March for Immigrants Rights May 1

May 1, 2007

On Tuesday, May 1, 2007 Immigrant and Workers' Rights groups will gather at Dolores Park at 12pm on the first anniversary of the Great Boycott of 2006, followed by the Grand March for Unconditional Amnesty to Civic Center at 1p.m. On this day the many contributions to society that the immigrant workers provide will be highlighted and applauded and we are reminded that immigrants and workers are one and the same. There will also be protests and marches in the East Bay. We need everyone to come out and support the immigrant community on May 1.

Guild Lawyer Defends Iraq War Memorial

Originally published in Contra Costa Lawyer.

Over three years ago, when "only" 200 soldiers had died in Iraq the organizers of the Iraq Memorial made 20 crosses and put them on a Lafayette hillside. This brought the police, who stopped and questioned the organizers as they were placing the crosses. People in passing cars yelled furiously at them. Although the crosses were on private property and did not violate the Lafayette sign ordinance, they were vandalized and destroyed that night. This speech was not allowed.

Judge Orders Discharge of Conscientious Objector from the Marines

On March 29, United States District Court Judge James Ware of San Jose, CA, ordered the discharge of Bay Area reservist Robert Zabala from the Marines as a conscientious objector. Zabala brought suit in Federal Court seeking a discharge after the Marines had refused to grant his application for discharge as a conscientious objector to war. The court ordered that Zabala be discharged in 15 days.

Far West Regional Convention

March 31, 2007

The 2007 Far West Regional Convention will happen at McGeorge School of law on March 31, 2007. McGeroge School of Law, Classroom C, 3200 5th Ave. Sacramento, CA. The Far West Region includes California and Hawaii.

[Download the flier](/docs/07 Far West Conference.pdf)

Convention Agenda

Panel Discussions:
9:30am Police Accountability Workshop
10:30am Immigration Raids and Punitive Legislation
11:30am Military Law Workshop: Counter Recruitment and Aiding Conscientious Objectors

Military Law Task Force meeting

March 28, 2007

The next Bay Area Military Law Task Force meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 28th at 7 p.m. at California Appellate Project office at 101 Second Street, Suite 600, San Francisco.

Here's a proposed agenda:

Report on NLG Military Law Task Force- Marti Hiken
Presentation (still being decided)
Discussion of cases


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