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Cuba Subcommittee














NYT Declines to Correct Innacurate Report re Cuban 5 Conviction

March 26, 2014

June 1, 2013
Please see this position by the NYT stating that on review, it is declining to correct a factually inaccurate lead sentence and premise related to the Cuban 5 convictions, relying...

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Cuba Travel Fact Sheet

A chronology of struggles and responses to defend our right to travel to Cuba (through 2009)

March 26, 2014


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The Prospects for Improving U.S.-Cuban Relations

March 12, 2014

A leading U.S. academic expert on U.S.-Cuban relations provided this detailed March 3, 2014...

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IADL to Convene Congress in Brussels April 2014

January 8, 2014

The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) a non-governmental organization having consultative status with the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will hold its...

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Nelson Mandela, Presente!

December 12, 2013

Act on the Fift of Every Month for the Cuban 5

NLG Cuba SC Chair Art Heitzer's Letter to President Obama on Sept. 5

September 12, 2013

President Barack Obama: Remove Assata Shakur from the FBI’s "Most Wanted Terrorists" List

Join Angela Davis, Danny Glover, & Alice Walker in opposing FBI/NJ $2 Million bounty on Assata Shakur

June 7, 2013

Register today! International Committee CLE at the NLG Convention

REGISTER TODAY - International CLE: The Inter-American System: International Options When Justice is Blocked

August 31, 2011

NLG 2006 Delegation Investigates Labor in Eastern Cuba

7th Labor & Employment Research Trip

July 12, 2006

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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:

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. 

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