August 2021

Springfield Police Engaged in Politically-Motivated Surveillance and Spying; CLDC Amends Lawsuit

By |2021-08-19T15:33:50-07:00August 19th, 2021|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2021

Contacts: Marianne Dugan or Lauren Regan, Senior Staff Attorneys
541-687-9490
info@cldc.org

Springfield Police Engaged in Politically-Motivated Surveillance and Spying; CLDC Amends Lawsuit

Lane County, Oregon – In light of new evidence, on August 19, 2021, the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC) and Black Unity moved to amend their […]

June 2021

Eugene Sunrise Movement Activists Agree to Deferred Prosecution for Non-Violent Civil Disobedience

By |2021-06-22T10:49:03-07:00June 14th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

Yesterday, in Eugene, OR, two Sunrise Movement activists entered into a deferred prosecution agreement stemming from acts of non-violent, civil disobedience.

On March 19, 2021, two young sisters participated in a mass demonstration against NW Natural, a fracked gas polluter. The bike march, ending at NW Natural’s facilities, was a part […]

May 2021

Communities Demand Accountability and an End to Chevron’s Pollution

By |2021-05-24T11:15:18-07:00May 21st, 2021|Categories: Articles, Events, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 21, 2021

Contacts:

Shoshana Wechsler at swechs@sonic.net +1.510.332.4110
Nyunt Than at nyuntthan@gmail.com +1.510.220.1323
Paul Paz y Miño at paz@amazonwatch.org +1.510.773.4635

 

Communities Demand Accountability and an End to Chevron’s Pollution:

During the 8th annual Anti-Chevron Day, affected frontline communities from around the world continue the fight to secure justice and freedom from […]

Activists Must Stand Strong Against Anti-Protest Bully Bills

By |2021-05-10T17:46:53-07:00May 10th, 2021|Categories: Action Tools, Articles, Featured, Featured Resources, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , |

Demonstrating the efficacy of direct action, right-wing legislators across the country are ramping up state legislative efforts to limit the right to protest. According to our colleagues at the International Center for Nonprofit Law (ICNL), as of May 10, 2021, there were more than 31 new laws and 69 […]

April 2021

Houseless Activist Continues His Fight For Free Speech

By |2021-04-29T14:49:40-07:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 29, 2021

Contact:

Sarah Alvarez, Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

 

Houseless Activist Continues His Fight For Free Speech

Eugene, OR – Yesterday, local houseless activist Eric Jackson filed an appeal to the Oregon Court of Appeals to challenge and overturn Lane County’s oppressive closures […]

Facebooking While Brown: Indigenous Man in Arizona Imprisoned for Social Media “Shock-Talk” about #BLM Protest

By |2021-04-16T15:06:14-07:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Featured, Info, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 14, 2021

Contacts:

Lauren Regan, Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

Chava Shapiro, Tucson Anti-Repression Crew
(415) 857-0507 or Chava_tarc@protonmail.com

 

Facebooking While Brown:
Indigenous Man in Arizona Imprisoned for Social Media “Shock-Talk” about #BLM Protest

Page, Arizona – Loren Reed, […]

March 2021

As Law Enforcement Attempts to SLAPP Detroit Will Breathe, CLDC Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of DWB Activists

By |2021-03-16T15:21:05-07:00March 10th, 2021|Categories: Amicus Briefs, Featured, News, Protest, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Update: March 10, 2021:

Today the Eastern District of Michigan recognized that the City of Detroit’s counterclaim against activists Detroit Will Breathe was frivolous and baseless, and dismissed it with prejudice.

Plaintiffs Detroit Will Breathe and 14 individual plaintiffs brought a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Detroit and the Detroit […]

February 2021

CLDC Client Prosecuted for First Amendment-Protected Chalking Outside of Representative’s Office

By |2021-02-25T11:00:40-08:00February 25th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 25, 2021

Contacts:

ORD2 Indivisible Steering Committee
contact@ORD2Indivisible.org

Sarah Alvarez, CLDC Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

 

CLDC Client Prosecuted for First Amendment-Protected Chalking Outside of Representative’s Office

Medford, OR — Over the past two years, the City of Medford spent inordinate public resources and time […]

January 2021

Victims of Eugene Police Violence Push City to Enact Meaningful Change

By |2021-01-12T10:48:47-08:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2021

Contacts:

Erin Grady, Plaintiff: (303) 905-8601 or pennyroyale07@gmail.com

Tyler Hendry, Plaintiff: dhg.heroic@gmail.com

Marianne Dugan, Senior Staff Attorney: (541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

 

Victims of Eugene Police Violence Push City to Enact Meaningful Change

Say recent disparate treatment of protest based on race/content underscores urgency

Eugene, OR […]

June 2020

CLDC Letter to City of Eugene and State of Oregon Officials Regarding the City of Eugene’s Response to Recent Protests

By |2020-06-05T13:31:35-07:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , |

June 5, 2020

 

Mayor Lucy Vinis

City Manager Sarah Medary, Pro Tem

Eugene Police Chief Chris Skinner

Interim Fire Chief Chris Heppel

Oregon State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton

Governor Kate Brown and Staff

Oregon National Guard Major General Michael E. Stencel

Sent by Email Attachment to lvinis@eugene-or.gov;

smedary@eugene-or.gov; policechief@ci.eugene.or.us;

firedept@ci.eugene.or.us; travis.hampton@osp.oregon.gov;

orgov@hcrm.iconstituent.com; nik.blosser@oregon.gov;

constantin.severe@oregon.gov; agdd@mil.state.or.us;

tagor@mil.state.or.us

RE:     City of Eugene Response to Recent Protests

To […]

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