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by Ellen Ray,Anthony Lewis,Michael Ratner

  • ISBN: 1931498644
  • Category: Politics
  • Author: Ellen Ray,Anthony Lewis,Michael Ratner
  • Subcategory: Politics & Government
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing (June 30, 2004)
  • Pages: 184 pages
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Guantánamo also includes the essay 'A president beyond the law' by Anthony Lewis.

Guantánamo also includes the essay 'A president beyond the law' by Anthony Lewis. and international law.

This book consists of interviews of Michael Ratner, President of the Center for Constitutional Rights, by writer Ellen Ray, plus relevant UN and other documents. With the exception of those on the payroll of the United States Government, Michael Ratner (with staff he directs at the Center for Constitutional Rights and volunteer lawyers he assembled) knows more about Guantánamo than anyone. The book is a quick read at 93 pages of text. For those who have grown up believing that the rule of law is central to our democracy, it is a chilling read.

Gathered together for the first time, Guantánamo: What the World Should Know includes the governmental .

Gathered together for the first time, Guantánamo: What the World Should Know includes the governmental memoranda that led to the conditions at the Naval Station at Guantánamo Bay, Abu Ghraib and beyond. and international law undertaken by the United States since 9–11. This book is a must-read for anyone concerned with the rule of law, liberty, democracy-and the right to dissent.

Mr Ratner and his colleagues at the CCR.

Mr Ratner and his colleagues at the CCR have the distinction of being the first Americans to mount a legal challenge of the Kafkaesque detention and interrogation facilities the Bush Administration uses at the US military base in Guantanamo, Cuba, to incarcerate suspects in the war on terror. This is a tight, well-organized book.

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Michael Ratner and Ellen Ray have collaborated to produce a highly readable "primer" on this disgraceful period in US. .This book consists of interviews of Michael Ratner, President of the Center for Constitutional Rights, by writer Ellen Ray, plus relevant UN and other documents.

Michael Ratner and Ellen Ray have collaborated to produce a highly readable "primer" on this disgraceful period in US history. I used this book in my human rights courses.

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In the months following its initial release, Guantánamo: What the World Should Know has proved to be a disturbingly accurate account of the Bush administration's tangle with civil liberties and torture. Written by Michael Ratner (Center for Constitutional Rights President and co-consul on the case of Rasul v. Bush)and Ellen Ray (Institute for Media Analysis President), Guantánamo is the most authoritative documentation to date on President Bush's moves toward a network of detention centers--a system without accountability, which flouts U.S. and international law.

With a resource section that includes the Gonzales memo to President Bush and excerpts from the Geneva Conventions, Guantánamo provides strong evidence of Ratner explains how Gonzales and the Bush Administration are acting to radically alter America's historic commitment to civil and human rights, and why all Americans should resist what is being done in our name.

Gathered together for the first time, Guantánamo: What the World Should Know includes the governmental memoranda that led to the conditions at the Naval Station at Guantánamo Bay, Abu Ghraib and beyond.

Ratner and Ray give the definitive account of what led to the current conditions at Guantánamo and the importance of continuing to fight against the violations of U.S. and international law undertaken by the United States since 9-11. This book is a must-read for anyone concerned with the rule of law, liberty, democracy--and the right to dissent.

Guantánamo also includes the essay 'A president beyond the law' by Anthony Lewis.


