Tag Archive: The New York Times

Michael Ratner, Bold Civil Liberties Lawyer, Dies at 72 – Obituary – New York Times – by Sam Roberts – PDF

2016 Michael Ratner, Bold Civil Liberties Lawyer, Dies at 72 Michael Ratner, a fearless civil liberties lawyer who successfully challenged the United States government’s detention of terrorism suspects at Guantánamo Bay without judicial review, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 72….
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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Comparing Two Leakers – Letter to the Editor NY Times

To the Editor: Re “The Alarming Age of Surveillance” (editorial, June 12): I agree that Edward J. Snowden’s disclosures “do not amount to treason.” But I disagree with your description of Pfc. Bradley Manning as reckless and seemingly not caring…
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Internet Freedom

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The New York Times and “Liberal Media” Helped Sell the Iraq War – TRNN Transcript

Michael Ratner: The NYT and other “liberal” commentators led the way in selling the WMD myth and justified the Iraq war; their mea culpas ring hollow. MICHEAL RATNER, PRESIDENT EMERITUS, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: Good to be with you, Paul….
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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The New York Times and “Liberal Media” Helped Sell the Iraq War – TRNN Video Link

Michael Ratner: The NYT and other “liberal” commentators led the way in selling the WMD myth and justified the Iraq war; their mea culpas ring hollow.

Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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“Mowing the Grass” in Gaza – TRNN Transcript

Michael Ratner: I don’t put human rights on an equal footing when it comes to talking about the oppressed versus the oppressor MICHAEL RATNER, PRESIDENT EMERITUS, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: It’s good to be with you, Paul, but the news…
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Palestine

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Leading US Officials Support Terrorist Listed Group with Impunity – TRNN Transcript

Michael Ratner Report: Supreme Court finds Telecoms won’€™t be prosecuted for illegal wiretapping MICHAEL RATNER, PRESIDENT EMERITUS, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: Paul, it’s always good to be with The Real News. JAY: So what do you got this week? RATNER:…
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Civil Liberties

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A Right to Sleep in Tents – Letter to the Editor NY Times

To the Editor: Re “Bloomberg Says ‘Tent City’ Goes Beyond Free Speech” (news article, Oct. 17): Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s assertion that the Constitution doesn’t protect tents, but protects speech and assembly, is just wrong. Unfortunately for those involved in…
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Civil Liberties

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