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Civil Liberties Defense Center http://cldc.org Assert Your Rights, We've Got Your Back Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:29:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 CLDC Supporting Standing Rock http://cldc.org/2016/09/21/cldc-supporting-standing-rock/ Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:36:59 +0000 http://cldc.org/?p=4702

The CLDC stands in solidarity and support with the indigenous protectors fighting the Dakota Access pipeline.]]>
Theater of Dissent http://cldc.org/2016/09/08/theater-of-dissent/ Thu, 08 Sep 2016 23:20:34 +0000 http://cldc.org/?p=4686

We will be host our first annual “Theater of Dissent” on Thursday, October, 27th. Theater of dissent is a dinner theater/mock trial benefit dinner. The CLDC staff and local actors will be putting on a performance of a mock trial of front-line activists!]]>
A Few Bad Apples? http://cldc.org/2016/09/02/a-few-bad-apples/ Fri, 02 Sep 2016 22:23:31 +0000 http://cldc.org/?p=4668

Make no mistake about it, when police engage in violence against people of color, they are doing just what they were intended to do. It is not now nor has it ever been a failure of the system due to a few bad apples. If you’re black or brown or poor in this country, the […]]]>
News advisory: CLDC to Host Know Your Rights information booth at Kesey Square http://cldc.org/2016/08/18/news-advisory-cldc-to-host-know-your-rights-information-booth-at-kesey-square/ Thu, 18 Aug 2016 17:54:08 +0000 http://cldc.org/?p=4657

The Civil Liberties Defense Center will be hosting a Know Your Rights information booth at Kesey Square to empower everyone in the Eugene community to know their rights when interacting with the police. Advice on constitutional rights, such as the right to assemble in public places like Kesey Square, sidewalks and public parks will be […]]]>
Courts across the nation reject voter suppression laws http://cldc.org/2016/08/11/courts-across-the-nation-reject-voter-suppression-laws/ Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:07:10 +0000 http://cldc.org/?p=4641

Over the past few weeks, courts across the nation have rejected a number of state laws that were recently passed with the intent to restrict access to vote. Although the sponsors of the various state laws claim that the laws are intended to “prevent voter fraud,” in truth they are aimed at preventing poor and […]]]>
Activist Locks to Barrels and Halts Klamath Logging http://cldc.org/2016/08/05/activist-locks-to-barrels-and-halts-klamath-logging/ Fri, 05 Aug 2016 20:23:39 +0000 http://cldc.org/?p=4652

Seiad Valley, Calif –Early this morning logging operations were halted on the Westside post-fire logging project after a daring activist chained himself between two 55 gallon drums filled with concrete at a gate leading into the project area. The non-violent direct action protest was the latest in campaign events triggered by continued logging despite a […]]]>
Youth Protest Pollution from Klamath Strait Drain http://cldc.org/2016/07/18/youth-protest-pollution-from-klamath-strait-drain/ Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:06:45 +0000 http://cldc.org/?p=4612

A group of youth including inter-tribal teens, orchestrated three dynamic protests to demand a thorough clean up of the polluting Klamath Strait Drain, which pumps polluted water into the Klamath River, harming down river communities and Klamath salmon.]]>
What has the Supreme Court done with your civil rights lately? http://cldc.org/2016/06/29/what-has-the-supreme-court-done-with-your-civil-rights-lately/ Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:39:20 +0000 http://cldc.org/?p=4586

Last week, the Supreme Court issued a number of opinions that will affect the civil rights of millions of Americans. First, the court ruled that during DUI arrests, police can take warrantless breathalyzer tests, but not warrantless blood-draws. Second, the court ruled that universities may implement “race-conscious” affirmative action admission policies. Third, the court deadlocked […]]]>
Federal appeals court rejects police use of taser against man recovering from diabetic seizure http://cldc.org/2016/06/15/federal-appeals-court-rejects-police-use-of-taser-against-man-recovering-from-diabetic-seizure/ Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:59:06 +0000 http://cldc.org/?p=4569

Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, which sets legal precedent for the states of Florida, Alabama, and Georgia, ruled that a jury could find that police used unconstitutional excessive force when they tasered a man recovering from a diabetic seizure.]]>
CLDC: Providing legal support for Break Free http://cldc.org/2016/05/31/cldc-providing-legal-support-for-break-free/ Tue, 31 May 2016 19:54:23 +0000 http://cldc.org/?p=4546

Please support CLDC in coordinating legal support for those arrested at Break Free, as well as our continued work to have the backs of those who are fighting back against the corporations that are fueling climate change.]]>