• National Lawyers Guild Statement on the Passing of Fidel Castro Ruz

      On behalf of the members and leaders of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), we send our condolences and heartfelt thanks to the people of Cuba during this time of national mourning at the loss of Fidel Castro Ruz. Cuba under his leadership inspired generations worldwide to act in solidarity across national lines and against poverty, racism, disease […]

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  • NLG requests Hillary Clinton provide evidence for or correct her recent remarks about Cuba

    The National Lawyers Guild’s Cuba Subcommittee sent the letter below in response to Hilary Clinton’s assertions on Cuba, in an attack on Bernie Sanders in their March 9th Miami debate. The letter was sent to the Clinton campaign on March 13, 2016, and has been picked up by a number of groups concerned with Cuba […]

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  • Sample Cover Letter in Support of NLG Cuba Resolution

    The following cover letter was drafted by the NLG’s Cuba Subcommittee, in order to support the Emergency Resolution on the normalization of US/Cuba relations, adopted at the NLG Convention in October 2015. SAMPLE cover letter to officials [On Your Chapter or Organizations Letterhead] Re: Our Concern over Lack of Implementation of President Obama’s Announced Policy […]

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  • TAKE ACTION To REALLY Normalize Relations with Cuba!

    We are asking your support for the  Emergency Resolution on Cuba which the NLG Convention in Oakland unanimously passed on October 24, 2015. It urges President Obama to use his expansive legal authority to substantially lift the continuing U.S. economic blockade of Cuba, instead of waiting and blaming Congress for not fully repealing the 55 […]

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  • Legal Authorities for NLG Emergency Resolution adopted by the Oakland convention on 10/24/2015

    The following document contains authorities and resources for the NLG Emergency Resolution on Cuba. Note: The following Resolution statements are followed by supporting authority. 1. “While full repeal of the statutory authority for these economic sanctions can only be done by Congress, …” Such as repeal of the Torricelli and Helms Burton acts of 1992 […]

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  • NLG resolution urgently calls on US government to normalize Cuba relations, end persecution of anti-blockade activists

    The following resolution was passed by the National Lawyers Guild unanimously at its 78th convention, in Oakland, California, on October 24, 2015, reiterating its call to fully end the blockade on Cuba and also demanding an end to the IRS proceedings against the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) and other threats against organizations and […]

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  • A Short History of the NLG’s Cuba Solidarity Work

    Since the first days of the U.S. blockade, the Guild has prominently promoted friendship with the people of Cuba, and defended the U.S. solidarity movement from government repression and attempts to curb its association and expression. This work has shown the Guild at its best. Victor Rabinowitz, an NLG founder, was the president of the […]

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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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  • New Report: Delegation to Colombia Peace Talks in Cuba

    A strong contingent of NLG members participated in a recent delegation to Cuba to observe, meet with and learn about the Colombia peace talks, organized by the Alliance for Global Justice. The delegation, which took place from April 11-18, has issued a new report with its findings, program, observations and conclusions. NLG Participants included: President-Elect […]

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  • Cuban Five at the US Social Forum

    Marjorie Cohn On June 28, lead Cuban Five counsel and longtime National Lawyers Guild member Leonard Weinglass and I participated in a workshop at the US Social Forum. Another member of the legal team, attorney Roberto Gonzáles, also spoke. Roberto’s brother René is one of the Five. For more than 40 years, anti-Cuba terrorist organizations […]

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