Protest

June 2019

CLDC Files Motion Challenging Constitutionality of Free Speech Plaza Curfew

By |2019-06-27T16:39:45-07:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, News, Protest|Tags: , , |

Above: 2013 Monsanto protest in Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza

“The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to
protect its free expression should be our first object.”

– Thomas Jefferson

(inscribed at Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza)

Last Friday the Civil Liberties Defense Center filed a motion challenging […]

Valve Turners Continue the Court Battles Over the Necessity Defense

By |2019-06-18T18:48:31-07:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases, Protest|Tags: , , , , |

The CLDC’s work on behalf of the Valve Turners continues this summer. On April 8, 2019, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled in Ken Ward’s favor and affirmed his right to present a climate necessity defense to a jury of his peers. Soon thereafter, the State of Washington sought […]

May 2019

We Support Community Defense

By |2019-06-14T13:17:17-07:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Current Cases, News, Protest|

The Civil Liberties Defense Center is representing an antifascist who was charged with disorderly conduct in the second degree in Springfield Municipal Court. This week they pled not guilty to this charge, which stemmed from a May 5, 2019 “flag wave” event hosted by Patriot Prayer on the on […]

March 2019

We Stand with Weed, California

By |2019-03-18T13:19:44-07:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Protest|Tags: , , , |

CLDC is supporting Water for Citizens of Weed, CA (WCWC) as they file a complaint in February to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) about the actions of Roseburg Forest Products (RFP) in an attempt to end an ongoing lawsuit and maintain their primary water source, Beaughan Springs.

Weed, California has depended […]

August 2018

CLDC To Support Rise Against Climate Capitalism in San Francisco!

By |2018-10-04T10:45:57-07:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Know Your Rights, Protest, Trainings|Tags: , , , , |

Next week in California, in response to a nationwide call-out, CLDC will be joining the climate movement in San Francisco to stand up to Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS). The purpose is simple, to let politicians know that we do not believe the false narrative that green […]

December 2017

CLDC in Southern Oregon – Supporting the No LNG Fight

By |2018-06-15T12:45:11-07:00December 4th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Know Your Rights, News, Next Generation-Youth, Protest, Trainings|Tags: , , , , |

Cooper and I excited to wear the hat, and talk about the pipeline

Last week, the CLDC was invited to give Know Your Rights trainings by two different youth groups in Southern Oregon. Cooper and I happily left our desks and jumped […]

August 2016

Activist Locks to Barrels and Halts Klamath Logging

By |2018-06-18T11:55:24-07:00August 5th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Former Cases, Protest|Tags: , |

Seiad Valley, Calif --Early this morning logging operations were halted on the Westside post-fire logging project after a daring activist chained himself between two 55 gallon drums filled with concrete at a gate leading into the project area. The non-violent direct action protest was the latest in campaign events triggered by continued logging despite a pending lawsuit. The group announced plans for a public rally at the same location on August 13.

May 2015

April 2014

RICO

By |2014-04-24T12:34:28-07:00April 24th, 2014|Categories: Linked Articles, Primers, Protest|Tags: , |

In 1970, Congress enacted the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), 18 U.S.C. § 1961, ostensibly to curtail the criminal activities of the mafia. In the forty years since RICO was enacted, the application of the law has extended far beyond the activities of loansharks and the "Don," and into Constitutionally protected protest activities.

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