[News] National Lawyers Guild Hotline and “Know Your Rights”

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Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 11:03:29 -0700
Subject:[solidaritywithpalestine] Fwd: National Lawyers Guild Hotline 
and "Know Your Rights" Materials Available for Activists Targeted by the FBI



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2010

New York--The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and its Mass Defense 
Committee provides legal defense and educational resources to 
activists, including those subjected to the September 24 raids and 
grand jury subpoenas in Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois. The Guild 
denounces the attacks on free speech, freedom of association, and the 
right to dissent that these actions represent. The raids and 
summonses reflect escalating hostility toward individuals and groups 
working in solidarity with the Palestinian and Colombian people and 
are blatantly political attacks on peaceful activists.

National Lawyers Guild lawyers, in their continuing efforts to 
protect the right to dissent, are coordinating defense of these 
activists. The NLG offers several resources for activists who are 
subject to similarly aggressive and politically motivated breaches of 
their rights.

NLG Hotline: 888-NLG-ECOL (888-654-3265)

-A hotline for U.S. activists who have been contacted by the FBI. 
Callers are matched with NLG defense attorneys in their states who 
have experience dealing with similar cases.

Know Your Rights Brochure: 
<http://www.nlg.org/resources/know-your-rights>www.nlg.org/resources/know-your-rights

-A two-page brochure that summarizes the rights of citizens when they 
are contacted or stopped by the police or federal authorities. 
Available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Farsi and Punjabi.

Operation Backfire: 
<http://www.nlg.org/publications/operation-backfire>www.nlg.org/publications/operation-backfire

-A booklet that discusses government attacks on activists and 
subsequent prosecutions. Available for free download.

The National Lawyers Guild recommends that activists consult and make 
use of these resources. The Guild advises anyone visited by the FBI 
to assert your right not to answer any questions, to get the card of 
the FBI agent and state that you will have an attorney contact the 
agent on your behalf.

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