• NLG statement on the military coup in Bolivia

    English | Spanish The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) strongly condemns the military coup that took place in Bolivia on November 10, followed by the self-declared presidency of extreme right-wing Bolivian senator Jeanine Áñez, in violation of the Constitution of Bolivia. There is strong evidence that U.S. elected officials and agencies worked to foment this coup […]

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  • NLG IC statement on the arrest of Max Blumenthal, the attack on Venezuela and the repression of dissent

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee strongly condemns the arrest of independent journalist Max Blumenthal. Blumenthal was arrested from his Washington, DC, home by a large group of police on October 25, held in jail for two days and denied access to an attorney throughout this period. Reporting on his arrest, Blumenthal noted that the […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • URGENT: Act Now to try to Stop Trump from unleashing a “second embargo” re Cuba that may last for many years to come

    The Trump administration is threatening in the next 15 days to unleash what no US. president has ever done, and which could be a huge obstacle to normalizing US/Cuba economic relations for decades to come.  According to the National Lawyers Guild this looming threat to activate Title III of the 1996 Helms Burton and authorize tens of thousands […]

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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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  • 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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  • IADL condemns military intervention in Syria

    The following statement was released by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, of which the National Lawyers Guild is an affiliate: The International Association of Democratic Lawyers, a non-governmental organization founded in 1946, with member associations throughout the world and with consultative status in ECOSOC, condemns the April 13, 2018 airstrikes by the United States, […]

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