NLG Responds to the Commutation of the Sentences of Oscar López Rivera and Chelsea Manning

(Above, L-R: Oscar López Rivera with atty. Jan Susler; Portrait of Chelsea Manning by Alicia Neal.) The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is thrilled to learn of the commutations of the sentences of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera and Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, a victory due largely to the unwavering efforts of determined activists, […]

Pres. Obama: Free Leonard Peltier, Oscar López Rivera, Veronza Bowers and Dr. Mutulu Shakur

December 6, 2016 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500   Dear Mr. President, I write on behalf of the National Lawyers Guild, the nation’s oldest and largest progressive bar association, as well as its first racially integrated one, to ask that you pardon or commute the sentences of […]

ACTION ALERT: Nationwide Prison Strike

  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. The NLG issued this […]

Abu-Jamal v. Horn (July 2006)

Abu-Jamal v. Horn: This brief addresses improper statements by the prosecutor during the 1982 trial of Mumia Abu-Jamal. The brief gives special consideration to the prosecutor’s attempts to guide the jurors to distance themselves from the significance of their decision – whether or not to send a person to death. The prosecutor told the jury […]

Albert Woodfox at the NLG #Law4thePeople Convention, Winner of Arthur Kinoy Award

We’re thrilled to announce that former Black Panther and recently released political prisoner Albert Woodfox will be joining us at the 2016 #Law4thePeople Convention as the recipient of the 2016 NLG Arthur Kinoy Award! Albert Woodfox was the last imprisoned member of the “Angola 3,” and was just released in February—having spent more time in […]

NLG Files Urgent Appeal Request to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Citing Life-Threatening Denial of Medical Care to Mumia Abu-Jamal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tasha Moro, Communications Director communications@nlg.org | 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK— Members of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Heidi Boghosian and Natsu Saito, with Kathleen Cleaver of the Human Rights Research Fund, today delivered an Urgent Appeal Request on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal to Juan Méndez, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on […]

NLG Demands Reinstatement of New Jersey Teacher Marylin Zuniga, Suspended after Students Sent Get-Well Cards to Political Prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tasha Moro, Director of Communications communications@nlg.org | 212-679-5100 NLG-NYC Chapter Member Alan Levine Representing Zuniga NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) stands with Marylin Zuniga, the third grade teacher at Forest Street Elementary School in Orange, NJ, who was suspended after her students wrote “get well” cards to the critically ill […]

NLG Calls for Immediate, Independent Medical Attention for Political Prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tasha Moro, Director of Communications communications@nlg.org | 212-679-5100, ext. 15 FRACKVILLE, PA—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls on the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to give NLG Jailhouse Lawyer Vice President Mumia Abu-Jamal immediate independent and specialized health care, including his choice of medical specialists. On March 30, Mr. Abu-Jamal collapsed in […]