National Lawyers Guild (NLG)

The National Lawyers Guild is dedicated to the need for basic and progressive change in the structure of our political and economic system. Through its members--lawyers, law students, jailhouse lawyers and legal workers united in chapters and committees--the Guild works locally, nationally and internationally as an effective political and social force in the service of the people.

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
Statement in Solidarity with the People of Palestine in their Struggle Against the Settler Colonial State of Israel
The National Lawyers Guild stands in solidarity with the people of Palestine in their struggle against the settler colonial state of Israel and calls on our members and allies throughout the United States and around the globe to stand and act in support of that struggle. May 15 will mark 73 years...
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Over Fifty Community Organizations Call On Marin County District Attorney Lori Frugoli to Drop the Charges Against the "Indigenous Peoples Day 5"
At 9:30 am on Wednesday, February 17, the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco-Bay Area, the Anti Police-Terror Project and the Indigenous Peoples Day 5 Solidarity Coalition will hold a virtual press conference in support of the Indigenous Peoples Day 5 and the campaign to drop the charges. The...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
NLG Portland Chapter Statement on Federal Troops in Portland
For the past two months, after the police killing of George Floyd, tens of thousands of Portland residents have continued to engage in daily demonstrations against police violence and in support of the movement for Black lives. In response, the Portland Police and Multnomah County Sheriffs have...
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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
NLG Statement on the President’s Unlawful Declaration of Antifa as a Domestic Terrorist Organization
In the long history of protest, governments have often sought to discredit political activists who challenge the status quo. President Donald Trump’s recent declaration, that “Antifa”—shorthand for “anti-fascist”—is a domestic terrorist organization, is no departure from this tradition. As protests...
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Thursday, May 28, 2020
NLG in Solidarity with Minneapolis Following Police Killing of George Floyd
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is in active solidarity with the people of Minneapolis following the murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, by a Minneapolis Police Department officer on May 25. Thousands of people took to the streets in outrage and mourning in the first spontaneous,...
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Monday, October 30, 2017
DC Police Spent Over $300,000 in Weapons, Ammunition to Use Against Inauguration Day Protesters
New, previously undisclosed records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the DC Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (DC NLG) and Defending Rights & Dissent (DRAD) details the types, quantities, manufacturers and costs of munitions used against protesters on...
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Monday, February 13, 2017
25 Legal Organizations to Hold #LawStrikesBack Actions at Courthouses Nationwide During F17 General Strike
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is organizing a day of action for the legal community to express our solidarity with the growing movements against the new regime and its white supremacist agenda. On February 17 at 1 PM EST , lawyers, legal workers, law students, and law professors will gather in...
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
NLG Preparing Legal Support for #J20 Inaugural Protests
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is coordinating with the DC NLG Chapter in preparation for anticipated mass protests at the upcoming 58 th Presidential Inauguration and related protests taking place January 19-21, 2017 . Large numbers of protestors (and counter-protestors) are expected to converge...
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Monday, November 28, 2016
Water Protector Legal Collective Files Suit for Excessive Force against Peaceful Protesters
Today, the Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC-formerly Red Owl), an initiative of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), filed suit in US District Court against Morton County, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirschmeier, and other law enforcement agencies for using excessive force against peaceful Water...
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Friday, October 14, 2016
Law Enforcement Arrest 29 Water Protectors on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Continue to Target Journalists Covering DAPL
Attorneys with the Red Owl Legal Collective (ROLC) of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) call on North Dakota law enforcement to respect freedom of press and the First Amendment rights of Water Protectors resisting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) . This comes as officers from the...
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