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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/ . .
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
(10 comments) SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
SHARE 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.
SHARE 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.