Tag Archive: Senator John McCain

Congress Must Stop Giving Presidents Power to Make Endless War – MSNBC

Talk of the Middle East dominated Capitol Hill this week. But while the media and congressional Republicans flocked to the Capitol to see Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliver his contentious address, the real discoveries were being made in a…
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Civil Liberties

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The Legal Campaign Against American Torture – Jadaliyya – by Lisa Hajjar

Torture, like genocide and crimes against humanity, is a gross crime under international law. The right not to be tortured is constituted through the prohibition of practices that purposefully cause harm (physical and/or psychological) to persons who are in custody…
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Personal & Profiles

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Obama and McCain Flip-Flop on FISA – TRNN Transcript

Michael Ratner: New bill extends powers of president and grants immunity for past wrongs. The US Senate is poised to pass the FISA bill at the end of this week, following its passage by Congress last week. It sets new…
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Civil Liberties

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McCain, Obama and Guantanamo Part Two – TRNN Video Link

In part 2 of his interview with The Real News Network’s Senior Editor Paul Jay, Michael Ratner discusses the implications of Thursday’s Supreme Court decision which granted Guantanamo detainees the right to appeal to US civilian courts. The interview explores…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Guantanamo Prisoners Have Rights – Supreme Court – Part One – TRNN Video Link

Michael Ratner: Ruling says US cannot move prisoners offshore to avoid Constitution.

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Attorneys Argue Senate Bills Would Allow for Lifelong Detention Without Trial, Torture Without Accountability – Democracy Now Transcript

As the debate on Capitol Hill continues over the Bush administration’s plan for the treatment of prisoners in U.S. custody, we take a look at what is not being discussed: how both proposed bills in the Senate strip away the…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Attorneys Argue Senate Bills Would Allow for Lifelong Detention Without Trial, Torture Without Accountability – Democracy Now Video

As the debate on Capitol Hill continues over the Bush administration’s plan for the treatment of prisoners in U.S. custody, we take a look at what is not being discussed: how both proposed bills in the Senate strip away the…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Congress Must Put Halt to CIA’s Outsourcing of Torture – The Progressive

US torture must stop. And if you thought Sen. John McCain’s amendment stopped it already, think again. Last year, the Bush administration’s support for torture came out into the open. Vice President Cheney lobbied Congress to allow torture as U.S….
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Senate Reaches “Compromise” on Habeas Corpus That Could Still Strip Guantánamo Detainees of Any Trial – Democracy Now Transcript

The Senate this week approved what lawmakers hailed as a bipartisan “compromise” on legal rights for Guantánamo Bay detainees that can still strip them of a federal trial. We speak with attorneys Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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