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December 2016

Make a Year End Gift to Fight for Civil Liberties

By |2016-12-30T12:19:19+00:00December 30th, 2016|Categories: Fundraising, Info|Tags: , , , , , |

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 […]

November 2016

Back to the War Zone

By |2017-09-11T13:23:00+00:00November 12th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, Info, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , |

We will defend water protectors in court and help organize court support for over 470 arrestees; we will pursue the civil rights actions we are working on against cops and jails; Jamil will ensure computers and communications are as secure as possible; and Erin will lend support to the water protectors and the youth of Standing Rock, hundreds and thousands of whom are now suffering from trauma caused by violent, militarized police and the constant surveillance and harassment by cops and DAPL’s private security goons.

October 2016

Update: Militarized Police Presence at Standing Rock

By |2016-10-26T12:08:52+00:00October 26th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Info, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This morning the outrageous unprecedented militarized police presence at Standing Rock has taken a turn for the worse. Hundreds of police have surrounded the front lines camp, road blockades have popped up everywhere, and water protectors are currently surrounded by militarized darth vader like cop goons.

Update from the Frontlines in North Dakota

By |2016-12-05T18:12:01+00:00October 14th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Info, News|Tags: , , , , , |

There have been over 135 arrests of water protectors in the last few months, many of the charges are now being filed as felonies—despite incredibly weak facts to support them and many are just blatantly unlawful and unfounded.

Legal Defense Klamath Forest Activists

By |2016-12-05T17:51:10+00:00October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, Info|Tags: , , , |

Three forest activists arrested during civil disobedience protests in the Klamath region of Northern California will be represented by attorneys from the Civil Liberties Defense Center in federal court this fall. The case comes after an effective and peaceful “barrel blockade” halted logging operations and elevated an ongoing campaign to expose the Westside “Salvage” Logging Project as an illegal and destructive plan, and instead promote a popular restoration alternative proposed for the region, as put forward by the Karuk Tribe.

September 2016

A Few Bad Apples?

By |2018-11-19T16:56:45+00:00September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Articles, Info, News|Tags: , , |

Make no mistake about it, when police engage in violence against people of color, they are doing just what they were intended to do. It is not now nor has it ever been a failure of the system due to a few bad apples. If you’re black or brown or poor in this country, the police were never there to protect and serve you.

August 2016

News advisory: CLDC to Host Know Your Rights information booth at Kesey Square

By |2018-10-04T10:46:35+00:00August 18th, 2016|Categories: Info, Know Your Rights, News|Tags: , , , , |

The Civil Liberties Defense Center will be hosting a Know Your Rights information booth at Kesey Square to empower everyone in the Eugene community to know their rights when interacting with the police. Advice on constitutional rights, such as the right to assemble in public places like Kesey Square, sidewalks and public parks will be emphasized as well as basic instruction on how to “Copwatch,” or video record law enforcement.

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