February 2019

EPD Denies Community Member First Amendment Rights

By |2019-02-18T12:05:20+00:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: News|

Thursday night (2/14), 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 […]

Announcing Spring Online Course: Train the Trainer in Know Your Rights for the Undocumented Community (Bilingual)

By |2019-02-14T13:27:21+00:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: Events, News, Trainings|Tags: , , , |

CLDC is excited to announce our Spring 2019 online course!
We are offering a Spring 2019 Online Course: Bilingual Train the Trainer in Know Your Rights for the Undocumented Community in Oregon. This training is free and 7 weeks long. 

Job Opening: Grants & Communications Associate

By |2019-02-13T08:39:04+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Info, News|Tags: , |


Grants & Communications Associate

Position to start April 2019

All applications should be submitted no later than March 15th.     


Who we are:

The Civil Liberties Defense Center supports movements that seek to dismantle the political and economic structures at the root of social inequality and environmental destruction. We provide litigation, education, legal and strategic resources […]

January 2019

“Weed Nazi” Denied Access to Anonymous Antifascist Website

By |2019-02-06T16:53:51+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Current Cases, News|Tags: , , , |

Update January 28th, 2019

“Weed Nazi” voluntarily dismisses lawsuit against anonymous antifascists.

Bethany Sherman voluntarily dismissed her frivolous lawsuit against anonymous antifascists that exposed her and her boyfriend’s ties to neo-Nazi/white-supremacism. The dismissal is “without prejudice,” meaning that Sherman could try to sue again. The San Francisco Superior Court entered the dismissal […]

Landeros Family will Pursue Independent Investigation

By |2019-01-25T12:02:54+00:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: News|

Thursday, Lane County District Attorney, Patty Perlow, issued a statement regarding the death of Charles F. Landeros.[1] The DA’s office found the shooting “legally justified as self-defense and defense of others.”

The statement notes that Charlie was asked to come to the school regarding a custody issue. Charlie was […]

Job Opening: Non-profit Office Manager

By |2019-02-01T16:48:46+00:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |


Non-profit Office Manager

Position to start in February: Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Who we are:

The Civil Liberties Defense Center 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. […]

In Memoriam: Charles (Charlie) Landeros, 1988-January 11, 2019

By |2019-01-13T12:56:39+00:00January 12th, 2019|Categories: Cases, News|Tags: , |

“Do not let anyone quench your fire. Do not let them dismiss your love nor pacify your rage. My love, do not water yourself down.” – Love and Rage, poem by Charlie Landeros. #LoveAndRage4Charlie

Charles (Charlie) Landeros was a 30-year-old person who was shot and killed by unknown Eugene police officer(s) […]

November 2018

Solidarity with Unist’ot’en – Legal Primer for Crossing the Canadian Border

By |2018-11-28T16:31:44+00:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Wet’suwet’en people living on their traditional territory at the Unist’ot’en Camp have put out a call asking for people to come live with them, to help protect their land from the TransCanada Coastal Gaslink pipeline. TransCanada is threatening escalation on the camp, and they are in need of support.

In […]

Sophia Wilansky Files Federal Lawsuit Against Vicious North Dakota Police

By |2018-11-21T15:54:39+00:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: News|

On November 19, 2018, Williams & Connolly, LLP and the Civil Liberties Defense Center filed a civil rights action in the U.S. District Court of North Dakota against Morton County, ND and other law enforcement agents on behalf of Sophia Wilansky, a water protector present at the Oceti Sakowin camp […]

CLDC Argues Against White Supremacist Who Wants to Unmask Antifa Members

By |2018-11-16T15:32:13+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Current Cases, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , |

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Last week in San Francisco, Attorney Cooper Brinson of the CLDC, along with co-counsel James Wheaton of the First Amendment Project, argued that a subpoena issued by OG Analytical (a cannabis testing company based in Eugene, Oregon) […]

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