• Announcing National Lawyers Guild delegation to Colombia: August 3-10, 2019

    The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) announces its upcoming delegation to Colombia to be held from August 3 – 10, 2019. This delegation continues the Guild’s on-going solidarity work in Colombia and Latin America, particularly given Colombia’s geopolitical importance, the rise of the far right in the region and the increasing political and military alliance with […]

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  • SIGN ON: Letter to U.S. Government Denouncing Attacks on Venezuelan Embassy

    Sign on to the letter at bit.ly/VZembassy. Download the letter and see the full list of signatories here (list in formation). Full text of the letter is below. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo U.S. Special Representative to Venezuela Elliott Abrams U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Randolph D. Alles, Director William J. Callahan, Deputy […]

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  • National Lawyers Guild International Statement on the Venezuelan Embassy and U.S. Sanctions

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee unequivocally condemns the threats posed by the government of the United States and Washington D.C. Police Department to the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.  We also condemn the unilateral financial sanctions imposed by the U.S. government intended to force “regime change” in Venezuela by limiting people’s access […]

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  • NLG launches new Hawaiian Kingdom Subcommittee

    At the International Committee weekend retreat in the Bay Area in March 2019, the IC launched a new subcommittee, the Hawaiian Kingdom Subcommittee. Read on to learn more about the subcommittee’s work. To reach out or join the subcommittee, contact co-chairs Martha Schmidt, Keanu Sai and Steve Laudig. There is a common misconception that the Hawaiian […]

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  • Statement and Action: Stop the Takeover of the Venezuelan Embassy

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee is an endorser of the following statement from the Embassy Protection Collective (Colectivos Por La Paz), a grassroots movement of people who are staying in the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC to protect it from takeover by the opposition. Individuals and organizations are invited to sign on to the […]

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  • NLG & Project South File Amicus Brief Challenging Arkansas’ Anti-BDS Bill

    The National Lawyers Guild and Project South have filed an amicus brief in Arkansas Times, LP v. Mark Waldrip, et. al, challenging Arkansas’ Anti-BDS law. The case is on appeal to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Such anti-boycott laws which trample upon the First Amendment have passed in dozens of states across the country […]

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  • NLG International Committee urges protection for Colombian human rights lawyers

    The International Committee of the National Lawyers Guild sent the following letter to Colombian President Ivan Duque, urging protection for human rights lawyers involved in the Special Jurisdiction for Peace. Like other human rights defenders in Colombia, their lives are at risk for the work that they do. The letter was sent by Natasha Lycia […]

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  • Feb. 27, NYC: Defeating Lawfare – Palestine, Academic Freedom and Activism

    Wednesday, February 27 6:00 pm CUNY Graduate Center 365 5th Avenue, Room 5414 (5th Floor) at 5th Ave and 34th St New York City Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2307168412628778/ In 2017-2018, Professor Rabab Abdulhadi, her legal team and a very broad-based movement of Palestine solidarity activists and allies fought a harrowing battle to stop efforts by the Lawfare […]

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  • URGENT: Act Now to try to Stop Trump from unleashing a “second embargo” re Cuba that may last for many years to come

    The Trump administration is threatening in the next 15 days to unleash what no US. president has ever done, and which could be a huge obstacle to normalizing US/Cuba economic relations for decades to come.  According to the National Lawyers Guild this looming threat to activate Title III of the 1996 Helms Burton and authorize tens of thousands […]

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  • NLG IC Condemns Trump Administration Threat to Unleash Unprecedented Lawsuits against Companies Doing Business with Cuba

    Contact: Art Heitzer, CubaSC@nlg.org, Cuba Subcommittee Chair The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) International Committee (IC) condemns the Trump administration’s threat on January 16, 2019 to consider breaking with decades of precedent by activating Title III of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act. This provision is so extreme and problematic that no US president has so far authorized thousands of private suits to […]

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