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Ratner, Michael 1943-2016

Works: 75 works in 149 publications in 2 languages and 3,077 library holdings
Genres: History  Archives  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
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Publications about Michael Ratner
Publications by Michael Ratner
Publications by Michael Ratner, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Michael Ratner
Guantánamo : what the world should know by Michael Ratner( Book )
11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
Looks at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba and the people being held there by the United States
The trial of Donald Rumsfeld : a prosecution by book by Michael Ratner( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
A civil rights organization lays out the evidence that high-level officials of the Bush administration ordered, authorized, and permitted war crimes. This work constitutes one of the only attempts to hold high-ranking Bush administration officials criminally responsible for their actions
Hell no : your right to dissent in 21st-century America by Michael Ratner( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
Examines attacks upon and criminalization of dissent and protest in the United States and offers advice on opposing government policies and protecting oneself from government surveillance and interference
International human rights litigation in U.S. courts by Beth Stephens( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Written by leading human rights litigators and theorists, this treatise offers a comprehensive analysis of human rights litigation in U.S. courts under the Alien Tort Statute and related provisions
The Pinochet papers : the case of Augusto Pinochet in Spain and Britain ( Book )
11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
14. Decision by the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords, 25 November
Che Guevara and the FBI : the U.S. political police dossier on the Latin American revolutionary ( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
"Published for the first time are the U.S. secret police files on the legendary revolutionary Ernesto Guevara, showing how the FBI and CIA monitored his movements and activity in the United States, Mexico, Cuba, Africa and Latin America. A Freedom of Information Act request succeeded in obtaining the FBI file on Guevara, containing a wide selection of CIA and other secret documents. With an introduction by the editors, U.S. attorneys Michael Ratner and Michael Steven Smith, this book poses the obvious question: why did the FBI have such a dossier? 'Che is fairly intellectual for a Latino, ' reads a 1958 CIA document on Guevara during the period of the guerrilla war in Cuba. Watched closely after the 1959 revolution, Guevara's every public word was recorded and transmitted to the FBI and CIA, with particular note taken of his anti-U.S. statements. Later documents concern Guevara's disappearance from Cuba in 1965 and his resurfacing in Africa and Bolivia as a guerrilla leader. The sensational materials included in these secret files add to suspicions that U.S. spy agencies were plotting to assassinate Guevara when he was a Cuban government leader in the early 1960s and suggest that they were involved in the pursuit and murder of Guevara in Bolivia in 1967." "For all those interested in Che Guevara, Washington's relationship with Latin America and the workings of the U.S. spy agencies, this book is a significant new contribution."--Jacket
Against war in Iraq : an anti-war primer by Michael Ratner( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
This pamphlet details some of the Bush Administration's alleged justifications for a new war against Iraq, as well as legal violations, underlying motives, consequences and alternatives
How the CIA killed Che : the murder of a revolutionary by Michael Ratner( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
In compelling detail, two leading US civil rights attorneys recount the extraordinary life and deliberate killing of the world's most storied revolutionary, Ernest "Che" Guevara
El Che Guevara y el FBI : el expediente de la policía política de Estados Unidos sobre el revolucionario latinoamericano ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Spanish and held by 37 libraries worldwide
¿Quién mató al Che : cómo logró la CIA desligarse del asesinato by Michael Ratner( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 32 libraries worldwide
"Apoyándose en documentación interna del Gobierno de los EEUU, en su mayoría nunca antes publicada, Michael Ratner y Michael Steven Smith aportan sus capacidades forenses para demostrar de manera irrefutable que la CIA no solo estaba al tanto y aprobaba la ejecución de Ernesto Che Guevara en Bolivia, sino que la Agencia fue el instrumento que la hizo posible. Con exhaustividad y detalle, estos dos eminentes abogados especialistas en Derechos Humanos investigan la muerte del revolucionario más estudiado de todos y, al hacerlo, relatan todo el arco de la notable vida del Che, enfocándose en sus días en Bolivia, donde luego de meses de lucha en un intento por expandir la Revolución comenzada en La Habana, resulta herido, capturado y ejecutado."--
Who killed Che? : how the CIA got away with murder by Michael Ratner( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Hell no : your right to dissent in twenty-first-century America by Michael Ratner( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Outlines what today's activists must know about the threats posed by federal law enforcement agents and their tactics. Includes the actual text of the recently released FBI Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide, in which the FBI spells out its approach to policing dissent. Also includes information on several key security practices that offer the best protection from government surveillance and interference
International prosecution of human rights crimes by Wolfgang Kaleck( file )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
1 In his separate opinion in the Nuclear Weapons case, Judge Mohammed Bed- oui, then the President of the International Court of Justice, called nuclear we- ons "the absolute evil." There are a few other things which merit being called - solutely evil. They are the predicates of the International Criminal Court and of various domestic laws patterned on the Rome Statute: war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and aggression. A conference organized by the Berlin-based Republikanischer Anwältinnen- und Anwälteverein (Republican Lawyers As- ciation) and the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights was held in Berlin in June 2005 under the title Globalverfassung versus Realpolitik (Global Constitution versus Realpolitik). It dealt with the tension between these univ- sally accepted norms and the actual practice of governments in an age charact- ized by the ill-defined concept of the "war on terror." This book is the outcome of that conference. It is intended for a wide variety of readers: academics, all kinds of jurists, as well as human rights activists, who sometimes know more about the applicable law than the legal experts. It owes its existence to a paradox: On the one hand, new structures for dealing with the most serious international crimes are being put into place
