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					                    NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD
March 2002
                                 SF BAY AREA CHAPTER
                       WORK CONTINUES
UC HASTINGS ALUMNI! Contact Hastings, the Law School that Ate the                              As the government continues on its mission to
Tenderloin, to oppose the garage!                                                       wage war on dissent, condone the most recent wave of
                                                                                        racial profiling, hold prisoners incommunicado both
by Andrew Taylor                                                                        domestically and in Guantanamo, set up military
                                                                                        tribunals, conduct an illegal war in Afghanistan and
          UC Hastings plans to build an 885 space-parking garage on the lot it          threaten more, and nuclear, wars, the Guild is also
owns at the corner of Golden Gate and Larkin. A wide range of community                 planning for a long struggle.
groups, such as the St. Anthony Foundation, Sierra Club and the Tenderloin                     On the afternoon of September 11th, 20 people
Housing Clinic want Hastings to include housing and reduce the number of                met in the Guild office to discuss plans for the new
parking spaces because homes for people, not cars, would better serve the               period; 10 activists and 10 Guild attorneys. The activists
community and Hastings. Hastings is exempted from local zoning ordinances as            had called us immediately, said they feared a backlash
a state agency.                                                                         on them, and asked what supportthe NLG could offer.
          Although Hastings began developing the proposal two to three years            That was the birth of the Know Your Rights brochure,
ago and has an agreement with the State to provide 300 parking spaces for               which has been translated into Spanish, Farsi, Arabic
employees at the State Office Building located across the street from the site,         and Portugese, (availavble at www.nlg.org), with over
Hastings first announced its intent to build the parking garage last November.          60,000 distributed in the Bay Area and South Bay
The administration at Hastings informed the student body by burying the news            alone. In addition, the Guild’s 24-hour hotline was
within a three-page memo distributed during the winter break, although every            established, and continues today.
chance it gets Hastings claims to build the garage for the students.                            Two hotline calls have received national press
          The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) released by Hastings             coverage: the woman who was contacted by the FBI
to comply with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act             and threatened with a Grand Jury subpoena because of
inadequately considers alternatives and uses unreasonable assumptions to conclude       her work with Women in Black (which silently protests
that the garage will cause no significant impacts, freeing it from a legal obligation   the treatment of Palestinians), and the man who was
to mitigate those impacts. As both project sponsor and lead agency, Hastings has        visted by the FBI after talking at his health club about
the legal authority to identify and evaluate the environmental impacts of the           the war, oil and bombing. A recent call was from a man
proposed garage, and then certify those results without ever submitting them to         who was being held in INS detention. We provided an
another agency for approval.                                                            attorney to represent him at his bond hearing. The judge
          The DEIR does not consider mixed use alternatives, like eliminating           granted reduced bond, the INS attorney didn't object,
parking spaces to make room for housing units, which have been shown to work            then an INS agent said he could not be released because
and generate more revenue than would the proposed parking garage. The only              he was from Pakistan. We called a reporter from the
alternative the DEIR considers, other than not building the garage, is removing         San Jose Mercury news, and an hour after he called the
the elevator equipment apparatus, which reduces the height of the garage from           INS, the man was released.
107 feet to 80 feet. I call this “with the party hat” or “without the party hat”               The Chapter has held an MCLE for criminal
because it is superficial and an alternative in name only.                              defense attorneys about political grand juries, and an
          The DEIR also laughably asserts that only people already driving will         MCLE for immigration attorneys about bond, detention
park at the proposed garage, shifting from where they park now, and that 885 new        and deportation issues. We were recently approached
parking spaces in downtown San Francisco will not cause a single person to start        by a member of Filipinos for Affirmative Action, which
driving. If Hastings assumption were true, the parking lot that would most likely       is organizing with the airport security workers who will
lose business would be the Civic Center underground garage, revenues from               lose their jobs because of their lack of citizenship. She
which go into the San Francisco General Fund.                                           asked for help with the increase of wrongful discharge
          Hastings has not considered or is simply indifferent to the impact of the     cases stemming from the racism that September 11th
garage on the Tenderloin. Many individuals at a public comment hearing on               has unleashed. We are looking for labor and employment
March 6 stated that the lack of foot traffic on the streets around the garage will      attorneys who are interested in helping. We have also
create an environment in which crime can flourish. Others stated that the garage        established a speaker’s bureau which averages about
and the influx of automobile traffic will increase the pedestrian death rate in the     two engagements a week, addressing the domestic
Tenderloin, the second highest in San Francisco, especially in light of the many        consequences of September 11th.
