Joint statement on the sentencing of Khalida Jarrar

LPHR, Addameer and National Lawyers Guild joint statement on the appalling sentencing of leading Palestinian human rights defender, Ms Khalida Jarrar London, Ramallah and New York, 04 January 2016 – Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR), Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association (Addameer) and the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) are deeply appalled at the […]

10 Ways the NLG Fought for the Movement in 2015

1. Defending Free Speech and the Right to Assemble The NLG trained hundreds of Legal Observers, while local Guild chapters provided key legal support to protesters in cities including St. Louis, Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, New York, Seattle, and Oakland. Dozens of members conducted “Know Your Rights” workshops and distributed our KYR handbooks to law […]

Challenging Imperialism

By Mwalimus S. Shakur, Corcoran, CA Within the confines of these concrete tombs, we prison activists have responded to fascist oppression by becoming jailhouse lawyers. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has buried us alive in the “SHU” (Security Housing Unit), where maintaining one’s sanity is the ultimate challenge. Locked in a tiny cell for […]

NLG-SF Bay Area’s Police & Prisons Committee Launches Prisoner Advocacy Network

By Caitlin Henry, NLG San Francisco Bay Area Chapter We are excited to launch the Prisoner Advocacy Network and share “Support From Outside The Walls” training materials! Prisoner Advocacy Network (PAN) On November 21, the NLG-SF Bay Area Chapter’s Police & Prisons Committee launched it’s Prisoner Advocacy Network (PAN). We will train California based volunteers […]

NLG Adopts Resolution Supporting Prison Abolition

“Prisons do not disappear problems, they disappear human beings.” –Angela Y. Davis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK—Following the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Law for the People Convention in October, NLG membership adopted a resolution calling for the dismantling and abolition of all prisons and of all aspects of systems and institutions that support, condone, create, […]

NLG Delegation Observes Venezuelan Legislative Elections, Affirms Transparency of Democratic Electoral Process

Contact: Tasha Moro NLG Director of Communications communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15# CARACAS, Venezuela—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) sent four members to accompany the National Assembly Elections in Venezuela that took place on December 6, 2015. Guild members collectively visited close to 30 polling centers on the day of the election in eight municipalities, where they […]

NLG Delegation Observes Venezuelan Legislative Elections, Affirms Transparency of Democratic Electoral Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tasha Moro, Director of Communications 212-679-5100, ext. 15 | communications@nlg.org CARACAS, Venezuela—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) sent four members to accompany the National Assembly Elections in Venezuela that took place on December 6, 2015. Guild members collectively visited close to 30 polling centers on the day of the election in eight […]

Fund the movement. Remember the NLG on #GivingTuesday!

Dear Friends, This holiday season, don’t fund capitalism, fund the groups working to dismantle it. Celebrate ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ with a contribution to the NLG! Since I joined our National Office staff as the Executive Director last January, I have been inspired by the commitment of our staff, members, committees, board, and donors to the mission of […]

NLG Groups Speak Out against U.S. Response to Syrian and Iraqi Refugee Crisis

The Anti-Racism Committee (ARC), The United People of Color Caucus  (TUPOCC), and the National Immigration Project (NIP) of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) express deep sympathy for those impacted by the devastating November 13th terrorist attack by ISIS in Paris, France.  ARC, TUPOCC, and NIPNLG similarly express deep sympathy for the less-reported and equally devastating November 12th terrorist […]

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Art 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 […]