NLG Mourns Passing of Civil Rights Pioneer, Julian Bond

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is deeply saddened by the passing of civil rights trailblazer, Julian Bond, who died Saturday night at the age of 75. A lifelong activist and icon of the American Civil Rights Movement, Bond co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) while attending Morehouse College in the 1960s. Shortly thereafter, he galvanized students, […]

NLG Urges Immediate Release of Hunger Striking Palestinian Lawyer Muhammed Allan

The National Lawyers Guild urges the immediate release of hunger-striking Palestinian lawyer and administrative detainee, Muhammed Allan, as he nears death in his third month on open hunger strike. Allan is now in a coma and attached to a ventilator. He is threatened with force-feeding at any moment under the new Israeli “Law to Prevent Harm Caused by […]

International Legal and Human Rights Organizations Endorse Palestinian Human Rights Call to Act on UN Gaza Report

As international legal and human rights organizations, we endorse the below statement issued by the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council and urge UN bodies, states and the international community to act on the report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict. In particular, we reiterate the call of the PHROC to implement the […]

Response to Ms. Loida Lewis from IPT Convenor, National Lawyers Guild

Contact: Berna Ellorin (347) 244-8953 The National Lawyers Guild, as a convenor of the International People’s Tribunal (IPT), wishes to respond to the comments made by Ms. Loida Nicolas Lewis on Balitang America following  the verdict of the IPT finding the Aquino and US Governments are: 1. GUILTY of gross human rights violations involving the civil and political rights […]

DC Tribunal Declares Aquino, US Gov’t Guilty of Abuses to Filipino People

WASHINGTON DC– Azadeh Shahshahani, prominent human rights attorney and author, delivered the verdict declaring Philippine President Aquino and the U.S. Government, as represented by President Obama, “GUILTY of gross and systematic violations of human rights.” “Over the past two long, painful and enraging days, We have closely and keenly listened, watched, seen, asked, pondered on […]

As US Bases Return to the Philippines, Human Rights Advocates Tackle Military Agreements in DC Tribunal

WASHINGTON DC– As the Aquino government reopens Subic Naval Base for US military use, Filipino human rights advocates are in Washington DC to testify on the adverse impact of increasing US military presence in the Philippines in the context of the Asia Pivot. The International Peoples’ Tribunal on the Philippines will try both Philippine President […]

Detroit & Michigan NLG Statement on 20th Anniversary of Historic Newspaper Strike

During the historic Detroit newspaper strike, which began on July 13, 1995, hundreds of strikers and strike supporters were arrested on various criminal charges during demonstrations, picket lines, and other protests in support of the strike. The Detroit Michigan Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) took on the responsibility of organizing dozens of local […]

Human Rights Groups Submit Complaint to UN re: Israeli Military Arrest, Detention and Indicment of Palestinian Legislator and Activist Khalida Jarrar

Joint complaint submitted to the United Nations concerning the Israeli military arrest, detention and indictment of the Palestinian human rights defender, Ms Khalida Jarrar London, Ramallah and New York – Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR), Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association (Addameer) and the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) have submitted a joint complaint […]

Solidarity Delegation of 20 US Activists to Visit Venezuela from July 4-16, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY A delegation of US organizations with long histories of support for social justice movements in Latin America and the Caribbean—Marin Task Force on the Americas, National Lawyers Guild, School of the Americas Watch, Alliance for Global Justice—is set to visit Venezuela next month. The delegation is a direct result of President Barack Obama’s […]