It's worth noting that the article's reference to "law schools" appears to actually be a reference to the National Lawyer's Guild, a communist organization with recruiters on campuses. See, for example this post
The assessment of them as communists came from my perusal, at length, of their website
. (They are proudly pro-jihadist as well.) When I reviewed it a year ago or so, they had a proud headline story of the NLG sending a delegation to North Korea to, as they put it, "express solidarity with our Communist brothers."
Like Ted Turner, they didn't see any starvation or brutality -- but it was amusing seeing them dance around (and explain away) the clear political handling and Potemkin village treatment they were given. It was sadly funny.
Hmm. That article is gone -- but there's the testimony from NLG to Congress
. In it, North Korea is the victim, and the good guys, and South Korea has the repressive regime.
While there is increased democratization in South Korea, freedom of speech does not exist in the areas of national security, defense or comments related to North Korea. The National Security Act prohibits contact with North Koreans and expressing views consistent with North Korea without government approval. Violators and peace activists we met have spent years in prison for such violations. When I was there this summer a professor was indicted in South Korea for uttering that the Korean war was a war for unification, a view held by the North. The US Congress when it talks about human rights should also call for repeal of the Security Law criminal prohibitions on free association and speech.
They never, um, quite get aronud to mentioning the 250,000 political prisoners in NK, about a quarter of whom die each year from torture, starvation, and overwork. To keep the prison population up, they simply arrest more. But the NLG is unconcerned about their "Communist brothers" in this particular.
I'm sure their Cuba subcommittee and Middle East subcommittee are similar, but I haven't looked at their sites.
The NLG is very
active in protest organizing, perhaps second only to A.N.S.W.E.R.
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