Friday, February 20, 2015

[SDCPJ] Reminder: Sunday, Feb 22, 3pm - Drones and Targeted Killing - Marjorie Cohn




-please forward widely-
Sunday, February 22, 2015, 3 pm

Join Marjorie Cohn for a book signing and discussion of her new book,
Drones and Targeted Killing.
at the Peace Resource Center
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego 92105

The Bush administration detained and tortured suspected terrorists; the Obama administration assassinates them. Assassination, or targeted killing, off the battlefield not only causes more resentment against the United States, it is also illegal.

In this interdisciplinary collection, human rights and political activists, policy analysts, lawyers and legal scholars, a philosopher, a journalist, and a sociologist examine different aspects of the U.S. policy of targeted killing with drones and other methods.

It explores the legality, morality and geopolitical considerations of targeted killing and resulting civilian casualties, and evaluates the impact on relations between the United States and affected countries.

The book includes the documentation of civilian casualties by the leading non-governmental organization in this area; stories of civilians victimized by drones; an analysis of the first U.S. targeted killing lawsuit by the lawyer who brought the case; a discussion of the targeted killing cases in Israel by the director of PCATI which filed one of the lawsuits; the domestic use of drones; and the immorality of drones using Just War principles.

Contributors include: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Phyllis Bennis, Medea Benjamin, Marjorie Cohn, Richard Falk, Tom Hayden, Pardiss Kebriaei, Jane Mayer, Ishai Menuchin, Jeanne Mirer, John Quigley, Dr. Tom Reifer, Alice Ross, Jay Stanley, and Harry Van der Linden.

Marjorie Cohn is a former president of the National Lawyers Guild. She lectures throughout the world on international human rights and U.S. foreign policy. A news consultant for CBS News and a legal analyst for Court TV, she also provides legal and political commentary on BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, Air America and Pacifica Radio. She is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Veterans for Peace.

Sponsored by the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice, the Peace Resource Center, Veterans for Peace, and the National Lawyers Guild
Contact us at info@sdcpj.org or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/695466543900602/

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