• Informe sobre Delegación a Bolivia Enero 2– 10, 2007

    Beth Baltimore, Brooklyn, NY Antoine J. Bastien van der Meer, Lane, OK Melissa Brennan, New York, NY Mark Burton, Boulder, CO Mercedes Castillo, CA RESUMEN EJECUTIVO Bolivia es un país que atraviesa una transformación histórica. Colonizado y recolonizado por el capital extranjero, durante muchos siglos esta nación sudamericana ha sido el campo de juego para […]

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  • Baseless Arrests Continue in Haiti

    Brian Concannon Rev. Gérard Jean-Juste’s struggles with Haiti’s criminal justice system have been a good gauge of the system’s health for the last three years. The latest episode, last month, showed that rule of law is alive in Haiti — if not exactly kicking. “Fr. Gerry,” a Catholic priest well-known as an advocate for South […]

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  • Committee Participates in International Tribunal on Katrina and Rita

    Jury Finds Bush, Blanco, Nagin Committed Crimes against Humanity Between August 29, 2007 and September 2, 2007, a Tribunal of 16 esteemed jurists from nine countries, including Algeria, Brazil, France, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mexico, South Africa, Venezuela, and the United States, convened in New Orleans to hear testimony by experts and survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and […]

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  • NLG Denounces Arrest of Jose Maria Sison, Founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines

    On August 28, Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), was arrested in The Netherlands by the Dutch police allegedly for two executions enacted by the New People’s Army half a globe away. Sison’s arrest also served as a pretext to raid his colleagues’ homes and the office of the […]

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  • Guild’s Strong International Focus Remains: 70th Anniversary Convention Will Highlight Issues from Around the World

    Since its inception the National Lawyers Guild has maintained a focus on human rights issues around the world and international law. This commitment will be honored at the Guild’s 70th Anniversary Convention, which will feature workshops and panels with an international focus during every time slot. Please read on for a schedule. Convention 2007: International […]

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  • NLG Delegation to Bolivia Releases Report

    Bolivia is a country on the brink of a historic transformation. Colonized over and over by foreign capitol, for many centuries the South American nation has been a playing field for wealthy elites. Bolivia now has the opportunity to emerge from the economic domination of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and American transnationals […]

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  • Gabnet 3 Update: Safe U.S. Arrival

    Dr. Annalisa Enrile, Judith Mirkinson and Ninotchka Rosca, Gabriela Network US officers, collectively known as the GabNet3, are now in the United States. They were able to leave the Philippines last August 14 (10:30 PM Philippine time) and arrived in the United States safely. We warmly welcome them back to the US. The GabNet 3 […]

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  • NLG demands release of Gabnet 3 – US-based activists being held in the Philippines

    On August 5, Dr. Annalisa Enrile, a U.S. citizen, was stopped from boarding her return flight home to Los Angeles from Manila. Dr. Enrile is the national chair of GABNet. Two other leaders of GABNet who are scheduled to depart on Tuesday, August 14, are reportedly also on the hold list: internationally acclaimed writer Ninotchka […]

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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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  • Torture on Trial in Arizona: Motion to Dismiss Memo Gives Shocking Overview of Torture Training

    Bill Quigley I am representing two priests in a federal criminal trial for protesting outside Ft. Huachuca, AZ – home of Military Intelligence. They were protesting the interrogation training that goes on there in light of its effects at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib. Torture Trial Memo The following memo is an overview of the teaching […]

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