                                                              continued on page 3                                           continued on page 3
                                                                        to work on federal court litigation, asylum, and deportation defense.
March                                                                   Qualifications: Experience in immigration law preferred. Spanish
20     CHALLENGE ON THE STREETS; A Community Forum                      language required. Good computer skills. Ability to work
to Share Perspectives on Homelessness in Japan and the U.S. 6:30        collectively. Salary commensurate with experience.
- 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2002 Institute of East Asian           Send resumes with cover letter to:
Studies, UC Berkeley (2223 Fulton Street, 6th Fl.)                      Dennis Schmoeckel, Law Office Administrator
                                                                        Van Der Hout & Brigagliano
23    March and Rally in Defense of Airport Screeners Assemble          180 Sutter Street, Fifth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104
11a.m. at Oakland 12th St BART; March to Fed Bldg for 1pm rally         Via e-mail to jobs@vblaw.com or facsimile to 415/981-3003.
in Square. Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace & Justice. Info:
Labor4Justice@aspenlinx.com                                             Trial Lawyers For Public Justice (TLPJ) is accepting applications
                                                                        for 2-year fellowship. The Baron-Brayton Fellow is for recent law
24     Annual Cesar Chavez Holiday Parade and Festival. 11 am           school grads and will begin in Sept. 2002 in TLPJ's Oakland offices.
assemble Justin Herman Plaza, SF Noon parade to Civic Center for        The Fellow will help develop, coordinate the handling of, and
festival. Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez' brother Richard are          litigate TLPJ's cases. The Fellow will help expand TLPJ's docket by
Grand Marshals. Kicks off 40th anniversary of UFW. Call the office      networking with other public interest groups and working
if you want to arrange to carry the NLG banner.                         collaboratively with TLPJ's staff attorneys. Send resume, transcript,
                                                                        writing sample and two references to: Baron-Brayton Fellowship,
April                                                                   Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, One Kaiser Plaza, Ste. 275,
                                                                        Oakland, CA. 94612. Website: www.tlpj.org.
11      Ward Churchill on COINTELPRO at New College
Theater, 777 Valencia, SF, 7pm

15     NLG Civil Rights Committee meeting 6:30pm Contact
                                                                        LAW STUDENT ORGANIZER JOB OPEN
Patti Roberts for location pela2@earthlink.net or 510/893-2860.
                                                                        The Law Student Organizer (LSO) works under the supervision of
18      Wobblies on Trial: Roots of FBI Repression, featuring           the Executive Committee of the San Francisco/Bay Area NLG to
Utah Phillips, co-sponsored by the IWW, Humanist Hall, 390 27th         coordinate activities and organize law students among the Bay Area
St, at Broadway, Oakland, 7pm                                           NLG student chapters. Emphasis is placed on organizing at New
                                                                        College, USF, UC Hastings, UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall), Golden Gate
20     National Marches Protesting the War Abroad & at Home             University, and Stanford. In addition, the LSO works to foster
In SF: 11am gather at Dolores Park; Noon march to Civic Center.         chapters at JFK (Walnut Creek), UC Davis, and Santa Clara. The
Info at: www.internationalANSWER.org                                    LSO is expected to work 5-10 hours per week at $12 per hour.

