• August 27, Webinar: Movement Lawyering: Working With Indigenous Peoples

    Thursday, August 27 4:00 pm Pacific/7:00 pm Eastern Register: https://bit.ly/indigenousmvmts Watch on Facebook Live: https://facebook.com/NLGIC Organized by the NLG Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Committee and Environmental Human Rights Committee Lawyers who were part of the legal efforts at Standing Rock will discuss the challenges and lessons learned from working within a movement space that was/is indigenous-led. […]

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  • Sign on: International Community Demands the Release of Jordan Teachers’ Syndicate Leaders and Restoration of the Union

    The following statement was initiated by the National Lawyers Guild International Committee and the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. Add your signature here: https://bit.ly/jordanteachers We stand in solidarity with the Teachers’ Syndicate of Jordan and its detained leadership. On 25 July, the Jordanian government ordered the union shut down and its 13 central council members […]

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  • August 14, Webinar: Defending Voting Rights in 2020

    Save the Date in Your Google Calendar!  The National Lawyers Guild Labor & Employment Committee, co-sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild International Committee, invite you to this urgent webinar, “Defending Voting Rights in 2020” on Friday, August 14 from 12pm-1:30pm ET / 11am-12:30pm CT / 9am-10:30pm PT. The conversation of this panel will center around the question: […]

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  • Video: Indigenous Peoples and the Struggle Against Extractive Industry

    The following webinar was organized by the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Committee and the Environmental Human Rights Committee of the National Lawyers Guild on June 23, 2020, with speakers Michelle Cook, Leoyla Cowboy Giron, Leona Morgan and Jakeline Romero Epiayu. The panel discussion focused on the impact of extractive industries (mining, oil pipelines, fracking, etc.) on […]

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  • Video: Earth Rights and Indigenous Sovereignty in an International Human Rights Framework with Andy Reid

    This webinar was organized on July 9, 2020 by the National Lawyers Guild’s Environmental Human Rights Committtee and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Committee. The webinar focused on the concept of “earth rights,” indigenous sovereignty and resistance, and the use of international human rights norms, with reflections on lessons from the Black Hills, #NoDAPL and current KXL […]

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  • July 9, Webinar: Earth Rights and Indigenous Sovereignty in an International Human Rights Framework with Andy Reid

    Join the National Lawyers Guild’s Environmental Human Rights Committtee and Indigenous Peoples Rights Committee for a webinar on Thursday, July 9, at 4:00 pm Pacific – 7:00 pm Eastern. The webinar will focus on the concept of “earth rights,” indigenous sovereignty and resistance, and the use of international human rights norms, with reflections on lessons […]

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  • Video: Decolonization, Discovery, Sovereignty, and Neocolonialism

    On June 26, the NLG Indigenous Peoples Rights Committee and Environmental Human Rights Committee hosted a webinar with Tupac Enrique Acosta of Tonatierra. This foundational decolonization webinar addresses the Doctrine of Discovery, the intersection between indigenous and environmental struggles, facing the challenges of neocolonialism (i.e., the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)) and the forced disappearance of the […]

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  • NLG and IADL file amicus brief in Donziger case, highlighting corporate impunity and human rights violations

    An amicus brief was filed today by the National Lawyers Guild and International Association of Democratic Lawyers in the Second Circuit on behalf of human rights attorney, Steven Donziger, supporting his request for mandamus relief. The brief provides an international human rights law perspective on shocking treatment of Mr. Donziger in nearly a decade legal […]

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  • June 25 Webinar: Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery: Decolonization and Indigenous Self-Determination

    Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery: Decolonization and Indigenous Self-Determination Online Event via Zoom Thursday, June 25 4:00 pm Pacific – 7:00 pm Eastern   REGISTER ONLINE: https://bit.ly/decolonizationwebinar Featured speaker: Tupac Enrique Acosta, Tonatierra Join us for this foundational decolonization webinar addressing the Doctrine of Discovery, the intersection between indigenous and environmental struggles, facing the challenges of neocolonialism […]

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  • Jeanne Mirer and Jerry Wallingford: States are Legally Required to Protect the Right to Vote

    Jeanne Mirer, co-chair of the NLG International Committee and President of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, and Jerry Wallingford, NLG member and criminal defense attorney, published the following article in JURIST on the threats to voting rights in the U.S. We urge you to read and share in your networks. https://www.jurist.org/commentary/2020/06/jeanne-mirrer-jerry-wallingford-voter-protections/ States are Legally […]

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