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March 2018

Victory for Valve Turner!

By |2018-07-18T09:12:13-07:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , |

On Monday night I laid awake all night long in an uncomfortable hotel bed waiting for my alarm to go off at 6am. I was obsessively ruminating on the sentencing presentation I would give to the Chouteau County District Court in Fort Benton, MT on Tuesday morning on behalf of Valve Turner Leonard Higgins.

Leonard Higgins Walks Free!

By |2018-06-15T12:45:10-07:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , |

March 20, 2018– Statement of Lauren Regan, Civil Liberties Defense Center Attorney for Higgins.

On behalf of our client Leonard Higgins, we want to begin by thanking your honor, court staff, and the district attorney for their time and professionalism with regard to this case. It is not very often that […]

January 2018

Educate Before You Activate!

By |2018-06-15T15:43:40-07:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Featured, News, Trainings|Tags: , , , , , , |

A Menu of CLDC Trainings

By: Emma Stahl, CLDC Intern

Since 2003, our slogan has been “assert your rights- we’ve got your back.” It seems like a simple statement, however when we dive deeper into what being an activist means, we realize how nuanced this statement is.

To assert one’s rights, […]

December 2017

2017 Year in Review

By |2018-06-15T12:45:11-07:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Fundraising, News|Tags: , , , , , |

In troubled political times like these, Civil Liberties Defense Center is called upon to provide expert legal support to a wide variety of social and environmental movements with unprecedented frequency. We are proud and honored to have defended over 150 climate defenders nationwide this year, including those in Skagit County, […]

CLDC in Southern Oregon – Supporting the No LNG Fight

By |2018-06-15T12:45:11-07:00December 4th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Know Your Rights, News, Next Generation-Youth, Protest, Trainings|Tags: , , , , |

Cooper and I excited to wear the hat, and talk about the pipeline

Last week, the CLDC was invited to give Know Your Rights trainings by two different youth groups in Southern Oregon. Cooper and I happily left our desks and jumped […]

November 2017

Become a Sustaining Member – Get a CLDC Shirt

By |2018-06-15T12:45:11-07:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Fundraising, News|Tags: , , |

 We are offering a free CLDC t-shirt to any new sustaining member.

In troubled political times like these, Civil Liberties Defense Center is called upon to provide expert legal support to a wide variety of social and environmental movements with unprecedented frequency.

Because we constantly fight back, using every sound […]

Water Protector Undeterred One Year After Standing Rock Police Brutality

By |2018-06-15T12:45:11-07:00November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Sophia Wilansky was just 21 years old when she gathered with other Water Protectors on the Backwater bridge north of the Standing Rock encampment in North Dakota. She had come to the Oceti Sakowin camp in solidarity with the indigenous led movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from destroying […]

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