The Guild is co-sponsoring a film screening of Race to Execution on Thursday, February 22 at 6:00 pm at the San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, (100 Larkin St. @ Civic Center). Free and Open to the Public. This compelling investigation of America's death penalty traces the fates of two Death Row inmates, revealing how race discrimination infects the capital punishment system.
The Demonstrations Committee will meet at 6:00pm on Tuesday, February 20, 2007. The Demo Committee meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. in Oakland.
Fighting Back Tour in the Bay Area Feb 23-26
No one shall be tortured, falsely imprisoned, or denied basic democratic rights!
Lynne Stewart, New York attorney for political prisoners and the oppressed who was falsely convicted of conspiracy to aid and abet terrorism, will be in the Bay Area to talk about her case and political repression. The events will benefit the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee and the Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Evidence Against Men Obtained Through Torture
San Francisco The National Lawyers Guild of the San Francisco Bay Area (NLGSF) condemns the arrests and prosecution of eight men believed to be former members of the Black Liberation Army as an attempt to validate political repression, retaliation and state torture. A court hearing is scheduled for February 14 at 9:00 a.m. at the Superior Court, 850 Bryant Street in San Francisco.
Please join us for a general meeting of the immigration committee on Friday, February 2, 2007 at 12:30 pm, at 550 Montgomery Street, 11th floor.
Upcoming issues we will discuss (a more complete agenda will be available at the meeting):
1. Recent immigration sweeps in the East Bay - opportunities for Committee members to get involved;
2. Immigration Court Observation Project: Tentative start date in February - signup email for interested students will be sent shortly; and
3. Proposed additions to our format and offerings for committee members.
SAN FRANCISCO – Unless released from 'coercive confinement' by Tuesday, February 6th, Josh Wolf will become the longest incarcerated journalist for contempt in United States History. Wolf was found in contempt of a federal grand jury on August 1st, 2006 for refusing to provide testimony and unpublished video footage of a 2005 political protest in San Francisco's Mission District. He was sent to federal prison in Dublin, California.
LOS ANGELES - In a decision received today, Los Angeles Immigration Judge Bruce J. Einhorn ordered an end to deportation proceedings against Khader Hamide and Michel Shehadeh, members of the "Los Angeles Eight" (LA8). The two have faced deportation for their alleged political associations with a faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization for more than twenty years.
Law student members are encouraged to attend this retreat to discuss goal-setting for the rest of the year and to start planning the student day against the death penalty. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in San Francisco.
Jury Selection in Civil Cases CLE: Lecture, Demonstration & Workshop
presented by NLGSF & The National Jury Project/West
4 Hours of CLE Credit
Practicing Law Institute, 685 Market Street (between Third and Annie Streets), Monadnock Building, First Floor, San Francisco
Beverages, Coffee & Snacks Provided
$250 for non-members; $150 for members; limited free entry for member law students and member Sustainers