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Marjorie Cohn is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, deputy secretary general of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, and a member of the National Advisory Board of Veterans for Peace. Her most recent book is Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues. See http://marjoriecohn.com/ . .

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Joe Biden, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 11, 2021
Biden Tells Supreme Court That Publicly Documented Torture Is a State Secret The torture of Abu Zubaydah is thoroughly documented in the 2014 report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. In fact, several of the justices at the October 6 Supreme Court oral argument in United States v. Zubaydah referred to his treatment as "torture."
Protest against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 2, 2021
As Biden Threatens More War, Don't Forget the Afghanistan Invasion Was Illegal The illegal invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and resultant "war on terror" led to the commission of war crimes including torture and targeting civilians.
FOR 45 months, this is what Daniel  
Hale will see., From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Drone Whistleblower Gets 45 Months in Prison for Revealing Ongoing US War Crimes On July 27, a federal district court judge in Alexandria, Virginia, sentenced former U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst Daniel Hale to 45 months in prison for revealing evidence of U.S. war crimes.
Joe Biden, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 20, 2021
If Biden Wants to "Stand With the Cuban People," He Can Ease the Cruel Blockade The corporate media have been bashing the Cuban government in response to the recent protests in Cuba, while President Joe Biden claims, "We stand with the Cuban people." But they ignore or minimize the leading cause of economic suffering in Cuba: the U.S.'s illegal and punishing economic blockade that Biden has left in place.
FREE JULIAN ASSANGE, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Free Press Advocates Call on Biden to Dismiss Trump's Appeal Against Assange The admissions of Thordarson -- that he lied about Assange being a hacker -- threatens to unravel the government's case. "The factual basis for this case has completely fallen apart," Assange attorney Jennifer Robinson said.
Protest against police violence, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 6, 2021
UN Report Calls for Reparations for Victims of Systemic Racist Police Violence Bachelet's report is a powerful call to arms to states around the world to dismantle systemic racism against Africans and people of African descent. Activists as well as legislators must use it to effect real change and dismantle systemic racism.
US Supreme Court, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 3, 2021
Supreme Court Drives a Stake Through the Heart of the Voting Rights Act The Supreme Court construed what was left of the historic Voting Rights Act (VRA) to uphold two Arizona voter suppression laws that civil rights organizations had challenged for disproportionately burdening voters of color.
Save Gaza Now, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 20, 2021
Israel Isn't Entitled to "Self-Defense" Against the People Under Its Occupation As Israel continues to pummel the Palestinian people with bombs and artillery shot into Gaza from troops amassed along its borders in preparation for a ground invasion the Biden administration has reaffirmed its unwavering support for Israel's war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Palestinians.
US-Mexixo border fence, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 7, 2021
US-Made Border Crisis Persists Despite Biden's About-Face on Refugee Cap This week's news of the Biden-Harris administration's about-face on U.S. refugee policy was a win for all the progressive forces that have been pressuring Biden to discontinue Trump's egregiously low cap on the number of refugees accepted each year.
Supreme Court, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 17, 2021
The Supreme Court Is Also to Blame for Daunte Wright's Death When Kimberly Potter shot and killed Wright, her act whether intentional or accidental was also grounded in the same sort of racism manifested by police officers throughout the United States.
George Floyd Memorial, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 3, 2021
Calling Chauvin a "Bad Apple" Denies Systemic Nature of Racist Police Violence This is not simply the story of one "rogue cop." It is a window into the anti-Black violence perpetrated routinely by police in this country, as part of a brutal and racist system.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Trump's Frivolous First Amendment Defense Won't Shield Him in a Criminal Case At his impeachment trial for inciting insurrection, Donald Trump's lawyers claimed that Trump's exhortations to his followers before the attack on the Capitol were protected free speech under the First Amendment.
George Floyd Memorial, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 28, 2021
George Floyd "Narrated His Death," Says Attorney at International Inquiry Testimony elicited at the hearings exposes two systems of justice -- one for whites and one for Blacks.
Gwen Carr, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 25, 2021
Eric Garner's Mother Says We Must Push for Justice That Her Son Didn't Receive There isn't an African American in America that either hasn't had a close friend or relative brutalized or themselves been brutalized [by the police].
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 17, 2021
Yes, Trump Can Be Convicted by the Senate After January 20 Now that the House of Representatives has impeached Donald Trump for Incitement of Insurrection, he will stand trial in the Senate. In light of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's refusal to hold the trial before January 20, the question arises whether Trump can be tried after he leaves office.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 1, 2021
Civil Rights Groups Fight Back Against Georgia's Voter Purges The importance of the January 5 Senate runoff elections in Georgia cannot be overestimated. They will determine which party controls the Senate, with vast ramifications for economic policy, climate change, workers' rights, immigrants' rights, judicial nominees, and much more.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 23, 2020
After Trump Blocked UN Inquiry of Racist Violence, NGOs Are Conducting Their Own Shortly after the public lynching of George Floyd, the U.S. Human Rights Network and the ACLU organized an international coalition of more than 600 organizations and individuals to urge the United Nations Human Rights Council to convene a commission of inquiry to investigate systemic racism and police brutality in the United States.
Donald Trump, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Trump's Support for Israel's Killing of Iranian Scientist Could Lead to War In the weeks remaining before Joe Biden's inauguration, Donald Trump is taking actions including aiding and abetting murder to prevent his successor from pursuing diplomacy with Iran.
Joe Biden, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 23, 2020
Biden's Victory Does Not Guarantee a Progressive Agenda. We Must Fight for It. Progressives played a pivotal role in delivering the presidency to Biden and several congressional races to Democrats as well as turning Georgia and Arizona blue. Now progressives must hold Biden's feet to the fire and demand that he govern for the 99 percent and not the 1 percent
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Trump's Frivolous Lawsuits Are the Tip of the Iceberg in His Refusal to Concede As masses of people poured into the streets to celebrate the end of Donald Trump's fascist rule, the lame duck president's lawyers were filing frivolous lawsuits in an attempt to nullify Joe Biden's victory. But none of these suits, even if successful, would change the results of the election.

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