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NLG Delegation to Bolivia issues report on elections one day before Morales' inauguration

January 20, 2015

A delegation from the National Lawyers Guild spent ten days in Bolivia in October 2014 observing the presidential and legislative elections and studying the context in which they were taking place. The report of that delegation is being released today, January 20, one day before the inauguration of President Evo Morales, for his second term as President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia....

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Open Letter: Terminate US-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement

January 21, 2015

The National Lawyers Guild International Committee is a signatory of the following open letter to Philippines President Benigno Simeon Aquino III and U.S. President Barack Obama, calling for an end to the Visiting Forces Agreement between the U.S. and the Philippines....

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Attack First, Kill First and Claim Self-Defense

Palestine Subcommittee Submission to United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict

By James Marc Leas

January 19, 2015

The Palestine Subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild submitted a paper, written by James Marc Leas, to the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict. The submission sharply rejects Israeli claims of "self-defense" related to the 2014 attack on Gaza, noting that "both facts and law refute the Israeli and US self-defense claims," and that "self-defense is inapplicable to an occupying power", rejecting all attempts by Israeli government or military officials to enjoy impunity based on "self-defense" claims....

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Jan. 27: Conference Call- Colombia's Peace Negotiations in Havana: What's Happening and Next Steps

January 19, 2015

The National Lawyers Guild International Committee and Task Force on the Americas are pleased to present an, informational conference call with Mark Burton, who traveled to Havana in October to meet with the Colombian peace talks negotiators....

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NLG annual Labor and Employment delegation to Cuba: February 28-March 8, 2015

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December 23, 2014

The National Lawyers Guild Labor & Employment Committee serves as program consultant to Marazul Charters, a licensed travel service provider, on an annual research program in Cuba. The program consists of an international conference and a professional research program....

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NLG Applauds Release of Remaining Cuban Five

Urges US to Respect Political Asylum Status of Assata Shakur in Light of Plans for Renewed US-Cuba Relations

December 19, 2014

NEW YORK -- The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) welcomes the December 17 release of the remaining members of the Cuban Five, Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero after serving 16 years in US prisons....

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New sanctions threatened against Venezuela: 2 NLG op-eds speak out

December 18, 2014

The following two op-eds, by NLG members Lauren Carasik and Dan Kovalik, ran today in Al Jazeera America and the Huffington Post, speaking out against the threat of new sanctions against Venezuela by the US government:...

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United Nations should Honor Human Rights Day with Amends to Haitian Cholera Victims

December 10, 2014

The National Lawyers Guild is one of the signatories to this letter, sent today to the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, urging the United Nations to stop obstructing justice and remedies for Haitian cholera victims....

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