NLG Calls on Obama Administration to Cease Impending Punitive Actions and Act Consistently for Normalized Relations with Cuba

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Arthur Heitzer, NLG Cuba Subcommittee Chair artheitzer@gmail.com| 414-273-1040, ext. 12 NEW YORK—Just three days before a nearly unanimous vote by the United Nations General Assembly on October. 27 to condemn the continued U.S. embargo of Cuba, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Obama administration to cease awaiting […]

NLG and IADL Election Observers Establish Flaws in Haiti’s October 25 Vote, Call for Independent Investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nicole Phillips, Esq. (in U.S., Speaks English and French) nicole@ijdh.org | +001 510 715 2855 NEW YORK—A new report by international election observers concludes that Haiti’s October 25, 2015 presidential and legislative elections fell far short of minimum standards for fair elections, and calls for an independent investigation to address widespread allegations […]

NLG Members Release Film, ZEDEs: Neocolonialism and Land Grabbing in Honduras

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Sullivan, Producer msullivanlegal@gmail.com | 831.239.6853 A delegation from the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) traveled to Honduras in August 2015 to produce a film documenting the looming threat of the first semi-autonomous zones, known as Zones for Economic Development and Employment (ZEDEs).  The film titled, ZEDEs:  Neocolonialism and land grabbing in Honduras is […]

NLG Urges Pres. Obama to Free Leonard Peltier

Today, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) in coordination with the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee sent a letter urging President Obama to grant Executive Clemency to 71-year-old political prisoner and Native American activist, Leonard Peltier. “Despite overwhelming evidence of FBI misconduct—including the coercion and intimidation of witnesses, the utilization of false testimonies, and the concealment […]

Mexican Gov’t on Trial for Crimes Against Humanity: NLG Co-Convenor in International Tribunal

The NLG and NLG-NYC Chapter are co-convenors of the International Tribunal of Conscience of Peoples in Movement (ITCPM) to take place in New York City, September 25-27, 2015. The Tribunal coincides with the one-year anniversary of the kidnapping and forced disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa. MEXICAN GOVERNMENT ON TRIAL FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY: INTERNATIONAL […]

Advocates Condemn Plan to Detain Transgender Women at Adelanto

The NLG and more than 100 national and local LBGTW, immigrant, and civil rights organizations urged President Obama to stop Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from considering the Adelanto Detention Facility as a center to detain transgender immigrants in a letter on Monday. The Adelanto Detention Facility in Southern California is geographically remote and poorly suited […]

NLG and Other Legal Groups Send Letter to Foreign Policy Magazine Urging them to Uphold Free Speech and Free Press

The NLG, American Association of Jurists, and International Association of Democratic Lawyers have sent a letter to Foreign Policy in response to Venezuela’s right-wing leader Leopoldo López’s request that the magazine retract or publish a rebuttal to Roberto Lovato’s recent piece, “The Making of Leopoldo López”. Read the full letter to Foreign Policy below. Download as PDF David Rothkopf, […]