Tag Archive: Obama Administration

Obama Administration Leaves Door Wide Open for Torture to Occur Again – TRNN Transcript

ANTON WORONCZUK, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Anton Woronczuk in Baltimore. We’re joined now by Michael Ratner. He’s the president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York, and he’s also a board member…
Read more

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Obama Administration Leaves Door Wide Open for Torture to Occur Again – TRNN Video Link

The Obama administration should be judged by its actions, not by its pious words, says Michael Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

International War Crimes

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

American Exceptionalism at Play in Interpreting the Convention on Torture – TRNN Transcript

Back in 2009, upon taking office, President Obama issued an executive order that forbade cruel interrogations and practices of torture by U.S. officials anywhere, including the CIA. In 2005, standing up against the Bush administration, Mr. Obama (then Senator Obama)…
Read more

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

, , , , , , , , ,

Federal Court Weighs Gitmo Force-Feeding – TRNN Video Link

Well, this is Guantanamo week. And the Center for Constitutional Rights has represented Guantanamo detainees for many years–actually, the first case. But it’s Guantanamo week in the sense that finally forced feeding at Guantanamo is going on trial–or went on…
Read more

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

, , , , , , , , , ,

The World Made A Much More Dangerous Place by the U.S. Since 9/11 – TRNN Transcript

MICHAEL RATNER, PRESIDENT EMERITUS, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: Sharmini, it’s good to be with you and, of course, The Real News. PERIES: So, Michael, what are your thoughts on this somber occasion of the 13th anniversary of 9/11? RATNER: As…
Read more

Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Guantanamo Anniversary: 12 Years Of A Continuing War Crime – TRNN Transcript

155 Prisoners, Almost All Held Without Charge, Must be Tried or Released – Immediately. MICHAEL RATNER, PRESIDENT EMERITUS, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: It’s good to be with you, Kayla, and always good to be with The Real News. RIVARA: So…
Read more

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,