NLG statement in solidarity with Atlanta Forest Defenders
On Wednesday, January 18, Georgia State Patrol murdered Manuel “Tortuguita” Teran, who was camping in a public park to defend the Weelaunee Forest and stop the construction of Cop City.
The case for abolition, for skeptics
In the final piece of the series, NLG Anti-Racism Committee Co-Chair and one of the proponents of the 2020 policing resolution Kira Kelley makes the case for the abolition of policing and offers examples of individuals and projects taking power and resources away from police and prisons to create non-carceral, non-punitive alternatives.
NLG condemns attempt by fascist mob incited by Trump to overturn election, complicity by law enforcement
At the root of today’s right-wing violence are centuries-long efforts to disenfranchise voters of color, made central in this presidential election.
Police targeting NLG legal observers at Black Lives Matter protests
Since protests have spread to all 50 states in response to the police murders of George Floyd and countless other Black people, law enforcement has responded with a violent show of force against protestors as well as journalists, street medics, and legal support.
NLG calls upon U.S. to immediately comply with International Humanitarian Law in its illegal occupation of the Hawaiian Islands
As the longest running belligerent occupation of a foreign country in the history of international relations, the United States has been in violation of international law for over a century.
Anti-Boycott Bills Are Part of Wider Crackdown on Protest
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 silencing the movement for Palestinian human rights by targeting boycotts of Israel.
National Lawyers Guild Observers Question Validity of Honduran Elections
November 26, 2013 Police Repress Students Protesting Against Electoral Fraud, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 26.11.13 The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) delegation of 17 credentialed international observers seriously question the validity of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal‘s (TSE) preliminary results of Sunday’s national elections in Honduras. The NLG takes issue with the United States government’s characterization of the electoral […]
National Lawyers Guild Monitors Conclude Venezuelan Elections Were Well-Organized, Fair and Transparent
April 16, 2013 New York A delegation of National Lawyers Guild (NLG) election monitors visited polling sites in five Venezuelan states on April 14 and found that the Venezuelan presidential election process was fair, transparent, participatory, and well-organized. With over 78 percent voter turnout, Nicolas Maduro Moros was declared Venezuela’s new president with a 50.66 […]