• National Lawyers Guild Demands an End to Persecution of French BDS Activists

    Monday, November 29th marked UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People – while in France, it marked the trial of 12 Palestine solidarity activists for promoting the boycott of Israeli goods. In 2007, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) adopted a resolution that, among other determinations, urged divestment from Israel and boycott of all […]

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  • Resources and Documents on the Human Rights Framework

    5The following resources and documents on the Human Rights framework are meant to be used to encourage discussion and action in the Guild to utilize human rights law in order to protect, ensure and expand economic and social rights. Resources Guild Visioning Committee Concept Paper on Human Rights – Using Human Rights to Build the […]

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  • International Committee Webinar highlights “material support” laws

    The International Committee held a webinar with CCR Senior Managing Attorney Shayana Kadidal on Wednesday, November 17 on HLP v. Holder, material support, and international solidarity activism. The webinar audio is now available for listening/download. The webinar may be downloaded here: http://nlginternational.org/audio/hlp-v-holder-shayana-kadidal.mp3 Recent events have raised many questions for international solidarity activists whose work challenges […]

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  • NLG urges ratification of CEDAW

    The National Lawyers Guild sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on November 16, 2010 urging that the U.S. ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Signed by NLG President David Gespass, the letter points out that the U.S.’s claimed commitment to women’s rights […]

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  • NLG upholds Puerto Rican rights

    The National Lawyers Guild sent a copy of its resolution on Puerto Rico to President Barack Obama on November 12, 2010. In his letter, NLG President David Gespass reiterated the Guild’s commitment to Puerto Rican rights, including independence and self-determination, and urged the release of Puerto Rican political prisoners. Resolution on NLG Solidarity with Puerto […]

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  • Human and Trade Union Rights Delegation to Colombia

    Come and join the National Lawyers Guild and the Alliance for Global Justice delegation to investigate the human and trade union rights situation in Colombia on May 27-June 5, 2011. Help us report back on the humanitarian and labor rights of Colombians and the United States’ role in the internal politics of Colombia. The delegation […]

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  • International Tribunal Supports Mexican Labor Movement

    The International Tribunal on Freedom of Association was formed in September 2009 to investigate allegations of gross violations of fundamental human rights by the Mexican government, acting in complicity with transnational corporations and official unions, against the workers and leaders of Mexico’s independent trade union movement. The accusations range from armed attacks on independent unions […]

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  • Report from Task Force on the Americas meeting at NLG Convention – and how to get involved in Task Force work

    Over twenty of us, amazingly, met for breakfast at 8:00 am on Sunday, September 26, 2010 for the annual convention meeting of the Task Force on the Americas. Most of us there were already involved in work related to the Task Force so we went around and reported on our on-going work and plans for […]

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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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  • Puerto Rican Political Prisoners: 30 Years in US Prisons

    Jan Susler of the People’s Law Office delivered the following speech to the National Lawyers Guild Convention in New Orleans, LA on September 23-26, 2010. Her talk addresses the continuing struggle of the Puerto Rican prisoners for justice and liberation, both from prison and from colonialism: presented at the National Lawyers Guild Convention September 23, […]

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