• Feb. 13, NYC: U.S. Intervention in Latin America

    Wednesday, Feb. 13 6:30 pm The People’s Forum 320 W. 37th St, NYC Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2229227063765979 On February 13th, the International Committee of the National Lawyers Guild will host a forum on U.S. Imperialism in Latin America with a focus on recent events in Venezuela and ongoing intervention in Honduras, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Cuba and more. […]

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  • NLG Statement on the Illegal U.S. Interference in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

    The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is the oldest human rights bar association in the United States, with members in every state and a mission to value human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests. For more than a decade, the NLG International Committee has sent numerous delegations to Venezuela to observe nearly a dozen elections and research […]

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  • International letter against the attempted coup d’etat in Venezuela

    The National Lawyers Guild joined the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), together with other organizations of jurists from around the world, social movements and trade unions, is a signatory of the following letter urging the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to denounce the coup d’etat that took place in Venezuela on January 23, […]

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  • AAJ: Rejecting the “Lima Group” on Venezuela: No to empires and colonies

    The following statement was issued by the American Association of Jurists, a Non-Governmental Organization with consultative status before the ECOSOC and permanent representation before the UN in New York and Geneva: DECLARATION OF THE AAJ REJECTING THE DECLARATION OF THE “LIMA GROUP” No time for empires or colonies. It is time for people and dignity. […]

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  • Urgent – Act Now to Stop the Deportation of Cambodian Refugees

    “We also raise our voice once more to stop the detention, criminalization and deportation of migrants and instead respect people’s right to seek safety. Further, we note that U.S. wars, interventions, sanctions and bombing are responsible for forcibly displacing people around the world from their homes. Ending these U.S. attacks on the peoples of the world is essential to achieving even the first steps toward global migrant justice.”

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  • Webinar Video: Why Do Refugee Caravans Exist? A Lesson in Geo-Political History of Central America

    The National Lawyers Guild’s National Office organized a webinar on the situation of the refugee caravan on the U.S.-Mexico border on November 28, 2018. The NLG is working with many organizations to coordinate legal support for refugees and asylum seekers in the caravan as well as legal observers monitoring the situation of people in the […]

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  • NLG Military Law Task Force publishes “Deployed to the Border: A Test of Conscience for GIs”

    Deployed to the Border: A Test of Conscience for GI’s to be distributed to servicemembers who are part of President Trump’s military response to refugees from Central America Download and print cards to distribute to deployed troops. OKLAHOMA CITY – The Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers Guild has published a memo that addresses […]

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  • Urgent action: 12/10 Deadline to Comment on Trump’s Public Charge Regulations!

    We are republishing the following action alert and encourage all to take part. the deadline for comments is 12/10 — this Monday! And you can easily transmit your comment by clicking on the link below or via protectingimmigrantfamilies.org website. The Trump administration is continuing its destructive efforts to vilify immigrants. The administration has proposed a new “Public Charge” regulation that would block […]

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  • IADL Resolution calling on the Philippine Government to Stop the Attacks on Lawyers

    The NLG is a member organization of the IADL, the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. Jeanne Mirer, IC co-chair, is President of the IADL, and Suzanne Adely, IC co-chair, is a member of the Bureau. Progressive lawyers from around the world are involved in the IADL, and it will be holding its next international Congress […]

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  • NLG letter to Rep-Elect Rashida Tlaib in support of her comments on the right to boycott

    The National Lawyers Guild sent the following letter to Rep.-Elect Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) in support of her comments on the right to boycott and Palestine. Her comments came in response to attacks on fellow newly elected Rep.-Elect Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) in support of the BDS movement. The letter also emphasized the importance of working together […]

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