U.S. Lawyers Guild demands end to Israel's crimes against humanity



"It is imperative for all people of conscience to stand in solidarity with our Palestinian and Lebanese brothers and sisters in their struggle against Israeli and U.S. occupation, aggression and imperialism. It is also imperative that we continue to fight for an end to the U.S. occupation in Iraq."

U.S. Lawyers Guild


WASHINGTON (22 July 2006) RHC -- THE National Lawyers Guild in the United States has called for protests across that country to end Israel's crimes against humanity and brutal aggressions against Palestine and Lebanon.

A statement issued by the organization of progressive U.S. attorneys says that "Israel's violence and aggression against the people of Palestine and Lebanon has already cost the lives of hundreds of people and may provoke a horrific regional or global war. The recent devastation in Palestine and Lebanon magnifies the ever-present reality of the brutal, violent and racist occupation of Palestine and continued aggression against Lebanon."

The statement by the organization of U.S. lawyers says: "It is imperative for all people of conscience to stand in solidarity with our Palestinian and Lebanese brothers and sisters in their struggle against Israeli and U.S. occupation, aggression and imperialism. It is also imperative that we continue to fight for an end to the U.S. occupation in Iraq."

Issued by the The National Lawyers Guild, the statement encourages local chapters to hold news conferences, teach-ins, vigils and other activities in their cities and/or law schools to "bring attention to the deadly Israeli military attacks on Palestine and Lebanon and to organize for the National Emergency March to Defend the People of Palestine and Lebanon on August 12th in Washington, DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The NLG statement concludes: "Let us collectively speak up, act up, and refuse to let international silence in the face of occupation and aggression contribute to the continued injustice of war and occupation!"



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