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Michael Ratner

Michael Ratner's Death Is a Loss for Freedom, Peace and Justice

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.17.2017 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Legendary human rights lawyer Michael Ratner died 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.

Remembering Michael Ratner

Reed Brody | Posted 05.14.2017 | World
Reed Brody

From defending civil rights in the US to defending Central American revolutions from the US. The radical lawyer Michael Ratner, who died on May 11 at age 72, was always, instinctively, in the right place, fighting the right battle, from the right trench.

Ryan Grim

8 Great Getaways For Asylum Seekers | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Edward Snowden knew he was about to create a problem for himself. Leaking NSA secrets about its panoramic surveillance would make him a prime target o...

Bradley Manning: Guilty of 'Aiding the Enemy' if the Enemy Is Democracy

Norman Solomon | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

When the deceptive operation of the warfare state can't stand the light of day, truth-tellers are a constant hazard. And culpability must stay turned on its head.

Ryan Grim

Julian Assange Secret Indictment? | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice has "more likely than not" prepared a sealed indictment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing cla...

Pentagon Papers Whistleblower: 'Bradley Manning A Hero'

Posted 12.04.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Daniel Ellsberg, the former military analyst who caused a national political controversy when he released the Pentagon Papers, told HuffPost Live host...

Tea Party Favorite's Family Feud

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

The Republican nominee for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat, state Treasurer Josh Mandel, is being criticized by his wife's cousins, who bought an ad in a Clev...

Sam Stein

Civil Libertarian Rips Obama's Speech: All Bells And Whistles | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama's lengthy and detailed national security address was designed, in part, to tamp down criticism that his administration was abandoning core promi...

What if Instead of the Nuremberg Trials There Was Only a Truth Commission?

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

As some liberals make the case against a Special Prosecutor, the lawyers who fought for the release of the torture memos push back and explain why prosecutions are the only response.

The Posse is Not Currently Available

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Sindell

So we have a lawless world and the president can do what he wants to do (didn't we just see how that turns out?) and somehow that is standing up for the rule of law.

Impeach Bybee: The Growing Movement to Unseat Bush Torture Lawyer Turned Federal Judge

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

The UN has indicated that Obama's refusal to prosecute torturers may be a violation of International law.