Tag Archives: Center for Constitutional Rights

CCR Stands with Survivors, Condemns Confirmation of Kavanaugh to Supreme Court 

As we have observed in legal struggle after struggle, the truth of survivors’ stories, of communities’ stories, and women’s stories will always outlast a court ruling or an opinion from a Supreme Court justice. Frontlines of Justice  Center for Constitutional Rights  October 8, 2018 In response to the Senate’s confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the […]

A Crackdown On Our Right To Stand Up

Jordan Kushner: “These are reactionary voices who are out to quash dissent, all directed at Black Lives Matter–-right-wing legislators who are catering to the prejudices of their base.”

CCR takes Turkmen v. Ashcroft case to the Supreme Court

For over 14 years, CCR has insisted that no one is above the law, no matter how exalted their role.

Evergreene Digest: Revelations in Senate torture report demand prosecutions

Take Action. Join CCR and demand that the Department of Justice act now.  Please take action, share these materials widely, and help us build a groundswell of support for prosecuting those who torture and those who protect torturers! 10 appalling findings in the Senate’s torture report The Center for Constitutional Rights <http://www.ccrjustice.org/&gt; (CCR) Subscribe or […]

▶ Michael Ratner: Obama’s Record on Defending Civil and Constitutional Rights Abysmal

 Michael Ratner and Paul Jay [Real News Network] discuss Obama administration’s policy towards Ferguson, Guantanamo, the NSA and torture Uploaded on Nov 26, 2014 Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up Times is […]

▶ 52 Orgs. Demand Charges against WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange be Dropped

Assange on his two years of asylum | MSNBC. NOW MSNBC  Alex Wagner  June 19, 2014 Julian Assange discusses his time spent in embassy asylum, and the efforts being made by some organizations to have charges against him dropped. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook!  Check the Rise Up Times page […]

▶ Michael Ratner: “Off With His Head:” Court upholds Obama’s power to kill

Published on Apr 10, 2014 Michael Ratner: There have been no criminal prosecutions for illegal actions committed by the U.S. in the name of national security since 9/11.  TheRealNews Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook!  Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. […]

Statements on Bradley Manning Verdict: ACLU and CRR

Center for Constitutional Rights Statement on Bradley Manning Verdict July 30, 2013  CRRjustice.org Dear CCR Supporter:CCR released the following statement today in response to the verdict in the Bradley Manning trial: “While the ‘aiding the enemy’ charges (on which Manning was rightly acquitted) received the most attention from the mainstream media, the Espionage Act itself […]

Julian Assange: Media’s Failure To Defend Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks Emboldened DOJ

Assange said that the decision to charge Manning with aiding the enemy — a charge that the Army private is now fighting in a military court trial — should be a “wake-up call” to the U.S. media. Ryan Grim  Huffington Post.com Posted: 06/04/2013 7:38 am EDT  |  Updated: 06/04/2013 1:02 pm EDT Click here for the video link. WASHINGTON — The […]

Counterspin Radio> Pardiss Kebriaei on Terror Speech, Bob McChesney on Digital Disconnect

Link: http://www.fair.org/audio/counterspin/CounterSpin053113.mp3 or  Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: Did Barack Obama’s National Defense University speech signal a sea change in White House terrorism policy? That depended on who was doing the listening. For most corporate media, Obama made a sharp turn, speaking of more limited drone killing policies, and discussing the closure of the Guantanamo detention camp. […]

Noor Elashi to speak in Twin Cities> Holy Land 5> Father’s Unjust Imprisonment video

Palestine Solidarity Under Attack: From the Holy Land 5 to the Anti War 23 Sunday, April 14 @ 3pm @ Mayday Bookstore @ 301 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis The Holy Land Foundation was once the largest Muslim charity in the United States. That’s until the Bush administration shut it down three months after 9/11 because of […]

Aran Gupta> Cleveland Anarchist Bomb Plot Aided and Abetted by the FBI

Cleveland Anarchist Bomb Plot Aided and Abetted by the FBI Rather than target real risks of domestic terror, like neo-Nazis, the FBI entrapment machine demonises anarchists and Muslims By Arun Gupta, Guardian UK  29 November 12  via RSN Brandon Baxter, one of five men arrested earlier this year for plotting to blow up a bridge […]

Action Alert> Lawsuit Challenges Targeted Killings of Three US Citizens

    Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court, Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta. The suit sues senior CIA and military officials, and argues that the killings of three American citizens by their own government in drone strikes in Yemen last year violate the U.S. Constitution and […]

Video> Scahill: Obama still relying on the blank check the Bush administration gave him for endless war

Scahill: Obama still relying on the blank check the Bush administration gave him for endless war Submitted by sosadmin on Sun, 04/29/2012 – 12:50   Privacy SOS Please note that by playing the above clips YouTube and Google will place a long term cookie on your computer. Yesterday advocates from all over the world met […]

CCR Calls on Manning Court-Martial Judge to Uphold Right to Open Trial

CCR Calls on Manning Court-Martial Judge to Uphold Right to Open Trial Common Dreams    March 22, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  March 22, 2012 CONTACT: Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)   Jen Nessel, CCR, (212) 614-6480   press@ccrjustice.org David Lerner, Riptide Communications, (212) 260-5000   david@riptidecommunications.com Press and Public Must be Given Immediate Access to Documents and Information Filed […]

LA Times> Guantanamo, terrorism> Hundreds protest on 10th anniversary of Guantanamo prison – latimes.com

Hundreds protest on 10th anniversary of Guantanamo prison Protesters wearing orange prison jumpsuits and black hoods march during a protest against holding detainees at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay during a demonstration on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images / January 11, 2012) More than 800 protest in Washington, and smaller protests take place elsewhere, […]

George W. Bush Attracts Serious Detracters at St. Louis Park Synagogue | The Uptake

A fundraiser at Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, featuring former President George W. Bush, drew a series of protests and expressions of outrage by a diverse group of activists. Some were traditional peace activists, others were concerned with U.S. torture policies initiated by Bush. Many Jewish people, including members of Beth El […]

Anything goes: the new FBI guidelines, Center for Constitutional Rights

Anything goes: the new FBI guidelines From The Progressive Media Project By Michael Ratner and Margaret Ratner Kunstler, June 21, 2010 The FBI should not be given more power to spy on dissenters in America. In fact, it should not have that power at all. Once upon a time, the FBI could investigate a person or […]