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September 2020

August 2020

Trump’s Push to Privatize the USPS is a Direct Threat to Democracy

By |2020-08-18T18:14:02-07:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Featured, News|Tags: , |

My maternal grandfather was born in 1914 and served in the Army during World War II. When he returned from the war in 1944, he took a job with the U.S. Postal Service as a “mailman.” He worked as a letter carrier, eventually becoming a supervisor, and was an active […]

July 2020

Show Your Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners this July 25th

By |2020-07-24T15:34:27-07:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

July 25th is the International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners. Around the world, antifascist activists are languishing in prisons. It’s a minor inconvenience to take a very few minutes out of your day to write to a prisoner. But when they receive such a note, it is a […]

We Need Mutual Aid Now More Than Ever

By |2020-07-24T15:21:53-07:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Articles, Featured, News, Organizing Resources, Trainings|Tags: , , , |

By: Sumit Kapur, CLDC Intern

The way we think about the world is conditioned by the knowledge that we are given from those that we place trust in.

This knowledge is not unfiltered—it is curated. In this country, the knowledge that we learn in schools is curated by state educational boards to […]

June 2020

Release Marius Mason and All Political Prisoners!

By |2020-06-10T14:12:08-07:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Action Tools, Articles, Former Cases, News|Tags: , , , |

Longtime Green Scare anarchist prisoner Marius Mason is one of an increasing number of incarcerated people to be in grave danger due to the carceral State’s utter indifference to the health and safety of prisoners due to COVID-19 and systemic racism and excessive punishment of political prisoners.

According to the Marshall […]

CLDC Letter to City of Eugene and State of Oregon Officials Regarding the City of Eugene’s Response to Recent Protests

By |2020-06-05T13:31:35-07:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , |

June 5, 2020

 

Mayor Lucy Vinis

City Manager Sarah Medary, Pro Tem

Eugene Police Chief Chris Skinner

Interim Fire Chief Chris Heppel

Oregon State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton

Governor Kate Brown and Staff

Oregon National Guard Major General Michael E. Stencel

Sent by Email Attachment to lvinis@eugene-or.gov;

smedary@eugene-or.gov; policechief@ci.eugene.or.us;

firedept@ci.eugene.or.us; travis.hampton@osp.oregon.gov;

orgov@hcrm.iconstituent.com; nik.blosser@oregon.gov;

constantin.severe@oregon.gov; agdd@mil.state.or.us;

tagor@mil.state.or.us

RE:     City of Eugene Response to Recent Protests

To […]

May 2020

Keybase, Zoom, and the Future of Dissident Crypto

By |2020-05-09T11:17:05-07:00May 9th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Featured, News, Resources, Security|Tags: , , , |

“I bet that wasn’t in your threat model.” So the future of Keybase, perhaps CLDC’s most capable and secure recommendation for dissident organizers, is now in doubt, because of COVID-19. Thanks, coronavirus! The story so far: Zoom became very, very popular in a very, very short time […]

May Day Means Solidarity—Don’t Cross the Picket Line!

By |2020-05-01T14:01:42-07:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Articles, Featured, News|Tags: , , |

Long before the first May Day, or International Workers Day, in 1886, working people have struggled to win a living wage, and today the struggle continues as corporations are bailed out instead of people and most of us struggle to pay for basic expenses and maintain a decent standard of […]

December 2019

John Oliver on SLAPP Suits

By |2019-12-16T19:03:26-08:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, News|Tags: , |

On November 10th, John Oliver devoted the bulk of his brilliant show, Last Week Tonight, to explaining SLAPP suits (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation). As a member of the national Protect the Protest coalition, CLDC could not be happier to see this important topic discussed in both an accessible […]

Recommendations for Secure Video and Conference Calls

By |2020-05-09T08:50:54-07:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Articles, News, Resources, Security|Tags: , , |

PSA: Zoom shouldn’t be trusted for video/conference calls.

The short read: Should Zoom should be trusted to keep your group calls secret? Only as far as you would trust Microsoft, Google, or Facebook—as far as CLDC is concerned, not at all. If you must keep using Zoom, please make sure that […]

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