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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 […]

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

By |2019-02-27T17:10:30-07:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: Events, News, Trainings|Tags: , , , |

CLDC is excited to announce our Spring 2019 online course!
WHAT:
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 7 weeks long. 
***Update: We have changed the structure to include a cost for […]

January 2019

“Weed Nazi” Denied Access to Anonymous Antifascist Website

By |2019-05-16T18:19:18-07:00January 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 |2019-01-25T12:02:54-07:00January 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 […]

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

By |2019-01-13T12:56:39-07:00January 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 |2018-11-28T16:31:44-07:00November 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 […]

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