The government is collecting information on millions of citizens. Phone, Internet, and email habits, credit card and bank records—virtually all information that is communicated electronically is subject to the watchful eye of the state. The government is even building a nifty, 1.5 million square foot facility in Utah to house all of this data. With the recent exposure of the NSA’s PRISM program by whistleblower Edward Snowden, many people—especially activists—are wondering: How much privacy do we actually have? Well, as far as electronic privacy, the short answer is: None. None at all. There are a few ways to protect yourself, but ultimately, nothing in electronic communications is absolutely protected.
The recent controversy surrounding the upcoming Public Interest Environmental Law Conference has made it apparent to us that we need to speak up in regard to where we stand, and support those that need it. Below is a copy of a letter we are sending out as an organization, and you can download the letter here.
Operation Backfire / Green Scare defendant Rebecca Rubin receives a 5 year federal prison sentence.
The Civil Liberties Defense Center is turning 10 this year! On
Saturday March 1st the CLDC will be hosting a 10th birthday party at
Sprout (418 A Street, Springfield). This is the same weekend as the
Public Interest Environmental Law Conference being held at UO, which
always brings a great crowd to town.
Third Megaload Set to Depart
By: Carter Squires, CLDC intern
The third “Megaload” shipment is slated to leave the port of Umatilla this week. For those not following this issue, megaloads are extremely large pieces of equipment used to mine tarsands (the dirtiest, ecologically devastating substance used to make tarsands oil) being […]
We were named as one of the top ten activist groups in the country by CounterPunch!
Popular Resistance has put up a really cool page that plots protests all over the world over decades.
Check it out here:
Nice to see that the intensity and breadth of protests is at the highest it has been in the last 30 years.