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. […]

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” […]