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 […]

August 2021

Springfield Police Engaged in Politically-Motivated Surveillance and Spying; CLDC Amends Lawsuit

By |2021-08-19T15:33:50-07:00August 19th, 2021|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2021

Contacts: Marianne Dugan or Lauren Regan, Senior Staff Attorneys
541-687-9490
info@cldc.org

Springfield Police Engaged in Politically-Motivated Surveillance and Spying; CLDC Amends Lawsuit

Lane County, Oregon – In light of new evidence, on August 19, 2021, the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC) and Black Unity moved to amend their […]

July 2021

A Dispatch from FCI Englewood’s Segregated Housing Unit

By |2021-07-28T09:21:19-07:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

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 […]

June 2021

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 […]

May 2021

CLDC Files Civil Rights Suit On Behalf of Anti-Racist Political Prisoner Eric King

By |2021-05-25T15:08:27-07:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 25, 2021

 

Contact:

Lauren Regan, Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

CLDC Files Civil Rights Suit On Behalf of Anti-Racist Political Prisoner Eric King

Eugene, OR —Today, the Civil Liberties Defense Center filed a federal civil rights lawsuit under Bivens v. Six […]

Journalist and Congressional Candidate Settles Civil Rights Suit Against  Humboldt County and Two Sheriff’s Deputies for Abuse of Civil Rights

By |2021-05-24T14:38:30-07:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 24, 2021

Contacts:

Lauren Regan, Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney
Marianne Dugan, Senior Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

 

Journalist and Congressional Candidate Settles Civil Rights Suit Against  Humboldt County and Two Sheriff’s Deputies for Abuse of Civil Rights

Eureka, CA — Today CLDC attorneys representing journalist Mike Gamms […]

April 2021

Houseless Activist Continues His Fight For Free Speech

By |2021-04-29T14:49:40-07:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 29, 2021

Contact:

Sarah Alvarez, Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

 

Houseless Activist Continues His Fight For Free Speech

Eugene, OR – Yesterday, local houseless activist Eric Jackson filed an appeal to the Oregon Court of Appeals to challenge and overturn Lane County’s oppressive closures […]

March 2021

CLDC Files Civil Rights Suit On Behalf of Black Unity Members Brutalized by Springfield Police

By |2021-03-08T16:25:19-08:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 8, 2021

Contact: Lauren Regan, Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

 

CLDC Files Civil Rights Suit On Behalf of Black Unity Members Brutalized by Springfield Police

Eugene, OR —Today, the Civil Liberties Defense Center filed a federal civil rights lawsuit […]

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