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 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 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 (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 (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. […]

Court rules peace activists can sue the U.S. military for infiltration

For immediate release: December 18, 2012 Nathan Tempey Communications Coordinator (212) 679-5100, ext. 15 New York Guild lawyer hails historic decision In a potentially precedent-setting decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a Guild lawyer’s challenge to military spying on peace activists can proceed. The ruling marks the first time a […]

National Lawyers Guild Urges Death Sentence Commutation for John Ferguson

For immediate release: October 16, 2012 Anne O’Berry 561-578-6803 New York The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls for the State of Florida to halt the scheduled execution of John Errol Ferguson and commute his death sentences to life in prison. Ferguson is a severely mentally ill African American man who has spent the last […]

National Lawyers Guild Convention Will Celebrate 75 Years, Reunite Activists

For immediate release: October 8, 2012 Nathan Tempey Communications Coordinator (212) 679-5100, ext. 15 New York Hundreds of National Lawyers Guild members and allies will gather this week to celebrate the organization’s 75th anniversary at the Law for the People convention in Pasadena, California. Scholar and activist Angela Davis will deliver the keynote address […]

Citing Intimidation, Death Threats, National Lawyers Guild Calls for Protection of Haitian Lawyers to Government Critics

For immediate release: October 4, 2012 Nathan Tempey Communications Coordinator (212) 679-5100, ext. 15 New York The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) expresses its grave concern over the recent intimidation of Haitian attorneys who represent government critics, which has included death threats, judicial harassment, and a report that Haiti’s top justice official ordered the arrest […]

NLG to Protect First Amendment at RNC and DNC

For immediate release: August 21, 2012 Nathan Tempey (347) 792-3092 New York The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is preparing to mount a massive legal support effort for protesters at the Republican and Democratic national conventions (RNC and DNC). “The host cities of Tampa and Charlotte are greeting party politicians and their corporate backers with […]