All Articles on Michael Ratner

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Assange’s US Extradition Battle: The Fight to Defend the Conscience of America
In the uncensored images of modern war, what did we see? We saw our government violating the highest laws of the land.
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When Assange was hauled out of the embassy, video captured him urging the UK to resist and fight President Donald Trump’s administration. (Photo: Screengrab) Views
Justice Department Charges Julian Assange With Computer Crime But Alleges Conspiracy To Abet Espionage
The world will see who stands up for freedom of the press and who stands with President Donald Trump’s administration in their dangerous assertion of U.S. power
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Collateral Damage: A video grab from US cockpit recordings shows Iraqis being shot from a U.S. Apache helicopter on July 12, 2007. Views
Chelsea Manning’s Fight Against the Grand Jury Exposes Battle for Free Speech
The former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was sent to jail Friday for refusing to answer questions relating to WikiLeaks 2010 disclosures at a grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia. She has been remanded into federal custody and is made to remain confined until she testifies...
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Prosecution of Julian Assange, America’s Betrayal of Its Own Ideals
As Trump’s administration now carries on Obama’s legacy, vowing to destroy WikiLeaks for engaging in publishing activities that are protected under the First Amendment, American people are slowly coming to see their own government’s dirty war that has been waged in their name.
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"Without reconciling its own shadow, this nation of law failed to fully shield the republic from the tyranny of the Old World." (Photo: Backbone Campaign/cc/flickr) Views
Trump's War Cabinet and Coming American Despotism: Will We the People Rise Up?
Through freely associating with one another, united in love, we can walk the revolutionary way of peace, carrying the steps of our ancestors.
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Michael Ratner's Death Is a Loss for Freedom, Peace and Justice
Legendary human rights lawyer Michael Ratner died last Wednesday . 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...
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Michael Ratner, RIP (Rest in Power)
Michael Ratner, a friend of EFF who dedicated his life as a human rights attorney to fighting for justice, passed away on Wednesday. Michael was a staunch defender of civil liberties, forging new pathways for using the court systems and advocacy to fight for justice. As the president emeritus of...
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Michael Ratner, Champion of Human Rights and the Oppressed, Dies at 72
'All of us who treasure freedom and oppose oppressive state violence owe a debt of gratitude to Michael Ratner'
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Michael Ratner, 1943–2016
He pursued justice fearlessly, in the face of daunting odds.
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Keeping the Light Lit: Michael Ratner (1943-2016)
Dear CCR Community, It is with a very heavy heart that we write to tell you of a great loss to our family. On Wednesday, we lost one of the great social justice warriors of our time, Michael Ratner. In July 2015, Michael fell ill. But he fought his illness in the same manner as he did all of the...
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