Eugene, OR –May 25 marked two years since the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin. Though not the last Black man killed by militarized police, the outrage and heartbreak that flowed from his death spurred an uprising that continues today.
On March 18, 2022, political prisoner Eric King was acquitted by a federal jury of twelve people in the U.S. District Court in Colorado. Eric was charged with assaulting a federal officer, a federal felony with a potential 20-year sentence, after he defended himself from an attack by a Bureau […]
CONTEMPT OF COURT: NOT JUST A FEELING
Part II of a Contempt Primer for Activists and Their Communities
by Sandra Freeman, CLDC Senior Staff Attorney
*This is not intended as legal advice, but is general information. If you are facing criminal or civil contempt, you […]
By the Drop the Charges Coalition
An unprecedented number of arrests followed the protests that erupted upon George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police in 2020. It’s difficult to know the exact number of people arrested during such a massive, distributed, and sustained uprising, but 14,000 is generally considered […]
Heavy-handed police responses to protests in the United States (and around the world) are nothing new. While horrifically graphic videos and images of police brutality taken by everyday people are now circulated across the Internet in the blink of an eye, the institution of police departments in this country […]
ProtonMail Developments: ProtonMail provides strong message privacy, but activists need to take extra steps to ensure anonymity
Ever since the broadly-trusted, Switzerland-based encrypted email service ProtonMail acknowledged that it helped identify a young French climate activist, organizers have been pondering whether they should continue using ProtonMail accounts.
For the sake of solidarity, the strength of our movements, and the safety of our people, activists must never cooperate […]
Today I was locked in a small windowless room with asbestos walls crumbling onto a filthy floor for over seven hours. I was allowed to leave only once to use the restroom. I was not permitted to have water, food, or access to my cellphone to let anyone know whether […]
In an ideal world you never lose your phone or have it on you when risking arrest. Of course this isn’t always practical. Keeping your phone locked at all times is great protection, but some of your data could still be at risk if the cops get their hands on it. Here’s […]
Yesterday, in Eugene, OR, two Sunrise Movement activists entered into a deferred prosecution agreement stemming from acts of non-violent, civil disobedience.
On March 19, 2021, two young sisters participated in a mass demonstration against NW Natural, a fracked gas polluter. The bike march, ending at NW Natural’s facilities, was a part […]