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Iran Subcommittee
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MENA Action Committee
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Could Israel finally be held accountable?

By Azadeh Shahshahani and Audrey Bomse

July 31, 2015

The following article, by NLG President Azadeh Shahshahani and Palestine Subcommittee co-chair Audrey Bomse, was published in Al-Jazeera America on July 30:...

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U.S. Grassroots Groups file Request for Hearing on Right to Water and Sanitation at International Human Rights Commission

July 30, 2015

Washington, DC – July 29, 2015 – Yesterday, on the 5th Anniversary of the UN General Assembly resolution on the human right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation, the US Human Rights Network, along with more than twenty U.S. grassroots and national groups including the National Lawyers Guild, individuals, and universities filed a request for a hearing with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), a regional human rights commission, regarding the human right to water in the United States....

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July 30, NYC: Press Conference on Death Sentences in Egypt

July 30, 2015

There is growing concern that Egypt I​​​ntends to Execute Dr. Morsi and others: Press Conference at 12 noon on July 30, 2015 Lexington Hotel, 511 Lexington Avenue at 48th St. New York, NY 10017...

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New NLG submission to ICC prosecutor: Neither facts nor law support Israel's self-defense claims on Gaza

July 18, 2015

The Palestine Subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild has sent a revised submission to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Gaza, "Neither facts nor law support Israel’s self-defense claim regarding its 2014 assault on Gaza," written by attorney James Marc Leas. The updated submission uses new reports and materials to further bolster its case that Israeli claims of "self-defense" for its attack on Gaza are false and unsupported in either fact or law....

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Watch Live Online: International People's Tribunal on the Philippines

July 18, 2015

Greetings from Washington DC, where the NLG has been co-convening the International Peoples' Tribunal on the Crimes of the US-Aquino Regime Against the Filipino People....

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Prensa Latina: US Lawyers Support Venezuela Against Obama Decree

July 18, 2015

Caracas, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) A group made up of 20 American lawyers, members of a National Lawyers Guild, today will continue its contacts with representatives of the public authorities of the Venezuelan State to express its rejection to the Executive Order decree....

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NLG delegation to Venezuela on Telesur TV

July 9, 2015

NLG members Susan Scott and Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan joined Telesur TV in Venezuela on July 7 as part of an NLG delegation to Venezuela. They discussed Puerto Rico, Greece, and the US relationship with Venezuela....

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Registration Now Open: NLG International CLEs - Indigenous Peoples Rights & the UN Charter

July 9, 2015

Register now for the 2 innovative and informative mini-CLEs to be presented by the National Lawyers Guild's International Committee on October 22, 2015 at the NLG Convention in Oakland, featuring subject matter expects on indigenous people's rights, the United Nations, and international law....

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Resist Empire & Militarization

November 20, 2015 - November 22, 2015

Where: Fort Benning, Georgia

This November 20-22, 2015, we will return to the gates of Fort Benning to take a stand for justice and accountability.

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