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95 Theses on Janus: Thoughts on the End of Company Unionism

Michael Anderson Michael Anderson is a union lawyer at Murphy Anderson PLLC in Boston. He thinks organizing depends on free speech. He doesn’t like to be called a “labor” lawyer, because that assumes workers sell themselves to capital rather than the other way around. He prefers to practice “surplus value recapture” law. In his real [...]

Book Review: The Torture Machine, Racism and Violence in Chicago

Reviewed by Jeff Haas and Dennis Cunningham Haas and Cunningham are two of the founding partners of the People’s Law Office, now celebrating its 50th year, are longtime NLG members, and are beloved comrades of the author. The Torture Machine, Racism and Police Violence in Chicago, by People’s Law Office and longtime National Lawyers Guild [...]

When Your Colonizers Are Hypocrites: Federal Poverty “Solutions” and Indigenous Survival of Sex Trafficking in Indian Country

Alix Bruce Alix Bruce is a third year juris doctor candidate at American University, Washington College of Law. Many thanks to Amy Tamayo, Marissa Ariel Ditkowsky, Taissa Morimoto, Katlyn Barrett, and Alice Browning for reviewing for mistakes. Also great thanks to Ezra Rosser for your advice. Introduction In the last four years, there has been [...]

Criminalizing the Young: A Racist Horror Story

Paul Von Blum Paul Von Blum is Senior Lecturer in Communication and African American Studies at UCLA. He has taught at the University of California for 51 years and has published extensively in the social sciences, humanities, and law. He is an active member of the California Bar, an NLG member, and has practiced pro [...]

Editor’s Preface: Vol. 76, No. 3 (Fall/Winter 2019)

Meredith O'Harris, Editor-In-Chief The two original, irredeemable American sins—the twin stains forever defacing the Stars and Stripes—are the treatment of American Indians and native Africans, both of which were enslaved and subjected to rigorous and merciless programs of cultural genocide by the United States. The first three features of this issue explore and demonstrate different [...]