NLG to Send Delegation to Observe Presidential Elections in Honduras

For immediate release: November 19, 2013 Contact: Tasha Moro, Communications Coordinator | communications@nlg.org | (212) 679-5100, ext.15 Azadeh Shahshahani, President | president@nlg.org Mark Sullivan, NLG Attorney |  504-9701-6626 New York—On Sunday, November 24, 2013, a delegation of 18 members of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) will serve as official international “accompaniers” to observe the presidential elections in Honduras. […]

Harper Government Ignores Torture Opponents’ Call to Ban Dick Cheney from Canada or Prosecute Him – Protest on October 31

For immediate release: October 16, 2013 Contact: Tasha Moro NLG Communications Coordinator 212-679-5100 communications@nlg.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2013 Toronto—Lawyers from the National Lawyers Guild (U.S.), International Association of Democratic Lawyers, European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (Germany), Brussells Tribunal (Belgium), International Initiative to Prosecute US Genocide in Iraq (Iraq, Egypt, Spain), Lawyers […]

NLG Files Petition Against U.S. For Human Rights Violations in Vieques

For immediate release: September 23, 2013 Contact: Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator 212-679-5100, ext. 15 communications@nlg.org NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD FILES PETITION AGAINST U.S. FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN VIEQUES San Juan, Puerto Rico and New York – The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and four legal and human rights groups filed a petition today before the Inter-American […]

NLG Calls on Atty. General Holder to Grant Compassionate Release to Lynne Stewart

For immediate release: September 11, 2013 Contact: Tasha Moro, NLG Communications Coordinator, 212-679-5100, ext. 15, communications@nlg.org NEW YORK–The National Lawyers Guild, and several legal and social justice organizations, today called on Attorney General Eric Holder to direct the Bureau of Prisons to grant compassionate release to Lynne Stewart, whose medical condition continues to deteriorate. Citing […]

National Lawyers Guild Opposes Military Action Against Syria

For immediate release: September 5, 2013 Contact: Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator (212) 679-5100, ext. 15 communications@nlg.org National Lawyers Guild Opposes Military Action Against Syria NEW YORK – The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls on Congress to vote against the illegal strike on Syria being planned by the administration. NLG president Azadeh Shahshahani said, “The military […]

In Victory for Student Free Speech, Department of Education Dismisses Complaints

For immediate release: August 29, 2013 (Photo: Columbia SJP) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator (212) 679-5100, ext. 15 communications@nlg.org IN VICTORY FOR STUDENT FREE SPEECH, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DISMISSES COMPLAINTS: Decisions on Three California Campuses Defeat Attempts to Silence Campus Activism around Palestine Berkeley – Civil rights organizations this week welcomed news that the […]

National Lawyers Guild Venezuelan Election Monitors Issue Report Concluding that Election Process Was Fair and Transparent

For immediate release: August 27, 2013 Contact: Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator 212-679-5100, ext. 15 communications@nlg.org or Dan Kovalik: 412-335-6442 New York – National Lawyers Guild (NLG) election monitors from the United States issued their report today, concluding that the 2013 Venezuelan presidential election process was fair, transparent, participatory, and well-organized. A five-member NLG delegation formed part of a larger delegation of over 130 parliamentarians, two former presidents, […]

In Wake of New Marijuana Laws, NLG Report Contrasts Legalization Strategies and Obstacles

For immediate release: June 25, 2013 Traci Yoder Senior Researcher traci@nlg.org (212) 679-5100, ext. 12 New York, NY In November 2012, Washington and Colorado became the first states—and the first jurisdictions in the world—to legalize the possession, use, and regulated distribution of marijuana. Although Attorney General Eric Holder promised in March 2013 to announce a […]

UK Internet Activists Sentenced to Less Prison Time than American Co-Defendant Jeremy Hammond Will Spend Jailed Pre-Trial

For immediate release: May 16, 2013 Abi Hassen Mass Defense Coordinator abi@nlg.org (212) 679-5100, ext. 14 New York Jeremy Hammond imprisoned over a year, held without bail and with no access to family members Three English co-defendants who plead guilty to being members of the Lulzsec hacktivist group were today sentenced by a UK court. […]