Tag Archive: Barack Obama

Michael Ratner’s Army – The New York Review of Books – by David Cole

As Barack Obama looks to the end of his tenure as president and commander-in-chief, the prison camp he inherited at Guantánamo Bay remains one of his most frustrating challenges. He promised to close it on his second day in office….
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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Court Allows Germany’s Key Role in Deadly US Drone Program to Continue – TRNN Transcript

JAISAL NOOR, PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jaisal Noor in Baltimore. And welcome to this latest edition of the Ratner Report. We’re now joined by Michael Ratner. He’s the President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional…
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International War Crimes

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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…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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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)…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – Alex Odeh Assassination Case – Bill Ayers on Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Socialist Wins Seat on Seattle City Council               Alex Odeh Case – Abdeen Jabara On October 11, 1985, prominent Palestinian-American leader Alex Odeh was killed by a pipe bomb at the offices of the…
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