• National Lawyers Guild at the Left Forum 2016

        The Left Forum – the largest annual conference of a broad spectrum of left and progressive intellectuals, activists, academics, organizations and the interested public. in the United States – convenes each year in New York City. This year, the Left Forum is being organized this weekend, May 21-22, at John Jay College of […]

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  • Audrey Bomse to receive the 2016 Debra Evenson Venceremos International Award

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee is proud to announce that the 2016 recipient of the NLG’s national Debra Evenson Venceremos International Award is Audrey Bomse. The award, which honors legal work for global justice and international solidarity, will be presented at the NLG 2016 Law for the People Convention, to be held August 3-7 […]

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  • National Lawyers Guild Observers Praise the Salvadoran Election Process

    A group from the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) traveled to El Salvador to observe the second round of the presidential elections and to understand the context in which the elections took place.  NLG delegates met with civic and social movement leaders, the electoral authority and United States Embassy personnel, and toured the facilities of several […]

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  • Haiti Committee Annual Report

    MEMORANDUM To: NLG International Committee From: Haiti Subcommittee Date: December 25, 2010 Re: Annual Report The Haiti Subcommittee has had a busy year. Although Haiti was devastated repeatedly by natural and political disasters, the progressive legal community in the United States stepped up to the task in solidarity with our Haitian colleagues including many Guild […]

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  • NLG joins in Universal Periodic Review of US human rights compliance

    The National Lawyers Guild participated with more than 300 organizations, including the US Human Rights Network and the Bringing Human Rights Home Lawyers Network, to promote the use of international law and the human rights framework and advocate for US ratification of treaties that recognize economic, social and cultural rights. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) […]

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  • On 35th anniversary of end to Vietnam War, toxic legacy continues

    From Free Speech Radio News: [Friday marked] the 35 anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War but the toxic legacy of that war continues. From 1961 to 1971, the US dropped tens of thousands of liters of dioxin chemicals, known as Agent Orange, on the mountains and fields of Vietnam. Click “Read More” for […]

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  • Shut Down the School of the Americas/Assassins!

    NLG International CoChair Joins Father Roy Bourgeois and Thousands of Others at Fort Benning NLG International Committee Co-Chair Azadeh Shahshahani joined Father Roy Bourgeois at Fort Benning Georgia’s School of the Americas (now called Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation) for the annual protest against the institution that has trained most of Latin America’s military […]

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  • Presidential Election Monitoring Delegation to El Salvador Voices Pre-Election Concerns

    San Salvador, El Salvador – A delegation of twenty lawyers from the National Lawyers Guild* arrived March 10 in El Salvador to begin serving as accredited international observers in the presidential election taking place this Sunday, March 15, 2009. As observers of the electoral process in the United States we have seen incidences of fraud […]

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  • Committee Winter Retreat Held in LA

    The International Committee held a successful retreat in Los Angeles in February 2009. Highlights Among the highlights were Bert Voorhees’ presentation on the case of Bowoto v. Chevron Corp, in which Nigerians attempted to hold Chevron accountable at trial for conspiring with and paying the notorious Nigerian military to attack protestors, murdering at least seven […]

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  • Wolf and Khalidi: Citizen Action Key to Change

    Thomas Cincotta, NLG IC Staffperson Two Yale and Oxford-educated scholars, Rashid Khalidi* and Naomi Wolf**, addressed one hundred-fifty National Lawyers Guild (NLG) members and concerned citizens on January 23, 2009. Wolf and Khalidi shared their visions of how to restore the Constitution in the United States and achieve freedom for the Palestinian people. The event […]

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