Shows featuring David Cole

  • Supreme Court to Take Up PATRIOT Act with Review of Case on Humanitarian Assistance to Groups on Terror List Supreme-court-web
    In its first-ever review of the PATRIOT Act, the Supreme Court has announced it will decide the constitutionality of a controversial anti-terrorism law that makes it a crime to give any form of aid, including humanitarian assistance, to groups on the State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations. The...
    October 01, 2009 | Story
  • David Cole on "The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable" Temp-image_1_148
    Legal scholar and attorney David Cole looks at the story behind the infamous Bush administration torture memos. Cole argues the memos show that the United States government’s top attorneys were instrumental in rationalizing acts of torture and cruelty, employing chillingly twisted logic and Orwellian reasoning to authorize what the law absolutely forbids. [includes rush transcript]
    September 15, 2009 | Story
  • Bush Admin Prosecution of Largest Muslim Charity in U.S. Ends in Mistrial Coledweb
    The now-defunct Holy Land Foundation was once the largest Muslim charity in the United States. It collected donations for local committees providing humanitarian aid in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The government had accused it of providing "material support" to a foreign terrorist organization. But jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict, and the U.S. district judge declared a...
    October 24, 2007 | Story
  • Testifying Before Congress, Rendition Victim Maher Arar Gets Apology from Bipartisan Lawmakers but None from White House Ararmweb
    A bipartisan group of congressmembers have personally apologized to Maher Arar, the Canadian citizen seized by U.S. officials, secretly flown to Syria, where he was tortured. Arar testified last week before a House panel, the first time he has had a chance to tell his story to U.S. lawmakers. But he couldn’t testify in person. Even though the Canadian government has cleared his name, Arar...
    October 24, 2007 | Story
  • As Nation Marks Sixth 9/11 Anniversary, a Look at "Why America Is Losing the War on Terror" Coleweb
    Today marks the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. In the aftermath of the attacks, the Bush administration launched the so-called "war on terror." Is the world a safer place as a result? We speak with Georgetown law professor David Cole, co-author of "Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror." [includes rush...
    September 11, 2007 | Story
  • Why We Fight: New Film Takes a Hard Look at the American War Machine From World War II to Iraq Whywefight_240
    A new film opening in theaters nationwide Friday takes a look at the American war machine over the past half century. "Why We Fight" looks at conflicts from World War II right up to the current war in Iraq to examine the political, economic and ideological reasons that drive American war policy. We play excerpts from the film and speak with award-winning director Eugene Jarecki....
    February 10, 2006 | Story
  • MONTSERRAT VOLCANO
    The Soufriere Hills volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat continues to smolder. But while scientists worry about a possible massive eruption, Caribbean and British politicians are trying to deal with a political crisis that has emerged from the burst of ash and lava from the fiery mountain.
    August 28, 1997 | Story
  • HAWAII
    Volcano is the Hawaiian village, situated between Kilaueea and Mauna Loa, where author and poet Garrett Hongo was born. It is a "chunk of the sublime" — as he calls it — that he lost at the age of six when his parents moved to Los Angeles. And Volcano is where Hongo returned as a young man to reclaim its dreamlike landscape of fern forests and lava tubes. It is also the...
    August 28, 1997 | Story
  • CAMBODIA
    New Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen this past weekend invited international scrutiny of his regime’s human rights record and pledged to hold a free and fair general election at an unspecified date.
    July 15, 1997 | Story