• Letters supporting labor rights submitted to Mexican High Commissioner

    On Wednesday, November 24, 2010, a press conference was organized in Mexico City to announce the submission of 51 letters from prominent labor and human rights organizations, law firms, law professors and judges, requesting intervention in order to ensure a meaningful harmonization of national legislation with the international commitments assumed by Mexico in the area […]

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  • International Tribunal Supports Mexican Labor Movement

    The International Tribunal on Freedom of Association was formed in September 2009 to investigate allegations of gross violations of fundamental human rights by the Mexican government, acting in complicity with transnational corporations and official unions, against the workers and leaders of Mexico‚Äôs independent trade union movement. The accusations range from armed attacks on independent unions […]

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  • Guild Responds to Repression in Oaxaca with Call for Action

    Marjorie Cohn and Jeanne Mirer From June 7 to 11, 2007, NLG President Marjorie Cohn, IADL Secretary General Jeanne Mirer and Oscar Alzaga, President of the Association of Democratic Lawyers of Mexico, went to Oaxaca to discuss ways our organizations could provide concrete support to the lawyers who are defending the victims of government repression […]

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  • Repression in Oaxaca: One Year Anniversary of State’s Bloody Attack on Popular Movements

    Marjorie Cohn There’s an Aztec legend of a warrior who was in love with a princess. When he left to go into battle, the lovers promised each other eternal love. The warrior died in battle, but to fulfill his promise to the princess, he came back as a brilliant orange flower. That flower now graces […]

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  • Guild Lawyers Participate in Human Rights Delegation to Oaxaca; Guild Follows up with Support for Human Rights Organization

    Robin Alexander and Jennifer Harbury Last May some 70,000 teachers in Oaxaca went on strike. Their demands included raising the wages of teachers working in the state to a level commensurate with a higher cost of living, as well as assistance to students from impoverished regions. When their demands were not met, the teachers set […]

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  • Human Rights Abuse in Oaxaca Action Alert: Your Letter Can Make a Difference

    Robin Alexander, Merrilyn Onisko, and Jennifer Harbury OAXACA CRISIS: PLEASE SEND LETTERS, CALL CONGRESS Dear Friends, Let us begin with saludos solidarios, and our hopes that this letter finds you well in health and spirits. We are writing to share some very disturbing information about the current human rights situation in Oaxaca, Mexico. We had […]

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