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September 2019

Preparing to Strike—for the Climate and for Our Futures!

By |2019-09-09T16:38:12-07:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

 

"If not you, then who? If not now, then when?"

The world’s biggest ever climate mobilisation was led by children. It’s time adults stepped up. Watch and find out why the Global #ClimateStrike this September needs everyone. globalclimatestrike.net

Posted by 350.org on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

 

As the weeklong Youth Climate Strike, this September 20-27, 2019, is catching the attention of media outlets around the world, we know that the climate justice movement needs all of us—in a spirit of solidarity, creativity, and urgency.

Young activists from every corner of the globe are coming together […]

July 2019

The CLDC SLAPPs Corporate Bullies Back

By |2019-07-30T20:15:46-07:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Cases, Info, News, Trainings|Tags: , , , , , , |

As part of CLDC’s continuous activist defense program, we  invite you to learn about Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) and how to best armor you or your organization by joining a free webinar with Lauren Regan, our Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney, and Kristina Flores, Climate Campaigner […]

FOIA Requests: An Important Tool for Activists

By |2019-07-03T16:09:16-07:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Action Tools, Articles, Know Your Rights, News, Organizing Resources, Resources|Tags: , , , , |

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. § 552) requires agencies of the U.S. government to disclose documents and information to any person who requests such documents or information. The FOIA.gov website states: “The basic function of the Freedom of Information Act is to ensure informed citizens, vital to […]

June 2019

Valve Turners Continue the Court Battles Over the Necessity Defense

By |2019-06-18T18:48:31-07:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases, Protest|Tags: , , , , |

The CLDC’s work on behalf of the Valve Turners continues this summer. On April 8, 2019, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled in Ken Ward’s favor and affirmed his right to present a climate necessity defense to a jury of his peers. Soon thereafter, the State of Washington sought […]

June 11: Supporting Political Prisoners

By |2019-06-11T22:12:05-07:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Action Tools, Articles, Former Cases, News|Tags: , , , |

Image above: Political prisoner Marius Mason

Every year for the past 15 years, we focus our attention and solidarity on long-term anarchist prisoners on June 11th. Regardless of the level of movement activity and the pendulum of public opinion, which can swing depending on the moment, we cannot forget those who […]

September 2018

CLDC Moves Forward in Lawsuit Challenging Lack of Mental Health Treatment in Jails

By |2019-05-16T18:19:18-07:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases|Tags: , |

Cooper Brinson, Staff Attorney

Back in June, the US District Court for Oregon ruled that a lawsuit, filed by the Civil Liberties Defense Center on behalf of Angelo J. Fricano, should move forward to trial after successfully beating back the defendants attempts to have the case dismissed. The federal civil […]

May 2018

December 2017

Google and Facebook give your data to cops

By |2019-05-16T18:18:59-07:00December 7th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Resources, Security|Tags: , , , |

We dislike G**gle and F*c*book.  Here is one reason.

Every year, Google and Facebook hand over data from roughly one hundred thousand user accounts to law enforcement and other requesters.  Many of these requests come in the form of subpoenas, which do not require probable cause, can originate out of criminal […]

October 2017

Update from North Dakota Climate Trial

By |2018-06-15T12:45:11-07:00October 4th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Current Cases, Featured|Tags: , , , |

Greetings from Cavalier, North Dakota where we are currently defending the North Dakota Valve Turners, Michael Foster and Sam Jessup.  It’s day 3 of trial today.  We spent a day and a half picking a jury in this rural, conservative farming community on the outskirts of the Baaken oil fields […]

September 2017

Trump Xenophobia Loses Again: Federal Court Rejects Trump’s Attack on Sanctuary Cities

By |2017-09-25T11:48:54-07:00September 18th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Info, News|Tags: , |

Last week, the Trump Administration lost again in court.  This time, the court rejected Trump’s attempt to withdraw federal funding from “sanctuary cities.”  Sanctuary cities are those cities that do not require their local police departments to act as de facto federal immigration agents, but instead allow their police departments […]

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