This film has been nominated for an Academy Award for “Documentary Feature,” and it includes interviews with Eugene locals: CLDC attorney Lauren Regan, videographer Tim Lewis, and forest defender Jim Flynn. In a special showing on Sunday, February 19, half of the profits will benefit the Civil Liberties Defense Center. CLDC Executive Director Lauren Regan […]
The 4th Annual CLDC Solidarity with Earth Defenders presents a Free Radical Dance Party! You’re invited to come boogie with us at Territorial Winery in Eugene on March 3, 2012. There will DJs spinning dance music with political overtones and information about eco-prisoners. Come dressed as your favorite radical! This event is held in conjunction […]
Check out Lauren Regan’s presentation on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) at St. Francis in Portland (Occupy Portland‘s Headquarters), February 10, 2012. On February 29th, “F29,” there will nationwide protests against ALEC. See the Occupy Eugene website for details.
Lauren Regan, executive director of CLDC, will discuss the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and how it has co-opted our democracy and influenced social and environmental movements across America. Following the presentation, get involved with F29 Shut Down the Corporations planning. Join us the following afternoon for a Know Your Rights training!
On Saturday, Feb. 4 in Tacoma, WA, people will be marching in the support of Leonard Peltier. Peltier, long time Native Activist and member of the American Indian Movement was convicted in 1975 for shooting two FBI officers. Prosecutors have continually stated that they cannot prove Peltier’s guiilt. He has been in prison for 35 […]
Bradley Manning, a 24-year-old Army intelligence analyst, faces prison for allegedly sharing with WikiLeaks website hundreds of US State Department internal memos, detailing innumerable atrocities committed the USA throughout the War of Terror. Next Wednesday, Jeff Paterson of the Bradley Manning Support Network will give a presentation about the soldier who faces life in prison […]
A trial that began on January 17th came to a close under a unanimous ruling on the 23rd that a Eugene police sergeant used excessive force to arrest an environmental activist who videotaped their confrontation in front of a downtown bank in 2009.… U.S. District Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin had ruled even before the trial […]
On Monday, January 23rd, a federal jury ruled that Sergeant Solesbee used excessive force in an arrest of environmental activist Josh Schlossberg. The CLDC has been working tirelessly for years on Schlossberg’s case and is pleased with the verdict. We hope that this case will be a precedent in protecting the rights of activists to […]
The Civil Liberties Center is working to fight against the Green Scare, the governments unconstitutional attack on environmental and animal rights activists, by conducting research, participating in public outreach and education, and assisting with the legal defense of non-cooperating defendants. We are also providing attorney referrals for various individuals and have assisted their attorneys with […]
Tasers do not decrease the likelihood that police will use deadly force. In fact, tasers are deadly force. The Civil Liberties Center is working to educate the community about this commonly used compliance device. Check out our Taser Trifold in English or in Spanish. Please feel free to reprint and distribute.