The Bush Crimes Commission hearings : 1. Wars of aggression ; 2. Torture and indefinite detention ; 3. Attacks on global AIDS programs ; 4. Destruction of the global environment ; 5. Response to Hurrican Katrina : before, during and after ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
"'Is the administration of George W. Bush guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity?' That is the question the International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration investigated ... This DVD set includes five 28 minute segments on each of the five indictments, compelling and visceral footage of the issues scrutinized, and a segment on the summary of the Verdict and Findings of Fact of the Commission."--Container
America's disappeared : detainees, secret imprisonment, and the "War on Terror" by Rachel Meeropol( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The confirmation proceedings for Alberto R. Gonzales and Condeleeza Rice, like the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, triggered a national debate about the U.S. government's controversial treatment of detainees and its practice of torture. At the heart of the debate is the question: Is the United States undermining democracy, freedom, and human rights in it's effort to protect its citizens from terrorism' The authors of AMERICA'S DISAPPEARED answer, yes. AMERICA'S DISAPPEARED describes how the U.S. government, in response to the events of 9/11, launched an unprecedented campaign of racial profiling, detentions, and deportations so grievous as to evoke the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. It brings together, for the first time, detainees' own testimonies along with analysis by the leading constitutional attorneys and human rights advocates. In addition to a detailed exploration of detention'the forms currently in use, and the conditions of each'the book challenges the Bush administration's justifications for violating the Geneva Conventions and the most basic definitions of human rights
XXI Century ( visu )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Looks back at issues of war and patriotism in the later half of the 20th century in America. David Cline, Vietnam war veteran and president of Veterans for Peace, remembers the Vietnam war along with others, including the notorious "chicken-hawks" who tell how they succeeded in avoiding going to war. Nelson Mandela reflects on the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs while Hiroshima survivors remember the tragic event. With the help of Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn, political activists of the 1960s revisit the anti-war movement
Europe's energy security : options and challenges to natural gas supply diversification ( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Europe as a major energy consumer faces a number of challenges when addressing future energy needs. As a result, energy supply security has become a key concern for European nations and the European Union (EU). A key element of the EU's energy supply strategy has been to shift to a greater use of natural gas. If trends continue as projected, Europe's dependence on Russia as a supplier is likely to grow. This report focuses on potential approaches that Europe might employ to diversify its sources of natural gas supply, and Russia's role, as well as identifying some of the issues hindering efforts to develop alternative suppliers of natural gas. The report assesses the potential suppliers of natural gas to Europe and the short- to medium-term hurdles needed to be overcome for those suppliers to be credible, long-term providers of natural gas to Europe. The report looks at North Africa, probably the most realistic supply alternative in the near-term, but notes that the region will have to resolve its current political and economic instability as well as the internal structural changes to the natural gas industry. Central Asia, which may have the greatest amounts of natural gas, would need to construct lengthy pipelines through multiple countries to move its natural gas to Europe
The U.S.-Canada energy relationship : joined at the well by Paul W Parfomak( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The United States and Canada, while independent countries, effectively comprise a single integrated market for petroleum and natural gas. Canada is the single largest foreign supplier of petroleum products and natural gas to the United States -- and the United States is the dominant consumer of Canada's energy exports. The value of the petroleum and natural gas trade between the two countries totaled nearly $100 billion in 2010, helping to promote general economic growth and directly support thousands of energy industry and related jobs on both sides of the border. Increased energy trade between the United States and Canada -- a stable, friendly neighbor -- is viewed by many as a major contributor to U.S. energy security. The U.S.-Canada energy relationship is increasingly complex, however, and is undergoing fundamental change, particularly in the petroleum and natural gas sectors. Traditionally, the energy trade between the United States and Canada, while intertwined, has been uncomplicated -- taking the form of a steadily growing southward flow of crude oil and natural gas to markets in the U.S. Midwest and Northeast. But recent developments have greatly complicated that energy relationship creating new competition and interconnections. Consequently, while energy policies in one country have always inevitably affected the other, their cross-cutting effects in the future may not be widely understood and, in some cases, may be largely unanticipated. How such scenarios could play out in reality is open to debate, but they illustrate the tangled web policymakers in both countries must navigate as they consider future energy, environmental, and transportation decisions
Against war with iraq : an anti-war primer by Barbara Olshansky( file )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Despite public outcry at home and international opposition abroad, the Bush Administration deployed troops and invested millions in preparation for a massive military assault on Iraq. In this Open Media Series special edition, three legal scholars from the Center for Constitutional Rights argue persuasively that the looming war against Iraq is both unnecessary for national security, and illegal. Against War with Iraq describes the high cost of the US war in Iraq in terms of human life, as well as the economic and political havoc it will trigger. A timely and much needed anti-war primer, Against War with Iraq contains the core facts and analysis needed to understand the issues and become an effective advocate against hawkish U.S. foreign policy
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Michael Ratner American legal scholar
Michael Ratner Amerikaans advocaat (1943-2016)
Ratner, Mike 1943-
Ratner, Mike 1943-2016
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