The largest coordinated prison strike in U.S. history began September 9—the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising—and is now entering its second week, with incarcerated people nationwide protesting “modern-day slavery,” among other injustices that have become part and parcel of our country’s prison industrial complex and system of mass incarceration. Here's how you can help.
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), the oldest and largest human rights bar association in the United States, by its International Committee, its Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Committee and its Environmental Human Rights Committee, Labor and Employment Committee, as well as the NLG’s Environmental Justice Committee, stands in solidarity with the sovereign Oceti Sakowin Oyate (the Great Sioux Nation)
Between Friday and Sunday, more than 170 non-violent protesters were arrested, and dozens documented incidents of civil and constitutional violations including excessive use of force and unlawful infringement on First Amendment rights. “Over the past few days, law enforcement in Baton Rouge have escalated every interaction with the public civilian population, creating a more dangerous environment for everyone,” says May T. Nguyen, Secretary of the Louisiana Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.
During this time of increased organizing and likely increased state repression, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) stands in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives and your First Amendment right to dissent against state sanctioned violence.
CLEVELAND, OHIO ― This week, the Ohio Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (Ohio NLG) and the Cleveland Branch of the NAACP received over a dozen reports of door knocks at the homes of local activists and community members by law enforcement officials with the Department of Homeland Security, Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation's’ Cleveland Field Office, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department, and Cleveland Division of Police.
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On June 20, 2016, NLG Puerto Rico Subcommittee Co-Chair Jan Susler made the presentation to the United Nations Decolonization Committee on behalf of the National Lawyers Guild, and NLG President Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan presented on behaf of LatinoJustice PRLDEF.
Our 2016 Haywood Burns Fellowship for Social and Economic Justice recipients are starting their public interest placements! Support the next generation of peoples lawyers by donating now at www.nlg.org/donate/haywoodburns
The DC Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild will host our annual reception on Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Mulebone. We will honor Michael Tigar and Eugene Puryear. Please join us for good food and great conversation as we celebrate the successes of the progressive legal movement!