updated Tue. November 22, 2022
April 10, 2018
Manning, whom the late attorney and President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, Michael Ratnerdescribed as the “conscience of our nation”, let the American public see the US imperialism in action in the Middle East. In her request for a presidential pardon, Manningstated her commitment toÃâÃÂ ...
April 7, 2018
Manning, whom the late attorney and President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, Michael Ratner described as the “conscience of our nation”, let the American public see the US imperialism in action in the Middle East. In her request for a presidential pardon, Manning stated her commitmentÃâÃÂ ...
March 30, 2018
This people's lawyer empowered all to awaken a fire in the belly to defy the rules of corporate masters and reclaim their own significance. ... Manning, whom the late attorney and President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, Michael Ratner described as the “conscience of our nation”, let theÃâÃÂ ...
November 30, 2017
Blake Griffin is one of the few athletes as comfortable on a stand-up stage as he is on the court. More and more athletes these days are giving comedy a try, but it's just not easy to mix sports and comedy. Mockumentaries are often the most successful route because there's established territory in seriousÃâÃÂ ...
November 1, 2017
Khalid Qassim, a Yemeni prisoner who's been held for 15 years without charge or trial, told his attorney from the anti-torture organization Reprieve, Shelby ... To learn more about the hunger strikers in Guantanamo, I spoke with Eric Lewis, chairman of Reprieve U.S. and co-counsel for Rabbani, who says heÃâÃÂ ...
August 23, 2017
Fegan, an attorney and agent who was fired and sued by ISE earlier this year, sued in June, claiming the agency officials executed a “Machiavellian” scheme to force him out, steal his clients and destroy his reputation. The suit also names Ratner's son Michael Ratner; Frank Quintero, a principal with anÃâÃÂ ...
Middle East Eye
June 19, 2016
After a brief stint with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Ratner quickly found his home at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), which he joined as staff attorney in 1971. He would spend the next four decades at the CCR. Founded in 1966 by Benjamin Smith, William Moses Kunstler, Morton Stavis andÃâÃÂ ...
May 18, 2016
When lawyer friends needed career advice, I sent them to him. And in my own life, I leaned on him constantly. I relied on him for political guidance, to give me the right read on an issue when I couldn't parse it myself. I relied on him for professional counsel—to say nothing of internships and actual jobs—onÃâÃÂ ...
May 16, 2016
Legendary human rights lawyer Michael Ratner died on May 11. His pathbreaking legal and political work on behalf of the poor and oppressed around the world is unmatched. His death is an incalculable loss for the cause of freedom, peace and justice. The last time I saw Michael was shortly before heÃâÃÂ ...
The New York Review of Books
May 15, 2016
Today, there are only eighty prisoners left, torture has long ceased, everyone who wants a lawyer has one, and many of those still there have been cleared for release once ... And many of these lawyers and activists in turn owe much of their inspiration to one man: the human rights attorney Michael Ratner.
May 12, 2016
He served as president and later president emeritus of the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), founded in 1966 by the leftwing lawyer William Kunstler and others who represented the civil rights movement in the southern states in its most challenging years. Ratner worked there for 40ÃâÃÂ ...
Foreign Policy In Focus
December 31, 1999
These efforts expanded with lawyers from nonprofits offering legal services, and private practitioners acting as legal counsel for refugees. .... Dr. Maha Hilal (@Dr_Maha_Hilal) is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, Co-Director of Justice for Muslims Collective, and anÃâÃÂ ...
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