Tag Archive: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld

Columbia Oral History Part One & Two – Transcript PDF & Link to Columbia Archive Transcript

With handwritten corrections Columbia Oral History Part One Columbia Oral History Part Two Columbia Transcript   http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/ccoh_assets/ccoh_10539519_transcript.pdf

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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On Closing Guantanamo: A Sisyphean Struggle – Huffington Post

With the signing of yesterday’s executive orders to close Guantanamo and end torture, we are finally seeing the beginning of a reversal of some of the nastiest inhuman practices of the Bush administration. Yes, it may take another year to…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Guantanamo: Five Years and Counting – Salon – with Sara Miles

I wish this dark period of detention and torture were over. But rolling back the Military Commissions Act and reestablishing the rule of law are monumental tasks. MICHAEL RATNER, WITH SARA MILES The first time I saw the U.S. prison camp…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Legal Combatant – Columbia Magazine – by David J. Craig – PDF

Legal Combatant Michael Ratner ’70LAW goes head-to-head with the U.S. government over the rights of Guantánamo Bay detainees.  By David J. Craig Photography by Bjorn Wallander It’s a Friday afternoon in late September, and the mood at the Center for…
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Personal & Profiles

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Law and Disorder Radio – Lt. Ehren Watada First Commissioned Officer to Refuse Iraq Deployment – Sean Bell Shooting – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

  Co-hosts Dalia Hashad and Michael Ratner discuss the Hamdan Case, the Military Commissions Act of 2006 and Habeas Corpus.                 Download/Listen to this segment [15 MB] Lt. Ehren Watada, the First Commissioned…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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War Crimes Suit Prepared Against Rumsfeld – Democracy Now Transcript

Link to Transcript Would Rumsfeld stepping down leave him open to prosecution? In 2004, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a criminal complaint in Germany on behalf of several Iraqi citizens who alleged that a group of U.S. officials committed…
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International War Crimes

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Keep the Great Writ Alive – Salon – Michael Ratner with Sara Miles

For eight centuries, habeas corpus has shielded people from detention without trial. The Senate “compromise” denies this right — and threatens the rule of law. MICHAEL RATNER, WITH SARA MILES For nearly five years, I’ve been fighting attempts by the…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Law and Disorder Radio – NSA Spying Lawsuit – Mexico Election Protests – Border Activists’ Case Dismissed – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Guantanamo/War on Terror/9/11 – Update Co-host Michael Ratner begins the update in the context of the Supreme Court’s Hamdan decision – which essentially says that Geneva conventions apply to people picked up during the “war on terror,” meaning fair trials…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – Hamdan v. Rumsfeld – Israel’s Assault on Lebanon – Presidential Signing Statements – Lynne Stewart, Part 1 – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Israel’s Massive Assault Targeting Lebanese Civilians Israel has warned hundreds of thousands of Lebanese to leave Southern Lebanon as they continue to target Lebanon’s infrastructure and bomb civilian neighborhoods. Meanwhile, a ground invasion begins, and more than 340 Lebanese have…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Palestine

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Law and Disorder Radio – Suspicious Brecht Forum Robbery – Immigrants’ Rights Protests – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

  Supreme Court arguments regarding the case of Salim Ahmed Hamdan. Hamdan, a Yemeni who was captured in Afghanistan in November 2001, is charged with conspiracy to commit war crimes, murder and terrorism. He claims he is an innocent father…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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