detention of prisoners at Guantanamo was off the radar, hunger strikers took control of their own destiny.

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Happy New Year: Obama’s Gift & Suriname Flora/Fauna with a video by Jake Ratner of the Suriname Family Trip – Just Left Blog Post

Although I am sitting here in Suriname on this New Year’s day, it’s hard not to think of Obama’s gift to us for the New Year: the signing of the NDAA and it’s nasty confirmation of detention and kangaroo trials…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) 40th Anniversary President’s Reception – Speech Notes – PDF

2007 40th President’s Reception Notes Welcome to 40th anniversary celebration—in common with rolling stone I am mdr—president—most of its 40 years—vince warren— We have with us a lot others—worked with ccr—attys legal workers directors—stand—(greg marilyn clement ron daniels—) Thanks all…
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Civil Liberties, Uncategorized

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Fighting Back: A Benefit for the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee and the Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal – Featuring Lynne Stewart and Michael Ratner – Event Poster and Speech Notes – PDF

2007 Fighting Back: A Benefit for the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee Event Poster 2007 Lynne Stewart Defense Committee Press Conference Flyer 2007 Fighting Back Speech Notes San fran 4 Thanks Jeff Lynne — Mumia– Pam— Barbara Lubin—- Thrilled to be…
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Civil Liberties, Personal & Profiles

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LennonOno Grant for Peace – Acceptance Speech Notes – PDF

2006 LennonOno Grant for Peace Acceptance Speech Lennon ono peace award — 66 bday visa —Yesterday evening saw the film US against John Lennon- Overwhelmed and had tears in my eyes for much of it— Period I live thru and…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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Michael Ratner on Ali al-Marri — Counter Spin Fairness and Accuracy in the Media Audio Link

http://fair.org/counterspin/michael-ratner-on-ali-al-marri-jonathan-tasini-on-minimum-wage/ This week on CounterSpin: Many people have probably never heard of Ali al-Marri. A search of major media turned up a scant handful of mentions. Arrested after September 11, 2001, al-Marri was declared an enemy combatant before his trial—and he…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Law and Disorder Radio – Chicago Palestinian Man Prosecuted Based on Torture – Activists Dressed as Guantanamo Detainees Arrested – Joan Mellen on the JFK Assassination – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

  A Chicago man of Palestinian extraction is being prosecuted in Chicago for conspiracy to aid Hamas. The prosecution is based on a confession extracted by torture by the Israeli’s when he was in Palestine. NY Times “journalist” Judith Miller…
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