90 Organizations and 4600+ Individuals Tell Biden Administration to #DropTheCharges Against BLM Protesters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org Last week, the NLG sent a letter to President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Attorney General Merrick Garland—endorsed by a total of 90 organizations and signed by a total of 4600+ individuals—urging them to dismiss the federal charges against more than 350 anti-racist protesters who participated in last year’s […]

2021 NLG Leonard Weinglass Fellowship Recipient: Z Williams

The National Lawyers Guild Foundation and NLG National Office are excited to announce the recipient of the 2021 Leonard I. Weinglass Memorial Fellowship, Z Williams from the NLG Colorado Chapter! The Weinglass Fellowship is awarded annually to a NLG member and recent law school graduate to spend 10 weeks working on a project in line […]

Member Recap: May 21, 2021

  Welcome to the Member Recap, where you can catch up on NLG news from the last two weeks. Be sure to keep up with us in real time on social media, on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Upcoming Webinars, Publications, and Announcements NLG Las Vegas Book Club The Education Committee of the Las Vegas National Lawyers Guild will […]

Human Rights and Press Freedom Groups Call on Rep Gregory Meeks (D-WA) to Stop Weapons Sale to Israeli Government Following Attacks on Associated Press and Al Jazeera Offices in Gaza

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: press@fightforthefuture.org, 978-852-6457 Following the Israeli military’s bombing of offices of international press outlets including the Associated Press and Al Jazeera, an effort has emerged in Congress to block a planned $735 million weapons sale to the Israeli government, led by Reps Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.).  But […]

Statement in Solidarity with the People of Colombia in their Historic Uprising for Peace, the Right to a Dignified Life, and Against Militarism and Repression

Spanish and Portuguese translations below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2021 Contact: communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) stands in solidarity with the people of Colombia in their national uprising for peace, in defense of the right to a dignified life, and against militarism and repression by the U.S.-backed government headed by President Iván Duque. […]

Statement in Solidarity with the People of Palestine in their Struggle Against the Settler Colonial State of Israel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild stands in solidarity with the people of Palestine in their struggle against the settler colonial state of Israel and calls on our members and allies throughout the United States and around the globe to stand and act in support of that struggle.  May 15 will mark […]

Member Recap: May 6, 2021

  Welcome to the Member Recap, where you can catch up on NLG news from the last two weeks. Be sure to keep up with us in real time on social media, on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook   Upcoming Webinars, Publications, and Announcements Help Us #DropTheCharges Against BLM Protesters! So far, we’ve received 2,500 signatures […]

NLG Palestine Subcommittee Submits Memo to Biden Administration Laying Out Legal Basis for Immediate Reversal of Trump Policies on Palestine/Israel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: lmartinez@ccrjustice.org / (212) 614-6481 Today, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) International Committee’s Palestine Subcommittee submitted a memorandum to the Biden administration laying out the legal basis for immediate reversal of the Trump administration’s policies on Palestine/Israel and further actions necessary to bring the United States in compliance with international law. This […]

PRESS CONFERENCE 4/27: International Commission of Legal Experts Release Report on Racist Police Violence in the US

Finds US Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity and Other Violations of International Law Event: Press conference for launch of the Report of the International Commission of Inquiry on Systemic Racist Police Violence against People of African Descent in the United States When: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 12 pm Eastern time (9 am Pacific) Where: Watch the livestream: https://www.facebook.com/internationalcommissionofinquiry  […]

In Response to Chauvin Verdict and Ongoing Police Violence, NLG Continues to Support Calls for Abolition

In response to the guilty verdicts of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for last summer’s murder of George Floyd, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) reaffirms its support for communities calling for the abolition of policing. As the verdict was being announced, Ma’Khia Bryant, a 16-year-old girl, was killed by a police officer in Columbus, Ohio, […]