I now report back on my favorite human rights attorney (bar none), Stanley Cohen. I am here to put his name forward. A good place to start is his blog: Caged but Undaunted. Chris Hedges interviewed Stanley on RT last month and it’s posted at On Contact.
So what’s new? Attica lives, written 4 days ago, is. Here we have a retrospective from 2016 on the prison riot of 1971. This Friday, September 9, marks the 45th anniversary of the rebellion. Long penetrating read. Five stars.
You can tune in to @StanleyCohenLaw for live coverage and commentary first hand. I have not posted much on Twitter recently, but what I’ve written and recommended there is @billziegler1947.
Possession of a human soul is the resource Stanley uses to represent super marginalized people (like Palestinians) trapped by powers that still be. His clients are people who speak truth to power, I recommend that muchly.
The IRS is still a go-to place in the federal government for expedient rulings requested by other arms of the federal government. Their long arm searched for secreted funds but found nothing. That did not stop them from incarcerating Mr. Cohen in the Canaan PA prison-industrial facilities while they continued their search. By the way, they still haven’t found anything on him.
No one touches the thief with multiple billion dollar caches and über high-level positions. Think large in this environment and expect things to come your way, such as the Presidency.
The idea was to silence him. Instead they gave Stanley Cohen insight into the inside. His witness is invaluable for all of us out there who believe that justice is not deferrable in a human society.
To paraphrase Joe Friday “Just none of the facts ma’am, just none of the facts.”
Thanks for reading.
4 thoughts on “Chris Hedges Interviews Stanley Cohen”
Chris Hedges is great! Damn it Bill, I’d love to subscribe to your site here, but like a lot of people I can’t deal with white text on a black background, unfortunately – it just makes reading a very unpleasant experience for me, and as WordPress themselves point out.
Thank you more than I can express for your enormously useful suggestion, particularly as it’s my pet peeve too. Very fortunate that it’s easy to fix. Please let me know if the changes I am about to make *right now* are helpful. Ironically, my eyes are also sensitive to light, and just such irritants as white on black. Unfortunately white on black looks OK on this screen. Well enough on that. On with a repair 🙂
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Oh, I’m so glad you found my remark useful and not ungracious. The change makes such a huge difference, and as I read an awful lot online I think my eyes react very badly to suddenly encountering white text against black, so hence my strong aversion to it. Duly subscribed, Bill! 🙂
P.S. I may have caught the video interview on Truthdig – I’ll have a peep.