- President of the National Lawyers Guild
- Calls the U.S. a racist nation
- After 9/11, she stated, "As a sign that the United States has learned something from the bombing of a civilian city, the U.S. should immediately stop its almost daily bombardment of Iraq."
See also: National Lawyers Guild
On October 20, 2006, Marjorie Cohn was named President of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), which was founded in 1936 by the Communist Party and its fellow-traveling allies. Throughout the Cold War era, the NLG consistently embraced a pro-Soviet agenda while categorically condemning American foreign and domestic policies. Today the NLG is an organization with more than 8,000 members, chapters in every major U.S. city, and tens of thousands of active supporters worldwide. The NLG is currently working to weaken American national security by supporting the open borders movement, and by opposing the anti-terrorist provisions of the Patriot Act on the grounds that they violate “free speech.”
Just after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Cohn stated, “No nation has attacked the United States. . . . As a sign that the United States has learned something from the bombing of a civilian city, the U.S. should immediately stop its almost daily bombardment of Iraq.”
In May 2004, Cohn wrote about America’s alleged racist propensity to mistreat and torture the human race in every region of the earth. “U.S. soldiers who fought in Vietnam,” wrote Cohn, “were trained to think of the North Vietnamese as ‘gooks.’ The objectification of the non-white enemy made it more palatable to kill and abuse them. American troops and mercenaries in Iraq likewise objectified their Iraqi prisoners when they sexually abused and sadistically humiliated them in the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. . . . The tortured Iraqi prisoners would have a cause of action in U.S. courts under the War Crimes Act of 1996, which provides for life imprisonment for members of U.S. armed forces or U.S. nationals who commit war crimes. . . . The utter disdain the Bush administration has shown for the human rights of its prisoners and the rule of law belies Bush’s claims that he stands for human dignity and freedom. The U.S. government aimed to win the ‘hearts and minds’ of the Vietnamese people as it rained bombs down on them. It will be no more successful at winning the hearts of minds of the Iraqis, as it bombards Fallujah to avenge the deaths of four mercenaries, and its troops and mercenaries torture Iraqi prisoners.”