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Know Your Rights Training Videos from CLDC

Now people can access Civil Liberties Defense Center training videos online! This week CLDC launched two, one hour Know-Your-Rights training videos. The first is our most well-known, offering basic legal information for activists so they might be informed when interacting with law enforcement officials during protests. The second explains basic rights for immigrant communities and […]

FBI “Domestic Terrorism” Training Targets Anarchists, Environmentalists

This article by Will Potter, from Green is the New Red, tells a disturbing story. Newly released FBI presentations show the flawed and misleading information the government is using to train agents to identify and investigate “domestic terrorist” groups such as “black separatists,” anarchists, animal rights activists, and environmentalists.

First They Came for the Muslims

Chris Hedges writes on Truthdig.com about Tarek Mehanna, a U.S. citizen, who was sentenced in April in Worcester, Mass., to 17½ years in prison. Hedges says,”It was another of the tawdry show trials held against Muslim activists since 9/11 as a result of the government’s criminalization of what people say and believe.”