This legal primer is intended to be a basic legal resource for activists and legal observers involved in protests at or around railroads, ports, and energy facilities. Use this guide […]
Copwatchers are on the lookout for police brutality at all times, not just when a demonstration or protest is taking place. However, the goals of decreasing police brutality and keeping cops accountable for their actions against citizens are the same. They also practice careful documentation of any incidents.
CLDC’s guide to using corporate logos, also known as brand jamming. This guide will help navigate trademark and copyright rules.
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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.
Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation, also known as SLAPP suits, ordinarily arise out of defamation lawsuits. Defamation is a common law tort whereby one citizen can sue another citizen for damage to reputation.
In 1970, Congress enacted the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), 18 U.S.C. § 1961, ostensibly to curtail the criminal activities of the mafia. In the forty years since RICO was enacted, the application of the law has extended far beyond the activities of loansharks and the “Don,” and into Constitutionally protected protest activities.
The USA PATRIOT Act (an acronym for “Uniting & Strengthening America By Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept & Obstruct Terrorism”) (“UPA”) became law in October 2001. The Act has diminished the civil liberties and human rights of both U.S. citizens and non-citizens.