• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 to U.S.: Prosecute or Extradite Luis Posada Carriles

    On Tuesday May 8, U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Cardone dismissed perjury charges against Luis Posada Carriles. Posada is a Cuban-born terrorist and long-time CIA agent who boasted of helping to detonate deadly bombs in Havana hotels 10 years ago, and was the alleged mastermind of a 1976 bombing of a civilian Cuban airplane that […]

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  • Pending Execution of Iraqi Women: NLG Demands Repudiation of Death Sentences

    By Jeanne Mirer, NLG International Committee The National Lawyers Guild International Committee (NLG-IC), a network of human rights attorneys, law students, and legal workers, has received information that an Iraqi Tribunal has convicted and intends to put three young Iraqi women, Wassan Talib , age 31; Zeynab Fadhil age 25 and Liqa Omar Muhammad age […]

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  • NLG and Others Issue Open Letter on Iran, Warn of Illegality of Any Offensive Military Action by the United States

    Today European, international and United States legal and human rights groups issued an open letter warning of the illegality of any offensive military action by the United States against Iran. Signatories include the American Association of Jurists, Center for Constitutional Rights (U.S.), Droite Solidarite (France), European Association of Lawyers for Human Rights and Democracy, Italian […]

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  • IADL Resolution on Haiti

    Adopted at the International Association of Democratic Lawyers Bureau Meeting in Cochin, India December 19 and 20, 2006 Considering the political events that transpired in Haiti in the course of the year 2003, which led to the violent death of numerous Haitian citizens, particularly among the members and supporters of the Fanmi Lavalas political party; […]

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  • Resolution Condemning Political Repression in the Philippines

    The Guild’s National Executive Committee recently approved a resolution on political repression and its impact on women in the Philippines, which was submitted by the International Committee, Philippines Subcommittee, Merrilyn Onisko and Vanessa Lucas. The Filipino GABRIELA Network was touched by our resolution and very grateful for our determination to continue working together. Text of […]

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  • National Lawyers Guild Calls on Haiti’s Elected Government to Release Political Prisoners Remaining From the Latortue Dictatorship

    The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) urges Haiti’s Constitutional Government, especially President René Préval and Minister of Justice René Magloire, to immediately release all of the political prisoners remaining from the unconstitutional regime of Prime Minister Gérard Latortue (2004-2006). Almost all of the political prisoners were arrested illegally, all have been in jail without trial longer […]

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