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. […]

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, […]

Tell the Biden Administration #DropTheCharges Against BLM Protesters

[UPDATE 6/3/21] We’re pleased to announce that today we sent President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Attorney General Merrick Garland our #DropTheCharges letter—urging them to dismiss the federal charges against more than 350 anti-racist protesters who participated in last year’s uprising for Black lives—endorsed by a total of 90 organizations and signed by a […]

Abolish the Police by Bart Everson

NLG Adopts Resolution Supporting Police Abolition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org National Lawyers Guild (NLG) membership voted to pass a resolution supporting police abolition following its #Law4thePeople Convention last fall, acknowledging that the institution of policing is incompatible with the NLG’s mission to use law in defense of human rights and ecosystems over property interests. Taking leadership from community demands reiterated […]

NLG Demands Immediate Structural Change in Wake of Impeachment and Attempted Coup

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org Last week’s white supremacist coup attempt facilitated by law enforcement makes clear that the path forward requires a serious reckoning with the conditions that caused this moment. White supremacy, though mentioned in mainstream news media more frequently in the last year, is not remotely a new phenomenon—it was the ideology […]

NLG Condemns Attempt by Fascist Mob Incited by Trump to Overturn Election, Complicity by Law Enforcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) opposes today’s attempt to overturn the election, led by Trump loyalists and right-wing operatives in Washington, DC, in the strongest terms possible. Following a rally by Trump where he continued to falsely claim victory, a right-wing fascist mob stormed and occupied the U.S. Capitol Building […]

Power to the People! NLG Responds to 2020 Presidential Election Results

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) expresses its  deep gratitude to the work of Black, Indigenous, and communities of color around the country who have led the way to the end of a fascist Trump presidency.  It is the hard work of community organizing—not any single politician, celebrity, or political party—that has led us to this […]

Breonna Taylor

NLG Responds to Grand Jury Proceedings in the Murder of Breonna Taylor

Contact: communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) condemns the outcome of Kentucky’s grand jury proceedings and renews its calls for justice for Breonna Taylor. On March 13, 2020, Breonna Taylor was murdered in her home by police officers executing a no-knock search warrant. The officers were acting outside of the scope of the warrant, which […]

RNC 200 Philadelphia by Brandun Kayal

NLG Organizing Legal Support Ahead of 2020 RNC and DNC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is preparing legal support for anticipated protests at the 2020 Republican and Democratic National Conventions taking place this month. NLG chapters in Charlotte, NC; Jacksonville, FL; and Milwaukee, WI have been coordinating with the National Office to support demonstrations in the midst of rapidly changing […]