Organizing Resources

July 2020

We Need Mutual Aid Now More Than Ever

By |2020-07-24T15:21:53-07:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Articles, Featured, News, Organizing Resources, Trainings|Tags: , , , |

By: Sumit Kapur, CLDC Intern

The way we think about the world is conditioned by the knowledge that we are given from those that we place trust in.

This knowledge is not unfiltered—it is curated. In this country, the knowledge that we learn in schools is curated by state educational boards to […]

December 2019

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 […]

July 2019

FOIA Requests: An Important Tool for Activists

By |2019-07-03T16:09:16-07:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Action Tools, Articles, Know Your Rights, News, Organizing Resources, Resources|Tags: , , , , |

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. § 552) requires agencies of the U.S. government to disclose documents and information to any person who requests such documents or information. The FOIA.gov website states: “The basic function of the Freedom of Information Act is to ensure informed citizens, vital to […]

Does ProtonMail Snitch?

By |2019-07-02T16:08:36-07:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: News, Organizing Resources, Resources, Security|Tags: , , , , , |

Since this Register article was recently published, some activists are concerned about whether or not ProtonMail can be trusted.

The CLDC has expressed reservations that ProtonMail may not be the best choice for activists. Despite the worrisome recent news, ProtonMail is nevertheless a reasonable choice for encrypted email. As […]

April 2019

Supreme Court Decision Impacts Immigrant Community

By |2019-04-04T11:30:24-07:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: Organizing Resources, Resources|Tags: , , , |

By: CLDC Staff

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld yet another draconian interpretation of federal immigration law. In the case, Nielsen v. Preap, the question before the court was whether 8 U.S.C. § 1226(c) requires the Department of Homeland Security to take certain immigrants into custody immediately after the release […]

May 2017

Take Yourselves Seriously: Document Retention and Destruction Policies

By |2017-08-30T16:09:52-07:00May 26th, 2017|Categories: Organizing Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

In light of the CLDC’s desire to educate activists and organizations regarding law-related topics, we will be presenting a series of informational primers that are particularly important in times of government repression and corporate attacks on dissent.  This series, “Take Yourself Seriously” will provide best practices for nonprofits, activist […]

May 2014

Copwatching

By |2019-05-16T18:18:55-07:00May 6th, 2014|Categories: Know Your Rights, Organizing Resources|Tags: , , , |

Copwatchers are on the lookout for police brutality at all times, not just when a demonstration or protest is taking place. However, the goals of decreasing police brutality and keeping cops accountable for their actions against citizens are the same. They also practice careful documentation of any incidents.

April 2014

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