• December 5, NYC: Challenges of the Colombian Peace Process and the Case of Simon Trinidad

    Tuesday, Dec. 5 6:00 pm Manhattan Theatre Club 311 W. 43rd St, NYC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2049128295309085/ Challenges of the Colombian Peace Process and the case of Simon Trinidad Since the FARC- EP and the Colombian government signed a peace accord there continues to be terrible human rights abuses with targeted assassinations of human rights leaders. In […]

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  • Help raise $7000 to support the International Tribunal of Conscience in Mexico

    Please help support the International Tribunal of Conscience in Mexico. The NLG is participating in organizing this tribunal and a number of NLG members, including President Natasha Bannan, will be participating in the Tribunal of Conscience. Please consider supporting the Tribunal and sharing this information with others who may be interested. Support the Tribunal: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MjEwOTM= Where: […]

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  • September 2017: International Tribunal of Conscience in Mexico – Support and Learn More

    The National Lawyers Guild and its upcoming delegation to Mexico will be participating in the International Tribunal of Conscience which will take place in Mexico from September 23-30, 2017.  This Tribunal will take place at the site of the Ayotzinapa school were 43 students were disappeared in September 2014 while on their way to a […]

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  • National Lawyers Guild statement in support of Oscar López Rivera and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade

    The National Lawyers Guild has a long and proud history of calling for the release of Oscar López Rivera and others imprisoned for seeking the freedom of their people. We stand behind the National Puerto Rican Day Parade’s decision to honor him in the 2017 parade, just as we stand behind Oscar’s humble decision to […]

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  • Take Action: Calls needed for Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act

    The NLG International Committee is recirculating this appeal from the Nicaragua-US Friendship Office of the Americas: The Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act – HR 1299 has 44 Congressional Co-Sponsors to date.  (See list below.) However, your calls are still needed! Human and Environmental Rights Defenders continue to be targets of persecution and political violence […]

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  • Urge President Obama to pardon Ana Belén Montes

    From the NLG Cuba Subcommittee: The National Lawyers Guild and many others around the hemisphere and world have called upon President Obama to pardon Ana Belén Montes, a decorated Puerto Rican career public servant who shared U.S. plans with Cuba based on her deep seated views over the injustice of the U.S. attempts to impose […]

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  • US Dismisses First Cuba Travel Enforcement Case in 10 years; NLG Re-Institutes Legal Network to Defend US Travelers to Cuba

    In December 2016, the U.S. government’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) agreed to dismiss its case against Albert A. Fox, Jr. and the Alliance for a Responsible Cuba Policy Foundation, in which OFAC sought a $100,000 penalty for travel to Cuba and encouraging others to do so, in 2010 and 2011. This was the only […]

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  • National Lawyers Guild Statement on the Passing of Fidel Castro Ruz

      On behalf of the members and leaders of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), we send our condolences and heartfelt thanks to the people of Cuba during this time of national mourning at the loss of Fidel Castro Ruz. Cuba under his leadership inspired generations worldwide to act in solidarity across national lines and against poverty, racism, disease […]

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  • Video: The Coup in Brazil – Hidden from the Headlines

    This video presents the entire October 6 event in Washington, DC on the coup in Brazil, organized by the Institute for Policy Studies, the National Lawyers Guild DC Chapter and the Center for Economic and Policy Research; one of the speakers is Azadeh Shahshahani, past NLG president and juror in the International Tribunal on Democracy […]

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  • December 9-16 NLG Delegation to Colombia: Application and Details

    NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD DELEGATION TO COLOMBIA December 9 – 16, 2016 The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) announces its upcoming delegation to Colombia to be held from December 9-16, 2016. This timely delegation comes on the heels of many important landmarks, including the recent people’s plebiscite on the Peace Accords between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP […]

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