Tag Archive: President Barack Obama

Law and Disorder Radio – ICC Says Gaza Still Occupied, Israel May Have Committed War Crimes – 67-Year-Old Palestinian-American Rasmea Odeh Found Guilty – Documentary Film: Food Chains – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Michael Ratner: U.S. President Barack Obama to Seek Additional War Powers from Congress                   ICC Says Gaza Still Occupied, Israel May Have Committed War Crimes, but Court Refuses to Hear Attorney Michael…
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International War Crimes, Palestine

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Obama Administration Leaves Door Wide Open for Torture to Occur Again – TRNN Video Link

The Obama administration should be judged by its actions, not by its pious words, says Michael Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

International War Crimes

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American Exceptionalism at Play in Interpreting the Convention on Torture – TRNN Transcript

Back in 2009, upon taking office, President Obama issued an executive order that forbade cruel interrogations and practices of torture by U.S. officials anywhere, including the CIA. In 2005, standing up against the Bush administration, Mr. Obama (then Senator Obama)…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – Lawyers You’ll Like: Charlie Abourezk – Speech by Michael Ratner on From Guantanamo to Wikileaks: Taking on the State in a Post-9/11 World – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Mumia Spurs Bill to Block Publicity-Seeking Criminals (Son of Sam Law) Guantanamo Bay Prisoner Files Historic Lawsuit Against Obama Over Force-Feeding       Lawyers You’ll Like – Charlie Abourezk As part of our Lawyers You’ll Like series, we talk with…
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Law and Disorder Radio – The Legality of War Powers – The People’s Climate March and the UN Climate Summit – National Immigration Project Sues on Behalf of Child Migrants – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

The Legality of War Powers: Michael Ratner Law and Disorder co-host Michael Ratner explains war powers in the United States and questions the legality of President Barack Obama’s decision to launch attacks against the Islamic State using the 2001 Authorization…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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The World Made A Much More Dangerous Place by the U.S. Since 9/11 – TRNN Video Link

The United States should have held Saudi Arabia and Pakistan criminally responsible for 9/11 instead of launching wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Real News Network

Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Failure to Close Guantanamo is an Existential Threat to Democracy – MSNBC – PDF

2014 Failure to Close Guantanamo is an Existential Threat to Democracy By Michael Ratner When we filed the first case challenging detentions at Guantánamo Bay shortly after the first men arrived there in 2002, we didn’t know what to expect. Family…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Law and Disorder Radio – US Infiltrates Cuba with Fake Social Media Platform – John Brittain on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

 NLG Students at Boston’s Suffolk University Urge Disinvite of Abraham Foxman Commencement Honorary Law Degree Spanish Court Refuses to Close Guantánamo Torture Investigation When Radical Lawyers Take the Airwaves           U.S. Agency Infiltrates Cuba with Fake…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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