NLG Statement on the President’s Unlawful Declaration of Antifa as a Domestic Terrorist Organization

Contact: communications@nlg.org In the long history of protest, governments have often sought to discredit political activists who challenge the status quo. President Donald Trump’s recent declaration, that “antifa”—shorthand for “anti-fascist”—is a domestic terrorist organization, is no departure from this tradition. As protests continue to erupt around the country in response to the murder of George […]

NLG Condemns Violent Police Response to Black Lives Matter Protests Nationwide

Scroll down for additional links and resources. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org NOTE: As this press release was being published, we learned about James Scurlock, a 22-year-old Black man, shot and killed during a protest last night in Omaha, NE by an alleged white supremacist yelling racial slurs. Support the Scurlock family at this GoFundMe […]

A group of police officers in blue shirts approach down a wet street with guns pointed toward protestors who duck their heads and run away from them. There are cop cars with lights flashing in the background.

NLG in Solidarity with Minneapolis Following Police Killing of George Floyd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org MINNEAPOLIS—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is in active solidarity with the people of Minneapolis following the murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, by a Minneapolis Police Department officer on May 25. Thousands of people took to the streets in outrage and mourning in the first spontaneous, major protest […]

NLG & WPLC Joint Statement of Solidarity With Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and Oglala Sioux Tribe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leoyla Cowboy Giron, Executive Director, WPLC / 805-699-1126 or organizer@waterprotectorlegal.org Natali Segovia, Chair, NLG Indigenous Peoples Rights Committee / 602-796-7034 or segovia.natali@gmail.com The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) stand in solidarity with the governments of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (the territorial government of Mnicoujou, Itazipco, […]

NLG Ends Frivolous Lawsuit Attacking its Commitment to BDS Movement

Contact: communications@nlg.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK—Anti-Palestinian activist and serial litigant David Abrams has voluntarily agreed to dismiss a lawsuit against the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) filed after NLG refused to publish Abrams’ advertisement indicating that Gush Etzion is part of Israel. In fact, Gush Etzion is an illegal settlement on occupied Palestinian land in […]

NLG Statement on COVID-19: Solidarity in Times of Crisis

Note: Scroll down for links to resources and other ways to take action. The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is committed to building collective power and solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the spirit of our mission of valuing human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests: “We must lift coercive economic sanctions, prioritize […]

NLG Calls Upon US to Immediately Comply with International Humanitarian Law in its Illegal Occupation of the Hawaiian Islands

Contact: hawaiiankingdom@nlginternational.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), the oldest and largest progressive bar association in the United States, calls upon the United States to immediately begin to comply with international humanitarian law in its prolonged and illegal occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom since 1893. As the longest running belligerent occupation of a foreign country in […]

NLG Strongly Condemns Illegal Targeted Assassinations by U.S. & Increased Repression of Iranian Nationals at U.S. Borders

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), the oldest and largest progressive bar association in the United States, strongly condemns recent illegal U.S. actions in Iraq, including the killing of Iranian and Iraqi nationals and threats of military attacks on Iran as clear violations of both U.S. and international law. We call on our members and all […]

NLG Statement on Coup in Bolivia

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) strongly condemns the military coup that took place in Bolivia on November 10, followed by the self-declared presidency of extreme right-wing Bolivian senator Jeanine Áñez, in violation of the Constitution of Bolivia. There is strong evidence that U.S. elected officials and agencies worked to foment this coup in the Plurinational […]

NLG Releases Report Documenting Human Rights Violations of Asylum Seekers at the Southern Border

The NLG has released the report, Stranded: Forced Migration, Illegal Barriers to Asylum, and the Humanitarian Crisis in Tijuana, documenting human rights abuses of migrants observed during a March 2019 NLG International Committee fact-finding delegation. The team traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, California with the aim of investigating and illuminating the injustices and human rights violations confronting asylum-seekers and their advocates in Tijuana.