Tag Archive: Rendition

Guantánamo at 10: The Defeat of Liberty by Fear – The Guardian – PDF

2012 Guantanamo at 10: The Defeat of Liberty by Fear The unprecedented executive powers assumed by both presidents since 9/11 have crippled America’s body politic On 11 January 2002, the United States began showing major signs of what I call…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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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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Guantanamo Remembered: 10 Years – Chat with Panel – UK – Video

Moazzam Begg (CagePrisoners), Clive Stafford Smith (Reprieve), Sami Al-Haji (Aljazeera), Michael Ratner (Center for Constitutional Rights), Massoud Shadjareh (IHRC) talk openly about their experiences, why Guantanamo is still open and the need & effective measures to help close it, at…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Obama: One Year Later, Change? – Judson Memorial Church – Speech Notes – PDF

2010 Obama: One Year Later, Change? Speech Notes Ccr 2010 feb Judson before his inauguration ccr demanded an ambitious set of changes from obama and his administration— Esp on some of the key bush practices and lawlessness that undermined fundamental human…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Assessment of the Obama Administration’s Record – Draft – PDF

2010 CCR Assessment of the Obama Administration’s Record Obama: One Year Later. Change? CCR’s Assessment of the Obama Administration’s First Year Candidate Obama campaigned on a promise of change. For many, his election inspired hope that we would finally see…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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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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Creative Use of Law as a Positive Force for Social Change: Confronting Torture and Extrajudicial Detention – University of Iowa School of Law – Speech Notes – PDF

Abu Omar   2009 University of Iowa Law School Speech Notes Talk I U of I 11/3/09 “Creative use of law as a positive force for social change: Confronting Torture and Extrajudicial Detention” materials clipping website Happy to be here–shared…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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C.I.A. Convictions in Italy – Letter to the Editor NY Times

To the Editor: The Nov. 5 news article “Italy Convicts 23 Americans, Most Working for C.I.A., of Abducting Muslim Cleric” states that the convictions “may have little practical effect.” I doubt that is the sentiment of the convicted C.I.A. agents….
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International War Crimes

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