Tag Archive: Taliban

Law and Disorder Radio – 9/11 Memorial Museum Protests Over Islamophobic Video – Carey Shenkman on Journalist Shield Laws – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Michael Ratner: Guantanamo Bay Prisoner Exchange Five Taliban in Exchange for a U.S. Prisoner Held in Afghanistan 149 Detainees Left in Guantanamo Prison – 88 Cleared for Release Michael Smith Reports on Highlights of the 2014 Left Forum    …
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Internet Freedom

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Law and Disorder Radio – James Petras on the Escalation of War in Afghanistan – Chesa Boudin on Latin America – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Torture And The Need For Justice – Wednesday June 3, at the New York Society For Ethical Culture Updates: Italian CIA Case Moves Forward AT&T Equal Pay For Women Supreme Court: Right To Counsel Overturned          …
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Old Wine in New Bottles: Enemy Combatants Live On! – Just Left Blog Post

Today, the Obama administration set forth the authority under which it claims it can continue to hold those at Guantanamo without giving them a trial. If any of us thought or hoped or prayed that Obama would reject the detention…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – Stephen Kinzer on the War in Afghanistan – Benjamin Hett on Hans Litten – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Host Updates: Michael Ratner – A Black Family In the White House That Slaves Built Related News Stories: Bush’s Last 100 Days: The Ones To Watch The End of International Law? Thousands of Indian Farmers Commit Suicide After Using GM…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Detention Policy Recommendations with Michael Ratner Comments – Working Paper – PDF

2008 Detention Policy Recommendations with Michael Ratner Comments The administration claims the U.S. is engaged in a “global war on terror” wherein it may seize any individual anywhere in the world and hold him incommunicado in a secret prison indefinitely…
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Ignoring Geneva Conventions Will Put More Americans, POWs at Risk – The Progressive

The Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal shows just how far the Bush administration has departed from the Geneva Conventions and their requirements that all prisoners, no matter their status, be treated humanely. Those conventions, as a bottom line, prohibit torture, outrages…
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International War Crimes

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Group Asks OAS to Step In to Change US Treatment of Prisoners Held In Cuba – Wall Street Journal – by Jess Bravin – PDF

2002 Group to Ask OAS to Step In to Change US Treatment of Prisoners Held in Cuba Saying that U.S. treat­ment of suspected al Qaeda and Taliban prisoners held in Cuba violates international law, a group of civil-rights lawyers is…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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As Al Qaeda and the Taliban Head to Guantanamo, Cuba, a Look Back at What They’ll Be Facing in Detention Camps From the Experience of Haitian Refugees – Democracy Now Transcript – PDF

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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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As Al Qaeda and the Taliban Head to Guantanamo, Cuba, a Look Back at What They’ll Be Facing in Detention Camps From the Experience of Haitian Refugees — Democracy Now Video

As the search for Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar intensifies in Afghanistan, so have US efforts to capture and question suspected Taliban and al Qaeda fighters. Over the last two days alone, at least 30 new prisoners have been…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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As U.S. Carpet Bombs Afghanistan and Civilian Deaths Climb, a Debate: Is It Possible for The U.S. to Wage a Just War? – Democracy Now Transcript – PDF

US bombers launched new strikes on Taliban front line positions in the north of Afghanistan today, a day after the Pentagon confirmed it was using B-52 aircraft to carpet-bomb Taliban forces. The policy of carpet-bombing appears to mark a change…
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International War Crimes

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