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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

Guantanamo: Twelve Years of US War Crimes

December 27, 2013

Michael Ratner: Guantanamo camp continues to violate international laws and norms, including fake trials, media blackout on ongoing hunger strikes, and banning public disclosure of torture faced by detainees

Taksim Square Protesters Charged With Terrorism, Attempting Coup

December 27, 2013

Last week, an indictment was served against 308 of the millions who participated in the demonstrations for a wide range of charges, including belonging to a terrorist group. Lawyers who provided legal aid to protesters and advised them to remain silent during arrests are also being accused of assisting terrorist groups, and a new definition…

Guantanamo Bay Prison

December 18, 2013
Jason Leopold: Guantanamo Prisoner’s ongoing hunger-strike and detention of 158 prisoners, including some 80 who have been cleared for release or transfer has increased pressure to close Guantanamo

Hunger-striking Immigrant Detainees Held in Canada for Years Without Trial

December 16, 2013

Supporters rally in snowstorm outside maximum security prison to show solidarity for prisoners being held without charges or release date

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

Trade Rules and the Operations of Multinational Corporations

November 14, 2013
Kevin Zeese: Obama administration’s Fast Track authority plan derailed by bipartisan outrage.

First-Ever Case of Canadian Mining Company Going To Trial In Canada For Alleged Abuses Abroad

October 22, 2013

The trial of HudBay Minerals marks a first-time legal precedent of a Canadian company being held to account in Canadian courts for alleged shootings and gang rapes in Guatemala

Eric Holder’s Reforms to Minimum Drug Sentencing Don’t Address Structural Racism

August 14, 2013

Retired Veteran Police Officer Jack Cole: Holder falls short of addressing racist criminal justice system that has incarcerated more than 2 million Americans

GAO Finds US Companies Only Pay One-Third of Corporate Tax Rate

July 2, 2013

CEOs claim the US has the world’s highest corporate tax rate, but they actually pay less than most workers