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 […]

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Arthur 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 […]

NLG and IADL Election Observers Establish Flaws in Haiti’s October 25 Vote, Call for Independent Investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nicole Phillips, Esq. (in U.S., Speaks English and French) nicole@ijdh.org | +001 510 715 2855 NEW YORK—A new report by international election observers concludes that Haiti’s October 25, 2015 presidential and legislative elections fell far short of minimum standards for fair elections, and calls for an independent investigation to address widespread allegations […]

NLG Members Release Film, ZEDEs: Neocolonialism and Land Grabbing in Honduras

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Sullivan, Producer msullivanlegal@gmail.com | 831.239.6853 A delegation from the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) traveled to Honduras in August 2015 to produce a film documenting the looming threat of the first semi-autonomous zones, known as Zones for Economic Development and Employment (ZEDEs).  The film titled, ZEDEs:  Neocolonialism and land grabbing in Honduras is […]

NLG Provides Critical Support for Demonstrators in Ferguson, Condemns State of Emergency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kris Hermes, Mass Defense Coordinator kris@nlg.org | 510-681-6361 More than 150 protesters arrested Monday, including at least nine NLG Legal Observers FERGUSON, MO—Police violently cracked down on activists yesterday after imposing a State of Emergency in St. Louis County in an effort to stifle protest commemorating the murder of Michael Brown one […]

Human Rights Advocates to Senate: Central American Aid Package Could Violate Internationally-Protected Refugee Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Embree-Lowry, Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) laura@cispes.org | (202) 521-2510 Sixty organizations call on Senate to uphold international protections for asylum-seekers, end U.S. policies that contribute to regional violence and inequality Washington, D.C. – In advance of Senate’s markup of the FY16 State and Foreign Operations bill […]

NLG Files Urgent Appeal Request to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Citing Life-Threatening Denial of Medical Care to Mumia Abu-Jamal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tasha Moro, Communications Director communications@nlg.org | 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK— Members of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Heidi Boghosian and Natsu Saito, with Kathleen Cleaver of the Human Rights Research Fund, today delivered an Urgent Appeal Request on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal to Juan Méndez, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on […]

NLG Calls on President Obama to Withdraw Executive Order Declaring Venezuela National Security Threat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tasha Moro, Communications Director communications@nlg.org | 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK—On March 8, 2015, President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 13692, which declared a national emergency, calling Venezuela “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States,” and imposed sanctions on several Venezuelan officials. […]