A year after the death of Hugo Chávez is a propitious time to examine his legacy. Such an examination is even more important in light of the current wave of demonstrations in Venezuela, which have given new life to the transparent attempts of the opposition and the United States to depose the Bolivarian government. These demonstrations appear to be organized by an especially violent and reactionary sector of the opposition, seeking overthrow rather than democratic change.
We are deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely death of Chokwe Lumumba, who lived a genuinely revolutionary life, providing guidance to, and taking direction from, the poor, oppressed and disenfranchised.
Longtime Guild member and former Chair of the Environmental Human Rights Committee, Andy Reid, remembers the legacy of Pete Seeger, his affiliation with the Guild, and his commitment to social justice.
The National Lawyers Guild joins the people of South Africa and freedom-loving people the world over both in mourning the death of Nelson Mandela and celebrating his life. We are proud to have stood with Mandela and the African National Congress (ANC) at a time when the United States government labeled him a terrorist. As our longtime member Lennox Hinds - Mandela’s lawyer in the United States - reminds us, “Mandela was arrested by the South African forces with the support of the CIA.”