• Video: 1 Year Since Julian Assange’s Arrest

    Marjorie Cohn, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, joined Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers whistleblower, and Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, on Saturday, April 11 for a livestreamed webinar to mark one year since the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The panel was moderated by Aaron Maté, writer for The Nation and host […]

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  • IC supports Statement of Condemnation of the Decision of USA Against Venezuela by the World Peace Council

    As the International Committee of the National Lawyers Guild, an 83-year old human rights legal organization in the United States, we endorse the below statement by the World Peace Council. The statement correctly criticizes United States policy toward Venezuela including its economic blockade, political subversion, and declaration that Venezuela’s leaders are drug traffickers. We believe […]

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  • Join the webinar April 15: COVID-19 & UNILATERAL COERCIVE MEASURES as ACTS OF WAR

    *COVID-19 & UNILATERAL COERCIVE MEASURES as ACTS OF WAR * April 15th, 1 pm Eastern time (10 am Pacific, 5 pm UTC, 7 pm Central Europe) Register now: https://bit.ly/SanctionsWarWebinar Webinar will be conducted over ZOOM Join us for an important global panel, COVID-19 & UNILATERAL COERCIVE MEASURES as ACTS OF WAR. Speakers will offer updates on […]

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  • International legal letter demands end to U.S. intervention in Colombia and Venezuela

    Dozens of legal organizations around the world issued a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee urging an end to U.S. intervention in Latin America, particularly in response to the escalation of U.S. military activity in Colombia and threats against Venezuela. The letter, initiated by the […]

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  • Legal community open letter urges end to U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela

    April 3, 2020 – Over 200 lawyers and legal organizations called on the United States to drop its sanctions against Venezuela and Iran as the countries race to fight COVID-19 in an open letter released Friday. The global pandemic has drawn attention to the devastating effects of U.S. sanctions on these countries, as well as […]

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  • Sign on: Legal letter against sanctions on Iran and Venezuela amid COVID-19

    The following letter is initiated by the National Lawyers Guild, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, American Association of Jurists and the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. We welcome all signatures from lawyers, legal workers, law students and legal organizations. PLEASE SIGN BEFORE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 AT 2 PM Pacific/5 PM Eastern FOR PUBLICATION/DISTRIBUTION. We will welcome […]

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  • Sign petition: FDA expedite review and approval of lifesaving Cuban antiviral for COVID-19

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee fully supports the petition below, initiated by Dean Hubbard and the NLG’s Labor and Employment Committee. Please sign on at the link: https://www.change.org/p/steven-hahn-fda-expedite-review-and-approval-of-lifesaving-cuban-antiviral-for-covid-19 March 29, 2020 Via email to Stephen.Hahn@fda.hhs.gov Steven Hahn, M.D. United States Commissioner of Food and Drugs Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver […]

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  • IADL amicus brief urges ICC to confirm jurisdiction in Palestine

    The International Association of Democratic Lawyers filed an amicus curiae brief with the International Criminal Court on 16 March 2020, urging the court to recognize its jurisdiction over the occupied Palestinian territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. The National Lawyers Guild is an affiliate of the IADL, and IADL President […]

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  • NLG Statement on COVID-19: Solidarity in Times of Crisis

    The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is committed to building collective power and solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the spirit of our mission of valuing human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests: “We must lift coercive economic sanctions, prioritize mutual aid, ensure access to quality health care for all, and secure protections […]

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  • NLG International Statement on Economic Sanctions/Unilateral Coercive Measures

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee condemns the U.S. government’s illegal use of unilateral coercive measures (UCMs) to force regime change by undermining the economies of countries whose governments it opposes. The recent financial and secondary sanctions imposed by the Trump administration against Venezuela, Cuba, and Iran are openly intended to destroy their economies and […]

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