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NLG files amicus brief requesting freedom for Rasmea Odeh pending sentencing

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November 23, 2014

DETROIT--The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has filed a motion to be admitted as amicus curiae in the case of Rasmea Odeh, to support the request by Rasmea Odehís attorneys that the Court reconsider its decision to deny her bond pending sentencing on March 12, 2015....

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NLG Cuba Subcommittee Chairman's Response to NYT Article:"A Prisoner Swap with Cuba"

November 6, 2014

By Arthur Heitzer

November 12, 2014

To the Editor:

Your Nov. 3 editorial "A Prisoner Swap With Cuba" presented a reasonable resolution to a major obstacle in normalizing United States relations with Cuba, but did not mention some key facts.
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NY Times:A Prisoner Swap With Cuba

November 2, 2014

By The Editorial Board

November 12, 2014

Nearly five years ago, authorities in Cuba arrested an American government subcontractor, Alan Gross, who was working on a secretive program to expand Internet access on the island. At a time when a growing number of officials in Washington and Havana are eager to start normalizing relations, Mr. Grossís continued imprisonment has become the chief obstacle to a diplomatic breakthrough....

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Gay Cuban Physician Alberto Roque Interviewed by SF Chronicle

Summer 2014

By Julian Guthrie, San Francisco Chronicle

November 12, 2014

Dr. Alberto Roque, a physician in Cuba, has faced few problems living as an openly gay man in his neighborhood in Havana. But he knew his experience was not the norm for gays, lesbians and transgender people in his machismo land.
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Trial of Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Begins in Detroit

NLG Members Represent Odeh

November 5, 2014

NEW YORK--Jury selection begins today in the trial of Palestinian American community leader Rasmea Odeh, 67, for alleged immigration fraud....

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National Lawyers Guild (USA) Commends the People of Bolivia on Their Robust Participation in the Democratic Electoral Process

October 15, 2014

Twelve members of the National Lawyers Guild (USA) spent one week prior to the election learning about the electoral process in Bolivia. On election day, we observed at the polls from setting up the voting tables until the end of the vote count. We broke into three groups and visited nine polling centers: three centers in Achicachi, two centers in El Alto, and four polling centers in La Paz. In total, we observed voting centers that had 238 voting tables serving 54,623 voters....

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NLG: ICC already has authority to investigate Israel for war crimes

By Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronic Intifada

September 30, 2014

NLG President Azadeh Shahshahani was interviewed by Nora Barrows-Friedman of the Electronic Intifada on the International Criminal Court, Israeli war crimes and US responsibility and accountability....

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New Report Released: NLG Delegation to Honduras on Zones of Economic Development and Employment

September 16, 2014

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and the Alliance for Global Justice sent a joint delegation to Honduras last June to research and investigate the implementation of Zones of Economic Development and Employment (ZEDEs)....

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