The CLDC strives to educate the public, and particularly communities of color or other front line communities, by conducting “know your rights (KYR)” and other trainings throughout the country.
The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) is a federal law designed by corporations for the purpose of protecting the profits they make from animal abuse and exploitation.
Lauren Regan, “Navigating the Security Culture, Activism in a Posts 911 World” at Roots of Resistance Conference in Portland, Oregon 2010.
Carl Mayer of CounterPunch discusses the decision of Judge Forrest, of the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, issued a ruling on May 16. He says that it will be regarded as a watershed moment in reversing a decade-long bi-partisan assault on civil liberties and the Constitution. Her honor took the extraordinary step of issuing a preliminary injunction and striking down as unconstitutional a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have allowed for the indefinite detention of United States citizens in military prisons without trial or counsel.
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.
In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s murder, many wonder, are the police always on our side? Sometimes, your rights just aren’t enough to protect you. Know the facts, check out this graphic provided by criminology.com.
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.”