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NLG joins open letter of US NGOs and citizens calling for retraction of Obama's executive order on Venezuela

April 3, 2015

New York, April 2, 2015 – In an Open Letter addressed to President Barack Obama, over 119 U.S. academics, activists and NGOs called on their head of state to rescind his Executive Order declaring Venezuela "an unusual and extraordinary threat to U.S. national security"....

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Audio: Drones and Targeted Killing Panel and Presentation

With Jeanne Mirer, Marjorie Cohn, David Akerson

March 17, 2015

The audio recording (downloadable or streamable online) is now available for "Drones and Targeted Killing," the book presentation and panel discussion from the March 7 National Lawyers Guild International Committee retreat in Denver....

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NLG IC at the World Social Forum

(Neo)Colonial Militarism and State Violence: Global - Local Connections

March 17, 2015

The National Lawyers Guild is a co-sponsor of the following event at the World Social Forum, the international gathering of social movements taking place in Tunis March 24-28:...

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DC Tribunal Set to Hold Aquino, US Gov’t Accountable for Human Rights Abuses in the Philippines

March 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC—An International Peoples Tribunal (IPT) looking into the human rights abuses in the Philippines under the administration of Benigno Simeon Aquino III is set to take place in Washington, DC on July 16-18....

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NLG, PSLS, CCR, ACLU-MA urge Northeastern student government to uphold student democracy

March 17, 2015

On Thursday, March 12, Palestine Solidarity Legal Support, along with the ACLU of Massachusetts, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild sent a letter to Northeastern University Student Body President and student government members, urging them to resist calls to suppresses student democracy by preventing the student body from voting on Students for Justice in Palestine’s (SJP) divestment referendum....

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International Tribunal to Hear Rights Violations in the Philippines

March 12, 2015

The National Lawyers Guild and International Association of Democratic Lawyers are among the co-convenors of an international tribunal to try cases of human rights violations under the presidency of Benigno S. Aquino III, launched on March 12 at the University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City....

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March 12: US-Cuba Relations: What does "Normalization" Mean?

March 11, 2015

In December, Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced that the United States and Cuba would restore diplomatic ties and the remaining three of the Cuban Five were freed. This panel, with leading US-Cuba experts,will look at what’s behind the new policy, what it means on a political and economic level as well as for people-to-people relationships, political prisoners in Cuba, and Cuban support in the African Diaspora....

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NLG IC joins in letter on World Bank's lack of accountability in Haitian mining sector

March 9, 2015

The National Lawyers Guild International Committee is one of 92 signatories to a collective letter to World Bank President Dr. Jin Yong Kim, demanding accountability for the World Bank's involvement in the rapid development of Haiti's mining sector....

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United States of Torture Marjorie Cohn's new book, The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse, reveals the legacies of U.S. torture. Purchase the book online today or contact the IC about holding an event with Marjorie Cohn.

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