The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) urges you to exercise your authority over the Georgia Department of Corrections to institute several overdue systemic changes in the Georgia state prison system. The recent prison strike in your state has drawn national attention to deficiencies in the statewide correctional facilities, many of which violate the United States Constitution and longstanding human rights norms.
This 16-page pocket-sized booklet, designed as a companion to our popular publication Operation Backfire: A Survival Guild for Environmental and Animal Rights Activists, is a Know Your Rights guide for activists and others who are contacted by the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security or local law enforcement.
The Guild is one of 9 organizations who sent a letter to Patrick Leahy and Jeff Sessions opposing the nomination of Stacia Hylton for head of the U.S. Marshals Service on the grounds that she has a conflict of interest.
The following resolution regarding the FBI Raids was passed by a 2/3 majority vote of the NLG membership at this year's annual conference in New Orleans, LA.
We are now accepting applications for the 2011 Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowship for Social and Economic Justice.
This is the official call for submissions, and the deadline is Monday, October 25th.
For those of you who worried that you might have missed your chance to take an ad in this year's dinner journal, we have great news! We just extended the deadline to August 22, 2010.
Today, the National Lawyers Guild sent a letter to the office of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on behalf of human rights defender Ameer Makhoul.
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Deadline to apply is July 15. Download the application form here.