• International Tribunal of Conscience (ITC), Mexico: Confronting Repression Faced by Defenders Fighting for Self-Determination

    International Tribunal of Conscience (ITC), Mexico August 9-20, 2018: Confronting Repression Faced by Defenders Fighting for Self-Determination  By Jose Luis Fuentes The Mesoamerica subcommittee of the NLG International Committee Task Force on the Americas (TFA) has done country investigation in El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico since the strategic planning session in Phoenix.[1]  A decision, among […]

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  • Azadeh Shahshahani: The US role in forced migration from the Middle East

    The following piece was published in English and Arabic on Open Global Rights by Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Project Director of Project South, past president of the National Lawyers Guild and past co-chair of the International Committee. The text is re-published below, or you can visit the original site

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  • Could Israel finally be held accountable?

    By Azadeh Shahshahani and Audrey Bomse The following article, by NLG President Azadeh Shahshahani and Palestine Subcommittee co-chair Audrey Bomse, was published in Al-Jazeera America on July 30: Link to original article: http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/7/could-israel-finally-be-held-accountable.html In a highly unusual pretrial chamber ruling on July 16, International Criminal Court (ICC) judges reversed a decision by the court’s chief […]

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  • Seven key points in U.S.-Cuban Relations

    By Sergio Alejandro Gómez | internet@granma.cu Although talks between the U.S. and Cuba are in themselves a milestone for two countries which have lacked formal ties for more than 50 years, they only mark the beginning of a much longer and complicated process. Granma shares with its readers seven key points which clarify the dimension of […]

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  • Rio minus 20: A Call for Global Grassroots Action

    By Andrew Reid The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20, was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from June 13 to June 22. Andrew Reid, chair of the Environmental Human Rights Committee and the Indigenous Peoples Rights Subcommittee, attended the conference, and the alternative People’s Summit, representing the International Association of […]

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  • Review: Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy

    An urgent call by Noam Chomsky to abide by UN Treaties By Curtis Cooper, International Committee Noam Chomsky’s latest book covers a broad theme which is familiar from his previous works, focusing on the role of the United States as a violent global hegemon that threatens the security of both the world it seeks to […]

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  • “I Swore to Uphold the Constitution. Instead, I Disgraced It”

    Vermont Legislature Says Bring Them Home Now! By James Marc Leas, International Committee Member The Vermont Senate and House both passed resolutions “urging the President and Congress to commence immediately the orderly withdrawal of American military forces from Iraq.” The resolutions also both urge Vermont “Governor [James] Douglas to enlist the support of other members […]

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