• 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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  • Audio: Drones and Targeted Killing Panel and Presentation

    With Jeanne Mirer, Marjorie Cohn, David Akerson The audio recording (downloadable or streamable online) is now available for “Drones and Targeted Killing,” the book presentation and panel discussion from the March 7 National Lawyers Guild International Committee retreat in Denver. The discussion includes presentations by Marjorie Cohn (Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law), Jeanne Mirer […]

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  • International Committee Webinar highlights “material support” laws

    The International Committee held a webinar with CCR Senior Managing Attorney Shayana Kadidal on Wednesday, November 17 on HLP v. Holder, material support, and international solidarity activism. The webinar audio is now available for listening/download. The webinar may be downloaded here: http://nlginternational.org/audio/hlp-v-holder-shayana-kadidal.mp3 Recent events have raised many questions for international solidarity activists whose work challenges […]

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  • Shut Down the School of the Americas/Assassins!

    NLG International CoChair Joins Father Roy Bourgeois and Thousands of Others at Fort Benning NLG International Committee Co-Chair Azadeh Shahshahani joined Father Roy Bourgeois at Fort Benning Georgia’s School of the Americas (now called Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation) for the annual protest against the institution that has trained most of Latin America’s military […]

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  • National Lawyers Guild Calls For American Corporations to be Held Responsible for Agent Orange

    As many as 4.8 million Vietnamese citizens were directly exposed to herbicides containing dioxin, the most toxic chemical known to science, known as Agent Orange. In 2004, Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange filed a lawsuit against the herbicide manufacturers in federal court in New York. The lawsuit was dismissed on March 10, 2005 by Judge […]

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  • International Committee appears at UN Decolonization Hearings on Puerto Rico

    Jan Susler After 400 years of Spanish colonial rule of Puerto Rico, in 1898 Spain ceded Puerto Rico to the United States, and the U.S. militarily invaded and established a military government. Over a century later, Puerto Rico continues to be a U.S. colony- one of the few juridical colonies in the world- in spite […]

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  • NLG and Others Issue Open Letter on Iran, Warn of Illegality of Any Offensive Military Action by the United States

    Today European, international and United States legal and human rights groups issued an open letter warning of the illegality of any offensive military action by the United States against Iran. Signatories include the American Association of Jurists, Center for Constitutional Rights (U.S.), Droite Solidarite (France), European Association of Lawyers for Human Rights and Democracy, Italian […]

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