                                                                        Responsibilities include:
                                                                           Participate in executive committee conference calls that precede
JOBS — AVAILABLE & SOUGHT                                               board meetings. Present monthly report to executive committee on
Attorney seeking contract or fulltime employment. Work experience       NLG activities at the law schools.
consists of primarily labor and employment law, but willing to work        Act as an organizer and a liaison of law students with respect to
in other areas on a contract basis. Contact Scott M. De Nardo, 702      chapter activities: for example, LSO should publicize chapter
A 14th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114, 510/847-1104,                   activities at the schools, bring requests for information from the
smdenardo@yahoo.com.                                                    school chapters to the Board, and disseminate job postings to the
                                                                        school chapters.
Paralegal position wanted; permanent or contract work welcome.             Work with National student vice presidents to coordinate Bay
Earned paralegal certificate while a prisoner in Folsom & Corcoran      Area student involvement in national campaigns.
State Prisons. Obtained an Order to Show Cause in pro-per habeas           Coordinate law school events, such as monthly and biannual
petition in the Northern District. Especially interested in work for    events (e.g. Alternative Law Day in the fall and the National Law
a progressive criminal or civil rights office. Stanley Goff, 650/870-   Student Day of Action in the spring).
8464 or Goffs@mail2world.com.                                              Organize regular meetings with student chapter representatives
                                                                        and recruit and retain new and existing law student membership.
NLG Law Student in final semester at USF seeks part-time                   Assist chapters in sponsoring at least one Guild event per semester
employment approx. 10 -15 hours per week. Available long or short       at each school.
term through May for research or other legal support. References,          Work in coalition with other student groups.
writing sample, etc. upon request. Please contact Bill Metke: 415/
642-9675 or billmetke@yahoo.com.                                        Send resumes to:
                                                                        National Lawyers Guild/LSO Position
Paralegal. Van Der Hout & Brigagliano, a nationally renowned, full-     558 Capp St., San Francisco, CA 94110
service immigration and nationality law firm, is seeking a paralegal    contact Riva Enteen 415/285-1055 (tel) 415/285-5066 (fax)
Hastings, con't from front                                               Post 911 Work , con't from front
senior citizens who call the Tenderloin their home.
          Finally, Hastings has an obligation to replace the housing              With all this consistent work beginning immediately following
it destroyed when it demolished two residential hotels that formerly     the event, the Chapter was able to obtain funding to hire part-time
stood on the site. Hastings claimed that the 1989 earthquake             staff to do Post 9-11 work.
damaged the buildings beyond repair but independent evaluations                   The Guild National Executive Committee (NEC) decided at
disputed that conclusion. Hastings now claims that providing             our annual convention in Tuscon last October to launch a national
housing to the general public does not conform with its educational      NLG Post 9-11 Project based in NYC. The national office is
mission. Conveniently for Hastings, providing parking to the             moving, so at the February NEC meeting, it was decided to move the
general public does conform with its educational mission.                national Post 9-11 Project to San Francisco (pending our board
          Hastings will publish the final Environmental Impact           approval, which was given) for three months until the national office
Report for the garage on April 12, 2002 but does not plan to begin       is established in its new office location. Thus, we have funding for
construction until August. Randy Shaw, Executive Director of the         a full time staff person for three months, who will develop both local
Tenderloin Housing Clinic, has stated that if Hastings continues         and national post 9-11 work. After the national project moves back
with its plan, it will be seen as a "declaration of war" against the     to NY, we intend to obtain funding to continue the local organizing
community. Father Kelly, of the Tenderloin Neighborhood                  work. A person has been hired and will begin next week.
