NLG Legal Observer Arrested While Documenting Ongoing Police Violence in Ferguson

For immediate release: August 20, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 Max Suchan (currently in Ferguson, MO): 773-551-2353 At approximately 12:30 AM on August 20, St. Louis County Police arrested Max Suchan, a Legal Observer with the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). Suchan, a Chicago law student, traveled to Ferguson to document police misconduct […]

NLG Strongly Objects to Oppressive and Discriminatory Law Enforcement Tactics in Ferguson, Mo.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NLG Members Offering Legal Support to Ferguson Protesters NEW YORK — The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is on the ground providing legal support to Ferguson, Missouri residents protesting in the wake of last week’s fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown […]

National Lawyers Guild Urges US Government to Cease $3 Billion Annual Military Aid to Israel

For immediate release: July 18, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100 ext 15 Recent massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and ground invasion violates international law NEW YORK–The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) expresses its outrage about Israel’s ongoing indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks against Palestinian civilians and civilian objects in the Gaza Strip. Following a barrage […]

Signatories Call on White House to Investigate Beating and Detention of US Citizen and Palestinian-American Teen, Tariq Abu Khdeir

For immediate release: August 4, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 The NLG and other human rights groups urge President Obama and administration to demand Israel cease the Abuse and Unlawful Detention of Palestinians Today, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and nine other human rights organizations sent a letter to President Obama […]

NLG Calls for US to Abide by Human Rights Treaty Obligations and Cease Plans to Detain and Deport Thousands of Child Refugees to Central America

For immediate release: July 22, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK — The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) objects to the President’s decision to detain and expedite deportations of thousands of children fleeing persecution and violence in Central America. The NLG also opposes any efforts by Congress to roll back critical […]

NLG Resources Inform Revelations of NSA and FBI Monitoring of Muslim-Americans

For immediate release: July 10, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext 15 NLG Resources Inform Revelations of NSA and FBI Monitoring of Muslim-Americans Lawyers Group Demands Action from White House NEW YORK — The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) joins 45 organizations in calling on President Obama for “a full public accounting of practices” […]

National Lawyers Guild Submits Comments for Improving Military Justice System to Department of Defense Military Justice Review Group

For immediate release: June 30, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK–The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) today submitted comments to the Defense Department’s  Military Justice Review Group as part of its comprehensive review of the military justice system. Recommendations to improve the system include eliminating the “convening authority” as the near-absolute […]

NLG and Nearly 60 International Organizations Urge UN to Remedy Human Rights Violations in Pre-Charge Detention of Julian Assange

For immediate release: June 19, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 GENEVA — Fifty-nine human rights and legal organizations urged the United Nations on June 15 to remedy Sweden’s violation of the fundamental human rights of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange.  For nearly four years, Assange has experienced pre-charge detention stemming from a Swedish […]

NLG Fact-Finding Delegation Calls for End of U.S.-Backed Administrative Detention of Palestinians by Israel

For immediate release: May 29, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK – Approximately 200 Palestinians from the West Bank have been held for months or years by Israeli occupation forces without access to a just legal system, members of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) learned in a fact-finding delegation from […]

NLG Palestine Subcommittee to Observe Appeal Hearing of Slain U.S. Peace Activist Rachel Corrie

For immediate release: May 21, 2014 Contact: Delegation members Azadeh Shahshahani, NLG President (president@nlg.org) or Andrew Dalack, Palestine Subcommittee Co-Chair (ajdalack@gmail.com) By phone in Jerusalem: 972-053-426-4921 NLG National Office in New York: 1-212-679-5100, ext. 15 JERUSALEM – The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Palestine Subcommittee will attend today’s appeal hearing before the Israeli Supreme Court in the […]