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Evidence shows coup d'etat attempt in Venezuela

March 1, 2015

National Lawyers Guild members are participants in the Venezuela Strategy Group, which issued this urgent release on the recent attempts at a coup d'etat in Venezuela and biased US corporate media coverage:...

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NLG IC amicus brief supports Honduran judges summarily fired for opposing 2009 coup

February 20, 2015

Emily Yozell of the National Lawyers Guild International Committee and its Task Force on the Americas filed an amicus brief before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on February 18, in support of the Honduran judges summarily dismissed for their various activities against the 2009 coup....

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"The Blockade has not Ended" Interview with Josefina Vidal, Cuba’s Top Negotiator & Foreign Ministry Head for U.S. Affairs

February 12, 2015

By Cristina Escobar

February 17, 2015

Cristina Escobar.- Cuba and the United States are entering a new stage of diplomatic relations. How can these relations be constructed after so many years of confrontation, and what do the recent talks between the two countries mean? These were the questions posed to Josefina Vidal, Ministry of Foreign Relations (Minrex) Director General for the United States, in an exclusive interview with Cuban television....

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Racism, Militarism, Poverty: From Ferguson to Palestine

In support of Angela Davis

February 5, 2015

The NLG's Palestine Subcommittee is a signatory of this collective statement in support of Angela Davis and UC Santa Cruz, in response to vicious attacks from the Amcha Initiative upon Davis and the university:...

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Open Letter: Terminate US-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement

January 21, 2015

The National Lawyers Guild International Committee is a signatory of the following open letter to Philippines President Benigno Simeon Aquino III and U.S. President Barack Obama, calling for an end to the Visiting Forces Agreement between the U.S. and the Philippines....

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NLG Delegation to Bolivia issues report on elections one day before Morales' inauguration

January 20, 2015

A delegation from the National Lawyers Guild spent ten days in Bolivia in October 2014 observing the presidential and legislative elections and studying the context in which they were taking place. The report of that delegation is being released today, January 20, one day before the inauguration of President Evo Morales, for his second term as President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia....

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Attack First, Kill First and Claim Self-Defense

Palestine Subcommittee Submission to United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict

By James Marc Leas

January 19, 2015

The Palestine Subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild submitted a paper, written by James Marc Leas, to the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict. The submission sharply rejects Israeli claims of "self-defense" related to the 2014 attack on Gaza, noting that "both facts and law refute the Israeli and US self-defense claims," and that "self-defense is inapplicable to an occupying power", rejecting all attempts by Israeli government or military officials to enjoy impunity based on "self-defense" claims....

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Jan. 27: Conference Call- Colombia's Peace Negotiations in Havana: What's Happening and Next Steps

January 19, 2015

The National Lawyers Guild International Committee and Task Force on the Americas are pleased to present an, informational conference call with Mark Burton, who traveled to Havana in October to meet with the Colombian peace talks negotiators....

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NLG International Committee Retreat

March 6, 2015, 6 pm MST
- March 8, 2015, 2 pm MST

Where: Denver, CO
Sturm College of Law

The National Lawyers Guild International committee annual retreat will take place from Friday evening, March 6, through Sunday afternoon, March 8, 2015, in Denver. We invite you to join us for 2 days of business meetings and interesting, informative discussions and programs, including innovative discussion on indigenous rights, drones and targeted killing, and environmental human rights.

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