Tag Archive: President George W. Bush

“A Total Rollback Of Everything This Country Has Stood For”: Sen. Patrick Leahy Blasts Congressional Approval of Detainee Bill – Democracy Now Video

The Senate has agreed to give President Bush extraordinary power to detain and try prisoners in the so-called war on terror. The legislation strips detainees of the right to challenge their own detention and gives the President the power to…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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CCR White Paper: Amend the War Powers Act – PDF

Amend the War Powers Act Executive Summary At the heart of American constitutional democracy is the concept of checks and balances: limits on the reach of each branch of government so that none can act unilaterally or exercise power without…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Torture and the Need for Justice: A Revolution Books Town Hall, Ethical Culture Society – Video

A Revolution Books Town Hall Meeting: TORTURE AND THE NEED FOR JUSTICE June 3, 2009 – Ethical Culture Society, NYC Speakers: Michael Ratner, president, Center for Constitutional Rights, and an international human rights lawyer Laura Flanders, journalist and host of…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Despite Celebrated Orders Closing Gitmo and Banning Torture, Has Obama Kept Rendition Intact? – Democracy Now Transcript

When President Obama signed executive orders to end torture and shut down Guantanamo, did he leave open the controversial rendition policy of kidnapping foreigners abroad? We host a debate between human rights attorneys Michael Ratner and Scott Horton. AMY GOODMAN:…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Weeks After Prosecutor’s Resignation, US Drops Charges Against 5 Gitmo Prisoners–But Won’t Release Them – Democracy Now Transcript

The US military has dropped all charges against five men held at Guantanamo Bay prison, but has no plans to release them. The news came just weeks after the resignation of Lt. Col. Darrel Vandeveld, who was the prosecutor in…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Law and Disorder Radio – RNC Protest Repression – David Swanson on Prosecuting Cheney and Bush – Michael Ratner on The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld: A Prosecution by Book – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Updates: War Crimes Conference: More Than 15 Thousand Viewers Kucinich: Seek Truth, Not ‘Fake Political Unity’ Hamdan on tape at war crimes trial Poll: No World Consensus As To Who Was Behind 9/11 Court Compels NYPD to Release 10 Yrs…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – Conference on the Prosecution of President Bush – New Guidelines Would Give FBI Broader Powers – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Updates Labor Day – Unions Pre-RNC Raids 5 arrested, dozens detained in pre-RNC raids Halliburton Sued For Human Trafficking Hacker Loses Extradition Appeal Government Conclusions on GTMO Deaths Do Not Absolve Government of Responsibility            …
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – Dennis Kucinich on Bush Impeachment – Vincent Bugliosi on Charging Bush with Murder – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Updates: Ex-Guantanamo Detainees Effectively Disappeared After Transfer To Algeria Nearly Two Weeks Ago CCR Executive Director Vincent Warren Denounces Mukasey Scheme to Have Congress Delay Habeas Hearings Creepy ‘camera head’ project a reaction to Seattle surveillance cameras Pakistan: Pakistan’s New…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – Abu Ghraib Torture Lawsuits Target Military Contractors in US Courts – ACLU Challenges Deportation of Sameh Khouzam – US War Resisters Lose Haven in Canada – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Hosts Update: Bush Signs Spy Bill, ACLU Sues FISA – Surveillance Society: How They Voted Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Long Shot Appeal For Reversal of Last Year’s Third Circuit Ruling LAD/J.Patrick O’Connor Interview Secret US-Iraq “Status of Forces” Agreement Would Preserve Human…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes, Palestine

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