January 2023

Five Suggestions for When State Repression Comes to Town

By |2023-01-25T09:59:52-08:00January 25th, 2023|Categories: Featured, News, Resources, Security|Tags: , , , , |

Five Suggestions for When State Repression Comes to Town

CLDC has been providing movement aligned legal support to the campaigns and activists in the so called U.S. for over 20 years now.  In that time period, I have personally witnessed numerous waves of state repression targeting the […]

July 2022

Grand Jury resistance: Not if, but how

By |2022-07-21T08:44:40-07:00July 20th, 2022|Categories: Featured Resources, Know Your Rights, News, Resources|

Grand Jury resistance: Not if, but how

CLDC has a commitment to developing strong mentor relationships with students and aspiring movement attorneys through our intern and law clerk programs. Our interns and clerks receive a very hands-on experience in activist legal and communications support, working under the supervision […]

February 2022

Pro Bono Legal Support Services for Direct Action Movements

By |2022-02-23T12:19:02-08:00February 23rd, 2022|Categories: Action Tools, Featured Resources, News, Organizing Resources, Resources, Trainings|

Pro Bono Legal Support Services for Direct Action Movements

by CLDC Staff

CLDC has been offering know your rights trainings and legal consultations to grassroots environmental and social change activists since our inception almost 20 years ago. We’re committed to being responsive to movements and are always learning […]

January 2022

Contempt of Court: Not Just A Feeling

By |2022-01-19T15:23:44-08:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Know Your Rights, News, Primers, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |


Part I of a Contempt Primer for Activists and Their Communities

by Sandra Freeman, CLDC Senior Staff Attorney

*This is not intended as legal advice, but is general information. If you are facing criminal or civil contempt, you should contact […]

September 2021

ProtonMail Developments: ProtonMail provides strong message privacy, but activists need to take extra steps to ensure anonymity

By |2021-09-21T10:04:40-07:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Featured, Info, News, Resources, Security|Tags: , , , , , |

Ever since the broadly-trusted, Switzerland-based encrypted email service ProtonMail acknowledged that it helped identify a young French climate activist, organizers have been pondering whether they should continue using ProtonMail accounts.

For the sake of solidarity, the strength of our movements, and the safety of our people, activists must never cooperate […]

June 2021

Expect the Unexpected: Secure Your Phone Against Confiscation or Loss

By |2021-06-23T20:31:24-07:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Articles, Featured, Featured Resources, News, Resources, Security|Tags: , , , , |

In an ideal world you never lose your phone or have it on you when risking arrest. Of course this isn’t always practical. Keeping your phone locked at all times is great protection, but some of your data could still be at risk if the cops get their hands on it. Here’s […]

May 2020

Keybase, Zoom, and the Future of Dissident Crypto

By |2020-05-09T11:17:05-07:00May 9th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Featured, News, Resources, Security|Tags: , , , |

“I bet that wasn’t in your threat model.” So the future of Keybase, perhaps CLDC’s most capable and secure recommendation for dissident organizers, is now in doubt, because of COVID-19. Thanks, coronavirus! The story so far: Zoom became very, very popular in a very, very short time […]

March 2020

December 2019

Recommendations for Secure Video and Conference Calls

By |2020-05-09T08:50:54-07:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Articles, News, Resources, Security|Tags: , , |

PSA: Zoom shouldn’t be trusted for video/conference calls.

The short read: Should Zoom should be trusted to keep your group calls secret? Only as far as you would trust Microsoft, Google, or Facebook—as far as CLDC is concerned, not at all. If you must keep using Zoom, please make sure that […]

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 […]


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