NLG Statement on the People’s Movement in Puerto Rico

Contact: communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) congratulates the people of Puerto Rico at this unprecedented moment in the nation’s history. The Puerto Rican people, led by its youth, are standing up for themselves with dignity. In an unstoppable demonstration of people power, they tossed out the political elite administrators of the colony, after not-so-secret […]

Arkansas Times, LP v. Mark Waldrip, et. al

The NLG and Project South have filed an amicus brief in Arkansas Times, LP v. Mark Waldrip, et. al, challenging Arkansas’ Anti-BDS law. The case is on appeal to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Such anti-boycott laws which trample upon the First Amendment have passed in dozens of states across the country and are […]

National Strike Against Kavanaugh

NLG students are organizing the #StrikeAgainstKavanaugh, 10/10-10/12 to impeach Kavanaugh. Join and endorse the strike! Law Students Announce a National Strike Against Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2018 Contact: kavanaughstrikeoc@gmail.com Today, law students released an open letter calling for a national student strike against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. On Wednesday […]

New Resource: Fact Sheet on “Unmasking Antifa” Act

The National Lawyers Guild and the Academic Solidarity Network have teamed up to challenge the “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018.” This bill was introduced in the House in July by Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY) and co-sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC).  This proposed bill states that anyone wearing a “disguise” who injures, […]

Legal Observer Appreciation Week: Sept 10-16

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF NLG LEGAL OBSERVING! The NLG is most known for our Legal Observers (LOs), the volunteers in lime green hats who monitor and document police conduct and arrests at protests. No matter the weather, time of day, or location, our Legal Observers, the cornerstone of our Mass Defense Program, show up devoting […]

WEBINAR: Global Repression of Dissent: Palestine, Puerto Rico & the Philippines

REGISTER NOW! bit.ly/globalrepressionwebinar As colonialist regimes gain power across the globe, we have seen more people speaking out against white supremacist and fascist rhetoric and policies as well as an increased attack on dissent, particularly on human rights defenders from economically poor communities of color. Movements to challenge and defeat racism, colonialism, state violence, and […]

Coalition of 40+ Rights Groups Call on DHS to Release Unredacted “Race Paper”

More than 40 racial justice and civil rights groups are calling on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis to release the unredacted memo referred to in other DHS documents as the “Race Paper” and “Growing Frequency of Race-Related Domestic Terrorist Violence.” The memo recently came to light as the result […]

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 Environmental Justice Committee Condemns US Forest Service for Blocking Food and Water to Pipeline Protestor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: National Lawyers Guild Environmental Justice Committee (EJC) Alan Graf, National Lawyers Guild attorney and EJC member; Floyd, VA:  540-745-2519 Joel Richard Kupferman, NLG and EJC- Co-chair: 917-414-1983 The Environmental Justice Committee of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) condemns the actions of the United States Forest Service in denying basic necessities to […]

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 […]