About the Cuba Subcommittee
The Cuba Subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild has a history of both providing direct legal services related to U.S. travel to Cuba, and also doing education and organizational work in support of normalizing U.S. relations with Cuba. We invite all interested lawyers, legal workers, law students, and jail house lawyers to join in our work to the extent that they are able to do so.
In recent years, a major focus has been to support the immediate release for the Cuban 5, five Cuban nationals who have been imprisoned by the U.S. since September 1998, based on their efforts to try to monitor and deter terrorism organized in southern Florida against the people of Cuba and others who either visited Cuba or favored some kind of dialogue with the Cuban government.
The NLG Cuba SC operates a free email list serve, reporting and sharing news on US Cuba developments with a legal aspect. To subscribe, simply send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We oppose the continued US economic blockade of Cuba, and work to both educate the people of the U.S. about its design and its far reaching effects, and to organize against these continuing extraterritorial restrictions on peaceful trade, which is widely viewed as a violation of both international law and of the domestic law of many nations.
Since the year 2000, the Cuba SC organized a national network of lawyers to provide legal advice and representation for U.S. travelers to Cuba, and we continue to advise U.S. nationals re their constitutional rights in that regard, and how to protect them -- although administrative enforcement against individual travelers virtually ceased in late 2006.
See archived posts about the Cuba Subcommittee: http://nlginternational.org/oldsite/com/main.php?cid=2
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To Contact Us:
Email: Art Heitzer
633 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1410, Milwaukee, WI 53203, U.S.A.
Phone: 1- (414) 273-1040
Cuba Subcommittee Updates
URGENT: Act Now to try to Stop Trump from unleashing a “second embargo” re Cuba that may last for many years to come
The Trump administration is threatening in the next 15 days to unleash what no US. president has ever done, and which could be a huge obstacle to normalizing US/Cuba economic relations for decades to come. According to the National Lawyers Guild this looming threat to activate Title III of the 1996 Helms Burton and authorize tens of thousands […]Continue reading
NLG IC Condemns Trump Administration Threat to Unleash Unprecedented Lawsuits against Companies Doing Business with Cuba
Contact: Art Heitzer, CubaSC@nlg.org, Cuba Subcommittee Chair The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) International Committee (IC) condemns the Trump administration’s threat on January 16, 2019 to consider breaking with decades of precedent by activating Title III of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act. This provision is so extreme and problematic that no US president has so far authorized thousands of private suits to […]Continue reading
March 2019 NLG Labor and Employment Committee Research Delegation to Cuba – Brochure and Information
Save the Date: March 15-24, 2019 20th Anniversary Cuba Research Delegation and 12th International Conference on Labor Rights (dates are approximate) More information in our 2019 Brochure. The National Lawyers Guild Labor & Employment Committee serves as program consultant to Marazul Charters, a licensed travel service provider, on an annual research program in Cuba. The program consists of an […]Continue reading
Labor and Employment Committee Cuba Delegation: Bilateral research and international conference on labor rights
The National Lawyers Guild Labor & Employment Committee serves as program consultant to Marazul Charters, a licensed travel service provider, on an annual research program in Cuba. The program consists of an international conference and a professional research program. Labor lawyers, trade unionists and neutrals have been a part of these delegations since 2000. In the winter of […]Continue reading
From the NLG Cuba Subcommittee: The National Lawyers Guild and many others around the hemisphere and world have called upon President Obama to pardon Ana Belén Montes, a decorated Puerto Rican career public servant who shared U.S. plans with Cuba based on her deep seated views over the injustice of the U.S. attempts to impose […]Continue reading
US Dismisses First Cuba Travel Enforcement Case in 10 years; NLG Re-Institutes Legal Network to Defend US Travelers to Cuba
In December 2016, the U.S. government’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) agreed to dismiss its case against Albert A. Fox, Jr. and the Alliance for a Responsible Cuba Policy Foundation, in which OFAC sought a $100,000 penalty for travel to Cuba and encouraging others to do so, in 2010 and 2011. This was the only […]Continue reading
On behalf of the members and leaders of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), we send our condolences and heartfelt thanks to the people of Cuba during this time of national mourning at the loss of Fidel Castro Ruz. Cuba under his leadership inspired generations worldwide to act in solidarity across national lines and against poverty, racism, disease […]Continue reading
The National Lawyers Guild’s Cuba Subcommittee sent the letter below in response to Hilary Clinton’s assertions on Cuba, in an attack on Bernie Sanders in their March 9th Miami debate. The letter was sent to the Clinton campaign on March 13, 2016, and has been picked up by a number of groups concerned with Cuba […]Continue reading
The following cover letter was drafted by the NLG’s Cuba Subcommittee, in order to support the Emergency Resolution on the normalization of US/Cuba relations, adopted at the NLG Convention in October 2015. SAMPLE cover letter to officials [On Your Chapter or Organizations Letterhead] Re: Our Concern over Lack of Implementation of President Obama’s Announced Policy […]Continue reading