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 […]
With the incoming Trump administration, the need for people to fight for civil liberties will be greater than ever before.
We will defend social and environmental justice activists as well as targeted communities such as immigrants, workers and communities of color. Help ensure CLDC can expand our crucial work by becoming […]
CLDC attorneys, Lauren Regan & Cooper Brinson, arrived at the Sacred Stone camp today to provide additional legal support to the movement in North Dakota. They will be at the camp for a week and we will be making regular trips back every month to provide legal support.
We will be host our first annual "Theater of Dissent" on Thursday, October, 27th. Theater of dissent is a dinner theater/mock trial benefit dinner.