• Rwandan Arrest of U.S. Lawyer Motivated by Politics

    Professor Peter Erlinder, noted criminal defense lawyer and past president of the National Lawyers Guild, was arrested Friday morning in Rwanda for “genocide ideology.” Erlinder’s representation of high-profile defendants before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has incurred the wrath of government officials, who have charged him with “negation of the Tutsi genocide” for […]

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  • NLG Condemns Disciplinary Actions by Honduran Supreme Court Against Judges, Magistrate, and Public Defender

    The National Lawyers’ Guild sent the following letter to the president of the Honduran Supreme Court protesting disciplinary action taken against Honduran judges for protesting against the ouster of President Zelaya last year. Click here to download the letter (pdf).

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  • NLG and Committees Submit and Contribute to Reports of US Human Rights Review

    The NLG, its International Committee, and Labor and Employment Committee all submitted reports to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review of the U.S., scheduled for late November of 2010. The NLG reports are posted here and some of the reports posted by […]

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  • Abdallah Abu Rahmah: Letter from Ofer Military Prison

    In a letter conveyed by his lawyers from his prison cell, the coordinator of Bil’in’s Popular Committee Against the Wall and the Settlements, addresses his friends and supporters. Dear Friends and Supporters, It has been two months now since I was handcuffed, blindfolded, and taken from my home. Today news has reached Ofer Military Prison […]

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  • National Lawyers Guild Election Observation Delegation Arrives in the Philippines

    A delegation of seven members of the National Lawyers Guild arrived in Manila this week and will join several hundred international election observers to monitor the nation’s historic May 10, 2010 elections. Guild members are expected to be posted in areas throughout the archipelago, including Visayas, Luzon and Mindanao, where electoral violence and corruption are […]

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  • VIDEO: Interview with members of 5th Agent Orange Justice Tour

    Today, millions of Vietnamese suffer the effects of chemical defoliants used by the United States during the Vietnam War. Agent Orange, which contains dioxin (one of the deadliest substances known to science), continues to cause death and sickness to millions of Vietnamese and many U.S. veterans. More than thirty years after the war, Agent Orange […]

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  • The Last Ghost of War

    Azadeh Shahshahani and John Zientowski Today marks the 35th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. For millions of Vietnamese and hundreds of thousands of American veterans, the war lives on through the scars that Agent Orange has left on their bodies and bodies of their children. Agent Orange is a chemical defoliant that […]

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  • On 35th anniversary of end to Vietnam War, toxic legacy continues

    From Free Speech Radio News: [Friday marked] the 35 anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War but the toxic legacy of that war continues. From 1961 to 1971, the US dropped tens of thousands of liters of dioxin chemicals, known as Agent Orange, on the mountains and fields of Vietnam. Click “Read More” for […]

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  • Agent Orange Victims to Call for Justice and Compensation at Wednesday Press Conference

    ATLANTA – U.S. Vietnam veterans will join Vietnamese Agent Orange victims at a press conference at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, April 28th, in front of Congressman John Lewis’ office in the Equitable Building, 100 Peachtree St. NW. State Senator Nan Orrock, human rights advocates and other community leaders will join them in calling for government […]

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  • Irish Ship “Rachel Corrie” Joins Free Gaza Fleet: Humanitarian Flotilla Sails in May

    Press Release, Wednesday, March 31, Free Gaza Movement, Ireland — More info here. Free Gaza Movement to Launch Cargo Ship from Ireland Yesterday the Free Gaza Movement bought a 1200 tonne cargo ship at an auction in Dundalk, Ireland. The vessel had been impounded a year ago following an inspection by the International Transport Federation […]

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