News & Commentary

Congratulations to PLO Attorney Joey Mogul for Recieving the 2015 US Human Rights Network Movement Builders Award

Congratulations to PLO attorney Joey Mogul for the 2015 US Human Rights Network Movement Builders Awards for their dedicated work, leadership and collective organizing on the successful Burge torture reparations campaign and to Stan Willis for his brilliant vision and leadership raising more »

Reparations Won: An Historic Victory in the Struggle Aginst Chicago Police Torture

The 20 year reign of police torture that was orchestrated by Commander Jon Burge and implicated former Mayor Richard M. Daley and a myriad of high ranking police and prosecutorial ocials, has haunted the City of Chicago for decades. Finally, more »

Illinois Appellate Court Issues an Important Decision in Shawn Whirl’s Police Torture Case

On August 12, 2015, the Illinois Appellate Court issued an important decision in the Shawn Whirl police torture case that  was litigated by Flint Taylor and Ben Elson of the People’s Law Office and Tara Thompson of the University of Chicago more »

NLG International Committee Testimony to UN Decolonization Committee – Hearings on Puerto Rico 6/22/15

Jan Susler, partner at the PLO and co-chair of the NLG International Committee’s Puerto Rico Subcommittee, testified before the United Nations Decolonization Committee, urging that Puerto Ricans be able to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination, free of U.S. colonialism more »

Reflecting Upon the Recent Police Standoff in Edgewater

A week ago, there were reports of a police standoff for five hours overnight in Edgewater that brought scores of police vehicles to a several block area and resulted in the arrests of over 30 men, women and children charged more »
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