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    National Lawyers Guild Statement on the Passing of Fidel Castro Ruz

      On behalf of the members and leaders of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), we send our condolences and heartfelt thanks to the people of Cuba during this time of national mourning at the loss of Fidel Castro Ruz. Cuba under his leadership inspired generations worldwide to act in solidarity across national lines and against poverty, racism, disease […]

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    Video: The Coup in Brazil – Hidden from the Headlines

    This video presents the entire October 6 event in Washington, DC on the coup in Brazil, organized by the Institute for Policy Studies, the National Lawyers Guild DC Chapter and the Center for Economic and Policy Research; one of the speakers is Azadeh Shahshahani, past NLG president and juror in the International Tribunal on Democracy […]

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    December 9-16 NLG Delegation to Colombia: Application and Details

    NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD DELEGATION TO COLOMBIA December 9 – 16, 2016 The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) announces its upcoming delegation to Colombia to be held from December 9-16, 2016. This timely delegation comes on the heels of many important landmarks, including the recent people’s plebiscite on the Peace Accords between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP […]

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    NLG urges Obama to investigate killing of Palestinian-American teen Mahmoud Shaalan

    The National Lawyers Guild is among fifteen human rights, civil rights and faith organizations that sent a letter to President Barack Obama, demanding that Israel publicly release all evidence related to the investigation into the shooting and killing of U.S. citizen Mahmoud Shaalan by Israeli occupation soldiers. Shaalan, a 16-year-old Palestinian-American born and raised in […]

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    National Lawyers Guild Statement of Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against Dakota Access Pipeline

    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,  as well as the NLG’s Environmental Justice Committee and Labor and Employment Committee, stands in solidarity with the sovereign Oceti Sakowin Oyate (the Great Sioux […]

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    Schedule of International Events at Law for the People 2016 in New York City

    The International Committee is eagerly anticipating this year’s #Law4thePeople NLG Convention in New York City, taking place at NYU! Check out the schedule below for an overview of International events taking place at the convention – please do join us! (Of course there are many other events of interest at the Convention! Not listed here […]

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    NLG’s Azadeh Shahshahani to join International Tribunal for Democracy in Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro – Brazil is going through a critical moment in its political and institutional history – the process of impeachment against the President of the Republic Dilma Rousseff, unleashed in the Chamber of Deputies, now facing a decision in the Senate. The process of impeachment of the head of state in the presidential structure, unlike […]

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    CLE Registration: “Know Your Economic Human Rights” 

    CLE Registration: “Know Your Economic Human Rights”  The International Committee’s annual CLE will take place on Thursday, August 4 from 1 pm to 5 pm, featuring noted experts Jeanne Mirer, Andrew Reid, Eric Tars, and more! The program will focus on economic human rights, their scope and application, relevant human rights conventions and treaties, and […]

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    NLGSF Stands With Black Lives Matter and Other Black Activists in Their Demand for Dignity, Justice and Respect

    The National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (NLGSF) stands with the thousands of activists across the country taking a stand for Black lives. For decades, we have defended the Black Panther Party and its members in the courts and on the streets, and we will continue to work in principled solidarity with our […]

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    NLG Supports the People’s Right to Dissent

    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. If you are organizing an action such as a march, rally, or other protest event, you may request Legal Observers […]

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