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January 2023

Five Suggestions for When State Repression Comes to Town

By |2023-01-25T09:59:52-08:00January 25th, 2023|Categories: Featured, News, Resources, Security|Tags: , , , , |

Five Suggestions for When State Repression Comes to Town

CLDC has been providing movement aligned legal support to the campaigns and activists in the so called U.S. for over 20 years now.  In that time period, I have personally witnessed numerous waves of state repression targeting the […]

City of Eugene Drops Charges Against Houseless Advocate

By |2023-01-23T08:08:18-08:00January 20th, 2023|Categories: Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2023

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

City of Eugene Drops Charges Against Houseless Advocate Who Spoke Out Against City Manager at the Downtown Riverfront Park Grand Opening

Eugene, Oregon—Sam Yergler, a Eugene resident and houseless advocate, was […]

November 2022

Monthly donors enable us to defend the defenders.

By |2022-11-23T08:58:41-08:00November 23rd, 2022|Categories: Featured, Fundraising, News|Tags: , |

Greetings of solidarity from all of us at CLDC!

By now many of you have likely received our end of year appeal in your mailboxes. We wanted to make a digital connection as well.

We work every day to defend the defenders through no-cost legal representation, movement-aligned legal education, and through […]

June 2022

Final Black Lives Matter activist arrested at Springfield protest exonerated in State Court

By |2022-09-22T15:55:09-07:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2022

Contact:

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

Final Black Lives Matter activist arrested at Springfield protest exonerated in State Court

Eugene, OR — Today, moments before a jury was to hear opening statements, the Deputy Lane County District Attorney abruptly moved to dismiss all charges against racial justice […]

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. 

April 2022

Statement from CLDC Executive Director Lauren Regan on Green Scare defendant Joseph Dibee plea agreement

By |2022-04-26T11:18:49-07:00April 21st, 2022|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2022
From Lauren Regan, Director and Senior Staff Attorney, Civil Liberties Defense Center

On April 21, 2022 at 12:30 pm, Joseph Dibee had his federal change of plea hearing with Judge Ann Aiken by telephone only.

Dibee is one of the final individuals indicted in what is known […]

February 2022

New Legal Resources For Line 3 Water Protectors

By |2022-02-03T11:52:56-08:00February 3rd, 2022|Categories: Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , |

New Legal Resources For Line 3 Water Protectors

The Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC) and the Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) are excited to announce a new partnership to boost legal representation capacity for Water Protectors who were arrested while defending Anishinaabe lands, the upper Mississippi watershed, and our […]

January 2022

Contempt of Court: Not Just A Feeling

By |2022-01-19T15:23:44-08:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Know Your Rights, News, Primers, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

CONTEMPT OF COURT: NOT JUST A FEELING

Part I 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 should contact […]

November 2021

Judge Partially Grants CLDC Motion to Suppress Coerced Statement in Trial of Anti-Racist Political Prisoner, Eric King

By |2021-11-30T17:00:34-08:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2021

Contacts:

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

Judge Partially Grants CLDC Motion to Suppress Coerced Statement in Trial of Anti-Racist Political Prisoner, Eric King

Denver, CO —Yesterday, Judge William J. Martínez, of the U.S. District Court in Colorado, ruled […]

October 2021

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

By |2022-10-27T15:02:20-07:00October 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 […]

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