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  •  Um, actually they don't seem reasonable. (1+ / 0-)
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    johnny wurster

    The first time I ever heard of NLG was when they "confirmed" the reports that Occupy Oakland'ers that were arrested were being "tortured" in jail. I didn't know whether to put any weight on the NLG's word, having never heard of them. I did tend to dismiss the torutre allegations as a whole, based on those allegations including the absurdity that tear gas was being piped into the jails via the air vents (give me a break). But to its credit, NLG didn't confirm the "tear gas in air vents" malarky, which did lend them some credence. But this diary confirms what I suspected from the start - that NLG is a farce and a joke.

    •  Seems like anyone that doesn't fit into your (1+ / 0-)
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      world view and your opinions is a farce and a joke. What percentage exactly of citizens in this country do you feel are a farce and a joke? From the tea partiers on up.

    •  An education, then (1+ / 0-)
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      National Lawyers Guild

      The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is a public interest association of lawyers, law students, paralegals, jailhouse lawyers, and legal aid workers, in the United States. The group was founded in 1937 as an alternative to the American Bar Association (ABA) in protest of that organization's exclusionary membership practices and conservative political orientation.

      The group declares itself to be "dedicated to the need for basic and progressive change in the structure of our political and economic system . . . to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests."[1] It is an affiliate of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers.

      The National Lawyers Guild was the nation's first racially integrated bar association.[3] Among the NLG's first causes was its support of President Roosevelt's New Deal, which was opposed by the American Bar Association (ABA). NLG assisted the emerging labor movement, and opposed the racial segregation policies in the ABA and in society in general.[1]
      It is a shame that a poster on a predominantly liberal website would have never heard of the NLG. A shame, but given the right-ward movement here of late, not a surprise.

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