Center for Constitutional Rights

Reality Asserts Itself - Michael Ratner

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

US Drones Reaping Death by Sim Card

February 12, 2014

Michael Ratner: Eliminating Targets Based on NSA spying but not verified by human intelligence demonstrates Obama’s false promise of oversight

Ratner: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Facilitating Israeli War Crimes

January 29, 2014

Michael Ratner: President Obama and New York mayor de Blasio’s statements in blanket support of Israel enables it’s violations of Palestinians’ rights

Guantanamo Anniversary: 12 Years Of A Continuing War Crime

January 9, 2014

Ratner: 155 Prisoners, Almost All Held Without Charge, Must be Tried or Released – Immediately

Assange Marks 3 Years in Custody: Still in Great Jeopardy from US

December 4, 2013

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

Sarah Harrison and Jeremy Hammond: People Have A Right to the Truth

November 6, 2013

Michael Ratner: Jeremy Hammond faces ten years in prison Nov. 15 for major act of civil disobedience hacking global intelligence

American Raids in Libya & Somalia Expose Military Lawlessness

October 17, 2013

Michael Ratner: The U.S violates international law with kidnappings and armed attacks in sovereign countries The recent raids in Libya and Somalia expose the “utter lawlessness of the U.S. military, the U.S. government, and the CIA,” said Michael Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights. “What's shocking about it is, of course, the…

Is Obama Making Good on His Promise to Close Gitmo?

September 23, 2013

Four months after Pres. Obama recommitted to close Gitmo, TRNN contributor Michael Ratner gives us an update on the status of the prison

US Attack On Syria Violates International Law

September 5, 2013

Michael Ratner: Without UN approval US attack on Syria violates international law

US Lacks Justification for Strike on Syria

September 5, 2013

Michael Ratner: Obama admin’s case for attacking Syria deeply flawed