Jeanne Mirer

Jeanne Mirer, who practices labor and employment law in New York, is president of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 6:23am
Killing Civilians to Protect Civilians in Syria
The drums of war are beating again. The Obama administration will reportedly launch a military strike to punish Syria’s Assad government for its alleged use of chemical weapons.
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Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 10:39am
The Struggle Continues: Seeking Compensation for Vietnamese Agent Orange Victims, 52 Years On
Today marks the 52nd anniversary of the start of the chemical warfare program in Vietnam, a long time with NO sufficient remedial action by the U.S. government. One of the most shameful legacies of the American War against Vietnam, Agent Orange continues to poison Vietnam and the people exposed to the chemicals, as well as their offspring.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 8:09am
Make Obama Do It
President Obama declared in his victory address on election night, “Democracy in a nation of 300 million can be noisy and messy and complicated . . . We want our children to live in an America that isn’t burdened by debt, that isn’t weakened by inequality, that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.” Those were powerful words. But they must be followed with action.
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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 1:42pm
51 Years After the Chemical War Began in Vietnam, Be Silent, Then Take Action
There are images from the U.S. War against Vietnam that have been indelibly imprinted on the minds of Americans who lived through it. One is the naked napalm-burned girl running from her village with flesh hanging off her body. Another is a photo of the piles of bodies from the My Lai massacre, where U.S. troops executed 504 civilians in a small village. Then there is the photograph of the silent scream of a woman student leaning over the body of her dead friend at Kent State University whose only crime was protesting the bombing of Cambodia in 1970.
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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 7:30am
Killer Drone Attacks Illegal, Counter-Productive
The Bush administration detained and tortured suspected militants; the Obama administration assassinates them. Both practices not only visit more hatred upon the United States; they are also illegal. Our laws and treaties prohibit torture. The Constitution forbids the government from depriving any person of life without due process of law; that is, arrest and fair trial.
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Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 8:33am
Lost in the Debt Ceiling Debate: The Legal Duty to Create Jobs
The debate about the debt ceiling should have been a conversation about how to create jobs. It is time for progressives to remind the government that it has a legal duty to create jobs, and must act immediately – if not through Congress, then through the Federal Reserve.
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