Tag Archive: President George W. Bush

British Human Rights Lawyer Gareth Peirce and “Enemy Combatant” Co-Author Victoria Brittain Blast U.S.-Run Prison at Guantanamo Bay – Democracy Now Transcript

As we focus on the case of former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg, we speak with Victoria Brittain, co-author of his book, “Enemy Combatant: A British Muslim’s Journey to Guantanamo and Back” and leading British human rights lawyer, Gareth Peirce…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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

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. PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome back to The Real News…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes, Personal & Profiles

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Bradley Manning Verdict — Thom Hartmann Show – Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09b70XrxIJc Thom Hartmann talks with Michael Ratner, President Emeritus-Center for Constitutional Rights (and U.S. lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange) re: the Manning verdict and the accountability of the Torture Team. Go to the Bradley Manning Support site.

Internet Freedom

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