BY staff | Chicago, IL | 9/28/12
Cook County Court Judge Thomas Donnelly dismissed over 90 cases, Sept. 26, against Occupy Chicago activists who were arrested last October and charged with a violation of the rarely used park curfew law.
BY Tom Burke | Chicago, IL | 5/19/12
Angered by a police raid and arrests of Occupy protesters in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago, 1500 protesters marched and rallied here May 19.
BY National Lawyers Guild | Chicago, IL | 5/18/12
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) condemns a preemptive police raid that took place at approximately 11:30pm Wednesday in the Bridgeport neighborhood, and instances of harassment on the street, in which Chicago police are unlawfully detaining, searching, and questioning NATO protesters.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 2/20/12
In February, the National Lawyers Guild reached a $6.2 million settlement in the case of Vodak v City of Chicago, which arose from the arrest of 800 protesters on the night the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq began.
BY Kosta Harlan | United States | 6/14/11
The FBI is relaxing its rules and removing restrictions on domestic spying for its 14,000 agents, the New York Times reported June 13. While FBI spokesperson Valerie Caproni claims the changes are "more like fine-tuning than major changes," civil liberties advocates and activists are speaking out against the new rules.
BY Kosta Harlan | Asheville, NC | 4/04/11
On April 2, about 80 people attended a workshop on the Sept. 24, 2010 FBI raids and grand jury repression of anti-war and solidarity activists at the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) southern regional conference here. In addition to NLG members from across the South, over two dozen community members from Asheville’s peace and justice movements came to learn about the case and to show their support for the targeted activists.
BY Sarah Martin | Minneapolis, MN | 6/22/10
After 21 days in a Rwanda jail, lawyer Peter Erlinder returned home today.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 1/23/09
A Ramsey County judge threw out all charges Jan. 23 in the first Repbulican National Convention (RNC) protest-related case to proceed to trial.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 7/09/08
The Coalition is seeking a preliminary injunction requiring the city of Saint Paul to a issue realistic permit for the Sept. 1 anti-war march.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 6/10/08
The Coalition is seeking a preliminary injunction requiring the city of Saint Paul to issue adequate permits for the Sept. 1 anti-war march.