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Marjorie Cohn: The Perfect Storm

Thursday, 27 April 2006, 1:17 pm | Marjorie Cohn

Since September 11, 2001, George W. Bush has made "the war on terror" the centerpiece of his policy. He uses this mantra to justify his wars on Afghanistan and Iraq, his warrantless surveillance of American citizens, and his escalating threats against ... More >>

Marjorie Cohn: The New Civil Rights Movement

Monday, 3 April 2006, 11:51 am | Marjorie Cohn

In a wave of mass protest not seen since the 1960s, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets to demand justice for the undocumented. An unprecedented alliance between labor unions, immigrant support groups, churches, and Spanish-language ... More >>

Marjorie Cohn: Supremes Consider Kangaroo Courts

Wednesday, 29 March 2006, 12:58 am | Marjorie Cohn

Today the Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in the most significant case to date on the limits of George W. Bush's authority in his "war on terror." In the first two cases it heard, the high court reined in Bush for his unprecedented assertion ... More >>

Marjorie Cohn: Israel, al Qaeda and Iran

Friday, 24 March 2006, 1:58 pm | Marjorie Cohn

Since George W. Bush gave his "axis of evil" speech, he invaded Iraq, changed its regime, and created a quagmire reminiscent of Vietnam. His administration is now sending clear signals that Iran is next in line for regime change. The raison d'être: ... More >>

Marjorie Cohn: Bushies in Wonderland

Tuesday, 21 March 2006, 11:10 am | Marjorie Cohn

On May 1, 2003, George W. Bush swaggered across an aircraft carrier deck and declared "Mission Accomplished." Yesterday, his proclamation was a little more understated. He said it marked "the third anniversary of the beginning of the liberation of Iraq," ... More >>

Marjorie Cohn: War Crimes - Goose and Gander

Tuesday, 14 March 2006, 10:42 am | Marjorie Cohn

Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was found dead in his jail cell at The Hague Saturday. Since 2001, he had been on trial for genocide in Bosnia, and war crimes and crimes against humanity in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo. Although many have ... More >>

Marjorie Cohn: Human Rights Hypocrisy

Tuesday, 28 February 2006, 12:52 am | Marjorie Cohn

Last week, the President of the United Nations General Assembly announced a new proposal to revamp the UN Human Rights Commission and rename it the UN Human Rights Council. The product of months of negotiations between the 53 member nations of the Commission, ... More >>

US Force-Feeding Prisoners in Torture Camp

Tuesday, 21 February 2006, 1:10 pm | Marjorie Cohn

Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Commission reported that the violent force-feeding of detainees by the US military at its Guantánamo prison camp amounts to torture. More >>

Marjorie Cohn: Spinning Fear

Tuesday, 14 February 2006, 10:43 am | Marjorie Cohn

During the 1950s, our government succumbed to the fear of Communism hyped by Senator Joseph McCarthy. People lost their jobs, lives were ruined, and many committed suicide in response to the "red scare." Fear pervaded every facet of life, leading neighbors ... More >>

Cohn: Bush Mouthpiece Defends Illegal Spying

Wednesday, 8 February 2006, 1:45 pm | Marjorie Cohn

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was called before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday to explain why George W. Bush's program of warrantless spying on Americans is lawful. More >>

Marjorie Cohn: Alito Threatens Dr. King's Dream

Tuesday, 17 January 2006, 11:49 am | Marjorie Cohn

During his confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court, Samuel Alito Jr. pledged allegiance to the principle of one man-one vote and denied he was a bigot. It is astonishing that these issues even entered our national discourse in 2006. But it ... More >>

Alito Sounds Death Knell for Individual Rights

Wednesday, 11 January 2006, 11:26 am | Marjorie Cohn

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee began its confirmation hearings on the nomination of Samuel Alito for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Alito is no John Roberts. Whereas Roberts had barely been a judge for two years when Bush nominated ... More >>

Clinton Jencks, Legendary Labor Organizer, Dies

Friday, 30 December 2005, 1:09 pm | Marjorie Cohn

Clinton Jencks, Legendary Labor Organizer, Dies By Marjorie Cohn t r u t h o u t | Perspective From: Wednesday 28 December 2005 More >>

Marjorie Cohn: Big Brother Bush Is Listening

Wednesday, 28 December 2005, 3:18 pm | Marjorie Cohn

In an assertion of executive power that rivals the excesses of the McCarthy era of the late 1940's and 1950's, and the dreaded COINTELPRO (counter-intelligence program) of the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's, George W. Bush's National Security Agency has been ... More >>

Marjorie Cohn: Bush Game on Padilla May Backfire

Tuesday, 29 November 2005, 3:22 pm | Marjorie Cohn

Once again, at the 11th hour, the Bush administration has pulled its punches in the case of Jose Padilla. Using an approach that more closely resembles a game of chess than a system of justice, Team Bush has altered its strategy, while seeking ... More >>

Graham Amendment Invokes Constitutional Crisis

Tuesday, 15 November 2005, 12:21 am | Marjorie Cohn

In blatant defiance of the Constitution's guarantees of Habeas Corpus and separation of powers, the Senate on Thursday approved the Graham Amendment to the Department of Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 49 to 42. Five Democrats joined all but ... More >>

The President & His Vice: Torturers' Puppetmaster

Tuesday, 8 November 2005, 12:33 am | Marjorie Cohn

The dots have finally been connected and the picture is not a pretty one. It is the face of the president of vice, Dick Cheney. The policies on the treatment of prisoners emanating from Cheney's office triggered the abuse and torture, according ... More >>

Bush Taps "Scalia-Lite" to Replace O'Connor

Wednesday, 2 November 2005, 11:25 am | Marjorie Cohn

On the day we honored Rosa Parks, Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, George W. Bush appointed a white male to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court. Evidently unable to find a woman or Latino sufficiently "qualified" to sit on the ... More >>

Cohn: Continuing in His Defiance of the Law

Wednesday, 19 October 2005, 12:30 am | Marjorie Cohn

Continuing in His Defiance of the Law By Marjorie Cohn t r u t h o u t | Perspective From: Tuesday 18 October 2005 More >>

Marjorie Cohn: Nobel Prize Slaps Bush Nuke Policy

Wednesday, 12 October 2005, 12:39 am | Marjorie Cohn

Last week, the International Atomic Energy Agency and its chief, Mohamed ElBaradei, won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons. The award was a slap at George W. Bush, who had pressed for ElBaradei's ... More >>





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