• Police invade Venezuelan embassy, arrest protectors in violation of Vienna Convention

    On Thursday, May 16, Washington DC Metropolitan Police invaded the Venezuelan Embassy, arresting four Embassy Protection Collective civilian activists present at the invitation of the Venezuelan government. This action was carried out in violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, both treaties ratified by the U.S. that […]

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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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  • 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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  • Watch video: U.S. imperialist intervention in Latin America: Strategy and Analysis

    On February 13th, the International Committee of the National Lawyers Guild hosted a forum on U.S. imperialist intervention in Latin America at The People’s Forum in NYC with a focus on recent events in Venezuela and ongoing intervention in Honduras, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Cuba and more. The event focused on sharing analyses and strengthening strategies […]

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  • 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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  • NLG letter to Venezuelan president Maduro on detention of left opposition leaders as presidential election approaches

    The National Lawyers Guild, as a longtime supporter of the Bolivarian project, sent the below letter to Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and Attorney General Tarek Saab on March 20. The letter is critical of a trend toward repression and even arrests against left-wing or Chavista critics of the government, in this case former Minister of […]

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