The Ratner Report
Michael Ratner talks about the reopening of the Cuban embassy, and says the next steps include ending the embargo and returning Guantanamo
CCR’s Michael Ratner breaks down how documents expose United States economic and political spying as CCR calls on UN to protect publishers as well as whistleblowers
Next step: Palestine submits thousands of pages documenting Israeli war crimes to the International Criminal Court; if the prosecutor fails to act, legitimacy of the court will further erode, says CCR’s Michael Ratner
Calling it a “big victory”, Michael Ratner says that after 13 years, the Center for Constitutional Rights will be able to proceed with its case against top Bush administration officials for post-9/11 abuse of immigrant detainees
As the world marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, Michael Ratner says the promised guarantees of liberty are unfulfilled as our elected leaders continue to flout the law through indefinite detentions in Guantanamo, illegal wars and imprisonment of millions.
Michael Ratner says even though the case filed on behalf of families of victims of US drone strikes was dismissed, it raises important issues about the German role in the US drone program
Michael Ratner, who returned from a refugee camp and a film festival in Western Sahara, explains the struggle for life, liberty and self-determination by the Saharawi people.
Any criticism of Israel and push for BDS is considered anti-Semitic – such extreme reactions are an indication of the success of the campaign. The most recent Stanford University case is another example of that success.
Michael Ratner says while the wheels of justice are slow, the Bush/Cheney torture team may be facing some kind of justice in various judicial proceedings
Michael Ratner says the real threat to Assange is the continuing espionage investigation against him and Wikileaks
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
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)
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
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
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
Michael Ratner and Paul Jay discuss Obama administration’s policy towards Ferguson, Guantanamo, the NSA and torture
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
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