NLG Southern Region Statement Supporting Angela Davis and the BDS Movement

Contact: Amy Mei Willis, Southern Regional VP southernrvp@nlg.org Atlanta, GA—The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute announced it was canceling its gala and rescinding the Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award that was to be given to activist and scholar Dr. Angela Davis, a vocal supporter of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement for Palestinian rights. As lawyers, […]

Here’s what you made possible in 2018!

We are so grateful to all our members in joining us to fight back against the increasing attacks on our lives and communities. As we look back on 2018, we are overwhelmed by how much you have made possible with your support! By making a year–end donation today, you will ensure we can continue to defend human rights over […]

NLG Report from the Mexico-US Border

Image: NLG Los Angeles Chapter holding Legal Observer training at CHIRLA for Guild members heading to the border. By Traci Yoder, NLG Director of Research and Education National Lawyers Guild staff traveled to Tijuana the first week of December to observe conditions at the border and to coordinate with our members already on the ground […]

Hunger Strike Demands by Central American Migrant Exodus

The following is a list of demands issued by the Central American Migrant Exodus at the Mexico-US border that started on 11/28/18 . Scroll down for English and Spanish transcriptions of the PDF below. Related: 12/5/18: [BLOG] Refugee Caravan: A Legal Observer’s Report from Tijuana 11/29/18: [MEMO] “Deployed to the Border: A Test of Conscience for […]

Refugee Caravan: A Legal Observer’s Report from Tijuana

Image: Tents of hunger striking  asylum seekers at the border. The tent on the left reads one of their demands, “#2: Que se facilite el proceso legal del asilo USA / #2: That the legal process for US asylum be facilitated.” The tent on the right reads, “Estamos en huelga de hambre / We are […]

NLG Alabama Statement on the Occasion of the Funeral of EJ Bradford

Today, as Emantic “EJ” Bradford, Jr. is being laid to rest, the Alabama Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild joins all those demanding justice for him and his family and calls for the immediate release of all video footage related to his killing. We condemn the use of the cop-talk term “officer involved shooting.” It […]