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The Targeted Assassination of Osama Bin Laden

Wednesday, 11 May 2011, 10:08 am | Marjorie Cohn

When he announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed by a Navy Seal team in Pakistan, President Barack Obama said, “Justice has been done.” Mr. Obama misused the word "justice" when he made that statement. He should have said, "Retaliation has been ... More >>

Marjorie Cohn: Let's Rally to Restore Peace

Tuesday, 2 November 2010, 5:28 pm | Marjorie Cohn

In their Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert effectively demonstrated how the media hypes fear. They brought out Kareem Abdul Jabbar to show that not all Muslims are terrorists. A couple of musical numbers dealt with the wars ... More >>

Torture Used to Link Saddam With 9/11

Monday, 27 April 2009, 9:14 am | Marjorie Cohn

When I testified last year before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties about Bush interrogation policies, Congressman Trent Franks (R-Arizona) stated that former CIA Director Michael Hayden ... More >>

Cheney Defies Prosecution for War Crimes

Monday, 22 December 2008, 12:03 pm | Marjorie Cohn

Dick Cheney has publicly confessed to ordering war crimes. Asked about waterboarding in an ABC News interview, Cheney replied, “I was aware of the program, certainly, and involved in helping get the process cleared.” He also said he still believes ... More >>

Obama Spells New Hope for Human Rights

Tuesday, 11 November 2008, 10:23 pm | Marjorie Cohn

Celebrations of Barack Obama's election as president of the United States erupted in countries around the world. From Europe to Africa to the Middle East, people were jubilant. After suffering though eight years of an administration that violated more ... More >>

Marjorie Cohn: A Palin Theocracy

Friday, 12 September 2008, 6:04 pm | Marjorie Cohn

John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate has invigorated a lackluster campaign. The media can't stop talking about her. Given McCain's age and state of health (his medical file was nearly 1,200 pages long), ... More >>

Marjorie Cohn: Injustice at Guantanamo

Wednesday, 20 February 2008, 10:16 am | Marjorie Cohn

Tortured Evidence: Injustice at Guantanamo By Marjorie Cohn t r u t h o u t | Friday 15 February 2008 http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/021908A.shtml More >>

Cheney Impeachment Traction in Judiciary Committee

Thursday, 24 January 2008, 8:40 am | Marjorie Cohn

Nine out of 23 Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee favor starting impeachment hearings against Vice-President Dick Cheney. Six of the nine are co-sponsors of H.R. 799, which contains three articles of impeachment. More >>

Michael Mukasey: Another Loyal Bushie

Wednesday, 24 October 2007, 12:55 am | Marjorie Cohn

The Michael Mukasey Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing has demonstrated that Mukasey cannot be relied upon to function independently as U.S. Attorney General. Nevertheless, Senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee seem so thrilled that Mukasey ... More >>

Post-9/11 Attack on Academic Freedom

Tuesday, 18 September 2007, 11:37 am | Marjorie Cohn

One week after renowned legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky was offered the position of dean of the new law school at the University of California at Irvine, Chancellor Michael Drake withdrew the offer, informing Duke Law Professor Chemerinsky he had ... More >>

Reining In an Out-of-Control Executive

Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 12:26 am | Marjorie Cohn

Our Founding Fathers created three separate but co-equal branches of government to check and balance each other so no one branch would become all powerful. Indeed, James Madison wrote in the Federalist Papers, "The preservation of liberty requires ... More >>

Marjorie Cohn: Spinning Suicide

Tuesday, 13 June 2006, 1:34 pm | Marjorie Cohn

Spinning Suicide By Marjorie Cohn t r u t h o u t | Perspective From: http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/061206J.shtml Thursday 21 July 2005 More >>

Marjorie Cohn: First Officer Publicly Resists War

Friday, 9 June 2006, 11:30 am | Marjorie Cohn

Yesterday, US Army First Lieutenant Ehren Watada became the first officer to publicly state his refusal to obey an order to deploy to Iraq. Lieutenant Watada said at a press conference in Tacoma, Washington, "The war in Iraq is in fact illegal. It is ... More >>

Marjorie Cohn: Stop the Beast

Tuesday, 6 June 2006, 5:05 pm | Marjorie Cohn

In an annual security conference on Saturday, Donald Rumsfeld assured the audience, "We don't intend to occupy [Iraq] for any period of time. Our troops would like to go home and they will go home." More >>

Marjorie Cohn: The Haditha Massacre

Wednesday, 31 May 2006, 12:15 am | Marjorie Cohn

On November 19, 2005, Marines from Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division based at Camp Pendleton allegedly killed 24 unarmed civilians in Haditha, Iraq, in a three to five hour rampage. One victim was a 76-year-old amputee ... More >>

Marjorie Cohn: The Hayden Charade

Tuesday, 23 May 2006, 1:11 pm | Marjorie Cohn

In his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, General Michael Hayden promised to promote autonomy and objectivity in the CIA if confirmed as its new director. Hayden assured the senators he would provide "hard-edged assessments" ... More >>

Marjorie Cohn: UN to US: Close Guantanamo

Monday, 22 May 2006, 1:37 pm | Marjorie Cohn

For the second time this year, a United Nations body has chastised the United States for its torture of prisoners and told it to close its prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In February, the UN Human Rights Commission criticized the US government for ... More >>

Marjorie Cohn: What Will It Take?

Wednesday, 17 May 2006, 12:46 am | Marjorie Cohn

Marjorie Cohn: What Will It Take? What Will It Take? By Marjorie Cohn t r u t h o u t | Perspective From: http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/051606J.shtml Tuesday 16 May 2006 Recent revelations indicate that the President of the United States continues ... More >>

Marjorie Cohn: Bush Setting up Attack on Iran

Tuesday, 9 May 2006, 12:02 am | Marjorie Cohn

Now that the mission - whatever it was - has not been accomplished in Iraq, Bush is setting up a potentially bigger disaster in Iran. Last month, Seymour Hersh revealed that the US military is making preparations for an attack on Iran. Recent events ... More >>

Marjorie Cohn: Moussaoui Jurors Choose Life

Monday, 8 May 2006, 11:39 am | Marjorie Cohn

The Bush administration's four-year crusade to kill Zacarias Moussaoui for whatever role he played in the September 11 attacks ended Wednesday when the jury declared Moussaoui will live. Seekers of vengeance are furious that the jury did not opt for ... More >>





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