NLG Denounces Civil Rights Violations Against Puerto Rican Activists and Human Rights Lawyers

May 10, 2018 Contact: Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, NLG President president@nlg.org NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) joins the Puerto Rican civil rights and legal communities in condemning the actions of law enforcement and the Puerto Rico Department of Justice (PRDOJ), in response to their ongoing persecution and intimidation of human rights lawyers and activists. […]

NLG Foundation Heading to South Korea to Support Peace Efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2018 Contact: Daniel McGee, NLG Foundation Managing Director – nlgfoundation@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild Foundation is headed to Seoul, South Korea this week with a group of seven U.S. lawyers and legal workers who work on various human and civil rights issues. The delegation, sponsored by the International Committee of […]

NLG Condemns Israeli Military Attacks on Unarmed Civilian Demonstrators in the Gaza Strip

April 16, 2018 Huwaida Arraf, NLG Palestine Subcommittee Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the International Solidarity Movement: huwaida.arraf@gmail.com Audrey Bomse, NLG Palestine Subcommittee Co-Chair: audreybomse@hotmail.com The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is shocked and outraged by the Israeli military’s recent slaughter of unarmed civilians peacefully protesting in Gaza during the “Great March of Return.” The NLG demands […]

NLG IC: Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico: Cancel the Debt – Emergency Relief Now

Following years of colonialism and the intensified assault of austerity in the past several years, Puerto Rico is suffering from the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria and the massive impact of climate change. As the National Lawyers Guild International Committee, we demand the immediate cancellation of Puerto Rico’s debt. We also join the many calls […]

NLG Cuba Subcommittee Pledges to Provide Legal Assistance to US Travelers to Cuba, In Support of their Right to Travel

In light of President Trump’s Miami announcement today, seeking to further curtail the right of U.S. residents and citizens to travel to Cuba, the Cuba Subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild reiterates its longstanding support for the right to travel, and pledges to continue to provide legal assistance to U.S. travelers to Cuba. The NLG […]

April 27: Call for Lawyers/Legal Workers/Law Students in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners – One Day Hunger Strike

On April 27, 2017, join the National Lawyers Guild for a day of legal solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. Originally posted to: http://www.nlginternational.org/2017/04/april-27-call-for-lawyerslegal-workerslaw-students-in-solidarity-with-palestinian-prisoners-one-day-hunger-strike/ Over 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners have launched a hunger strike for their basic human rights. Their demands include the right to receive family visits without denial; appropriate medical care […]

NLG Testifies before United Nations on Puerto Rico

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. “We hope [the presentation] will be useful in educating our membership on what’s happening with […]

Finding Irregularities, NLG Delegation Calls for Independent Investigation into the Murder of Honduran Activist, Berta Cáceres

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan NLG President president@nlg.org 212-739-7583   NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) denounces the March 2 killing of leading indigenous and environmental activist Berta Cáceres and the investigation by Honduran authorities that followed. A March 8-15 NLG delegation to Honduras met with various Honduran and U.S. government officials, […]

NLG Asks Obama to “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” on Cuba

This is post 7 of 13 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 40, No. 4 (Winter 2015)” By Art Heitzer, Cuba Subcommittee Chair December 17, 2015 will mark a year after Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced the release of the Cuban Five and other prisoners, and the U.S. pledge to normalize relations with […]

Finding Irregularities, NLG Delegation Calls for Independent Investigation into the Murder of Honduran Activist, Berta Cáceres

Contact: Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan NLG President president@nlg.org 212-739-7583 NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) denounces the March 2 killing of leading indigenous and environmental activist Berta Cáceres and the investigation by Honduran authorities that followed. A March 8-15 NLG delegation to Honduras met with various Honduran and U.S. government officials, community members, and the […]