Tag Archive: CCR Docket Fall 1991

Linder v. Calero – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1991

On April 28, 1987, Benjamin Linder, a U.S. citizen, and two Nicaraguans were murdered by contras who attacked the site of a small dam they were building in the village of Bocay. The dam was part of a project to…
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International War Crimes

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Ange v. Bush – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1991

Like Paterson v. Bush, 26-year­ old college student Michael Ange objected to his deployment to drive a five-ton fuel truck in Saudi Arabia, claiming that it exceeded the oath that he and other reservists took because “we never swore to…
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Civil Liberties

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United States v. Paterson – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1991

On August 29, 1991, 22-year-old Californian Jeffrey Paterson publicly proclaimed his opposition to the Gulf war and refused to join the hundreds of thousands of U.S. armed forces President Bush had already sent to the Middle East. While staff sergeants…
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Civil Liberties

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In re Tula – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1991

Maria Teresa Tula viuda de Canales, a Salvadoran woman, is seeking political asylum in the United States. In El Salvador she worked with Comadres, the “Committee of Mothers,” an organization of women formed to advocate for “disappeared,” arrested and otherwise…
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International War Crimes

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In the Matter of Williams – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1991

Dessima Williams, former Ambassador from Grenada to the Organization of American States and a leading critic of U.S. Caribbean policy, was seized in Washington, D.C. by immigration officials in October 1984. The arrest took place on the anniversary of the…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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In re Bolivian Textiles – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1991

Ancient and sacred textiles, many of which date frpm Pre-Colombian times, have been wrongfully taken by U.S. dealers from their owners-the Indian people of the Andean village of Coroma, Bolivia. The loss of the textiles has had a devastating effect…
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International War Crimes

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Dellums v. Bush – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1991

As the President deployed soaring numbers of U.S. armed forces to the Gulf, and campaigned for authorization from the United Nations and Middle Eastern states to oust Iraq from Kuwait militarily, an offensive attack on Iraq loomed. At this stage,…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Bullfrog Films v. Wick – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1991

CCR filed suit on behalf of documentary filmmakers whose films were denied “certificates of educational character” by the U.S. Information Agency (USIA). Such certificates are granted under an international treaty designed to facilitate the free flow of ideas among nations….
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Civil Liberties

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Xuncax v. Gramajo – International Human Rights – CCR Docket Fall 1991

While accepting a diploma in June 1991 as distinguished scholar during commencement ceremonies at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Guatemalan ex-Defense Minister Hector Gramajo was stopped and served legal papers charging that he designed, ordered, implemented and directed a program…
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International War Crimes

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Salas v. United States – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1991

On December 20, 1989, the United States invaded the Republic of Panama, violating the integrity, sovereignty and self­ determination of  this nation. Independent Panamanian human rights organizations estimate that over 2000 Panamanian civilians were killed and many thousands wounded during…
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International War Crimes

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