NLG Demands Reinstatement of New Jersey Teacher Marylin Zuniga, Suspended after Students Sent Get-Well Cards to Political Prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tasha Moro, Director of Communications communications@nlg.org | 212-679-5100 NLG-NYC Chapter Member Alan Levine Representing Zuniga NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) stands with Marylin Zuniga, the third grade teacher at Forest Street Elementary School in Orange, NJ, who was suspended after her students wrote “get well” cards to the critically ill […]

NLG Calls for Immediate, Independent Medical Attention for Political Prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tasha Moro, Director of Communications communications@nlg.org | 212-679-5100, ext. 15 FRACKVILLE, PA—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls on the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to give NLG Jailhouse Lawyer Vice President Mumia Abu-Jamal immediate independent and specialized health care, including his choice of medical specialists. On March 30, Mr. Abu-Jamal collapsed in […]

NLG Student Chapters to Hold Country-Wide “Black Lives Matter” Day of Action

NEW YORK—On Thursday, April 2, two days before the 47th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., National Lawyers Guild (NLG) students and faculty will hold a day of action at law schools nationwide in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement against racist police violence and white supremacy. Despite strong, grassroots organizing […]

NLG Palestine Subcommittee Submits Report to ICC Prosecutor Refuting Israeli Self-Defense Claim

For immediate release: February 10, 2015 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 Today, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) International Committee’s Palestine Subcommittee submitted a report to the ICC prosecutor with facts showing that Israeli air and ground attacks on Palestinian territory preceded Hamas and non-Hamas rocket fire, and thus could not have been […]

NLG Defense Team Wins Bond and Release Pending Sentencing for Rasmea Odeh

For immediate release: December 10, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 DETROIT — Rasmea Odeh, the prominent 67-year-old Palestinian American community leader and former political prisoner, will be released on $50,000 cash bond pending sentencing in March 2015. Ms. Odeh was found guilty this past November 10 of “Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization” […]

NLG Stands with People of Ferguson, Condemns Systematic Police Violence in Communities of Color

For immediate release: November 25, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 FERGUSON, Mo. — The NLG joins the people of Ferguson in expressing disheartenment at the grand jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown. The rampant impunity with which police murder […]

NLG Files Friend of the Court Support for Motion Requesting Rasmea Odeh’s Bond Pending Sentencing to Continue Social Work

For immediate release: November 21, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 DETROIT–The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has filed a motion to be admitted as amicus curiae in the case of Rasmea Odeh, to support the request by Rasmea Odeh’s attorneys that the Court reconsider its decision to deny her bond pending sentencing on […]

Trial of Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Begins Today; NLG Members Represent Odeh

For immediate release: November 4, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 DETROIT–Jury selection begins today in the trial of Palestinian American community leader Rasmea Odeh, 67, for alleged immigration fraud. National Lawyers Guild (NLG) members Michael Deutsch, Jim Fennerty, Dennis Cunningham, and William Goodman are representing her. Since her arrest a year […]

National Lawyers Guild Condemns Ongoing Arrests of Legal Observers in Ferguson

Police Arrested Three NLG Legal Observers Thursday FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 At approximately 10:30 PM on August 21, St. Louis County Police arrested three National Lawyers Guild (NLG)-trained Legal Observers during a demonstration in Ferguson, Mo. protesting the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager, […]

NLG and Other Legal Groups Send Letter to ICC Urging an Investigation into Potential War Crimes Committed by Israel and US in Gaza under “Operation Protective Edge”

For immediate release: August 22, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 MEDIA ADVISORY NEW YORK–Today, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Center for Constitutional Rights, International Association of Democratic Lawyers, Arab Lawyers Union, and American Association of Jurists sent a letter to Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), urging her […]