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March 2020

CLDC Defends Against Further Censorship of Public Spaces

By |2020-03-09T17:07:54-07:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 9, 2020
Contact: Lauren Regan
(541) 687-9180

Eugene, OR — Last week CLDC attorneys filed a motion in the Lane County Circuit Court on
behalf of our client, Eric T. Jackson, to dismiss his charges of Criminal Trespass in the Second
Degree.

At the time of his arrest, Mr. Jackson was engaged in […]

February 2020

Updated: Extinction Rebellion Portland Activists’ Protest Charges Dismissed in Major Victory for Climate Necessity Defense

By |2020-03-13T12:28:34-07:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

Update: March 12, 2020

Today the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office officially dismissed charges of Tresspassing in the First Degree for all five XR Portland activists. CLDC and its attorneys welcome this victory for the climate justice movement and look forward to continuing to advance the “choice of evils” or “climate […]

Recap: SLAPPed for Speaking About Palestine Webinar

By |2020-02-24T16:28:19-08:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Featured, News, Protest, Trainings|Tags: , , , , |

Strategic lawsuits against public participation (or SLAPPs) are a tactic used to intimidate activists, journalists, and grassroots organizations that speak out against wrongdoing. Recent years have seen a spike in the use of SLAPPs and related intimidation tactics in the ongoing attempt by powerful interests in the US to stop […]

Outreach & Education Coordinator (Bilingual)

By |2020-02-25T13:29:23-08:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Featured, Know Your Rights, News|Tags: , , , , |

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:

  • Outreach & Education Coordinator (Bilingual)

Position to Start March 15th, 2020
We are accepting applications until the position is filled.

Who we are:

The Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC.org) is a nonprofit organization that supports movements that seek to dismantle the political and economic structures at the root of social inequality and […]

January 2020

CLDC SEEKS TO ASSERT CLIMATE NECESSITY DEFENSE IN RESPONSE TO EXTINCTION REBELLION PORTLAND PROTEST CHARGES

By |2020-02-14T17:26:46-08:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

Oregon Jury to Hear Climate “Choice of Evils” Defense for the First Time

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 16, 2020
Contact: Lauren Regan
(541) 687-9180

Portland, OR — Yesterday CLDC attorneys, joined by co-counsel and Portland attorney Kenneth Kreuscher, filed a brief in the Multnomah County Circuit Court on behalf of our clients, a group of […]

Report back: 2019 Public Interest Lawyers Network Global Forum

By |2020-01-03T16:58:27-08:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , |

As a lawyer who defends activists and organizations against Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) as part of the Protect the Protest task force (PtP[1]), I was excited to be invited to participate in the PILnet Global Forum[2] held this year in Singapore. Lawyers working in […]

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 […]

Private In-Person Meetings

By |2019-12-04T15:36:25-08:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, News, Organizing Resources, Resources, Security|Tags: , , |

To cut to the chase, keeping your phone in a high-quality Faraday bag will conceal your location. This stops the State from tracking your every move, which can be really important in some situations. We recommend this one right here. You can support CLDC’s work by buying one from […]

November 2019

Keybase is Offering Me Free Money–Is This a Scam?

By |2019-11-01T15:59:46-07:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, News, Resources, Security|Tags: , , , , |

The short version: if you’ve been using Keybase, you’re not the only one who has received an “airdrop” of the cryptocurrency Lumens (XLM). This is nothing to worry about, and you can safely participate in it or ignore it. It’s Keybase promoting XLM, which is part of their funding […]

October 2019

Federal Terrorism Watchlist Ruled Unconstitutional

By |2019-10-29T12:33:40-07:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

As Marjorie Cohn (author, professor, and former president of the National Lawyers Guild) reported in Truthout in September, a federal judge has recently ruled that the U.S.’s “terrorism watchlist,” containing more than a million names, is unconstitutional, at least regarding U.S. citizens on that list.

The federal government shares this […]

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