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  • International Tribunal of Conscience (ITC), Mexico: Confronting Repression Faced by Defenders Fighting for Self-Determination

    International Tribunal of Conscience (ITC), Mexico August 9-20, 2018: Confronting Repression Faced by Defenders Fighting for Self-Determination  By Jose Luis Fuentes The Mesoamerica subcommittee of the NLG International Committee Task Force on the Americas (TFA) has done country investigation in El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico since the strategic planning session in Phoenix.[1]  A decision, among […]

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  • NLG Delegation: International Tribunal of Conscience in Mexico

    The National Lawyers Guild is thrilled to announce our Summer International Tribunal of Conscience (ITC) in Guerrero, Mexico, this year holding sessions from August 9 – August 20, 2018! More than ever, it is crucial to show our solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Mexico in their struggle for self-determination in the face of the […]

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  • Video: NLG’s Eric Sirotkin on US-DPRK summit in Singapore

    National Lawyers Guild International Committee member and the chair of Lawyers for Peace and Demilitarization in Korea, Eric Sirotkin, spoke on RT on June 12 about his thoughts on the U.S.-DPRK summit that took place in Singapore. “The days and weeks ahead are essential for showing whether this is for show or whether it’s something […]

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  • NYC, June 12: “Couscous – Seeds of Dignity” Film Screening and Discussion

    Tuesday, June 12 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Verso’s Brooklyn Loft 20 Jay Street, Ste 1010 Brooklyn, NY Facebook: We are delighted to invite you for a film screening and an evening discussion of Habib Ayeb’s “Couscous: Seeds of Dignity”. This award-winning documentary focuses on the political, social, economic and ecological conditions of cereal […]

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  • Video: Eric Sirotkin speaks on peace in Korea

    The following interview on RT International features NLG IC member and coordinator of Lawyers for Peace and Disarmament in Korea, Eric Sirotkin. Eric was interviewed from Seoul on May 16, where he and other NLG and LPDK members were conducting a U.S. legal delegation to support peace in Korea. Watch the interview online:

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  • Statement of the 2018 United States Legal Delegation to Korea

    The following statement was released by the U.S. legal delegation to Korea, including members of the National Lawyers Guild and Lawyers for Peace and Demilitarization in Korea, on May 17, 2018: Following the meeting of the leaders of Korea which captured the imagination of the world and created hope for a real and lasting peace […]

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  • NLG Denounces Civil Rights Violations Against Puerto Rican Activists and Human Rights Lawyers

    May 10, 2018 Contact: Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, NLG President NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) joins the Puerto Rican civil rights and legal communities in condemning the actions of law enforcement and the Puerto Rico Department of Justice (PRDOJ), in response to their ongoing persecution and intimidation of human rights lawyers and activists. […]

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  • NLG, Rights Groups Tell Universities Across the U.S. to Stand Up For Students and Faculty Under Attack

    The following post is reposted in its majority from Palestine Legal: The NLG, Palestine Legal and 13 national civil rights and social justice groups wrote to 280 U.S. universities this week to demand that they take forceful action to protect free speech in response to targeted harassment by right-wing Israel advocacy groups. The letter describes the climate […]

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  • Judith Berkan: Updates on Puerto Rico + KPFA Radio Interview

    Judith Berkan, co-chair of the Puerto Rico subcommittee, spoke with host Dennis Bernstein on April 18 on KPFA’s Flashpoints, discussing the current situation in Puerto Rico. Listen Online  | Download the MP3 She also issued an update to friends and family about the state of Puerto Rico today, facing post-Hurricane Maria devastation, colonialism, and austerity […]

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  • IADL condemns military intervention in Syria

    The following statement was released by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, of which the National Lawyers Guild is an affiliate: The International Association of Democratic Lawyers, a non-governmental organization founded in 1946, with member associations throughout the world and with consultative status in ECOSOC, condemns the April 13, 2018 airstrikes by the United States, […]

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