Development Corp. has declared that people "will be standing in                   National work will include developing Guild contacts around
front of the bulldozers, should they appear."                            the country and facilitating their organizing efforts by sending out
          Everyone, and especially concerned Hastings alumni,            Know Your Rights brochures and CD’s, speakers bureau materials,
should contact the UC Hastings Board of Directors to inform the          and press releases for local media work. The chapter work will
Board that their current proposal is unreasonable and should be          include overseeing the hotline and speakers bureau, helping with
scrapped, and that a revised proposal for the site should honestly       more local outreach into impacted communities, holding student
consider the impact upon the Tenderloin and San Francisco and the        visa clinics at local colleges with large a large foreign student
actual needs of the student.                                             enrollment, and working with local coalitions.
          To contact the UC Hastings Board of Directors directly                  The goal of both the national and local work is to help build
and individually, contact Susan M. Thomas, General Counsel and           resistance to this period of repression. If you are not yet involved
Secretary, Hastings College of the Law, at 415/ 565-4715 for that        in this work and would like to know how you can plug in, please call
information. Otherwise, contact or write to the Board of Directors,      Riva at 285-1055 or e-mail her at nlgriva@pacbell.net.
c/o Susan Thomas, General Counsel and Secretary, Hastings College
of the Law, 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.
          For information about the proposed parking garage, contact     JUVENILE JUSTICE TASK FORCE
David Seward, Chief Financial Officer, Hastings College of the
Law, 415/565-4710, email sewardd@uchastings.edu. For
                                                                                San Francisco Supervisor Matt Gonzalez recently established
information about alternatives to the garage, contact Central City
                                                                         a Juvenile Justice Task Force, which will study how the City spends
SRO Collaborative, 415/771-9850.
                                                                         its money on juvenile justice, and how it can improve the allocation
                                                                         of City resources. He requested that Program Director Riva Enteen
Andrew Taylor is a first year law student at UC Hastings College of
                                                                         hold one of the three seats on this six-month task force because of
the Law who is an active member of the UC Hastings NLG Chapter.
                                                                         her five years’ experience doing budget advocacy through the
                                                                         People’s Budget. Guild member Whitney Leigh was also appointed
                                                                         to the Task Force. The Chapter is forming a committee of people
DONATE YOUR OLD SUITS                                                    interested in working on juvenile justice issues, particularly people
                                                                         who have experience with the system and ideas for how services can
        Several years ago, the Litigation Section of the State Bar       be improved. The committee will help Riva develop the work of the
started its Law Suits Program to benefit those in need with used         Task Force. Please call Riva if you are interested:415/285-1055.
professional clothing. The Section is now taking the program
statewide. This year, in association with the Men's Wearhouse, the
Litigation Section announces a statewide clothing drive to support
men and women who are transitioning from assistance programs to          WISH LIST
self-sufficiency. During the month of March, simply drop off your
used suits (men's or women's) at any Men's Wearhouse store. The          Since the office is growing its program and staff, it is in need of:
suits will be donated to nonprofit organizations that help jobless       Computer (prefer Mac will take PC if printer available)
people find work. You will receive a receipt for your donation and       Compatable Printer
a 10% discount on all future Men's Wearhouse purchases through           4-drawer Filing Cabinets
the Men's Wearhouse VIP Program. Please join me in donating
suits to this worthy cause. Your participation will make a difference.   March with the NLG contingent at the West Coast
Thank you for your time and consideration.
           Curtis D. Parvin, Esq.
                                                                         Anti-War March on April 20 in San Francisco. Look
           Chair, Litigation Section of the State Bar of California      for the NLG banner at Dolores & 18th Sts. at 11:30a.m.
           e-mail: cparvin@sdma.com
EARTH FIRST! VS THE FBI &                                                  THEATRE NIGHT AT
OPD; HISTORIC LAWSUIT                                                      BERKELEY REP
BEGINS APRIL 8TH                                                           Join with NLG members at a night of theatre for a performance of
                                                                           Tony Kushner's HOMEBODY/KABUL on Wednesday, May 29th
       On May 24, 1990, Earth First! organizers Darryl Cherney and         and for a reception with the director.
