Crisis in Venezuela: A Role in the Guild?

By Susan Scott, NLG Task Force on the Americas Guild members knowledgeable about the situation in Venezuela are forming a working group to provide analysis for media and solidarity groups on issues relating to Venezuela’s current constitutional crisis. The Guild has sent a dozen delegations to Venezuela since 2006, most serving as international “acompañantes” for […]

NLG Mobilizes Delegation to Honduras to Investigate the Murder of Berta Cáceres

By Mark Sullivan, NLG Task Force on the Americas Indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres of Honduras was murdered in her home late on March 2, 2016. Cáceres was a fierce inspirational force known for her work  for indigenous rights, environmental struggles, social and economic justice, feminism and more. As a result of her leadership in […]

President’s Column: Gearing Up for the 2016 #Law4thePeople Convention

By Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan As I write this column, I have just finished collecting signatures for petitions and participating in a monthly rally to demand the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, who has just entered his 35th year in prison. At a rally in New York City’s Lower East Side, […]

Students Revive SULC NLG Chapter, Finalist for Best Student Org. Award by HBCU

By SULC NLG Chapter, 2015-2016 The Southern University Law Center’s NLG Chapter (SULC NLG) has enjoyed a year of bold initiatives, meaningful engagement, and productive planning. Focusing on timely and relevant issues of social importance, the SULC NLG has provided the Law Center and the greater Baton Rouge community resources and programming upon which relationships […]

Buffalo NLG Supports Demonstrators against Trump, Jail Conditions

By Benjamin Nelson, NLG-Buffalo Chapter The Buffalo, NY Chapter of the NLG enjoyed its busiest legal observing period for years in March and April 2016. A Legal Observer (LO) training was held Saturday, April 16, in  anticipation of demonstrations and arrests at a Donald Trump rally in downtown Buffalo on April 18. At the rally […]

Child Soldiers in the USA

By Matthew Rinaldi, NLG Military Law Task Force The United States remains one of the few nations which recruits and enlists minors into the military. Popular U.S. culture thinks of child soldiers as fighting in Africa. A Long Way Gone,  the memoir of Ismael Beah, covers the civil war in Sierra Leone, and the chilling […]