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Law and Disorder July 18, 2005

World Tribunal on Iraq

The World Tribunal on Iraq investigated various issues on Iraq including the legality of the war, the role of the United Nations, war crimes and the role of the media, as well as the destruction of the cultural sites and the environment.

Guest – Barbara Olshansky with the Center for Constitutional Rights. We talk with Barbara and listen to her speech at the World Tribunal.


L.A. Eight – Criminalizing Dissent

The U.S. Justice Department retro-activates the Patriot Act on a case nearly 20 years old.

Guest – Lenny Weinglass – Weinglass has been involved in liberal and radical causes since his graduation from Yale Law School in 1958. He has been co-chair of the left-leaning National Lawyer’s Guild. He also represents the L.A. 8


Material Support Provision

ACLU/Human Rights Watch, Attorney Anjana Malhotra Read Anjana’s Report “Witness to Abuse

Anjana talks about her extensive 2 year research effort focusing into how the Department of Justice has gotten away with locking up nearly 70 Muslim men it has considered terrorist suspects even though there is no probable cause to arrest them. Malhotra also describes how she was under overt FBI surveillance.


Caught In A Wide Net

After Nearly 50 Days in U.S. Military Custody, Cyrus Kar American Citizen/Los Angleles Filmmaker was finally released. Guest – Attorney Ben Wizner with the ACLU talks about the case, he represented Cyrus Kar. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against top U.S. government officials on behalf of the family of an American citizen detained indefinitely in Iraq for nearly two months without charge or access to his family or a lawyer, demanding that the man be released and returned to his home in Los Angeles. Hear attorney Ben Wizner with the ACLU talk about the case, he represented Cyrus Kar.


Civil Liberties Activists Demand Due Process for Guantanamo Detainees Protest (July 4th Herald Square) Audio Collage

Law and Disorder July 4, 2005

Flag Desecration Update

Guest – Gary May, a highly decorated former Marine who lost both of his legs during combat in Vietnam, serves as the Chairman of Veterans Defending the Bill of Rights, a coalition of veterans who oppose the proposed flag amendment.


Guantanamo Update

Co-Host Attorney Michael Ratner discusses the latest action protesting Guantanamo detentions in Cuba


The National Security State

A term coined by Guest Michael Avery, former president of the National Lawyer’s Guild, Avery describes the many ways a citizen’s privacy is easily breached on several fronts in the United States.


Book Review

David S. Reynolds – Author of “John Brown, Abolitionist : The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights.”

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