• Peace Conference and Petition Drive to End the Korean War

    Eric Sirotkin The NLG Korean Peace Project, along with the Veterans for Peace Korea Peace Campaign, announced several joint undertakings, including a Petition Drive, conference and Photo Exhibit. First, is a Petition to Congress for a Peace Treaty to end the Korean War . The petition states: “While we struggle to end the terrible war […]

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  • Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination: Guild participates in UN Review

    Curtis Cooper In 1994, the United States Senate ratified the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (the CERD). Although the United States is supposed to make reports to the UN committee which oversees compliance with the CERD every two years, it did not file its second report until 2007. Mobilization […]

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  • Disturbing the Peace, in Haiti and New Orleans

    Brian Concannon Gerard Jean-Juste, a Catholic priest from Haiti, just does not know when to shut up. In the 1970’s he saw his people starved and persecuted while Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier lived in opulence, so he organized for change. The Duvalier regime responded as dictatorships do, and kicked him out of the country. When […]

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  • Observations from the hearing of Father Gerard Jean-Juste

    by Ollie Ruth Jefferson, Attorney at Law PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI – I arrived at the Palace of Justice with Father Gerard Jean-Juste’s lead attorney, Mario Joseph, and three other observers, approximately 15 minutes prior to the hearing. The UN presence was palpable, evident by their blue helmets, with possibly 20 stationed outside the front […]

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  • Defending Dictatorship: U.S. Foreign Policy and Pakistan’s Struggle for Democracy

     Jan. ’08 NLG Delegation to Pakistan Issues Report A National Lawyers Guild delegation from the United States, made up of 4 lawyers and 4 law students, visited Pakistan from January 2-12, 2008. Here is the report from the delegation. About the report Delegation members went to Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Islamabad where they conducted interviews […]

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  • 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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