CODEPINK Protesters Shutdown War Criminal John Brennan’s Opening Statement At CIA Director Nominee Hearing

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Witness Against Torture: John Brennan

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CODEPINK Action at Brennan’s Confirmation Hearing

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Watch CODEPINK’s demonstration outside Hart Senate Building before John Brennan’s hearing and afterwards, at the hearing itself. 8 CODEPINK members were arrested for speaking out and Senator Feinstein ordered all “CODEPINK” associates be “evicted” from the hearing.

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Michael Ratner: Zero Dark Thirty, Manhunt and Obama Admin. Justify Use of Torture + Globalizing Torture: Ahead of Brennan Hearing, International Complicity in CIA Rendition Exposed

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Michael Ratner: Recent films and Obama’s lack of prosecution of CIA and Bush Cheney for torture is creating conditions for its public acceptance.

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Michael Ratner: Obama Orders Assassinations with No Oversight

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Michael Ratner: Obama continues model of Presidential fiat, Congressional fiat, no due process, no trials, and indefinite detention.

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Bradley Manning’s Attorney David Coombs Breaks His Silence

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The case of Army Private First Class Bradley Manning could be among the most significant military cases in US history; Manning is being accused of releasing sensitive information that has comprised the safety of America to the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks. Although some call him a traitor, others see the Private as a hero. Manning’s attorney David Coombs has remained silent when it came to speaking out about the trial to the media until Monday night.

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Michael Ratner: Bradley Manning Testifies About His Torture

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Michael Ratner: Manning describes cruel and unusual punishment; offers to plea to lesser charges.

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Ecuador’s Decision on Julian Assange’s Request For Asylum: YES!

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Listened to the live report via Russia TV and just heard the news. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said, “Asylum is a fundamental right to all, held over local law.”

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Julian Assange seeks political asylum in Ecuador + Julian Assange Show: Rafael Correa

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Updated: June 20, 2012 added more video reports plus an Action Alert.

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On Tuesday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sought political asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, UK. At a press conference today in Quito, the foreign minister said to the media that the government is evaluating the request and looking into the rules of international law. Back in 2010 the country offered the whistleblower citizenship, but why is Assange seeking to depart to Ecuador now? RT America’s Web Producer Andrew Blake helps us answer some of these pressing questions.

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America’s Disappeared by Chris Hedges + Returning the Stolen – Argentina

Updated: Feb. 1, 2015

by Chris Hedges
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Michael Ratner on Israeli Apartheid

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Michael Ratner reports on his recent visit to the West Bank

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Michael Ratner: Obama’s human rights record

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One year later, Michael Ratner assesses President Obama’s human rights record

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One Day We’ll All Be Terrorists by Chris Hedges

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Michael Ratner: “Absolutist” to defend the law?

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Michael Ratner: It’s outrageous to equate people who demand the rule of law with those who break it.

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Michael Ratner: If Obama won’t prosecute, Spain will + Allegations include ‘sexual abuse’ and ‘beating’

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Michael Ratner: Obama has a duty to prosecute while a Spanish judge moves ahead on his own.

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Official: UN May Prosecute Bush Administration, Regardless Of US action + Michael Ratner: Prosecute Bush & Cheney

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By David Edwards
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January 23, 2009 “Rawstory” Jan 22, 2009

The UN’s special torture rapporteur called on the US Tuesday to pursue former president George W. Bush and defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld for torture and bad treatment of Guantanamo prisoners.

“Judicially speaking, the United States has a clear obligation” to bring proceedings against Bush and Rumsfeld, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak said, in remarks to be broadcast on Germany’s ZDF television Tuesday evening.

He noted Washington had ratified the UN convention on torture which required “all means, particularly penal law” to be used to bring proceedings against those violating it.

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