• NLG, PSLS, CCR, ACLU-MA urge Northeastern student government to uphold student democracy

    On Thursday, March 12, Palestine Solidarity Legal Support, along with the ACLU of Massachusetts, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild sent a letter to Northeastern University Student Body President and student government members, urging them to resist calls to suppresses student democracy by preventing the student body […]

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  • Audio: Drones and Targeted Killing Panel and Presentation

    With Jeanne Mirer, Marjorie Cohn, David Akerson The audio recording (downloadable or streamable online) is now available for “Drones and Targeted Killing,” the book presentation and panel discussion from the March 7 National Lawyers Guild International Committee retreat in Denver. The discussion includes presentations by Marjorie Cohn (Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law), Jeanne Mirer […]

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  • Public Sector Workers in the Crosshairs of International Capital: Workshop Documents and Materials

    The International Labor Justice Working Group presented a workshop on “Public Sector Workers in the Crosshairs of International Capital: Resisting Austerity and Fighting for our Human Rights to Organize, Bargain Collectively and Strike” at the NLG’s San Juan convention on October 26, 2013. The speakers in this workshop, from Puerto Rico, Canada and Cuba, analyzed […]

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  • Rio minus 20: A Call for Global Grassroots Action

    By Andrew Reid The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20, was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from June 13 to June 22. Andrew Reid, chair of the Environmental Human Rights Committee and the Indigenous Peoples Rights Subcommittee, attended the conference, and the alternative People’s Summit, representing the International Association of […]

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  • Video: Jeanne Mirer on Agent Orange and the Campaign for Justice

    Jeanne Mirer, co-chair of the International Committee of the National Lawyers Guild and President of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, speaks about the campaign for justice for the victims of Agent Orange on legal, public and legislative levels, and the call for a Day of Action on August 10, 2012, Agent Orange Day. Filmed […]

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  • Peoples’ and Civil Society Call for Decade for People of African Descent

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee has signed on to the following call for an International Decade for People of African Descent. If your organization would like to sign on, please email all endorsements to kakuno@ushrnetwork.org. Peoples’ and Civil Society letter to the United Nations Member States calling for the UN General Assembly to declare […]

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  • Human Rights Crisis Continues in the Philippines: Women Lawyers Release Update of Report

    The findings of the delegation’s visit to the Philippines were originally set forth in Seeking Answers: Probing Political Persecution, Repression & Human Rights Violations in the Philippines, published in September 2006. Since that time, the authors have continued to monitor developments in the Philippines, and remain concerned about the rising number of extrajudicial killings and […]

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  • Pending Execution of Iraqi Women: NLG Demands Repudiation of Death Sentences

    By Jeanne Mirer, NLG International Committee The National Lawyers Guild International Committee (NLG-IC), a network of human rights attorneys, law students, and legal workers, has received information that an Iraqi Tribunal has convicted and intends to put three young Iraqi women, Wassan Talib , age 31; Zeynab Fadhil age 25 and Liqa Omar Muhammad age […]

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  • NLG Delegation Reports on Bolivia

    By Lawrence Mark Stern On January 10, the day that we left Bolivia – and nearly a year after the inauguration of indigenous leader Evo Morales as president – the people of the city of Cochabamba erupted. The indigenous people of that town massed in the central plaza, threatening to take the town, trying to […]

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  • “I Swore to Uphold the Constitution. Instead, I Disgraced It”

    Vermont Legislature Says Bring Them Home Now! By James Marc Leas, International Committee Member The Vermont Senate and House both passed resolutions “urging the President and Congress to commence immediately the orderly withdrawal of American military forces from Iraq.” The resolutions also both urge Vermont “Governor [James] Douglas to enlist the support of other members […]

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