Marjorie Cohn / TruthdigMay 16, 2016
The human rights lawyer “knew that when you sue the powerful, you will often lose,” The Nation wrote. “But he also understood that such suits could prompt political action, and that … was often more important in achieving justice than the litigation itself.” Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 13, 2016
The lawyer and human rights crusader, who died Wednesday, spoke on Truthdig Radio in 2013. To honor Ratner, we are reposting the audio of that interview. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigMar 16, 2015
Monday marks the 1,000th day WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has spent in political asylum inside Ecuador’s embassy in London, fearing extradition to the United States. On “Democracy Now!" his attorney Michael Ratner (pictured here) discusses whether Swedish prosecutors could be giving Assange a way out. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigFeb 22, 2014
Julian Assange's attorney comments on documents reported about on Glenn Greenwald's new investigative site showing that U.S. officials sought to get governments worldwide to agree to prosecute Assange, that the British intelligence agency has a program to identify computers used to search for the whistle-blowing publisher WikiLeaks, and more. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Peter Z. Scheer / TruthdigNov 13, 2013
Mairead Maguire, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for her work in Northern Ireland, has visited Julian Assange and written a condemnation of his asylum -- which is effectively a house arrest -- for the "crime of being a journalist who told the truth." Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 20, 2013
This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Julian Assange's attorney, Michael Ratner, has a front seat to history. Also: Is this the golden age of the black quarterback? And a feminist explains why women can love Eminem. Plus: Robert Scheer on the pope. Dig deeper
Staff / TruthdigSep 6, 2013
This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Juan Cole pokes holes in the case for bombing Syria; WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner; "ghetto tracker"; and Exxon's gay shame. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigMay 30, 2013
Julian Assange told "Democracy Now!" on Wednesday that the Pentagon and the Obama administration are going after "bright young men, determined, courageous and moral," like Jeremy Hammond, who pleaded guilty this week to hacking private intelligence firm Stratfor, the FBI and other institutions. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigAug 16, 2012
Michael Ratner, legal adviser to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, applauds Ecuador for standing up to two of the world’s most powerful countries, the United States and the United Kingdom, and says those countries will break international law under the U.N. Refugee Convention if they prevent Assange from accepting asylum in Ecuador. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 1, 2012
Internal emails disclosed by Anonymous and WikiLeaks suggest that Stratfor, a private intelligence firm working with the U.S. Justice Department, has information about a confidential “sealed indictment” for the arraignment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Internal emails disclosed by Anonymous and WikiLeaks suggest that Stratfor, a private intelligence firm, has information about a “sealed indictment” for the arraignment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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