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June 2019

Valve Turners Continue the Court Battles Over the Necessity Defense

By |2019-06-18T18:48:31-07:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases, Protest|Tags: , , , , |

The CLDC’s work on behalf of the Valve Turners continues this summer. On April 8, 2019, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled in Ken Ward’s favor and affirmed his right to present a climate necessity defense to a jury of his peers. Soon thereafter, the State of Washington sought […]

From the Desk of the Executive Director

By |2019-06-14T15:10:17-07:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Events, Know Your Rights, News, Trainings|Tags: , , |

Greetings! Our digital security coordinator and I recently returned from a week of travel in Montana, where we provided trainings and support to activists who are fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline, the Megaloads, as well as rampant police brutality, racial profiling, and misconduct.

We traveled from Moscow, Idaho, to Bozeman, Billings, […]

June 11: Supporting Political Prisoners

By |2019-06-11T22:12:05-07:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Action Tools, Articles, Former Cases, News|Tags: , , , |

Image above: Political prisoner Marius Mason

Every year for the past 15 years, we focus our attention and solidarity on long-term anarchist prisoners on June 11th. Regardless of the level of movement activity and the pendulum of public opinion, which can swing depending on the moment, we cannot forget those who […]

May 2019

We Support Community Defense

By |2019-06-14T13:17:17-07:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Current Cases, News, Protest|

The Civil Liberties Defense Center is representing an antifascist who was charged with disorderly conduct in the second degree in Springfield Municipal Court. This week they pled not guilty to this charge, which stemmed from a May 5, 2019 “flag wave” event hosted by Patriot Prayer on the on […]

The CLDC is on the Road Again!

By |2019-06-14T13:10:11-07:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Events, Know Your Rights, News, Trainings|

During the first week of June, Lauren Regan, the CLDC’s Executive Director & Senior Attorney, will be headed to so-called Idaho and Montana—Turtle Island lands that are the home of the Assiniboine, Blackfeet, Chippewa, Cree, Crow, Gros Ventre, Kootenai, Little Shell Chippewa, Northern Cheyenne, Pend d’Oreille, Salish, and Sioux tribal […]

April 2019

We’re Growing!

By |2019-05-03T10:18:30-07:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

After 15 years of hard work, the CLDC is being recognized as a national leader for activist defense and legal support. With that support, we now have the opportunity to expand our capacity and grow our organization to serve even more movement activists! We are very excited to share […]

Associate Activist Defense Attorney

By |2019-04-26T17:11:06-07:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:

Associate Activist Defense Attorney, Civil Liberties Defense Center

We will accept applications until the position is filled.

 

Who we are:

The Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC.org) is a nonprofit organization that supports movements that seek to dismantle the political and economic structures at the root of social inequality and environmental destruction. We […]

Washington Court of Appeals Upholds Right to Present Necessity Defense in Climate Case

By |2019-04-09T11:58:23-07:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , |

BREAKING NEWS

April 8, 2019

Today the Washington Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the conviction of climate activist Ken Ward and sent his case back to the lower court for a third trial because Ward was denied his Sixth Amendment right to present the necessity defense to a jury of his […]

March 2019

February 2019

EPD Denies Community Member First Amendment Rights

By |2019-02-26T15:20:40-07:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: News|

Wednesday night (2/13), members of the Eugene Police Department arrested Eric Jackson at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza for misdemeanor Criminal Trespass II. Mr. Jackson was engaged in an ongoing protest against local law enforcement’s treatment of houseless individuals, the crisis facing houseless people, as well as the treatment […]

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