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February 2020

Outreach & Education Coordinator (Bilingual)

By |2020-02-04T09:42:39-08:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Featured, Know Your Rights, News|Tags: , , , , |

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:

  • Outreach & Education Coordinator (Bilingual)

Position to Start March 15th, 2020
We are accepting applications until the position is filled; priority given to applications submitted before February 21st.

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 […]

January 2020

CLDC SEEKS TO ASSERT CLIMATE NECESSITY DEFENSE IN RESPONSE TO EXTINCTION REBELLION PORTLAND PROTEST CHARGES

By |2020-02-14T17:26:46-08:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

Oregon Jury to Hear Climate “Choice of Evils” Defense for the First Time

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 16, 2020
Contact: Lauren Regan
(541) 687-9180

Portland, OR — Yesterday CLDC attorneys, joined by co-counsel and Portland attorney Kenneth Kreuscher, filed a brief in the Multnomah County Circuit Court on behalf of our clients, a group of […]

Report back: 2019 Public Interest Lawyers Network Global Forum

By |2020-01-03T16:58:27-08:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , |

As a lawyer who defends activists and organizations against Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) as part of the Protect the Protest task force (PtP[1]), I was excited to be invited to participate in the PILnet Global Forum[2] held this year in Singapore. Lawyers working in […]

December 2019

John Oliver on SLAPP Suits

By |2019-12-16T19:03:26-08:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, News|Tags: , |

On November 10th, John Oliver devoted the bulk of his brilliant show, Last Week Tonight, to explaining SLAPP suits (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation). As a member of the national Protect the Protest coalition, CLDC could not be happier to see this important topic discussed in both an accessible […]

Recommendations for Secure Video and Conference Calls

By |2019-12-06T18:41:11-08:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Articles, News, Resources, Security|Tags: , , |

PSA: Zoom shouldn’t be trusted for video/conference calls.

The short read: Should Zoom should be trusted to keep your group calls secret? Only as far as you would trust Microsoft, Google, or Facebook—as far as CLDC is concerned, not at all. If you must keep using Zoom, please make sure that […]

Private In-Person Meetings

By |2019-12-04T15:36:25-08:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, News, Organizing Resources, Resources, Security|Tags: , , |

To cut to the chase, keeping your phone in a high-quality Faraday bag will conceal your location. This stops the State from tracking your every move, which can be really important in some situations. We recommend this one right here. You can support CLDC’s work by buying one from […]

November 2019

SLAPPed for Speaking About Palestine

By |2019-11-25T15:18:24-08:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: News, Resources, Trainings|Tags: , |

RSVP to join us on Friday, December 6 at 11 am PT/2 pm ET for a webinar on strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP suits), how they are being used to censor those who advocate for Palestinian rights, and how these activists are reclaiming their rights to protest and free […]

Keybase is Offering Me Free Money–Is This a Scam?

By |2019-11-01T15:59:46-07:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, News, Resources, Security|Tags: , , , , |

The short version: if you’ve been using Keybase, you’re not the only one who has received an “airdrop” of the cryptocurrency Lumens (XLM). This is nothing to worry about, and you can safely participate in it or ignore it. It’s Keybase promoting XLM, which is part of their funding […]

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