Tag Archive: War on Terror

Sartre, Existentialism and Marxism on the Question of Terror: Talking with Sartre – Just Left Blog Post

Michael Smith and I have been reading John Gerassi’s new book, Talking with Sartre, Conversations and Debates.[1] The book is a shortened form of three years of on and off conversations Gerassi had with Sartre in the early 1970’s. The book is…
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International War Crimes, Personal & Profiles

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“A Total Rollback Of Everything This Country Has Stood For”: Sen. Patrick Leahy Blasts Congressional Approval of Detainee Bill – Democracy Now Video

The Senate has agreed to give President Bush extraordinary power to detain and try prisoners in the so-called war on terror. The legislation strips detainees of the right to challenge their own detention and gives the President the power to…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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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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Planning Document for Blueprint for Accountability Program at The Culture Project – PDF

2009 Blueprint for Accountability Planning Document The Accountability Project presents monthly events focused on a particular issue, each conceived under a broader theme. For example, the War Crimes series will include evenings focused on extraordinary rendition, torture and, and the…
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Personal & Profiles

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Will a King Prosecute a King? – TRNN Video link

TRNN REPLAY – Michael Ratner: Demanding the prosecution of Bush/Cheney is about the future

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Don’t Repackage Gitmo! – The Nation – with Jules Lobel – PDF

  Shutting down Guantánamo is long overdue. We shouldn’t recreate it by another name.         2008 Don’t Repackage Gitmo! President-elect Obama should be applauded for reiterating his promise to close the prison camp at Guantánamo. It has…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Civil Rights Lawyer Calls on Rumsfeld et al to Answer Charges – Daily Hampshire Gazette – by Larry Parnass – PDF

2008 Civil Rights Lawyer Calls on Rumsfeld et al to Answer Charges A constitutional lawyer known for challenging the Bush administration is litigating his newest case between the covers of a book. Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Law and Disorder Radio – Jonah Raskin on the Radical Jack London – LAPD Counter-Terrorism Program – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Updates: NYPD Calls on Citizens for Amateur Video Evidence US Attorney General Acknowledges Information From Syria Can’t Be Trusted Cop Body Slam Caught On Tape CCTV Cameras Installed In Cinemas           A National Model? LAPD Leads…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Can the President Detain Anyone Indefinitely? – Institute for Public Accuracy

Ali al-Marri, who was living in Peoria, Illinois, with his wife and children, was awaiting trial in 2003. A month before his trial, he was deemed an ‘enemy combatant’ by the president. He has been held in solitary confinement ever…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – US Economic Crisis – Margaret Satterwaite at the New York City Law Review Symposium on Preventing Torture – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Deepening Economic Crisis: What Laws Are In Place To Protect Against Economic Fleecing of the United States? Law and Disorder Encore Interview: Two million families are on the brink of foreclosure, tent cities pop up along US city outskirts, and…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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