Tag Archive: Military Tribunals

Tikkun Speech Notes – PDF

2002 Tikkun and WRL Speech Notes   Michael asked me to speak about civil liberties in our post 9/11 world. I have been doing that non-stop since 9/11-speaking, writing and litigating. Almost every day there is some new assault on…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Profile: Public Lives; Still Tilting at Windmills, and Fighting for Rights – New York Times – by Chris Hedges – PDF

2002 Still Tilting at Windmills and Fighting for Rights By CHRIS HEDGES MICHAEL RATNER, as a law student at Columbia University, was pushed to the ground and beaten by the police in 1968 as he and other students blocked the…
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Personal & Profiles

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Military Tribunals: What’s Legal? What’s Fair? – Response: The Voice of Women in Mission – PDF

2002 Military Tribunals: What’s Legal? What’s Fair? Nov. 13, 2001, President George W. Bush signed a military order estab­lishing military tribunals to try non-citizens who are believed to be members of al Qaida or who are suspected of terrorism that…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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As Al Qaeda and the Taliban Head to Guantanamo, Cuba, a Look Back at What They’ll Be Facing in Detention Camps From the Experience of Haitian Refugees — Democracy Now Video

As the search for Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar intensifies in Afghanistan, so have US efforts to capture and question suspected Taliban and al Qaeda fighters. Over the last two days alone, at least 30 new prisoners have been…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Ashcroft Hearings – Democracy Now Video

Attorney General John Ashcroft resolutely defended the Justice Department’s anti-terrorism tactics yesterday, telling a Senate committee the measures are necessary to prevent future attacks and suggesting that criticism of them aids the terrorist cause. Ashcroft defended Bush administration measures declaring…
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Civil Liberties

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Military Tribunals or Civil Courts: Violations of the Laws of War or Criminal Acts? – PDF

Military Tribunals or Civil Courts: Violations of the Laws of War or Criminal Acts? On November 13, 2001, President Bush signed a military order establishing military tribunals to try noncitizens who are believed to be members of al Qaida or…
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Civil Liberties

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A Nation Challenged: The Legal Issues; Groups Gird for Long Legal Fight On New Bush Anti-Terror Powers – New York Times – by William Glaberson – PDF

2001 Groups Gird for Long Legal Fight on New Bush Anti-Terror Powers The Bush administration’s aggressive expansion of the government’s powers to arrest and prosecute people in fighting terrorism has stirred a legal battle that could last many years and…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Moving Toward a Police State (Or Have We Arrived?): Secret Military Tribunals, Mass Arrests and Disappearances, Wiretapping & Torture – CounterPunch, NLG Newsletter – PDF

2001 Moving Toward a Police State CounterPunch November 2001 Moving Toward a Police State, or Have We Arrived? NLG News December 2001 Moving Toward a Police State – Italian Translation Published in Internazionale by MICHAEL RATNER I live a few…
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Civil Liberties

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