Tag Archive: President George W. Bush

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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Law and Disorder Radio – IRS Allows Private Prison Corporation Tax Exempt Status – Bush Library Direct Action – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

IRS Allows Private Prison Corporation Tax Exempt Status Billboard companies, casinos and private prisons are among many American corporations declaring the status of special trusts in order to avoid paying federal taxes. The Corrections Corporation of America, which owns and…
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Civil Liberties

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Toward a Revolutionary Transformation of Society – The Indypendent – PDF

2013 Toward a Revolutionary Transformation of Society It will be a cold day in hell when a person with my politics will be appointed to be the Attorney General of the United States. The Attorney General is the head of…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes, Internet Freedom

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Court Rules Khalid Sheik Mohammed Can’t Testify About Torture – TRNN Transcript

The Michael Ratner Report: Trial has a 40 second delay on feed to journalists so military can censor testimony. MICHAEL RATNER, PRESIDENT EMERITUS, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: Always good to be with you, Paul. JAY: So what do you got…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Court Rules Khalid Sheik Mohammed Can’t Testify About Torture – TRNN Video Link

The Michael Ratner Report: Trial has a 40 second delay on feed to journalists so military can censor testimony.

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Law and Disorder Radio – Albert Ruben on the History of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) – Adam Hochschild on Opposition to the First World War in Britain – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Monica Shay, Professor at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn Passes Prosecutors Demand Laptop Password in Violation of Fifth Amendment Human Rights Watch: US Investigates Bush, Other Top Officials For Torture Ban BDS Movement – The Bill for Prevention of Damage…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes, Palestine

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10 Years After 9/11: Civil Liberties, Hope and War, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – Video

Michael Ratner pt.1 – Ten Years after 9/11 Civil Liberties, War and Hope from Kurt Johnson on Vimeo. Michael Ratner pt.2 – Ten Years after 9/11 Civil Liberties, War and Hope from Kurt Johnson on Vimeo.

Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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The National Security State: It Did Not Begin With “W” Nor Will it End With “O” – University of Iowa Center for Human Rights 10th Anniversary Symposium Keynote Address – Speech Notes – PDF

2009 University of Iowa Speech Notes Thank Burns—and Director Greg Hamot 10 years of Center—- Special Place—not on the coasts—yet significant—- Significant —not just location but because involved in both political and civil rights— And—economic and social rights—a bad step…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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