Discussion on Radical Legal Support & Collectively Resisting the Legal System

November 8, 2015

With political repression on the rise in America, it's incumbent on activists to understand the full set of police tactics used to suppress dissent and the ways in which collective action can be used to resist those tactics.

Join activist, author and legal worker Kris Hermes at 518 Valencia on Sunday, November 8th at 2pm for a discussion on his new book, Crashing the Party: Legacies and Lessons from the RNC 2000 (PM Press), including the origins of contemporary protest policing and methods of collective resistance to the legal system.

Chapter Membership Meeting: Food Justice and the NLG

November 10, 2015

Our annual membership meeting will be Tuesday, November 10th at the Rockridge Branch of the Oakland Library, 5366 College Avenue. This will be the first opportunity for members to cast their ballots in our chapter elections. We will also discuss food justice guidelines for the NLG. Voting and a reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., program will begin at 6 p.m.

Click here for more information on the chapter elections.

Holiday Party & Auction

December 5, 2015

Celebrate the start of the Holiday Season with friends and NLG comrades as we look ahead to a new year advancing the struggle for social justice! Bid on great getaways and holiday gifts: vacation homes in Paris, Costa Rica, and Stinson Beach; plus much more! Enjoy free food and merriment.

NLGSF Holiday Party & Auction
Saturday December 5th, 5 - 8 p.m.
Uptown Body & Fender 401 26th Street in Oakland

NLG Plays Pivotal Role in Solitary Confinement Victory

Keyvan Eliasieh
Carlos Villarreal

After years of struggle, people in California prisons dealt a significant blow to the practice of solitary confinement. On September 1, parties reached a settlement in Ashker v. Governor of California, limiting if not eliminating the use of indeterminate long-term solitary confinement. Led by those inside California prisons, who often put their lives on the line, several Guild attorneys and legal workers played a role in this historic victory.

Berkeley Police Department Data Reveals Stark Racial Disparities

Newly released data on police stops confirms local activists' and communities' of color charges of racial profiling in Berkeley. Data on police stops in Berkeley from January 18, 2015 to August 12, 2015, collected by the Berkeley Police Department and disclosed in response to a Public Records Act (PRA) request, reveals a pattern of discriminatory conduct against African American and Latino civilians.

Law for the People 2015 Day 5

October 25, 2015

The final day of the NLG convention will include workshops on solitary confinement, gentrification, environmental justice, modern reparations, the law school tuition crisis, and much more. Sunday is also the day to go on walking tours: a black radical Oakland walking tour, and a black history and civil rights hike in San Francisco.

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