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'No Honor In Racism Rally' Hosted By Hundreds Of Native Americans Protesting Washington NFL Team

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November 24, 2014
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Dozens of grassroots indigenous groups are hosting a “No Honor in Racism Rally” opposing the use of Native identity and culture as a mascot and demand an end the use of a racial slur by the Washington NFL Team. 
 

NLG Files Friend of the Court Support for Motion Requesting Rasmea Odeh’s Bond Pending Sentencing to Continue Social Work

November 21, 2014

The NLG has filed a motion to be admitted as amicus curiae in the case of Rasmea Odeh, to support the request by Rasmea Odeh’s attorneys that the Court reconsider its decision to deny her bond pending sentencing on March 12, 2015.

The NLG Needs YOUR Help in Ferguson!

Legal Observers #FergusonOctober Mike Brown Effigy by Curtis McGuire

The people of Ferguson, MO and all of us interested in social justice are anxiously anticipating a grand jury decision on whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown. The NLG calls on all lawyers, legal workers, and law students of conscience in anticipation of major protests in Ferguson.

Trial of Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Begins Today; NLG Members Represent Odeh

November 4, 2014

Jury selection begins today in the trial of Palestinian American community leader Rasmea Odeh, 67, for alleged immigration fraud. Since her arrest a year ago, the NLG has been working to free Odeh as part of the Rasmea Defense Committee, which maintains that the US government is using alleged immigration violations as a pretext for persecuting Odeh's Palestine activism.

At the Vanguard of Progressive Law: The National Lawyers Guild

Progressive Lawyer
November 3, 2014

Formed in 1937, The National Lawyers Guild has truly been at the forefront of progressive law since their inception both in the United States and around the world. As an alternative to the American Bar Association and as the first racially integrated bar association, the NLG has managed to both stay true to their ideals and to maintain their activist roots despite the trials and tribulations they have had to endure. Progressive Lawyer talked with Azadeh Shahshahani, the president of the NLG on what they do and why.

San Fernando Migrant Massacre: How US, Mexican and Latin American Governments Share Responsibility

Truthout
October 7, 2014

Mexico is the leading case in Latin America of the devastating effects of US policies related to migration, free trade and the so-called "drug war." The victims include tens of thousands of migrants who undertake the long, difficult journey toward the United States through Mexican territory from Central America and beyond. An international tribunal has recently concluded that the San Fernando Massacre of August 2010 is a crucial example underlining the convergent responsibilities of the governments of Mexico, the United States and countries of origin.

Arrested Legal Observer: Ferguson a ‘Pilot Program’ for When Communities Respond to Police Brutality

Ferguson Protest Gosztola
Firedoglake
August 30, 2014

The National Lawyers Guild had legal observers on the ground in Ferguson to monitor protests against the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by a Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. They were also present to help with jail support for community residents. But, while working, four of the NLG’s observers fell victim to the police occupation they were trying to help Ferguson fight and were arrested.

Call to Action: Defend Palestinian Legislative Council Member Khalida Jarrar

Khalida Jarrar
By: NLG Palestine Subcommittee

The National Lawyers Guild strongly condemns Israel's illegal expulsion of Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) member Khalida Jarrar from Ramallah to Jericho, two cities within the occupied West Bank. NLG demands that Israel's West Bank military governor rescind the outrageous order.

National Lawyers Guild Condemns Ongoing Arrests of Legal Observers in Ferguson

August 26, 2014

At approximately 10:30 PM on August 21, St. Louis County Police arrested three National Lawyers Guild (NLG)-trained Legal Observers during a demonstration in Ferguson, Mo. protesting the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown.

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