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  • Report from the Bayou Bridge Pipeline Resistance

    This week CLDC is providing legal support to some of the most active frontline climate defense camps in the country as part of our nationwide tour to empower and embolden activists with legal knowledge.

  • Defending Frontline Activists in Virginia and Pennsylvania

    The CLDC has been providing legal support to the frontline pipeline heroes in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Recently, the Reilly family’s Virginia farm has been threatened, stolen and logged by the Mountain Valley Pipeline Corporation as it trampled upon their property rights and destroyed their pristine acreage that contains forest and creeks in order to stuff yet another unnecessary pipeline underground.

  • Valve Turners to Present Climate Necessity Defense

    Eugene, OR — Today is a historic moment for climate activists in the U.S. The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld a lower trial court’s ruling that will allow four climate activists to provide evidence of the necessity of their actions to a jury of their peers.

Fighting Corporate Control

By | April 24th, 2014|Categories: Linked Articles, News|Tags: , , , |

ALEC is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 “nonprofit” organization that works to promote corporate interests in public policy and espouses principles of free markets, limited government, and federalism . Based in Washington D.C., ALEC is primarily a membership organization composed of hundreds of state legislators, and representatives of large corporations such as ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and Peabody Energy.

Legal Observer

By | April 24th, 2014|Categories: Know Your Rights|Tags: , , |

Legal Observing is an exciting way to play an important role in any demonstration or protest. Legal Observers are individuals who purposely position themselves close enough to demonstrations to be able to accurately watch and report the activities of participants and the law enforcement who interact with them.

Know Your Rights

By | April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Know Your Rights|Tags: , |

Know Your Rights training are our most regular and widely held educational events. Each workshop is tailored to the needs of the particular group of participants. Armed with knowledge, activists and others can make informed choices regarding their interactions with government agents and can best protect their rights should they end up in handcuffs and in the legal system.

Know Your Rights for Activists

By | April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Know Your Rights|Tags: , , , , |

This week CLDC launched two, one hour Know-Your-Rights training videos. The first is our most well-known, offering basic legal information for activists so they might be informed when interacting with law enforcement officials during protests. The second explains basic rights for immigrant communities and their allies, and is in both English and Spanish languages.

Know Your Rights for Immigrant Communities

By | April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Know Your Rights|Tags: , , , |

This one hour educational video explains basic rights for immigrant communities and their allies. The purpose of this training is to build solidarity with communities at risk for police and government harassment and to prevent the deportation and destruction of families and communities. This video is not intended as legal advice and does not form an attorney-client relationship. The training is provided in English and Spanish.

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