Victory Requires an Immediate Pull-Out of US Troops

By Carlos Villarreal
Originally published on Counterpunch.

For the vast majority of Americans and Iraqis the only victory regarding the war in Iraq requires an immediate pullout of all foreign troops. While politicians and pundits have framed the debate over the war in terms of military victory versus cutting and running versus redeployment, we must make it clear to each other and the new Democratic leadership in Washington that Americans--soldier or civilian--and Iraqis are losing every second this disaster of a war continues, and the muddled debate over timetables is just delaying ending a policy that was a mistake from day one.

9/11 Committee Meeting

December 18, 2006

The 9/11 committee will meet at 6:00pm on December 18 at the Guild office—558 Capp St. (btwn 20 & 21). We will be discussing our Know Your Rights project and the grant we recently received. Dinner and drinks will be provided.

The Guild Calls for an Investigation Into the Use of Excessive Force at UCLA

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls for an independent investigation into the use of a Taser by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Police Department against 23-year-old student Mostafa Tabatabainejad on November 14, 2006. The Guild rejects the use of, and threats to use, Tasers as an excessive use of force and urges an investigation into the incident and UCLA's Taser policy.

Judge Denies Release for Jailed Journalist

Attorneys for Josh Wolf Petitioned District Court for Full Release or Thanksgiving Furlough

San Francisco, CA – Attorneys for jailed journalist, Josh Wolf appeared Tuesday before Federal District Court Judge Alsup arguing for his release from Federal Prison, where he has been held now for over 90 days. Wolf, 24, honored as Journalist of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists, was incarcerated earlier this year for contempt after refusing to hand over his unedited video of a 2005 G-8 protest in San Francisco. His incarceration is virtually unprecedented for a journalist refusing to hand over information to a Grand Jury.

Annual Mentorship Cocktail Party

November 10, 2006

The National Lawyer's Guild Mentorship Program requests the honor of your presence at our Annual Mentorship Program Cocktail Party! The fun will start at 6pm on Friday, November 10, 2006.

Come and meet students, attorneys and legal workers practicing in a variety of fields! Food and libations will be provided.

This event is open to all students, attorneys and legal workers interested in the Guild and the mentorship program. Please invite your friends, mentors and mentees!

Casa de Weintraub
5582 Lawton Avenue, Oakland, CA

The National Lawyers Guild Denounces the Violence and Repression in Oaxaca

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls for an immediate end to the violent repression against the people of Oaxaca by the State and Federal government and paramilitary groups, an investigation into the disappeared and murdered Mexican citizens and foreign nationals, and the release of all detained persons.

Click here for the full press release


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