Having been an activist in high school and college, I went to law school because I wanted to be as useful as possible in order to save the planet and its inhabitants. After a few years as an environmental lawyer suing the Forest Service and other governmental agencies, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Friends, we have bittersweet news to share with you. After five amazing years, Charles Denson, our beloved associate director, will be moving on from CLDC to other projects. Charles will, of course, remain our comrade, and you will see him around Eugene biking and sharing burritos with unhoused neighbors, among […]
Eugene, OR — Today is a historic moment for climate activists in the U.S. The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld a lower trial court’s ruling that will allow four climate activists to provide evidence of the necessity of their actions to a jury of their peers.
“From NoKXL to the Megaloads, to Break Free, from Standing Rock to the Valve-Turners, and for everything in between; Lauren, Cooper and CLDC have had mine and my friend’s backs in Oregon, Washington, Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota. Thanks CLDC for the countless hours of work and care tirelessly providing […]
“CLDC prepared me before I joined the front lines, and once I got there they’ve always had my back. With their support, I can continue to push the boundaries of the system until we see concrete change.“-Kiran Oommen
In troubled political times like these, Civil Liberties Defense Center is called upon […]
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, […]
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 […]