Activist Defense

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 […]

City of Eugene Drops Charges Against Houseless Advocate

By |2023-01-23T08:08:18-08:00January 20th, 2023|Categories: Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2023

Contact:
Sarah Alvarez, Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

City of Eugene Drops Charges Against Houseless Advocate Who Spoke Out Against City Manager at the Downtown Riverfront Park Grand Opening

Eugene, Oregon—Sam Yergler, a Eugene resident and houseless advocate, was […]

June 2022

Final Black Lives Matter activist arrested at Springfield protest exonerated in State Court

By |2022-09-22T15:55:09-07:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2022

Contact:

Sarah Alvarez, Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180
info@cldc.org

Final Black Lives Matter activist arrested at Springfield protest exonerated in State Court

Eugene, OR — Today, moments before a jury was to hear opening statements, the Deputy Lane County District Attorney abruptly moved to dismiss all charges against racial justice […]

May 2022

Two Years Later: the struggle against police killings of Black people continues

By |2022-05-31T16:45:09-07:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Articles, Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , |

Eugene, OR –May 25 marked two years since the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin. Though not the last Black man killed by militarized police, the outrage and heartbreak that flowed from his death spurred an uprising that continues today. 

January 2022

Contempt of Court: Not Just A Feeling Part II

By |2022-04-20T11:12:02-07:00January 26th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Know Your Rights, News, Primers|Tags: , , , , , |

CONTEMPT OF COURT: NOT JUST A FEELING

Part II 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 […]

November 2021

Judge Partially Grants CLDC Motion to Suppress Coerced Statement in Trial of Anti-Racist Political Prisoner, Eric King

By |2021-11-30T17:00:34-08:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2021

Contacts:

Lauren Regan, Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney
Sarah Alvarez, Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180
info@cldc.org

Judge Partially Grants CLDC Motion to Suppress Coerced Statement in Trial of Anti-Racist Political Prisoner, Eric King

Denver, CO —Yesterday, Judge William J. Martínez, of the U.S. District Court in Colorado, ruled […]

October 2021

Drop the Charges: Resistance to State Repression of Racial Justice Uprising Continues

By |2022-10-27T15:02:20-07:00October 14th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By the Drop the Charges Coalition

An unprecedented number of arrests followed the protests that erupted upon George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police in 2020. It’s difficult to know the exact number of people arrested during such a massive, distributed, and sustained uprising, but 14,000 is generally considered […]

July 2021

A Dispatch from FCI Englewood’s Segregated Housing Unit

By |2021-07-28T09:21:19-07:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

Today I was locked in a small windowless room with asbestos walls crumbling onto a filthy floor for over seven hours. I was allowed to leave only once to use the restroom. I was not permitted to have water, food, or access to my cellphone to let anyone know whether […]

Climate Activists Celebrate Dismissal of Charges in the Midst of the Hottest Summer on Record

By |2021-07-22T14:54:01-07:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2021

Contacts:

Civil Liberties Defense Center
Sarah Alvarez, Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

Portland Rising Tide
portlandrisingtide@gmail.com

Climate Activists Celebrate Dismissal of Charges in the Midst of the Hottest Summer on Record

Vancouver, WA – As the Pacific Northwest reels from record-breaking heat and braces itself for another fire season, […]

June 2021

Eugene Sunrise Movement Activists Agree to Deferred Prosecution for Non-Violent Civil Disobedience

By |2021-06-22T10:49:03-07:00June 14th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

Yesterday, in Eugene, OR, two Sunrise Movement activists entered into a deferred prosecution agreement stemming from acts of non-violent, civil disobedience.

On March 19, 2021, two young sisters participated in a mass demonstration against NW Natural, a fracked gas polluter. The bike march, ending at NW Natural’s facilities, was a part […]

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