NLG Condemns Georgia Indictments of Stop Cop City Protesters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Suzanne Adely, President of the National Lawyers Guild: September 5, 2023 NEW  YORK/ATLANTA – The National Lawyers Guild condemns in the strongest terms the state of Georgia’s indictments, announced today, Tuesday, September 5, against 61 people targeted for allegedly being part of the movement to #StopCopCity. These indictments, filed by Georgia […]

NLG Condemns State Repression against Atlanta Solidarity Fund Activists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: press@nlg.orgMay 31, 2023 On the morning of Wednesday, May 31, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and Atlanta Police Department (APD) raided the homes of and arrested three activists with the Atlanta Solidarity Fund. These arrests are a clear attempt to silence protest and sever activists from legal counsel and community support. […]

NLG Statement of Solidarity with and Support for Ongoing Protests in Akron, Ohio

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) honors the work of and stands in solidarity with the #JusticeforJayland movement in Akron, Ohio. In recent weeks, the State has waged an assault on protesters demanding accountability in the yearlong legal aftermath of the police murder of Jayland Walker in 2022. As a human rights organization with more than […]

NLG Letter to UNC Emergency Evaluation and Action Committee

In a letter to the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chancellor, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) objects to the UNC administration decision to bring disciplinary action against law student Jamie Marsicano, who was arrested as part of a mass sweep of attendees at a #StopCopCity solidarity event. Joined by over 1,100 legal professionals, law students […]

NLG, HRW, and 40+ Human and Environmental Rights Organizations Condemn the State Repression Against Cop City Protesters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 10, 2023Contact: Director of 679-5100, ext. 5 New York, NY — On Monday, April 10, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Human Rights Watch, Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR), and more than 40 other human and environmental rights organizations co-issued a statement condemning the prosecution of activists and forest defenders in […]

NLG Condemns Atlanta Arrests on March 5

Law enforcement detained at least 35 people in Atlanta on Sunday, March 5, at a solidarity music festival over a mile away from the Cop City construction site. Among those arrested was an NLG Legal Observer. All of these arrests are part of ongoing state repression and violence against racial and environmental justice protesters, who […]

NLG Issues Letter to Co-Sponsors of ABA Resolution 514 on Antisemitism

On January 18, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) joined more than 40 organizations in expressing strong opposition to ABA resolution 514 and its call to employ the discredited and malicious International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism. The letter, co-written by the American Civil Liberties Union, Americans for Peace Now, Center for Constitutional Rights, […]

NLG Co-Launches International People’s Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 26, 2023Contact: Director of 679-5100, ext. 5 New York, NY — On Saturday, January 28, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) will co-launch the International People’s Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism: Sanctions, Blockades, and Economic Coercive Measures. The Tribunal is an international effort to challenge U.S. imperialism and to build structures of accountability […]

NLG Statement in Solidarity with Atlanta Forest Defenders

On Wednesday, January 18, Georgia State Patrol murdered Manuel “Tortuguita” Teran, who was camping in a public park to defend the Weelaunee Forest and stop the construction of Cop City. Over the weekend, six protesters were arrested and charged with domestic terrorism. In solidarity with the protesters, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls for an […]

NLG Condemns Police Murder Protester Tortuguita and Ongoing State Violence Against Forest Defenders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 20, 2023Contact: Director of 679-5100, ext. 5 Atlanta, GA — During a militarized attack against protesters and Forest Defenders on January 18, Atlanta police shot and killed a protester named Tortuguita, who was camping in a public park to defend the Weelaunee Forest. This murder by the police is part of […]