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

    May 10, 2018 Contact: Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, NLG President president@nlg.org 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: https://palestinelegal.org/news/rights-groups-tell-universities-protect-free-speech 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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  • NLG-IC Joins Letter Demanding NYC Bar Association Rescind Invitation to Israeli Apartheid Leader, Dani Dayan

    Global Justice and Human Rights Network  April 16, 2018 The New York City Bar Association ATTN: Senior Lawyers Committee, Barry Bloom, Chair New York, NY 10036 customerservice@nycbar.org cfavorite@nycbar.org efriedman@nycbar.org f.: 212-869-4451 t.: 212.382.6600 RE: A Conversation with Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York: Public Affairs Luncheon Dear Senior Lawyers Committee of […]

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  • NLG letter to Venezuelan president Maduro on detention of left opposition leaders as presidential election approaches

    The National Lawyers Guild, as a longtime supporter of the Bolivarian project, sent the below letter to Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and Attorney General Tarek Saab on March 20. The letter is critical of a trend toward repression and even arrests against left-wing or Chavista critics of the government, in this case former Minister of […]

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  • Northeast Asia Peace and Demilitarization Legal Delegation – May 2018

    Sponsored by the Lawyers for Demilitarization and Peace in Korea, The Ubuntuworks Project and the International Committee of the National Lawyers Guild Please join us as we visit South Korea at this key time for peace in the region and also attend the National Japanese Lawyers Association for Freedom (JLAF)  Convention in Japan. Many JLAF lawyers have attended […]

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  • Register now: International Committee Weekend: Phoenix, AZ – February 23-25

    Registration Open: The next International Committee Weekend will take place in Phoenix, AZ on February 23-25, 2018 Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ Register now! https://nlgicweekend.eventbrite.com ** Note: If you are interested in attending and participating in the retreat but are facing financial barriers to coming to Phoenix, please contact us at international@nlg.org. The IC is working to […]

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  • Labor and Employment Committee Cuba Delegation: Bilateral research and international conference on labor rights

    The National Lawyers Guild Labor & Employment Committee serves as program consultant to Marazul Charters, a licensed travel service provider, on an annual research program in Cuba.  The program consists of an international conference and a professional research program.  Labor lawyers, trade unionists and neutrals have been a part of these delegations since 2000.  In the winter of […]

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  • Honduran Democracy Activist Urgently Needs Your Solidarity

    We are reposting the following call to action from the Alliance for Global Justice: Honduran democracy activist Edwin Espinal Robelo has been detained by authorities. Even though he is a civilian, he is scheduled to appear before a military tribunal this week. Espinal has been denied the right to meet with his lawyer. Click here: […]

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