NLG Mass Incarceration Committee Submits Public Comments to FCC on Prison Phone Rates

Tasha Moro, Communications Coordinator On January 12, 2015, the NLG Mass Incarceration Committee (MIC) submitted public comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) suggesting recommendations to reform Inmate Call Services (ICS). The letter to FCC Secretary Marlene H. Dortch urges the FCC to: Ban commissions and other payments to correctional facilities Cap the rate for […]

NLG Applauds Release of Remaining Cuban Five; Urges US to Respect Political Asylum Status of Assata Shakur in Light of Plans for Renewed US-Cuba Relations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator 212-679-5100, ext. 15 communications@nlg.org NEW YORK — The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) welcomes the December 17 release of the remaining members of the Cuban Five, Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero after serving 16 years in US prisons. The other members of the Five, René González […]

NLG Defense Team Wins Bond and Release Pending Sentencing for Rasmea Odeh

For immediate release: December 10, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 DETROIT — Rasmea Odeh, the prominent 67-year-old Palestinian American community leader and former political prisoner, will be released on $50,000 cash bond pending sentencing in March 2015. Ms. Odeh was found guilty this past November 10 of “Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization” […]

Say #ThanksNLG on #GivingTuesday 12/2/14!

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday. Say #ThanksNLG on Dec. 2! On December 2, 2014, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) will participate in #GivingTuesday, the global holiday for giving back. An ironic nod to the frenzied consumerism of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” this new tradition on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving encourages people worldwide to support […]

NLG Stands with People of Ferguson, Condemns Systematic Police Violence in Communities of Color

For immediate release: November 25, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 FERGUSON, Mo. — The NLG joins the people of Ferguson in expressing disheartenment at the grand jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown. The rampant impunity with which police murder […]

NLG Files Friend of the Court Support for Motion Requesting Rasmea Odeh’s Bond Pending Sentencing to Continue Social Work

For immediate release: November 21, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 DETROIT–The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has filed a motion to be admitted as amicus curiae in the case of Rasmea Odeh, to support the request by Rasmea Odeh’s attorneys that the Court reconsider its decision to deny her bond pending sentencing on […]

The NLG Needs YOUR Help in Ferguson!

The people of Ferguson, MO and all of us interested in social justice are anxiously anticipating a grand jury decision on whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown. NLG members in the St. Louis area have galvanized around the Ferguson uprisings. In addition to training and deploying nearly […]

Trial of Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Begins Today; NLG Members Represent Odeh

For immediate release: November 4, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 DETROIT–Jury selection begins today in the trial of Palestinian American community leader Rasmea Odeh, 67, for alleged immigration fraud. National Lawyers Guild (NLG) members Michael Deutsch, Jim Fennerty, Dennis Cunningham, and William Goodman are representing her. Since her arrest a year […]

Call to Action: Defend Palestinian Legislative Council Member Khalida Jarrar

By: NLG Palestine Subcommittee The National Lawyers Guild strongly condemns Israel’s illegal expulsion of Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) member Khalida Jarrar from Ramallah to Jericho, two cities within the occupied West Bank. NLG demands that Israel’s West Bank military governor rescind the outrageous order. On August 20, 2014, in the midst of its brutal and […]

National Lawyers Guild Condemns Ongoing Arrests of Legal Observers in Ferguson

Police Arrested Three NLG Legal Observers Thursday FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 At approximately 10:30 PM on August 21, St. Louis County Police arrested three National Lawyers Guild (NLG)-trained Legal Observers during a demonstration in Ferguson, Mo. protesting the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager, […]