Tag Archive: Non-Citizens

NDAA: Why OK to Indefinitely Detain Non-Citizens, But Not Citizens? – Just Left Blog Post

1. By claiming roughly similar detention and trial by commission powers as Bush employed-powers which I find illegal and immoral– Obama, as a Democrat, has made them part of the fabric of our laws. No longer are they the aberration…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Behind Fences & Beyond the Law: An Interview with Michael Ratner – The Indypendent

  In February 2002, the Center for Constitutional Rights was the first, and for years the only, law organization to challenge the detention of those being held without legal redress at the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. At the time,…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – Ali al-Marri Case Update – US Responsibility for Enforced Disappearances in the War on Terror – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Ali al-Marri Update: Reversing the Bush Administration’s War on Terror Policy In a reversal of the Bush Administration’s effort to detain people around the globe, last week, a federal appeals court in Virginia, which is a very conservative court ruled…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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William Alanson White Institute, Lighthouse International – Freedom and Psychoanalysis – Speech – PDF

2004 White Institute Lighthouse International MICHAEL RATNER AT LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL Thank you, Dr. Bose and welcome everyone this afternoon. Just a year and a half ago, I don’t think I had actually heard of the White Institute. I had heard…
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Civil Liberties, Uncategorized

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Democracy, Constitutionalism and the War on Terror – Amherst College – Speech Transcript

My name is Tom Dumm. I teach in the Political Science Department at Amherst College. I’m very pleased to introduce Michael Ratner who I m— late this morning, who is the most miserable president of the center of constitutional rights,…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Is This a Dark Age for Fundamental Legal Protection? – in It’s a Free Country: Personal Freedom in America After September 11 – Draft Chapter – PDF

2002 War on Terrorism or War on Liberty? (draft) 2003 Is This a Dark Age for Fundamental Legal Protection? (published chapter) Introduction I am writing this article in unimaginable times. Since September 11 of last year, I have watched with…
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Civil Liberties

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2003 Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) President’s Reception Speech – PDF

2003 President’s Reception CCR Speech On behalf of the Center for Constitutional Rights I want to welcome all of you. This reception is our way of saying “thank you” for your support of the Center and your partnership with us…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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The War on Terrorism: Guantanamo Prisoners, Military Commissions, and Torture – in Lost Liberties: Ashcroft and the Assault on Personal Freedom – Draft Chapter – PDF

2003 The War on Terrorism: The Guantanamo Prisoners, Military Commissions and Torture (draft) 2003 The War on Terrorism: The Guantanamo Prisoners, Military Commissions and Torture (published chapter) Imagine the following scenario. Somewhere in the world, the United States fights a…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Making Us Less Free: War on Terrorism or War on Liberty? – Book Chapter in Implicating Empire: Globalization and Resistance in the 21st Century World Order – PDF

2002 Making Us Less Free: War on Terrorism or War on Liberty? Introduction I am writing this a little more than six months since the September 11 attacks rearranged the world’s legal and political landscape for all of us. In…
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Civil Liberties

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