Tag Archive: Patriot Act

Friedman & Gilbert Criminal Justice Forum, Cleveland Marshall College of Law: “Running Scared: Eviscerating Rights in the Post-9/11 World” Speech Notes – PDF

  2011 Running Scared: Eviscerating Rights in a Post-9/11 World Speech Notes  

Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – The First 100 Days: Dismantling the Police State in a New Presidency (Part 2) – FISA, Surveillance, Guantanamo, Criminalizing Dissent – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

The First 100 Days: Dismantling the Police State in a New Presidency – Part 2 This is the second of a three part special. Law and Disorder hosts bring a series of interviews with key attorneys, authors and activists from…
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Civil Liberties

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Obama and Civil Liberties – TRNN Transcript

Michael Ratner: People’s constitutional rights are not going to be the main priority. MICHAEL RATNER, PRESIDENT, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: Thanks for having me, Paul. JAY: So, Michael, react to how did this make you feel, the election of President…
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Civil Liberties

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The Activist, the UN Adviser, the West Point Prof – Chapter from The Sun Climbs Slow: Justice in the Age of Imperial America by Erna Paris – PDF

2008 Chapter from The Sun Climbs Slow by Erna Paris The Activist An excerpt from the chapter: The hate mail poured in. Most of those who wrote called him a traitor in a variety of redolent ways. One man (who…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes, Uncategorized

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Supporting Mukasey and Selling Out the Constitution – Just Left Blog Post

Supporting Mukasey: Selling Out the Constitution It is shocking to see those who should know better supporting and in some cases practically fawning over the nomination of Michael Mukasey for Attorney General. There is simply no excuse for anyone who…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Law and Disorder Radio – Laying the Foundation for a Police State, Part 1: Building Blocks – Samina Sundas, John Yoo – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Laying the Foundation for a Police State – Part I – Building Blocks Since July of 2004, Law and Disorder has brought Pacifica listeners the voices of activists, authors and attorneys from the front lines. In the weeks to come, Law…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Palestine

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Law and Disorder Radio – Five Years Since 9/11: FBI Roundups and Profiling, NSA Spying, Torture and Rendition, War – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Today on Law and Disorder, hosts take a look back at US governments’ domestic and international reaction to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, where an estimated 3000 perished. Stay with us as we begin with…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – Left Forum – Elaine Jones on the Death Penalty – Suzanne Vega and Collective Soul at Amnesty’s Make Some Noise Concert – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

The Left Forum We hear excerpts from speeches delivered by co-hosts Michael Ratner and Michael Smith at the Left Forum this year. The Law and Disorder panel was named Ten Minutes To Midnight, a reference Michael Smith later explains as…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Above the Law – Salon – Michael Ratner with Sara Miles

Bush claims the right to spy on everything — including attorney-client conversations. When will Americans have the decency to be shocked? MICHAEL RATNER, WITH SARA MILES It’s hard to remember how shocked Americans used to be when their presidents broke…
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Civil Liberties

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