• 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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  • National Lawyers Guild Observers Find Salvadoran Elections to be Free and Fair

    Contact: Mark Sullivan, msullivanlegal@gmail.com A delegation from the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) sent to El Salvador to observe the 2015 national congressional and municipal elections, has concluded that, so far, the process has remained fair and open, and that all parties appear to be following the new election laws, despite efforts by the country’s Supreme […]

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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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  • 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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  • National Lawyers Guild Delegation Observes Changes in the Electoral Process in El Salvador

    The National Lawyers Guild (“NLG”) is an association of attorneys, law students, and legal workers that has worked to defend human rights since its founding seventy-five years ago as an alternative to the then racially discriminatory American Bar Association. The NLG has previously sent official observers to elections in Asia, Europe, and throughout the Americas. […]

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  • Peoples’ and Civil Society Call for Decade for People of African Descent

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee has signed on to the following call for an International Decade for People of African Descent. If your organization would like to sign on, please email all endorsements to kakuno@ushrnetwork.org. Peoples’ and Civil Society letter to the United Nations Member States calling for the UN General Assembly to declare […]

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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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  • US will pay for Haitian vote fraud

    Brian Concannon and Jeena Shah, Boston Globe THE DECISION last Thursday to recount the votes in Haiti’s disputed elections is like rearranging the chairs on the Titanic. As this week’s continued protests demonstrate, it will not avoid the catastrophe. Resolving Haiti’s election woes requires the financial backers of the flawed election process — especially the […]

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