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 […]

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 […]

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: attybullock@yahoo.com Bill V. Mullen: bill.mullen2@gmail.com Mark Sniderman: marksniderman@gmail.com L. Michael Spath: lmspath@msn.com 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] Legal Support Needed for Freddie Gray Actions in Baltimore

The National Lawyers Guild stands in solidarity with Baltimore protesters as they call for justice for Freddie Gray’s brutal murder by the police. The NLG National Office has been working with lawyers and organizers on the ground to provide legal support for this weeks ongoing actions. Our mass defense coordinator, Abi Hassen will be joining […]

Incorporating International Law into Everyday Practice

In the past several years, legal aid, public defense and public interest attorneys have integrated human rights principles rooted in international law into the struggles of the individuals and community organizations they represent.   On December 12, 2014, the Portland chapter of the National Lawyers Guild presented a CLE program on Human Rights in 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, […]