July 2023

Oregon Recording Law Overturned: What it means

By |2023-07-17T07:04:00-07:00July 17th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Know Your Rights, News|Tags: , , , |

Every summer, CLDC is honored to host future movement attorneys as part of our law clerk program. We believe lawyers have much to contribute to movements outside of the courtroom and hope their time with CLDC as clerks prepares them for that important work. As part of our clerk […]

May 2022

Two Years Later: the struggle against police killings of Black people continues

By |2022-05-31T16:45:09-07:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Articles, Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , |

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. 

January 2022

Contempt of Court: Not Just A Feeling Part II

By |2023-05-08T13:51:25-07:00January 26th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Know Your Rights, News, Primers|Tags: , , , , , |


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 […]

October 2021

Drop the Charges: Resistance to State Repression of Racial Justice Uprising Continues

By |2023-10-23T16:53:09-07:00October 14th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 […]

September 2021

Police Tactics for Violently Repressing Mass Movements (trigger warning)

By |2021-09-30T12:21:07-07:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, Fundraising, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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

By |2021-09-21T10:04:40-07:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Featured, Info, News, Resources, Security|Tags: , , , , , |

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 […]

June 2021

Expect the Unexpected: Secure Your Phone Against Confiscation or Loss

By |2021-06-23T20:31:24-07:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Articles, Featured, Featured Resources, News, Resources, Security|Tags: , , , , |

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 […]

Eugene Sunrise Movement Activists Agree to Deferred Prosecution for Non-Violent Civil Disobedience

By |2021-06-22T10:49:03-07:00June 14th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

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 […]

International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason & All Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners: Flowers for the Rebels Caged 

By |2021-06-08T16:37:09-07:00June 8th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Featured, Former Cases, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“June 11th is a reminder to us that though we spend our days outside of a prison many of our friends and allies spend theirs behind bars having sacrificed what little freedom they had to fight for something greater than themselves. We have a responsibility to them and to ourselves […]

The Legacy of Police Massacres: Tulsa’s “Black Wall Street” and Philadelphia’s MOVE Organization

By |2021-06-01T16:16:59-07:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

100 years ago this week, on May 31 and June 1, 1921, mobs of white residents, many of them deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma, from land and air. The white mob destroyed more than 35 square […]


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