Judi Bari were the victims of a motion triggered car bomb as they
drove through Oakland on a tour to promote Redwood Summer, a               The Chapter has arranged for tickets for this exciting new production
nonviolent direct action campaign opposed to logging the last old          at the Berkeley Rep Theater. We will also have our own reception
growth redwoods. The FBI and Oakland Police showed up at the               with the Rep's Artistic Director, Tony Taccone.
bomb scene within minutes and quickly arrested the pair for
transporting the bomb, despite ample evidence that Judi was the            The Guild office is selling these tickets with reception as a fundraiser
intended target. The Alameda County DA eventually refused to               for $50 a seat. This is only $8 above individual ticket prices and
press charges against the pair due to lack of evidence. No real            those don't come with a reception.
investigation to find the bombers was ever done and the bombers
remain at large today. Instead the FBI used the bombing as an              Please send in your check payable to the NLG, 558 Capp Street, San
opportunity to vilify Earth First! and expand surveillance of              Francisco, CA 94110. Tickets will be held at the door. Don't delay
nonviolent environmentalists.                                              as the supply is limited and it is a first come,first serve basis.
       In 1991, Judi and Darryl filed a civil rights lawsuit against the
FBI and Oakland Police Department for false arrest, illegal search         HOMEBODY/KABUL By Tony Kushner
and seizure and conspiracy to violate their first amendment rights.
The lawsuit is exposing the FBI's continued use of the notorious and       "Ours is a time of connection; the private, and we must accept this,
now illegal “COINTELPRO” program- the FBI campaign to, in                  the private is gone. All must be touched. All touch corrupts. All must
their words, “disrupt and neutralize” political dissidents. Judi died      be corrupted." from The Homebody
of breast cancer in 1997 but the case survives and is scheduled for
trial April 8, 2002 at the Oakland Federal Courthouse.                             The Homebody, a bored, emotionally imprisoned but wildly
                                                                           intellectual English woman, finds refuge and escape in the alternate
What You Can Do to Help!                                                   world of Afghanistan, which she romanticizes with the help of a
        Come to the trial!! Beginning April 8th, 2002 and continuing       tourist guidebook. Her mysterious disappearance in Afghanistan
for six weeks, Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-1:30 pm at the Oakland              prompts an ensuing search by her husband and daughter who arrive
Federal Courthouse, 1301 Clay St (Clay at 13th St).                        in the foreign land unprepared for the adventures and contradictions
        Donate money to the legal fund. Make checks payable to             that await them.
Earth First!                                                                       In their quest for truth and closure, the lines between the real
For more information contact:                                              and the unreal, the political and the personal, the public and the
Earth First! / Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters                           private, the psychological and the sociological, are intentionally
2530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702                                     blurred and artfully ambiguous. As in his previous work (Angels In
(510) 548-3113 www.judibari.org                                            America, Hydriotaphia, Slavs!), Tony Kushner's ability to provoke,
                                                                           entertain, reinvent and reconstitute language is astonishing; with
May 24, 2002 is the 12th Anniversary of the bombing of Judi                Homebody/Kabul, Kushner reaffirms his status as one of the most
Bari and Darryl Cherney.                                                   important and dynamic contemporary dramatists in the world.


          Low income youth of color in our community experience                      The young people participating in the program also learned
oppressive attitudes and policies on a daily basis. Harassment by the      about law from a progressive standpoint on the Boalt Hall campus,
police, prosecutors with sole discretion to charge children as adults,     conducted mock trials, explored current political events, and met
and drastic cutbacks in educational services are only a few examples.      community activists. Julie Posadas, an executive board member,
The Guild is enabling young people to learn about and change the           developed a segment of the curriculum that not only helped them
legal system rather than becoming victimized by it.                        understand how the juvenile justice system works, but tied that
          Through a partnership with the Center for Youth                  knowledge together with communication skills that will enable the
Development through Law, last summer an Oakland high school                youth to advocate for themselves and work for systemic change.
student named Adela Armas interned with Rob and Riva in the San                    Please help bring these opportunities to more youth of color
Francisco Guild Office, and gained a tremendous sense of                   this summer by contributing financially, hosting an intern in your
empowerment. Many other low income young people interned in                office, or becoming a mentor. Be a catalyst for social change (and
legal aid and progressive law offices thanks to the efforts and            maybe get some extra help around the office as well)! Call Nancy
financial contributions of Guild members.                                  Schiff, 510-642-4520.
