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 […]

In solidarity with the movement to Stop Cop City and Defend Weelaunee Forest

National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is proud to endorse the following statement from local organizers in Atlanta. Read the original statement on their website by clicking this hyperlink. If you’d like to request Legal Observers® (LOs) for an action or learn about other forms of social movement mass defense support, reach out to your nearest NLG […]

NLG Iran Subcommittee Statement on Iranian Liberation

Issued by the NLG International Committee, Iran SubcommitteeOpen this statement in Farsi (PDF) We are lawyers and legal workers committed to collectively abolishing oppression and helping build the liberation of all people. We support the will of Iranians and their movement for liberation. We stand with them as they demand, design, and implement their future […]

Press Release: NLG Urges U.S. to Condemn Israel’s Raids on Palestinian Human Rights Organizations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 22, 2022 Contact: Director of 679-5100, ext. 5 NEW YORK CITY, NY — On August 18, Israeli troops raided the offices of six human rights organizations, confiscated their materials, and shut down the entrances. All the organizations’ offices are located in Area A of the occupied West Bank, which is legally […]

NLG Supports Akron’s Local Organizing Demands After Police Murder Jayland Walker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 11, 2022Contact: Director of 679-5100, ext. 5 NEW YORK CITY, NY — On June 27, Akron, Ohio police murdered Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black man and Akron resident. In the protests that followed, Akron police showed up in riot gear, tear gassing and arresting demonstrators. In the wake of yet another […]

NLG Condemns State Violence against Reproductive Justice Protest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 28, 2022 Contact: Director of 679-5100, ext. 5 New York City, NY — Law enforcement forcibly detained and arrested protesters across the country and specifically targeted Legal Observers serving as trained witnesses of police conduct over the weekend at protests in Los Angeles and Phoenix. The NLG condemns police violence against […]