Law Enforcement Arrest 29 Water Protectors on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Continue to Target Journalists Covering DAPL

Contact: Angela Bibens, Esq.: (701) 226-4579; abibens@aol.com Bruce Ellison, Esq.: (605) 858-1850; belli4law@aol.com or Tasha Moro, NLG Communications Director 212-679-5100, ext. 15#; communications@nlg.org Morton County, ND—Attorneys with the Red Owl Legal Collective (ROLC) of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) call on North Dakota law enforcement to respect freedom of press and the First Amendment rights […]

Federal Judge Dissolves DAPL’s Injunction Against Water Protectors

FROM #NoDAPL NLG LEGAL TEAM IN NORTH DAKOTA Contact: NLG Attorneys Bruce Ellison 605-858-1850 Jeff Haas 505-469-0714 Rachel Lederman 415-350-6496 BISMARCK, ND—North Dakota U.S. District Court Judge Daniel L. Hovland today dissolved a temporary restraining order against Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II and a number of named and unnamed participants in protests […]

New Report: Biased International Observers Failed Haiti in 2015, Neutrality and Independence Essential for Upcoming October Elections

For immediate release: September 19, 2016 Contact: Nicole Phillips, Esq., National Lawyers Guild Haiti Committee Nicole@ijdh.org, +001 510 715 2855 (in U.S., speaks English and French) NEW YORK—As Haiti prepares for presidential and legislative elections on October 9, 2016, a new report by voting rights advocates charges that international observation efforts in previous rounds were […]

Finding Irregularities, NLG Delegation Calls for Independent Investigation into the Murder of Honduran Activist, Berta Cáceres

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan NLG President president@nlg.org   NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) denounces the March 2 killing of leading indigenous and environmental activist Berta Cáceres and the investigation by Honduran authorities that followed. A March 8-15 NLG delegation to Honduras met with various Honduran and U.S. government officials, community […]

NLG Remembers Michael Ratner, Past President and Human Rights Crusader

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tasha Moro Director of Communications 212-679-5100, ext. 15# communications@nlg.org NEW YORK — It is with the greatest sadness that we share the news that our comrade, friend, and past NLG President Michael Ratner died yesterday afternoon at the age of 72. Michael was a true revolutionary lawyer.  He embodied the spirit […]

Challenge to Military Spying on Antiwar Activists Gains Support of Grassroots and Legal Groups

Legal brief supports plaintiffs’ Ninth Circuit appeal, urges jury trial to hold the Army accountable Contacts: Lead Plaintiffs’ Attorney Larry Hildes 360-599-4339 / LHildes@earthlink.net or Amicus co-author Heidi Boghosian 917-239-4999 / heidiboghosian@gmail.com SEATTLE—Several grassroots and legal organizations filed an “amicus” brief Wednesday in support of a widely watched lawsuit challenging the military’s domestic spying against […]

NLG Adopts Resolution Supporting Prison Abolition

“Prisons do not disappear problems, they disappear human beings.” –Angela Y. Davis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sharlyn Grace, NLG Co-Executive Vice President NEW YORK—Following the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Law for the People Convention in October, NLG membership adopted a resolution calling for the dismantling and abolition of all prisons and of all aspects of systems […]

NLG Delegation Observes Venezuelan Legislative Elections, Affirms Transparency of Democratic Electoral Process

Contact: Tasha Moro NLG Director of Communications communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15# CARACAS, Venezuela—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) sent four members to accompany the National Assembly Elections in Venezuela that took place on December 6, 2015. Guild members collectively visited close to 30 polling centers on the day of the election in eight municipalities, where they […]

NLG Delegation Observes Venezuelan Legislative Elections, Affirms Transparency of Democratic Electoral Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tasha Moro, Director of Communications 212-679-5100, ext. 15 | communications@nlg.org CARACAS, Venezuela—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) sent four members to accompany the National Assembly Elections in Venezuela that took place on December 6, 2015. Guild members collectively visited close to 30 polling centers on the day of the election in eight […]

NLG Calls on Obama Administration to Cease Impending Punitive Actions and Act Consistently for Normalized Relations with Cuba

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Art Heitzer NLG Cuba Subcommittee Chair artheitzer@gmail.com 414-273-1040, ext. 12 NEW YORK—Just three days before a nearly unanimous vote by the United Nations General Assembly on October. 27 to condemn the continued U.S. embargo of Cuba, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Obama administration to cease awaiting […]