• NLG Calls on President Obama to Withdraw Executive Order Declaring Venezuela National Security Threat‏‎

    On March 8, 2015, President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 13692, which declared a national emergency, calling Venezuela “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States,” and imposed sanctions on several Venezuelan officials. Now that he has publicly backpedaled on his claim, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) […]

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  • New Report: Delegation to Colombia Peace Talks in Cuba

    A strong contingent of NLG members participated in a recent delegation to Cuba to observe, meet with and learn about the Colombia peace talks, organized by the Alliance for Global Justice. The delegation, which took place from April 11-18, has issued a new report with its findings, program, observations and conclusions. NLG Participants included: President-Elect […]

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  • NLG joins open letter of US NGOs and citizens calling for retraction of Obama’s executive order on Venezuela

    New York, April 2, 2015 – In an Open Letter addressed to President Barack Obama, over 119 U.S. academics, activists and NGOs called on their head of state to rescind his Executive Order declaring Venezuela “an unusual and extraordinary threat to U.S. national security”. On March 9, 2015, President Obama invoked his executive powers to […]

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  • NLG IC at the World Social Forum

    (Neo)Colonial Militarism and State Violence: Global – Local Connections The National Lawyers Guild is a co-sponsor of the following event at the World Social Forum, the international gathering of social movements taking place in Tunis March 24-28: TIME: March 27, 3 pm LOCATION: Salle TD9, World Social Forum, Tunis, Tunisia From the Arab uprisings, to […]

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  • International Tribunal to Hear Rights Violations in the Philippines

    The National Lawyers Guild and International Association of Democratic Lawyers are among the co-convenors of an international tribunal to try cases of human rights violations under the presidency of Benigno S. Aquino III, launched on March 12 at the University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City. Dubbed as the International Peoples’ Tribunal (IPT), the initiative […]

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  • 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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