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August 2020

CLDC Fighting Corporate-Fueled Legal Persecution of Human Rights Lawyer

By |2020-08-04T19:46:59-07:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , |

Fossil fuel giant Chevron vows to “demonize” victorious human rights lawyer

For several years now, human rights attorney Steven Donziger has been in the fight of his life and career after Chevron vowed to destroy him for winning a $9.5 billion judgment for indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon that had […]

July 2020

CLDC Files Second Suit to Protect the Public from Police Violence

By |2020-07-31T14:26:37-07:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2020

Contacts:

Lauren Regan, Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney: (541) 687-9180 or lregan@cldc.org
Cooper Brinson, Staff Attorney: (541) 687-9180 or cbrinson@cldc.org

 

CLDC Files Second Suit to Protect the Public from Police Violence

Eugene, OR — Today, attorneys with the Civil Liberties Defense Center filed their second federal […]

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 […]

CLDC Files Suit to Protect the Free Press from Police Violence

By |2020-07-21T14:53:29-07:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2020

Contacts:
Marianne Dugan, CLDC Staff Attorney: (541) 687-9180 or mdugan@cldc.org
Henry Houston, Plaintiff: (541)484-0519 or henry@eugeneweekly.com

 

CLDC Files Suit to Protect the Free Press from Police Violence

Eugene, OR — Today, CLDC attorneys filed suit in the U.S. Federal District Court in Eugene, alleging that the City of […]

June 2020

Judge-appointed Private Prosecutor Has Deep Ties to Chevron; Retaliatory Lawsuit Against Attorney Steven Donziger Must Be Dismissed

By |2020-06-30T11:00:54-07:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 30, 2020
Contact: Lauren Regan (541) 687-9180 or lregan@cldc.org

Eugene, OR – Attorneys for human rights attorney Steven Donziger have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals to weigh in on the interlocking conflicts of interests at the heart of a trumped-up case tracing back to Donziger’s major […]

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

New York Federal Judge Loretta Preska Prolongs Detention for Steven Donziger, Environmental and Human Rights Lawyer and CLDC Client

By |2020-06-10T13:11:59-07:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , |

On May 18, New York federal judge Loretta Preska issued an outrageous order dripping with bias and partiality that further prolongs the arbitrary detention of U.S. human rights lawyer Steven Donziger after he helped his Indigenous clients in Ecuador win a $9.5 billion pollution […]

CLDC to Represent Environmental and Human Rights Lawyer Steven Donziger

By |2020-05-18T14:25:20-07:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 18, 2020
Contact: Lauren Regan, CLDC
(541) 687-9180

Eugene, OR — On May 15, 2020, Civil Liberties Defense Center’s Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney, Lauren Regan, officially joined Steven Donziger’s legal team as a lead trial attorney. In addition to Regan and former New York federal prosecutor Andrew Frisch, […]

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 […]

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