Civil Rights Groups Tell Gov. Pence: Don’t Stifle Free Speech; Nonviolent Support for BDS to Achieve Equality and Justice for Palestinians is Not Anti-Semitism

Contact: Bryan Bullock: Bill V. Mullen: Mark Sniderman: L. Michael Spath: INDIANAPOLIS—A broad coalition of Indiana and national civil rights organizations have asked Indiana Governor Mike Pence to repudiate a non-binding Indiana legislative resolution that brands boycott, divestment, and sanctions (“BDS”) tactics to achieve equality and justice for Palestinians as “anti-Jewish.” […]

Action Alert: Updates on Anti-Protest Legislation

The NLG recently shared an analysis of the wave of anti-protest legislation brought forward by Republican lawmakers in multiple states since the end of 2016. As of now, we have seen 29 bills introduced in 20 states. When we include anti-BDS bills in the anti-protest legislation wave, it doubles the number (16 enacted already, with bills in […]

Anti-Boycott Bills Are Part of Wider Crackdown on Protest

By Chip Gibbons, Policy and Legislative Counsel at Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation A number of commentators have noted two different trends. First, across the nation Republican lawmakers are pushing for bills criminalizing protests. Second, a number of state legislatures have passed or considered, often at the impetus of Democratic lawmakers, bills aimed at […]

NLG Condemns Fordham Univ. Ban on Students for Justice in Palestine

Contact: Tasha Moro, NLG Communications Director 212-679-5100, ext. 15 | The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) joins the Center For Constitutional Rights, Palestine Legal and community and civil rights groups in its condemnation of Fordham University’s discriminatory ban of the Palestinian rights students organization, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). The NLG condemns this latest […]

Kent L. and Linda Davis, et al. v. Grace Cox, et al. (December 2014)

Kent L. and Linda Davis, et al. v. Grace Cox, et al. (December 2014) NLG joined the Jewish Voice for Peace, Palestine Solidarity Legal Support, American Muslims for Palestine, and the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network in filing this amicus brief in response to a lawsuit brought against the Olympia Food Co-op in Washington State, after […]

LPHR, PHROC, NLG Submit Complaint to UN on Travel Ban, other Repercussions against Palestinian Human Rights Defender Omar Barghouti

LONDON, RAMALLAH, NEW YORK—Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR), the Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC) and the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) have submitted a joint complaint to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders concerning the Israeli authorities travel ban imposed on Mr Omar Barghouti and other adverse repercussions […]

Food Justice and Intersectionality

This is post 10 of 13 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 40, No. 4 (Winter 2015)” We are the primary authors of the Food Justice Guidelines. We are Muslim women of color, Palestinian human rights attorneys, animal rights attorneys, public defenders, racial justice attorneys, and intersectional social justice activists. We were compelled to write […]

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NLG Food Justice Guidelines

At the April 2015 National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, the NEC appointed a subcommittee to develop food justice guidelines for the national Law for the People Convention to address food justice issues intersectionally. The subcommittee created the guidelines below and were approved by the Guild’s Executive Council (EC). These guidelines currently only pertain to the […]

National Lawyers Guild Supports Loyola University Chicago Students’ Renewed Push for Divestment

Urges administration to recognize students’ decision in upcoming vote The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) supports Loyola University Chicago (LUC) students seeking the school’s divestment from corporations profiting from the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Set for a vote of March 24, the proposed resolution to divest is a response to the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment, […]