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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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NLG Palestine Subcommittee supports UAW 2865 BDS resolution

December 4, 2014

The Palestine Subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild expresses its support for the resolution on boycott, divestment and sanctions ("BDS") being considered by UAW Local 2865, the graduate student workers' union at the University of California....

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New report by NLG Palestine delegation shines a light on political prisoners in Israeli jails

December 1, 2014

"Prisoners of Injustice," released today, is a new report that summarizes the findings and experiences of the May 2014 National Lawyers Guild delegation to Palestine examining the conditions and situation of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails....

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NLG files amicus brief requesting freedom for Rasmea Odeh pending sentencing


November 23, 2014

DETROIT--The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has filed a motion to be admitted as amicus curiae in the case of Rasmea Odeh, to support the request by Rasmea Odeh’s attorneys that the Court reconsider its decision to deny her bond pending sentencing on March 12, 2015....

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NLG Cuba Subcommittee Chairman's Response to NYT Article:"A Prisoner Swap with Cuba"

November 6, 2014

By Arthur Heitzer

November 12, 2014

To the Editor:

Your Nov. 3 editorial "A Prisoner Swap With Cuba" presented a reasonable resolution to a major obstacle in normalizing United States relations with Cuba, but did not mention some key facts.

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NY Times:A Prisoner Swap With Cuba

November 2, 2014

By The Editorial Board

November 12, 2014

Nearly five years ago, authorities in Cuba arrested an American government subcontractor, Alan Gross, who was working on a secretive program to expand Internet access on the island. At a time when a growing number of officials in Washington and Havana are eager to start normalizing relations, Mr. Gross’s continued imprisonment has become the chief obstacle to a diplomatic breakthrough....

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