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 […]

Anti-Boycott Bills Are Part of Wider Crackdown on Protest

By Chip Gibbons, Policy and Legislative Counsel at Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation A number of commentators have noted two different trends. First, across the nation Republican lawmakers are pushing for bills criminalizing protests. Second, a number of state legislatures have passed or considered, often at the impetus of Democratic lawmakers, bills aimed at […]

NLG Condemns Fordham Univ. Ban on Students for Justice in Palestine

Contact: Tasha Moro, NLG Communications Director 212-679-5100, ext. 15 | communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) joins the Center For Constitutional Rights, Palestine Legal and community and civil rights groups in its condemnation of Fordham University’s discriminatory ban of the Palestinian rights students organization, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). The NLG condemns this latest […]

US v. Rasmea Odeh (November 2014)

US v. Rasmea Odeh NLG filed this amicus brief in support of the defense’s motion that requested Palestinian American community leader Rasmea Odeh be granted bond pending sentencing to continue her social work in Chicago.

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” […]

NLG Files Friend of the Court Support for Motion Requesting Rasmea Odeh’s Bond Pending Sentencing to Continue Social Work

For immediate release: November 21, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 DETROIT–The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has filed a motion to be admitted as amicus curiae in the case of Rasmea Odeh, to support the request by Rasmea Odeh’s attorneys that the Court reconsider its decision to deny her bond pending sentencing on […]

Trial of Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Begins Today; NLG Members Represent Odeh

For immediate release: November 4, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 DETROIT–Jury selection begins today in the trial of Palestinian American community leader Rasmea Odeh, 67, for alleged immigration fraud. National Lawyers Guild (NLG) members Michael Deutsch, Jim Fennerty, Dennis Cunningham, and William Goodman are representing her. Since her arrest a year […]

NLG and Other Legal Groups Send Letter to ICC Urging an Investigation into Potential War Crimes Committed by Israel and US in Gaza under “Operation Protective Edge”

For immediate release: August 22, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 MEDIA ADVISORY NEW YORK–Today, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Center for Constitutional Rights, International Association of Democratic Lawyers, Arab Lawyers Union, and American Association of Jurists sent a letter to Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), urging her […]

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 […]