Michael Ratner

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

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. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 6, 2014 with Paul Jay.

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

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. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 2, 2014 with Paul Jay.

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

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. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 13, 2014 with Paul Jay.

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

Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that Reagan ushered in a period of murderous suppression of opposition to US hegemony in Latin and Central America. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 12, 2014 with Paul Jay.

Puerto Rican Independence Movement and Cuba Further Radicalized Me  -Michael Ratner on RAI Pt 5/7
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Puerto Rican Independence Movement and Cuba Further Radicalized Me -Michael Ratner on RAI Pt 5/7

Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that in the ’70s, the thrust for a more radical movement in New York was led by the fight for Puerto Rican independence. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 11, 2014 with Paul Jay.

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

TRNN Replay: 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. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 4, 2014 with Paul Jay.

Moving the Bar: My Life as a Radical Lawyer – Michael Ratner

Moving the Bar: My Life as a Radical Lawyer – Michael Ratner

Michael Ratner (1943–2016) was one of America’s leading human rights lawyers. Michael won the seminal case in the Supreme Court guaranteeing the right of habeas corpus to Guantanamo detainees. From the torture of prisoners after 911 to the massive racial profiling by the New York Police Department, Michael’s voice and vision continue to resonate. His last case, which he worked on until he died, was representing Julian Assange, the editor of WikiLeaks. In a series of interviews with attorneys who knew Michael’s work, Law and Disorder hosts Heidi Boghosian and Michael Smith interviewed some of Michael Ratner’s closest friends and colleagues.

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