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  • The Ratner Report

    March 17, 2015:


    Swedish Prosecutor in Julian Assange's Case Retreats; US Continues Espionage Investigation
    Michael Ratner says the real threat to Assange is the continuing espionage investigation against him and Wikileaks

      March 17, 2015

    Why the $655 Million Verdict Against the PA is Not A Victory for Human Rights
    Michael Ratner says a US Court's ruling against the Palestinian Authority demonstrates America's hypocrisy towards Israel by impeding justice for victims of Israel while holding the Palestinian people collectively responsible for the acts of a few

      February 28, 2015

    Prejudicial Trial, Prejudicial Verdict: $218 Million
    Update: On Feb 23 the jury found the PA and PLO liable for terror attacks in Israel. Michael Ratner argues the odds were stacked against the Palestine Liberation Organization(PLO) and Palestinian Authority(PA)

      February 23, 2015

    Why is Obama Requesting an AUMF When We're Already at War with ISIS?
    Michael Ratner of the Centre for Constitutional Rights says the request for the Re-Authorization for Use of Military Force against ISIS will give Obama more authority to expand war across the world

      February 13, 2015

    Google Gagged and Ordered by NSA and FBI to Release Personal Communication Data of Wikileaks Staffers
    Michael Ratner says that US government is still pursuing criminal investigations against Wikileaks Editor and staffers, not just because of what they have already released to the public but because of what they still continue to release

      February 8, 2015

    Will the ICC Charge Israel With War Crimes?
    Michael Ratner, Chair of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights in Berlin, says it's uncertain if the move by Palestinians to join the ICC will lead to cases on the last military assault on Gaza or the continued settlement construction

      January 7, 2015

    Case Filed in European Court Against Bush-Era Torture
    The European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) files case against Bush Administration officials for running a state organized program of torture authorized at the highest levels, says Michael Ratner, chair of ECCHR

      December 19, 2014

    Obama's Record on Defending Civil and Constitutional Rights Abysmal
    Michael Ratner and Paul Jay discuss Obama administration's policy towards Ferguson, Guantanamo, the NSA and torture

      November 27, 14

    Swedish Court of Appeals Rule to Continue the Detention of Julian Assange
    While the prosecutor was reprimanded by the court for failing to move this case forward, it does not provide Assange with a remedy, says Michael Ratner, US lawyer for Julian Assange

      November 21, 14

    Obama Administration Leaves Door Wide Open for Torture to Occur Again
    The Obama administration should be judged by its actions, not by its pious words, says Michael Ratner, president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights

      November 16, 14

    American Exceptionalism at Play in Interpreting the Convention on Torture
    Michael Ratner of the Centre for Constitutional Rights rejects the idea that the convention on torture exempts the US outside its borders

      October 22, 14

    Federal Court Weighs Gitmo Force-feeding
    Michael Ratner: Gitmo prisoners remain on hunger strike as President Obama refuses to use his executive power to end inhumane force-feeding and close the prison

      October 14, 14

    The World Made A Much More Dangerous Place by the U.S. Since 9/11
    Michael Ratner: The United States should have held Saudi Arabia and Pakistan criminally responsible for 9/11 instead of launching wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

      October 3, 14

    US-Israel Pressure Palestine Not to Join the ICC
    Michael Ratner: Will the Palestinian Authority join the ICC despite intimidation?

      October 3, 14

    The Dahiya Doctrine: Evidence of Israel's Intentional Mass Slaughter in Gaza
    Michael Ratner says a recent release by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange shows brutal depths of Israeli policy towards Gaza

      October 3, 14

    Sweden Violates Assange's Human Rights
    Laughable "decision" refuses to dismiss Assange warrant & recognize his asylum

      October 3, 14

    10 Years Since Historic Legal Victory Protecting Rights of Guantanamo Detainees
    Michael Ratner: 10 years after the Center for Constitutional Rights won a major civil rights case that ended or limited torture of Guantanamo detainees, 149 people remain in detention though 88 detainees have been cleared for release

      October 3, 14

    Assange Remains Trapped in Ecuadorian Embassy Two Years Later
    WikiLeaks founder's attorney Michael Ratner explains how the US, UK, and Sweden share responsibility for Assange's inability to leave

      October 3, 14

    One Year of Snowden Leaks
    Michael Ratner: The empire has been hurt by the Snowden, Manning, Assange revelations

      October 3, 14

    Ratner Report: Why I Resigned from Brandeis Univ. Ethics Board
    Center for Constitutional Rights president emeritus Michael Ratner says strong Zionist influences have taken a stranglehold over the university

      October 3, 14

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