Reviews about Guantanamo: What the World Should Know (7):
Kecq
Do you want to know what really happens, what is done in your name at Guantanamo military base in Cuba? Then get this book and prepare to be disgusted,offended, and outraged by what your heroes are doing, what your elected officials are doing to uncharged and untried human beings in Cuba. Acts that were similar to deeds done at Russian gulags, in Nazi prison camps and other vile places are still being committed to this very day. Unamerican acts done to nonamericans by americans on foreign soil is most vile and odious. Your taxes support this, your silence condones this and your ignorance insures that that the 171 tortured souls will continue to suffer the most base defilement's until you do something about it. You cant do anything about it until you learn what is being done, in your name. Buy this book, learn, then teach others what you've learned and more important,do something about it by contacting your elected officials and demand that the prisoners be set free, that these people get an apology and compensation.
Nagor
Michael Ratner is very active in Bill-of-Rights cases. So anything he has to say about Guantanamo is going to be interesting from someone who has been involved in Cuba since the Haitian boat-llfts. The appendix gives the text of the lease and other documents. They are surprisingly short, so anyone can read them in one sitting. The US is doing exactly what it wants to do, and what it wants to do is pretty criminal.
Chankane
I was somewhat disappointed by the quality of the writing. There was quite a lot of repetition in both the questions and the answers, making for a book that was much longer than it needed to have been. However, the monstrous injustice that is Guantanamo is there, plain for all to see. If the world could punish the Nazis and the Japanese war criminals, the book does not phrase the question in so many words as to why Bush, Blair, Cheney and all their fellows remain free.
Fek
This book consists of interviews of Michael Ratner, President of the Center for Constitutional Rights, by writer Ellen Ray, plus relevant UN and other documents. Ratner was co-counsel in Rasul v Bush, which the New York Times called "the most important civil rights case in half a century" because on 28 June 2004 the Supreme Court ruled against President Bush that the US military could not hold what it called `enemy combatants' indefinitely, without charge and without access to legal representation. The Court ruled that the prisoners had the right to challenge their detentions in civilian courts.

The Bush government then set up `combatant status review tribunals', supposedly to decide whether the detainees had been correctly designated as enemy combatants and therefore were being rightfully detained according to the laws of combat. However, the administration breached the Supreme Court's ruling that the prisoners had the right to challenge their detentions in civilian courts, since all the tribunals' members are military officers.

Guantanamo is `an interrogation camp', which is flatly illegal, under US and international law. It harks back to Stuart Britain's offshore penal colonies which were beyond the reach of law, forms of executive imprisonment which the 1679 Habeas Corpus Act made illegal. The US detention centres in Iraq, Afghanistan and Diego Garcia and on board US aircraft carriers are modern Devil's Islands.

The International Committee of the Red Cross has reported that US forces had inflicted on the 550 prisoners illegally held at Guantanamo Bay psychological and physical coercion that was `tantamount to torture'. It said, "the construction of such a system, whose stated purpose is the production of intelligence, cannot be considered other than an intentional system of cruel, unusual and degrading treatment and a form of torture." At least three children, between 11 and 13, were held at Guantanamo; some are still there today.

The British state is guilty of collaboration and connivance with these illegal US state actions. British courts, like US courts, are using as evidence statements made under duress and torture in these US-run camps, thereby condoning the use of torture.
Mojind
With the exception of those on the payroll of the United States Government, Michael Ratner (with staff he directs at the Center for Constitutional Rights and volunteer lawyers he assembled) knows more about Guantánamo than anyone.

The book is a quick read at 93 pages of text.

For those who have grown up believing that the rule of law is central to our democracy, it is a chilling read.

Published in mid-2004 it reviews a broad array of the issues which had arisen as of that time and which continue to inform the realities on the ground at Gitmo today. It provides a careful analysis of the ways in which "rule by executive fiat" deviated from the U.S. Constitution, the entirety of the Anglo-American legal tradition, the Geneva Conventions, and international law.

He discusses how a great percentage of persons were selected to be prisoners at Guantánamo, a great many by bounty hunters capturing persons far from any battlefield, the bounties paid for by U.S. tax dollars. He discusses extraordinary rendition of prisoners rendered to countries known to torture, the "outsourcing" of torture.

He recounts the abuse and torture suffered meted out to those interrogated at Guantánamo and links the methods used there to those later made infamous by the exposé of interrogations at Abu Ghraib.

The more serious reader will appreciate the 66-pages of primary source documents collected in the appendix covering a broad range of topics from the original lease of Guantánamo from the Cuba to relevant parts of Geneva Conventions to a series of memoranda issued by various departments of the executive branch which framed some of the major issues that the detentions at Guantánamo present for our country.

For anyone concerned about the state of our democracy, this is an important book.

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