Occupy National Gathering: Legal Eyes

Occupy National Gathering: Legal Eyes

The National Lawyers Guild is a national non-profit organization, comprised of lawyers, legal workers, law students, and jailhouse lawyers, representing progressive political movements, using the law to protect human rights above property interests and to attain social justice. The Guild has been supporting the Occupy Movement since the beginning, and has condemned the harassment and unlawful searches of activists. The Guild observers have documented numerous civil rights violations and have defended activists arrested at Occupy events.

In November 2011, NLG filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to determine whether the federal government coordinated, advised, or consulted regarding the police response to the Occupy movement, protests or encampments. The heavily redacted documents obtained in May 2012 revealed, "intense government monitoring and coordination in response to the Occupy Movement, but reveal a glimpse into the interior of a vast, tentacled, national intelligence and domestic spying network that the U.S. government operates against its own people".

The two NLG Observers in the photograph we pictured at the Occupy National Gathering event.

More Occupy photos.

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