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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....
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.
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....
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.
November 5, 2014
NEW YORK--Jury selection begins today in the trial of Palestinian American community leader Rasmea Odeh, 67, for alleged immigration fraud....
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....
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....
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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