Reality Asserts Itself - Michael Ratner

Moving Towards a Police State – Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself (7/7)

March 13, 2014

Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that he warned of a growing police state a month after 9/11, as constitutional rights continue to evaporate in the name of national security

Fighting Reagan’s Secret, Illegal Wars – Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself (6/7)

March 12, 2014

Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that Reagan ushered in a period of murderous suppression of opposition to US hegemony in Latin and Central America

Puerto Rican Independence Movement and Cuba Further Radicalized Me – Michael Ratner on RAI (5/7)

March 11, 2014

Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that in the 70’s, the thrust for a more radical movement in New York was led by the fight for Puerto Rican independence

The Butcher of Attica – Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself (4/7)

March 10, 2014

Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that Gov. Rockefeller ordered the 1971 massacre of rebelling black prisoners to send a message throughout the US prison system

MLK and a Radicalizing Moment in American History – Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself (3/7)

March 6, 2014

Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay how the message and death of Dr. King, the army occupation of Baltimore and the police attack on the Colombia U. protest profoundly shaped the rest of his life

From a Zionist Youth to Outspoken Critic of a Jewish State – Michael Ratner on RAI (2/7)

March 4, 2014

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay of his journey – from seeing Israel as an extension of his Jewish identity to realizing Israel was a settler, colonial state

The Vietnam War was a Seminal Event for Me – Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself (1/7)

March 2, 2014

Mr. Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, tells Paul Jay that the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War transformed him from a “good liberal kid” into an activist questioning the role of America in the world