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    CLDC Hiring Youth Camp Organizer for the Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp!

    Submit your application for the organizer/mentor position at this year’s Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp!

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New Year’s Resolution: Become Pen Pals with an Incarcerated Activist!

By: Jack Byrne, CLDC intern In 2018, do your part to support incarcerated activists! As we approach the end of one year and the beginning of the next, many of us are thinking about making resolutions for the new year. We have a suggestion: use this tradition of New Year’s resolutions to brighten someone else’s […]

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Commit to Justice with a Monthly Gift to CLDC

“From NoKXL to the Megaloads, to Break Free, from Standing Rock to the Valve-Turners, and for everything in between; Lauren, Cooper and CLDC have had mine and my friend’s backs in Oregon, Washington, Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota. Thanks CLDC for the countless hours of work and care tirelessly providing civil rights and legal observer […]

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Commit to Justice with a Monthly Gift to CLDC

“The Standing Rock people’s call was clear… we need your help. Our dear friends at CLDC had been on the ground since summer and we asked to travel with them. We made an incredible journey to witness the greatest Indigenous Uprising in our lifetime. Thank you, CLDC.” -Cathy “Wey-ow’sux”  In troubled political times like these, […]

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Commit to Justice with a Monthly Gift to CLDC

“CLDC prepared me before I joined the front lines, and once I got there they’ve always had my back. With their support, I can continue to push the boundaries of the system until we see concrete change.“-Kiran Oommen In troubled political times like these, Civil Liberties Defense Center is called upon to provide expert legal […]

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2017 Year in Review

In troubled political times like these, Civil Liberties Defense Center is called upon to provide expert legal support to a wide variety of social and environmental movements with unprecedented frequency. We are proud and honored to have defended over 150 climate defenders nationwide this year, including those in Skagit County, Washington and spanning all the […]

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Become a sustaining member!

Our end of year fundraising goal to raise $3,000 in new monthly donors by December 31st! This will help to ensure the stability and growth of our organization! But, we need your help to make it happen!

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CLDC in Southern Oregon – Supporting the No LNG Fight

Last week, the CLDC was invited to give Know Your Rights trainings by two different youth groups in Southern Oregon. Cooper and I happily left our desks and jumped in the car for a long road trip down to the Rogue Valley, and then over the Cascades to Chiloquin, to visit the region and some […]

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Become a Sustaining Member – Get a CLDC Shirt

 We are offering a free CLDC t-shirt to any new sustaining member. In troubled political times like these, Civil Liberties Defense Center is called upon to provide expert legal support to a wide variety of social and environmental movements with unprecedented frequency. Because we constantly fight back, using every sound legal tool available to confront […]

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Water Protector Undeterred One Year After Standing Rock Police Brutality

Sophia Wilansky was just 21 years old when she gathered with other Water Protectors on the Backwater bridge north of the Standing Rock encampment in North Dakota. She had come to the Oceti Sakowin camp in solidarity with the indigenous led movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from destroying the Missouri River and exacerbating […]

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Valve Turner Appeals Court Refusal to Allow the Climate Necessity Defense

November 9, 2017 Mount Vernon, WA — An appeal was filed today in the Washington Court of Appeals challenging a Superior Court ruling that denied climate activists the ability to present a necessity defense to a jury.  Ken Ward, a climate activist from Corbett, Oregon, was charged with sabotage and burglary after an October 2016 […]

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