Scott Horton Interviews Michael Ratner

Scott Horton, May 02, 2012

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Michael Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, discusses his article “Bradley Manning: a show trial of state secrecy;” Manning’s quasi-public trial (which is open to observation, yet vital evidence and court documents are withheld from the media and public); why the NY Times is just as guilty of “aiding the enemy” as Manning and WikiLeaks; how President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta made a fair trial impossible; and how you can support Bradley Manning in his time of need.

MP3 here. (15:33)

Michael Ratner is President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights.


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  2. Dissident — One who differs openly against the powerful and is disowned by the public

    It is sad that Bradley Manning feels in need of camaraderie and approval from the public, for the dominant paradigm in America is anchored hard to selfish and all the bloodguilt WikiLeaks has exposed thanks to Manning, this has yet to have an impact.

  3. Does Ratner, CCR, have an army so they can enforce laws?

  4. Another reason Manning is being persecuted is bc that is cheaper & easier than USG trying to fix document security. So if they make a real example out of him so that no one else takes advantage of the lack of security.

  5. John Yoo, Bush’s Torture Lawyer — Given immunity

    “We cannot say that any reasonable official in 2001-03 would have known that the specific interrogation techniques allegedly employed against Padilla, however appalling, necessarily amounted to torture,” said Judge Raymond Fisher in the 3-0 ruling.”

    Torture — One man’s misery, another man’s enrichment

    Evil is a crime in any fair and just society, and we all know what it is, to be enriched upon the misery of another.

    John Yoo when he made prisoners miserable by his Torture Memo, was he not enriched in the doing of it, namely earned an income in the doing of it and made a professor in part because of it?

    Torture goons, when they make prisoners miserable filling their lungs with water, is not their careers enriched if they do their jobs well?

  6. [...] he argues, the trial is being conducted in secret, with essential records kept secret. Listen here, read his Op-Ed here, and download the MP3 here."My name’s Dawid Krenc, I’m a PhD student [...]

  7. Manning’s misery — Designed to stress your emotional guts

    Empire USA uses torture primarily to terrorize we the people into fearful submission. A secondary reason is to use the fiction gained by torture to substantiate propaganda, like the illusion that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

  8. [...] attorney Michael Ratner was on Anti-War radio to discuss an article he recently wrote, “Bradley Manning: a show trial of state secrecy,” as well [...]

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