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NLG Publishes Arabic "Know Your Rights" Guide

November 20, 2011

In response to the ongoing unwarranted surveillance of Muslim and Arab Americans by local and federal law enforcement agencies, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has published its essential “Know Your Rights” booklet in Arabic.

GI Occupiers Get Guidance from Military Law Experts

November 7, 2011

The MLTF has issued a Know Your Rights guide for military protesters, whose First Amendment rights fall under unique restrictions.

NLG Initiates Massive Occupy Legal Support Program

October 18, 2011
Over the past month the Mass Defense Committee of the National Lawyers Guild has initiated an unprecedented nationwide effort in support of Occupy protests, coordinating hundreds of attorneys, law students, and legal workers to protect the First Amendment rights of demonstrators. In addition to the Mass Defense Committee’s national coordination and legal support, NLG chapters across the country have worked to assist this movement from the outset.

NLG Mourns Passing of Debra Evenson

August 16, 2011

The National Lawyers Guild mourns the passing of its former president, Debra Evenson. One of the nation’s foremost authorities on the legal system and institutions of Cuba, Ms. Evenson was Of Counsel with the law firm Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman, P.C.

National Lawyers Guild Launches Support Site for Hacktivists

July 31, 2011

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) provides legal defense and educational resources to activists who are being targeted as part of the ‘Nerd Scare,’ including individuals alleged to be affiliated with “Anonymous,” LulzSec, and other activists and hacker collectives.

Guild Attorneys Victorious in Internet Free Speech Case

July 17, 2011

In a case with precedential value for internet free speech, three National Lawyers Guild members successfully defended several activists who received subpoenas from Mt. Hope Baptist Church demanding they turn over their internet account records

NLG Urges City of Orlando to Repeal Ordinance Restricting Food Sharing

June 30, 2011

Calls Mayor’s Labeling of Food Not Bombs Members as “Terrorists” Improper

International Delegation to Tunisia Releases New Report Warning that U.S. Must Respect Tunisian Sovereignty

June 20, 2011

As the struggle for freedom in the Middle East continues to demand the world’s attention, a report issued today by a group of international lawyers and academics who recently visited Tunisia warns that the U.S. and other Western governments must respect Tunisian sovereignty and not interfere in that country’s path to democracy.

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