Press releases: March 2011

Press releases: March 2011

National Lawyers Guild Mourns Passing of Leonard Weinglass

March 23, 2011

The National Lawyers Guild mourns yesterday’s passing of an extraordinary criminal defense and civil rights attorney, Leonard I. Weinglass. A long-time member of the Guild, he now joins the pantheon of great lawyers who have devoted their careers to making human rights more sacred than property interests.

Delegation to Visit Tunisia to Investigate Human Rights Abuses and Impact of Interventionism

March 10, 2011

A group of lawyers and academics from the U.S., UK and Turkey will be visiting Tunisia at the invitation of the Tunisian National Bar Association from March 12 to 19 2011 to investigate human rights abuses committed during the Ben Ali regime and U.S. and European complicity in these abuses and to offer support to organizations on the ground who are working toward a progressive alternative to the ousted government.

National Lawyers Guild Rejects Scapegoating in Hearings Targeting Muslims

March 9, 2011

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) joins civil and human rights organizations across the country in denouncing the “radicalization” hearings Representative Peter King (R-NY) that began on March 10, 2010 in Washington D.C.