Tag Archive: War on Terror

Aviva Stahl Interviews Michael Ratner – Transcript – PDF

2012 Aviva Stahl Interviews Michael Ratner AS: How did you get interested in civil rights law? How did you make it to the CCR? MR: Well came out of the ’60s. I went to Columbia Law School. Of course the…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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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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Law and Disorder Radio – National Defense Authorization Act – Lynne Stewart Case Update – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Mumia Abu-Jamal Relocation Update Bradley Manning Case and Erasing Computer Hard Drives                   National Defense Authorization Act Update Co-host Michael Ratner expounds on the National Defense Authorization Act. The Act has passed both…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Law and Disorder Radio – Trevor Aaronson on FBI Informants – Wajahat Ali on the Roots of the Islamophobia Network in the US – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Law and Disorder on Troy Davis – July 2007 Anwar al-Awlaki’s Extrajudicial Murder – Michael Ratner               Mother Jones: The Informants Since 9/11, the FBI now spends more than $3 billion a year on counterterrorism. The bureau…
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Civil Liberties, Palestine

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What Impact Did 9/11 Have on America? – The Guardian – Michael Ratner: ‘The loss of liberty in the wake of 9/11 will remain the legacy we have left our children’

Our panel examines the cultural and political legacy of the al-Qaida attacks and the US response in the decade since Martin Kettle, Andrea LeBlanc, Hadley Freeman, Wajahat Ali, Michael Ratner, Peter Preston, Carie Lemack and Paul Pillar Michael Ratner: ‘The…
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Civil Liberties

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Permanent Gitmo and Permanent War: New National “Defense” Bill – Law and Disorder Radio Transcript (Excerpt) and Just Left Blog Post

On the latest Law and Disorder Radio (began airing Monday on WBAI and around the country on various radio stations throughout the week), co-host Michael Ratner (Center for Constitutional Rights) noted a bill which made it through the House and…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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A New Stage in the War on Dissent – Socialist Worker

Michael Ratner is the president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, a leading organization in opposing the dismantling of civil liberties under the Bush, and now Obama, administrations. He spoke with Nicole Colson about the recent raids on the homes…
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Civil Liberties

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Law and Disorder Radio – Vinie Burrows on Lynne Stewart Sentencing – Mountaintop Removal Activists Arrested in Virginia – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

  Groups Sue Virginia Prisons for Unconstitutional Banning of Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook  Omar Khadr 23 years old / 8 Years in GTMO / Khadr Boycotts Trial                            Lynne…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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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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Law and Disorder Radio – Mamilla Cemetery – John Ehrenberg on The Iraq Papers – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Admitted CIA Agent Luis Posada Carriles Upcoming Trial in El Paso, TX Perjury, Obstruction and Naturalization Fraud on March 1, 2010 Obama Wraps Himself in the Bush “Anti-Terror” Policies Humanitarian Law Project – March 23, 2010 – Material Aid to…
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