Tag Archive: Preventive Detention

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

Medical Torture Guantanamo   2009 Torture and the Need for Justice Speech Notes Ethical, Wed June 3, 09 Michael Ratner #3 (june 2 1203) version 3 Pls to be here —gita diana jeremy laura chris (andy) Diana—survivor of  torture in…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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“Absolutist” To Defend the Law? – TRNN Transcript

Michael Ratner: It’s outrageous to equate people who demand the rule of law with those who break it. BARACK OBAMA, US PRESIDENT: We see that above all in the recent debate, how the recent debate has obscured the truth and…
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You Have Been Weighed on the Scales and Found Wanting: Preventive Justice and Military Commissions – Just Left Blog – PDF

2009 You Have Been Weighed on the Scales and Found Wanting: Preventive Detention and Military Commissions Last week was a week of bad portents if we are trying to divine the direction of the Obama administration regarding some fundamental human…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Law and Disorder Radio – The First 100 Days: Dismantling the Police State in a New Presidency (Part 1) – Naomi Wolf on 10 Steps to Dictatorship – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

The First 100 Days: Dismantling the Police State in a New Presidency – Part 1 This is the first of a three part special. Law and Disorder hosts bring a series of interviews with key attorneys, authors and activists from…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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The Future of U.S. Law in War on Terror After Guantanamo Speech Video Brandeis University – Video

Brandeis alumnus Michael Ratner ’66, who was one of the first attorneys to take on the legal cases of Guantanamo detainees, was part of a series of related campus events focusing on the future of American law and morality in…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Law and Disorder Radio – Obama Inauguration – Chris Hedges and Abdeen Jabara on Gaza – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Host Updates: Caution Against Trapdoors in the Executive Orders to Close Guantanamo Hole allowing for a possible Preventive Detention System Obama Doesn’t Mention Global War on Terror Army Techniques of Interrogation Apply To All Agencies Including CIA Every CIA Secret…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Palestine

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Law and Disorder Radio – Jeremy Scahill on Obama Appointees – Ali Al-Marri Case Update – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Host Updates: Michael Ratner and Michael Steven Smith update on the media discussions of whether to prosecute the “torture conspirators,” the details of Attorney General Michael Mukasey’s collapse, and a preventive detention scheme that could replace Guantanamo prison. No truth commission….
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A Preventive Detention Law: Throwing Gasoline on an Almost Extinguished Fire – Just Left Blog Post

When I awoke this morning I saw the New York Times headline: “Post-Guantanamo: A New Detention Law?” (Nov. 15, 2008) I was afraid to read the article for I knew what was coming: some on the Obama team supported by…
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As Obama Vows to Close Guantanamo, His Advisers Are Reportedly Crafting a Plan to Create a New System of Preventive Detention and National Security Courts –Democracy Now Transcript

During an interview on 60 Minutes last night President-elect Barack Obama said he plans to close the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay and rebuild the nation’s moral stature. Last week, the Associated Press reported Obama advisers are crafting a plan that…
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