NO MORE PRISONS                                                            REBECCA YOUNG
by Rose Braz                                                               FUNDRAISER
                                                                                  Julie Drous, Liz Grossman, Freya Horne, Fran Ternus, Julie
        Our campaign to stop California from building yet another          Traun, Nina Wilder and Betsy Wolkin are hosting a fundraiser to
prison is reaching a turning point. Legislative aides tell us that the     support and buoy their friend and colleague, Rebecca Young.
$12.5 billion deficit and a declining prison population give us a real     Rebecca is a Guild member, criminal defense attorney, founding
chance to stop Delano II during UPCOMING BUDGET HEARINGS,                  member of Women Defenders, Professor at New College of the Law,
BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!                                                     mother of two young sons, and wife and partner of Bill Harris.
        After winning our historic lawsuit, generating more than                  Bill Harris is facing murder charges and resources are going
1000 comments in opposition to the new prison, and amassing a              to build a successful defense. Please join these women in making
broad statewide coalition, we have a real opportunity to eliminate         personal gifts to Rebecca to help with some basics to maintain a
2002-03 funding for the prison.                                            semblance of “normal life” for the kids and family.
        We are asking organizations to SEND or SIGN ONTO a                        Join them for food and wine on Thursday, March 21, 2002 6-
LETTER or use it as a sample to write your own. Text of the letter         8:30 pm at 1010 Grayson Street, Berkeley. (Exit I-80 East at Ashby.
can be found at www.criticalresistance.org.                                Make first left on Seventh St. Three blocks to Grayson, turn right.)
        We need you to let Sacramento know that people across the          Donations at the door. RSVP Liz Grossman 510/548-5106 or
state oppose the prison and strongly prefer that the state spend $335      lzgrossman@aol.com. If you can’t come, send a donation to
million plus interest (another $300 million) and operating costs (up       Rebecca Young at the above address, Suite One, 94710.
to $120 million per year) on programs which will benefit California.
        We need to get the letter to the legislators who sit on the
budget committee and your local representatives by April 8. Fax
letters to Critical Resistance at 510/444-2177.
         If you have any questions, please call or email us.               Congratulations to chapter members Stephanie Godt
In Solidarity,                                                              & Ellen Novogrodsky on the birth of their daughter
Rose Braz                          Craig Gilmore                                      Chava Orli Novogrodsky-Godt.
Critical Resistance                CA Prison Moratorium Project                        3/5/02 11:20a.m. 6lbs 3oz.
510-444-0484                        510-652-6633
rose@criticalresistance.org         craig@igc.org

                                                                           THE IMPACT FUND PRESENTS
MCLI GALA FOR PEACE APRIL 6                                                “CALIFORNIA’S EQUAL JUSTICE
by Ann Fagan Ginger                                                        STEALTH WEAPON:
       Remember the Free Speech Movement? Your first draft                 GOVERNMENT CODE 11135”
client in the Vietnam War? The first wheelchair picket you
represented? The first deportation case?                                          Last year the U.S. Supreme Court’s Sandoval decision dealt
       Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute is inviting all the lawyers,   a devastating blow to challenges of governmental conduct that
activists and clients from 1965 to 2002 movements to tell their            adversely impact protected classes. Meanwhile, in California,
stories at its Gala for Peace on Saturday, April 6, 2002, 10 a.m.-10       recent amendments to Government Code 11135 have created a
p.m. This event will celebrate as the UC-Bancroft Collection puts          potent, though little known, alternative. As amended, the statute
MCLI’s unique 11,000 human rights case histories (1955-’95)                creates a private right of action to enforce the statute and regulations
online for the world. Viewers can also gain access to 400 cartons of       against discrimination by the state, governmental subdivisions, and
MCLI material from NLG files and those of other human rights               recipients of state funding.
