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An Illegal and Inhuman Practice: We Must Stop Shackling of Pregnant Incarcerated Women

Negar Mortazavi | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Negar Mortazavi

With only 5 percent of the world's population, the United States has 25 percent of the world's incarcerated persons. As members of a society that has the highest rate of incarceration, it is our moral and ethical duty to question the treatment of individuals behind prison walls.

Failure to Convict NATO 3 Protesters as Terrorists Undermines Broader Police Entrapment Trend

Kris Hermes | Posted 02.10.2014 | Crime
Kris Hermes

The OWS movement that inspired Church, Chase, Betterly, and millions of others showed us that we can and should resist these practices.

Drone Summit Demands End to Strikes, Surveillance

Daniel Medina | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel Medina

Within view of the U.S. Capitol and just a little more than a mile from the White House, hundreds of of anti-drone proliferation activists, academics, lawyers and concerned citizens from all over the world gathered this weekend for the second annual drone summit.

Fear, Control & Police Brutality In Anaheim

Nina Flores | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Nina Flores

Although Anaheim conjures popular images of Disneyland for many, for others the city reflects the increasing tension between its two public faces: home of the Magic Kingdom versus home of officer-perpetuated fatalities.

Aaron Sankin

Protestors Win $1 Million Police Misconduct Settlement

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.25.2013 | San Francisco

The City of Oakland has agreed to pay approximately $1 million to end a lawsuit filed on behalf of 150 demonstrators alleging police misconduct in the...

Breaking Ranks: the History of the NLG Military Law Task Force

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

The shift in regulations means that GIs planning protests can be hit with bad performance evaluations and in some cases even discharged. These soldiers can also receive "counseling statements," essentially bad marks in their record, for engaging in dissent.

One Struggle with Many Fronts: Interview with Dan Kesselbrenner

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

"To this day, I can't believe that it actually happened. It was very exciting to be part of something that successfully challenged the government and made a difference in so many people's lives."

Standing up for Palestine Solidarity Activists

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 04.07.2013 | College
Azadeh Shahshahani

From college campuses to community centers across the country, students and other activists have faced orchestrated and aggressive attacks when speaki...

Investing in Democracy in Venezuela

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 01.13.2013 | World
Azadeh Shahshahani

As part of an eight-member delegation from the National Lawyers Guild, we spent the week leading up to the October 7 Venezuelan presidential election in Caracas, learning about the electoral system that Jimmy Carter has called "the best in the world."

Lawmakers Slammed For Resolution Equating Israel Protests With Hate Speech

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 08.30.2012 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A state lawmaker on Wednesday promised to introduce a fix to an Assembly resolution that stirred controversy a day earlier becau...

U.S. Intervention Continues to Undermine Egyptian Revolution

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 10.07.2012 | World
Azadeh Shahshahani

This April, we joined a National Lawyers Guild delegation of U.S. lawyers, activists and scholars to investigate another uncomfortable case of an authoritarian regime that benefited from Western weapons sales and aid, to the detriment of its people.

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Wall Street Activists Could See More Arrests At Newly Re-Opened Zuccotti Park

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

Tuesday night, Occupy Wall Street activists flooded into Zuccotti Park once again. They resurrected a downsized version of their library. They carried...

Matt Sledge

NYPD Sergeants Union Blasts Protesters In Oakland For Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.27.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A union representing 5,000 New York City Police Department sergeants blasted Occupy Wall Street protesters on Thursday and threatened to s...

Matt Sledge

Occupy Wall Street Erects A Tent City In Zuccotti Park, With Little Reaction From NYPD

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.26.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A little more than a month ago, when the occupation of Zuccotti Park was in its early days, the New York City Police Department was not in...

Arin Greenwood

Occupy DC: 'It Seems Like A Different Situation In New York'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.03.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A group of eight OccupyDC marchers -- some wearing ties, others wearing bright yellow National Lawyers Guild legal observer hats -- were...

Demonstrators and Their Lawyers Protect Our Right to Peaceful Protest

Locke Bowman | Posted 05.29.2011 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

The right to march in the streets is more precious than gold. Whenever those in authority act to undermine "peaceable assembly," everyone's freedom is put at risk.

The FBI's 'War on Dissent'

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

A dozen or so peace activists have been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury in Chicago.

The Last Ghost of War

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

By Azadeh Shahshahani and John Zientowski Today marks the 35th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. For millions of Vietnamese and hundreds of...

Rwandan Arrest of U.S. Lawyer Motivated by Politics

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marjorie Cohn

Professor Peter Erlinder, noted criminal defense lawyer and past president of the National Lawyers Guild, was arrested in Rwanda for "genocide ideology."

Legendary Lawyer Doris Brin Walker Dies; Represented Angela Davis, Smith Act Defendants

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

The only woman in her University of California Berkeley law school class, Doris defied the odds throughout her life, achieving significant victories for labor, and political activists.