Tag Archive: President George W. Bush

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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Law and Disorder Radio – UN Report Finds Israel Committed War Crimes in 2014 Gaza War – ICE Detention Center Standards Improve, But Being Released Now More Difficult – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Michael Ratner: Historic Ruling: High-Level Bush Officials Including Ashcroft May Be Sued for Post-9/11 Abuse of Immigration Detainees at Metropolitan Detention Center Hosts Wish Happy Birthday to Karen Ranucci                 WUN Human Rights Report Finds…
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Case Filed in European Court Against Bush-Era Torture – TRNN Transcript

Fallout continues from the Senate CIA torture report and the unwillingness of the Obama administration to hold anyone accountable for their torturing. On Wednesday, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights filed a criminal complaint in Germany against former…
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International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report on CIA Detention and Interrogation – Eric Garner’s Public Defender Says Cops and Prosecutors “Are a Team in Every Case” – Voices from the Foley Square Demonstration Protesting Eric Garner’s Death – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

  The Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report on CIA Detention and Interrogation Attorney Michael Ratner: The Senate Committee on Intelligence started the investigation in 2007 after 92 tapes of waterboarding were destroyed by the CIA. That’s where the investigation began. In…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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The Torturers: Donald Rumsfeld, President George W. Bush, Dick Cheney – TRNN Transcript

The heavily redacted report on torture does not include Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. PERIES: So, Michael, it is a grim torture report. Give us the highlights. RATNER: You know, it’s certainly grim. I guess highlights is one word. I guess…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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The Torturers: Donald Rumsfeld, President George W. Bush, Dick Cheney – TRNN Video Link

The heavily redacted report on torture does not include Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo.

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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10 Years Since Historic Legal Victory Protecting Rights of Guantanamo Detainees – TRNN Video link

Michael Ratner: 10 years after the Center for Constitutional Rights won a major civil rights case that ended or limited torture of Guantanamo detainees, 149 people remain in detention though 88 detainees have been cleared for release

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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7/7 Moving Towards a Police State – Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself TRNN Biographical Interview Video

Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that he warned of a growing police state a month after 9/11, as constitutional rights continue to evaporate in the name of national security.

Civil Liberties, Personal & Profiles

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