• Video: NLG IC Press Conference against U.S. threats of war in Korean peninsula

    On Wednesday, October 18, the National Lawyers Guild International Committee organized a press conference at the Solidarity Center in New York City against U.S. threats of war in the Korean peninsula, especially following President Donald Trump’s threats from the United Nations platform to “destroy” North Korea. Watch the video online: “The progressive legal community is […]

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  • NLG International denounces U.S. withdrawal from UNESCO

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee denounces in the strongest terms the actions of United States President Donald Trump in withdrawing from UNESCO—the United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The withdrawal of the United States from UNESCO in an attempt to suppress and delegitimize global support for the protection of Palestinian culture is an […]

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  • 18 October, NYC: Press Conference: Lawyers and activists on Trump’s dangerous, illegal threats to “destroy” North Korea

    MEDIA ADVISORY For Wednesday, 10am October 18, 2017 Contact: international@nlg.org NEW YORK– In his address to the United Nations, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea,” violating the UN charter within its own walls and raising the specter of genocide and crimes against humanity in violation of  the UN Charter (which as a ratified treaty […]

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  • October 23, NYC: STOP THE KILLINGS: Duterte’s War on Drugs Through the Lens of Raffy Lerma

    Duterte’s War on Drugs Through the Lens of Raffy Lerma Join the NY Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP) for a special event highlighting photojournalist Raffy Lerma’s work that has captured harrowing scenes of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs. Lerma’s photos, featured by the NY Times and other mainstream media outlets, […]

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  • October 21, Minneapolis – Parallel Liberation Struggles: Lessons in Resistance

    Saturday, Oct. 21 10:00 am – 5:00 pm University of Minnesota, Keller Hall Room 3-201 200 Union Street SE Minneapolis, MN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1630066917014887/ Registration: 9:30 am, Lunch provided People under oppression suffer from three types of violence (Johan Galtung): Structural violence, direct violence, cultural violence, as in Genocide, Apartheid and Ethnic Cleansing (Raphael Lemkin) Join […]

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  • Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico: Cancel the debt – emergency relief now

    Following years of colonialism and the intensified assault of austerity in the past several years, Puerto Rico is suffering from the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria and the massive impact of climate change. As the National Lawyers Guild International Committee, we demand the immediate cancellation of Puerto Rico’s debt. We also join the many calls […]

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  • IADL statement of shock and alarm on the situation of the Rohingya in Myanmar

    The following statement was issued by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, the global alliance of progressive lawyers of which the NLG is a member:  The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) expresses its shock and alarm at the reported massacres of the Rohingya Community of Rakhine province carried out by the Army of Myanmar.  […]

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  • NLG International Committee and NYCHRP Support Ten Years of People’s Lawyers Fighting for Human Rights

    The following statement of greetings to the convention of the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) in the Philippines was co-authored by the New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP) and the NLG International Committee. Jeanne Mirer, IC co-chair and the president of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, of which both […]

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  • Help raise $7000 to support the International Tribunal of Conscience in Mexico

    Please help support the International Tribunal of Conscience in Mexico. The NLG is participating in organizing this tribunal and a number of NLG members, including President Natasha Bannan, will be participating in the Tribunal of Conscience. Please consider supporting the Tribunal and sharing this information with others who may be interested. Support the Tribunal: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MjEwOTM= Where: […]

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  • Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro imprisoned by Palestinian Authority

    The National Lawyers Guild is part of the campaign to free Issa Amro, a Palestinian human rights defender active with Youth Against Settlements (YAS) in Hebron. He is facing 18 charges by an Israeli military court for participating in and leading popular demonstrations against the settlements. However, on September 4, Issa was arrested by the […]

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