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    The Hypocrisy of US Calling for Enforcement of International Law
    Michael Ratner: President Obama tries to condemn Russia's annexation of Crimea by justifying the illegal US invasion of Iraq

      April 1, 14

    Documents Reveal NSA and GCHQ Efforts to Destroy Assange And Track Wikileaks Supporters
    Michael Ratner: Documents show the US engaged in major attacks against journalists, publishers, and whistleblowers, as a UK court upholds the legality of David Miranda's detention at Heathrow airport

      February 21, 14

    US Drones Reaping Death by Sim Card
    Michael Ratner: Eliminating Targets Based on NSA spying but not verified by human intelligence demonstrates Obama's false promise of oversight

      February 16, 14

    Ratner: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Facilitating Israeli War Crimes
    Michael Ratner: President Obama and New York mayor de Blasio's statements in blanket support of Israel enables it's violations of Palestinians' rights

      February 2, 14

    Guantanamo Anniversary: 12 Years Of A Continuing War Crime
    Ratner: 155 Prisoners, Almost All Held Without Charge, Must be Tried or Released - Immediately

      January 11, 14

    NYT Editorial Backs Snowden but Fails Other Whistleblowers
    Michael Ratner: New York Times recognizing Snowden should spur backing of other whistleblowers

      January 3, 14

    Ratner: NSA Surveillance Program Needs to be Torn Apart from Branch to Branch
    Michael Ratner: White House review panel report doesn't go far enough and potentially undercuts the more serious reform of the NSA proposed by the U.S.A. Freedom Act

      December 20, 13

    Assange Marks 3 Years in Custody: Still in Great Jeopardy from US
    Michael Ratner, lawyer of Wikileaks founder, says his client wants to clear any allegations of sexual misconduct in Sweden but the fear of extradition to U.S. keeps him in Ecuadorian embassy in Britain

      December 8, 13

    Ratner: Obama Must Move to Close Guantanamo Now
    Michael Ratner: 12 years after Guantanamo's opening, the prison holds 166 people, 86 who are cleared for release, after President Obama and Congress has failed to close it.

      December 19, 13

    Sarah Harrison and Jeremy Hammond: People Have A Right to the Truth
    Michael Ratner: Jeremy Hammond faces ten years in prison Nov. 15 for major act of civil disobedience hacking global intelligence

      November 11, 13

    US Spies on Its Allies For Business Intel, Not For National Security
    Ratner: NSA spied on German and French business communications, which may produce the necessary push back on surveillance state

      October 25, 13

    Ratner: US Drone Strikes Are War Crimes, Despite Human Groups Reluctancy to Blast Obama
    Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch label drone strikes as indiscriminate but don't go as far as to label them as war crimes

      October 25, 13

    American Raids in Libya & Somalia Expose Military Lawlessness
    Michael Ratner: The U.S violates international law with kidnappings and armed attacks in sovereign countries

      October 21, 13

    Is Obama Making Good on His Promise to Close Gitmo?
    Four months after Pres. Obama recommitted to close Gitmo, TRNN contributor Michael Ratner gives us an update on the status of the prison

      September 24, 13

    What's behind Kerry and Kissinger's meeting?
    Michael Ratner: Despite being from different parties, the meeting between Kerry and Kissinger highlights the consistency of an American foreign policy based on imperialism

      September 13, 13

    Fool Me Twice, Shame on US
    Michael Ratner: Obama administration asserting the use chemical weapons by Assad feels like deja vu of the lead-up to the Iraq War

      August 31, 13

    Manning Conviction Serious Blow To Govt Whistleblowers
    Michael Ratner: Bradley Manning's conviction demonstrates Obama administration's 'War on Whistleblowers' in full effect

      August 1, 13

    Manning Not Guilty of Aiding the Enemy But Faces 130 Years in Prison
    Michael Ratner offers context for Bradley Manning's conviction and discusses possible outcomes of his upcoming sentencing

      July 31, 13

    Judge in Bradley Manning Trial Refuses to Dismiss Most Serious Charges
    Michael Ratner: Even though judge refused to grant defense motion to dismiss charges of aiding the enemy, Manning still could be found not guilty of that count.

      July 19, 13

    Prisoners Stage Hunger Strikes Worldwide
    Michael Ratner: 30,000 California prisoners on hunger-strike find solidarity from Guantanamo Bay to the occupied territories of Palestine

      July 12, 13

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