organizations and cases through the Bancroft.                                     Come to this “brown bag” seminar to learn about the statue
       From 1 to 5 p.m., four groups of panelists will discuss social      and its regulations and how we can effectively use it to challenge
movements in the United States over the past four decades. Panelists       discriminatory conduct.
include: Steve Bingham, Doris Walker, Gus Newport, Fran Beal.
       Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman of Democracy                   Where: Hastings Civil Justice Clinic, 100 McAllister Street, 3rd
Now, Pacifica, and Congressmember Barbara Lee (D-CA) will be               floor, San Francisco
honored at the reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at the UC-Berkeley Alumni        When: Wednesday March 27, 12:00 – 1:00
House, near Bancroft Way and Dana. Entertainment and dancing               Speaker: Brad Seligman, Executive Director of the Impact Fund
will follow from 8 to 10 p.m. with surprise guests.                        (and involved in drafting recent amendments to Code 11135)
       Steve Birnbaum, MCLI president, says all NLG members
and friends are particularly invited to become sponsors and to send               Please RSVP no later than March 22 by emailing
greetings to the Gala Journal. Call 510/848-0599, fax 510/848-             Rebecca@impactfund.org or calling 510/845-3473, ext. 301. Visit
6008, mcli@igc.org. http://www.sfsu.edu/~mclifc                            their website at www.impactfund.org to lean more of their activities.
     NLGSF has a new website!                                        TAKE ACTION! PROTEST THE
                                                                     NOMINATION OF BUSH AND
       http://www.nlg.org/sf                                         BLAIR FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
NLG Executive Board member Dan Mahoney, who is the
Executive Director of Workplace Fairness, has put our chapter
                                                                             They say that satire died when Henry Kissinger was awarded
on the World Wide Web. He has done a spectacular job, taking
                                                                     the Nobel Peace Prize, but if a Right-wing Norwegian MP has his
the theme from the design of our Annual Report. Please take          way, the Nobel committee will be spitting on its grave.
the time to check out the website. It is a great recruitment tool;           Harald Tom Nesvik, a member of the Norwegian Parliament
you can read a history of the Guild, as well as find out current     from the Right-wing Party of Progress, has nominated U.K. Prime
happenings. You will find many things on the chapter website         Minister Tony Blair and U.S. President George W. Bush for the
including:                                                           Nobel Peace Prize for "decisive action against terrorism, something
Membership brochure (Join the Guild)                                 I believe in the future will be the greatest threat to peace." According
Committees and contacts                                              to the provisions of Nobel, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize "shall
Newsletters (Publications page)                                      have done the most for the best work for fraternity between nations,
Our chapter's Annual Report                                          for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding
                                                                     and promotion of peace congresses."
Calendar section
                                                                             Urge the Nobel Institute to reject the nomination of Tony
Testimonial Dinner information (including ad journal form)           Blair and George W. Bush. Reckless and ever-expanding pursuit of
A brochure on the Racial Privacy Intiative (Program page)            war is not peace, and awarding the Peace Prize for massive world-
Information on The People's Budget (Program page)                    wide military campaigns would be a slap in the face of peace and
The Announcements page will include action alerts and the            justice activists world wide.
Classifieds - Jobs, etc.
We would like to link members' business websites For more info on the Bush and Blair nomination see: http://
from our Members page. Please email us the URL of www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,645075,00.html
your firm or office website for inclusion: nlgsf@nlg.org To take action, go to:
A great big thank you to Annabelle Ison and Ison Design for          http://www.eskimo.com/~cwj2/actions/bushblairnobel.html
the design and layout of our Annual Report mailed out in

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