The Civil Liberties Defense Center was founded to be the legal tool in the activist toolkit. We have a long history of being part of many movements and campaigns as organizers, trainers and attorneys. We believe that activists deserve the best legal representation and advice possible, and that they should be represented in the Courts with as much respect to their ethics and principals as possible.

CLDC supports the work of grassroots activists advocating for progressive and radical social change and who take necessary action to create a better world. We stand in solidarity with people who are working for something greater than themselves and offer legal support and education in the form of activist oriented trainings, presentations on current laws and government repression, as well as pro-bono legal representation or referrals to the best of our ability. We also stand in solidarity with activists who do not assist the government in harassing and imprisoning other activists. We are a small organization, and we are always working to provide updated information that can assist in the work of dedicated individuals and organizations.

Learn about your rights as an activist by checking out the educational materials below, or schedule a Know Your Rights, Grand Jury, AETA, or Green Scare/Government Repression Training NOW! We also offer trainer’s trainings to ensure that communities can continue to provide necessary information to their comrades in an accurate and updated manner.

Do you know of other tools or resources you’d like to see on this site? Do you have an interest in creating a movement resource? If relevant, we’d love to help you create and distribute it.

Feel free to send us your suggestions and/or additional materials for this activist toolkit.


Know Your Rights Brochure (English)

Dealing with Grand Juries