June 2022

Final Black Lives Matter activist arrested at Springfield protest exonerated in State Court

By |2022-06-23T16:15:20-07:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2022

Contact:

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

Final Black Lives Matter activist arrested at Springfield protest exonerated in State Court

Eugene, OR — Today, moments before a jury was to hear opening statements, the Deputy Lane County District Attorney abruptly moved to dismiss all charges against racial justice […]

May 2022

Two Years Later: the struggle against police killings of Black people continues

By |2022-05-31T16:45:09-07:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Articles, Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , |

Eugene, OR –May 25 marked two years since the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin. Though not the last Black man killed by militarized police, the outrage and heartbreak that flowed from his death spurred an uprising that continues today. 

October 2021

Drop the Charges: Resistance to State Repression of Racial Justice Uprising Continues

By |2022-01-10T12:28:24-08:00October 14th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By the Drop the Charges Coalition

An unprecedented number of arrests followed the protests that erupted upon George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police in 2020. It’s difficult to know the exact number of people arrested during such a massive, distributed, and sustained uprising, but 14,000 is generally considered […]

September 2021

Police Tactics for Violently Repressing Mass Movements (trigger warning)

By |2021-09-30T12:21:07-07:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, Fundraising, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Heavy-handed police responses to protests in the United States (and around the world) are nothing new. While horrifically graphic videos and images of police brutality taken by everyday people are now circulated across the Internet in the blink of an eye, the institution of police departments in this country […]

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, […]

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