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In depth legal research and resources about specific topics significant to grassroots movement organizing and frontline activists.

  • Blog title "CONTEMPT: Not Just A Feeling" Image: McMahon, F. (1969). Bobby Seale telling Judge Julius Hoffman how It felt to be bound and gagged at Chicago Seven Trial. Chicago History Museum.

Contempt of Court: Not Just A Feeling

CONTEMPT OF COURT: NOT JUST A FEELING 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 [...]

Break Free Resources

May 4-15, 2016: A global wave of mass actions will target the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects, in order to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground and accelerate the just transition to [...]

Guide to Using Corporate Logos

CLDC's guide to using corporate logos, also known as brand jamming. This guide will help navigate trademark and copyright rules.


Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation, also known as SLAPP suits, ordinarily arise out of defamation lawsuits. Defamation is a common law tort whereby one citizen can sue another citizen for damage to reputation.