Tag Archive: Journalist Juan González

Should Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld & CIA Officials Be Tried for Torture? War Crimes Case Filed in Germany – Democracy Now Transcript

A human rights group in Berlin, Germany, has filed a criminal complaint against the architects of the George W. Bush administration’s torture program. The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights has accused former Bush administration officials, including CIA Director George Tenet…
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International War Crimes

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Constitutional Rights Lawyer Michael Ratner: Failed Occupy Wall Street Evacuation Order is Illegal – Democracy Now Transcript

Speaking from Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan, attorney Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights says New York City’s efforts to displace Occupy Wall Street protesters in order to clean the park violates their First Amendment rights and would…
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Civil Liberties

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Grammy-Winning Musician Arturo O’Farrill and Ex-Head of US Interests Section in Cuba Vicki Huddleston Back Artists’ Call to Lift Cultural Boycott of Cuba – Democracy Now Transcript

As calls grow in Washington to reconsider policy toward Cuba, over a thousand artists, musicians and teachers are campaigning for free cultural exchange and allowing Cuban artists into the US. We speak with Grammy Award-winning Cuban American musician Arturo O’Farrill…
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Civil Liberties

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The 9/11 Commission & Torture: How Information Gained Through Waterboarding & Harsh Interrogations Form Major Part of 9/11 Commission Report – Democracy Now Transcript

A new analysis by NBC News reveals that more than a quarter of all footnotes in the 9/11 Commission Report refer to controversial interrogation techniques. Yet, Commission staffers did not question the CIA about its techniques. They even ordered a…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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On its Sixth Anniversary, Calls Resound Worldwide for Closure of Guantanamo Bay Prison – Democracy Now Transcript

Over 800 men and boys, so-called “enemy combatants,” have been held without charge at Guantanamo since January 11, 2002. We speak to Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights. We’re also joined by London-based writer Mogib Hassan. His…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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On Visit to France, Donald Rumsfeld Hit with Lawsuit for Ordering, Authorizing Torture – Democracy Now Transcript

The complaint was filed with the Paris prosecutor’s office as Rumsfeld arrived in France for a visit. This is the fifth time Rumsfeld has been charged with direct involvement in torture since 9/11. We speak with two attorneys with the…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – Air Quality at Ground Zero – Drug Provision of the Higher Education Act – Amnesty Report on Guantanamo Bay Prison Conditions – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Why Did Pulitzer Ignore Juan Gonzalez’s Reporting on Air Quality at Ground Zero? Co-hosts Michael Ratner and Michael Smith commend the valuable investigative journalism by columnist and Democracy Now cohost, Juan Gonzalez. Gonzalez had written extensively about the air quality…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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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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